Every year the ID Annual Design Review highlights the best in design across several design disciplines. I took some photos of the items that really caught my attention. Click through the photos to go to the flickr set or go grab the magazine on the news-stand. You can also see the projects on exhibition in NY at Parsons School of Design until September 28th.
Flip up swim fins seem like an idea that should have happened so long ago its absurd. I know televison and movies are filled with frogmen wearing flippers walking all awkwardly and backwards due to the flippers. Will this be gone? Will anyone miss it?
All the objects that nest with each other got their own spread. The bits I liked here were the magnetically nesting measuring spoons. The rest are nice bowls mostly.
Johnson Banks designed beautiful stamps featuring Beatles covers. The beauty is that the stamps are die cut around the ‘stacked’ albums, creating custom shaped stamps. Tedious/fun task highlighted – getting the layout to work with the pitch of the stamp perforations.
Resizable interlocking bed is really beautiful and a definitely a step up from the one-size-fits-all metal bedframe. You can upgrade from a bed for one to a bed for two (add another mattress) elegantly
Ribbon stools based on the elegance of an unfurled ribbon made with laser cut, cold hard steel.
Concept project showing the waterline in New York City – Office buildings on Park Avenue – once the polar ice caps melt due to global warming.
Ok I will give you 10 bucks as soon as I can. Will twitter even be around next week?
Twice a month I get an email from photojojo that shows me a few pictures from my flickr from 1 year ago in a Photo Time Capsule. As things move so fast, and, at least for me, time to reflect and revisit past events seems to be missing from my regular routine. This is why I like getting these emails so much. I can take a peek at a year ago, revisit some memories and generally brighten my day. At the bottom of the mail is a great little form to send yourself a message in the future that will be delivered with your photojojo mail a year from now. A message to oneself feels a lot different than a photo that was meant for both myself and others, but I am interested in reading what I said a year from now.