From the not-quite-useless-but-nearly file comes this startling invention – named Jamy – by French designer Nathan Brunstein which is literally a toaster that predicts and prints the weather forecast using an inbuilt barometer and thermometer. So now you don’t need to listen to those awful morning DJs to get the low down on what to wear that day.
Bookend manufacturers beware, a giant killer has emerged from the shadows. This elegant and simple design from Colleen Whiteley integrates the bookend into the shelf itself, using a sliding, oversize wing nut to stabilize your books. Currently one of ten Finalists in DWR and Dwell Magazine’s Live/Work Design Contest.
Newly launched organic cosmetic line, Britanie, is a line of local cosmetics inspired by sea spray, salty winds and local herbs of the French region, La Bretagne (Brittany). The trendy packaging was designed by Emmanuel Romeuf for Mathieu Lehanneur.
Strida’s Mini Folding Bicycle is the first completely new bicycle geometry in 95 years. Inside a triangular frame of lightweight aluminum, power is transferred to the rear wheels via a silent clean Kevlar belt. Handlebars are mounted horizontally, so the rider can sit comfortably upright with an excellent view of the road.