Bernhard & Burkard have designed Ballo, a speaker that looks like a microphone. Round and silver, the speaker is the whole body of the device, with a coloured band holding the 2 halves together and increasing the bass tones when Ballo rests on a surface.
Fabian Oefner wanted to bridge the acoustic and visual worlds by showing the relationship between the two. Dancing Colours is his effort to make sound wave visible. He did this by rigging a camera and flash to a microphone, so every time sound is generated, the camera takes a picture.
This is a great activity to do with your kids at home. The Glow Stick Xylophone teaches them colour recognition as well as musical notes. In fact glow sticks can be used to teach you kids anything from the alphabet to shapes.
*Get more ideas on activities with glow sticks that you can use to teach your kids at home from Play At Home Mom LLC
Minakani has a wallpaper range that is out of this world, the images are giant and fun enough for kiddies’ bedroooms but modern enough to grow with them. The wallpaper would even be fitting for an accent wall in a lounge or kitchen. In some of the designs, you can even pick your own colours!
Minakani wallpaper is available for order through the Minakani website
The Pohutukawa Beach house situated in Auckland, New Zealand, has won numerous awards for its design and architecture. Architecture firm, Herbst Architects designed the house so that from a distance it resembles a naturally occurring part of the landscape. [Read more...]
Even with the lovely wooden floors we have in our house, we know that we need rugs or some kind of floor covering, just to delineate spaces and to absorb some of the clank and rustle that naturally happens in houses. Rug shopping is not fun, in fact shopping in general is not fun when you have a clear idea of what you want and can not find it…anywhere! But that is a problem of the past with Stitch Interlocking Rugs from Module R.
The interlocking shapes made of polypropylene come in a range of 13 colours from aqua to yellow, and come in a box of ten pieces in one colour which covers around 8 square feet (.7 square m), from here you get the kids involved in making up your rug, as you can configure the shapes into just about any shape you can think of.
Every child needs a soft pillow to lean on in their room. Especially during the early stages when they can’t hold themselves up on their own. Pillow prevent them from falling over & saves their dignity (although dignity is up for debate when you poop yourself). Anyhoo, these soft pillows are adorable and their outside cover is made from 100% alpaca wool, while the inside is stuffed with 100% synthetic fibres.
The pillows come in all sorts of colours and designs and are available from I/Object, an online company run by two ladies who met when they were cycling around Sweden as teenagers, some twenty odd years ago.