Self-sanitized autonomous pods combine public transit with safe socializing COVID-19 has changed the perception of life in the last year or so, and it’s still showing no signs of retreating as new variants push their claws towards human life. Scientific researches have proved that such pandemics will be a common affair in the coming time, and to get around them, we’ll have to alter our living methodology. Pretty obviously, the way we commute is also going to take a ‘detour’ – especially in public transport systems. Pivot of Safety by Yongho Jeon is a look into the future where maintaining social distancing in public transit will be of prime ...
These cabins are designed to be habitable cocoons hanging on the edge of Cuban mountains! Imagine a cabin that envelops you in the landscape through its design – that is exactly the feeling Jorge Luis Veliz Quintana envisioned with his cabin design located on the edge of mountains in Cuba! It is an organic refuge for those who want to connect with nature and disconnect from the world. The cabin brings in the panoramic views of the landscape while also visually blending in the natural setting with its carefully chosen CMF.
The unique cocoon shape structures are perched on giant boulders and each cabin spans over an area of 150sqm. The curved wooden lattices sit ...
This reinforced vehicle storage system is the protection your gear needs to stay safe while adventuring outdoors! For a true professional globe trotter, their gear is the biggest asset – be it a snowboarder, photographer, blogger, adventure junkie, or drone operator. Hauling gear from one location to the other comes with its set of unforeseen circumstances – inclement weather, chances of a robbery, or damage during the transit itself. This is where you need robust, customizable storage to fit in the bay of your ride – be it a pickup truck, SUV, or even sedan. TruckVault creates state-of-the-art storage vaults for creative people who like their life organized and non-compromised at all costs.
Much attention has been given ...
Fun Things You Can Do With Heat Gun We all know just how versatile a heat gun is and how useful it can be in everyday handiwork. But when you’re armed with a device that can spew hot air up to 700°C, you’re bound to explore that power for some mindless fun.
A man going by the name of Mr. Hacker is just one of many who have enjoyed the heating capabilities of a heat gun for their own nefarious (and very entertaining) purposes. The heat gun used in the video above isn’t the hottest version out on the market (it only reaches up to 600°C), but it ...
This space-saving sink features a top-load dishwasher to create counter space in tiny kitchens! There are two types of people in the world: those who pretend to enjoy doing the dishes and those with dishwashers. If like me, you’re the former, then there’s probably a reason you don’t already have a dishwasher and it’s safe to say that reason most likely has something to do with limited space. Blanco, a design studio oriented around finding water-based solutions for sinks, has launched Vita Neo, their take on the kitchen sink that saves space with an accompanying top-load dishwasher.
Vita Neo was designed and built to create space in the kitchen by merging the kitchen sink ...
Ever find one room warmer than the rest? This smart HVAC system evenly temperature regulates your home Think of SmartCocoon as your thermostat’s tag-team partner. While your thermostat can only give you a general indication of what your home temperature is (often leaving one room too cold and another too warm), SmartCocoon’s artificially intelligent dual-fan system uses a series of register booster fans to circulate air in your house more efficiently, giving your thermostat’s performance some consistency, so when you set the thermostat to 72°F, your ENTIRE house is verifiably 72°F.
SmartCocoon’s fan units are pretty easy to install and fit right inside most air vents built into traditional home floors using basic DIY methods. They come ...
This new era of portable SSDs is replacing hard drives and cloud storage A picture went viral on the internet a few years ago, of a woman standing beside a stack of papers as tall as her. The woman, American computer scientist Margaret Hamilton… and the papers, lines of computer code that controlled the Apollo 11, helping humans reach the moon. That same stack of code could be stored more than a million times on an SSD today, and the SSD would be no larger than the size of your thumb.
SSDs are rapidly becoming the future of storage. They’re replacing the clunky hard-disks (HDDs) as well as the expensive cloud storage bundles ...
This self-driving electric car sets new landmark for automotive design by cleaning up air pollution! Eco-friendly cars have many different faces: hybrid, electric, diesel, and biodiesel. Coming from the same studio that brought the Vessel to New York City’s Hudson Yards, Heatherwick Studio has conceptualized an autonomous electric car that goes further than reducing fossil fuel pollutants. Airo, Heatherwick Studio’s new concept electric car runs on electric power and actively cleans up the air when driven.
Airo comes complete with a state-of-the-art HEPA filtering system that removes fine particles from the air it drives through, edging the electric car’s green initiative even further. HEPA filters, or high-efficiency particulate air filters, are mechanical air filters that ...
OPPO’s new “O” headquarters by Bjarke Ingels show how architecture + typography are a perfect match In what could be an incredible branding move, OPPO’s new headquarter design will adorn the Hangzhou skyline with a massive O. Envisioned by Bjarke Ingels Group, the headquarters are described as an “infinity loop” shaped skyscraper that “connects [the] ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration”.
The larger-than-life O-Tower is representative of OPPO‘s status as China’s largest smartphone manufacturer. The upper and lower surfaces of the O remain flattened, creating what feels like a möbius strip that represents Oppo’s infinite potential and innovative spirit.
The O-Tower will be located in Hangzhou’s Future Sci-Tech City, within the Zhejiang province ...
These playing cards also act as instruction guides to help you brew better coffee! Now THIS is an idea that seems like it was created by someone who had their cup of coffee in the morning! Designed as probably the world’s most fun user-manual, Sip-To-Suit Coffee Information Cards are a set of coffee-brewing guides disguised as actual playing-cards! You see, brewing coffee can be an incredibly elaborate affair, with different brewing machines and techniques requiring different water quantities, brewing times, and even coffee-ground sizes. Sip-To-Suit helps simplify that in an incredibly fun way by creating a set of flash-cards that help give you critical information on how to brew the best coffee. Moreover, the ...
Love Hulten’s quirky storage cabinet is inspired by IBM’s Magnetic Tape Unit from the 60s! In 1964, IBM released the 2401 Magnetic Tape Unit. It was designed to be used with IBM’s celebrated System/ 360 family of computers! Though this Magnetic Tape Unit is an icon in archives, it’s still a major source of inspiration! Love Hulten designed a commissioned storage cabinet called ‘MTC’, which is inspired specifically by the IBM 2401 Magnetic Tape Unit. Almost 57 years later, and this mesmerizing unit has still got it! Showcasing white, and the primary colours red and blue, the cabinet is a quirky piece of furniture perfect for storing all sorts of items.
As intriguing as it ...
Brian James McManus Delves Into Incredible Engineering of X-15 Aircraft Picture this: it’s 1955. The United States and Russia are beginning their forays into space travel. But how do you get about exploring a frontier no one has ever been to before? The U.S.’ answer: by getting as close as possible and collecting a bunch of data along the way.
But to get close to space, you have to have something really fast and powerful. Something which can exceed the speed of sound. For the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) – now NASA – that answer came in the form of the X-15 hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft.
Brian James McManus, ...
Life Hacker DaveHax Uses Liquid Gallium to Create Some Interesting Builds Ah, gallium. Thanks to its very low melting point (29.76 °C or 85.568°F, to be exact), the metal can easily be turned into liquid and be used in a lot of ways.
Using some gallium he easily bought online, YouTube life hacker DaveHax shows just a few instances where having a quick changing metal can be useful:
Upon receiving the gallium, it comes as a solid in a small test tube. By placing the tube in some water slightly above room temperature (you can get similar results by holding the tube in between your hands on a hot day), Dave ...
Mason Studio Brings Boutique Hotel Design into Residential Rental Market with DC Project Mason Studio is transforming the rental marketplace, bringing the aspirational style of a luxury hotel directly to residents in its latest project, Ledger Union Market, located in the heart of Washington, DC.
Marin Architects Completes The Huntington in Historic Red Hook Marin Architects recently completed The Huntington in Brooklyn's vibrant Red Hook neighborhood.
Deuce Studio Creates New Packaging for The Urban Spice Shop The Urban Spice Shop and Deuce Studio first started working together to create the branding and packaging for a wholesale range of organic herbs and spices, delivered in large pouches and supplied to premium restaurants and boutique hotels across Asia.
Reviving Broken Sculpture With Some Glue, Gold, and Kintsugi You know what sucks? Working hundreds of hours on a project, only to have the project break right in front of you.
This is the sad reality Bobby Duke had to deal with one of his sculptures. After carving a bucket and hand sculpture and painstakingly gluing thousands of pencils to create a flowing rainbow stream, it all ended abruptly with a simple push from gravity.
The sculpture broke into pieces, and he was so upset about it that he stored all of them in a box and hid them in his closet.
This was back in July of 2019. ...
Recreating Avengers Fight in Flipbook Form Okay, I know we’ve covered flipbooks before, but those were cartoonier and based on the creator’s original content. And while it’s difficult to make your own creations, it’s just as hard recreating something all of us are familiar with.
dP Art Drawing is a New Zealand-based artist whose YouTube channel is full of drawings. Recently, they’ve been focused more on flipbooks and recreating scenes from iconic movies. Just a few days ago, they completed their longest and thickest flipbook yet – a 1,434 page book which captures key scenes between Iron Man and Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The ...
Tom Dixon Unveils BURST Chandelier Tom Dixon has unveiled BURST, an extraordinary chandelier intended for filling larger spaces and ceiling voids.
Watch How Honey and Wax are Extracted From Honeycombs It’s always good to learn something new every day, so I figure now’s a good time to talk about the birds and the bees. Well, actually, just the bees and how people extract their goods, to be precise.
Blake of Daddykirbs Farm posts tons of videos on how he and his family have become self-sufficient in their daily farm lives. From farming to taking care of livestock, his YouTube channel covers almost everything you could think about when it comes to homesteading.
In this particular video, he shows us how he extracts honey and beeswax from the frames of his ...
How Much Pure Aluminum Can You Recover From 517 Soda Cans? It’s always a good and fun idea to recycle when you can, especially when the process involves firing up a smelter and melting a couple of hundred aluminum cans.
TheGrowingStack is a YouTube channel whose goal is to melt and cast the largest pile of metal imaginable. While some pieces are turned into fine metalworks, others are just hunks of scrap waiting to be turned into something beautiful.
So just how do you go about smelting 517 aluminum soda cans?
There’s actually just very little to it. The only problem is how time-consuming the process is. After painstakingly crushing and ...
James De Wulf Debuts EXO Series Created by James De Wulf, the EXO collection features concrete tables bolstered externally with non-corrosive metals.
SHH Unveils Interior Design Concepts for Upper River Bank SHH recently created innovative interior design concepts for 'Upper River Bank' - a new multi-residential development in Kai Tak, Kowloon.
ECO Solidarity Event at CLOSEUP 2021 The second edition of ECO Solidarity returns at CLOSEUP 2021 presented by ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan.
Valerio Dewalt Train Completes Innovation One at University Research Park Suburban research parks are challenged to compete with increasingly popular urban environments to attract and retain tenants.
Consumer Goods Digital Day Messe Frankfurt's Consumer Goods Digital Day will take place on April 20, 2021. The digital event marks the virtual meeting point of the consumer goods industry and will cover Messe Frankfurt trade fairs - Ambiente, Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld
hcma Unveils Refreshed Identity hcma has launched a new brand identity that moves away from the stark visual conventions of the firm's architecture roots in favour of a warmer, more approachable look and feel that's rooted in moments of connection.
Handful of Things That Can Survive Hydraulic Press I am sure you have asked yourself before if there is anything that can survive the force of a 100-ton hydraulic press. Well, this YouTube channel dedicated to crushing stuff using the said machine will satisfy that weird curiosity.
We’ve seen the Crazy Hidraulic Press channel crushing some interesting stuff, but ‘sometimes’ something survives under the foot of this powerful machine:
The title of the video is a bit misleading, since not everything shown actually makes it out from under the hydraulic press alive.
Objects like anvils are expected to give a lot of resistance, thanks to their high density ...
This Full Tang Knife is Made From Single Slab of High Carbon Steel Normally when you make a knife, you have two main parts: the blade and the handle. The former is normally made out of some kind of metal while the latter is made from a separate material that provides a good grip like wood or rubber.
While full tang knives exist (meaning the metal covers the whole portion of the handle), only a few knives use metal as a handle material. The answer behind this lies in the characteristic of metal being smooth. Unlike wood, metals don’t provide good grip unless they are properly shaped and textured.
However, for the sake ...
The World’s Biggest Matchstick Creations at The Matchstick Marvels Museum Creating matchstick art is a skill in and of itself. It takes a certain mix of patience and madness to glue thousands, if not millions, of matchsticks together to create something truly awe-inspiring which would make people wonder “Who has time to make all these?”
Matchstick Marvels is a Gladbrook, Iowa-based museum owned and operated by Patrick Acton. The place houses a number of his giant matchstick creations.
Pat has been making matchstick art for over 40 years now and what started as a hobby has now become his retirement plan, especially that his tenure as a professional career counselor ...
Ben’s Worx Tries Casting Ice in Resin We’ve seen some weird things cast in epoxy resin before, from a Godzilla bust to a McDonald’s cheeseburger, but never have we seen something as delicate as an ice cube encased in the permanent mixture.
There is a good reason behind this. Since epoxy casts have to be pressurized to remove the air bubbles inside the mixture, a fragile ice cube could melt or break inside the pressure pot. If you simply skip this process, your resin will look misted with all the bubbles inside – resulting in a cast that simply isn’t nice to look at.
Even with this ...
Creating Easy Life Hack Items Using 3D Printer If you’ve recently just bought a new 3D printer, chances are your mind is going berserk thinking about the potentials your new toy has.
But hold your horses! Instead of printing something as large and complex as a 3D printer or, dare I say it, a house, you might want to start your new printer off with something smaller and simpler.
Kickasss 3D Prints has 5 simple objects you can make with a standard FDM printer and some plastic filament. While not as life-changing as printing a new house, these “life hacks” are accessories you just might find useful when ...
Crowdfunding : Aquarium Potager, l’écosystème d’intérieur ! Vous connaissez les aquariums ? Vous connaissez les mini jardins d’intérieur automatisés ? Que diriez-vous de mixer les deux ?
C’est en provenance de Toulouse que le projet nous vient, la collaboration entre le studio Antracite et la startup Nenufarm. En pleine phase de lancement et financement sur la plateforme ulule, l’idée est de reprendre les grands principes de l’aquaponie en version miniature pour votre intérieur.
Ainsi le projet Aquarium Potager, vise à faire cohabiter, plantes et poissons au sein d’un même écosystème ou chaque entité à besoin de l’autre pour vivre et se développer.
« Inspiré de la nature, l’Aquarium-Potager ...
DÉJÀ-VU fragments de Paris à emporter Remarquer un projet grâce partage d’un designer sur Instagram, échanger sur ces produits, se faire rappeler par les fondateurs… Les cycles de veille et de découverte évoluent avec le temps, et c’est une bonne chose ! Il n’a jamais été aussi facile que maintenant de se lancer, de faire parler, de se faire connaitre, de susciter l’intérêt , voir de se faire financer ces premiers objets !
Les leviers, les outils, les terrains sont multiples mais ne remplacent pas LA ou LES bonnes idées…
Partons à la rencontre de la jeune marque DÉJÀ-VU, pour ceux qui suivent @EspritDesign sur Instagram vous ...
TAMABLE chair le nuage par Fountain Studio Un peu de légèreté pour débuter cette nouvelle année… Tel un petit nuage en provenance directe de Corée, le projet baptisé TAMABLE chair est le fruit de la collaboration entre le studio Fountain et le designer Donghwan Song.
En préparation de la date anniversaire de BED, demain, depuis maintenant 13 années, ce projet fait écho, non sans une certaine nostalgie à un projet présenté dans les premières heures de vie du blog (en 2008, oui oui). Sur une base de carton et extensible, on s’éloigne légèrement, mais l’utilisation de matériaux souples, en version astucieusement plus rigide lui permettant de s’adapter ...
Mobilier PLÔ, quand le bois rencontre le plastique Nous sommes actuellement entre deux mondes, deux principes, deux orientations… Les visions plutôt classiques, traditionnelles et les nouveaux acteurs qui souhaitent, tentent de faire bouger les lignes.
L’écologie au coeur de toutes les réflexions des designers (enfin bientôt, espérons), les créations intégrant cette préservation ou limitation de l’impact sont trop souvent anecdotiques, à la limite de l’acte de communication.
Sans parler du style (en écho au domaine automobile, même si cela change peu à peu maintenant), comme si écologie, engagement, démarche responsable ne pouvait pas rimer avec style, désidérabilité, ou tendance.
Mobilier PLÔ, quand le bois rencontre le plastique
Toute ...
Collection graphique AFTER AGO par Richard Yasmine Reprenons les bonnes habitudes, je sais que l’activité sur BED est plutôt limité depuis quelques mois maintenant… Changement professionnel, manque de temps, il reste tout de même en vie, à travers le réseau, les liens tissés depuis toutes ces années ainsi que les réseaux sociaux. Une passion qui m’anime et qui ne risque pas de s’éteindre.
Laissons la parole à Richard Yasmine, designer libanais présenté il y a maintenant 4 ou 5 ans par ici, se démarquant par des créations uniques, originales, naviguant ouvertement entre design et art pour notre plus grand plaisir…
Plaisir des yeux mais pas que, découvrons ...
Gertrude lampe à poser par Gabriele Panciera « Bonjour Gertrude, enchanté !  » Les présentations maintenant faites, Gabriele Panciera, jeune designer italien basé du côté de Milan lève le voile sur l’histoire de son projet…
Résolument rétro, ce modèle de lampe à poser, lampe de table ou de chevet nous transporte quelques années en arrières, au coeur de l’Italie en nous offrant certaines références religieuses… On remarque assez rapidement sa ligne, nous renvoyant à la silhouette des nonnes délicatement épurée…
Pour être parfaitement exacte : « The main inspiration of the design is the character Gertrude, the Monza’s nun from “The Betrothed” by Alessandro Manzoni, published in 1827 »
Une ...
Crowdfunding : SLEAN, le bon bureau pour télétravailler Véritable rampe de lancement, phase de crash test, confrontation client… Le Crowdfunding est un véritable catalyseur quand vous avez une belle idée, un concept dans l’air du temps qui pourra trouver rapidement son public.. Sans rentrer dans le détail des étapes de lancement d’un projet à succès notamment sur Kisskissbankbank, SLEAN coche toutes ces cases et augure à un véritable succès et lancement de marque Made in France.
Fruit d’une rencontre entre Martin Sauer et le duo de designers Nathanaël Désormeaux et Damien Carrette (retrouvez leurs projets présentés sur BED) le projet SLEAN arrive à point nommé en cette période et ...
Nouvelle collection George Sowden pour HAY On ne présente plus HAY,  célèbre marque danoise, mais connaissez-vous George Sowden ?
Designer anglais basé du côté de Milan, il collabore avec de nombreuses marques, il se distingue comme membre fondateur du Memphis Group.
« George Sowden studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art. In the 1970s, Sowden moved to Milan to work with names such as Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti, and in the 1980s he became one of the founders of the design collective, Memphis Group. »
Déja à l’honneur au catalogue Hay, il décline sa collection en imaginant un nouveau grille-pain et bouilloire reprenant lignes et couleurs de la ...
MESH l’organiseur béton par Shift Studio La belle découverte du jour, baptisée MESH, la rencontre entre l’architecture et l’univers du bureau !
Le studio Shift, entre Mexique et New-York présente son projet comme un système de rangements modulaires, pouvant s’adapter aux nouveaux besoins de nos intérieurs. Ils projettent leur création, pas uniquement dans le bureau..
Réalisé entièrement en béton, en collaboration Opticretos, Mesh se décompose en un plateau « cranté », pouvant accueillir à votre guise, gobelets bas et hauts ainsi que des modules plats.
Pour les fans, des choses bien rangées. Une chose à sa place et chaque chose à sa place.. Une idée, plutôt une obsession ...
INTERVIEW : Chris Baumann, le Design chez TADO Le design au coeur de nos quotidiens, partons aujourd’hui à la découverte de la marque TADO, spécialiste allemand de la technologie / domotique à destination de nos chauffages et climatisations.
Une réflexion au coeur de notre projet de rénovation de notre appartement, où comment rendre notre habitat plus intelligent ? plus en phase avec nos modes de vie ? et s’il est possible de moins consommer…
Facilité la maitrise de noter consommation d’énergie, pièce par pièce, mais également garder un oeil sur la qualité de l’air intérieur, idéal quand certaines personnes du foyer ont des allergies particulières ou en milieu ...

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