Posts tagged design

INDIGESTION by LuisParamo and BuyoDesign.
Even during routine work ups, imaging studies can reveal the most surprising findings. Free air? Check. No heart silhouette? Check. Pinocchio? Sure, why not.

INDIGESTION by LuisParamo and BuyoDesign.

Even during routine work ups, imaging studies can reveal the most surprising findings. Free air? Check. No heart silhouette? Check. Pinocchio? Sure, why not.

Real Monsters by Toby Allen.

Illustrator Toby Allen has created a set of artwork that is intended to give intangible mental illnesses faces and make them appear more manageable as physical entities. 

The artwork can also be purchased here.

Spine Vodka by Johannes Schulz.

Designed by Hamburg-based designer Johannes Schulz, the concept of a clearly visible backbone to this vodka is meant to represent a drink that has nothing to hide. Brilliant look and creative design.

Histology Dessert Plates by Emily Evans.

I always thought that histology was one of the more interesting laboratory courses we had to take. Unless we went into something like medical laboratory sciences or pathology, we most likely would never look under a microscope again; that is a shame, considering how beautiful histological slices can be.

The Body Systems by Rachel Ignotofsky.

Beautifully illustrated representations of five of our body systems. They are what keeps us moving, thinking, eating, breathing, living.

Smart Knife Sniffs Out Cancer Cells

When it comes to cancer surgery today, tumours must be removed and specimens sent to pathologists for review. The problem is knowing how much or how little you have; cut too much and you may hurt the patient; cut too little and you will leave cancer behind. Only once there are satisfactory margins - a buffer zone of normal cells that indicates the tumour is completely resected - can the surgery be finished. To check with the pathologist was always time consuming.

Now, Dr. Zoltan Takats from the Imperial College London has created the iKnife system, an electric cautery with an attached mass spectrometer to sample the smoke let off by cauterized flesh to differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous cells in real time.

Aspirin: Calm Down Your Head by Jacco Prüsmann.

When I do get headaches, they are typically of the tension variety. A bad night on call, heightened stress, and irregular eating schedules all contribute to the headache onset.

This artist has tried to visualize metaphors for a pounding headache. Is it a cohort of ladies cowering from a large spider or elephants shrieking at a mouse?

For my headaches? A loud and noisy construction crew working to pull down the house from the inside out.

How do you describe your headaches?

Home First Aid Kit by Gabriele Meldaikyte.

The concept behind this first aid kit is to make it usable by only one hand in those moments where you must treat yourself. In addition, the interface and signage have been designed to make it understandable even for children.

Superformula to Fight Cancer.

This is a very heartwarming idea. In a bid to give children afflicted with cancer hope and inspiration, the designers at JWT Brazil have created “super formula” cases for their chemotherapy regimens. These formulas come with a video vignette, showing the superheroes affected similarly, and getting stronger when they take their very own super formulas.

If this can give a child the strength the carry on, or even bring a smile to their face, then these cases have done their job.

Heart by Aleksandr Kuskov.
The heart is special. In a lifetime, our hearts will beat over 2 billion times. It is a pump, a hard working machine, that drives us through the day and night, through the good and bad. It is the first organ to fully function when we are conceived; it is one of the last organs to fail.
And of course, it is the only organ that falls in love.

Heart by Aleksandr Kuskov.

The heart is special. In a lifetime, our hearts will beat over 2 billion times. It is a pump, a hard working machine, that drives us through the day and night, through the good and bad. It is the first organ to fully function when we are conceived; it is one of the last organs to fail.

And of course, it is the only organ that falls in love.