Hair is a Sustainable Material

Hair is a Sustainable Material

Wait WHAT? Cue GaGa’s monsters in 3, 2, 1… because these are for real. It’s a collection of fashionable eyewear exploring the potential of human hair. The UK beauty industry imports 15 million pounds worth of human hair a year. Human hair has been reimagined as a viable and renewable material. Hair Glasses comprises of human hair with bioresin as a binding agent, the frames are 100% biodegradable and no harmful substances are released during production.

0 Designer: Studio Swine

Domestic Tote

Domestic Tote

Home Traveller is the result of an exploration into the relationship between two items rarely fused together: clothing and furniture. Inspired by handbags and storage chests, designer Anne Lorenz experimented with the form and function of both to create this unique one-off combination carryall. More of a home accessory than an everyday bag, it’s a playful and intuitive piece perfect for storing laundry, blankets, and many other household items.

0 Designer: Anne Lorenz

Purposefully Incomplete

Purposefully Incomplete

Sara Roxana Melvinson’s line of product displays has a unique way of engaging the user. The Vivid collection consists of  ”half completed” components, encouraging the utilization of one’s own creativity while simultaneously encouraging the user to become a part of the presentation process.  The table, podium, jewelry tree, and clothes hanger can be customized and adorned with any material to fit the user’s individual aesthetic. 

0 Designer: Sara Roxana Melvinson

Spacey MoonWatch

Spacey MoonWatch

Adrian Castro originally conceived the MoonWatch in 2004 and decided to update it for 2011 using new materials and tech. Made of high-strength plastic, lacquered in different colors and equipped with an LED screen that displays time via numeric codes and digital hands. Other variations include titanium, gel silicone, leather and carbon fiber straps. The unique shape of the MoonWatch is supposed to better fit the wrist and the overall design is pretty unisex.

0 Designer: Adrián Castro Design

The Beat Kicks Butt!

The Beat Kicks Butt!

Check out Beat, the ultimate, all-in-one running accessory! This gesture controlled device will play your music, monitor your heart rate, count your strides, and even call you fat when you’re about to give up (I kid! But hey… it might as well.). Beat uses an innovative gesture interface that seamlessly integrates into the running experience. No more sweaty fingers or touch displays. Flick your hand right/left to switch songs, twist it to pump up the volume, or play your power song by punching forward! Do want!

0 Designer: Adrien Guenette

Tima Watch Gets Sporty

Tima Watch Gets Sporty

Tima was original concept by designer Julien Bergignat, but now it’s back with a sporty overhaul. Features include digital and analog display options that work simultaneously. The wide face and integrated apps make it easy to access almost any social mediums right from the screen. This e-paper watch is the ultimate social sports tracker! Not half bad looking either.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat for Jonathan Cohlmeyer

Wind Energy Watch

Wind Energy Watch

This interactive watch by Julien Moise uses the wearer’s own renewable wind energy to power it’s icy blue display.  To read the time the user simply blows on the propeller mechanism to generate just enough electricity to activate a short visual sequence. You might get some strange looks blowing on your wrist, but this watch’s cool minimal style totally makes up for it.

0 Designer: Julien Moise

Time in a Bangle

Time in a Bangle

Leaves is a concept watch inspired by women’s fashion. Look closely and you’ll see the shape of two leaves, hence the name. One leaf indicates hour while the other – minutes. Other than that, there’s nothing revolutionary about the concept but it seems to be a nice balance between fashion and tech gadgetry which is actually rare in women’s accessories. Kudos Andy Kurovets.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Prophecy

Prophecy

Jerome Olivet is a man who loves his curved surfaces so when it came time to design a watch that properly suggested his design ethos, the Prophecy was born. Futuristic, organic, maybe even a little elitist, the Prophecy’s design is a continuous movement expressed by the tense curves of its surfaces. It feels fluidic and quite original. A polarizing design but I like it.

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

 ZIIIRO Aurora & Orbit Watches

ZIIIRO Aurora & Orbit Watches

Just months after the successful launch of the original Gravity watch, Ziiiro is back with two additions to the lineup; the Aurora and Orbit. The Aurora displays time using two transparent gradient discs, blue indicating the hour and yellow – the minute. The overlapping colors create green and the effect creates a clear definition between “hours” and “minutes”.

0 Designer: Robert Dabi

The Stealth Tourbillon Watch

The Stealth Tourbillon Watch

Here is an amazing concept watch called Stealth Tourbillon, inspired by stealth fighters. Featuring sharp lines and edges, the watch is crafted with titanium alloy. The highlight of the concept is its ability to switch modes from analog to digital. You change functions by rotating the face dial. Switching to the Dual Time module shifts the focus to the different time zones. In the Digital Module the user can set the date and alarm and access many other functions like compass and pressure meter.

0 Designer: Menghsun Wu

Time in Three Quadrants

Time in Three Quadrants

The MIKEY is another analog watch concept that shakes up the “traditional” a little with its face divided up into three quadrants. Each one is demarcated to indicate hours, minutes and seconds. MIKESY is a newer edition of the MIKESYDÄN. The origin of this design was the conceptualization of a product that reflects the Japanese earthquake disaster – born under the triad concept (mind – body – heart) reflected in the three parts.

0 Designer: LÖYTÖ ESINEIDEN

Revolutio

Revolutio

This simple and modern watch by designer Mickaël Chrost presents a new perception on time telling. Minutes and hours are displayed on Revolutio’s rotating rings and are powered by a standard watch engine. The magnetic locking system is perfectly discreet. I’m really digging the center-less design- the loop, versus the standard circle, is an interpretation of eternity and reminds that time has no real beginning or end.

0 Designer: Mickaël Chrost