Tuesday Inspirations

It goes without saying that there’s a lot of out-of-the-box designs and art out there. Here’s what I stumbled upon recently that I’d like to share!


From The Design Blog: Adding playfulness to your portable systems, South African designer Anine Kirsten has created a set of speakers named the “Creature” that connecting to your laptop lets you enjoy surround sound. Featuring a flexible design, users can shape or expand the speakers according to their aesthetic preferences and acoustic needs, making it an interactive and versatile accessory for your laptop. Setting the drivers at an ideal angle (70 degrees), the Creature allows maximum sound distribution. Providing a wide range of color options (about 15), the speaker set also includes three buttons, to turn the volume up, down or mute, on its body.







From The Cool Hunting: The lead lensman and photo editor behind the forthcoming book “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking,” photographer Ryan Matthew Smith captures food and drink with a keen eye for composition, detail and delectability. In a recent interview with Feature Shoot, Smith discusses the making of the 2,400-page tome and his contribution to making the book renowned chef Ferran Adrià says “will change the way we understand the kitchen.”








From Blog Makezine: Typophile Shaun Chung created this Rubik’s cube stamp featuring Chinese characters that combine to form verses from a traditional children’s poem. He laser-etched the characters from wood and affixed them to the cube.


From Kickstarter: This Roto-uku concept was designed to require as few parts as necessary. so the body was reduced to a single sheet of carbon fiber or veneer that is treated to be rigid. The holes for the tuning peg, bridge, and sound-holes are cut after the part is cured rigid. After the tuner pegs are inserted and strings are tuned you have a unique instrument with a minimal number of parts.

And personal favorite for the day:

Café Storm at Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp


From We Heart: Located in the heart of the old harbour, The City Museum of Antwerp is a mesmerisingly beautiful new building, design by Rotterdam based Neutelings Riedijk Architects, and whilst you won’t get to experience the museum itself until its official opening on 17th May 2011, there’s no better place to soak up the beauty of its elegant spiral design than in the industrial-chic Café Storm, that sits at the foot of the utterly stunning, 60 metre high building…











This one is a little out of topic but awesome all the same.

Contemplating getting it. DJ Bambi in da house!


From Uncrate: Ever wanted to dabble in the dark arts of DJing, but lack the funds to buy a room full of specialized equipment? Now all you need is an iPad. Djay ($20) is a full-on virtual DJ system for the iPad, offering two virtual turntables (unfortunately sans microphone), mixer, tempo, and EQ controls, direct access to your iPad’s music library, AirPlay integration, BPM analysis with automatic beat and tempo matching, the ability to record your sets, an Automix mode, and support for 4.2 multitasking, so it can keep playing the background while you sneak in a couple stages of Angry Birds.


One comment

  1. Wow, I really love that Chinese character Rubik’s cube…I’m sure I can memorize 54 characters and read it to Elena one day! =)

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