What would the year be without posts that leave you (and us) saying hmmm, or, better yet, WTF?! Some may leave you scratching your heads, but all of them will definitely make you want to take a second look.
10. Blow Me by Sebastian Errazuriz
An installation that’s a response to the overconsumption of technology, social networking, and instant gratification that’s going on in our society today. This installation might just blow you away…
9. Zipping Furniture: Project [ZIP:PER] by THE:Zoom
A collection of clever furniture that was inspired by zippers and each piece looks as if it is being zipped or unzipped.
8. Ostrich Pillow Junior
We’re all for naps and anything that aids our naps is a bonus. Now, there’s something for the kiddos to help them get some shut eye while on the go.
7. Wearable Sculptures by Tracy Featherstone
A series of wooden, wearable sculptures that interact with the body and explore the daily struggle between control and chaos.
6. CANVAS Seating by YOY
Just when you think you’ve seen it all… This collection might look like paintings of seats on canvas, but these are “paintings” you can actually sit on!
5. For Placement Only (FPO) Engagement Ring
An engagement ring for those who don’t have the funds to purchase an expensive ring right now but want to get engaged. This ring is “for placement only” until you can afford that diamond.
4. 3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters by Suck UK
A set of cookie cutters that lets you make 3D dinosaur cookies – because you’re never too old for cookies or dinosaurs.
3. Scary Beautiful Shoes by Leanie van der Vyver
Designed for a thesis project, these “shoes” challenge the ideals of beauty that are projected onto humans.
2. Love Hurts: A Kit to Survive Any Heartbreak by Melanie Chernock
Since no one is immune to heartbreak, there are times that everyone will need those tried-and-true items that bring us comfort. Now, they’re in one convenient first aid kit that will help us mend that broken heart.
And the most popular WTF post of 2013 is…
1. Şakir Gökçebağ – Installations Made Out of Toilet Paper
Something so ordinary can become something completely extraordinary when you have a creative person behind it. Gökçebağ takes your average rolls of toilet paper and creates beautiful and elegant installations that will make you forget what the material is.