In an attempt to save money on rent Dai Haifei, a 24-year-old architect in Beijing has constructed a mobile egg-shaped home from bamboo, wood and grass seed.
He moved the house steps away from his office where he would stay until midnight before going to sleep inside the “egg”. There’s only one bed, a water tank and a lamp inside the house.
“I feel good living here though it’s simple, and a bit cold sometimes, what important for me, is – it saves me a lot of money!” Dai told a reporter.
Nostalgia has come a long way. The Tape Lamp designed by Denis Krylov and Andrei Hakhovich out of San Francisco is a minimalist cube of plexiglass with laser cut slots containing 100 cassette tapes. The tapes are real and can be wound left or right to customize the look of the lamp. Now for sale via Etsy. (via dornob)
This shelf by Daniel Eatock sags under the weight of its contents, but the selection of books results in a perfectly flush edge along the top.
The Manifold Clock is a wall-mounted clock with a manifold that connects the hour and minute hands to create three dimensional movement. I immediately thought this was another brilliant concept piece destined to hang forever on a gallery wall, but lo and behold this clock is available now in three different color combos for only $45. (via core77)
Make Do is a modular construction set consisting of assorted connectors and hinges that allows you to create just about anything you can image with discarded materials found around your home or office. Finally something to do with all that Christmas trash that’s fun for the whole family. (via dornob)