Mutant Timepiece

Mutant Timepiece

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.

0 Designer: Damian Kozlik

Unique Time and Customed

Unique Time and Customed

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).

0 Designer: Pierre-Thomas Lambert

Universal Standard Time

Universal Standard Time

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).

0 Designer: Ramei Keum

Crystal Time Band-its

Crystal Time Band-its

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.

0 Designer: Peter Zsolt Koren

Carga Bags Review

Carga Bags Review

One of the most commonly asked questions I get are, “what’s a good bag?” That’s a loaded question. I answer, “it depends what you need it for.” As for me, I was on a quest to find a bag that was both stylish and functional. Carga Bags here I come.

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What Time Is It Really?

What Time Is It Really?

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.

0 Designer: Freddie Yauner

Viral Jewelry

Viral Jewelry

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.

0 Designer: Andriy Kurovets

This design is sooo money

This design is sooo money

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.

0 Designer: Scott Amron

Heat Pressed Bags, Fun Accident

Heat Pressed Bags, Fun Accident

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?

0 Designer: Gregor Timlin

Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Listen up, today’s man carries way more stuff than his pockets can hold. You’ve got keys, money, identification, mobile phone, MP3 player, wireless headset, pen, maybe even a checkbook and portable gaming system to pass time. The Setgo line of urban accessories makes this man’s pockets lighter while keeping him at arm’s reach of everything he needs.

0 Designer: Nathan Leon

Ringmarks Be Gone

Ringmarks Be Gone

Pilo Pilo ring is a finger ring with a mini cushion attached to it, designed to be both stylish and useful. I myself know I leave all kinds strange marks on my face as I ponder the genius bestowed upon me. I’m not really a ring wearer but I’ve had more impressions of my wrist watch than I care to admit. A cushion on a ring? Hey, I’ve seen stranger and this concept actually makes sense to me.

0 Designer: Sae Shigeto

Stereo Listening Rings - Two Rings to Rule Them All

Stereo Listening Rings – Two Rings to Rule Them All

Now here is a perfect example of concept design bettering the world in previously unimagined ways. The deaf of the world are not just being deprived of music, a sweet whisper and a simple phone call. They are also lacking the ability to be fairly warned of impending danger from out of sight sources. Designers Kwang-seok Jeong, Min-hee Kim and Hyun-joong Kim really deserve a round of silent applause for this inspired design.

0 Designer: Kwang-Seok Jeong

Overtstuffed Bags Not A Problem

Overtstuffed Bags Not A Problem

The Kompressor Luggage is a concept that uses seatbelt like straps to compress its volume by nearly 40%. The space savings means you can take it as carry-on luggage, especially helpful since some airlines now charge for check-ins. The center dial does double duty by keeping your contents locked up and as a ninja star when needed. Okay so that last bit was a jest but surely that would be totally cool if true.

0 Designer: Gary Wilkinson