This little gadget, which looks rather like a butter knife, is actually a portable toaster! Apparently you just “glide” the toaster over your slice of bread, and the bread gets toasted! And if you couldn’t tell just by looking at your bread, the cute little graphic on the toaster changes as you toast your bread to let you know how far along your toast is. Sheesh! It looks cute, but it also looks like it has the potential to be more trouble than it’s worth. What do you guys think?
See more about the toaster here. Via Oobject.
I’ll bet you never thought to spend the night in a renovated sewage pipe! However, at Das Parkhotel in Austria you can cozy up and spend the night (or a few) along the banks of the Danube in one of these well-decorated (and clean) pipe rooms. There are some more pictures on the hotel’s site. I’d totally try it! Would you?
I love this phone charger! Wires can get so tiresome and ugly – I love that MicroWorks turned the wire into a vine! However, they are not selling these chargers, but who cares? I’m going to make it a point to hit up my nearest craft store in the next few days, buy some fake flowers and leaves, and turn my phone charger into a beautiful flower vine! Easy! And pretty!
How about these photo chairs by Distant Origin? I want the top one the most. I love the cow! The deer in a suit on the last chair is pretty great too though. Which one do you like most? Also, Distant Origin has many more photo chairs on their site for your browsing pleasure.
Via Design Crisis.
These Anti-Theft Lunch Bags make me laugh! The mold is totally believable too! When I first saw these pictures I wondered for a moment- what is this picture of a moldy sandwich? Even if your lunch isn’t under attack, these would still be fun to have around for a gag!
Via Design Dig.
I love these wallpapers! They’re by Trove Design out of New York City, which is a two man team that favors a more natural and unaltered look in wallpaper. I feel like these wallpapers would look good in any room of the home – but my favorite is the moths, extra-perfect for a bedroom!
Read and see more on Yatzer.
These cool projections have been popping up on the sides of buildings in Bristol, UK, thanks to the Watermarks Project.
From their website: Sea levels are rising due to climate change… but how much could they rise and how quickly? And how could this affect the city of Bristol?
Watermarks is a public art project that will use a series of large-scale projections at sites across the centre of the city to explore these questions.
For a gallery of the projections, see the Watermarks Project’s website.
Via It’s Nice That.
I frequent Elsa Mora‘s blog – I usually check it every day – so I already know that whenever she makes something, it’s going to be gorgeous. Her papercuts are carefully indexed in her papercut blog, which is a good hour of browsing fun at least, and her drawings and sculptures are so talented and inspiring! She has a lot of heart. Still, I was just blown away when I checked in today and saw her latest set of pins. They are so tiny, and so textured and intricate, and just so darn cute- I love them!
See more of Elsita’s fantastic artworks here and here, and you can visit her Etsy shop here!
Nguyen La Chanh created this completely awesome bath mat with the hopes of finding “a new way of having your plants inside.” It is definitely that, although I think the mat is a brilliant idea for a slightly different reason – I hate picking up a nasty wet bath mat up off the floor and setting it on the tub to dry. Yuck. But with a mat like this, I could just leave it on the floor and let the moss enjoy any water that falls. After all, the moss reportedly does not smell when damp, and feels pleasant on your feet. Not to mention that moss is super pretty. I want one!
Via the Telegraph.
These beautiful ceramic boxes are part of a collection called Oohhh, by recent Central Saint Martins graduate Lok Ming Fung. The set itself is inspired by Russian dolls and Japanese Inro boxes, while the decorations are more barnacle/lichen inspired. They’re all gorgeous. See the rest of the set here.