Unofficial Nooka Concept and We Like It

Unofficial Nooka Concept and We Like It

Whenever a concept comes into our box, I can usually make a quick decision as to whether or not it’ll make it to the blog by giving it a once-over. But when it’s a concept inspired by and designed for an international brand, my immediate response will either be harsh or laboriously complimentary. Fortunately this concept falls into the latter. I know Nooka and its head henchman Matt Waldman so I can say with certainty, this concept watch takes the Nooka DNA and twists it into something new. Kudos.

0 Designer: Mario Troise

The Dog Tag Nooka

The Dog Tag Nooka

The thing about Nooka watches is that they are constantly evolving and setting new trends in the way people wear their timepieces and read time. Using this as an inspiration, we have here the Xon, a kitsch version of how we can carry our Nooka: with keys, carabiner, dog tags, lanyard, necklace and more! Superb fun!

0 Designer: Jaineel Shah

Simple Umbrella Solution

Simple Umbrella Solution

The folding umbrella is an incredibly useful and quite simple way of protecting us from the elements, but after making it in from the rain they can be a bit messy and tedious to store. The POPI umbrella provides a simple solution for quick, dry, and easy storage. The handle doubles as sealable housing making it possible to store anywhere, even when wet! Simply pop the cap to release or contain the umbrella, throw it in your bag, and be on your way.

0 Designer: Massimo Battaglia

The Wood Hanger Just Got Better

The Wood Hanger Just Got Better

I love the look of wooden clothes hangers, but because of their rigidity they tend to be difficult to squeeze through the neck of shirts. With just a simple squeeze, this clever design, appropriately named the  Bender Hanger, slides easily into the smallest of garments, making for a quick an easy way to hang clothes while retaining the sophistication of the classic wood hanger.

0 Designer: Igor Vig

Lasers on my Wrist, PEW PEW!

Lasers on my Wrist, PEW PEW!

The Elusive concept watch came by way of an intern at Dassault Systemes because we totally support the newbies. Yes it’s minimalistic but actually pretty functional too and makes a whole lot of sense. The gist of it all is time is projected onto you skin via lasers. The overall effect is futuristic and saves power since you only access “time” when you need it. Otherwise it’s a pretty nifty looking bracelet.

0 Designer: David Blanc

Atomic Number 22

Atomic Number 22

There’s something delicate about the word “bracelet” – that is, until you see the Armadillo: 161, the latest from bold jewelry maker RogueDZN. Named after its 161 parts, the Armadillo is composed entirely of G5 aerospace grade titanium- the same super strong material used to build spacecraft, naval ships, and armor plating. Using the same software used to create the USA’s F22 joint strike fighter, each curve is obsessively perfected in 3D space, a feat impossible to achieve by hand.

0 Designer: Rogue DZN

Organic Jewelry

Organic Jewelry

Concept X is a conceptual bracelet designed to create jewelry that mixes sensual organic forms with the strength of industrial, almost medical silhouettes. Its curvilinear body and undulating elements form a cincture-like cast – as if it naturally evolved there. The designers believe the evolutionary organic image fits well into modern life. They describe their project as “the re-definition of the spatial order of  jewelry”.

0 Designers: Limin Wang & Xiaoyi Lu

Gummy Watch

Gummy Watch

It’s no wonder that, for younger generations, the watch is being largely replaced by cell phones and other electronic devices. Designer Giorgio Guidi imagines that the watch will eventually become almost purely an aesthetic accessory and if it’s going to survive it better be both functionally simple and damn good looking. Using unique materials, his design, the Gummy watch, accomplishes both of these tasks in a funky yet simple digital timepiece.

0 Designer: Giorgio Guidi

Feeling Time Hot & Cold!

Feeling Time Hot & Cold!

The Rub Feel Know is a concept watch for the visually impaired and it tells the time in a very unique way. The hour circle and minute circles have different shapes so that they are intuitively distinguished. Plus both the circles maintain different temperatures, just to be double sure. The hour circle is warmer and minute circle is colder.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

The Bag Every Creative Should Have

The Bag Every Creative Should Have

The slim Match Point laptop bag by Jacquelyn Schmelter makes it possible to carry utilities around in a stylish way while conserving less space. Designed for artists and designers, this sharp looking design will not only secure a laptop but also features an integrated graphics tablet so the user can get creative in any situation.

0 Designer: Jacquelyn Schmelter

Scanning Watch

Scanning Watch

Inspired by scanning devices for scanning targets in sci-fi movies, the Sonar Watch has three themes – blue for sonar, green for radar, and red for a scanner interface. The time is shown as three targets which are lit up. By pressing a button, a radar/sonar/scanner animation will play. The dots represent the hour, minutes and seconds. Cool, novel design. Definitely something I could see Tokyoflash selling.

0 Designer: Samuel Jerichow

A Watch for Lovers

A Watch for Lovers

This thoughtful 3d-printed timepiece by Daniel Kamp was designed to remind the wearer of their partner, family member, or friend. Appropriately named the Other-Half Watch, it features a secondary face meant to be set to a significant other’s unique timezone. This hidden face is located on the inner part of the wristband, keeping loved ones close even when they’re geographically far away.

0 Designer: Daniel Kamp

Cryptic Time-Telling

Cryptic Time-Telling

This design is for all you decrypting puzzle lovers out there. The Hexagons LED watch uses neon tube-like hexagons to form an esoteric message that displays the time. Hours are shown in green and the minutes are in cyan, and the wearer can also choose between 5 different difficulty settings. Designer Samuel Jerichow says it’s ideal for the “geek within” but even though I might not be able to tell the time, but I’d still rock it. This of course, gets the Tron stamp of approval.

0 Designer: Samuel Jerichow