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Function table based on 3D visualizations

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:47 AM PDT

Surbhi Sharma:

An interior designer can translate your living style whims and fancies into real life ideas. Architecture is all about thinking beyond the routine way of life and Daan Mulder is one of such artists. This renowned interior designer has crafted a Function Table which is truly unconventional. It is based on 3D visualizations and is a part of the Form Follows function line. This dutch designer is also an applied artist.

Daan Mulder Function Table
Daan Mulder Function Table

The Function Table which is another creation of Form Follows Function series, has been created with a computer program. It does not have loose parts and look classy and modish from all aspects. The table is laminated at multiple layers and is completely made of wood. This lamination has made it easier for the artist to make its top thin and sturdy. The finishing materials of the table include oak and veneer. This masterpiece has been painted in ultra matt lacquer, adding to its sheen.

Interior designing is all about innovating with the architectural space. This function table is certainly a great example of creativity and innovation. The 3D visualization has been kept in mind by the Dutch designer while creating this artistic table. Its price is available on request but you can surely think of shelling some dollars and make it a part of daily living. Adding to your living style and standard, this is definitely a piece of luxury.

Via: Contemporist


Adidas cancels ‘shackle’ sneakers after negative criticism on Facebook post

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 11:51 PM PDT

Asmita Prasad:

Chains have always been a cool addition to any form of footwear and can even make demure patent pumps look edgy. But for people who prize political correctness over being just plain cool, even a sloppy sneaker can appear to be completely outrageous. And that's just what happened when Adidas Originals posted a picture of its latest creation, the JS Roundhouse Mids, on Facebook.

Adidas sparks outrage with 'shackle' sneakers
Adidas sparks outrage with 'shackle' sneakers

Even though the post received 38,536 "likes", 4,223 "comments" and 9,097 "shares", Adidas was forced to cancel the launch of the shoe because a lot of people objected to the orange plastic chains and lock design dubbing it symbolic of racism. The majority of the people who viewed the June 14 post claimed that the design looked like the shackles used to contain people of color sold as slaves. Some even went as far to say that anyone who chose to wear these shoes would be voluntarily supporting slavery.

The company dismissed the criticism in a press statement and stated that the design had nothing to do with slavery and were simply a unique and outrageous take on fashion by designer Jeremy Scott. Scott's previous creations have featured Mickey Mouse and panda heads which have been wildly popular. A few Adidas fans dubbed the outrage hilarious and defended the design as being playful though Adidas was forced to issue an apology and retract the shoes from the market.

Via: NY Daily News


Coffee table cum world map aquarium

Posted: 24 Jun 2012 11:45 PM PDT

Surbhi Sharma:

Having a cup of coffee over a coffee table that lets fish traverse the world, does sound quite exciting. Yes, it is for real. The world map aquarium makes the fins species feel they are travelling across the globe, with continents carved perfectly in this aquarium cum coffee table. This aquarium can give the fishes a world they must have never dreamt of, not even the coffee drinker.

World Map Aquarium
World Map Aquarium

Your finned aquatics will definitely love you for this. These pirates of the aquarium will feel like never before while combating to travel from one continent to another in just a span of seconds, as this table is a smaller version of the world. Designed by Takuro Yamamoto, this aquarium has the potential to help you unwind over a cup of coffee by looking at the fishes swimming across continents and countries. This world map aquarium has also helped the brainy designer Takuro Yamamoto clinch a TIFF award. Artistically appealing, this fish house can be your pick if you are an aquatic life lover.

This striking coffee table aquarium was created as a project for designboom's TIFF awards. This world map like aquarium has been intricately cut into shape of continents to help you enjoy the world along with the fishes. The miniscule fish inhabitants of this coffee table aquarium can explore the world in seconds. The world map aquarium is surely a conceptual piece of art and not a functional model. So now you can think proudly of owning an aquarium and yet not confining the fishes to a limited world. Get over the guilt of detaining the fishes in a restricted area by helping them reconnoiter the world in jiffies. You can enjoy the lovely view of fishes in water over a cup of coffee and be close to nature.

Via: Gizmodo


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