These Creative Wooden Creatures are a kit that allow children to create and use their imagination to make their own little creatures. Designed for children above the age of 5, the toys let children from all cultures and backgrounds learn and discover animals of the sea and land.
Julia Kononeko has designed a sink with grooves that follow the street layout of central London. The basin is a three-dimensional representation of the map of London and is a tribute to the fact that England was the first to develop industrial products back in the 18th century. Julia is expected to use the outlines of other maps to make new sinks, provided they are of suitable composition.
This thoroughly modern white kitchen is saved from being too stark by the wooden breakfast nook. Italian company Elmar, has designed a beautifully slimmed down kitchen, perfect for small spaces, equipped with a high wood nook that overlaps the work surface.
* The modern white kitchen was featured on Trendir but can be purchased through the Elmar’s website
Usually concrete is a material used in the construction of boring structures like parking lots or high-rise apartments, but An/Aesthetic Design has elevated concrete to audio art form with the Jack Speaker.
The Jack speaker is speaker that is simple and edgy with its use of hand cast concrete as a main material. The speaker is tapered to the rear and the concrete has a cut-out to accommodate a wooden cylinder to raise the front of the speaker and to reduce vibrations.
* At the moment, Jack is still in production, but you can pre-order your Jack concrete speaker for delivery in April 2013.
The V4 House is a beautifully designed house in Sao Paulo. The public areas are completely exposed to the front garden while the private bedrooms are enclosed in a box that shields them from direct sunlight and makes them easier to keep cool.
Every year the little Swiss town of Vercorin invites artists to decorate their streets in any way they see fit. All in the interests of beautifying the whole town and promoting art that incorporates the entire village.
Lang/ Baumann was presented with the challenge in 201o and as a result they turned the streets that are lined with traditional wooden Swiss chalets, into brightly coloured geometrical masterpieces.
German artist/designer Elisa Strozyk has seemingly done the impossible and created wooden fabric. After months of research and testing, she did this by taking slices of wooden veneer cut using a laser and gluing it to a thin layer of fabric.
Original, rational, elegant, engaged – Orée. These keyboards were designed with those four words in mind. Julien Salanave, Franck Fontana and Christophe Della Signora collaborated to create keyboards that were different from those currently available.
Each of the Orée keyboards are crafted, polished, oil-finished and assembled by hand in the Orée workshop in southern France.
*Orée keyboards can be personalized to your country layout (US QWERTY/ UK QWERTY), keyboard layout (Mac or Windows) and keyboard font and purchased for €125
If you are looking for an unusual gift for Father’s Day this weekend, we have you covered. How about getting Dad a wooden wallet? From Slim Timbers, they are $45 each and come in your choice of Maple or Walnut and are truly one of a kind.
The wallets can be used as credit card or business card cases as well and are all hand crafted locally in the USA.
Get more information on the Slim Timber website for shipping and purchase information