The floating animation pen is a collaboration between Japanese designers Satoshi Endo and Taku Sato who spent six months researching and developing the perfect combination of elements that would simulate a 6-frame slit animation within the tiny confines of a liquid filled pen. Mesmerizing. (via designboom)
Let’s keep today’s anthropomorphic vibe going with the ceramic Face Mug available exclusively at Uncommon Goods.
Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. Perfect for serving milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, tea and biscotti, or your favorite snack-time combinations.
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Designed by Paul Betowski as a promotional piece for UK-based Fedrigoni. Sounds like you’ll only be lucky enough to obtain one if you live in the UK:
To get your hands on one of these amazing calendars, simply email “2011 Sirio Calendar” to [email protected] with your name, company name and address (UK customers only). The calendars will also be available to collect at the Fedrigoni Xmas party on Tuesday 14th December 2011, in the basement bar of Clerkenwell House EC1N.
German designer Miriam Aust has devised a modular method of displaying old, unused books by creating boxed frames that scale to individual books. Extra space can be used for more storage. (via design boom)
Bookshelf/coffee table designed by Shay Alkalay. The slats serve as both bookmarks and storage, while the spines of the book form the top of the table. (via sight unseen)
Any other hot bookshelves I’m missing?
This 2011 calendar is a promotional piece for Harald Geisler‘s typography studio in Frankfurt. The hundreds of keyboard keys are photographed row by row to decrease lens distortion and reproduce the keys at actual size. The resulting print will be about 2′ x 3′. Learn more over at his Kickstarter page where you can pledge some money and walk away with a print or three. (via man-made)