Design

July 7, 2017

Clever LEGO Ads Encourage Kids to Build Their Futures

Firefighter, astronaut, rock star—three dream professions that almost every child has fantasized about at some point. And now, LEGO has used these fantasies to build a reality in a set of brilliant new ads by Ogilvy Bangkok. Surprising and nostalgic, they perfectly capture the daydreams of our youth and aspirations for the future. As the children construct their professions from the inside out, the tagline “Build the future.” succinctly captures the idea on multiple levels.

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July 4, 2017

Isolation Helmet Blocks Out Background Noise for a More Focused and Productive Workday

Tried every productivity trick you know and still have trouble staying focused at the office? Ukranian design company Hochu Rayu thinks they've come up with a solution that will keep you connected, but cut out on outside distraction. Enter the Helmfon, an isolation helmet that gives you the privacy to work without all the background noise. The idea came about when Hochu Rayu was asked to design a new phone booth for an IT company.

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June 30, 2017

15 Creative Products of June by Cutting Edge Artists, Designers, and Makers

If you’re continually on the hunt for new and exciting things to own, you aren’t alone. We, too, scour the web for the most creative products and share some of our favorites on My Modern Met Selects—our companion site that’s like your personal shopper. There, we celebrate unique items from makers around the world. With summer in full swing, we’re all spending more time outside.

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June 29, 2017

Stylish Kimonos Blend Traditional Japanese Silhouette with Scandinavian Minimalism

When designers of different cultures collaborate, it opens up the possibilities for new interpretations of ancient traditions. The kimono, for instance, is a cornerstone of Japanese culture. Often adorned in bright colors and motifs, the garments have been around for centuries and still take their cues from long ago. The upcoming T-Kimono, however, is a unique twist on the authentic Japanese kimono. Developed by Norwegian tailor and designer T-Michael and Tokyo-based company Y.

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