OMG Window With Built In Squeegee

OMG Window With Built In Squeegee

Do I have to be anymore descriptive than the title? This is brilliant. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Or maybe someone has and I’ve been living in a home with windows that require manual cleaning. I need this and need this now.

0 Designer: Jung-In Jang

Hug your morning wood...

Hug your morning wood…

Wow, where do I begin with this one? This is definitely going in my WTF File under WTF?!?! It seems as though a bunch of students at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Crafts got together and thought about how to best criticize societies consumer driven tendencies. Ironically, after philosophically agreeing on making an object (for purchase no less), they were convinced that society needed to be more “intimate” with their purchased objects, and should be encouraged to “caress” them in order to get said objects to function.

Infinitely Fishy Design

Infinitely Fishy Design

Ok boys and girls, you may need to squint a little on this one. What you are looking at is a fishbowl design that looks as though MC Escher was hired by Superman to create a mini fortress of solitude for his gold fish Doug. Ha, you didn’t know Superman’s goldfish was named Doug, did you? Other than my early morning fact checking, the real clever aspect here is that this design loops the fish around in an infinite tunnel of water and glass.

0 Designer: BCXSY Studio

The Fastest Growing Grass Splits

The Fastest Growing Grass Splits

Split Bamboo is probably one of the most sustainable products we’ve seen in awhile. The entire manufacturing process consists of harvesting and scoring the ends of the bamboo stalk. While the stalk is still somewhat pliable – pressing in the ends creates a foot stand and loops; the perfect coat hanger.

0 Designer: Jinhong Lin

Deconstructive Construction

Deconstructive Construction

When I first moved to New York City, I moved into basically a warehouse space that was really not designed for a human to live in. Over the years, it was built out to include a toilet and shower, but that is where the similarities to an actual apartment ended. I discovered the easiest and cheapest way to create a presentable living space was to simply paint everything I could white.

0 Designer: Richard Hutten

Size Matters...so does shape

Size Matters…so does shape

Lighting as art is one of my favorite mediums for decorative expression. I get suckered into every cool sconce, floor lamp, table lamp, projectors…pretty much anything that shines light in a new or interesting way. Which brings me to our latest find. This “Branch Light” by Michail Komarov. This concept allows for you to grow your own unique shape by providing a multitude of curved and straight segments in a variety of colors that easily connect via spherical plugs housing circuit closings.

0 Designer: Michail Komarov

Comical Surroundings

Comical Surroundings

The 1960′s saw some truly amazing design, both graphically and industrial. Along with Roy Lichtenstein, famed Italian artist Guido Crepax is considered one of the fathers of the graphic pop art movement. His most famous character “Valentina” was a massive comic success and it’s title character is a sexual icon and his most famous creation.

0 Designer: Canevese Giuseppe

The Geometry of Living

The Geometry of Living

Well it’s official, cubes-that-turn-into-things is officially a trend. Maybe designers are inspired by last years Transformers movie, or the Borg on Star Trek, but these squared squares just keep on coming. The latest is by designer Naho Matsuno called “Cube 6.”

0 Designer: Naho Matsuno

Get wet with style

Get wet with style

So as I was gazing longingly at this bathtub design called “Sorgente” by Lenci Design for Teuco, I realized that I was schooled on the difference between a bathtub and a hot tub. A bathtub is obviously for bathing, and a hot tub is obviously for more recreational use and relaxing.

0 Designer: Lenci Design

Alice in Amsterdam

Alice in Amsterdam

What better way to arouse creativity and inspiration than clean, white spaces filled with glowing ambient light? Some might argue that the lack of visual stimuli might create the opposite affect, but I beg to differ, and so do the Amsterdam based architects UXUS. They decided to use their own offices to showcase their latest creation that is self described as a “mysterious and poetic atmosphere of old and new world fables,”

0 Architect: UXUS

Horde by Numbers

Horde by Numbers

Got a lot of stuff? Can’t remember where you put the power cord for that mobile phone you never use? Well designer Pietro Arosio for EmmeBi has your number. He just might be one of the first designers to think of something so obvious it makes my brain ache. He put numbers on these lovely drawer designs, making finding your stuff that much easier. That’s it! Numbers! Genius.

0 Designer: Pietro Arosio

Square is the new round

Square is the new round

What’s this? A giant jewelry box for “power-ups” in Zelda? Nope, it’s a fine example multi-function furniture by designer John Nouanesing. Calling it the “One To Three For Five (Seconds)”, this giant white cube table can easily split up into a pair of low riding chairs and a red table/foot stool/extra life. How long does this transformation take to complete? Well as the name implies, it takes five seconds and a deep desire to interdimensionalize your surroundings.

0 Designer: John Nouanesing

Shades of Surreality

Shades of Surreality

Are your objects of tactile reality not quite giving you enough depth, dimension and shading? Neither are mine and thankfully Swedish designers Front are exhibiting their “Shade” project at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during this years Milan furniture fair. Using standard silhouettes of common household items and shading them as if on paper, the designer states his intriguing designs are “like materialized illustrations.”

0 Designer: Front Design Studio