Now this is incredible! Designer Michael Hansen has developed this remarkable double-sided vinyl record with beautiful, intricate designs on it that act like a stop-motion animation as the vinyl spins on the player. As our friends at Design Boom have noted: ‘Both the album cover and the surface of the vinyl are designed specifically for the song recorded on that side. The images on the record itself (a 33 1/3 RPM) create moving animations when played on a turntable and lit with a strobelight at 50 to 60 Hz’. Best thing we’ve seen all year.
I have enough trouble assembling a side table from Ikea, let alone putting together one of the great mysteries of the world. Thanks to writer Justin Pollard and designers Stevyn Colgan and John Lloyd, that potentially arduous process has been dramatically simplified. Or not. Now, for a quick dash to my local outlet to pick up a set for the backyard.
Jamie O’Shea take a bow, then a nap, then a bow again. This is brilliant, a contraption that allows you to catch some zzzs whilst maintaining your place in the coffee line. Even better, as our friends at Design Boom have noted: ‘The bed comes with noise canceling headphones, opaque sunglasses and a free-standing umbrella for napping in the rain’. Want.
Inventor Paul Elkins has created the ultimate refuge for the down and out: the Mobile Homeless Shelter is a comfortable and portable way to beat the elements. Weighing in at 225 pounds, the shelter is small but packed with everything you’d need to live a life of comparative luxury, including, miraculously, a kitchen, a sleeping area, and even a bathroom.