For her project ‘Design by Hand’, design student Sara Marshall (not the movie character) breathes new life into a bunch of iconic brand logos by giving them a more personal and whimsical look through calligraphy. Taking on big names like FedEx, Coca-Cola, YouTube, Skype, and Subway, Marshall manages to update their logos in the increasingly popular hand-lettering style.
In the market for new lighting but want it to stand out from the crowd? Architect, designer and photographer Gonzalez Garrido has created this lighting set from just test tubes, tonic water and UV LEDs.
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has announced that one of their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be painted to look like everyone’s favourite droid: R2-D2 (sorry, C3PO). With plans of expanding to new markets and destinations, the airline hopes to leave a good first impression by showing its high standard of service through a character known for being incredibly serviceable.
Is anyone even surprised this came from Japan? At the Japan School of Wool Art, Housetu Sato and his students created a life-like, oversized cat head that when worn, can be the stuff of nightmares.
What’s the best cure for PMS? A blood sacrifice Ice cream! Texas-based designer Parker Jones has come up with an ice cream packaging concept that perfectly captures how a woman feels when it’s that time of the month.
California-based glass artists Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma collaborate to make vases that capture the power and intensity of something you wouldn’t expect a vase can even hold: the ocean.
You can finally improve the taste of your meals with a simple (though weird) gadget: the Olfactic Dog Nose. This wearable nose is from British food creator Charlie Harry Francis and is meant to be soaked in water 10 minutes before you eat.
New York-based artist Chloe Wise has created a line of luxury goods that will get even men interested: designer bags that look like delicious pastries.
What happens when a designer gets bored in the office? Something super. San Francisco-based designer Ben Brucker redecorated his creative agency’s drab office walls with murals of superheroes, armed with just a $300 budget and Post-It notes.
California-based artist Merry Coor creates beads that look like heavenly bodies as a way to commemorate the deceased and help comfort the grief of their loved ones left behind.
How do you make roads safer at night for cyclists? Volvo has come up with a cool solution: glow-in-the-dark paint. The company, in collaboration with ad agency Grey London and startup Albedo100, is promoting ‘LifePaint’, a safety spray that’s invisible during the day, but shines at night when hit by the glare of headlights.
What better way to cure a child’s fear of the dark than by giving him his own superhero robot? Inspired by the lovable protagonist of the Disney film ‘Big Hero 6’, the Baymax LED Lamp is the bedside companion perfect for both kids and adults.
This is Disney’s ‘UP’ minus everything except the armchair. The ‘Balloon Chair’ is the latest creation to come from Japanese designer Satoshi Itasaka, wherein he creates a simple but effective illusion out of a child’s chair.
One man’s trash is another man’s romantic table lamp. The ‘Bottle Light’ is an innovative device that gives used bottles new beginnings as ambient lamps. Shaped like a tapered cork, it comes with a rechargeable LED light that once twisted, will shine bright within any container – whether it be a wine bottle or beaker. Use it on colored bottles to illuminate your room in a mix of mood-setting hues.
Grease in your mouth, not on your hands. Maryland Institute College of Arts student Yinan Wang might have just changed the pie game forever with her project ‘Toss’, a packaging design that features miniature pizza boxes for individual slices.