Designed by blacksmith Toru Yamashita in Japan’s Kochi-prefecture, these whale shaped knifes designed to compliment your daily desk needs with enough style to keep you dangerously well-prepared. In form of five different whales shape, these cute denizens of the deep are ready to gorge on pencils and envelope tops. At about $50 each the knives aren’t cheap, but it appears the whale shape is strangely perfect for small hands and the round-headed design enhance the safety. Made with high quality carbon steel, with the right care they would probably last a lifetime.
Despite seeing a slight drop in sales in 2012 and 2013, the toy industry is on the up again with last year being its best performance for four years. This seems to be partly down to franchising, with the top ten best-selling toys of the year, including items for Frozen, Star Wars and Transformers.
But toys aren’t just fun and games, they can also be educational. All play can encourage learning, but educational toys specifically help in areas such as literacy, maths, science and music. They’re fantastic for stimulating the mind and senses, as well as encouraging creativity and problem solving skills.
Enjoy our top ten traditional toys, which will always work for little ones…
Superhero is for everything – monster, disaster or falling books. Created by Israel-based design studio Artori Design, the superhero bookends and floating shelf make them look like books are being “saved” by a superhero. Both of these clever illusions, created using strong magnets, feature a magnetized silhouette of a caped crusader. In general, they are just a angled bookend stand and a floating shelf plus a magnet Superman-like figure. The design is quite simple but Ingenious, which are sure to bring a smile to the face of book lovers and superhero fans.
Utilizing the human body as a canvas, Artist John Poppleton paint stunning landscapes that glow under black lights. From summery Africa to spiral galaxy, Poppleton is able to capture various mesmerizing scenes on the curves of the human physique. Some of the paintings were drawn on more than one person. With clever lighting arrangement, these paintings are connected and form a complete scene. Another special feature of Poppleton’s bodyscape actually glow under black lights. To create paints like that, artist need to work inside a darkened studio and painted with UV body paint under the illumination of the black light, which is a very surreal even spiritual experience for artist himself.