An ode to campfires, BaseCamp is a clever twist on everyone’s favorite camping pastime! Urban dwellers/adventure lovers can bring a hint of the outdoors to the city with three independent “torches” and enjoy a campfire-like glow from the comfort of home. Build a blanket fort, pitch an indoor tent or simply throw it on your desk top… use your imagination! Now, if it could only make smores!
Designer: Justin Chang
Inspired by the art of American sculptor Richard Serra, the A Chapel exhibits immaculate minimalism for visitors of any creed, religion or following to enjoy. Located in a natural open plain, the surprising structure defies and interrupts the horizontal field in in Vojvodina, northern Serbia. However striking, the design consists of just two entities – a ramp made of cor-ten sheets and a roof of steel sheets. It serves as an undisturbed beacon of light, gathering place and point of meditation.
Designer: Predrag Vujanovic
Vincent Koenders’ proposal for a park bench is reminiscent of the classic redwood design but with a modern aesthetic and functional twist! Users can cozy up next to each other or slide it to its extended position to place a table in between. It’s perfect for picnics or simply enjoying the view! Made of versatile Hi-Macs material and grade 1 African hardwood, it’s built to withstand the elements for years to come.
Designer: Vincent Koenders
The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic, cheap, and surprisingly powerful little computer, but it’s rather lacking in the connectivity department. According to a number of reports—including filings with the FCC—that’s all about to change.
It turns out Steve Jobs’ legacy isn’t all rounded corners and chamfered edges: he also (accidentally) bequeathed the San Fransisco Municipal Transit Authority $174 in overpaid parking fines. He’s not alone—the SFMTA is trying to return $6 million in overpaid fines dating back to 1995.