Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.
The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.
Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.
It would be relatively easy to mistake this bed design as a bunch of thin wood planks stacked atop each other. Apparently tired of sleeping on mattresses held up by squeaky frames, the Polish home designers at Gie El have created a bed whose frame is just as alluring as the prospect of getting a good night’s sleep.
If there is one thing kids really want to do, it’s to drive a car just like mom and dad. Inversely, if there’s one thing a lot of grown-ups wish they could do now, it’s to return to the simplicity of childhood and play in a cardboard box. The full-scale cardboard Karoq SUV by British designer Liam Hopkins of creative studio Lazerian just might cover both.
While nothing short of a nuclear threat would get most claustrophobics into an underground enclosure, they might think twice when they see this particular slate quarry.
So, you’re going to lunch with your boss again. You get out to your car when you say, “I wish there were a small chipmunk creature that stores my keys in its chest cavity and greets me with a friendly chirp and a key for any lock I arrive upon.” Your boss says, “You’re FIRED,” and you both go to enjoy some mediocre bar-b-que… where you see a band of locksmiths WITH CHIPMUNKS ON THEIR SHOULDERS.
The rotary tool (Dremel) is the ubiquitous hand tool for low skill prototyping. The magic wand of the prototyping world. And by that, I mean it can make sparks, dust, and smoke. The real magic is how all those theatrics can produce such a small cut (and leave such a razor-sharp edge). It is time for you to level up your prototyping game from a level 4 spellcaster cowering against Timeline Trolls to a level 37 mage with a permanent aura of undefendable design domination. Now behold the amazing Dan and his workshop of wonders!
From a working Tic Tac dispenser to the iconic 7,541-piece Millennium Falcon, almost everything under the sun has been created using the deceptively painful iconic plastic bricks. Really, as long as you don’t accidentally step on one with a bare foot, you can never really go wrong with LEGOs.