Excellent Earthenware

Excellent Earthenware

Benjamin Hubert’s “Canisters” series of large ceramic centerpieces stems from the studio’s research in creating mass-produced products with unique details by manipulating the traditional ceramic manufacturing process. Each of the vessels takes it shape from the archetypical industrial canister form, counterbalanced with a decorative seam detail. The soft pastel colors and matte glaze are sympathetic to the forms and keep focus on the decorative seam elements.

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert

Plastic Fighting Plastic Waste!

Plastic Fighting Plastic Waste!

The CauseBottle is a stainless steel water bottle that triggers users to rethink their daily consumption. The design features a graphic indication printed on the lid that shows how many traditional disposable water bottles equal the volume of plastic used in the lid. It’s a simplistic yet highly effective reminder to be carbon-footprint-concious!

0 Designer: Jacob Stanton

The Global Projected Satellite

The Global Projected Satellite

Because of the great area they must cover on foot, hikers often find the screens of traditional hiking GPS devices too small to properly navigate terrain. As you might’ve guessed from the name, the Project Hiking GPS aims to solve this problem with a projected map instead of permanent screen. Simply aim and point on any surface like rocks, trees or the ground to see an enhanced, larger map that can be color adjusted for easy viewing. Ergonomically shaped to fit the hand, it’s also rugged and durable for tough outdoor use.

0 Designer: Erin Glaberson

H2O Enlightenment

H2O Enlightenment

The Enliten Tap has 3 revolutionary features that together help reduce user’s overall water consumption. The first is an integrated induction heating system that is capable of providing instantaneous hot water and varying degrees of cooler water- this means less water wasted from waiting. An RGB LED illuminates the water flow to match temperature so users can SEE temp before feeling it. Lastly, an LCD screen creates animated patterns that are harmonious in low water use and more distressed on full blast.

0 Designer: Jaré Emile Dippenaar

Ripples of Light

Ripples of Light

An expansion of Richard Clarkson Studio’s nature-inspired designs, the Rain Lamp circulates actual water to create a stunning, shimmering ripple effect. To achieve this, the pendant utilizes a hidden peristaltic pump and LED bulb. As drops fall, they disturb the larger pool to create a mesmerizing and soothing pattern of shapes and shadows. Watch it in action after the jump and own it here!

0 Designer: Richard Clarkson Studio

Lights, Camera, iPhone!

Lights, Camera, iPhone!

I regret to say that the DSLR is probably dead. Smartphone photography, or “phonography” has become completely viral and convenient. Apple now plasters billboards with massive size prints of photographs clicked on the iPhone…and they’re good. However, they can be better. How, you ask? With Klyp, from Manfrotto, one of the largest makers of premium photographing accessories for the iPhone.

0 Designer: Manfrotto

A Better Kettle

A Better Kettle

Sometimes product design can be as shallow as making a product look more aesthetic, and I don’t see any harm in that. Especially if it makes a significant difference in the appearance. For example this Kettle Design is all about the looks and nothing about a change in functionality as such. However, the design is impactful. Sweet!

0 Designer: PD Design Team

Listening to Light Music

Listening to Light Music

Description: First came the incandescent bulb. Then the CFL light, then the LED bulb, and then the Smart LED bulb. What’s the next step of innovation in the field of illumination? The LED Audio bulb! Sony’s got it all figured out. If you’re going to connect your smartphone to your LED bulb in the first place, you might as well give it something to boast of apart from the usual ability to change the brightness and colors and whatnot.

0 Designer: Sony

A Boost of Bamboo

A Boost of Bamboo

From the creator of the Beacon Alley Skateboard comes the Bamboost e-Bike with the same high-performance, woven bamboo sandwich core construction. Introduced as a pedal-assist bike, it utilizes the Sram e-Matic system to move commuters and city riders (especially on hilly streets). Also for commuters, an integrated, detachable leather messenger bag can hold a rider’s bike charger and lock with plenty of room left for lunch!

0 Designer: Lance G. Rake

It’s Time To Signel A Change

It’s Time To Signel A Change

The ‘SIGNEL’ (Electroluminescent Signaling Glove for Urban Cycling) integrates an electroluminescent signaling area that follows the physiognomy of the hand. In lay terms it simply means that the gloves glow in the dark and provide illumination so that you can easily indicate your turns, even in pitch darkness.

0 Designer: Sandra Chavarro

Defrosting For Good

Defrosting For Good

Imagine being stuck in an avalanche or being snowed-in at mountains and with little time for rescue. At such scenarios, the implements that we use matter the most. The Saviour is an ice rescue board that can be used by a single rescuer thanks to its built-in winch. The design is such that it factors in time and deployment in the quickest possible fashion. It’s something that can be done, hence should be considered.

0 Designer: Yoon Hoon

Kids Get Physical with Gaming

Kids Get Physical with Gaming

Gaming is here to stay which means the problem of kids being sedentary isn’t going anywhere either! To help combat this, the PowaBand measures their physical activity like a fitness band but ties into their favorite existing games and gives them in-game rewards, unlocks, boosts or other relevant bonuses as they grow more and more active. GENIUS! Keep an eye out for crowdfunding this summer!

0 Designer: Rob Bye

Beautiful Bends

Beautiful Bends

You won’t see any screws or glue in these multilayered seating design by Bar Lavi. Instead, you’ll find just a single bolt that holds its bended strips of beech or poplar wood together at one point. Called the Bended Stools series, one is seemingly wild and random while the other appears purposeful and organized. Both, however atypical, are an elegant twist on stool-style seating that add sculptural style to any modern space.

0 Designer: Bar Lavi