Have you ever been to a junkyard? Looked out at the massive amounts of smashed up, metal frames of what used to be automobiles? When you looked out over the piles of junk, could you visualize a cute pair of earrings, or a stylish necklace? No? Well designer Adam Palethorpe could. His design concept is based on not just piles of scrap metal, but also on using outdated currency coins, recycled car headlights and other recyclable materials.
Designer: Adam Palethorpe
Marc Newson, world known and respected designer is no novice when it comes to designing time. Because of his love of design and his great interest in Jaeger-LeCoultres Atmos original clocks, Newson has redesigned the Atmos using his special talents and skills. Welcome Atmos 561, a special eightieth anniversary clock. The Atmos 561 resembles a clock for the future.
Designer: Marc Newson
Who here remembers Harry? That lovable toy consisting of a cartoon picture of a bald man that you would move magnetic shaving around and create your own hair style and beards? Well that is the basic principal behind this pocket watch concept by Li Jianye. “Time Sand” takes a magnetized minute and hour hands and attracts the help of metal shavings (powdered iron) to display the time. Just shake up the watch and find out what time it is.
Designer: Li Jianye
Straight out of Poland, Damian Kozlik has designed an interesting if not confusing timepiece dubbed “X-Watch”. His attempt at a universal time piece able to be used by sighted and the blind is a step in the right direction. Not sure if X marks the right spot on this one but his rubber strap housing carries an array of LEDs behind graduated glass with extruded braille numbers that chris-cross to highlight and center the correct time.
Designer: Damian Kozlik
Once upon a time custom and handcrafted were hallmarks of luxury items. Today anything expensive enough for a niche group with disposable income is considered luxury, regardless of make and quality. Pierre-Thomas Lambert wants to echo that past with a concept called Unique Time. You choose the mount, face, frame, strap, and mechanics. Everything is crafted from the finest materials in the utmost detail. Truly a one of a kind Unique Time (piece).
Designer: Pierre-Thomas Lambert
Will Smith and little green men approved, this latest design by Ramei Keum is called “The Universe” and it is out of this world… yuk, did I really just write that? I guess I did and my delete button has been broken for years now (as many of you so lovingly have noticed). Anyhow, this simple and elegant watch design is centered by a cluster of rubies (bling) and circled by two diamond satellites (bling bling).
Designer: Ramei Keum
Swarovski Swarovski everywhere, and not a point to spare. Once again crystal kings Swarovski have managed to inspire yet another concept design. This time around it was designer Peter Zsolt Koren. His “In-spiral” bangle bracelet/watch design looks acceptable on either on a wrist or a desktop. This rail system design adjust through every other line and locks magnetically.
Designer: Peter Zsolt Koren
Time actually moves on a scale millions of time smaller than most of us perceive. At the atomic level, time changes so rapidly we wouldn’t even notice it if it punched us in the face. The Digital Time concept by Freddie Yauner displays time right down to a millionth of a second. So if you’re the obsession compulsive type who needs to know the exact time – now you’ve got it.
Designer: Freddie Yauner
Well it has been nearly 17 years since AIDS was first recognized as a problem in the world. Since then, AIDS has taken more than 25 million lives. Designer Andriy Kurovets believes it is time to bring new attention to a virus that has brought so much misery around the world. This jeweled cross sectioned accessory is modeled in detail after the virus that causes AIDS.
Designer: Andriy Kurovets
Scott Amron is one of those designers that I can’t tell if he is poking fun at the design industry or more an idiot savant that designs some of the most simplistic ideas that actually make sense on a very rudimentary level. Case in point, this latest idea called “Cash Money Clip”. It’s a money clip made from a couple of magnets and a bill of currency.
Designer: Scott Amron
Check out this very cool bag. The structure, form, and seal are all created using heat presses. It’s a single inexpensive process that yields some pretty good results. Reminds me of old school lunch bags my mom used to pack for me. They kept my hot foods hot and cold drinks cold. I’d love to see that come back. I can image guest artists design and screenprint limited edition runs. Any takers?
Designer: Gregor Timlin