Incredible Trampled Snow Art by Simon Beck | Bored Panda

27 12 2012

Bored Panda do it again! Great find on their excellent design blog. British engineer Simon Beck now spends his winters in Les Arcs, in France. There, he gets his exercise by donning snow shoes and treading out geometric designs he’s created on his computer.

I love this kind of because I can stuff. It’s inherently temporary, in that snow melts and can be covered over, or skied through. But it is such a commitment of time and energy… all an expression of internal drive and, I suppose, love of what you’re trying to achieve. When it’s done, if it ever truly is, then it has a limited time to be appreciated before it gets altered by the wind, or more snow, or other people.

There’s something intensely human about setting out on such a grand task with no real guarantee of success or lasting result. A little like love itself.

Incredible Trampled Snow Art by Simon Beck | Bored Panda.

Tea-time – Tea Steeper Design by Pengtao Yu » Yanko Design

5 12 2012

I like this idea. A solution for a couple of common tea issues. How to avoid your tea getting over-stewed and how to make a single cup with loose leaves without the hassle of making a full pot.

Tea-time – Tea Steeper Design by Pengtao Yu » Yanko Design.

10 Notable Staircases – Mental Floss

28 11 2012

“Miss Cellania’s Files” – I loved the title of this post.

10 Notable Staircases – Mental Floss.

I do love clever design!

10 11 2012

Check out these clever (and occasionally useful) gadgets!

Gadgetsnu 25 Simple Yet Awesome Gadgets and Accessories.

Wooden iPhone case

Book couch

On the edge goldfish bowl

Dirt Poster « Whitezine | Design Graphic & Photography Inspirations

25 10 2012

The future belongs to the few of us…

Dirt Poster « Whitezine | Design Graphic & Photography Inspirations.

Cool or naff?

16 10 2012

There’s a fine line between being cool, innovative and original… and just being, well… lame!

Think of snuggies, for example. So I came across Suck UK. I have to be honest and admit that there are indeed some items in the Christmas cracker/dollar store region of the naff-o-meter. But some of the other stuff is downright inspired.

For example “The Flower Grenade”. What a concept! Pre-loaded with seeds and growing medium. In a natural clay “grenade”. What a great way to have fun planting wild flowers… or breaking your neighbour’s window.

Every product from SUCK UK

My favourite of course was in pursuit of the perfect tone of tea…

Every product from SUCK UK

Every product from SUCK UK

Every product from SUCK UK.

How many invisible books do you own?

15 10 2012

Need an invisible bookshelf for your invisible books?

Check out

33 Creative Bookshelf Designs | Bored Panda.