All posts filed under: Design

Lunch thieves watch out

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are zipper bags that have green splotches printed on both sides, making your freshly prepared lunch look spoiled. Don’t let a sticky-fingered coworker or schoolyard bully get away with lunch theft again!   Bags are available from http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com Material: Food-safe reusable and recyclable LDPE Dimensions: 6.875 h × 6.625 w inches Quantity: 25 bags per package

Bombe Surprise

FNND is a big fan of patterned material and is regularly hunting clolour clashes and intricate repetitions. so FNND felt particularly smug when stumbling upon East London’s Bombe Surprise. Bombe Surprise was born out of a love for patterned fabric, culture clashes and London.Nina Ribena first gained recognition in 2008 with her label ‘we are all in one’ – specialising in playsuits, leotards and all things one-piece.  After discovering the brightly coloured and eccentric Wax Hollandais fabric in the markets of East London she saw no other option but to branch out into separates and created Bombe Surprise to showcase her line of clothing inspired by multicultural London.Bombe Surprise aims to not give in to the confines of a conventional fashion label. With plans to evolve into a source of creative content to ensure that this label maintains its element of surprise. find out more on Nina’s label here… http://www.bombesurprise.com http://www.facebook.com/bombesurprise

Weird and wonderful cemeteries.

FNND had reason to think about life and death recently…  So started to look around at how people are buried and found a few of these inspirational and amazingly colourful sites … and it was a reminder that ‘life doesn’t cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh’. George Bernard Shaw In life, the people of Sapanta in Romania (town population of 1,500) occupy their days tilling fields and spinning wool for thick blankets or tending flocks of shaggy sheep and big cows.  On Sundays they drink their potent local liquor of fermented fruits called Tuica, go to church and gossip at the café in their garishly coloured folk costumes.  But when a citizen of Sapanta dies, Dumitru Pop, a farmer, woodcarver and poet, gathers his notebook, chisels and paintbrushes and prepares to carve a poetic and pictorial homage of the deceased onto an oak grave marker in what villagers now call the Merry Cemetery, beside the Church of the Assumption. They don’t view death as …

The Gates of Satwa

Walking the busy streets of Satwa is a unique experience. But turn a corner down a different direction to usual, and you’ll find yourself in the back streets. Cycling these back streets is a different experience altogether. [Originally published on I’m Not A Fiend] From the urban neon lights of Satwa Road and Al Diyafah, just seconds later you feel transported to a sandy village. One storey buildings as far as the eye can see, dusty palm trees, and scrawny cats that eye you up and down from the top of a dumpster. Cockerels crow and goats bleat from behind fences. Who lives in these ramshackle abodes is an eternal mystery to me. In many, it seems to all be men, up to twenty. What are their lives like? It’s another world, and it’s right under our noses. This is Satwa still though, and commerce remains a dominant fixture. Only now it’s nothing but bakeries, tiny grocery stores, and the odd building supplies shop, whose supplies seem to have remained toppled up in the dusty shelves for …

Designs for city cyclists

Top of the list. The bicycle coffee cup holder Swedish bicycle accessory brand Bookman has created a cup holder that snaps onto handlebars so city bikers can cycle with their takeaway coffees. The Bookman cup holder is constructed out of two rings and a steel spring, completely free of screws and glue. “The Cup Holder sits firmly in place never losing grip even during rides over bumps and potholes,” said Bookman. The rings are different sizes so cyclists can flip the cup holder over depending on whether they ordered a small or large drink. The cup holder comes with a little storage cube that fits inside the spring, holding the two rings together to keep it neat and tidy when not in use. It is available in black, white, red and green. These magnetic bicycle lights by Copenhagen Parts turn on as soon as they come into contact with the steel frame. The magnets mean it’s easier to take the lights with you when leaving the bike chained up and also enable them to be …