The X – Pen Magic

The X – Pen Magic

For a person who gets inspired by fine writing instruments, it should be easy for me to articulate my opinion about the X – Pen, but for some odd reason I have a block! I think it stems from the fact that I equated well designed pens with the high-end brands. The X – Pen has forced me to rewire my thinking & take into consideration that lovingly crafted pens can be equally inspiring, distinguished and exude the same amount of confidence that a Porsche Design TecFlex or a Mont Blanc can!

0 Designers: The Minimal Duck, Arash and Mehdi Malek [ Buy it Here ]

'Pick Up Stix' And Tell The Time

‘Pick Up Stix’ And Tell The Time

The Cross Over Watch is a good take on the game “Pick up stix”, it features contemporary and graceful hands that appear to be precariously balanced rotate around the dial. What makes it striking is the way the hands are slightly askew to the center giving this timepiece an elegant vibe.

0 Designer: Denis Guidone [ Buy at CKIE ]

Time Till Now

Time Till Now

Communication is the key element in watch design and the Till Watch fulfils this norm by speaking to you visually. Exemplifying the relationship between now and then, this cool time-telling machine doesn’t believe in cold numbers. For example, its not 10:50, it’s “Ten Till Ten.” If you ask me, I’d like my watch to read… ’Till death do us apart!

0 Designer: Daniel Will-Harris [ Buy it Here ]

De-clutter Desk With Modular Modo

De-clutter Desk With Modular Modo

If you feel a twinge of embarrassment when you look at the clutter on your desk, then you are in serious need of help. Pens, wires, gadgets, basically the contents of a junk drawer strewn across is what best describes most office desks around the world. Modo or Modular Desktop Organizer is the answer we all have been waiting for. This functional Chinese-checkered kind of board adapts to the needs of your desk and makes it look worthy of the shining success that you are.

0 Designer: B&A Studio [ Buy it Here ]

Celebrations Galore At CKIE - $25 Gift Till July 7th

Celebrations Galore At CKIE – $25 Gift Till July 7th

Canada Day and USA’s Independence Day are good enough reasons to get some time off work and indulge in some me-time. Take it a step further with CKIE and indulge in some retail therapy, while sitting right at home. Get an amazing $25 off on products like the Aecraft MacBook Airfelt Sleeve, Joey Roth’s Ceramic Speakers or Diana Lin’s dlight UrHeart Pillow! Hit the jump to know more…

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Simplifying Closure

Simplifying Closure

The steps to storing and retrieving your laptop should be simple; but in all honesty are they? Right, thought as much…if we are to simplify the process then it has to be done in a clever convincing way. The AECRAFT MacBook Airfelt Sleeve is simple, clever and convincing!

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Destroying Time

Destroying Time

The Digital Destruction Watch is a good analogy for how old has to make way for the new. The watch features a face where the analog dial seems to have been destroyed by the elements and made way for the digital era. Measuring a nifty 38 mm in diameter, the timepiece is good for both men and women. Specs include a digital LCD screen, time in a military style 24 hour format, a crown button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight.

0 Designer: Ross McBride [ Buy it Here ]

CKIE Spotlight: The CalypsoCase is 100% Funded

CKIE Spotlight: The CalypsoCase is 100% Funded

After looking through several cases for my precious phone, I finally settled on a case that promised to save it from scratches and would bear the brunt if it slipped and fell. The case was hideous and it didn’t even save my phone when the inevitable happened. Shattered display and a broken heart later, I had written off all phone cases, till the CalypsoCase happened. It’s a case that doesn’t hide the phone under a body amour; in fact it celebrates the design genius with elegance. Looks like iPhone, BlackBerry, HTC and Samsung users are going to Calypso with me!

0 Designer: Matej Kurent on CKIE

Win The Mesmerizing Black Diamond iPhone Dock and Impress Your Date

Win The Mesmerizing Black Diamond iPhone Dock and Impress Your Date

Ambient lighting & Music play an important role as mood enhancers, no wonder the settings for a romantic date is soft lightings with candle-lit dinner and soulful music. Likewise for your home! When it’s missing the right colors or you need to create the perfect ambience at for a date, you must get the Black Diamond iPhone Dock. Even better, why don’t I just give you one…for FREE! Hit the jump to know how you can WIN One!

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CKIE Supports Independent Design

CKIE Supports Independent Design

When it comes to selling “the next big idea” we’ve been taught to reason with people using emotional appeal or rationale. To convince them to believe in our cause and to support us unconditionally. It’s not a question of just parting with a dollar or saying encouraging words, it’s the question of having a vision and finding the right resources. When a project goes live on CKIE, its not just about showcasing a product, it’s also about supporting independent design and to make it a success.

In One Week, This Apple iPad 2 can be Yours!

In One Week, This Apple iPad 2 can be Yours!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Skye Burgess Selbiger for winning the iPad2!

We are on the final leg of the Win an Apple iPad 2 Just for Liking, and the countdown has begun. In exactly a week from now we will be announcing the winner from the project most liked on CKIE. In case you’re wondering about the status of your favorite CKIE project, then allow me to help you out. Here is a recap of the TOP 5 CKIE projects with the most Facebook Likes. If you want to win, then network and make sure that your fav project wins the top-spot! Rules can be found here.

The CKIE Exposure

The CKIE Exposure

Red Dot President in Asia, Ken Koo, has quite the right insight on CKIE. “Most designers are not good marketing people. In fact, most people are not good marketing people! It requires a really “thick skin” to be a good marketer, especially when you have to praise and sell your own design. This is why even good ideas often fail to take off commercially. CKIE is a wonderful addition to the design community as it provides an effective marketing platform to help designers sell. CKIE makes all designers seem like they can be a super salesman!”

0 Designers: Various

CKIE Spotlight: OneLessTV

CKIE Spotlight: OneLessTV

I have a TV mounted on the wall. It looks great but there are times when I want to physically move the unit because I also use it to hold meetings. This means either replacing the mount with an articulating arm or using a mobile media cabinet. OneLessTV by Heckler Design accommodates both my minimalist aesthetics and functional requirements by placing it on a mobile pedestal.

0 Designer: Dean Heckler for Heckler Design on CKIE