You Can't See the Cables for the Tree

You Can’t See the Cables for the Tree

“GoGreen” is the new phrase that seems to echo around the world. With many joining the bandwagon, it shows that many of us are trying to make a conscious effort to adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle. PhotonSynthesis is a device by designer Vivien Muller, which is a solar-cell bonsai lookalike, tree charger. You can charge your cell, your Mp3 player or a number of other electronic gadgets by plugging in to the tree.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

The Octocube of mystery

The Octocube of mystery

On first sight, the Octocube is all smoke and mirrors. You could spend quite a while trying to figure out what it is or does. Go on. See if you can figure it out. If you can’t work it out from the pictures alone then how about the name. Octocube. Any help? The sharper eye will observe the 2 cables/pipes at the rear so surely it does something right? Designer Vivien Muller has created this little mystery for your Thursday morning enjoyment.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

A Fountain Pen For The Modern

A Fountain Pen For The Modern

Fountain pens may lend an air of sophistication but damn can they get anymore dated? I mean all I need is a monocle, a bowler hat, a tweed suit and I’m all set. This fountain pen design but Vivien Muller updates the ubiquitous writing tool to where I wouldn’t mind using one. Okay ergonomics may have taken a backseat here but hell, it’ll look sexy just sitting on my desk.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

The Cootie Catcher. I'm For Serious Ya'll

The Cootie Catcher. I’m For Serious Ya’ll

Inspired by a popular origami game, designer Vivien Mullter created the cootie catcher (yes you read right) or fortune teller (coin-coin in French, it also means corner-corner). It’s made of 2 basic parts, 4 sections of 8 in aluminum pieces fixed together with nuts and bolts.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

2014 red dot design award: product design – Last Date 5th February

2014 red dot design award: product design – Last Date 5th February

The jury lineup for the 2014 red dot design award: product design is phenomenal! USB flash stick’s innovator and YD’s Design Strategist, Hideshi Hamaguchi, Shoe Mogul Jimmy Choo, my fav designer from Hong Kong, Vivien Chen and stalwart like Gordon Bruce are just a few of the eminent panelists. The absolute LAST DATE to participate is 5th February, which means you are really cutting it close…so just rush right now!

0 Last Date: 5th February 2014