People love watching ants scurry about while they frantically live their lives, that’s why we still trap them in tiny farms. But it’s hard to feel bad for the ants living inside this giant map of Rotterdam created by design shop Studio 1:1. It’s like the Palace of Versailles for insects.
On display in the pavilion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West home in Scottsdale, AZ until April of 2015, this gigantic model is impressive from every angle. Architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker spent 160 hours on research and design and then along with 30 local schoolchildren, who helped with assembly, spent…
Shortlisted in Designboom's Green Life competition, the conceptual Dancepants Kinetic Music player would "motivate you to move your feet in order to hear your music." Better shuffle about while taking that breather, or no pump-up tunes for you.
The Murakami chair's attached lamp is powered by kinetic energy produced from the chair's rocking back and forth—deliciously simple and elegant. Oh, and that lampshade? Not a lampshade. That's the actual OLED light source, shaped like a lampshade.
Designboom, an international design competition, has just announced the winners of their latest competition, and this Drivin' driving cinema, which received the first place price in the "500 places" category (whatever that means), really captured our attention.
Somebody's finally decided to improve the design of the lowly radiator. Designboom held a contest called "The Radical Radiators of the Future," and the winner was Archibald, a "servant radiator" that not only warms up the room, it warms up your clothes as well. The runners-up are just as good, maybe better: