Copic Smart Marker is an interesting marker concept which works like an ink printer with replaceable cartridges of cyan, yellow and magenta. Unlike a limited, space-consuming set of colored markers, it gives users endless color options in one compact device. Connecting with smartphone with bluetooth, user can select the color they want and draw away. Quite smart right? The only problem I can think is the color switch. For example, if you choose yellow and then want to draw some blue lines, because some ink still is in brush, the line would be a bit green-ish. Not sure how the designer will fix this problem.
By using mounds of discarded plastic sheeting, old tires, shingles, and tangles of electrical cable, artist Bordalo II carefully form towering 3D murals of animals on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal. His original technique consists of sticking rubbish pieces to a wall as a collage in the shape of an animal to then spray some paint to complete the piece. Curious rabbits, toucans, raccoon and even feathered hummingbirds are all part of this project to raise awareness on the amount of stuff we throw away. See more of Bordalo II’s work on his facebook page.
Japan is an amazing country and people live there always have some unexpected idea. Cat hoodie is another speechless design from Unihabitat, a design brand in Japan dedicated to creating clothing and home products for pets and their owners. It is not only an adorable cat-shaped hoodie with paw-like sleeves, but it has a kangaroo pouch so you can carry your furry friend around. Moreover, it has a removable lining so you can get rid of the fur that will eventually build up in there. Would you like to spend $50 USD to buy a hoodie like that for you and your pet?
In 2014, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant contacted conceptual design studio Lernert & Sander to create a piece for a special documentary photography issue about food. The result is below interesting poster of 98 different raw food cut into perfect 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes aligned on a staggered grid. Take a look at the poster, do you think you can name all those food? Here is a large version and a named version created by reditor ChanguitaPie