Category Archives: Design

Creative Advertising: Warm Oven Bus Stop

To help Caribou Coffee launch its hot and fresh Daybreaker breakfast sandwiches, Colle+McVoy decided to heat things up a bit. They created ovens out of transit shelters, complete with real heaters and working clocks. They were able to showcase the “Hot ‘n Wholesome” menu items, while keeping Minnesotans during their frigid winter commutes.

Source: My Modern Met


Plywood Mobile Birdcage

I really want this birdcage.

Source: Ferm Living

Plaid’s 2010 Merry Newsinator Holiday Newsletter Generator

Ok, so I know that Christmas is just a couple of days away, but I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who just didn’t get around to posting Christmas cards this year… yes yes I know you said that this year was going to be different and you were going to be more organized…

Well, you don’t have to feel bad any longer because Plaid is to the rescue with their Merry Christmas Newsinator! It’s simple, jump on over to their site, add in a few snippets of information and they will create a witty and charming newsletter for you to send to your friends and loved ones this holiday season!

Get cracking!

Posted by Kristen.

Source: Design You Trust

Customized Bike Where Your Name is the Frame

I am loving these personalized typography bikes! I’ve been holding off buying a bike, and now I think I’ve found “the one”.

I wonder how my name would look all bent and twisted into a bike frame? Maybe it will be too long? Oh well, not to worry, I can always get it made tandem style 🙂

Posted by Kristen.

Source: My Modern Met

Umbilical Cord iPhone Charger, Yes It’s Japanese

Interactive media artist Mio I-zawa has designed this strange umbilical cord iPhone charger, that squirms and comes to life while charging your phone. Strangely disturbing? Yes. Do you want one? Of course.

Source: The World’s Best Ever

Furniture Grows Plants Inside

Many furniture brands claim to be “green” these days, but this table and stool set designed by Icelandic landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir takes it to a whole new level. Furnibloom plexiglass furniture cleverly houses plants, spices, vegetables, or flowers for easy cultivation, and is perfect for aspiring gardeners who live in aparments lacking gardens and/or space!

Posted by Kristen.

Source: Cool Hunting

Video of things being smashed in slow motion

The title says it all really. Very cool video.

Tempus II by Philip Heron.

Posted by Kristen.

Source: Doobybrain