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

Starry Playground

Starry Playground

This unique piece aptly called the Playground is designed for star gazers – children who have an affinity with the sky. The geodesic domes and the whole facade are covered in star shaped cutouts. Day or night, the cutouts illuminate from the sun and moon to create a glowing, surreal atmosphere. Nice idea. Hey, I’m a big kid and I’d love to play in it.

0 Designer: Sungkuk Park

Billiard Revolution

Billiard Revolution

Welcome to a total top-to-bottom re-design of the classic billiard table, designed by a crew of 5 young designers on their way to the top and manufactured by Toulet, one of the sweetest billiard table manufacturers in France or the USA. The innovative shape of this table is instantly recognizable. Where the classic table design was made based on the single surface and four legs concept, this one’s basically a giant ribbon. Then it gets really fun…

0 Designers: Various

Domino Clock

Domino Clock

Award-winning product development consultancy Carbon Design Group repurposes an icon with the introduction of the Domino Clock™. The Domino Clock™ takes a simple, iconic object and transforms it into a new way to tell time. The concept is simple. Three larger-than-life dominoes are equipped with articulating “dots” that flip back-and-forth between black and white to keep time. They hang on the wall or stand free, communicating wirelessly as they quietly mark the passing hours and minutes.

0 Designer: Carbon Design

No Fruit Allowed

No Fruit Allowed

Welcome to a portable cooking experience like you’ve, perhaps maybe, never seen before. This is “Roll-Up”, an induction cooktop which separates induction coils and electronic circuits in order to make a very thin, very elegant solution for mobile cooking. Each coil is made small enough so that the heating part of the Roll-Up can be folded. Electronic circuits are placed in a “fancy looking hard-drive like case.” Plus – sensors!

0 Designer: Goran Bjelajac

Love Letter to Alex the Water Bottle

Love Letter to Alex the Water Bottle

Oh Alex, how you’ve become my favorite water bottle these past few months. I didn’t think much of you at first but then I found out former Oakley team manager Chris Hotell and pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler founded the company who made you and I become intrigued. You’re so special. You do a lot but there’s two things you do better than anyone else baby.

0 Designer: Nice Reusables (Buy it here)