Bike of Prey

Bike of Prey

I love a wild-inspired design, especially when its influence is so obvious. The BMW Ghost is a glimpse into what the next generation of motorcycles will look like, and it goes without saying that animate-aesthetics are already starting to trend especially when it comes to vehicles and bikes (love it). Don’t let the gentle snowy white with blue detailing fool you- there’s a 1600 cc, 6 cylinder engine wrapped in that complex body. I’d name mine Hedwig.

0 Designer: Marko Petrovic

Squish, Splash, and Waft Lighting

Squish, Splash, and Waft Lighting

This series of interactive light objects by Viktor Alexander Kölbig aims to strengthen the relationship between object and user through light sources that not only illuminate the space they occupy but capture the users interest through a variety of unique interfaces and physical interactions like “smooshing” the smooth textile surface of the Seide lamp or stirring water in the Water Light to control power, color, and intensity.

0 Designer: Viktor Alexander Kölbig

Drafting Tools for the Serious Designer

Drafting Tools for the Serious Designer

Though traditional drafting is a dying art, it is a common experience that many designers can trace to the beginning of their careers. This collection celebrates how these tools are not just products of engineering, but design objects in their own right. These objects were developed with focuses on quality engineering, usability and placement as premium objects. The elements of each piece are united through a common visual language, while each tool also reflects its unique function.

0 Designer: Philip de los Reyes

Nifty Modular Wall Coverings

Nifty Modular Wall Coverings

I’m not a huge fan of wall coverings but there’s no denying that this simple, modular solution is pure genius. Using a combination of cards and connecting crosses, IXXI allows users to make, build, and install their own wallpaper, room divider, or wall covering in any size. Looking for some inspiration? The site also has a special collection of pre-designed works like this charming Girl With a Pearl Earring pixelart covering. Get yours here people!

0 Roel Vaessen, Eric Sloot, & Paulien Berendsen

Virtual Connection

Virtual Connection

For centuries the rope has been a symbol of community, friendship, and interpersonal communication. Inspired by the icon, the designers of Rope Revolution, a rope-based gaming system, identified popular rope games from around the world, incorporating them into a tangible rope interface where the focus is collaborative play. A compact motion-sensing and force-feedback module allows users to jump rope, fly a kite, ride a horse and a number of physical activities that connect players across virtual spaces.

0 Designers: Various

Simple and Timeless Furniture

Simple and Timeless Furniture

When it comes to furniture, I love pieces that are organic in form but sharp enough to fit into the starkest of spaces. This line of furniture by escapefromsofa achieves this balance through style characterized by simplicity, and natural shapes in warm walnut and oak. The bookshelf, stool, side table and chair each have clear Scandinavian influence expressed through phenomenal craftsmanship.

0 Designer: escapefromsofa design studio

Going Beyond Augmented Reality

Going Beyond Augmented Reality

Taking 1st Place at the Imagina Awards for Best Design and Communication, the Aeon Project is a thoughtful & open-minded exploration into the merging of mobility & 3D applications. Aeon not only incorporates the navigation & general controls you’d expect from HUD, but also becomes an immersive, interactive learning experience through selectable applications, allowing the user to learn about surrounding objects with the swipe of finger, or turning the screen into a visual story about surrounding architecture.

0 Designers: Various

The Mobile Museum

The Mobile Museum

The Mobile Museum is unlike any you’ve visited before! This unique traveling museum is special because it’s full of contributions from people all over the world. The museum’s theme changes at it travels across the globe, dictated only by the location itself. Whether you’re an artist, designer, photographer, or any other creative, you too can contribute anything from digital projects to industrial products. Hit the jump for more info!

0 Designer: FABRICA

Less is More Lighting

Less is More Lighting

“Minimal” and “chandelier” are two words rarely seen together but this design, created for Viennese crystal specialists, Lobmeyr, is a twist on the extravagant classic elegantly expressed through “less is more” styling. The One Crystal Chandelier achieves its minimal form with a cable ran through a curved tube with a single LED light at the end. A lone, dangling crystal is lit from below creating a powerful yet simple shimmer. A thoughtful design sure to be adored by lovers of classic and contemporary design alike.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Cradle for Adults

Cradle for Adults

Why should babies have all the fun? We all like to feel comfortable and secure. The Cradle  came out of research regarding children with RMD or rhythmic movement disorder. The chair provides a safe, relaxing environment for them to calm their senses but the solution seemed applicable to anyone looking to escape the rigors of a 9-5 life. The entire piece is flatpack ready and all materials are sourced from environmentally friendly resources, right down to the glue that binds the initial plywood layers.

0 Designers: Various

Cryptic Time-Telling

Cryptic Time-Telling

This design is for all you decrypting puzzle lovers out there. The Hexagons LED watch uses neon tube-like hexagons to form an esoteric message that displays the time. Hours are shown in green and the minutes are in cyan, and the wearer can also choose between 5 different difficulty settings. Designer Samuel Jerichow says it’s ideal for the “geek within” but even though I might not be able to tell the time, but I’d still rock it. This of course, gets the Tron stamp of approval.

0 Designer: Samuel Jerichow

Oyster Cards Get Cute

Oyster Cards Get Cute

The Oyster card, London’s electronic travel card system, is something synonymous with natives and visitors alike. Unchanged for 8 years, designer Benjamin Parton thought it was time for a total redesign- something fun and memorable with improved functionality. The Oi is a wearable oyster card that can be worn as a ring or “watchstrap widget.” As easy to identify as it is handy, Oi aims to help ease the confusion caused by passengers fumbling for the old-school cards.

0 Designer: Benjamin Parton

Not Your Mom's Shelf

Not Your Mom’s Shelf

Well, sort of. Latvian designer Arthur Analt’s Shelf WOW was inspired by the Latvian ethnographic symbol “mara,” a representation of the love and safety given by a mother- and just like “mara,” WOW will cradle and keep all your personal belongings safe-n-sound! The shelf is bent from a single, specially cut aluminum sheet and powder coated in a number of brilliant colors.

0 Designer: Arthur Analts