I love decorating Easter eggs almost as much as I love eating chocolate rabbits. These gorgeous recipes for beautiful eggs and more are collected over at 2ModernBlog – check them out and have some fun with your colorings this year.
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I can’t really tell what it would ride like, but this Nissan IV concept car is, well, a bit eye-catching. The ultra lightweight car was designed for 1,000 pound challenge at the 2010 LA Auto Show. It looks about 2035, with electric power, and the use of “organic synthetics” – parts grown like pumpkins and rutabegas. A totally natural process, theoretically 100% sustainable and carbon-neutral. Seats for four. The car also sports a photo-voltaic rooftop, as well as a regenerative capacitor technology that returns 60% of kinetic energy spent.
I’ll be planting one next year.
Check out the other entries at the LA Auto Show.
Obviously goaded by my deep love for the color green, I had to share this incredibly cool, naturally-inspired dishware that I found on 2modern Design Talk. They are made from silica sand, are very flexible, and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Designer Nao Tamura’s beautiful and functional designs can be viewed at her site here. Enjoy!
Really? A high-heeled number made of carbon fiber? Designed by London architect Julian Hakes? I’d wear it. Bet I would have to mortgage my house for it though.
Hat tip to Gizmodo
I am going to have to sit down and really put my brain to it to come up with something cooler than a marriage between R. Crumb and a Burton snowboard. Called the Private Stock collection, the special limited edition boards will run about $400 at select shops.
Hat tip to Cool Hunting.
Do I love this or what? Simply the best recycling project I have stumbled upon in a very long time, Art O Mats are recycled cigarette vending machines that have trade cancer sticks for artwork. Pull the old levers to feel that reassuring click as the art is released into the bin and your waiting hand. There are 82 active machines located across the country. Check out their website to find a location near you.
Ever wanted to create your own set from Fantasia’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice? Check out this cartoonish furniture by designer / artist Vincent Leman. From his site:
Taking an abstract idea, refining proportions, placing lines, integrating functionality, and endowing this spark of imagination with real, physical presence is a process that gives me great joy.
His quirky, fun and functional art can be had at artfulhome.