If Hoyoung Lee’s concept printer becomes reality, you’ll never throw away another pencil stub or buy another ink cartridge. The pencil printer separates the wood from pencils and uses the lead to print documents. There’s even a built-in eraser component that allows you to remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees.
Ceas disc de frână (seria ceasuri)
Creat dintr-un disc de frână și un DVD, ceasul măsoară aproximativ 16cm diametru. Bateria este inclusă.
Imperfecțiunile cauzate de vârsta pieselor reciclate oferă unicitate accesoriului și îl transformă într-un cadou inedit pentru oricine.
Bibliochaise by Nobody&co
I was just thinking how perfect this would be for my humble little apartment when I read the designer’s quote:
“Twelve years ago we lived in a tiny flat, full of books but with nowhere to sit. Problems are always the best inspirations.That same year we drew the first Bibliochaise: a cube in which to sit, with slots all around to put books in. Geometry is magic. Each time you draw a cube or a square, something wonderful can happen.”
Perfect summary. Apparently the chair can hold 300 books and (even more win) comes in a range of different colors. You can visit its home right here.
One of the things we’ve really learnt over the last 20 years is that while people would often struggle to articulate why they like something - as consumers we are incredibly discerning, we sense where has been great care in the design, and when there is cynicism and greed. It’s one of the thing we’ve found really encouraging.
Look Back at 2011: Most Popular Themes
Tumblr gives you complete control over all aspects of your blog, and once you know some HTML, you can make them look pretty much any way you want! On the other hand, many of us would rather benefit from the skills of the thousands of brilliant designers whose work is featured in the Tumblr Theme Garden.
The top themes of 2011 were…
Client: “I don’t mean to sound racist, but…”
Me: “But what?”
Client: “But the site is too black.”
Me: “Like, literally too black?”
Client: “Yes. The background is too black.”
Me: “That’s not racist. That has nothing to do with race.”
Client: “Phew. I can never tell with you black people, what’s offensive and what’s not.”
Me: “I’m actually Lebanese. And, yeah, that one might be a bit racist.”
A New Use for Shower Curtain Rings
If your house has as many random nooks and crannies as mine has, you probably have shelves and cabinets that go unused or that aren’t being maximized to their ultimate potential. My home, in particular, has many cabinets that are very tall and do not have built-in shelves. To take advantage of the vertical height, I bought this 15”-24” tension rod and these curtain rings and decided to make a purse storage cabinet. There are all kinds of others uses for this contraption as well. Some more ideas:
- Kitchen tool holder
- Scarf and belt organizer
- Coat hanger
- Necklace organizer
Of course, you could also buy a shelf hanging organizer to convert your cabinet into shelves much more cheaply and easier than installing a shelving system.
What else could you do with the space using these tools? Leave your ideas in the comments!