Outta-the-door Reminder

Outta-the-door Reminder

So, you and the family is going on this big vacation and just as you finish locking up everything and shut the main door, your wife calls out – hon, did you check the gas and switch-off all the lights? Sounds familiar? How about if you had the ‘Off’ installed! It is a door handle with connections to your mains like gas supply and electricity. Simply switch off both or either one of the services by rotating the dial and flip it back to activate it all. Super cool and innovative I tell ya!

0 Designers: Eun Ah Kim, Jinhyuk Rho & Maria Rho

Invisible Fans

Invisible Fans

Exhaust fans in bathrooms are a necessary evil that many interior designers struggle with. There is a way to make them invisible and completely disappear when not in use. Venti appears to be a regular tile on the outside, but is in fact a fan! Simply pop it open when you need it. Intuitive and functional is what I like to call it.

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz for Umbra Design

Master Chef with Liberty

Master Chef with Liberty

The Liberty Project is an innovative approach towards modular kitchen and space management. The setup integrates and aligns a refrigerator, cooking area, prep area, microwave, washing area, washing machine, water recycling system, air conditioning and exhaust. The best part about the concept is that the working platform height can be adjusted for wheelchair bound folks. Moreover the platform configuration can be changed to suit individual needs. I really like the concept and the video is pretty neat too!

0 Designers: Helder Filipov & Advanced Design Team, Whirlpool Latin America

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

Don’t Answer That Knock!

Don’t Answer That Knock!

When redesigning my house front door, we actually went through the discussion of peephole placement. While most of my family members are tall enough for standard placement, my mother-in-law and daughter are not. I wish I had chanced upon this creatively designed “Who is out there” peephole back then! It is such a simple solution to the age-old problem of how children or adults can safely open the door by seeing who is on the other side.

0 Designer: Hyun-june Yang

Seamless Bathroom Concept

Seamless Bathroom Concept

This bathroom concept by Barcelona’s Art-Tic Design Studio features customized pieces molded to give the illusion that bathroom elements like the sink, toilet, and bathtub are fused with the surrounding structural elements like the floor and walls. Pictured here, elements blend seamlessly with the concrete floor almost as if they have pushed their way up from the ground.

0 Designer: Art-Tic

Adidas' New Sporty Office

Adidas’ New Sporty Office

I thought my office was cool until I saw the exterior of Adidas’ new corporate headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The part that really stung though, was seeing the interior… thanks to the design teams at KINZO and Kadawittfeldarchitektur, I now officially hate my office!! The new working environment features a custom, sporty, and functional furniture system they like to call “WORKOUT” … a perfect name considering the design is purely Adidas in both form and function. Hit the jump to see for yourself!

0 Designers: Various

Wall Sculpture Made for Touch

Wall Sculpture Made for Touch

French artists Ora-ïto’s entry into the Wallpaper/Reebok exhibition in London this interesting wall installation composed entirely of the natural acrylic stone material HI-MACS. The material was chosen for its thermoforming capabilities that allowed the artist to work without restriction to create this stunning, 3D creation. According to the artist, the visual and tactile effect of sculpture’s surface are a representation of the “iconic sneaker soles” of the Reebox RealFlex shoe.

0 Designer: Ora-ïto

Houndstooth Wall Shelving

Houndstooth Wall Shelving

You a houndstooth lover? You might like the Pied-de-Poule. A modular wall shelving unit that puts your favorite woven pattern up on display. It’s just a concept for the FLY design competition but careful thought was put into how it could be ecological manufactured and sold a low price. The units come in two colors made of laminated composite wood. Each piece is hung using only two screws and I suspect this would be a great way to bring interest to a sparse wall.

0 Designer: Julia Quancard

When Miss Table and Mr. Stove Meet

When Miss Table and Mr. Stove Meet

The amazing Warmpath will fit aptly in any Scandinavian home. The flowing white Corian surfaced table married to the fireplace…they both look so warm and cozy together! How long will this marriage last? Don’t know, but let’s enjoy it till it’s warm….

0 Designer: Michaël Harboun

Minimal and Modular Moulding

Minimal and Modular Moulding

This modern ceiling rose and moulding design by Geoffrey Lhoest is a twist on the classics that plays with the concepts of interconnection and modularity. When combined, the ceiling rose and modular moulding gives new life to walls and ceilings by bridging all 3 dimensions of the space.  A minimalist design that gives a sense of fluidity and movement that will accent both classic and contemporary spaces.

0 Designer: Geoffroy Lhoest

Stop That Door!

Stop That Door!

Hand Door Stopper is a clever way to pull down the doorstopper without having to bend over or using your foot. The stopping mechanism is integrated into the handle itself and is very convenient. Moreover the angle of the door handle will always make you aware that the stopper has been activated. So no accidental door-pushing! Simple and functional, just the way we like it.

0 Designers: Yu-Jin Kim, Jong-Chan Mun, Joon-Ki Park & Eun-Ji Yoo

Nifty Modular Wall Coverings

Nifty Modular Wall Coverings

I’m not a huge fan of wall coverings but there’s no denying that this simple, modular solution is pure genius. Using a combination of cards and connecting crosses, IXXI allows users to make, build, and install their own wallpaper, room divider, or wall covering in any size. Looking for some inspiration? The site also has a special collection of pre-designed works like this charming Girl With a Pearl Earring pixelart covering. Get yours here people!

0 Roel Vaessen, Eric Sloot, & Paulien Berendsen