We thought vinyl records were dead at one point and boy were we wrong. A Lithuanian company called BrainMonk is apparently betting on the same thing happening with audio cassettes. They might be on to something, since according to Billboard cassette album sales in the United States increased by 74% in 2016.  Wow is all I can say to that. I sincerely doubt it but you can’t really argue with the design concept of Elbow – it looks great and even kind of cool.

Elbow Cassette Player

I’d buy it. I don’t know what I’d use it for since most of my cassette collection is likely ripe for trash right now. But I’d buy it.

via: Ško Ro

Nox is a portable luminaire by Zurich-based designer Alfredo Häberli for a Danish brand Astep. This simple night lamp looks almost too simple, but it has an advantage. It has a wireless charging system with induction technology, so you can use it unplugged. You can carry it around wherever you need light both indoors and outdoors. It’s touch dimmer makes the Nox light versatile. It offers anything from a cozy soft light at a dinner party or a brighter light for reading. And that’s it. Do you need more from a lamp? I don’t think so.

You probably know the no-brand design of Muji and you probably know that the products it makes come in all varieties and sizes. From stationary and clothes to kitchen appliances and at one point even a car. Well you can now add a prefabricated house to that list. True to form the Muji Hut is both minimal and stylish and can be yours for a mere €25,000 complete with construction at the location of your choosing. That is of course as long as you live in Japan. Bummer.

P.S.: Not really sure what the toilet situation is. It looks like you’re going to have to put the hut near some bushes…

via: SoraNews24

Have you ever found yourself wanting to rearrange products in a supermarket, just because composition of the stuff on the shelves would look better? Don’t get me started on colours that don’t go together in the sweets section. Shelves would look so much better if for instance chocolates would be stacked into a rainbow.

Well anyway, this are the things I thought of first when I saw the installations by Carson Davis Brown. He artistically rearranges things in stores without their permission.

Mass is a site specific installation project about creating visual disruptions in places of mass (to date: big-box stores, super-centers, etcetera). At an intersection between Street Art and Land Art, installations are made without permission, using found materials within the retail landscape. The works are made, photographed, then left to be experienced by passersby and ultimately dissembled by location staff. Photo documentation of Mass works are initially exhibited in a consumer landscape. Printed, framed (in unsold frames) and exhibited in-stores; all without permission.

Carson Davis Brown: fb / web / instagram
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Need some coffee? I doubt this will help you quench your thirst, but it’s oddly soothing to watch. Finnish family owned company Paulig has been roasting coffee since 1876, so they know what they’re doing. They’ve teamed up with filmmaker Lucas Zanotto to create this mesmerizing clip. You won’t be able to stop watching it. Too bad we can’t actually taste it as well.

via: the awesomer

Illustrator Nikita Golubev (aka ProBoyNick) from Moscow, Russia, found a new media for his illustrations. He transforms dirty vehicles covered with layers of dust and dirt into works of art.

This ongoing Dirty Car Art project is bringing beauty to grit and grime of his city and I can’t wait to see more of his masterpieces.

Nikita Golubev: fb / behance / instagram
via: my modern met