There is nothing I like better than efficient design. The wall-clock that’s also a piece of art. Using my toaster as a breadbin. “A combination hookah and coffee maker…also makes julienne fries.” Okay, so that last one is from the movie Aladdin, but it would be nice, right?
Efficient design becomes truly spectacular when it’s interesting and beautiful. And also prevents my clumsiness from breaking yet another lamp! That’s why Jonas Samson’s light-emitting wallpaper is so amazing. Created to replace those boring old lamps I can’t seem to keep on my dresser, this wallpaper creates a different kind of ambience in your home. And with interesting graphics, it serves as beautiful wallpaper with or without the light (yes, you can turn it off to conserve energy).
Jonas Samson is a pretty interesting designer, too. Perusing his Web site amasses a slew of conceptual thinking, including the nutcracker dishrag - a dishrag printed with nutcracking instructions, creating a totally separate product in the process - and the gorgeous coat hanger designed to hide hooks.
Only time will tell if Samson’s innovative technology catches on. Given the blog chatter surrounding this wallpaper, it’s only a matter of time before we see this at home shows and in television shows. We love that this is contemporary technology coupled with a natural aesthetic. We also love that it creates an almost 3-D effect, delighting your senses. This is exactly what Brastilo’s furniture strives for – to create contemporary furniture that draws your eye from every angle, never leaving anything unfinished. This is clearly a direction home design is moving towards, and we like it quite a bit. And, finally, my dancing around the apartment with a broom won’t prove deadly.
(Via Josh Spear)