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Bookniture by Mike Mak Design

Hong Kong-based designer Mike Mak has launched a very minimalist and functional Kickstarter project : The Bookniture (ending 18 March 2015). Bookniture is Moleskine look-alike book, can be opened up 360 degrees and flip into a table or chair.

An origami structure design (to replace the original idea of honeycomb structure) is to be found inside instead of pages, which is made of Laminated heavy duty 1000gsm kraft paper from the USA. It has superior strength and excellent resistance to moisture. Tests show that with the engineered structure, it could withstand more than 1000 times of its own weight. It is also a highly extendable structure. It expands 14 times compared to the original volume when it's unfolded.

Bookniture by Mike Mak Design
Bookniture by Mike Mak Design
Bookniture by Mike Mak Design

BOOKNITURE is an extremely compact. You can store it or carry it around just like a book.
BOOKNITURE can be used in endless ways: it can be a stool, a foot rest, a nightstand, a standing work desk... and many more!
What's more? Stack it up and make a table & chair set; Add a wood board on top of 2 BOOKNITUREs to make it a bench; Stack a few layers more and it becomes a shelf! Possibility with BOOKNITURE is endless. As long as you don't limit your imagination!
BOOKNITURE is also light and portable. Fold it back into a book and take it out everywhere! BOOKNITURE makes sure you can sit anywhere with style and comfort.

Bookniture by Mike Mak Design
Bookniture by Mike Mak Design
Bookniture by Mike Mak Design
Bookniture by Mike Mak Design
Botanical Ruler by Studio Note

If you love gardening, the dried-flowers ruler created by Norihiko Terayama of Studio Note is a pleasant stationary to own. The "g,a,r,d,e,n 2012" is a 30cm ruler with stem or blossom encased in clear acrylic at 1-centimeter intervals. The ruler is made-to-order because each dried flower is placed by hand with precise 1cm.

Botanical Ruler by Studio Note
Botanical Ruler by Studio Note
Botanical Ruler by Studio Note
Botanical Ruler by Studio Note
Botanical Ruler by Studio Note
Nespresso Boutique

Australia design firm Group GSA recently completed the Nespresso boutique store in Chadstone Victoria. This is only Nespresso 3rd new generation store worldwide.

This new retail concept developed in 2010 plays with the shape of Nespresso's capsule, with capsule shape repeated in most of the store elements. Each discrete function is then given its own personality within the volume of the store. As with all Nespresso store, a high level of coordination was required with Nespresso and their team of concept architects in Europe from the start of design development through construction.

Nespresso Boutique
Nespresso Boutique
Nespresso Boutique
Nespresso Boutique
Nespresso Boutique
Old Super Heroes by Alex Solis

These Old Super Heroes illustrations made me laugh.

Chicago-based artist Alex Solis imagines what it’s like for our favorite super heroes characters to actually grow old. It is really amusing to see characters like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man in action. Their days of chiseled physiques appear to be behind them as wrinkles and saggy skin have taken over.

Old Super Heroes by Alex Solis
Old Super Heroes by Alex Solis
Old Super Heroes by Alex Solis
Old Super Heroes by Alex Solis
Old Super Heroes by Alex Solis
Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng

China designer- Qiyun Deng has created Graft Tableware, a series of disposable tableware made of bioplastic PLA revealing its sources materials - the plants.

These disposable culinary implements emulate the texture and color of tasty food and vegetables with the advancement of 3D printing. A celery stem for example, serves as handle for the fork; a petal of artichoke then becomes the bowl of spoon. The problem now is: will you throw away these disposable tableware after used?

Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng
Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng
Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng
Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng
Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng
Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng
Graft Tableware by Qiyun Deng
Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect

This secondary school in Portugal was built in the 1970s as a series of separate pavilions. It was included in the modernization of Portuguese secondary schools, a programme with the aim of introducing new resources that are now considered to be essential for public education.

In the context of the new programme, architect Bak Gordon designed a modern extension building that act as the school's central space. It complies with the brief and provides a large recreational area that is external but covered. The building is linear, and opening onto the covered area are the library and cafeteria, the two most dynamic areas in the school.

Strong and bright red colour is used in the new environments contrast with the neutrality of the bare concrete wall underneath.

Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect
Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect
Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect
Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect
Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect
Garcia de Orta Secondary School by Bak Gordon Architect
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon

Today we are not going to introduce you another tattoo of heavy shaded dragon or skull, but of minimalistic tattoos from Korean tattoo artist Seoeon. Seoeon's 'line tattoos' seems to be gaining popularity among young Koreans. The designs involves simple lines, pastel colors and geometric figures which are rare in the industry.

Like origami cranes, diamonds, cats, bows, unicorns and hearts, these tattoos are like a breath of fresh air in an industry full of heavy and complicated designs. Even if you are not the type who likes tattoos, Seoeon’s feminine designs just might change your mind.

Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon
Simple Chic Tattoos From Korean Artist Seoeon