Thursday, April 28, 2011

uber-cool dental care.

Esthetically speaking, this is the toothbrush of my dreams. I'm not sure how does it feel to hold it and use it but  the design would win me over anytime.
Yumaki was born out of  the best possible combination: Scandinavian product design company and Japanese oral care factory. There's a wide range of colors to choose from but besides their wonderful design, these stylish toothbrushes are also recommended by dentists because of their high quality nylon bristles in squared holes and a unique flexible handle that is designed to have an ergonomic grip when using it.
Yumaki toothbrushes are eco-friendly too, made out of recyclable material. Company has a special recycling program: for every 3 toothbrushes that you send , they reward you with 1 new toothbrush of your choice.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

An Eyeful of Sound

I was wondering before how does it feel to have to have a condition called synesthesia ( a rare neurological condition in which stimulation of one sense triggers the stimulation of another sense like hearing sounds, tasting smells etc. ). 
Samantha Moore, an independent film maker, made a wonderful animated documentary called An Eyeful of Sound where she visualized the experiences of synesthetes . She collaborated with a neuro- psychologist Dr Jamie Ward  and several people with synaesthesia in order to "animate the mind" of synesthetes in best possible way.
A film focuses on audio-visual synesthesia, a type of synesthesia which allows people not only to hear the sound but to also see it. Here's a trailer for An Eyeful of Sound and you can watch the whole movie here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Roll with it!

How do you feel about tubeless toilet paper?
Kimberly-Clark, one of the world's largest makers of household paper products, have started producing tube free toilet paper. They promise that "even the last piece of toilet paper will be usable — without glue stuck on it"  which is quite convenient. But what's most important is the green background of this product as most consumers toss away the used tubes and help form millions of pounds of trash.
Now  lets explore some ways of creative reuse of all those tubes that are being tossed away every day.
You can use it to make an elegant tree forest.

via Yuken Teruya

After you've mastered this, you can move to the more advanced level and start making these amazing sculptures.

via Anastassia Elias
via Anastassia Elias
via Anastassia Elias

Or you can just plant a small plant.

via Bonzai Aphrodite

Japanese creativity never ceases to amaze.

Just came across this delightful piece of art : music video for Gaka's track Tsuchinoko.
Video is directed by a visual design unit named Rakudasan. The video was shot with a fixed camera and angle while the performers themselves simulate special effects by changing angles, speed and distance. The talented silver leggings performers who jump, run and do charming pantomime tricks are part of the Maimuima troupe. Creatives behind Rakudasan describe their style as Surrealistic Synchronization.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I need to share my current fascination with Pinterest. If you ask me, this is how a social network should look like. This is a truly magical place where you can make virtual collections of everything fascinating that you find on the internet and share it with other people. This place is a great source of inspiration.

artwork by Brooks Salzwedel, pinned by Lolly W. 
wedding toppers, pinned by Donna Shin

giant inflatable sausage, pinned by Leah Dent

plumen, beautiful low energy light bulb, pinned by Jane Wang

ghost cake, pinned by  Carolyn Farino
Hope you make your own board and start pinning soon. See you there! ;)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bent Objects

You can not not adore Terry Border's charming sculptures which he creates by turning everyday objects into live emotional beings. Terry gave up commercial photography for these storytelling photo expressions. You would think photoshopping is involved in some of these, but you are mistaking. His wittiness and his imagination are truly inspirational.

For more Bent Objects that will certainly make you smile, visit Terry's blog.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ready for more dreamy clouds?

This time we are exploring Pixel Clouds created by an American artist Daniel Arsham.
These amazing sculptures are made out of painted ping-pong balls. And this is not the first time this artist plays around with ping-pong balls. His previous project was the interior decoration of an apartment with more than 25.000 ping-pong balls.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

World's Smallest Post Service

In case you ever need to send the tiniest letter that you can read only with the help of a magnifying glass (why? because it's cute&adorable and the recipient would be thrilled) you can use Leafcutter Designs service.

You think of a message, type it into an online form and order this tiny letter to a desired address and the recipient of your letter will receive a tiny letter in a tiny envelop, a magnifying glass  and all that with a wax seal with your initials.
This is only one of the creative projects started by Lea Redmond , you can explore more on her website.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

In case you missed last year's news...

...the future is here. IBM introduced color sensitive billboard which has a built-in camera that detects the different color clothing of someone who stands in front of it, and the billboard changes colors based on that color.

We all know that color can be very persuasive when it comes to buying decisions. Different consumers respond to different colors in different ways. Ask for me, I am not sure if I would be convinced to buy a product or service just with this but I would definitely like to see a company which would be the first to use this innovation. I wonder how soon before this technology gets implemented in our everyday lives.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

She deserves a post dedicated only to her.

My today's obsession goes toward Kiko Mizuhara . I discovered her yesterday by watching Norwegian Wood. Incredible beauty.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


 Tumi-ishi , meaning piled rocks,  is actually a set of nine wooden stones designed by Design Office A4. Umbra picked them for larger distribution and they are now sold  under the name "Pile on" . This is actually an ancient Japanese game for children which evokes our need to order the disorderly. I am strangely drawn to these.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I know it's Friday...

...but Thursday is such a delightful short animated film directed by Matthias Hoegg.
He describes it as "an everyday love story set in the not-so-distant future that sees blackbirds battling with technology, automatic palm readers and power cuts".
The movie is director's vision of life in the future presented through a lot of bold graphic quilt patterns which give the movie its charm. And the big part of Thursday is great sound which blends in so perfectly.
Watch the movie on vimeo.