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

Biomass Home Heating

Biomass Home Heating

The Insuatherm Symphony water stove addresses the language of functionality in true partnership with aesthetic beauty in a central heating biomass unit. With a heat output of 30 kw and a boiler capacity of 74 liters of water, it is unparalleled in comfort as well as environmental consideration.

0 Designer: Acácio Viegas

Endangered Door Handles

Endangered Door Handles

As soon as this came across my email, I immediately channeled my good samaritan ego and flipped open my checkbook. Listen, you’re smart. You know some of the most recognizable animals are on the endangered species list but that knowledge probably failed to motivate any kind of action. The idea behind Endangered Door Handles are handles that look like the animals themselves – a little reminder everyday and I assume all proceeds go to conservation work should this concept ever get approved.

0 Designer: Roohollah Merrikhpour

Static Dust

Static Dust

Du.Static is the combination of dust and static and its main objective is to rid your room of dust particles. A magic wand kinda stick attracts all dust to it using static electricity and deposits it into the holding trash when the charge is out. The main unit doubles up as an air purifier and indicates the air-quality via the LED indicator. I like it for its sleek looks and moreover my Pottermania isn’t over yet. Maybe I can practice some spells with it…like Repello Dusto!

0 Designer: Won Suk Lee

Untangled Tangles

Untangled Tangles

The easy way out to combing my daughter’s hair is to simply snip it short. But the girl likes her lustrous mane long and in two tight braids for school! The 2way comb should end my struggle for taming her tangles. It allows the user to clasp and comb entangled hair, using several locking positions. Easy on the wrist and made from wood, this comb is simply awesome!

0 Designer: Yuhan Ng

Nimble Foot on the Scale

Nimble Foot on the Scale

I’m not BFF with weighing machines, so much so that I keep ignoring the one in my room everyday! An overwhelming sense of desperation engulfs me when I step on it, and often juggle my frame, in the hope that it may show just an ounce lesser than before. Resonating this sentiment of mine, Jinsik Kim has designed the artistic Salopsy Scale. Molded from either concrete or clay, the scale is the shape of two feet, when perched as tiptoe. I love it more for the emotional value that it aims to provide than its actual function.

0 Designer: Jinsik Kim

Cup’o Lights

Cup’o Lights

I have used disposable paper cups for my daughter’s craft projects with some really funny outcomes, but this Brady-bunch of designers have given paper-craft a new lease of life. Cutting paper cups into half and then gluing them in a roof-tile pattern, they’ve created the enigmatic Rays lamp. I just hope they aren’t made from fresh cups, sterilized-used-cups is the better route to take. What do you say?

0 Designers: Chengyuan Wei, Guanyun Wang, Ye Tao, Jianxing Cai, Chao Chen & Xuanxing Yang

Aqualicious Clock

Aqualicious Clock

The Aqua Clock is designed to show time in a new way. A mechanism inside moves the water up and down and apparently water is the perfect non-resistant element. I’m not exactly sure how to read it. Seems the demarcations around the ring help indicate time or it could be the water level just abstractly represents how much time is left in the day.

0 Designer: Branislav Sipka

Fan The Feng

Fan The Feng

Feng is a dynamic floor fan with an encompassing hood, crafted from laser-cut aluminum. It features glossy, low-slip rubber trimmings for protection and stability. Inspired by the pictorial Chinese characters 风 (feng), meaning wind, the fan has only one speed – fast enough to breeze you up on a warm summer day. I think its unique form is delectable and appropriate for a bachelor pad.

0 Designer: David Hu for Hu Yuwen Design

Living with Spiders

Living with Spiders

Unfortunately, having eight legs, fangs & a face that isn’t very attractive doesn’t usually win spiders any favors. Call me crazy but I love ‘em & to this day have never killed one. In fact, they’re the only thing I am superstitious about. The Co-Habitation planter incorporates a hollow space fit with an LED light that attracts insects to help these little guys to do their job killing. It’s a natural bug zapper, if you will. For gardeners who know that spiders deserve a place, if not in your heart, in your planter.

0 Designer: Nicolas Roesch

Mathematically Timing

Mathematically Timing

The deceptively cool looking Clockus is one heavy-duty brain-drain that takes off from where the IQ Clock left us. It presents you with a rudimentary math problem every hour so if you want the time, brush up on your addition, subtraction and multiplication tables. For you math geniuses, Clockus can serve up questions in the 24hr format. Oooh double digits!

0 Designer: Noh Ji Hun