The Design blog

The Design blog


New York's water tanks are going to be overflowing with creativity in Spring 2013

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 06:24 AM PDT

Sahil Khurana:

New Yorkers have felt the pinch of water paucity, given the extreme conditions of fresh water availability. Keeping this thought in mind, they have decided to bring about a subtle awareness for this general cause. By painting the water tanks in colorful colors, some of the famous artists have actually been able to showcase their work, yet bringing about a much needed awareness in terms of design, and the need for water conservation.

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As the water levels start to recede in New York, the urgent need for conservation of the precious resource came to the fore. With this thought in mind, Kickstarter decided to unleash the creative prowess of a few famous artists by printing their renowned works on these water tanks. Although, this was not an easy task, given the difficulty of gaining approval for the same, but then, nothing is impossible especially when you have the will to do it.

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The water tanks have played the perfect canvas to some of the well known artists in New York. Jeff Koons, Andy Goldsworthy, Jay-Z, Ellen Gallagher, Devendra Banhart and Bruce Weber have all lent their creative works to Kickstarter, making their project an overnight hit with the classes as well as the masses. The biggest plus point with these water tanks is their overhead location and the way they create visibility and awareness from a distance as well. Keeping this creative yet resourceful concept in mind, there is hardly any doubt about the success of this overwhelming event which is yet to occur in the coming Spring of 2013.

Via: Psfk


Flaunt your wine collection in a transformer styled wine rack made from scrap

Posted: 15 Jun 2012 04:47 AM PDT

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

Drinking and driving should never be clubbed together, but car scraps and wine surely be. A used car salesman has made a wine rack using nothing but car and motorcycle junk transmission parts. The wine rack has been shaped like a huge transformer, which definitely manages to send creeps and fetches attention because of its not-so-appealing looks.

Scrap Metal Transformer Wine Rack
Scrap Metal Transformer Wine Rack

Metal is a popular choice for wine racks, but this one of a kind rack will definitely set you wheezing. This is nothing but half ton of pure junk put together into an enormous robot, which has been styled like a transformer. The free standing creation will bring the magic of the popular sci-fi flick right inside the warmth of your house, surprising many around. The robot lights up when attached to a normal household plug, which gives the wine rack added character.

Slots to store wine bottles make it look as if the beast is all ready to destroy anyone who comes in its way by shooting these bottles right across their skull. The transformer can be loaded with 32 wine bottles and is nothing less than a piece of stunning art created using junk that would have otherwise got loaded with rust. If you are a wine lover, then this art form will definitely be a great way to display your wine collection.

The wine hungry, scrap metal transformer doesn't come cheap and has been stashed with a heavy price tag of $7000, which is quite some money to own this giant.

Via: Technabob


Mobile Phone Nesting Dolls charts are the new age replacement of matushka dolls

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 10:54 PM PDT

Sahil Khurana:

The Russian Matushka dolls are history, especially when compared with the Cell Phone Nesting Dolls chart. Similar to the model of the traditional doll set, the mobile set is the most informative way of teaching your children the evolution of the mobile phone. Classified as a very unique piece of art, the designer phone set beats competition single-handedly. It is the perfect example which epitomizes how technology has also undergone years of evolution, landing us in an era of advancement and up scaling.

Cell Phone Nesting Dolls
Cell Phone Nesting Dolls

Designed by British designer Kyle Bean, the phone model links us perfectly with the working of the earliest models of the wonderful contraption. Taking its cue from the first ever available model, DynaTac, the sets encompasses nine evolutions within its bosom. Not only is the contraption really wonderful to look at, but it also serves as an example of how far we have come from the earlier times.

Each of the nine varieties of phones covered under this model fit into each other like a screw into a bolt. The nine models resemble each version of the phones which were launched as and when they were. But one striking concept is the way they have been made to fit into each other so neatly, leaving no space for any faults. The end of the series occurs with the iPhone, which represents the present generation standards.

Giving Kyle a pat on the back for coming up with such an ingenious idea, there is absolutely no doubt about his designing prowess and well to do imagination. Given his state of the art, there is hardly any going back into the history to actually refer to how and when the mobile phone became a hit.

Via: Psfk


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