Headphone/ear bud is a good way to keep you away from the surrounding noise, but if you just want quite, even not music then you will need earplugs, especially when you are on plane. Those orange or black earplugs do work, they probably not the coolest things to wear though. Thanks to Japanese designer Mao Yamamoto, now, all that noise can be stopped by tiny dogs!
The accessories named Mimi Pet Earplugs belong to the brand “+d”. The colorful pets allow you to enjoy you time in quiet and piece. And when you plugged them into ears, they create an illusion of long bodies, so they look like actual dachshunds! Pretty interesting right? So, who wants have your little quiet guardians for your ears? You can get it here for 1,296 yen (about 34 US dollars).
Living Room is probably the most used room when you are active. It is the social part of the home life, a space can be used for entertaining, family gathering, TV watching and other things. No matter you live in house or apartment, you have a large or small space, your living room should fulfill above functions and allow you lounging carelessly. The living room design ideas rounded up below are to guide you through the design maze and help you figure out what actually makes you want to LIVE in the living room. Modern or traditional, minimal or luxurious, closed or open, there are so many styles waiting for you to explore.
Japanese always try to add some cuteness to their food. From bento box to handmade desert, from fish-ish sushi to cat fortune cookie, they just make those food to cute to be eaten. If you are a fan of those adorable things, you probably will get starving because of those edible bread sculptures. Below are some lovely bread creation from @umi0407, an artisan baker who models their creations after cartoon figures like Snoopy, Garfield, the Moomins, and Winnie the Pooh. At first glance, some of Umi’s handiwork doesn’t immediately resemble bread. Instead of the typical large loaf shape, medium-sized pieces of dough form the overall shape of the body while smaller circular pieces take on the ears, arms, and feet. Different colors are achieved by mixing a variety of colored powders into the dough, including cocoa, green tea powder, and sweet potato powder (the deep purple color). After baking, Umi will add details such as eyes, whiskers and noses to the creation. No idea how much it costs for bread like this. But it will definitely be a great girl’s afternoon tea campaign.
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Emilia Lucht and Arne Sebrantke of German design studio We Love Eames designed an interesting lamp Mygdal Plantlamp that allow greenery to grow inside without the use of direct sunlight and water. They worked closely with glass blower to create the ideal shape for the lamp and the end result is two versions – a pendant lamp and a standing lamp. Both lamps have small plants growing inside and LED light is used to replicated sunlight. The lights are a completely self-sustaining ecosystem, where they claim the plants can grow undisturbed for years. Sounds pretty cool. However, I am not sure how the plant can live without water. Anyway, interesting idea but not quite practical for me.