Necessity is the mother of invention: American designer Tigere Chiriga was a huge tea drinker and was tired of seeing marks on his table. Inspiring himself from the design of banana holders, he found a way to both keep the water to stain his table and to come up with an elegant design.
He first created the mug for his own use, but after many of his friends asked him how to get one of these mugs, he decided to raise funds on the American website Kickstarter, and successfully raised almost 300,000 RMB to launch production!
An inspiring story of how a simple need and a good eye for design end up in a successful business story.
The works of Gavin Worth tell simple life moments, like a minimalist version of classic and impressionist paintings. The wires give life to their background and react to it. As day goes by and light changes, so does the artwork.
The Infinity Bamboo Forest in Wuxi is a marvel of intelligent use of a limited space. Developed in a passage of only 20 meters, it uses a set of lights and mirrors in order to give the illusion of an infinite forest of bamboos. The overall set-up seems to take us back to the “bamboo forest fight” of “Crouching tiger, hidden dragon”.
The design of the installation was conceived by Prism Design, an architecture and design studio in Shanghai.
Spanish designer Cristina Vanko conducted a few months ago an extremely poetic project: during an entire week she handwritten all her text messages.
In a world where our communication too often happens while driving, listening some music and surfing the Internet, this simple project makes writing a bit more personal, caring… and beautiful!
Discover more on her website: http://www.cristinavanko.com/modern-day-snail-mail
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