I really like the concept and the sentiment behind Nathalie Stämpfli’s Soap Flakes, a bath device that easily dispenses shavings from soap bars. Stämpfli developed a wall-mounted version (pictured), as well as a pepper-grater-esque hand-held version.
I always love to hear the designer’s individual stories and rationale behind interesting inventions like this. Among her motives for creating Soap Flakes, Stämpfli has a personal dislike for the “weird slippery” sensory experience of handling bar soap, yet she prefers the ecological efficiency of it to liquid soap. She explains further on the project page.
I also recommend browsing through Nathalie Stämpfli’s other design explorations.
This is how the world changes for the better: individuals taking experimental steps to extinguish their own personal annoyances and sharing their results. Mankind ends up reaping the benefits.
Can someone please tell me what store this dress is from? I took a picture of the storefront display one afternoon while walking around the West Village, but I can’t tell from the reflection what street it’s on. I believe it is somewhere between the 14th St subway stop and Washington Square W. Thanks!
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Visited Richmond this weekend for the first time above freezing! It was glorious weather for 1/2 price burgers at Star-lite and watching Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at Brown’s Island (who knew Virginia’s capital city had multiple islands?).
I did manage to mix business with pleasure while meeting a few graphic designers at Punch, located in the super cute Carytown district. Their managing partner was recently named Richmond’s Ad Person of the Year!
I’d never use a normal glass to drink milk ever again. ever.
I admit one of the main factors for my new phone was the camera. My LG dare was only 3.2 megapixels but I’ve recently upgraded to 8. Looks pretty sweet right? I can’t wait till phones catch up with the quality of compact cameras.
3D printed jewelry inspired by the nervous system!! I love the combination of physiology, technology, and art all wrapped into one - especially this interstice bracelet in white.
Spotted this little guy being used by a vendor at a local arts and crafts fair. It’s a phone dongle that enables any regular joe to get paid with plastic. Hackable? Probably, but I was amused by the contrast in a purveyor of homemade goods. Read about it in The New York Times article A Simple Swipe on a Phone, and You’re Paid.