Berlin based dancer Mickael Jou get the idea from being taken photos by tourist, combines his love of photos with dance together and undertakes a project to capture 365 self-portraits. In this project, Jou creative seemingly defies gravity in some snaps, while others feature him in skillful dance poses. The results inject a sense of escapism to otherwise ordinary situations – Jou almost floating through the air. Quite interesting series. The only thing I can think when looks at these photos is why he need to take off his shoes, which makes he looks less like flying somehow.
Utilizing bamboo’s natural cylinder shape which is perfect for housing components, designer Jordan Korokna’s Bamboo Torch flashlight aims to reduce material waste with a more sustainable, ecological and financially beneficial material – bamboo. Its tactile feel and natural antibacterial quality are a refreshing change to cheap, brightly colored plastics and metal. It sounds nice. However, it is quite impossible to make a mass-production since each bamboo might have different diameter. How it can hold standard inner component perfectly? If it can’t, then some kind of filling need to be introduced and it won’t achieve design’s financially beneficial aim any more. Maybe, I am wrong…
If you enjoy the aesthetic appeal of animal antlers but hate the idea of taxidermy, Elkebana might be the perfect wall decoration idea for you. Inspired by “ikebana” – the ancient Japanese art of arranging floral elements in harmonious compositions, Elkebana brings the ancient art of ikebana to the wall, transforming the wall trophy idea into a continuously mutating, colorful creature. As the first trophy for plant lovers, all you need are flowers, branches and imagination.
We know there are many people crazy about cat. Just like the Cat Ear Headphones we featured month ago, there is another product let you show off your passion about cat on your head. And this one goes even further – it is literally “cat-shaped”, not “cat ear-shaped” since Japanese designer Campanella creates a cat hairband that will place a life-sized kitty on your head. Campanella display the hairband at Design Festa, an annual expo in Tokyo and receive outpouring of interest and support. However, she currently has no plan to produce the headband regularly. Hence people who want to get the hairband and live outside the Japan will be disappointed.