Getting Leafy Green for Kids

Getting Leafy Green for Kids

If you’ve got a study room specifically for the children in your house and you’ve got air that might be slightly less than green, there’s an air filter out there for you! WOW Air Green is a a green air filter which brings your room five stages of filtering for your room including a HEPA filter to protect against viruses and filtering elements which commonly cause allergies.

0 Designers: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Lab

Wino Rack

Wino Rack

This design by Daniela Cruz puts old bottles to use, repurposing them as “hooks” you can hang your jacket or coat on. The coat rack comes in separate pieces for easy transport and can be easily self-assembled by the user… all it’s missing is your favorite bottle of wine!

0 Designer: Daniela Maria Neiva Cruz

Luminous Door Handle

Luminous Door Handle

Whether it’s in the isle of an airplane or on heavy machinery, safety lighting can mean the difference between disaster and security. With this concept in mind, the illuminating Zento door handle was designed as an added safety feature in the event of smoke from fire, electricity black-outs or other perilous scenarios. An independent wireless power system ensures the internal lamp is always ready for use. There’s unlimited potential for this concept to be applied to more than just doors at home!

0 Designers: Giangi Razeto and Massimo Pinto

Make Your Walls Come Alive

Make Your Walls Come Alive

Whether you’re looking for a simple, minimal solution for a place to hang your coat or keys, or if you just have a knack for fantasy, you’ll appreciate this clever wall ornament by Jeong Hwa Jin. Leaf brings vitality to dull walls by covering unsightly nails and providing a unique way to hold your keys, jacket or other items.

0 Designer: Jeong Hwa Jin

Rockin Socket

Rockin Socket

Earlier today I was tearing apart my office looking for an extension cord (unsuccessfully). If only I had this wall socket design by Nguyen Tuan Anh. The primary feature is an integrated extension cord that allows the user to easily pull and return the plug to the wall. This unique universal socket caters to travelers, gadget-lovers, and home owners alike, making power conversion easier, intuitive and definitely more convenient. This is thinking outside the box at its best!

0 Designer: Nguyen Tuan Anh

Digitalized Evergreen Home

Digitalized Evergreen Home

E Home concept is a two part series by designers Jeiyong Chun & Hyunjune Yang where they bring forth their ideas of maintaining a well balanced home environment with sufficient greenery to keep the atmosphere cheery and fresh.

0 Designers: Jeiyong Chun & Hyunjune Yang

Window Gardens

Window Gardens

I’m not a huge fan of voronoi patterns, but I think the randomness works really well for this modern, one-of-a-kind window design. The Plant Window is constructed of a number of planter boxes that together create a natural curtain that filters sunlight. Simply plant your favorite succulent or veggies to transform what would be an ordinary window into a wall of green and sunlight.

0 Designers: Various

WiFi Fireplace, Seriously!

WiFi Fireplace, Seriously!

Designed with intelligent mobility in mind, fireplace manufacturer Escea’s handsome new line of gas fireplaces give users the ability to control all aspects of the fireplace directly from their iPhone or Android smart phone.  Simply download the app and in a jiffy you can control the temperature, flame, and manage the timer. Like the ultra wide, see-through DX1500 model featured here, the line is not only smart but incredibly stylish!

0 Designer: Escea

Manga Art Handles

Manga Art Handles

If you’re familiar with Manga art then you know that the stylistically angular shapes and bold expressions, particularly of the eyes, make it instantly recognizable. The Mangake and Mangaka doorhandles were inspired by the form of the distinct eye shape, and reflect the elegance and beauty of the popular Japanese art.

0 Designer: Sanchit Gupta

Modern Frangrance Holder

Modern Frangrance Holder

When I think of potpourri I can’t help but think of decorative wooden bowls and sheer fabric sachets in country houses, but this potpourri vessel puts an industrial twist on the classic with steel mesh sides and supporting cedar obelisks. The pours mesh gently holds dried flowers, fruit, and other plant material and the shape mimics the movement of the scent as it is released into the atmosphere. Own one of two sizes here.

0 Designer: Kassen

Pure Recycling

Pure Recycling

Designer Maro has thought of everything with this design. The Vita Recycle Bin uses color, shape, & texture to encourage users to divide their waste properly. The removable internal container system eliminates the use of plastic bags as well as the need to mobilize the entire container. Proportions are modeled not only for visual & material minimalism, but also to suit users who would otherwise have trouble reaching the opening. Flat-pack ready & easy to assemble/disassemble, the Vita has got all the bases covered.

0 Designer: Maro

The Tamagotchi Effect

The Tamagotchi Effect

This clever device, called PowerPlant, gives users a visual (and organic) reward for using less energy at home. Wireless transmitters fitted to the main power and water supplies regulate the amount of water the plant receives- the less energy used, the more regular watering the plant receives! The emotional link people have to the living plant (AKA the Tamagotchi effect) is sure to motivate awareness of their individual carbon footprints and help them track their environmental progress. 

0 Designer: Liam Higton-Shirt

Multi-Use Wall Hanger

Multi-Use Wall Hanger

Gotta love this utilitarian design by Swedish design studio, Lagström Wiktorsson. The Leaf hanger set consists of five steel rings of different size that anchor to wall on one side, making it suitable for a variety of uses depending on which way the user anchors it. Position it upside down as a towel ring, or right-side-up as a coat hanger. Each piece in the set is laser cut from a single steel sheet, minimizing material waste. In powder-coated charcoal gray and white they’re as attractive as they are useful.

0 Designer: Lagström Wiktorsson