All posts tagged: Kickstarter

Link Love for May

This week, nature is my theme. It’s for those who love to fill their home with things that have nature at their heart and for those who love to create from collected flora and fauna. From top left to right: German designer Meike Harde encases dried flowers and leaves into clear glass, creating gorgeous platters that become table features in their own right. See more of these beautiful platters at Yellowtrace. Food blogger Aimee Twigger comes up with the most divine images and culinary creations, all of which look too good to eat. This wild garlic and hummus with Ritz cracker-coated asparagus sounds fancy but looks easy to make. She even foraged for wild garlic! Now that’s truly getting back to nature. Find the recipe at Twig Studios. I had never heard of sun printing before even though it’s been around since the 19th century! All you need is Sunography paper or fabric, objects to print with and, of course, the sun. Monster Circus creates some vibrant fabric prints using dried flowers, woven flax and kitchen objects which can be framed, turned …

Art and Design Link Love

Art + Design Link Love

Today everything is not what it seems. From Harding Meyer’s double vision portraits to a book that is really furniture, I’ve uncovered some mind-bending art and design for those who like things on the original side. From top left to right: Canadian artist Harding Meyer specialises in the human face and creates powerful, multi-layered portraits (of ‘made-up’ models) in oil on canvas. You will be mesmerised. Plus he has a cute dog! See more of his work on Tumblr. With these sculptures you get two for the price of one. The ‘real’ sculpture is revealed when seen through a curved cylindrical tube. Interesting. See more at Hello U. When is a book not a book? When it is furniture. The ‘Bookniture’ is a book that unfolds into a piece of multi-functional furniture: a stool, table, footrest, nightstand … Ingenious for those whose homes are space-poor and for those who like to carry their own chair/table around with them. It first launched on Kickstarter. You’ll never look a peanut or a carrot in the same way again. These biodegradable …

Innovative ideas

Innovative Ideas | Link Love

From toilet paper rolls to Indian taxis, today we’ve got four very different but innovative creations. From top left to right: 1. French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet takes the oh so humble toilet roll and transforms it into sculpted paper art. Just look at the facial expressions, sealed with shellac. He also makes amazing lights and other art from paper. First seen at This is Colossal. 2. Who said taxis had to be boring? From a country renowned for not being boring, designers in Mumbai, India have created Taxi Fabric to not only tell stories of their city and country but zshush up the interiors of taxis for the enjoyment of their drivers and customers. The picture here shows fabric by Samya Arif. ‘Monad’ celebrates the independence days of both India and Pakistan. Launching on Kickstarter, Taxi Fabric succeeded in achieving more than their desired financial goal to fund the decor of five taxis. It has now created 13 ‘stories’ and has become a talking point in Mumbai. Read more about this fantastic idea at Taxi Fabric. 3. Children are an under-utilised …

Litelok: The world's first lightweight, flexible and super secure bike lock

Design Innovation: The world’s first lightweight, super secure bike lock

As I feature a lot of arty stories on this blog, I thought it time to throw in a bit of design innovation into the mix with a brand new product that has the potential to revolutionise the way cyclists can use and secure their bikes. Now I will admit this is a project my husband has been involved with so while I may be a little biased, I do genuinely believe it is a great product and worthy of sharing around. I hope you do too! Just launched on Kickstarter, Litelok is the world’s first lightweight, flexible and super secure bike lock. It weighs less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs) – which, to all non-bikies, is significantly lighter than any other secure bike lock on the market – and is so strong it can withstand sustained attack from all of the tools commonly used by bike thieves such as cable cutters, bolt croppers, hacksaws, jacks and hammers. I’m not a cyclist but I know many who are and they’d all agree that having your bike stolen is …