13 posts tagged design
Unfortunately, I can’t embed “The Scroll” here, but head over to Entertainment Weekly and check it out.
To be worn with space age dress shirts.
Researchers at the Rice University in Texas, USA, have created a lithium-ion battery paint that can be applied to any surface. The battery-based paint was experimented on bathroom tiles, which were able to power a set of LED lights for six hours, and provided a steady 2.4 volts.
The lead author of the project, Neelam Singh, commented that her team had spent hours formulating, mixing and testing the paints. The working concept means that traditional packaging for batteries can have a “more flexible approach that allows all kinds of new design and integration possibilities for storage devices.”
Wijskamp combines powdered recycled rubber with polyurethane to bind the mixture into “pebbles,” which she then stacks into a series of decorative containers. The pieces are waterproof but not food-safe, and even though they’re made from rubber, if accidentally dropped, they probably won’t bounce back.
[via FastCo Design]
Lego Steampunk Voyage to the Moon. Almost as cool as a Lego Turing Machine.
I still remember the start button from before I migrated to Mac. That was when I was like 10. Hey, it was a quite memorable and mystifying feature. RIP start button.
Uniqlo dominates Pinterest. Pretty!
For $1000, this pair of cardboard Chuck Taylor shoes can be yours. Mike Leavitt crafts sneakers out of cardboard as part of his Hip Hopjects project. If you’re so inclined, you can purchase the templates he uses ($100) to make your own. Check out a 3-d tour of Leavitt’s studio.
The new pocket protector.
Mutant innovation: a lettuce fork, circa 1893. At the end of the 19th century, hyper-specialized silverware was all the rage.