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

Uniquely CKIE

Uniquely CKIE

In today’s mass produced and mass consumer market, it’s harder to find unique items. Design is/has become “common” and the really original pieces are priced far beyond what the average person can afford. Product design should be a vehicle for great utility and art accessible by everyone. Projects on CKIE like traditional ceramic making with a modern twist and upcycling a discarded sofa to an exceptional ping-pong paddle case are unique, rare and remarkable. We need to support these kinds of designs.

0 Designers: Various

Win an Apple iPad 2 Just for Liking!

Win an Apple iPad 2 Just for Liking!

Thinner, lighter and faster, the Apple iPad 2 is on people’s wishlists for plenty of reasons here’s your chance to WIN one! The rules of the game are simple and involve socializing of the Facebook kind. A lucky fan from the first project on CKIE that gets 1000 Facebook “Like’s”, stands a chance at winning the iPad 2! The odds are in your favor.

0 Contest Ends: 1000 "Likes" or May 31st, 11:59 pm PST, whichever first

Explore Your CKIE

Explore Your CKIE

I asked Henrik Otto, SVP Global Design of Electrolux, his thoughts on CKIE. “CKIE represents an exciting opportunity for designers and consumers alike. As the consumer, the chance to participate in a unique project and help realize the production of a design heightens the value and satisfaction that comes from ownership of that particular piece. As a designer, to see the fruits of your work rewarded by the faith of others and especially through to production is incredibly rewarding.”

0 Designers: Various

UPDATE: Deckster iPod nano Time Piece

UPDATE: Deckster iPod nano Time Piece

The Deckster iPod nano Time Piece is available for Pre-order on CKIE, only for the next 48-hours! The time to ensure your piece at a very special CKIE price is NOW!

There are a handful of iPod nano accessories that turn the venerable nano into a proper watch but all of them come with caveats. I appreciate when designers not only address the aesthetic values of design, but also the manufacturing ethos they purport.

0 Designers: Chrys and Dom Coballe on CKIE

UPDATE: Black Diamond Dock is 100% Funded!

UPDATE: Black Diamond Dock is 100% Funded!

Many Thanks all you lovely people! Your support has translated into the Black Diamond Project being 100% funded. This success is all because of you guys, CHEERS!

This is no ordinary iPhone dock. The Black Diamond exudes a sense of richness and mystery. Think of it as 3D interactive mood lighting powered by a free iOS app. The dock itself is the receptacle. The magic happens when you slide in an iPhone/iPod Touch.