Archive for weird design
DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags alexander mcqueen, h r giger, nursery rhymes, shoes, wacky design, weird design on February 23, 2010 by echostains
DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags DESIGN, funny statements, t shirt logoas, wacky design, weird design on February 6, 2010 by echostains
Since it is impractical to wear your actual heart to your sleeve – or even nail your colours to the mast (you’d need a boat for a start), the next best thing for getting your message across is to get it emblazoned a T-shirt. Logo and message T-shirts are very common, some of the slogans have become clichés. But I thought that the above one was unusual to get noticed. These are made by a woman known as the Lactivist who advocates breast-feeding in public. There are a few designs. All proceeds go towards Milk banks, which apparently there is a great shortage of.
There are some really good Slogans in this T-shirt place. Unfortunately I couldn’t get pics of them apart from the two above. I especially like the choking one (only choking……) HERE
If you like to use that old hackneyed phrase ‘Been there, done that, got the T shirt’ you will be pleased to know that now you can buy the actual t-shirt! Everyone will believe you now! HERE
DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags ceramics, cofffee cups, DESIGN, weird design on January 29, 2010 by echostains
There are some very unusual cups around. I especially like this one with coffee beans on. I don’t know how practical it would be to drink out of, but it looks good to me. Other strange cups HERE
I think this meaty cup is thought provokingly weird! (do I want my thought provoked like this?) Meat and drink, meaty Bovril, streaky Tea….I’m trying to make a link here and failing dismally. Strange, just one of the many exhibits from this exhibition HERE
This heart shaped cup is so dainty and cute. But I wonder what it would be like to try to drink from? I’m now trying to think of a red drink – probably rosehip tea or something. That would look nice. perhaps a little palmier biscuit on the side too – purely for artistic purposes you understand…. want one? HERE
DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags Bread, Bread machine, DESIGN, gadgets, Mother Nature, weird design on January 5, 2010 by echostains
I’m a sucker for gadgets – especially kitchen gadgets. I just have to have them! Of course, I use them a couple of times and away they go in the cupboard, forgotten until I have no more room, then they are relegated to the cellar only to see the light of day when the whim comes upon me. Take my Breadmaker (please), this started out as a way to save money and eat healthily. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way. I didn’t like the bread, it was too dense, plus the screw always stuck in the bottom of the loaf – leaving an unsightly hole. Away it went, only to be resurrected again when I make fruit loaves (which turn out great.) Another use for the breadmaker is for the actual bread making process, the kneading, risings (novel idea eh) BUT I don’t let it bake, I use the oven for that. I turn the dough out, shape and bake. Now this works great for me and I’ve had better results, so every so often, I will use the breadmaker.
I rather like this gadget. It’s an egg seperator….yes I know, why bother, just use the old egg-shell trick. But this is why gadgets get bought – because they are so cute! It’s all very well being practical, but if the design doesn’t grab – it won’t sell. Get it HERE
Staying with the egg theme (which came first? the gadget or the egg?), here’s a bit of magic – put your boiled egg into this machine and hey Presto square eggs! WHY? – are they more aesthetically pleasing? easier to put in sandwiches? Poor Mother Nature, if man had his way…the poor chicken! Still can’t live without one? Get it HERE
Men love to barbeque. I don’t know why – they’re not usually much good at it overall. They never seem to get the heat quite right. In my experience and so my stomach has informed me a few times, those charred blackened offerings are usually raw in the middle. But you can’t keep a good cavemen down (well we tried, but they keep popping up from time to time). Here is the meatball grill basket. Would a man or woman make meatballs at a barbeque? Does it matter? Nifty gadget though, for use on any grill, but I suspect, like with a lot of gadgets – it will take some cleaning. Want one? Meatball grill basket HERE
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DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags DESIGN, gadgets, innovative designs, weird design on November 23, 2009 by echostains
I think these refuse sacks are so cute! (they’re called ‘Happy sacks’) and just the job for all that sorting out I am going to do. But surely they’re much too nice to throw away? Here I go again….. Is there any end to it? I also like these ‘Birch log’ pillows, they come in wool felt and are available HERE. you would be sleeping like a log with one of these…
I really like this ‘hand’ wrench’, what a very innovative design! A bit of a helping hand literally. Available from HERE.
I also rather like this ‘Persuader’ hand bag by James Piatt, it’s even got a little pocket for your phone. A very contemporary design with a touch of James Bond (shaken not stirred).
This has got to be one of the most simplistic designs ever! Hangers made of Hazelwood. There is something so Fred Flintstone about these, and organically charming.
DESIGN, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags carparts animals, james corbett, weird design on November 20, 2009 by echostains
I don’t know what is wrong with wordpress lately, but I keep losing lots of stuff, then they keep coming back. I have changed a lot of stuff round recently, so I need to go through my settings again, make sure I’ve not ticked some wrong boxes or something. I came across these unusual animals made of car parts.
They are called ‘Steampunk animal sculptures’ and are by James Corbett. Apparently, each part has kept the integrity of the car part it is derived from. I haven’t a clue about car parts at all, so where this rooster came from I don’t know, but I like the shiny substance which looks like it’s made from horn.
This hare is a bit frightening, it looks like an automation – that it could easily come alive! Something you would see in an old Doctor Who episode. For more of these unusual animals made from car parts HERE
DESIGN, SCULPTURE, WEIRD AND WACKY DESIGN with tags bread sculpture, dough craft, weird design on October 26, 2009 by echostains