Posts tagged ‘inteligent design’

December 17, 2008

mathieu lehanneur

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belair - clean air at your home, courtesy of NASA technologies

As young french designers go, Mathieu is really worth checking out: his inventive “Bel Air” (above) is a NASA technology piece for home use – based on some sorts of plants that are proven to absorb toxic substances from air.  Also useful to remind us how polluted our immediate invironment is – each peace of new furniture and accesories brings more pollutants to our home. May well be used for topic of converastion 🙂

But new from Mathieu is the “Labo Brain” – surrounding that enhances our cognitive capabilites and stimulates our brain (!?)

labo brain - plants digest CO2 and emit O2 for more productive thinking

labo brain – plants digest CO2 and emit O2 for more productive thinking

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December 14, 2008

Inventive or clever?

camelia washing liquid, by MUJI award 03

camelia washing liquid, by MUJI award 03

Have you seen the results of the third MUJI competition?

I think my favourite is the “cameila washing-up liquid”  by Huang Yi Tang. This clever taiwanese has remembered what was used in past for washing the dishes – a powder-like residue from making camelia oil, which has antimicrobial and oil absorbing capabilites.

Now, this age old taiwanese invention has been translated into new context, thanks to MUJI, the world famous brand with talents like Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison, this time in the role of judges at the MUJI award 03 competition.

See other winners at MUJI award 03 site or read on for a resume of awarded works.

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