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iBum Chair Provides Hours Of Fun … Or Creepster Action

Voilà the iBum by designer Tomomi Sayuda. A chair with a photocopier in its seat, the piece of furniture automatically revs up when someone sits in it, ejecting a copy of their derriere from the bottom. A must for immature 12-year-old boys, butt fetishists, and anyone who’s ever been bored at the office. [Geekologie.com] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Vintage Coke Can Designs

Coca-Cola is no stranger to makeovers. Yet, these vintage cans are so cool, that maybe the brand should consider going back to one of its old looks. Pop art has never gone out of style. Then again, neither has Coke. [Inspiredology.com] Keep reading »

Oh. Hey. Your Accessories Are Freaking Me Out

Wow. These accessories are weird. Central St. Martins design student Anna Schwamborn has created a line of “mourning objects” jewelry that is intended to help grieving survivors after a loved one passes. What’s a fashionista to do in the wake of a death? Why, make jewelry out of the deceased, of course! Shudder. Schwamborn’s awesome resume — she’s worked with Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood — certainly helped her on the path to out-there designs. In this case, the London-based designer uses the hair and cremains of the dearly departed to fashion human-based wearable art. The human ashes are combined with black bone china to make the harder parts of what she calls “post-mortem memorial pieces.” So, um, why would you want to wear bits of a dead someone? “The objects are supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner,” says Schwamborn, “symbolizing a lasting physical connection between two individuals even after death.” The pieces include a necklace, a rosary, and, fittingly, a “tear catcher.” [Dezeen] Keep reading »

I’m One Big Home Design Mistake

Nick Olsen, former Domino blogger and an assistant designer to the amazingness that is Miles Redd, came up with a list of first-timer decorating mistakes forThe Washington Post. Now, since I’ve painted and re-done my bedroom no less than four times over the past year, I considered myself to be over that beginner mistake hump. Ha, think again. As I went down his totally-helpful list, I realized that at one point in my life or another (and even right now, as I look up at a mirror hung horizontally over my couch) I’ve made every single one of the mistakes! Live and learn, I guess—but check his list out, it’s totally solid design advice! [The Washington Post] Keep reading »

Is This Mannequin MP3 Player Sexist?

This converted mannequin created by Detroit-based designer Bob Turek is causing quite the blogosphere kerfuffle. In case you’re not clear as to what the heck is going on here, Turek remixed a mannequin torso into an MP3 player. Ergo, those are speakers in her boobs, plugged in care of her hoo-ha. As Turek explains: “As part of my object remix series, this stereo forces the music source into the center of attention and creates a radically new user interface.” Interface. Is that what the kids are calling it these days? Unfortunately, some people — some ladies — aren’t too happy with Turek’s transforming the female form into a stereo. Jezebel cries misogyny: “[I]t’s a headless, armless woman whose breasts and vagina are being used to provide power and sound for trivial things.” Boing Boingers are going at it in the comments: “Woman as a faceless functional object. That’s not such a new idea.” I think it’s much ado about nothing. I call for a commenter catfight! Keep reading »

Pharrell Wiliams’ Rockin’ Chair

Pharrell Williams has gotten fresh in recording studios and now even in a design studio. The Neptunes producer and N.E.R.D front man likes to keep gettin’ busy. By the looks of this piece he just designed with Domeau & Pérès entitled Perspective Chair, we’ve gotten some insight into how he likes to work it too. Pharrell said his inspiration for the butt rest was based on a lingering fantasy: “I had often wondered what it’s like to truly be in love, not lust for once.” Can we collaborate on the lingering fantasy? [Trend Hunter]

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