Sunday, January 18, 2009

Design A Day: Sponge Pillow

The sponge pillow would be great for going to sleep with wet hair. Theoretically, it would also absorb your dreams during the night, which you could then squeeze out the next day in a cup. And if you so choose, you could ingest your dreams to remember them again, or wash your hands with them to be done with confusing thoughts. The stand by of sponge designs is helping me out in this time of idea shortage. Like a faucet being turned... oh, that gives me an idea.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Design A Day: Smoking Watch

Using the cigarette as means to tell the passage of time. I enjoy watching the passage of time through the decay of something. I don't enjoy cigarettes though.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Design A Day: Sponge Bed

Another sponge idea. It would be good for hot climates, one could water the bed before going to sleep, and the evaporation would help to cool you down throughout the night.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Design A Day: Sprout Sponge

The Sprout Sponge is designed to have strategically placed openings to place seeds for sprouting. Sprouts are an excellent source of nutrition. With the Sprout Sponge, a person could purchase the seeds  in bulk and create a handful of seeds everyday by adding a little water to the sponge to supplement their diet in a natural means. (A sponge probably doesn't even have to be designed for this, you could go out and do this right now with a regular sponge).

Monday, January 12, 2009

Design A Day: Milkshake Tshirt

The concept for this t-shirt originates from the film There Will Be Blood. If you saw the movie, you understand. The straw that comes off the t-shirt can be sucked on to create the slurping sound of an empty glass, so that people around you know who gets the last drop.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Design A Day: Fire Prevention

This is to protect houses in Southern California from the seasonal brush fires. The heat from the fire triggers balloons to inflate in the house, lifting it up and away from the flames. The hotter the fire, the greater the inflation. Its a natural reactionary system, that will act in kind to the threat at hand.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Design A Day: Coffin Bookshelf

This one is a two for one. A Coffin Bookshelf will be the only bookshelf you need. It constantly reminds to carefully examine how much you possess, because you can't take it with you. It has a function of organizing the items you do end up owning. Then, at the end of your life, the coffin aspect becomes functional as all items are cleared and willed away to others, and you inhabit it. It's made of sustainably harvested douglas fir from Oregon.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Design A Day: Exacto Earrings

This is what I do with all my left over Exacto blades that don't give a clean edge while cutting foam core.