Where Did The Monitor Go?

Where Did The Monitor Go?

It got a new lease of life and became this trendy table to hold books and other stuff. You have to love the simplistic approach adopted by Low Yi Siu in crafting the Rebirth magazine rack. Over the years we have accumulated a lot of e-waste and one great way of reusing the discarded cathode-ray-tube (CRT) computer monitor, is this. Emotional, iconic, call it whatever you want, but the retro appeal of this table is bound to be a conversation piece.

0 Designer: Low Yi Siu

Clothing Iron with Retractable Heat

Clothing Iron with Retractable Heat

When you think of a clothing iron – the kind you use to get clothing both dry and flat – you think of heat, and you think of how much it hurts to get burned. With the Up&Down Safety Iron, there’s no more to worry about – when you’re not holding on tight, the iron retracts – how simple!

0 Designer: In Ho Lee

Home Sweet Cube 2.0

Home Sweet Cube 2.0

We recently featured Justin Chong’s charming, super-minimal Cube home… well he’s back with an alternative version that reworks the usable space to accommodate more storage, sleeping room, a full bathroom and even a laundry area fit with a compact clothes washer/dryer combo! The other design was a lil dark so the most significant addition is built-in, ultra-thin LED lighting accents in inconspicuous places like under the stairs or kitchen shelving.

0 Designer: Justin Chong

Repurposed Cardboard in Posh Chair Shapes

Repurposed Cardboard in Posh Chair Shapes

It’s time for some awesome application of repurposed cardboard, folks, here in a set of furniture by the name of Re-Ply. This project works with what designer Dan Goldstein assures is rather unique in both form and method, using broken-down boxes that would otherwise be tossed in a garbage heap, here using them for undeniably strong – and trendy, too.

0 Designer: Dan Goldstein

Making Kitchens Less Ugly

Making Kitchens Less Ugly

There are an overwhelming variety of range hood and air ventilation options out there, but almost none are aesthetically pleasing or discreet! The Hidden Air Diffuser was designed for application into most types of ceilings to provide an unobtrusive, near-invisible way of circulating air and ridding smoke. Available options include minimal recessed light combinations or flush decorative vents and all can be painted to blend into any room style for a more open, cleaner look.

0 Designer: Daniel Pearlman

EcoCool

EcoCool

The EcoCool system was designed to filter and reuse grey water to cool interior spaces and hydrate the planter at the bottom of the unit. Before being deposited in the planter, water passes through a series of filters disguised as wall tiles that are filled with a filtering mixture of sand and marble. The solution simultaneously cools the air while bringing awareness to water consumption in a visible and memorable way.

0 Designer: Ardavan Mirhosseini

Open The Damn Door

Open The Damn Door

Ok so you have too many drinks, its dark and the door won’t open. Obviously you need to insert the key, but the point is, sober or drunk, many of us do end up struggling with the key and keyhole. Concave Lock follows an annulus pattern with a fluorescent ring that glows in the dark. Because of the concave surface of the lock, the design allows you to slide the key into the keyhole on the first try! Superb!

0 Designer: Poh Liang-Hock

Clever Minimalist Clock

Clever Minimalist Clock

This minimalist take on the clock is composed of just 3 moving circles that indicate the time in a totally new but intuitive way. The large and medium circles that make up the main clock face rotate to indicate the hour while the smaller circle within the medium “hour” circle indicates the minutes. It also glows in the dark so it’s easy to tell time at night. Gotta love it!

0 Designer: Tamer Koseli

Spinning Wall of Wind

Spinning Wall of Wind

This unique sunshade, named Poetic Wind, creates a shimmering visual experience with wavelike shadows and light reflections activated by the outdoor breeze. As the wind presses against the panel, thousands of hexagonal pieces spin independently, revealing two different sides of silver and white. The result is a beautiful, unpredictable pattern of light and motion that can turn a bare screen into a captivating accent.

0 Designer: Hengchong Yu

Visualize the Time

Visualize the Time

I’m loving this creative clock design by Shen Yuebo! Let’s say you need to set an alarm- simply draw a mark at the exact time you need and the clock face will change colors to notify you! You can even make marks with different colors so you associate each alarm with a different hue!

0 Designer: Shen Yuebo

Why Don’t We Have Iron Boards Like This!

Why Don’t We Have Iron Boards Like This!

E-Board is super classy and I love it! The ironing board has five components that adhere and adapt to the garment that you are ironing. A controlling green knob allows you to split the board up for easy ironing of pants and wings out the sides for sleeves. Skirts, coats, trousers, shirts or any other thang, basically the board makes the mundane chore of ironing a whole lot easy. Clever integration of a hanger-stand and iron-stand, adds to the perks. Love!

0 Designer: Mohsen Jafari Malek

Print Your Dream House

“Print” Your Dream House

Amazing advancements have been made in 3D-printing technology, but designer Sebastian Bertram has taken it a step further, expanding the capabilities of 3D printing to large-scale 3D building. The Contour Crafter aims to keep up with demand for housing in urban areas with aconstruction method that combines industrial production and the technique of rapid prototyping. The robot “prints” contours of a building shell layer by layer using fast-drying concrete. Within just a couple of weeks, an entire estate could be produced.

0 Designer: Sebastian Bertram

A Carpet of Stones for the Sure of Foot

A Carpet of Stones for the Sure of Foot

Designer Neora Zigler presents a carpet which is at once quite light in appearance but physically heavy to lift. Inside two layers of synthetic fabric are individually sewn stone pebbles, each of them hand-picked to create a bumpy platform for those that want to learn to think before they step. A sense of calm in your heart should arise should you get across this project safely.

0 Designer: Neora Zigler