A Slap in the Face to Wait Artists

A Slap in the Face to Wait Artists

Those who pride themselves in balancing the flat tray above their head have had their head above the clumsy rest of us. This “Drink’Tray” has finger holes for you to grip. You can grip tight and no more spillin’ for you. Use it at home to feel like a pro, or bring it to work for restaurant madness. Like training wheels for those servicing the drunk grabby-types.

0 Designer: Martino D'Esposito

Brass Knuckles Purse Would Probably Give Me A Black Eye

Brass Knuckles Purse Would Probably Give Me A Black Eye

I’m not saying I’m a misogynist, but I can’t help but feel traitorous with respect to my sex for posting this brass knuckle inspired “Punch-Bag.” I’m sure a woman who would use this on an ungentlemanly man would have good reason, but I can only hope the knuckles themselves are as plastic as the bag.  For those interested in the odd textile, it’s a laser-sintered polyamide formed into mobius-like links that chain together.

0 Designer: Jiri Evenhuis & Janne Kyttanen

Keep on Finger Snippin

Keep on Finger Snippin

Cut! It! Out! You’ve got to be kidding me, girl! These scissors get three snaps in a circle, that’s my word. I suppose they’ll cause carpal tunnel, but what doesn’t, these days? Not much, I’ll tell you that. So will designer Efrat Gommeh.

And don’t forget the bonus concept!

0 Designer: Efrat Gommeh

I Am Not of the Bottle, but the Glass!

I Am Not of the Bottle, but the Glass!

Your no-wino-am-I-oh-me-oh-my-oh worries are over, Heidi! The glass is now the bottle. As the designer, Mister Edouard Larmaraud, (a Frenchmen, of course,) says: the gesture of “drinking straight from the bottle” become less vulgar when the bottle is made for the drinking. Add this to the Industrial Design shelf of things that everyone wants but noone would dare use.

0 Designer: Edouard Larmaraud

Time, the Immovable Object

Time, the Immovable Object

Do you carry a watch anymore? That’d be stylish. Do you wear one on your wrist? That’d be so 90′s. Designer Stas Aki stops the hands of the clock without stopping time. Don’t misunderstand it! It’s a look at global togetherness. If the global economy isn’t evidence enough, the Aki Clock identifies how much we’re tied together, all over time.

0 Designer: Stas Aki

Sruli Recht Xiengkok Bow-Ties

Sruli Recht Xiengkok Bow-Ties

Now this is a story, all about how Jonathan Roquemore’s life got flipped-turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how he found a unique textile for bow-ties in a town called Xiengkok.

Seriously.

0 Designer: Sruli Recht

Airplane Alarm Clock Redux

Airplane Alarm Clock Redux

The same two-display clock you pick up before each flight (because you lose it between each flight.) The Industrial Facility’s designed this perfected object for IDEA International, Japan. IDEA plans on unveiling the production model at 100% Design London. It’s called “Jetlag,” and it’s sky high!

0 Designer: Industrial Facility

Blinded by the Price

Blinded by the Price

A device to see without sight, adding distinguishable sound to objects that can’t be identified by sound. Dubbed “Info Jewelry” by designer Ryoji Takahashi, this ring and earpiece combo are used to scan products in stores. Once scanned with the ring, the signal is sent to the earpiece which conveys the product name and expiration date, where applicable. What other use could such a thing be? Perhaps many things could come of it!

0 Designer: Ryoji Takahashi

Food Balls Around the Neck

Food Balls Around the Neck

You remember the ubiquitous Candy Necklace, right? Many of you probably still indulge in edible jewelry now and again. While the Candy Necklace might not have been designer His-Ju Chang’s primary inspiration, she has certainly refined the art. Using the surplus of the world, here’s the solution to global hunger: the Food Necklace!

0 Designer: His-Ju Chang assisted by Yu-Lei Chu

Touchy Radio, Go Ahead and Stroke It

Touchy Radio, Go Ahead and Stroke It

White Fruit Radio follows how biological organisms organize their internal and external components, both of which are intimately related. Electronics today are often designed linearly with one following the other. White Fruit is made of sycamore for its acoustic properties and an LED substrate is hidden beneath the thin surface. But wait a minute, no knobs or buttons?

0 Designer: Swann Bourotte

Trend Report: Too Late Watch

Trend Report: Too Late Watch

They’re a huge hit in Italy, over 10,000 watches sold in the first 10 days and half a million in the first year of distribution. The waterproof version was just released this past September. The Too Late Watch is the most simplistic of simple timepieces with nothing more than a monochrome digital readout. Hell, it doesn’t even have an alarm function but it does come in a bazillion colors.

0 Designer: Too Late [ Buy It Here ]

Casting a Shadow on Old Wall Clocks

Casting a Shadow on Old Wall Clocks

Mobile phones, cable boxes, alarm clocks, and microwaves are just a few examples of where time can be read at a glance. The need for a single centralized wall clock seems pointless unless you take its intrinsic design value to heart. For example, Definition of Time by Wooteik Lim (love the name) envisages a timepiece not really suited for easy time telling but the piece is quite sculptural easily making it a centerpiece in your home.

0 Designer: Wooteik Lim

Smells Like Noon

Smells Like Noon

And you know what that means right? LUNCHTIME! Everyday at noon butterflies flutter around this clock called “Scent of Time” because they’re drawn to the sweet smell of roses in bloom. Lets extend that concept further by allowing you to designate what each hour smells like via tiny fragrance capsules. Once you train your brain to the hourly smells, you’ll be able to gauge the exact hour of the day. Mmmm 7 AM smells like toast and eggs. YUMMY!

0 Designer: Hyun Choi