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Anarchistic Porcelain Hippos

January 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I have no idea why, but there’s something about a smoking anarchistic porcelain hippo that really strikes a chord with me. Designed by Frank Kozik and K.Olin Tribu, these suckers are priced more like art than toys but head over to Art and Toys if you want to learn more. Available in black, red, or as a pack of two. Kick ass. (via artskills)

 

 



Design

Hospital Robot Buddy

December 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Hospital Robot Buddy (rough translation from the Swedish Sjukhusroboten Kompis) is a graduate project from industrial designer Linus Sundblad that is meant to act as a friendly communications platform to family and friends for hospitalized children.

I have investigated the possibility of creating a relationship between patient and product; a companion that is always there for the child. I have also looked more closely at how communication could be increased between the sick child and her/his friends and parents at times when they are unable to be with the child. The aim is to increase the feeling of security for the sick child and her/his relatives.

Earlier this month Sundblad was the recipient of an annual grant that will perhaps allow him to pursue this vision even further. Personally I think he would do just fine by manufacturing a million of these cute wooden robots which are insanely awesome without multimedia components. (via below the clouds)

 

 



Design

How to Make a Hey! A Lego Table

November 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A nice IKEA hack over at Toki Woki, with a helpful how to.

 

 



Design

Not Your Father’s Model Boat

October 5, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Beautiful wooden replicas of the world’s three largest container ships, Emma Maersk, Arctic Princess and TI Asia by London-based design firm Postlerferguson. Plans are to eventually sell the models under a new brand, Papa Foxtrot. More info over at Creative Review.