The trouble with fighting fires in traditional one-size-fits-all firefighting suits is that they’re heavy and bulky, weighing firefighters down when they’re climbing stairs or rescuing people. One industrial designer, Jiazhen ‘Ken’ Chen has made a dramatic improvement on tradition and introduced his A.F.A.-powered exoskeleton suit to give firefighters a personalised helping hand while on the job.
Ukraine-based architect Olena Mysnyk brings fictional characters to life – or at least part of them – through her collection of quirky handmade bookmarks. Half piece of paper and half body part, the bookmarks make it look like characters are trapped inside the pages of their books (literally), with only their legs sticking out.
Having grown up next to her family’s vet clinic in Oregon, artist Sofie Skein developed a love for animals that she’d later on use as inspiration for her whimsical line of cake toppers and figurines.
Now you can enjoy the great outdoors without actually having to go outdoors. Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce has created a line of sofas that will make your living room look like a mountain range.
Your diet might not permit you to eat sweets, but it didn’t say anything about you wearing them. Polish artist Katarzyna Korporowicz of ‘Koko With Love’ creates drool-worthy jewelry that are inspired by desserts like ice cream, cookies, and chocolates.
Designer and illustrator Emily McDowell (previously) knows a thing or two about getting empathy cards – or lack of it. At age 24, she was diagnosed with cancer. Through the ordeal, she’d usually cards that came with the wrong message. She decided to do something about this shortly after beating cancer 9 months later.
Road safety: another reason to grow your manly beard. In a print campaign for BMW’s new line of motorcycle helmets, advertising agency ‘Publicis Mexico’ came up with these funny images of safety gear made of hair.
You can now carry around a piece of your childhood in your pocket with these retro USB sticks by Bucharest, Romania-based artist Andrei Lacatusu. The collection, called ‘Memories Stick’, features conceptual USB storage drives made to look like the gadgets of old – from the handheld brick game console, to an SNES cartridge, to the cassette tape.
If you’re tired of boring kitchen linoleum and grown out of the tiles in the bathroom, you should definitely look into grabbing 3D liquid floors for your home. These incredible floor designs make you think you’re in a tropical paradise all year round.
This is a truly inspiring story we’ve come across and we’re so happy to be sharing it. Elvis, who lives in Los Angeles, had formed a friendship with 60-year-old homeless woman Smokie after she knocked on his door asking for recyclables to exchange for a little bit of money. Instead of sending Smokie on her way with a few recyclables, Elvis went above and beyond, building this woman a makeshift home to live in.
Never run out of juice again. This is the incredibly cute ‘100% Energy Apple Juice Power Pack’. It’s designed to look like a child’s apple-flavoured sentient juice box, minus the sugar and preservatives. Inside its adorable packaging is a 5,200mAH battery that has two to three servings of energy, perfect for getting your phone through […]
A phone accessory that gives you a hand with taking photos, literally. The Selfie Arm is a selfie stick that’s made to look like a human arm, giving the illusion of someone holding your hand as you snap a photo.
In an imaginative print campaign for DuPont Nutrition & Health, ordinary food items become gateways to faraway lands, thanks to miniature doors installed on them.