If you ever ran into the situation that your umbrella was taken by someone else and it was raining badly outside, you will love the design of Lizard Umbrella. According to the designer, the Lizard Umbrella sheds its handle as a defensive mechanism against thieves. The idea behind the concept is umbrella without its handle seems broken and difficult to use so it can be protected from theft. The tip of the umbrella stem is embossed with lines that slot only into the matching handle – much like how a key only fits into its corresponding lock. Moreover, the divided handle itself is a clip handle, which means it can be kept easily on the bag stripe or somewhere so no worries about losing it. Quite considerate design, seem we don’t need to feel anxiety when we have to leave our umbrella protected.
Do you ever want to draw a straight line on your tablet? Adobe has revealed the Adobe Mighty Pen and Napoleon Ruler, a pair of tablet-minded input devices that recall the tactile sensibility of pen on paper. This is Adobe’s first shot at creating design tools – the pressure-sensitive stylus and a digital ruler with plenty of add-on features and goodies are aiming to take your drawing experience on tablet to a whole new level. Both tools work with iOS devices via a Bluetooth Low Energy connection with the content you create easily share-able across other apps and devices using Adobe’s Creative Cloud. However, this Mighty Pen and Napoleon Ruler do not yet have an official release date or price. Hurry up Adobe! I’m salivating already!
In the world of hand painting, Italian artist Guido Daniele is definitely a leading innovator. By having his models contort their hands into specific positions, he could use his painting skills to transform it into highly detailed and realistic animals onto hands. On average the typical “Handimal” takes around three to four hours to paint in its entirety. For Daniele, the hardest part is not the painting itself, but rather having to watch his paintings be washed down the drain and disappear on a daily basis. But luckily, we still can see those amazing works on photos.
Coupled is a series of playful prints created by artist Safwat Saleem, featuring relationships between two (or more) inanimate objects that are interacting with each other in very unexpected ways. The simple illustration paired with smart caption that give surprising meaning to each scene. Everyday things can give a voice! Check the whole series here.