Monday, November 26, 2007

groove. bowl.

Christoph Böninger created this amazing Groove bowl by corrugating (can you use that as a verb?) a piece of aluminum. Not sure if it's made bowl-like before or after the corrugation process, but either way it looks fabulous. I found it on this office furniture site which sells the Groove as a candy or fruit bowl, but I'd definitely put this thing in my ultra modern kitchen (if I had one, that is). Apparently corrugating stuff increases its price quite a bit, as this sells for $177.

Monday, November 12, 2007

mosaic. light.

Mosaic is the real-world version of what a pixelated light bulb would have looked like on some old 8-bit gaming system. It comes from an amazing studio called &Design in Japan that also makes a pixelated version of the wristwatch. Sadly it seems to be just a prototype so I don't know if or when it will be available or how much it will cost, but I'm first on the waiting list for one if they make it.

Side note: Has anyone but me noticed that Gnr8 has become one of the most amazing design stores online?

Monday, November 05, 2007


Here's another awesome clock, this one by Henk Stallinga. I found it over at Propeller Modern (which sadly does not have a direct link, so check the Accessories part of their menu). It's a modern reinterpretation of the grandfather clock. The top tells time, and the bottom is the pendulum. They're not actually connected in anyway (and run on separate batteries) which is kind of a shame, but the idea is still cool. Comes in three colors and costs $75.