Composting The Easy Way

Composting The Easy Way

I want to compost but something about the process turns me off. The idea that there’s rotting garbage in a plastic bin on my lawn goes against every thing I deem to be “designed” about my life and to a lesser extent, my yard. Enter the KOMPOST – a ceramic cylinder you bury half way into the ground. Dump your organic matter into the top and thanks to the easy access holes, our friends the worms will turn your garbage into rich compost.

0 Designer: Kellee Kimbro

iPhone Laser

iPhone Laser

Tangram’s Smart Dot, set to be released this month, is a genius little device that acts as both a stylus and a laser pointer. Simply plug the small pointer component into the 3.5mm audio jack on your iPhone and download the free app to start using the laser pointer! The “appcessory” will also sync wirelessly with your computer and let you use your iPhone as a trackpad to effortlessly navigate through presentations. Pure genius!

0 Designer: Tangram Design Lab

Cycle Chic

Cycle Chic

The Velo Chic cycle aims to reach the untapped market of female riders by providing easy-to-use, lightweight transportation with a cutesy retro aesthetic. Collapsible handlebars & a folding center hinge make it super storage-friendly to fit into a small corner, closet, or car trunk. The two-layer basket design gives users extra space to carry small loads like groceries or shopping bags. On top of all that, the bike has electric power assistance, making it a great urban bike with a subtle touch of femininity.

0 Designer: Raymon Hung

Sporty High Heels

Sporty High Heels

The Puma Speed Kitty is a concept shoe that combines the structure of a platform bootie with the feel of a Puma racing shoe. Sporty, futuristic, and definitely Tron approved! Can’t you imagine Quorra kicking butt in these?

0 Designer: Adam Nagy

Wrenz Birdies

Wrenz Birdies

Urging us to take flight to a new dimension in sound are the chirpy Wrenz Speakers! Delightfully crafted as tiny birds, a bunch of them are good enough to make your place look swanky and entertain with quality sound playback. There’s more to these portable speakers, just after the jump.

0 Designer: Gavio

Hang 10 On Your Table

Hang 10 On Your Table

The Surf-ace series of benches and tables translates the visual language, beauty and purity of the classic balsa wood surfboard into functional, made-to-order furniture that’s hand made with the finest craftsmanship. It’s the perfect compliment to spaces with a beachy vibe. If you can afford ocean front property, you won’t think twice about the slightly hefty price tag.

0 Designer: Duffy London

Super Hot T-rex

Super Hot T-rex

Love the way Art Lebedev Studio reminds us to “Brave the next Ice Age with a survivor of the previous one!” Yes, this handsome Thermosaurus is a ‘heat exchanger’ that is energy-savvy thanks to the cast iron skeleton. Do want one soon!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Tangible Driving Safety

Tangible Driving Safety

The Inumflis system was designed to work in tandem with existing driver protection features like HUD and  radar object sensors. In addition to the visual or audio indication of surrounding object detection, the system communicates with the user by sending pneumatic pulses to the steering wheel grips. The user can not only see and hear information about their surroundings, but actually FEEL the indication as a reinforcement for safe driving.

0 Designer: Calin Giubega

Skeletal Seating

Skeletal Seating

Street artist turned industrial designer, Geert Decock’s latest work is this incredible chair that finds a delicate balance between form and function. Bent from a single sheet of aluminum, the Backbone chair is supported by a single tube located where the seat and backrest meet, providing it with not only added security, but a nice bounce when you sit down! 

0 Designer: Geert Decock

Until We Can Ride Up Stairs

Until We Can Ride Up Stairs

If you’ve ever had to take your bike up stairs at the subway or to your apartment, you know it can be grueling and awkward.  Lift is a clever bicycle accessory that makes carrying your bike easy as pie. the lightweight, durable strap is as easy to set up as it is to break down. You can even throw it in the washer when it gets dirty. So simple it makes you wonder “why didn’t I think of that!?”

0 Designer: Samantha Del Rosario

Perfect EDDY Paper

Perfect EDDY Paper

EDDY or Electronic Drawings Display is a device that attempts to make a design office a paperless entity! Architects, interior designers and the whole clan rely on tons of paper for sketching to design execution, despite taking help from computer programs. EDDY uses e-paper mimics the qualities of paper as much as possible while still maintaining the powerful efficiency of a digital device.

0 Designer: Austin Inglis

Tea Chemistry

Tea Chemistry

I am totally enchanted by this beautiful Chemicus set. Designed as a service set for Russian chemists/patriots and adorning the a traditional Gzhel pattern, the repurposed laboratory test tubes and beakers set reminds me of the other chemical reactions that took place in our school Chemistry Lab. Don’t worries dears…I don’t kiss and tell!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Dang The Radiated Illumination

Dang The Radiated Illumination

I have seen radiators repurposed as towel dryers and mimicked as mugs, but this is my first lamp! Radiant Floor Lamp features an array of lamp elements, modeled after standard-sized fluorescent U-bulbs. As Steve explains, “The path from electricity to light is controlled by a standard water spigot valve handle.” Love it!

0 Designer: Steve Faletti