French artist Armelle Caron takes maps of cities and reorganizes the individual blocks into ordered rows. The process transforms a chaotic city into a unrecognizable, but systematic assemblage of shapes. I’ll be honest, the sizes of the images below don’t do the designs justice. Check out Armelle’s website to see larger versions of even more cities, or click on the city names below to see the full size images.
This fruit inspired wrapping paper by Swedish design firm Happy F&B may just be the greatest innovation in gift giving since curling ribbon with scissors. And, get this, rumor has it that it’s printed with scented ink. Whoa…I know.
Many inventions aren’t given the credit they deserve due to their simplicity. The key ring is a prime example. But let’s face it…whoever it was that was thinking outside the box one day and said “Huh, why don’t we attach all our keys to a metal ring?” was a genius. And then along comes the Keybrid: a key with the ring built into the key! How cool is that? Blank keys can be purchased directly from Keybrid for under $10.