‘Road Kill Carpet’ by OOOMS Studio

Road Kill Carpet | OOOMS Studio

‘Do you know the feeling that you do not want to take a look at something, but you still do? The Road Kill carpet is a continues struggle between attraction and repulsion. It’s a warm, soft, cuddly carpet that attracts you to take a nap on it. But at the same time its a repulsive image of a car-flattened, bloody fox.’

Available in Spring 2009.

More: www.oooms.nl.

Beach Ball Lamps by Toby Sanders

Beach Ball Lamps | Toby Sanders

‘We were delighted to launch our brand-new range of lighting products: the Beach Ball Lamps, at Designersblock in Milano 09.’

Via: www.tobyhouse.org.uk.

‘the Digital Newsstand’

Digital Newsstand | Scott Walker

Scott Walker works Monday to Friday as the assistant managing editor at the Birmingham News, Alabama’s largest newspaper. In his spare time he created this design project that transformed an old newspaper box into ‘the Digital Newsstand’.

‘I’ve modified an old newspaper box to deliver the latest headlines to my living room each morning, and I don’t even have to fumble around for quarters. It’s a simple home project that you can make with just a few used parts.’

All in all, the project offers a new way to view the news that blends the old fashioned newspaper standard digital technology.

To learn how Scott Walker built his digital newsstand visit: www.designondeadline.com.

See the digital newsstand in action in this 30-second video clip.

‘Tour’ by Gae Aulenti for Fontana Arte

Tour | Gae Aulenti

‘Table. Float ground-glass top, 15 mm thick. Rotating casters fixed to top by four stainlesssteel plates. Chromium-plated brackets. All-rubber casters.’

More: www.madeindesign.co.uk.

erasable paper by Xerox

Erasable Paper | Xerox

‘Xerox Corporation scientists have invented a way to make prints whose images last only a day, so that the paper can be used again and again. The technology, which is still in a preliminary state, blurs the line between paper documents and digital displays and could ultimately lead to a significant reduction in paper us. Xerox estimates that as many as two out of every five pages printed in the office are for what it calls ‘daily’ use, like e-mails, Web pages and reference materials that have been printed for a single viewing… Despite our reliance on computers to share and process information, there is still a strong dependence on the printed page for reading and absorbing content. Of course, we’d all like to use less paper, but we know from talking with customers that many people still prefer to work with information on paper. Self-erasing documents for short-term use offers the best of both worlds,’ said Paul Smith, manager of XRCC’s new materials design and synthesis lab.

More: www.xerox.com.