Glo Pillow - Gently Wakes You In 40 Minutes by Eoin McNally & Ian Walton

Glo Pillow – Gently Wakes You In 40 Minutes by Eoin McNally & Ian Walton

This project aims to design a better and more natural way of being woken than the alarm clock, which is a very violent and intrusive method that disrupts sleep patterns and can induce a ‘fight or flight’ reaction. The ‘glo pillow’ uses an integrated fabric interface for setting the alarm. The time is displayed on the surface of the pillow using an LED grid inside the pillow.

0 Designer: Eoin McNally & Ian Walton

Refreshing Pillow

Refreshing Pillow

Typically you’d expect a pillow to give you a good night’s sleep. However with the Cellular Pillow you can expect refreshed air and deeper connection with the environment. Basically the pillow is an air cleaning system that refreshes the air around us when we sleep. Kinda makes it like how it would feel like if we were sleeping in the forest.

0 Designer: Qing Ji

Neon Tapelights Are The New Glo Friends

Neon Tapelights Are The New Glo Friends

Looking at these Neon Tape lights brings back a flood of memories from childhood. That’s right I’m talking about the Glo Friends! Although the cheap Chinese version of stars and planets stuck to the ceiling comes in a close second, Glo Friends were the best for night-time monsters. Saving Energy And Safety Line takes the idea of this night-glow-lights a step further, by coming in the form of a sticky tape that can be easily put around counter-edges and furniture. Thus avoiding the hassle of turning on the lights for a trip to the fridge at night.

0 Designer: Cheol Min Park

d°light Huggable Review. I Miss My Glowworm

d°light Huggable Review. I Miss My Glowworm

Diana Lin Design LLC designs and manufacturers award-winning products that push the boundaries of innovative design techniques such as their dºlight Huggable pillow. How excited was I when I opened a package to a glowing pillow!

0 Designer: Diana Lin [ Buy It Here ]

Ball Pillow Conglomerate

Ball Pillow Conglomerate

This is a ball pillow project like I’ve never seen before. It’s probably the best ball pillow project I’ve had the pleasure of writing about all year. It’s the “Daydreamer” furniture piece by Feng, Cheng-Tsung and Lin, Kai-Ting. Made from artificial fur, low-density foam, high-density foam, and canvas, these balls, like most balls in all forms of course, are made to work with one another.

0 Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng and Kai-Ting Lin

Pillow Glow

Pillow Glow

Luminube is a pillow cover with integrated LED lights that provide ambient light for reading, easing you to sleep, or even waking you up with its smartphone controlled timer. If only I had this when I was a kid… it would’ve been a lot easier going to sleep when I was afraid of the dark!

0 Designer: Takanori Matsukobo

Music In My Pillow

Music In My Pillow

A cross between the boombox on your shoulder and an MP3 player is the right description for the MU SPACE! Touted as this relaxation portable music system with a mat included, nirvana will be miles away if you use it to catch those forty winks at work! However, investing in the MU SPACE will be cheaper than Sleep Pods. After all it’s for the sake of stress-busting, relaxation & motivation of employees or pepping up complacent teens.

0 Designers: Yuan-Hao Hsu & Lin Tzu Hsuan

Glow Chess, Watch Out It Sticks!

Glow Chess, Watch Out It Sticks!

Glo Chess combines innovative Conductive V30 VELCRO technology with one of the world’s most popular games. Packaged in a stylish, travel-friendly case, Glo Chess folds open to reveal a miniature chess board designed with Conductive V30 VELCRO that illuminates each piece upon contact.

0 Designer: Adam Craft

Music to Your Ears

Music to Your Ears

In a day where portable music devices are a must have, and the desire for “chill-out” time is even more crucial, designers are hearing what we need and making those needs a reality. Designers Per Arlander, Madlene Linstrom and Ozgur Tasar have created the MPillow which uses both light and sound to create those moments of relaxation and calmness. The pillow can be used as the consumer sees fit.

0 Designer: Ozgur Tasar

A Square Teddy with Digital Books Inside

A Square Teddy with Digital Books Inside

From the soft heart of Silje Softing comes Pling Plong, a pillow person with built-in media player and a taste for reading. Aimed at children with an aptitude for imagination and a heart of gold, Pling Plong will stimulate one of the most excellent impulses a young person can have: Adventurelust!

0 Designer: Silje Softing

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

It is always a pleasure to chat with Electrolux Design Director and Head of Jury, Thomas Johansson and this Monday our conversation on Google Hangout was exceptional. Besides discussing the obvious – this years phenomenal entries to the Electrolux Design Lab, we got talking about the typical use of appliances in an Indian household. He was surprised to know that a majority don’t use dishwashers and we still prefer hand-washed clothes to the washing-machined ones! In any case, without further ado, let me announce the Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists For 2013.

0 Designers: Various

Transform and Clock Out

Transform and Clock Out

For the child-hearted reversible-accessory loving design-conscious sleeping-person, there is the Wollip-Bear. Have you had a long day that only the loving arms of a lifeless bear impersonation can give rest from? Have you always wanted to own a form-changing creature that doesn’t just turn into a truck or motorcycle? Here is something softer. Here is Maja G’s Wollip-Bear.

0 Designer: Maja Ganszyniec

Now Stretch To Wake Up

Now Stretch To Wake Up

We’ve asked you to stand up, smell and retrieve a ball, just to wake up! You folks have willingly complied, so are you up for another challenging wake-up call? STRETCH! Simple arms action that arouses you from slumber! Let me explain: the Stretching Clock is an alarm integrated into your pillow. To turn the buzzer off, you need to tug at the “arms” of the pillow; just like you’re stretching out with a good yawn. Novel idea for the kids room, but for grownups like me the buzzing Blowfly works best!

0 Designer: Seung-hee Ryu

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