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Design of the Day – Sat on a thousand balloons

This psychedelic chair created by Israeli industrial artist Pini Leibovich will brighten the darkest of rooms and is intended to created happiness and positivity. A piece of  “Happy Material” collection,  it’s made entirely of balloons – I wonder if it’s bouncy! This super cool chair is a tribute to surrealism and furniture-as-art and is featured in the New olds: design between tradition and innovation exhibition at Israel’s Design Museum Holon last month.

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Design of the Day – The world’s first designer energy saving light bulb

I first came across this design at this years Birmingham Interiors Show, in the Designers Block section and since then it’s popularity has rocketed. It was displayed in George Clarke’s revamped eco-friendly house at last months Ideal Home Show event at London’s Earl Court.

Designed by Sam Wilkinson, this Plumen light bulb is the worlds first designer energy-saving bulb which takes on a snake-like shape and looks amazing set in the dark glass shade. (Above) It lasts 8x longer and uses 80% les energy than incandescent bulbs, saving you on your electric bill as well as looking hot!

The name Plumen came from “plume” which is a birds decorative feather, used to attract attention and this certainly does that! The great news is that the bulb doesn’t cost a fortune and a nightmare to get hold of, in fact you can lay your hand on one of these delights for only £19.95 from B&Q! Hurry before they’re sold out!

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Download a ribbon to help Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disaster appeal

Design of the Day

The natural disaster that happened in  Japan has hit  the world hard. As a way of showing support and contributing to relief efforts, British architect John Pawson has designed a number of images depicting a white ribbon with a red spot that people can download in exchange for a donation to the disaster appeal. The images can be used on emails, websites, blogs and social networking sites –  a suggested donation of £1 can be made online at www.redcross.org.uk/JapanTsunami After you’ve made a donation you can shout it to the world by posting on Twitter and Facebook – you can also get your friends and family involved too!

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Design of the day

Da Bomb!

This fantastic chair is certainly a stunner and would be a perfect piece to get everybody talking. Designed by Italian company Adrenalina, “The Bomb” chair is made from thick foam and the red fabric is meant to represent the concept of “challenge”.

98 cm high by 150 cm wide and concealing pointy spikes, it may look uncomfortable but the piece is made to give the derrier extra comfort. Although it does remind me of the female temperament, beautiful and stunning like the colour red but can turn spiky and sharp in a moment! It’s so true…

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