Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Unveiled at Politecnico di Milano, Albero di feltro is a privacy screen made of a stainless steel frame and synthetic felt body designed for portability and easy installation. It’s ideal to isolate a portion of room either in office, lounge or even in student lodging. The design evokes the organic shape of a leaf leaving you the option to stay minimal or surround yourself in a forest sort to speak. Go small or go all out. Which would you do?

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Look Carefully; It’s a Transparent TV!

Look Carefully; It’s a Transparent TV!

Ask yourself, “what’s the next step in television innovation?” The answer is transparency – an invisible flatscreen that blends into the home environment when not in use, much like the Loewe Invisio. This magnificent TV is not a big black blot in standby mode, like how all television sets are. It’s a clear, frameless glass surface that keeps the room in its “visually unaltered” state.

0 Designer: Michael Friebe

Not Just Shells

Not Just Shells

The project you’re about to lay eyes on is not a nut. It’s not a shell either. Nor is it even organic. Nay! It is a nut cracker, and it has a name: Handy Nut. This lovely and elegant piece of industrial design sculpture is made our of a full porcelain cast, made to be conveniently ergonomic and smooth and gentle to the touch. Have you ever in your whole live seen such a classy cracker of nuts?

0 Designer: Michal Farago

Pen in Crack

Pen in Crack

Can you guess where the pen goes? That’s right! Right in the middle there, right in the crack. This project is known simply as “Notebook with Pen Holder,” and is designed by Teo Song Wei, a designer who, on the whole, enjoys automobile design the best. How does this lend to the design of a notebook? Simplicity above all else, then style, then aerodynamics. Not that this book is going to be racing a 500 anytime soon.

0 Designer: Teo Song Wei

GitFit App With a Twist

GitFit App With a Twist

You’ll be twisting, turning, and flipping over how fun it is to interact with yourself and your friends and family as exercising is turned into a social media activity as enjoyable as Facebook, Foursquare, or even Twitter! This is GitFit, a conceptual set of weights and an iOS app that makes connecting with your other fit friends as simple as changing the music track on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The weights you’ll be using are 8 oz each and have built-in heart rate monitors and a Bluetooth transmitter so that you can work with the app wirelessly. Fun!

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Poppin' Bottles

Poppin’ Bottles

Küb is a bottle opener. Küb loves to entertain guests, but it also hates the mess they leave behind. It has an interior compartment with a slide-out lid that lets you store bottle caps until they can be discarded properly. Küb also has a deep-seeded need to fit in, which is why it is made of high-quality hardwoods and stainless steel so you can leave it out in your kitchen as an attractive accessory. By far the sexiest bottle opener.

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Earphones Strapped

Earphones Strapped

The Headbanger’s unique headband and over-ear headphone combination is the perfect design for any athlete. The design holds the headphones firmly onto the users head and gives them unparalleled performance when it comes to any kind of sport. Extreme sports will benefit the most from this technology because they often put the athletes in situations that would easily cause traditional headphones to break or fly .

0 Designer: Benjamin Lotte

Providing the Third Basic Need

Providing the Third Basic Need

Shelter is one of the three basic necessities — this is why this project exists, and this is why if it doesn’t work, something eventually must. Quoting UN Habitat, the designer of the project notes that the number of people living in slums is currently at 1 billion, and is likely to grow to 2 billion by 2030. Blocks House is an shelter project made to create houses of any size to accommodate a family. Blocks Houses are made of recycled Polyethylene, Polypropylene and can protect people from the elements at a low cost.

0 Designer: Altamash Jiwani

An Analog Fan

An Analog Fan

I often like to guess what concepts are before reading descriptions because I enjoy the surprise in being totally off-base. This Analog Fan uses an old trick with gears and pulleys to generate enough power for 5 minutes of hair blowing wind. Not meant to cool a room down but it keeps air moving and all without electricity. By the way, I originally thought it was a clock.

0 Designer: Luc van Hoeckel

Case of the Smokey Tissue Box

Case of the Smokey Tissue Box

Back in school when we learned how to draw factories polluting the environment, I remember my art teacher teaching me this exact same design…angular roof building with black smoke billowing out of the stacks. The Smoke Tissue Case brings back those memories and I really appreciate the socio-message the design speaks of.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park for W-Works

Terror at Top Speed!

Terror at Top Speed!

Ever since way back in the 1990′s when I saw Cool Runnings, I’ve been terrified of downhill super-speed sports. This gives me horrible flashbacks! It rocks so hard, I can barely believe it. I’ve got such a reverence for people who are able to do this sort of sport that I can barely contain my excitement at this clearly professionally designed downhill sports board on four wheels. Zoom!

0 Designer: Nuno Pereira

Three Dimensions for the Fourth

Three Dimensions for the Fourth

Lemme tell you before we start, this is one of those concepts that, although it ends up being rather simple, starts really deep. This is a clock whose roots go all the way back to the history of humanity, the realization of time, and the portrayal of it in written or sculpted form. The designers of this clock recall ancient Egyptian Priests, Celtic Druids, Roman Engineers, and Renaissance Artists, each of them attempting to specify time with a single boundary. This breaks that.

0 Designer: Negrocobre Design Studio

Plant Pods in Packages

Plant Pods in Packages

Modular systems are taking over the world. If you’ve got an item, it’s only an item. If you’ve got an item that can sit by, connect to, or fit in a system of similar items, you’ve got something so much more. The project we’re taking a look at right here is MPS, or Modular Plant System, and it’s a completely open system of poles and bowls for you to go wacky with combinations of for your very own hanging garden.

0 Designers: Urban Nature