Friday, 25 January 2013

Sea Me Now

Take a look at a surprising collaboration for a fashion shoot - The majestic and imposing forms of the sea's largest fish, the shark whale alongside the mermaid-like mannequins. 

By including  the shark whale, photographers  Shawn Heinrichs and Kristian Schmidt aim to raise awareness about the environment and conservation.

Via: DesignTaxi

Friday, 11 January 2013

Tricycle House

Made from plastic and looking like an accordion - Tricycle House is a new temporary housing idea for people living in China, and who are unable to afford their own house of piece of land, on which to build a house.

the units are not only expandable but can be added to other houses. and there are a variety of options on how to furnish the interiors: stove, sink, bathtub, water tank, as well as a bed which can be transformed into a dining table.

Accompanying accessory Tricycle Garden, is the perfect compliment, providing a mobile front lawn with trees, or a vegetable patch.

Via: DesignTaxi 

         & Tuvie

Thursday, 10 January 2013

No Noise

It is 1909, & the retail store Selfridges had the original idea to create a Silence Room where busy shoppers could "retire from the whirl of bargains and the build up of energy" ... 

Fast forward to 2013, and they are doing it again as part of their No Noise initiative. 

Supported by a selection of recognizable brands, products and fashion items, which have been de-branded in order to emphasize quiet, in an increasingly noisy world where we are continually bombarded by information and over stimulated by advertising.