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Stupid Shit – IV

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Alain Berteau Designworks is a Brussels-based architecture practice that has evolved into an award-winning product and  interior design agency.  One of her designs, called Pick Up Wood, is for clothing hangers… well, sorta.

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Sold by sets of 8, these “hangers” are literally just hooks… requiring buyers to then go outdoors and find branches into which they screw the hooks.  The “green” designer thought it was a waste of energy to re-form wood and wanted to force consumers to spend time out in nature.

I’m all for eco-friendly products… I test drove a Prius… but this is stupid. Not only would these hangers take up tons of room in your closet, they are dirty, they would pull the treads of your clothing and could, god-forbid, bring bugs into your home and wardrobe.  Thanks but no thanks.  Lets keep these baby’s strictly in the concept phase…

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Bottle Service

Johnnie Walker launched a new $3,000 blend available only in the Singapore airport… random, right?!?  It’s a blend from casks from nine distilleries, including some from the company’s hoarded stocks from long-closed distilleries including malt whiskey from Glen Albyn and grain whiskey from Cambus (both closed in 1983).  The whiskeys have been blended and given a final final maturation in a 100 year-old wood cask. Blah Blah Blah… the best part is that it is sold in individually numbered hand-blown Baccarat decanters.

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However, if John Walker isn’t quite in your budget, perhaps you should look into Mr. Burglar whiskey.  Not sure how great it tastes but that’s not why you’d buy it… The packaging, designed by London based agency called Fantasist, is heat sensitive so that when you put your hand on the bottle an image of a thief appears beneath your fingerprints.

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Flickd – Design

I’ve been obsessing about design lately. 

I used to believe life was all about timing but I have changed my mind.  Now I firmly believe life is all about design.  Some things work by design while other things don’t… by design.

On a simple scale, this bridge is illustrative of that very idea.

(I have no idea where this bridge is… sorry)

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Owww… that REALLY hurt!

 

Doesn’t Banksy‘s latest NYC piece remind you of the YouTube darling, Charlie Bit My Finger?

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Stupid Shit – I

I am all for originality and innovation but I’m calling it like I see it… and this is some Stupid Shit!

As if the Roomba wasn’t stupid enough, now there is a Muwi… basically a Roomba for your lawn. 

The Muwi won the Bronze in the IDEA: Design Awards but come on… not only do you know this thing isn’t really going to work, but your neighbors will too when your lawn is all sorts of wonky.  Besides, it might as well be screaming “steal me” because you know it is going to ganked by the neighborhood kids once you put it out on the lawn… unless you stand outside guarding it, which is also stupid. 

The way I see it, it only has two redeeming qualities:

  1. It produces awesome grass patties that look like felted frisbees (which the designer suggests can be used to make a chair… huh?).
  2. It slightly resembles the coveted Clocky alarm clock.

Designed by Yong Hee Cho, Yuli Sung, Jee Won Lee and Seung Hee Son.

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Just a Sprinkle a Day…

I’m really digging this deviant art trend – urban landscape as inspiration and canvas.

Street artist, Morfai, is responsible for bad-assifying transforming this statue called Seeder in Kaunas, Lithuania.

In addition to the actual piece there is an interesting short video brainstorm of the ideas that Morfai threw around before deciding on the handful of star dust.

 

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Flickd – 3d retro

It’s all about perspective… here is a sampling from a Flickr album titled 3d retro by pilllpat (agence eureka) that is worth checking out.  Ahh – life in blue in red!  You know what to do…

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