Nike Hindsight Gives You Unparalleled Vision

Nike Hindsight Gives You Unparalleled Vision

The urban jungle isn’t exactly the safest place for bicyclists. You need the right tools to keep you one step ahead of irresponsible motorists. The Nike Hindsight gives you superhuman like powers with extended peripheral vision so all those sneaky cars, beware.

0 Designer: Billy May

The ButtonFly Zipper

The ButtonFly Zipper

Irony since I asked our resident industrial designer Shane Crozier to help me redesign a zipper and lookie here, someone’s already done it. Tho I’m not sure how feasible this is, the ButtonFly is interesting nonetheless. Giant interlocking button flaps create a seal similar to that of a zipper. Doesn’t seem as efficient as a zipper but it offers something new in terms of creating uniquely designed garments and accessories.

0 Designer: Mikhail Stawsky

Hooded Up

Hooded Up

Hood Air © is an innovative new product that takes on two things close to my heart, messenger bags and strange places to fall asleep.  To change functions from bag to travel hood, unzip the two halves of the courier bag and secure with a simple popper, then blow to inflate. Now you got a nice cushion to rest on along with privacy. Hood Air © is made from welded polyurethane plastic and high visibility neoprene plastic.

0 Designer: Laura Jaeger

Volvo + trucks + fashion = !@#$%&

Volvo + trucks + fashion = !@#$%&

OK, show of cursors, who here when thinking of big trucks (not SUVs) thinks of Volvo? Anyone? Anyone? Ok, you two in the Swedish diner..now of you two actually thinking of Volvo trucks who is thinking metro sexual fashions? Ok, so there you are. Now when thinking of metro-sexual fashion and Volvo trucks are you also thinking bibs, comforters, games and toy vehicles? Ha! I lost you didn’t I Mr. Volvo-truck-fashion-boy? Well you are not alone my friend trust me.

Gucci takes a bike trip to fashion Hell

Gucci takes a bike trip to fashion Hell

Oh Tom Ford, where are you when the world needs you most? I am sure he is turning over in his $98,000 sheets and just woke up from a nightmare where he saw the luxury empire he masterfully helped re-create crumbling all around him into a tacky abyss. Take a look at this pandering disaster a certain Miss Frida Giannini, creative director at Gucci, has let get past the gates of hell.

0 Designer: Gucci

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

Music a la mode...

Music a la mode…

Gadgets as fashion…don’t want it, don’t try it, can’t stand it… oh wait, unless of course it is done as well as this MP3 player just announced by INNO Design. It’s called the “INNO-B0″ in the Korean market, and takes the form of a pendant or button design. Emblazoned with the Taegeuk pattern, the INNO-B0 comes in fashion colors (ugh, did they really have to say that?) including hot pink, cacao black, white, orange and brown. My Shuffle just got a little passé.

0 Designer: INNO Design

Sneakart Lets Your Customize Your Kicks

Sneakart Lets Your Customize Your Kicks

Sneakart has launched a revolutionary sneaker customization concept for footwear enthusiasts. Using new ‘sneakskin’ technology, sneakart has created a simple and cost-effective way to change the look of your sneakers with a minimum of fuss. Sneakskin is a type of sticker film that you can apply to shoes like an ordinary sticker and it will flex and move as though part of the leather.

Follicle Reference Hats

Follicle Reference Hats

First off let me say that I am a HUGE fan of Nagi Noda’s! This Japanese phenom was the creator of one of the strangest things I ever saw on the web. A video called “Ex Fat Girl” and features white poodles exercising to music. Check it out here. Her latest project is possibly as bizarre and absolutely brilliant at the same time. “Hair Hats” are exactly as the name implies, hats made of hair in the shape of animals.

0 Designer: Nagi Noda

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

Jacket Pillows, With Heads?

Jacket Pillows, With Heads?

Designer Ximena Orozco had an old wool jacket she hadn’t worn in years. Instead of throwing it away she thought, why not make a pillow out of it? She’s created a whole line of them, each with a story printed on a label inside. Some are childhood attachments, some were gifts from an ex. We love this idea. What a great way to reuse something you don’t wear but too attached to throw away.

0 Designer: Ximena Orozco

Button Down Tunes

Button Down Tunes

Plenty of designers have attempted to fuse fashion with gadgets. Most have been unsuccessful with often designs that were either complicated, cumbersome or just plain ugly. Here is an item that is simplicity at its best. The “Wire Button” by Jaehyung Hong untangles your headphone cables for your listening pleasure and looks subtle enough to avoid being branded a gadget geek.

0 Designer: Jaehyung Hong

Really High Fashion

Really High Fashion

Beat this toy Brad and Angelina! French Luxury Brand Hermés teamed up with Eurocopter to introduce the “L’helicoptre par Hermès”, the most tricked-out, super-stylish way to fly since the Spruce Goose (look it up). This unprecedented collaboration started as just a design exercise. Italian designer Gabriele Pezzini was brought in to work with Eurocopter engineers and Hermès craftsmen to create the final design.

0 Designer: Gabriele Pezzini