Posts tagged everyday design

Unique Everyday Design: Bikes, Cutting Boards, Shower Curtains and Pretty Toast!

June 28, 2011
Everyday Design
Time for some more unique designs and I have quite a few of them! I guess I’ve been on the lookout for them since my last post :|Sanomagic Wooden BicyclesSource: Cool Hunting

First off, I should say that this isn’t exactly a unique everyday design because there are a lot of different bike designs around. I still wanted to post about it though because these bikes are out of wood! WOOD! They’re made of mahogany by a ninth-generation ship wright. This allows them to be lighter, with the bikes even been raced professionally and scoring well. I think it’s great when designers start experimenting with new materials for familiar items. You can read more about theses wooden bikes here.

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Unique Everyday Design: The Chicken Co-op

May 30, 2011
Chicken Co-op by RAAD
Chicken Co-op by RAAD

There are a lot of items in the creative industry that are constantly redesigned. For example there are millions of designs for chairs ranging in colour, shape, texture and size. It’s the same deal with tables, lamps, stationary, booklets and other similar everyday objects.

Every now and then though I come across something where I think “Wow, who knew you could design something like that for [insert item type here]”. I figure I should share some of these designs I find. I discovered this a couple of weeks ago while going through my RSS feeds. It’s the Chicken Co-op by RAAD.

It’s described by Cool Hunting as “Luxury living for the urban hen”. I love how it’s all themed around this idea of luxury with with multiple levels, a Run and Dining Area, an ‘Egg Lounge’ for chickens to roost, solar powered ventilation, and 4 private egg laying Nestrooms.

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