That’s Interesting 12.03.2020

From moody uterus GIFs to anti-Coronavirus desk lamps, here are some things that made us say “That’s interesting!” in the studio this week.

It’s a bloody emotional roller-coaster!

For International Women’s Day last Sunday, London studio Animade collaborated with charity Bloody Good Period to create a series of GIFs that open up the conversation about periods, which is still a taboo subject for many. The 3D animation depicts a friendly uterus going through a whole roller coaster of emotions. Feeling hungry, angry, sad, horny, sleepy, moody and many more emotions is surely something that every woman can relate to during her cycle. The animations on social media express all of these in a funny way, help to destigmatise the topic, and remind women that it is alright to feel all these things.

Understand your cycle here

Design brief: COVID-19

Chinese designer Frank Chou has found purpose and inspiration in the Coronavirus pandemic. Using interior design as a tool to help in the prevention and spread of the virus, he has created a concept for a Sterilising Lamp, which can be a nice addition to your living room and help fight germs at the same time! It is uplifting how ideas like this can arise from difficult situations like the one we are living through now.

Get germ-free here 

Building an appetite

Have you heard the news? A delicious new collaboration is here! IKEA and Pizza Hut in Hong Kong have just released a new pizza flavour, featuring the iconic IKEA meatballs as a topping. But the best part is that with the pizza you can also buy the IKEA Säva table, which is the perfect size to enjoy a pizza with friends, comes flat-packed in a giant pizza box, and is also replicated as a miniature inside the Pizza Hut box.

Have a slice here

Cork, the new “it” material

Famous British designer Tom Dixon has stepped up his sustainable game and released a new range of furniture made from cork. Slightly burned in order to give it a deep brown colour similar to rosewood, this new series is inspired by Scandinavian aesthetics. Minimal lines and curvy forms follow the design language of Tom Dixon, and help us see cork from a different perspective. Exciting to see new sustainable materials in action and can’t help but ask, what’s next, Tom?

Check it out here

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