Y01 of Dayne Jewell is a special leather bag designed specially for men, inspired by the old time cowboy looking. The bag is attached to both the belt and the leg straps, which means they always remains where it belongs – on the thigh. Besides it super masculine looking, it spacious design inside the finest calf leather can easily hold your smartphone, keys, cigarettes, wallet and ear-buds. Quite cool design! But not sure is that will be a problem since it does look like a real gun holster. People probably will freak out when they see someone wear the bag and tries to open it.
Designed by Ryu Byung-Kwan, Mirin, Kim Hee-Kyung and Kim Hyun-young, “With Me” is a portable heating stick to help you have something warm to sip during the winter time. With a smart clip design, you can easily fix the stick on your mug and no need to worry it will fall down. Even though I don’t read Korean, but based on its graphics, looks like this heating stick is charged by USB. With a temperature sensor at the end, it can get accurate temperature of your drink, which helps you to heat your beverage to desired temperature . I didn’t see any switch on the stick, not sure how we can turn on/off it. And since we will put it directly into the drink, the designer should also come up with a storage to keep the stick clean so we can carry it around.
Since January 1, 2013, Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots has creating a miniature painting with a different theme every single day. Working with paint brushes, pencils, and magnifying glass, Lorraine created superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin. After successful first year, the young artist has dedicated her 2014 works exclusively to Cape Town – in celebration of her city’s designation as World Design Capital 2014. You can watch her work and hear a bit more about her inspiration in the video below or enjoy the whole project on instagram.
“Animals in Moiré” is a series of animals illustrated with textured moiré patterns created by Milan-based designer Andrea Minini. Using Adobe Illustrator, Minini makes use of visual interference caused by overlapping lines in different densities to create those black and white animals. It is impressive to see how the patterns give each illustration a great sense of motion, curving naturally with the shape of each animal.
FYI: Moiré is defined as s visual effect that appears when a series of lines or dots is superimposed over another such set of differing size, angle or spacing.