Design with life

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 25 May 2008

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Shi Yuan has created a way to turn normally passive things into something with a life of its own. Like this wallpaper that reacts to heat, the painting that reacts when you touch it, or the daily calendar that fades away during the day.

It is made using heat sensitive paint - and it is incredible.

 

Heat Sensitive Wallpaper

Turn up the heat and your wallpaper starts to blossom. Here with the radiator is off...and on!

 

A painting with feelings

Show people how you feel by touching the painting.

The day that simply faded away...

Watch how the day slowly fades away with this calendar

sources:

Shi Yuan , BaekdalNotCot.org

  • friend
    poor | 2008-05-26 05:31:20

    cool for 5 minutes, then you'd not give a flying "f" unless you had some intoxicants

  • friend
    jitendra | 2008-05-26 07:05:57

    Hello!! This is really good and worth it. Thanks for everything. Jitendra

  • friend
    sonalin pereira | 2008-05-26 07:47:53

    wow thats amazing!!

  • friend
    dog | 2008-05-26 08:55:08

    this is great! very creative.

  • friend
    sonusandhu | 2008-05-26 09:02:32

    coool!!

  • friend
    David Greiman | 2008-05-26 09:05:09

    This has a lot of potential if the costs are reasonable.

  • friend
    Daniel Ruiz | 2008-05-26 09:45:05

    This stuff is amazing any idea whether they plan to sell it or not. I hate when I see stuff this cool never make it to market.

  • friend
    Mokevo | 2008-05-26 09:58:34

    Whoa, that's fuckinturbular! I wish i had one, maybe they could make a clock...

  • friend
    Web Design | 2008-05-26 10:06:44

    I believe there are better applications for this.

  • friend
    chris | 2008-05-26 10:20:20

    Wow, amazing technology!

  • friend
    Print Master | 2008-05-26 10:55:18

    This ink technology has been around for yours, Problem is the colours you can achieve are limited and often the transitional colours are murky and confused. It looks a lot better here than it ever would in reality

  • friend
    Macr | 2008-05-26 11:36:20

    What, didn't you guys go through the hypercolour T-Shirt era in the 80's? The colour dies after a couple of years. Fad!

  • friend
    polarizer | 2008-05-26 11:58:46

    kewl. But why is the whole last picture that dark? polarizer

  • friend
    ollie w | 2008-05-26 14:55:29

    bonus points for having the art of looking sideways on the shelf

  • friend
    michi | 2008-05-26 17:27:57

    Wow, I want the wallpaper.

  • friend
    website design | 2008-05-26 18:28:03

    hahahahahah look what I found http://ooyes.net/pictures-of-missing-objects

  • friend
    Marilyn | 2008-05-26 19:15:33

    That's pretty amazing and creative too :) I'd love to see it commercialized.

  • friend
    Mike | 2008-05-26 19:44:06

    This technology is great... perhaps they could make wives like this... fuck em and then they disappear until you need to call upon them again...

  • friend
    Kevi | 2008-05-26 19:57:48

    anyon see a problem with requiring 35 degrees for full bloom

  • friend
    RD | 2008-05-26 21:04:32

    So I can only know what day it is during the daytime, or during heat? I love in Oregon, does this mean I would never know what day it is? LAME.

  • friend
    Privacy | 2008-05-26 21:05:13

    It's like those old hypercolor shirts...

  • friend
    design turk | 2008-05-26 22:13:34

    cool wallpaper, it is based of temprature...

  • friend
    Kadodo | 2008-05-26 22:24:37

    I wish anyone could have a "life is beautiful" poster for home :-) Wish I could have something like that!

  • friend
    Amanda | 2008-05-26 22:46:49

    Amazing! We could use it not only as home wallpaper but as urban art too. Imagine the whole city changing its walls every season?

  • friend
    milo | 2008-05-26 22:49:53

    i want these!

  • friend
    jamie dalgetty | 2008-05-26 23:06:01

    such a great idea! i'd like to see what else they come up with.

  • friend
    Dick Gozinya | 2008-05-26 23:27:39

    that is sweet i want that on my walls . http://www.rejectionism.com

  • friend
    verena philipp | 2008-05-27 23:18:16

    shi,u are sooo cool!!your always truley fan,verena :)

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    ioannis tsirigotis | 2008-05-28 01:57:47

    THE YATZER IS ABSOLUTE SITE TO DEGING .io_t

  • friend
    Nanse | 2008-05-28 02:11:05

    That wallpaper makes me want to buy a house, just so I can put it up. Simply beautiful. Congratulations.

  • friend
    TK | 2008-05-28 05:42:06

    This is brilliant! I'm definitely going to look more into this. Another one of those, why didn't I think of that?

  • friend
    Computerden | 2008-05-28 18:47:39

    great ideas! i'd like to see what else they come up with.

  • friend
    flora | 2008-05-29 23:25:21

    It's absolutely beautiful and amazing!! Just think about surprise you have for your friends. Incredible and fantasitic!!! I want to have it!!!

  • friend
    JC | 2008-05-30 03:29:47

    Very nice, I remember quite a similar project made by front design about three years ago for an exhibition in Stockholm, Front made a wallpaper where the patttern where appearing with the sun light, it was a UV sensitiv wallpaper. But well this Front design project was really underground.

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    Julie | 2008-06-01 02:14:31

    So could we use this ink on Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il and Putin? Would they become sweet friendly flowers if we heated them up? Who in the world wants to heat up their house just to see their wallpaper change? I wouldn't need it here in Florida.

  • friend
    John | 2008-06-07 00:39:01

    anyone know what the name of the type for the text 'life is beautiful'?

  • friend
    bruce | 2008-06-26 14:39:48

    great idea. Also, I wouldn't mind a wallpaper that indicates the weather outside so that I know if I need sunscreen or an umbrella when I leave in the morning.

  • friend
    KK | 2008-06-30 10:31:36

    Good stuff. If the cost is reasonable, it is worth having such things around which gives you a change of atmosphere with heat changes.

  • friend
    WP | 2008-07-03 15:22:40

    Very creative!!!

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    seo | 2008-07-10 03:33:59

    vaowwww its very creative i liked calendar very much :) thnks

  • friend
    Website Design Company | 2008-09-20 15:55:54

    LMAO thats a pretty cool trick actually, bet the ink isnt cheap. Anyone know how much the ink is comparted to normal ink?

  • friend
    cwxwwwxdfvwwxwx | 2008-12-25 15:35:07

    well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how's life? hope it's introduce branch ;)

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    Web Hosting Company India | 2009-01-06 08:47:33

    hello Well Done!! Your all wallpaper are so sweet i have downloaded and set as my desktop wallpaper as well as my chat logo. Its give a good feel to life. thanks keep it up!!

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    Web Hosting India | 2009-01-11 13:22:32

    Simply amazing and beautiful. A reminder of how technology can be and would be used in future to make human life better.

  • friend
    Web Design | 2009-02-07 17:07:11

    Very creative and thoughtful indeed. I wish I could lay my hands on one of those.

  • friend
    Ray | 2009-03-29 01:07:28

    It sure looks beautiful. They can keep you occupied for some time too. Looking at them change.

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    Ron Knight | 2009-07-15 15:39:44

    This is an awesome work, what an art work! I am spell bounded by seeing it. I sent this to my friends to check it out through GTalk, as soon as I came across it. Excellent post, keep up the good work.

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    loan | 2009-11-29 16:58:34

    such a great designer you are ! i really like your paintings

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    Tony | 2010-02-23 22:19:36

    Very cool designs even for today.

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    Bingo | 2010-03-24 05:09:02

    Its Amazing , How much Cost ... If I want to It ,,

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    Ares | 2010-03-26 09:55:41

    Cool Stuff. Thanks.

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    Anthony | 2010-03-30 21:39:03

    Wonderful designs.

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    website marketing | 2010-04-08 09:28:49

    Which paper use for this or what else for Life is beautiful

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