Geometric Beauty

Geometric Beauty

So my birthday was this week, and all I wanna know is who is going to get me this chair?!  Gotta love Thomas Feichtner’s latest, the M3 chair. This geometric piece exhibits an open, wooden cantilever construction that highlights not only the tension between closed and open, heavy and light, and surface and line, but also the symbiosis between traditional workmanship and contemporary design. Though it may not be space saving, it’s sure to complete any existing space.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Rush Hour Shmush Hour

Rush Hour Shmush Hour

Juha-Pekka Rautio’s Citroen CCrab concept is a small electric vehicle designed for zipping around efficiently in city traffic. Like the name suggests, the CCrab also takes inspiration from the crab, and is able to move sideways with individually powered wheels that turn independently. The CCrab also draws inspiration from the quick and precise maneuvers of footballers – not a bad place to start considering that rush hour can often be like a mad game of running and dodging.

0 Designer: Juha-Pekka Rautio

Disposable Bowls Look Too Good

Disposable Bowls Look Too Good

Food delivery containers are usually made of paper, plastic or foam. They’re quick to make, cheap to produce and provide very little incentive to reuse. The Eco Bowls are designed to quick assemble down into separate components to be easier for disposal. They also happen to look good enough to keep and reuse so my question is, why wouldn’t you?

0 Designer : Jongduck Park

Meter Pen

Meter Pen

Electronic Pen steps up the game for pens that measure as you use them. Not only does include a sexy display that is powered by kinetic means, it also features a specialized design to prevent the display from getting damaged. I like the simple thought process behind the design; surely makes rulers a thing of the past!

0 Designer: Jang Hyung-jin

The Take Wherever Lamp

The Take Wherever Lamp

Nothing better than curling up in your favorite nook with a cuppa delight and a good book! Stay rooted to the spot regardless of nightfall, thanks to the PAL (Personal Access Lamp) Lamp + Table. A convenient table and LED task lamp combo that relies on induction charging and is cordless. A mix of 15 warm and cool LEDs provide optimal reading light that also cuts down on energy use. On a full charge you can expect 8 hours of cordless illumination! Fantastic!

0 Designer: Maria Pitallano

This Watch has Balls

This Watch has Balls

The limited edition Ringen watch by designer Marc Tran was inspired by the perfect roundness of balls and automotive shapes. The watch is composed mostly of white gold, but the blue disc that represents the hours is made of brushed, anodized aluminum and adds a touch of youth to the overall design. A blue ball is moved along a horizontal progression of black slats that each represent 2 minutes. An additional blue ball orbits the face to display seconds. Anything but ordinary!

0 Designer: Marc Tran

Santa's New Ride

Santa’s New Ride

As you might have guessed by the name, the Polar concept utility vehicle was designed especially to meet the demands of long distance, rugged roads and the cold weather of icy North Pole area. For the most part, functional parts are exposed for easy repair and emergency part changes in frigid weather. Designed to move snowmobiles, the adjustable wheels adapt to the terrain and a snow-plow can even be attached to the front to ease transport.

0 Designer: Juha-Pekka Rautio

Tha Business Self Defense Kit

Tha Business Self Defense Kit

Tha Business is a self defense kit designed for those who find themselves in sticky situations. “I thought it’d be pretty knarly to design a deck of self defense cards. Things such as brass knuckles, pepper spray, pocket knives & whistles to name a few,” says the designers. All this from a few inspiring trips thru San Francisco’s sketchier neighborhoods. I don’t advocate violence even in self defense (ahem – brass knuckles) but these are slick and unassuming self defense weapons.

0 Designers: Hoang Nguyen and Anh Nguyen for CreativeSession

Unofficial Nooka Concept and We Like It

Unofficial Nooka Concept and We Like It

Whenever a concept comes into our box, I can usually make a quick decision as to whether or not it’ll make it to the blog by giving it a once-over. But when it’s a concept inspired by and designed for an international brand, my immediate response will either be harsh or laboriously complimentary. Fortunately this concept falls into the latter. I know Nooka and its head henchman Matt Waldman so I can say with certainty, this concept watch takes the Nooka DNA and twists it into something new. Kudos.

0 Designer: Mario Troise

Bulb Reinvented!

Bulb Reinvented!

The Eco Light is an EL coated bulb made out of paper. This simple and minimal design removes the burden of packaging and disposal of used bulbs for a better environment. Their kitsch looks up the glam quotient and make them a trendy display. As the designer puts it, “once the paper bulb is no longer useable, consumers can simply change a new paper bulb for their lamp and the old one can be recycled.”

0 Designer: Tien-Ho Hsu

Beware the Steamy Robot

Beware the Steamy Robot

The adorable Alianoid is a humidifier guised as an alien robot that keeps venting steam in anger! With stubby legs and rotund demeanor, this babe from space is bound to captivate your attention. Simple controls in the form of a dial indicate the water levels and input. Please Lee, put me up in your list as prospective buyers, I so want this!

0 Designer: Minwoo Lee

Question of the Coat

Question of the Coat

Mumbai, my hometown is famous for its harsh monsoons and I have seen people come up with ingenious ideas to protect themselves from the rain-wrath. But trust me nothing beats the Umbrella Coat Raincoat concept. Simply put, it’s a clever combination of a raincoat, waterproof trousers and an umbrella. The biggest plus being that it leaves your hands free to carry or do other stuff. Something that is completely not possible with an umbrella.

0 Designer: Athanasia Leivaditou

The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home is viewed as a cyclical biological machine where wastes like sewage, effluent, garbage, wastewater are filtered, processed and recycled to be used as inputs for the various home functions. The project includes various aspects like a Bio Digester Island and Larder in the kitchen, Urban Beehive, Bio-light, Apothecary, Filtering Squatting Toilet and Paternoster Plastic Waste Up-cycler.

0 Designer: Philips Design