utility design


Derek Myers and His Daily Dose Of Miniature Art

Derek Myers is a proactive artist, his latest project involving sketching out a drawing a day for one year, using a felt pen. The creative series features beautiful natural landscape which are framed by geometric patterns and designs. By utilizing the paper as a texture to create the rough natural element such as snow or stone, the detailed scenes of the wild become tamed and restrained within the symmetrical framework of lines and shapes. His compositions are reminiscent old tattoo work, with their monochrome tint and depth of meaning.

I’m way too in love with Pearl’s holograms/gem highbeam as a device and I have so many moments involving them that I wanna see

  • Some enemy or other corners her and has her pinned to a wall and she projects a strobe or even just shines a super bright-ass light in their eyes to stun them
  • she and Amethyst get separated from the group and Garnet and Steven come to their rescue and find them imprisoned in some impenetrable cube and there’s not really anything they can do so they’re just using pearl’s projections to play hangman
  • Steven sitting on Pearl’s lap charging glow-in-the-dark stars or glow sticks or something the beam of her gem, probably while she grumbles about how she’s a respected warrior and the right hand gem of the incomparable Rose Quartz and for goshsakes steven don’t you have a flashlight someplace
  • At some point, and I have no idea why this would happen, I want her to utilize holograms for interior design visualizations
  • The gems need a plan and she’s like “WELL WE *COULD*–” and clearly about to launch into some long complicated thing and Garnet calmly shoves the holo-beam back into her head and just goes “no”
  • And then Pearl’s like can you not do that it makes my nose burn

“the gems’ palettes are so oversaturated and gross looking now !!!! it’s terrible show design !!!” 

steven universe is actually great with color design and utilizes a lot of specific color palettes for specific SETTINGS. it does so much better with varied palettes than most shows out ive watched (and there’s a LOT). 

what you’re complaining about here is the day palette or “default colors”. don’t quote me on the terminology there. this is what they look like without specific lighting hitting them it’s just white light that;s the point of the day palette i’m sorry charlie please stop crying 


“peridot’s warp tour palette ????????”


The Swedish K and the Smith & Wesson M76

Invented by Gunnar Johnsson in 1945, the Carl Gustav M/45, AKA the “Swedish K” was a Swedish submachine gun prized for its incredible reliability and ruggedness. The Swedish K utilized the best design principles and features from various successful World War II designs such as the Russian PPsh 41, the German MP40, and the British Sten. As well as its ruggedness, the Swedish K noted for its simplicity and economy.  Produced mainly from stamped metal and a 7.45lbs was also very light and compact, making it ideal for close quarters combat. It utilized a 36 round double stack magazine, the highest capacity magazine available at the time short of drum mags. Firing from an open bolt it had a cyclic firing rate of around 600 rounds per minute.  While fully automatic only, it was very easy to pull the trigger without cycling the next round in order to achieve semi auto fire. Recoil was very modest, and could be easily managed with a foldout metal stock. By far the Swedish K’s greatest feature was its incredible reliability. Neither water, nor sand, nor dust, nor temperature extremes could jam up the works of the K. To aid in reliability, the K featured an interesting magazine design in which the rear of the mag was wider than the front, creating some extra room in the magazine allowing the cartridges to feed more efficiently without being hindered by particulates. 

The Swedish K was adopted by the Swedish military and served in that capacity until the mid 1990′s. However the K was originally intended as an export arm, being exported for used by Algeria, Estonia, Indonesia, Ireland, Latvia, and Paraguay. An licensed copy was also produced by Egypt. Perhaps the most popular used was the United States. Upon word that the K was resistance to sand and could operate after being submerged in water, the K became popular among special forces in Vietnam, especially the newly created Navy SEALs. In 1966 Sweden embargo arms sales to the United States as a result over the Swedish government’s disapproval of the Vietnam War. The American’s said “be damned” and created their own clone, produced between 1967 and 1974 by Smith & Wesson and called the M76. Swedish production of the K continued until 1964 and the Egyptians ended production in 1970. Around 300,000 were produced.


Kitchen Aid Cold Brew Coffee Maker

This Kitchen Aid Cold Brew will provide you with a smooth and rich flavored cup of coffee. It’s super easy to use and clean and because of it’s size, you’ll be able to fit it easily on a kitchen counter or refrigerator. 

BUS:STOP in Krumbach

What happens when seven internationally acclaimed architects are invited to design sculptural bus stops for a tiny Austrian village of 1000 inhabitants? Collaborating with local architects and utilizing local materials to design the pavilions the various architecture firms worked with Austria’s Verein Kultur Krumbach to carry out the BUS:STOP project and usher in a unique new facet of culture to Krumbach. 

Hufton + Crow has just released a stunning new set of images showcasing the completed bus stops. Hufton + Crow’s brilliant photography captures the inimitable originality and sensational quality of the uniquely crafted pavilions embedded within the Austrian landscape.

Identified from the top by architecture firm:

  • Sou Fujimoto (images 01 + 02)
  • Smiljan Radic (image 03)
  • Vylder Vinck Taillieu (images 04 + 05)
  • Alexander Brodsky (image 06)
  • Ensamble Studio (image 07)
  • Rintala Eggertsson Architect (image 08)
  • Amateur Architecture Studio (images 09 + 10)

Follow the Source Link for more information.


Multi Tool Utility iPhone Case

This product is a real multi functional case which adds new value to the fact that our phone is one of the things which is always with us. So why not add a whole lot of functionality to it.

anonymous asked:

I LOVE this fashion, but do you know of any ways this style can be incorporated into a more modern way...?

Great question! First of all, I’d like to point out that wearing hanfu does not require fancy hair, makeup, or accessories - it can be worn casually as you would any other clothing.

That said, there are many ways to incorporate hanfu styles in a more “modern” flavor. You can always mix-and-match hanfu separates into your usual wardrobe. There’s also an entire offshoot of hanfu called “hanyuansu/汉元素”, which refers to designs that utilize elements from traditional hanfu. Here are some of my suggestions/inspiration for incorporating hanfu style:

1) Shortening sleeves and/or hemlines can produce a more “modern” look.

2) Layer on a Beizi/褙子 (jacket) - Beizi are extremely versatile, and come in all lengths and materials, for all seasons. (note: the pics below are “hanyuansu”; real hanfu doesn’t have modern pockets)

3) Put on a Banbi/半臂 (half-sleeve jacket) or Bijia/比甲 (sleeveless jacket) - Similar to Beizi, but with shorter/no sleeves, these can be worn like cardigans/t-shirts/vests. 1st row: banbi, 2nd row: bijia.

4) Hanfu skirts - Try wearing a hanfu skirt with your outfit. Left: Ming Dynasty-style, Right: Tang Dynasty-style.

5) Song-style pants/宋裤 - These pants were popular with women during the Song Dynasty. Try adding them to your outfit. (note: the right pic is a modified, “shorts” version)

6) Doupeng/斗篷 (cloaks/capes) make a nice accessory during the colder months, and come in various lengths and designs.

These are only just a few ways to incorporate hanfu elements; there are a lot more ideas and designs out there. I hope this helps in providing inspiration :)

(edit: links to clothing are in this post)


Under the Luxuriously Intricate Ceilings of Iranian Mosques 

Instagram photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard documents the elaborate and beautiful interior designs of Iranian mosques. Ceilings adorned with centuries-old interior artwork incorporating stars, circles, floral motifs and geometric shapes on a symmetrical blueprint create stunningly intricate architectural wonders. The proof of rich craftsmanship passed down through history is embedded into the structures of these mosques, the oldest photographed being 900 years old.

Keep reading



Price: $20

LifeStraw is the perfect accessory life-tool for on-the-go camping, hiking, adventure-seeking trip. It is an award-wining device since 2005 that removes at least 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, surpassing EPA standards for water filters. Imagine having this “Brita-like” filter pen that can be used in that little stream running by your mountain trail. Additionally, it does not use any chemicals, iodine, or chlorine to do the hob, 

The perfect emergency tool to hydrate your body in normally the harshest of environments.