Inner Child: Colorful Home has Trap Doors & Secret Slides
If kids could design and build whole homes, what would they look like? This so-called Rainbow House is filled with secret doors, slides that bridge between floors and multi-colored spiral staircases to wind you back up. Chutes and ladders, anyone?
Dubbed a “magical oasis’ by its creators (AB Rogers and DA Studio, the busy and noisy road next to the building is matched by equally rambunctious and interactive interior decor. Stepping in off the street is a lot like walking into a fantasy looking glass or wardrobe portal.
An over-sized sofa on the main floor is designed for bouncing, playing, sleeping and relaxing. As one moves vertically through the building, each new floor is informed by the colors of the spiral staircase at that level – red and yellow accents spill out and inform white spaces.
Amidst the gleeful madness, though, there is much reason alongside rhyme – minimalist fixtures and functional cooking spaces are animated by their surroundings, but remain modern and somehow adult despite their setting. The beauty in this approach is the blend of adult-oriented and child-friendly spaces – there is no line drawn between one and the other.
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts: Wolf, Swan, Dolphin
“There’s no greater act of hospitality than to embrace a stranger as one’s own. Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts. It’s in our nature.”
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong
Creative Director: Pierre Desfretier
Art Director: Pierre Desfretier, Genevieve Hardy
Copywriter: Kwei Chee Lam, Edgard Montjean, Troy Sullivan
Account Manager: Adam O’Conor, Laura Le Roy
Bugplug | Ecogadget
Taking bravely care of stand-by devices, this lovely bug helps saving electricity. All you have to do is to connect selected devices to it. Built-in motion sensors detect your presence in a room. If you’re in, BugPlug keeps all devices on. If you’re out, individually programmed timer cuts off all electrical appliances.
We wanted our BugPlug to have a figurative, kid-friendly shape inspired by urban vinyl toy culture. A series of early sketches show the variety of creatures we considered before settling on the final one. The household friend:)
↑ Short comics illustrates how the BugPlug works.
↑ Belly button adjustable timer will cut off power after 0-6 (or possibly up to 30) minutes of a motionless room. Motion detectors situated on the top of antennae. Detachable power cord which allows BugPlug to be used with different types of plugs.
↑ Preliminary scheme shows the basic idea of whole project.
↑ Sketches show the variety of creatures we considered before settling on the final one.