This New Technology

3D printing goes old school, by Daniel deBruin.

Wood Skins

By Tesler + Mendelovitch

Shylights

Having admired their work at last year’s Dutch Design Week, I was thrilled to discover Studio Drift has created Shylight, a kinetic light sculpture that unfolds and retreats during a 30 foot (9 meter) fall. The choreographed motions mimic the same action of blooming flowers or the billowing of parachutes. Now permanently installed at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Apotek Hjärtat

Li Hongbo Paper Sculptures

What at first look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo. Thanks, DM!

Osaka Time

Cool water system displays time, temperature and even artwork.

Toca Tea Party

Invite your friends to a tea party around your iPad. This is an instant fave at home.

Mini Strandbeests

Theo Jansen’s Animaris Ordis Parvus is available in functioning, miniature format.

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.