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Debt salt & pepper shakers comment on personal economic crises

The state of the world economy
has been shaky since the global recession in 2008, leaving many people jobless
and many were even forced out of their homes due to mortgage woes. Consumerist
as we are, the economic crisis appears to be heightened when we fi

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Posted by admin - July 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

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‘Wooden Foliage’ recreates natural playfulness of dried foliage for the indoors

Designer Rooshad Shroff from Mumbai-based Rooshad Shroff Architecture + Design and designer Jwalant Mahadevwala from Ahmedabad-based AndBlack Design Studio collaborated to create the Wooden Foliage project. Based in Ahmedabad, India, the project was compl

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Posted by admin - July 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

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Stéphanie Van Zwam’s Airborne Collection makes jewelry interactive

The Airborne collection by Central Saint Martins graduate Stéphanie Van Zwam investigates the possibility of the use of air in the creation of jewelry that stimulates the physical senses as well as the viewer’s imagination. The collection uses static a

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Posted by admin - July 16, 2012 at 3:12 am

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Computer-controlled sun-screen systems – big hit for natural cooling in desert buildings

Solar cells and other sustainable sources of energies are widely used as efficient cooling and heating systems in buildings across the world, but two new 25-storied buildings in Abu-Dhabi have come up with a unique innovation to help manage building tempe

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Posted by admin - July 16, 2012 at 1:35 am

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Origami-inspired Viva Docking Speaker fits right into modern Asian decors

Are you tired of picking up decor accessories made of bamboo and rattan to make your Asian-inspired décor appear more authentic? Then, you’re simply going to love this lovely new Viva Docking Speaker by designer Jang se-chan. Inspired by the Japanese a

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Posted by admin - July 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

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Tentsile portable treehouse looks like a inverted pyramid

You’d think a prerequisite to building a tree house would be having trees. But for the innovative designers of the 21st century, no challenge is to too big and a team of designers actually came up with a tree-less tree house in 2010. Dubbed Tentsile,

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Posted by admin - July 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

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Tangible Textural Interface, a shape changing stereo crafted using flexible fabric

Sound systems have gone through a variety of changes over the years and each change has been accepted with open arms all across the globe. Taking it a step further is designer Jo Eunhee, who has come with a sound system that will give an all new meaning t

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Posted by admin - July 12, 2012 at 4:41 am

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Touch Skin Watch reinterprets the classic analog watch design for the new millennium

No matter how tech-intensive a digital watch is, nothing can quite ever mimic the simplicity and intuitive minimalism of the classic analog watch. Since the interface of the analog watch has almost become embedded within the cultural consciousness, design

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Posted by admin - July 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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Stack furnitures

Functionality, design and comfort are usually the parameters for people’s choice of furniture. Alternatively, artistic merit is another preference for those art-minded people who want to acquire beautiful pieces to encourage designers, especially one

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Posted by admin - July 11, 2012 at 6:13 am

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Yves Behar creates the Big Jambox for Jawbone

To fill a large space with sound, Yves Behar, has created a louder and larger version of their wireless Jambox range of audio speakers. The creative director at electronics brand Jawbone, Behar styled the Big Jambox along the same lines as the original po

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Posted by admin - July 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

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