Friday, 19 March 2010

'Dream Ball' Project by Unplug Design

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Korea-based designer, Unplug Design Studio always think about better days of entire human race. Their design is not only an element but an agent with spiritual meanings that makes their products worthy.

The children from Third World countries such as Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Congo and etc. can't enjoy football because of poverty, war and natural disaster. Having footballs give them hope, so they play football with the ball made of plastic bag or a coconut palm leaves. Therefore, Unplug Design Studio suggested the Dream Ball made of recycling relief boxes deliverd to those poor children.

'Relief products of UN and RED CROSS are handed over there. With the products the people can forget hunger and cold instantly, but.. what about the children?

Is there any present to give the children who don't know smile and hope anymore. We want to give them smile and hope with the "ball" recycled by the boxes.'
-Unplug Design Studio.

The Dream Ball was created based on these 4 criteria:-
A. Creat patterns that can help making a ball on the surface of an aid box.
B. Activities of giving aid boxes to children in The Third World.
C. The used aid boxes will be recycled as a football by children with the patterns on boxes.
D. By making Dream Ball with the children together, the aid organizations will get the chance to be friendly with them.
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Aid box.

If children take off the paper from an aid box by following the patterns on it, and assemble those parts with the attached instruction, they can get a football.
We can apply those patterns on any type of boxes - a square type, a cyliner type.
Now, when children get a cyliner type aid box filled with supply, they can move it by rolling that box.

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The football.

In the aspect of material, we considered children playing football with bare foot.
So, we use paper that can be recycled and its thickness changes the intensity and elasticity of the Dream Ball.

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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Monarch Stools by Janne Kyttanen

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The Monarch Stools is another intricate design by Janne Kyttanen, an Amsterdam based designer who graduated from The Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in year 2000. Come in a special edition set of 5 stools, the white Monarch Stools inspired by the graceful beauty of the Monarch butterfly is made from glass filled polyamide (nylon), while it might seems delicate and fragile the Monarch Stools got its strength from its 3-dimensional structure.

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Monarch Stools 5

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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Street Headphones by Brian Garret Schuur

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Street Headphones is a grad thesis design by Brian Garret Schuur. Schuur smart design has netted him a product design job with Freedom of Creation, a rapid manufacturer. Because of that users can customize their headphone headband with their own musical tastes, ie., with the names of favorite artists.

'The design of the headband leaves enough space to express ones music taste to the fullest.'
- Harry, Moco Loco.
Street Headphones 2
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Monday, 15 March 2010

Toys....made by joel

Elephant Puzzle
Elephant Puzzle...made by joel. I love this! Accidentally bump into this blog, the owner made all this lovely toys & crafts for his kids. Check out the rest here...and please drop by 'made by joel'.

Wood Dolls
Wood Dolls.

Little wood toys for Jack and Tess' Easter eggs
Little wood toys for Jack and Tess' Easter eggs.

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These cute Trucks are for Joel's nephew, Pablo.

a+. made by joel