Tricky for Fishies but Good for Us!

Tricky for Fishies but Good for Us!

Any successful fisherman knows that light is key in making a catch. That’s why so many lures are pretty and glittery, but in deep water they’re really no use as the light only penetrates just below the surface. Problem solved! The Solar Rapala lure harnessed the sun’s energy to power its shimmering LED light, making it not only more effective during daylight but the single best bait to use at night!

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

Ahoy Vey

Ahoy Vey

Visualize in your mind, for just a moment, a scarf blowing in the wind. Seriously, just do it!  Now look at the VEY yacht and you’ll instantly see the inspiration behind its sweeping, elegant form. The “wings” of this ultimate entertainer’s vessel are visually striking yet functional as they provide shelter from the elements at the aft. In contrast, the exposed bow is perfect for sunbathing, dining, dancing, or having your own Jack and Rose Titanic moment.

0 Designer: JungJun Park

This Bag's Got Swag!

This Bag’s Got Swag!

The Swag Bag is a modular backpack that promises to protect your gear come rain, snow or shine. You can safely tuck in your MacBook, iPad, Nook or books and not worry about the elements, because this Swag is crafted from silicone and fitted with waterproof zippers. The best part is that in case you drop it, your gadgets inside are completely safe and cushioned from the impact.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

Spelling The Death Of Gadget Clutter

Spelling The Death Of Gadget Clutter

LifeHub is a paradox in many ways, on one hand it marks the birth of an innovative concept and on the other hand it spells the death of many! In a nutshell, LifeHub is a Watch, Smartphone, Headset, Key, Wallet, Bluetooth Speaker and Projector, all rolled into one. By investing in this one item, you end up eliminating the need for eight individual devices, thus saving up on space and resources. Sounds interesting? Read on….

0 Designer: Lucid Design

Industrial Elegance

Industrial Elegance

The WELDED Table, a Red Dot Design Award Best of the Best recipient, leaves little to be desired in both substance and aesthetic. The design is based around the use of a minimal amount of material and simplified construction process. The tridimensional shape of the legs is achieved with a near-invisble weld that gives it a sleek, refined look while providing structural strength. Loving it in neon!

0 Designer: Alain Gilles for Bonaldo

Touch and Go Charging

Touch and Go Charging

CollapseMini is a totally-wireless, all-in-1 docking station/speaker/table for all Android phones. No controls, connector, or power button…. and more importantly no annoying configurations! Simply place your phone over the glass and control the volume by rotating the phone itself. Upon making contact with the CollapseMini surface, the device will automatically sync, stream your tunes, and charge simultaneously!

0 Designer: Matteo Massimi

Beautiful 3D Basin

Beautiful 3D Basin

This striking design brings an entirely new meaning to water basin, using a beautiful arrangement of ducts and channels like a 3D topographic map. While the spacing between channels may seem random, the wooden map actually represents a portion of the streets in the central part of London! So maybe you live in New York, or are just a big fan of Tokyo… no prob… other outlines of different cities can be applied for customization to the user’s taste!

0 Designer: Julia Kononenko

Decluttering The Desk

Decluttering The Desk

Bring order to chaos, now doesn’t that sound so familiar! Raise your hands if you belong to the clutter club, the one that crams everything in a haphazard way on the work desk, no worries I am one of you. With a promise to make our workspace more neat and tidy, we have here the Desk Rail. This simplistic organizer is crafted from anodized aluminum and holds pens and pencils, to smartphones, Moleskines, and Wacom styluses! About the size of an Apple Keyboard, I know this beauty will look good anywhere.

0 Designers: Desk Rail

Coolest Rock on the Block

Coolest Rock on the Block

Modern interpretations of the traditional archetype, Rocking Morevive Dark Horse revisit the rocking toys that we all cherished as kids! Each applies a touch of classic styling to a ultramodern form with abstract shapes and materials like carbon fiber. With interchangeable heads, they’re even customizable for role playing other characters!

0 Designer: NextOfKin Creatives

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

The main objective behind the iF concept design awards is to foster young talent and help them bloom. Grooming them to become the next big change in the product design field. 2013 saw some really interesting concepts take vision and follow the unchartered path of innovation. Here is a look at twenty of the most striking projects (out of the 100 Winners) this year. The full list is available here.

0 Designers: Various

Keeping The Waters Clean

Keeping The Waters Clean

I was watching this series on the television, which focused on a team of workers who helped clean the oceans, especially when ships go down or get damaged. I reckon these good people can do with the Bio-Cleaner 2; an innovative system that combines the technique of Robot Snake and Shewanella oneidensis (a specialized bacteria which breaks down metals) to solve the problem of the water pollution from the heavy metals.

0 Designers: Hsu Hsiang-Han, Wen Tzu-I, Wang Jhih-Jie & Luo Yih-Wenn

Purely White and Wood

Purely White and Wood

This reinvention of the Gispen Today collection by Thijs Smeets combines advanced production techniques with contemporary & eloquent design- a radically different approach for a brand known for its tubular steel frames. The series of chair, sofa, stool, table, wall rack, magazine holder, & even an umbrella stand are characterized by chamfered plywood contrasted with bright white molded shells or fabric. While different than Gispen’s usual chromed out look, each piece maintains a clean, modern aesthetic. 

0 Designer: Thijs Smeets

Wear Your Secret Stash

Wear Your Secret Stash

The PocketBand is THE solution for those times when you don’t feel like carrying a wallet or your keychain. Perfect for the beach, going for a jog, swimming, or other activities, each stretchy silicone band features a secret pouch for money, keys, or other small belongings. Just turn it inside-out, put the item in the waterproof pocket, flip it back, and wear it! Whether you’re OCD, a fashionista, or just forgetful, you gotta love this fun accessory!

0 Designer: PocketBands