Laser Cut and Special iPhone Dock

Laser Cut and Special iPhone Dock

The iPhone Pit Stop is not so much about innovation; I mean we have seen similar charging stations in the market. What makes the project stand out is its “demandufacture” philosophy and unique production. Place an order with Ponoko and they laser cut and ship a flat-pack unit right to ya. You need to punch out the parts from the Bamboo sheet and assemble it yourself. The process eliminates expensive tooling costs and packaging with the savings passed on to you. A very clever idea indeed!

0 Designer: Nickolas Madsen

Ending The Urinal Debate

Ending The Urinal Debate

Let’s just end the debate on the urinal and sink combo right now! I think this time the men folk will be happy about the angle, length and the gradient of the Tandem Urinal – Sink. No back-splash, easy hand washing and bowl cleaning is what we look forward to. Say yo! to water well used.

0 Designer: Kaspars Jursons

The Block

The Block

This amp is made of aluminum, stainless steel, and 100% pure common sense. The super-cool looking Block amplifier sticks strictly to Hi-Fi audio rules by placing the components that spread the most electromagnetic interference (AC, power transformers, chokes) in individual compartments the furthest distance possible from audio lines. Block’s main soundboard swings up on hinges to enable dusting of the internal electronics without the need to disconnect cumbersome wires. 

0 Designer: Mateusz Główka

Acoustic Landscaping

Acoustic Landscaping

The guys at Architettura Sonora are redefining the listening experience with an array of sound modules that are both acoustically customized and geometrically shaped to enhance music listening indoors and out, freeing listeners from both spatial constraints and noise pollution. AS’s fine-tuned system of sculptures uses directional and omnidirectional sound emission to either direct or spread a flawless stream of music to a predefined space, creating an oasis of surround-sound or isolated music zone.

0 Designer: Architettura Sonora

Shibori Fabric Light

Shibori Fabric Light

This line of lamps by designer Hiroyuki Murase for Suzusan Luminaires combines soft luminescence and textile art to produce refined pieces of light artwork. The collection’s lamp shades are produced using an age-old traditional Japanese technique called shibori in which cloth is patterned by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing it. The result is tridimensional artworks of light with a truly sophisticated look.

0 Designer: Hiroyuki Murase

Rotation Water Therapy

Rotation Water Therapy

The first thing that comes to my mind when I see the Disambigua – Unambiguous, is roast meat! The reason behind it is simple, the way you need to keep rotating the meat on a skewer for uniform cooking, likewise rotate this concept for uniform cleansing. One turn it’s a bathtub, another turn and it’s a washbasin. Now this is what I call a complete wash!

0 Designer: DiciannoveDieciDesign

Enlighten Chair

Enlighten Chair

You don’t need to sit under the Bodhi Tree to attain enlightenment. Sitting on the Hidden Lights Chair may suffice. It provides you more than the proverbial halo, so be sure you make the most of it. A simple swing of the frame makes all the difference between darkness and light! So choose your reading material carefully!

0 Designer: Giha Woo

Serendipity in Social Networking

Serendipity in Social Networking

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. For designer Hoang Nguyen, it came from Orwell’s “1984″. He noticed similarities with modern social networking. Abstractly, we can use a social network like Facebook in a “big brother” type of way. Question is, is there a way for surveillancing to be experienced equally? Would we all be jaded and freely living socially? Hit the jump and watch the video. Thoughts?

0 Designer: Hoang M Nguyen

KANVAS Home Stereo

KANVAS Home Stereo

A simple wall mounted home stereo system featuring a fold down turntable and wireless audio streaming. Additional details include; record brush with nesting storage and placement for displaying record sleeves – all of which are seamlessly integrated into an elegant system and audio experience. Who wanna get phonographic?

0 Designer: Matt Pugmire

Do It Your Damn Self

Do It Your Damn Self

Lately, I’ve been on the lookout for flat-pack and DIY designs that aren’t so obviously DIY or flat-pack. Alternatively, the PrimO chair by Petyo Ivanov Denev offers no excuses or apologies for it’s bare-bones, self-assembled style… and it’s still rad.  This multipurpose chair maximizes the efficiency of production, transportation, storage, and price with it’s 18mm thin plywood flat-pack design that you can put together yourself, because after all… you’re a big kid now. My new favorite expression: DIYDS.

0 Designer: Petyo Ivanov Denev

Eco-Decor

Eco-Decor

These wall covering panels by WallArt are made out of bagasse, the fibrous residue of sugarcane, making them 100% recycled, compostable, and completely biodegradable. Every year more than 1 billion metric tons of sugarcane are collected for raw sugar. With up to 3 harvests per year, it is one of the most renewable sources available. The first to introduce this technology to the wall-decor market, WallArt provides an eco-friendly 3d effect that’s sure to sweeten any space.

0 Maker: WallArt

Tactile Green Heater

Tactile Green Heater

This design by Younes Duret takes inspiration from Eastern oriental graphics and the traditional Moroccan hearth to create a transportable and calming space heater. Canoon relieves tension by heating compact cherry pit-filled pillows that can be applied to any part of the body to ease pain and provide comfort. The unit is composed entirely of recycled plastic, uses less energy than the average space heater, and is easily controlled by a simple stroke of the hand on it’s top or lower components which vary in color between turquoise and red to indicate the units temperature.

0 Designer: Younes Duret

Re-Source - Better Kitchens for the Future

Re-Source – Better Kitchens for the Future

Here is a very special sneak-peek at what the students of Domus Academy have been up to. Electrolux commissioned the product design students to come up with ideas that support a better kitchen environment using existing technologies. Re-Source perceives appliances to be the best kitchen mate! Here’s a look at 9 exciting projects, some of which we will be looking at in-depth at a later stage.

0 Designers: Various