Category Archives: Ingenuity

Ingenuity : The Edible Cookbook

Perfect as holiday inspiration; “The Real Cookbook”, an edible cookbook designed by Hamburg Germany based design studio Korefe. ___ How cool would this be as an edible matzah haggadah, or as any other important holiday, bible/book dinner, or lunch centerpiece!

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Ingenuity : Basic House by Martin Azua

How cool is this collapsible, self inflating, pocket sized, sustainable, glittering gold house, designed by Barcelona-based designer Martín Azúa. It inflates with either body heat, or the sun, and is reversible to deflect solar gain. More here. ___ Nomadic living … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : The Umbrella Light +

These cleverly designed pendant lampshade creations are made by NYC designer Allison Patrick and range in price from $75-85. Find these and more at her Etsy store.

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Ingenuity : Street Paint

Street Art Fun! For the concerning environmentalist, the paint spilled on this Berlin intersection was water-based and environmentally friendly.

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Ingenuity : The Endless Chair

Endless by Dirk Vander Kooij at DMY Berlin from Dezeen on Vimeo. ___ Most of you already know how important and thus trendy the word “green” or “Eco” has now become, specifically for the design and architecture industries. Although I … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : Can Delight

The Can Delight: Suspended lights made from recycled spray cans, painted and fitted with par lamps. These clever little fellas were designed for the Light Gorilla competition by the Slovenian based Zek Crew. Please credit responsibly. Photos via zek.si.

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Ingenuity : Rhythm of Light

The rhythm of light. A design video by Dutch designer Susanne de Graef.

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Student Power : Sway – An “Encompassing Environment”

Sway: 2010, made of 228 bundled steel rods, bolted and joined with flexible wire. ___ Designed and built by 37 first year SCI-Arc students, led by professors Nathan Bishop who refers to the installation as an “encompassing environment,” Eric Kahn … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : Paper Clip Cubism

Ikea recently posted this clever, tribute to cubism storage solution on their Swedish design blog. Combine several of their PRÄNT boxes, paint the inside of a few with your favorite colors (they used bright pastels) and join them together using … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : “The Gypsy Junker”

Micro-shelters, built by Derek Diedricksen at his home in Stoughton, Mass. Original NY Times article by Joyce Wadler. ___ Every summer, as a teen, my parents would send me off to an all boys camp where unlike the rest of … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : The Plywood Chateau

I first found these wonderful mobile interiors while reading an article about the artist, James Westwater and his quite cleverly designed Beacon, NY home in Ready Made Magazine. At first I though that he and his wife building their home … Continue reading

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