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Cavemen made knives like these from pieces of flint – design students in Vienna wondered what it might be like if the primitive knife was made from stainless steel – and, I have to say, it looks pretty awesome.
Eggs and an empty water bottle – who knew it could be that easy. You can buy gadgets that work the same way and do the same thing but why pay money when you can use a left-over bottle – or, for the crafty among you, you could gather empty bottles, paint them or label them and sell them as egg separators – weekend markets; here I come.
Very cool posters from Valentina Raffaelli featuring clever schematic cutaway diagrams of various vegetables with all their nutritional aspects.
This would make a great concept for a cookbook.
At first I was thinking – meh, stupid gimmick – then on second thoughts these cool undies are perfect when travelling to places where pick pockets are rife.
You can buy them from the clevertravelcompanion website:
After two years of experimentation, camp nectar were able to produce fruit in the shape of their boxes. The box-shaped fruit was then shipped out to supermarkets to be put on display to show customers just how fresh and natural their fruit juices were. Hmmm … I need a fun, sing-a-long video to show you what I mean:
The packaging for this knife set by Keiji Ashizawa has been written up in just about every design blog on the net. The knives are beautifully handmade in organic shapes and each shelf uses dove-tail joints to allow the system to slide apart and lock back together. In a world of mass production, there’s still room for art in design and function.
Super-cute video of a baby flipping through a magazine and finding it frustrating that the pages swipe ok but the images don’t respond to finger gestures, nor can she scroll.
If you’ve ever been stuck in a queue wondering why all the other lines move faster – an engineer has the answer and surprisingly the theory starts with ye olde telephone switchboards:
Occasionally we see wedding videographers at our weddings and I always wonder what the end result is – then I stumbled upon the following video from The Stylish Soiree. Shot in the style of Amelie, it is simply awesome:
In 1990, 30,000 people lined up to eat at Moscow’s first McDonald’s. I like the expressions on the faces of the people once inside – a cross between bewilderment and dissapointment. I’ve fallen victim to this in Thailand, a long queue was forming around a city block for a new chain of cinnamon bun stores – I passed this queue every day, dying to know what the fuss was about. Then one day, on closing time the line was small and I managed to get my hands on one – just a gooey sticky bun. This shop spurned some imitation stores and now, a few years later, there are none to be found – the trend has died. But McDonald’s has proven itself to be more than a trend, please enjoy Russia’s first taste of Captalistic Decadence in the video below: