Five Designs That Put the Fun in Functional

July 23, 2015

With designs that put the fun in functional, some designers are creating works which elicit both an aha and a haha. Here are five pieces with a sense of humor:

Killing Time Clock

1. Killing Time
I met designer Weng Xinyu at Ambiente

Plantus Please: Modular Indoor Vertical Gardens

July 17, 2015


Budapest-based designer Judit Zita Boros designed Plantus Planters, a system of modular indoor vertical gardens, with indoor urban gardeners in mind.


Planted Walls and Living Curtains

These modular indoor vertical gardens are double-duty systems which not only offers the … Read More...

Aeris and Altrove: Planter and Air Purifier

June 29, 2015


Milan design studio Lab Fabrici describes their work as a synergistic mix of science, nature, and design. With their Aeris + Altrove planter and air purification duo, they got that right.


Aeris boosts the air purifying properties of the … Read More...

Designer Farrah Sit’s Hanging Gardens

June 28, 2015


Remember those Isosceles and Scalene triangles you learned about in school? Brooklyn designer Farrah Sit would make Euclid proud. She creates objects, like her Tetra, Graphite, and Ballast planters using these geometric shapes. 

FarrahSit-NicoleFranzen_614 Ballast collection of matte stoneware planters.

Sit …

Artist’s Luxury Digs For Fish and Birds

June 25, 2015


There are more practical and less costly designs for fish tanks and bird cages, but these luxury digs offer the fish a bird’s-eye view of the world outside, and their bird neighbors a view through the fish-eye lens of the Read More...

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