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

Cool Custom Door Handle

Cool Custom Door Handle

There are plenty of options when it comes to adapting the furniture, drapes, doors, and other elements of an interior… but what about door handles? There’s really not much in the way of customization. Geometria gives the user the liberty to choose the shape and color of the components to fit their room perfectly. The handle contains modules made of different materials and colors varying from sharp and sleek to round and wooden, providing a way for the user to tailor the handle to any room.

0 Designer: Simon Stojanovski

Not Just Another Pretty Wall

Not Just Another Pretty Wall

Dent Cube is a 3D porcelain stoneware cladding that can be used to create interior and exterior walls with a unique indented pattern that offers endless possibilities for customization. Pictured here is a version with glass inserts that bring shades of yellow, pink, red, blue and green together in a eye-catching patchwork of color. What’s more is that the innovative ceramic tile can absorb toxic particles, improving the quality of air.

0 Designer: INAX

The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home is viewed as a cyclical biological machine where wastes like sewage, effluent, garbage, wastewater are filtered, processed and recycled to be used as inputs for the various home functions. The project includes various aspects like a Bio Digester Island and Larder in the kitchen, Urban Beehive, Bio-light, Apothecary, Filtering Squatting Toilet and Paternoster Plastic Waste Up-cycler.

0 Designer: Philips Design

Whatatree - A Water Tree

Whatatree – A Water Tree

I love this sexy design by Hansel Schloupt & Pol Trias Coca. The Whatatree is modular shower system consisting of 5 360-degree turning segments that can be combined to the user’s preference or to fit any space. An intuitive color system controls water running down from the top of the tree, following the lines of the naturally formed stem down to the ends of the branches, creating an entirely new shower experience. The striking form was inspired by the tree but in a modern twist is presented in brilliant stainless steel.

0 Designer: Hansel Schloupt and Pol Trias Coca

DIY Soap

DIY Soap

For a moment just forget the device presented here and the technicalities for working it. Focus on the idea; Re-Q is an eco-friendly soap maker that recycles domestic wastewater and the last wedges of used soap to make you a brand new soap bar! Essentially it is a brilliant idea! In a three-step process, the machine purifies greywater, mixes it with soap bits and then processes the mixture into new soap cakes! How radical is that!

0 Designers: Jung Hwan Song & Kim Jong Won

Bungaloo!

Bungaloo!

Designed as a getaway from the hustle of the city, this minimal “Bungaloo” design by Paul Cremoux has a stripped-down feel that leaves little to be desired. A blend of low-carbon concrete, interesting textures, and beau-coups of natural sunlight compliment its raw aesthetic. Using eco-friendly materials and appliances run on methane discharges, the bungalow’s CO2 footprint is calculated to be a mere 1 ton during production and 400 kilograms per year.

0 Designer: Paul Cremoux