Thursday, June 29, 2006


The guys at PS Lab guys sent me a note about their newest creation, the Chairbag (or ch-AIRBAG). It's something of a cross between a beanbag and a regular chair, but "inspired by the roughness of a good-looking buoy." It's waterproof and thus suitable for indoor or outdoor use. And since it's filled with air, it's also portable.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

ballistic. rose.

Nothing says love like a rose-shaped brooch made out of ballistic nylon that's meant to be worn over your heart to protect you from bullets. Tobias Wong created the Ballistic Rose -- also called the bulletproof bloom -- as "a high tech talisman for the tender hearted and wry fashion statement." It's a whopping 5" in diameter (for maximum protection?) and costs $175. I'm doubtful it would actually stop a bullet, but I'm not going to volunteer to test that theory.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

flowerpower. fan.

It's summer here at Funfurde HQ and the heat is projected to hit the 90s soon, so fans are very much on my mind. Most fans are so ugly that I don't even bother using them (plus I have central air), but the Flowerpower is so purty that I want to get one (even though I have central air). It actually makes fans look like something you might want to decorate your home with, not just ugly but necessary appliances. The foam blades don't need any ugly protective cages around them for safety, and you can get them in six colors. Beauty will cost you though, in this case £$395.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

uno. line.

The Uno Line bookshelf from Yedidia Blonder is a simple but elegant way to display your (you guessed it) books. It's so simple that there's really not much more to say about it. So I won't. Other than, it costs £180. And I like it. But I wish it came in more color choices, as matt black is your only option here. I suppose you could paint it...

Sunday, June 11, 2006

take. out.

Take Out is a prototype storage center from the designers at Sauma (who I came across thanks to Mocoloco and Core 77). It looks like a somewhat standard chest of drawers, but in this case the drawers are individual briefcases. It's the perfect solution for storing tools, which is exactly why designer Klaus Aalto created it. He also suggests tots might want to store their toys there.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Anything billed as a "lounge bag" sounds cool to me, so I'm a fan of the Fatboy. Uses range from "a relaxing chair for the office" to "a body pillow or even a spare bed." I'm not sold on the office thing but the other stuff is all good. It's made from a "nylon material" that comes in a 14 colors and 4 patterns. Will cost you $229.