Archive for the Interiors Category

NOODLES!

Posted in Interiors, Products with tags , , on July 23, 2009 by ToroToroTokyo

This Porcelain Light Object resembles fetuccini alfredo, but once illuminated glows a pasta a la vodka sauce.

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OLED

Posted in Interiors, Products with tags , , on July 16, 2009 by ToroToroTokyo

Organic Light-Emitting Diode

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Any electroluminescence that is comprised of organic compounds. They do not require back light to function, and can be used in televisions, computer displays, and small portable devices. These sorts of light usually emit less light and therefore use less energy.

Below is a really cool example of OLED light put to use.  Designed by Vadim Kibardin, This light-sensitive clock automatically shifts color, from black to white for day/night. It is energy efficient and compact, with no wires or central controller, the separate pieces can be stuck onto virtually any surface that has light exposure.Unfortunately, this design is only at the conceptual stage. But this would be a sleek, low key addition to your time kept space.

Images and info taken from Inhabitat and Wikipedia.

MELTING, MELTING!

Posted in Interiors, Products with tags , , , , , , , on July 2, 2009 by ToroToroTokyo

Designers Petra Lilja and Jenny Nordberg of Apocalypse studio based in Malö, Sweden have designed a blob of a lamp. It looks as though the heat from the light has melted the material. But in actuality the designers worked within the philosophy of Apocalypse studio, re-using materials to form a recycled and renewed piece. The studio envisions materials as having a “Past, Present, Future”. They take into consideration the full lifecycle of a given material and use this as a jumping board for industrial design.

The piece itself emphasizes the waste from plastic manufacturing factories. When readjusting machines for a new shape, these massive machines produce large blobs of wasted plastic. The designers took this material and reimagined the function of such globular forms by illuminating it as worthwhile.

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Culinary-Centered Symbiotic Space

Posted in Interiors, VISUAL on April 28, 2009 by ToroToroTokyo

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Whirlpool & Elmar recently exhibited their 2009 Green Living Kitchen design at the Milan Furniture Fair. The kitchen space is integrated and eco-friendly, fusing each section of the space to reuse energy and water. Website INHABITAT describes the kitchen as:

“an advanced kitchen where wasted water or heat from one appliance is reused in a second. For example, warm refrigerator coils are used to heat water for the dishwasher. Waste water is recycled to water wall of plants and spices…this integrated kitchen will divert 60% of the water and heat generated from appliances to fuel other appliances. It is expected that this kitchen would save 24% on a homeowner’s energy bill.”
“The concept was originally created by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Whirlpool and Elmar to bring together technology and ecology. ELMAR strives to create innovative design solutions that are functional, ergonomic and high-quality. They are well known for their work using high temperature treated wood in the kitchen, which makes it water-repellent and more durable. The appliances and technology are supplied by Whirlpool, whose 6th Sense Technology minimizes the use of water, energy and time.”

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All information taken from Inhabitat.com.

‘theanyspacewhatever’

Posted in Food For Thought, Interiors, TEXT, VISUAL with tags , , on March 25, 2009 by ToroToroTokyo

At the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC.

Revolving Hotel Room by Carsten Höller.

hollerThe image was taken from Brian Sholis’ article ‘theanyspacewhatever’ in Afterall online journal where he discusses the,

“…Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum curator Nancy Spector [who] took one of the first shaky steps toward imposing a historical structure upon the seemingly untameable aesthetic proliferation of the decade just past.”

Flexible Living

Posted in Interiors with tags , , , on January 19, 2009 by ToroToroTokyo

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Hong Kong architect Gary Chang has maximized his small living space by suspending shifting wall units on steel ceiling tracks to manage 24 different room configurations.

Perfection in Lisbon

Posted in Interiors with tags , , on January 14, 2009 by ToroToroTokyo

View this slideshow on a really amazing, yet comfortably humble abode located in a neighborhood of Lisbon. The dark woods and lighter accents give a balance that will leave its inhabitants feeling zen without the sand and stones.

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