Friday, March 27, 2015

Ha...! Trends Found in Movie Poster Designs (6pics)

It seems the past 20+ years in the film industry has not only made a series of movies that are clones of each other... but also movie posters that seem to follow an obvious trend that are not only poorly photoshopped, but also very unoriginal. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Clever Use of the QR Code in a 'Help Wanted' Ad...

When it comes to QR Codes there are mixed feelings of their effectiveness from the general public to designers alike... BUT after checking out what this tattoo studio in Turkey did with the QR Code for their Help Wanted ad, you have to admit it is as clever as it is appropriate... 

-Check out the full ad below: 

Examples of Animal Prosthetics (20pics)

As you can imagine, losing a limb can be a life-changing event... and for an animal it isn't any different. 
Luckily, modern science and technology has provided mobility and range of motion to the following 20 animals... giving them an artificial limb, beak and even a flipper...! 

Science is Cool! 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

10 Examples: What if Logos were Honest...?

Ahhhhh..... You gotta love a good logo design :)
The following are 10 examples of clever ways in taking a well-known company logo (such as the McDonald's logo above) and altering it slightly to be... honest.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Incredible Outdoor Bathrooms and Showers... (50+pics)

If you're looking to add a bathroom to your home's interior and don't have the extra interior space for the expansion... why not design the bathroom to be outside...?? 

-Check out the following 50+ beautiful and inspiring examples below: 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Billboard of Bruised Woman 'Heals' When Passerbys Look at Her (video)

Wow, this is a great example of using technology, experience design and clever marketing to create something inspiring and to send a powerful message.
A photo of a battered women on a large digital display billboard heals faster when more people stop to look at her.
-You have to see the video below of it in action below:  

Bike Helmet + Bike Lock = Genius...!!

 Now here is a brilliant design that makes me wonder... why hasn't this been thought of before?
Brought to you by designer Saumya Arora, this stylish bike helmet protects more than your pretty little head; it keeps you your bike safely locked up as well.
-Check out more pics of it below:  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

VOTD: Large X-Ray Display Opens Eyes on Diversity (Video)

When it comes down to it... we are all the same. 
Emotional creatures made of skin and bone, built for love and not to judge at face value. And there no better way of illustrating this than with a super large display with animated skeletons showing what we are really made of ;)
Check out the video below:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A True 'Card Table' - The House of Cards Table

I'm sure we have all seen or own a card table... but I'm sure it isn't anything like The House of Cards Table

Monday, March 2, 2015

Amazing Bridges From Around the Globe (11pics)

One of the greatest early creations built by man has to be the bridge...
The idea is very simple - build a connection from point A to point B overcoming an obstacle. 
Whether that obstacle is a body of water, a canyon or a road, these designs have evolved with imagination and technical know-how to become an incredible addition to the landscape around us.
...below are a few of the many amazing bridges from around the world.  

Very Cool: The Minimalistic "Myk" Clock. (video)

When I first saw the "Myk" clock, the flexible fabric face reminded me of the BMW prototype car GINA... Although just a prototype and still in the testing phase, the elegant design is sure to be  a hit with any modern contemporary home or lifestyle...  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Have a News Tip You Wanna Share...?

Hey Everybody...!!! (yes, i'm talking to you)

I just wanted to step back and thank you all for being part of the laorosa community whether your a designer, creative or just curious of 'what else is out there'.... And a double 'Thanks' for all who have suggested the wonderful news tips and please....KEEP 'EM COMIN'... :)
...there are so many great stories out there from the latest in design, out-of-this-world gadgets, inspiring photography, innovations in science, latest creative trends, environmentally conscious design and much more.
I really do appreciate all of you readers out there and the news tips that you suggest...

Thanks Again!

Lopez Island Cabin (7pics)

The Lopez Island Cabin is a 1,300 sq foot 'cabin' located on a wooded bluff above Puget Sound and is far from 'roughing it'.... Designed by Stuart Silk Architects, this contemporary retreat will bring you closer to nature with all the modern/contemporary commodities in mind...  Check out incredible photos of it below:  

Here we go again: Unusual Bed Designs (10pics)

A while back we did a post with Unusual Bed Designs.... below are some more beds that are out of the ordinary... 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

This Singapore Home has Beautiful Curves (6pics)

Wanna see a house with curves...? 
Look no further with The Ninety7 House by Aamer Architects. This Singapore home takes modern contemporary to the next level and has an incredible pool to match...! 
-Check out more pics below:  

VIDEO: No Bike Lane? No Problem!

Do you get frustrated when your on your bike and there isn't a bike lane in sight? Not to worry with the Projector Bike Lane, because you can project a virtual bike lane wherever you go! 
...check it out in action below:  

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The 'Clever' Bang! Lamp... (video)

With the Bang! Lamp you can shoot the lights on and/or off with a gun-shaped remote... Not only does the lamp switch off/on for you, but it also tilts when shot at...! 
FUN! the demo video below:  

Monday, February 16, 2015

How Cute... Kid's Guessing The Uses of Old Technology (video)

Technology develops and evolves so fast that even today's generation looks at what we had as kids like Paleontologists with dinosaur bones...
Below is a video of a group of French children handling and guessing the use of technology of the past 30 years, including the Game Boy, Coleco Vision, 8-Track Player and Floppy Discs to name a few. After watching this video you can't help but think what future generations will think of today's technologies of Multi-Touch Smart Phones, Tablet Computing, the Internet, Gas-Powered Vehicles and tying your shoes by hand.... 

Star Wars Characters Steam-Punked (10pics)

Happy Monday Everyone...
This is a great follow-up to a previous post we did about Steam-Punked Lightsabers....
The following illustrations by Bjorn Hurri, elegantly illustrate the characters from Star Wars with the steam-punk treatment. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bonsai Tree Forts...Wow!

If I could shrink myself, I would definitely want to live here. These miniature tree forts built right into actual bonsai trees by artist Takanori Aiba, truly define awesome...