Rocking Horse Raises Awareness

Rocking Horse Raises Awareness

As we begin to see more products focus on renewable energy and sustainable design it becomes apparent that we can also expect to see a cultivation of this newfound awareness in children starting at a very young age. The Calidu rocking horse is one design that aims to reinforce this idea by producing just enough power to light it’s OLED lights simply by rocking or collecting sunlight. The sturdy, tip-resistant horse is made of stainless steel, solid oak, an herbal oil finish, and leather fringe tail.

0 Designer: Günther Schunn

Mood Changing Table

Mood Changing Table

Designer Simone Savini is known for creating eye-catching, conversation-starting pieces, and this one has got to be my favorite so far. Touch, defined by sharp lines and continuous movement, is coated in a simple heat-sensitive resin coating that fades from black to white, leaving a temporary trace of the last touch or hot object. As the warmth fades the table returns to its original color ensuring a clean slate every time. Say goodbye to boring dinners!

0 Designer: Simone Savini

Cement Toy Trucks

Cement Toy Trucks

Growing up I could be occupied for hours playing with my little trucks and cars, one of my favorites being my cement-mixer truck. This minimal twist on the toy truck isn’t really anything like my cement-mixer, but it is made from cement! Designer Nimrod Or’s goal was to incorporate the familiar material into the design as a reminder of its importance in his native Israel. The pigmented cement might be a little heavy for the really little guys but it’s undoubtedly cute.

0 Designer: Nimrod Or

Roll and Mix

Roll and Mix

I’m by no means a chef but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate tools of the trade, especially when they’re as elegant and functional as the Roll & Mix. The three-in-one design neatly combines the function of a rolling pin and a mortar and pestle with an internal oil bottle, minimizing the clutter and making the preparation process for homemade dough simpler.

0 Designer: Marcial Ahsayane and Miriam Liebana

Sun-kissed Ready Notebook!

Sun-kissed Ready Notebook!

I am going to ignore the fact that this sexy looking, clear polycarbonate laptop is inspired by light. I am also going to forget that it features a transparent touch-keyboard. I’m only fixated on the Double Solar Panels (one on top and the other under the keypad) and the possibility of having a laptop that needs NO WIRES! Yes, even for charging it! Someone, anyone Fujitsu…please make the Luce!

0 Designer: Andrea Ponti

Enlightened Door

Enlightened Door

The very stylish ORB Door Handle can be used in diverse scenarios thanks to the integrated LED light ring. For a bathroom door handle, a lit-up ring can indicate the room is busy. For a hotel room door it can signify DND and for the children’s room it can be the nightlight!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz for Umbra-design

Emotions of My Cycle

Emotions of My Cycle

Like it or not, social networking and emotional status updates have become an integral part of our cyber life. We keep looking for new avenues to express our “emoticons” in the real-world and the Bike Light is one such way. Milled out from one solid piece of aluminum, it encloses an 8×8 LED dot matrix light setup. You can download personalized graphics, animations or phrases to use as the rear light. Why? So that you can let strangers on the road know that you are sad, happy or flirty!

0 Designer: Fraser Mort

Sea Coral Inspired Seating

Sea Coral Inspired Seating

The sea coral inspired structure of the Contour chair is formed by applying Designtex Fusion, a co-polyester resin panel with limitless combinations of colors & textures, to a CNC milling machine where the solid surface is cut into individual pieces which are then heated, bent to specification, & bound together with screws. The unique CNC cutting system also creates a coral-like pattern in the remaining resin skeleton, avoiding wasted scraps & leaving behind a wall ornament that parallels the motif of the chair.

0 Designer: Ethan Creasman

Analogital Clock?

Analogital Clock?

I’m loving this chic, ultramodern wall clock by Raunak Narang!! Clock-o’s simple yet striking design reads like a continuous analog clock but actually processes time digitally. Its minimal LED digital display and seamless ring shape are, on one hand, breaking the stream of time, and on the other, reminding us of its continuity.

0 Designer: Raunak Narang

Fiber-optic Lighting Done Right

Fiber-optic Lighting Done Right

When I hear “fiber-optic light” I always cringe & think of those shabby, hair-like, rainbow lamps. Yuck. The Boogie Chandelier #2 is what I wish my first impression would have been. It uses off-the-shelf products like florescent tubes & puck lights in combination with fiber-optic cables to transform single strands of light into a sculptural, eye-catching pendant. The vibrant strands create sophisticated curves & shapes that will stand out as the centerpiece of any room, day or night (without the cheese-factor).

0 Designer: Studio 1:1

Desktop Wood Stand

Desktop Wood Stand

Most LCD screens come equipped with cheap plastic stands and are often an after-thought to the entire package. The DSW is a laminated birch stand with just enough curve for Eames enthusiasts to approve. It makes even this tiny 15″ LCD screen look gorgeous. See kids? Should be on the market soon. Got any screens laying around that could use some new legs?

0 Designer: Ryojin Ide for Zeitgeist

Lifebook or Voltron?

Lifebook or Voltron?

This Lifebook concept merges multiple portable devices together to form a single computer. ‘Lifebook Frame Series’ features an integrated and detachable multifunctional unit – the ‘Lifegear’ device, and a clear structured frame-based layout for each component to slot into. Within the Lifebook, the Lifegear serves as a number pad, touch pad, graphics tablet as well as a social network interface. When one is on-the-go, it can be used as a smartphone.

0 Designers: Patrick Decker & Florian Langer

Immersive Digital Experiences

Immersive Digital Experiences

Imagine a digital experience that is intuitive and holistic, where your interface is not reduced to a mouse click and two-dimensional analog of a writing desk. A surround display dome complemented by the sophisticated motion-sensing software that inspired the technology depicted in the film ‘Minority Report’. With natural, intuitive movements, your entire body becomes the interface.

0 Designer: Tino Schaedler with NAU