Bee Charmin' Shelving

Bee Charmin’ Shelving

This modular shelving unit by Sam Holmes focuses on the use of a simplified metal connector to combine equally sized planks together to form it’s honeycomb compartments. The finished product is a geometrically efficient structure that uses the least amount of material possible to create a lattice of hexagonal cells that can be modified for the perfect fit within a space. Mmm, I’m suddenly hungry for honeycomb cereal.

0 Designer: Sam Holmes

Pushy Handle

Pushy Handle

Unlike traditional door handles, the UltraLatch doesn’t twist or turn.  Instead, this functional hardware simply pushes or pulls to open an interior door, making it possible for small children, physically challenged adults, or anyone who’s arms are full to enter and exit safely with a mere 1/2 inch push or pull. Inspired by the auto gear shifter, the Ultralatch was designed to conform to the shape of the human hand and is not only ergonomic, but retrofits to most existing cutouts on standard doors.

0 Designer: SOSS

A Take on the Carafe

A Take on the Carafe

This reinterpretation of the Lebanese water carafe is the eye-catching work of designer Vrouyr Joubanian. Beeq’s layers are composed of 6mm thick concentric DuPont Corian that appear seamless, making the joints in between them completely invisible. The smooth and transparent traditional form of the carafe has been transformed into a jarring, opaque, and fragmented sculpture with Lego-like style.

0 Designer: Vrouyr Joubanian

City Compost Bin

City Compost Bin

Composting is an important, vital part to creating a sustainable city but few urbanites engage in the activity because of stigmas. The idea of having a heap of organic trash slowly decomposing away inside a hot box doesn’t seem very sanitary but to change that perception, the C/N concept aesthetically improves the appearance and ease of use of city compositing bins.

0 Designer: La Seconde d'Après

Balloony Lightsaber

Balloony Lightsaber

Don’t look so puzzled; this concept is pretty simple actually. Balloon Flashlight is a flashlight with some extra lining to it. Pump up the inners to engulf the lightbeam and transform it to a suspended lamp. So what you get is a wonderful, handy tool for your camp outs. One moment it’s a flashlight and the next, it’s a lamp in a tent!

0 Designers: Moonchul Kim & Ko Tae Hun

DIY Pendant Lamp by Benjamin Hubert

DIY Pendant Lamp by Benjamin Hubert

Benjamin Hubert is at it again, this time with a DIY pendant lamp series called Roofer for Fabbian. Inspired by roof tiles in Marrakech; you “shingle” up a circular steel frame. The tiles come in various colors enabling the consumer to customize their own design. The tiles are made of silicon polymer, flexible enough to form around a compound curvature framework while allowing some light to pass through. Even within each color group, I love the gradation. Truly this is a lamp about options. Brills!

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert for Fabbian

Apple Peripherals Don't Have to Look Apple

Apple Peripherals Don’t Have to Look “Apple”

The Kanto Morph speakers were originally designed by Alp Germaner for a competition but he missed the fine print about it being a “skin design” only and so it was relegated to languish in the dark corners of his hard drive – that is, until we got our hands on it. Look, for once it’s a design not about nostalgia. It’s not ostensibly minimalistic and it’s contemporary. Yes it’s an iPhone/iPod dock but who says all Apple peripherals have to look like Cupertino designed them? I applaud his aberrant design choices.

0 Designer: Alp Germaner

Dining Table Puppetry

Dining Table Puppetry

I love to play with my left overs. I figure, someone is just going to throw away all the scraps so why not prepare it into something beautiful before it’s marched to the dark voids of a food disposal. Play is a physical expression of our imagination and we need more of. Damn the rules of etiquette! Puppets are flatware shaped like people starring Mr. Knife, Miss Spoon and the mysterious Lady Spoon. Ooo GIRL! I can already imagine the ensuing drama! Create your own stories at the dining table. I encourage it.

0 Designer: Su Jo-yin

Conceptual HTC New Eden is Beautiful

Conceptual HTC New Eden is Beautiful

The HTC New Eden 1 Concept is 1 of 2 designs to come out of the New Eden project, hosted by BriefMobile, that sets out to create the most appealing, feasible, hardware design for mobile devices. It aims to captivate with innovative and attractive hardware, as HTC did with the original Touch Diamond and other products that followed. The New Eden 1 is a device with a durable aluminum shell that combines traditional HTC design language with a fresher, more futuristic look.

0 Designer: Jason Wang

The Weighty Issue

The Weighty Issue

If you’re looking for something with a sense of humor, then may I suggest The Bathroom Body Builders! Three muscle-rippling hunks that put any WWE champ to shame…they wrestle your toothbrush and contact lens-case to stay fit! Refine the form a tad bit more and I’m sold!

0 Designer: James W. Breaux

Simplified Smartphone

Simplified Smartphone

The Triple Flip is an attempt to make smartphones more useful than they already are. Claiming to be the first of its design  ever to feature Windows Phone 7 OS, the phone has much more to offer than just that. Solar recharging, flip-out & sliding keyboards and other refinements make this a cool concept. What’s left to be seen is its acceptance by the general public. Hit the jump for the video.

0 Designer: Dave Schultze for SchultzeWORKS designstudio

Light, Deadly and Silent

Light, Deadly and Silent

I have a slight moral issue with publishing a post about  a weapon but this smg concept called the Peace Maker is quite beautiful. The designer hasn’t explored all the working mechanics yet but it’s meant more for the gaming universe anyways – a light weight weapon with mid-range sight and silencer. Deadly.

0 Designer: Alp Germaner

Dog on a Gun!

Dog on a Gun!

Trust the Russians to teach us how to train a dog! Actually it’s more like shooting, err… walking them on a leash with the Povodokus! A pistol – shaped retractable dog-leash fit enough for your canine friend. Make that ANY friend!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio