Monthly Archives: April 2012
Duck tea infuser
Fill this little ducky’s mesh infuser halfway with coarse tea leaves and place in your tea cup. Once the tea leaves are saturated the duck will float upright. When not in use, the duck ‘floats’ on a blue water base.
Designer Brendan Ravenhill finds inspiration in the functional beauty of working tools: objects that strike the perfect balance between form and function and that develop a patina through use and wear. With “Wall Clamp”, his inspiration is made literal. Two cast iron and Beech wood clamps serve as shelf braces. All mounting hardware is included. The shelf is not included and is meant to be customized by each user to suit their preference and need.
This painting is the 1000 drawings project, it’s a one night exhibition for charity in Amsterdam, on May the 11th,2012. There will be 1000 drawings for sale at a very low, accessible price of (€10).Proceeds will be donated to support FairPen, which helps children in Uganda to run an editorial office with their peers, investigate issues, think critically, and publish handwritten, handdrawn newspapers to each other and to their local communities.
Trex is a new modular lighting system and the latest creation from Karim Rashid for lighting distributor Itre. The unique form factor of each Trex, gives the ability to create a wall of light made up of triangular and hexagonal shapes which can easily be reconfigured, thus creating the perfect atmosphere for any situation.
Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept for the 100th anniversary of Cadillac, created by designer Loren Kulesus. This concept features create to last 100 years without maintenance and without gas.
Located in the historic centre of Puebla, a colonial city (world heritage UNESCO) on the road between Mexico City and Oaxaca, next door to San Francisco´s church, La Purificadora is the new incarnation of a late 19th-century factory long used to purify water for the production of ice, renovated by the renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.
This desktop fan has soft natural rubber blades which allows a guardless design. Combined with the highest quality motor, this makes “Propello” virtually silent. Propello will make you feel cool, even when it is turned off. Powered by “Johnson Electric” ball-bearing motor. Pressure cast aluminum body. Blades made from soft natural rubber. Direction of airflow is adjustable as the fan tilts up and down.
In a press release on 26th April,2012 a research team at Karolinska Institutet has succeeded in describing the structure and function of the outermost layer of the skin – the stratum corneum – at a molecular level. This opens the way not only for the large-scale delivery of drugs via the skin, but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases.”You could say that we’ve solved the puzzle of the skin barrier, something that has great potential significance for dermatology,” says principal investigator Lars Norlén, associate professor at Karolinska Institutet’s Dermatology and Venereology Unit.