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Chef’n is a growing Seattle-based company with more than 250 product patents worldwide and a single mission. They want to make better tools and it’s what drives their design team to reinvent utensils and gadgets. They have won numerous awards and have been featured in magazines as well.
SUCK UK have been producing unique, quirky and expertly designed furniture, lighting, interior products and accessories for more than a decade. Setting themselves apart from the crowd with simple yet original designs and a cheeky sense of humour, SUCK UK’s mission is to keep churning out fresh products.
Who Tall Are You? – This tongue-in-cheek mirror lists 120 celebrities by height and guarantees to have people loitering in front of it trying to make themselves more James Dean instead of Ben Stiller.
Wooden Postcard – Made from solid wood, this wooden postcard is blank for you to hand carve your own message of love.
Pet Goldfish Bin Bags – Who says taking out the rubbish has to be a boring affair?
Wooden Bulb – This clever, little lamp is shaped like a giant light bulb and it’s made out of laser cut wood which leaves a crisp burned edge and creates a satisfying, waffle like glow. Can be hung from your ceiling or laid on its side.
Alice Wang explore the needs that huge corporations may not be able to satisfy; creating systems that differ from the unified systems that surround us; designing services that bring new experiences and products that encourage people to think and question.
Parktone – The Grass Scanner is a device designed to measure how green the grass is. It takes reading from 3 random patches of the grass and outputs a Pantone* colour code for one to reference and compare. With the codes, one can then refer to the PARKTONE cards which contains true grass colours of Royal Parks and other green areas in the UK for people to match up with their own garden.
Silent Farter – Those with excess gas in their abdomen can find it difficult to hold it in sometimes, especially at important times such as formal dinner gatherings or meetings. Quietly letting the gas out may be the solution, but although the sound may be muted, the scent is still present. It can often cause misunderstanding and unnecessary embarrassment for the innocent others.This chair announces who the gas is from by amplifying the silent fart exhausted.
Tyrant – This alarm clock steals your mobile phone and randomly shuffles through your contact list and calls someone every three minutes after the desired wake up time.
For our August wedding, we’ve engaged SugarBloom, one of Australia’s most prolific cake bakers/decorators to make our cupcakes. These do look scrumptious, don’t they? Oooh I can’t wait to sink my teeth into one …
This is the little topper I’ve made, to go with our ivory and chocolate themed cupcakes.
I’m also loving these inspiring (and sometimes funny) toppers. I just think they make a more personal statement than just an ordinary cake. Enjoy!
With the Crinoline series, Patricia Urquiola’s study on 3D texture reaches formal, soft and sinuous results that develops into seats and armchairs of various shapes and height. The polyethylene weave of natural fibre features feminine touches of floral patterns into the high back. The Crinoline outdoor collection are designed to withstand wind, rain and shine.
Help Remedies was created to make solving simple health issues, well simple. The packaging is made of molded paper pulp and a bio plastic made primarily of corn, which are not only interesting to look at, they are compostable—which means one day, they might become part of a large tree. They have remedies for everything from headaches to blisters to allergies. Check out their “Help I’m bored” section. It got me chuckling.
This is my current luxury item – Radox‘s Shower Smoothies series in Natural Balance and it is so addictive. It smells deliciously of thick yoghurt and honey, with hyssop and almond bits. Bliss!
Bambako‘s headband line was launched when creator Abigail Ricarte wanted something pretty to control her mess of an asymmetrical haircut that was in that awkward growing out phase. The result is something beautiful, colourful, feminine yet very affordable.