Living in a Box

Last year, German design firm Transalpin conceived a way to pass electricity through wood and named it Wood.e. The 12V current doesn't actually pass though the wood; there's conductive material layered in to the plywood. This year, they created Living In a Box (above) as an example of how this innovative material could be applied. Normally separate pieces, chairs, tables, lamps and shelves, are integrated …

Blumen by Loop

Remember Blumen, uses electroluminescent display technology to create a decorative surface that reacts to its environment. The botanical pattern animates in a manner to suggest natural growth and is designed to be cut and constructed in a range of shapes and sizes.

JB Classics Spring 05

Jason Bass, the modern day cobbler, is at it again. Here's a sneak peak at what to expect from JB Classics in Spring 05. The Esquire (left) is here to bring judgment and includes lots of laser detail, natural gum soles and a memory foam footbed for extra comfort. The Getlo (right) is an interpretation of urban 'mashed' fashion, featuring a slew of materials (patent …