Tuesday, November 11, 2008

While Waiting ...

I have been waiting all morning (and part of the afternoon, it seems) for my Giant Proofreading Project to arrive. (It is a Developmental Psychology text - I may entertain you with quotes from it as the week progresses ...)
Anyway, let's just say that the time has not been wasted. I started on my first ever online course - a fantastic craft course that a very sweet and dear friend of mine gave me as a Christmas gift! (Thank you, dear - mwah, mwah, mwah!) I have as a result this morning started a new journal, collected materials for a mini book, and made a painted cover for one of my scrapbooks. (I might post some of the results at some point.)
The rest of the time I spent hopping to different sites, looking for interesting recycling ideas. I found Oooms, a Dutch design duo who designs the most amazing products -
like this light made out of cable ties ...

... a cable-tie chair ...

... these beautiful wine glass lights ...
and these twig memory sticks ... which I think will look pretty cool on my laptop!
Some of their designs are quite bizarre, like their Road-kill Rug. (Don't look if you're squeamish!)

10 comments:

Le 'usband said...

I'm waiting for the Oooms to give their recipe for Cable Thai Chicken ...

Anil P said...

great designs. I liked the one using twigs - bringing a bit of nature to chips.

Linda Sue said...

what a fun and inspiring post! Crazy roadkill rug! Great humour. I spent a good part of the day looking at Oooms site and beyond. I am useless. thanks for the grand entertainment, dearest!

Esti said...

ha, ha... I like the rug!!

bronwyn said...

Great creative designs-I especially like the light bulbs....I'd love to see your work, sounds very, very interesting:)

Stephanie said...

You are always working on the most interesting projects, and finding the most unusual things!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE those little wood/tree/logs :) Thanks for sharing!!

kendalee said...

Who'd have thought those horrible cable tie things could be put to such good use?! And I really like the little memory sticks - could see myself buying something like that...

Anairam said...

le'Usband - We've stopped eating meat dear, in case you haven't noticed ...
anil p - Thanks for visiting Anil! I had a look at your blog - great writing - I loved your description of the soccer practice and how a simple moment of sharing can connect one with somebody else's passion, if just for a while.
linda sue - Oh, that rug! Man, it would give me nightmares if I had to have it in the house!
esti - But would you live with it in your house? Eeeek, I would never be able to eat again!
bronwyn - My work? Oh no dear, it is too, too boring. Beyond words ...
stephanie - Oh, most of my projects stay in my head, where they take on grandiose proportions. But the Giant Proofreading Project unfortunately not. That one is very, very real.
tiffany - Thanks for visiting! I am going to pop over just now to see your blog. Yes, I like the little logs as well. I'm kind of thinking it would look cute with my little red plastic robin perched on top.
kendalee - I've seen other interesting cable tie creations as well, but I went to price a packet of cable ties a while ago, and it could actually become quite expensive to make something. Yoo need quite a lot of them for a good effect!

Anairam said...

Yoo hoo! I meant YOU! Jeez.