Looking to find a better storage space without causing a clutter in your home? do you want to maximize your empty areas to use it for something more efficient? Or how about wanting to decorate your bare walls with something fun, easy and nature-friendly? If you say yes to any of these three, or to all of them, here’s a solution for you. The Ampersand Brand creates a stunning, nifty design that will help you maximize your bare walls and give you some space for storage. If you want to keep your little items always ready for the picking, this is what you should place in your home.
Wallpockets are Ampersand’s answer to recycling cardboard barnacles, resulting in a wonderful design that can be most efficient in any wall. These are taken from the simple geometric shapes which can be formed into tiles through clusters, according to how the user aims to design with it. these items come in six colors, all reversible, and provides space with a textural depth for those items that needs to be always found.
These objects are manufactured from Cincinnati, Ohio, and are die cut, shipped flat, and have an adhesive free assembly. Ampersand created these items to make the best out of e-flute cardboards and to create intriguing crafts that fit the modern lifestyle. See more at http://www.ampersandbrand.com/.
Hybrid Chairs by Merve Kahraman is when the whimsically playful world of mythology blends in with the contemporary genius of the modern industrial design. These chairs, inspired by the unknown existence of the supernatural and the para-humans, create a new creature whereas the owner seats into its comfortable couch. The anthro chair unites its look with its owner, merging him into a creature whose dwelling is still unknown, taking them into a world of myths and fairies themselves.
Complete with a deerâs antlers and a bunnyâs ears, the user, once seated, earns these additional parts to impose their mystical existence upon any onlooker. The Hybrid Chairs makes it appear like every user becomes a whole new creature with an intimidating horn or pair of ears, a stunning curio of a portrait upon its entirety. The chair also features the particular animalâs legs, as if they are ready to run with their furry feet or spindly props. All handmade and intricately designed, the Hybrid collection brings one into a wonderful new dimension of play and bizarre.
Kahraman, creator of these chairs, graduated from the Instituto Eurupeo di Design in Milan before moving to London. She has worked with various design and architectural studios in London, New York and Istanbul. Her appreciation for design and her quirky approach to modern contemporary results in an amazing collection of clever works bound to set a new phase in furniture design. See her works in her site, http://www.mervekahraman.com/.
South Korean based design studio Cauca shares with us their amazing exploration of flowers and containers by producing Papers, a flower vase made entirely out of paper. Thick lined paper becomes a durable holder of a few stems of flowers, just enough to brighten your desk, and your day. Exuding the same beauty and simplicity like that of an ordinary ceramic boil, the Paperse becomes your momentary container, making flower arrangement more extraordinary. It comes with two design; a blank white vase, and a wooden-printed on, made to mimic a true bowl made out of natural wood.
Papers is created not just to hold flowers, but for users to enjoy the art of paper folding. Made from thick paper material, one can create his own version of the container and make it more personalized by writing messages at the back side of it. The vase contains a vinyl tube in which one can preserve the flowers for a long time. This is a perfect way to send a gift to a beloved, where the memo along with the delicate blooms can become a handy card.
Cauca is branched out from the Korean design studio, Easter Egg. This brand was launched in 2012, wherein the studio collaborates with new and established designers to create objects which are both functional and decorative, made to match modern living. See Paperse at http://www.cauca.kr/collection/paperse.html
This uniquely shaped shopping bag is designed by Japanese designer Wataru Yoshida, known for his innovative works in graphic and visual art. The geometric look creates an interesting charm to which items can be placed conveniently inside the small opening to be carried away. The entire material was created out of durable paper, with the non-traditional handles placed strategically for easier carrying. This is a great solution for bag design, which he creates especially for a local cosmetic company. The inspiration for the geometrical appearance and the unique handle comes from the Japanese art form, Furoshiki.
Furoshiki is a type of traditional bag which makes use of a square cloth. Through creativity in folding and placement, this can be used to transport clothes, gifts, and goods. The use of furoshiki can be traced back during Japan’s Nara Period, wherein the bag can be made out of various types of cloths: silk, cotton, rayon, nylon and chirimen. These are no ordinary cloths, however, for mostly, furoshiki cloths are decorated with bright, flamboyant designs. Today, furoshiki is a common way to carry lunch boxes.
Wataru Yoshida graduated his Graphic Design and Illustration major in the Tama Art University. Along with the Furoshiki based Shopping bag, he has many designs in product and industrial category. See this project at http://wataru-yoshida.com/?p=263.
If you are wondering about these quirky looking items, these retro machines are no ordinary robots meant to do some superficial chore. Instead, they are simply crafted items generated to create a simple illumination to help a user trail out of the dark. That’s right; they’re little lamps. Even if they look stunningly interesting, these designs are made to break free from the traditional concepts of lighting objects, paving the way for a more interesting side of industrial design. The robot-like lamps are charming in their appeal, but they work in their best suite, as they are charged for any lighting need.
One form of common lighting takes into a shape of many variations to result into something more playful and unexpected—this is what its maker, Brooklyn based studio Um Project, thought of when they designed these items. Called the Craft System, these items can work on other means too, and it’s via the user’s preference to discover how to handle these cute, nifty gadgets in their best state.
Um Project launched this range of products in the ICFF this 2012. The vibrant colors, the unique designs, and the quirky way it produces illumination is perfect to brighten up any space. Use this in your child’s bedroom or put it at your desk for a humorous lamp. See this at http://umproject.com/projects#craftsystem.