Phone Support For Beauty

Phone Support For Beauty

You got to agree that the skeletal system is a genius of design; it protects the delicate organs inside while giving support to our lustrous skin. If we were to apply the same design for our mobile phones then it’s quite possible to wipe out the peripheral “phone covers and cases” industry. I’m talking about the LG Exo Smartphone Concept. The key feature in this concept is a high strength polymer exoskeleton for protecting the delicate internal components while supporting its external rubber skin.

0 Designer: Benjamin Lotte

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

If you have a bone to pick with regards to the designing of the Hydra Piano, you better fight Lady Gaga then. Apostol Tnokovski was enjoying one of her performances on the telly, when he realized that the old, boxy piano was a misfit on her stage! Aghast, he took to the drawing board and came up with this unique, some-what flowing concept that looks stunning in pure glossy white or black. To make matters complicated, the inspiration also comes from the mythological sea monster “Hydra”. Wonder who would perform better on stage shows…monster Hydra Lady Gaga or the piano!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

Bedazzled By The Charming Phone

Bedazzled By The Charming Phone

Smashing to look at, you’d be surprised to know what specs this beauty called Lightpool Phone posses. Designed by Hironao Tsuboi, the bedazzler features TFT Liquid Crystal display and 8.08 megapixels / CMOS camera. Crafted with a unique expressive edge, the phone comes to life with colorful lights that shimmer in sync with your tunes. The black and white version reminds me of the quaint cottages I saw on my last trip to Europe. If I were to pick, I’d go with the pink version…which one would you choose?

0 Designer: Hironao Tsuboi for IIDA

Winged Faucets of Love

Winged Faucets of Love

This project goes by the name “Wings”, a faucet system that contains and distributes that lovely liquid on bird’s pride-like handles. Designer Kobi Kor presents a faucet with a lovely head. A new head, for a new world! A new world in the bathroom at least. The main mission for the Kor here was to enhance the pleasure of water, and thusly, with such lovely forms, Kor does just that. Uniqueness and a definite “looking at you” form produce a fabulous experience for any water lover.

0 Designer: Kobi Kor

Jello Cup, For Real

Jello Cup, For Real

On June 26th, the Gowanus Studio Space hosted the 2nd annual Jell-O Mold competition in Brooklyn, New York. The competition encouraged artists, designers, chefs, and lovers of Jell–O to use gelatin in new and unexpected ways. A company called The Way We See The World won for sculptural/structural integrity with Jelloware – a set of delicious, squishy, colorful glasses.

0 Designer: The Way We See The World

My Toy Guardian

My Toy Guardian

Teach those little rug rats to pick up after themselves by giving a simple toy chest an anthropomorphic identity. Toy Guardian is monster on wheels, hungry and ready to eat up all your toys but don’t worry, he’ll only keep them until you need them again. What a great way to teach kids (and adults like me) some important life skills. Not to mention this thing is uber cute and I want one!

0 Designer: Tzung-Yu Lu

Toothy Matters

Toothy Matters

Innovations in oral hygiene usually come in the form of the toothbrush or the toothpaste; rarely is the issue of contamination addressed. Yeah, our bathrooms are filled with goop that can affect our health and sometimes they do take a ride to our system via the toothbrush. Most of us don’t fear this, but for those who care, Tocsy is your answer. What works in favor of this toothbrush sterilizer is that it hooks up to your computer via USB, for power. So no batteries and finding place for it in cramped bathrooms required.

0 Designer: Jang Mi Sook

Timed Morning Bowel Movements

Timed Morning Bowel Movements

You may be wondering what this glass-alarm has to do with your morning bowel routine. First off, a warm glass of water as soon as you wake up is the perfect way to start your day. It helps in detoxing your body and gets your bowels moving. So there! now to establish relation with the “Revive Glass”…it’s an alarm clock that holds a glass of water. Half hour before your alarm is to go off, the base starts warming up the water, so that you drink it warm enough. The alarm shuts off only when you pick up the glass of water. I totally dig the time being read thru water! Looks awesome!

0 Designers: Kai-ning Huang & Yu-Yang Chen

No Mo Bear Foam

No Mo Bear Foam

Wha? But doesn’t that mean it’s good? The foam? Well, I’d hope your beer’d have at least a little foam, but nay! You want smooth, tasty, liquid beer, not beer in bubble form. So what do you do? You tip your glass at an angle while you pour the beer inside. Now… what if the beer glass was already tipped, erasing that step in between you, your drink, and that perfect moment when it hits your lips?

0 Designer: Sinapsis Team

Now That's A Spicy Egg

Now That’s A Spicy Egg

Designer Mike Flache has a wonderful aesthetic and a pleasing sense of humor. The Spice Egg is a magnetic salt cellar and pepper pot made of stainless chromium steel. Inspired by hundreds of mouth watering breakfasts around the world, he transformed the natural shape of a simple egg into a stylish accessory. Magnets in each section of the egg stick together and makes handling comfortable.

0 Designer: Mike Flache

A Simplified Sink

A Simplified Sink

As some designers seem intent on inundating sinks with complicate gadgetry, others are taking a simpler approach. The Flow is a sink with the tap, basin and u-bend integrated into just two pieces. In the quest to create something harmonious yet functional, the Flow is an example of when “less is more” might be better.

0 Designer: Emil Rosen

Redefining The Home Office

Redefining The Home Office

I work from home and as many may have seen I have an open desk in a secluded room. Not all working-from-home people are blessed like me to have a private office within the house. Many have to use their bedrooms or living rooms as their work area. In such homes, the office desk tends to be a complete misfit amongst the backdrop. The Buro can help redefine the office-home boundaries. It’s a desk that is perfect for your work, but once you shut the cover down, it transforms into an elegant side table. Clever!

0 Designer: Keith Xianrong Zheng for Habitat

Magical Keyboard For Kingdom Come!

Magical Keyboard For Kingdom Come!

The MagicBoard is the perfect toy for the computer savvy and holds features that make me wanna drool! Picture this: a wireless Bluetooth, Wi-Fi enabled keyboard that features gesture control and touchscreen surface. Totally customizable with personalized configuration options, the board transforms smoothly from computer keys to piano keys to a drum skin! Set your own shortcuts, record tracks, playback or use it for polishing your photoshop skills! Basically all you need is a screen, CPU and a lots of imagination to create magic with this board!

0 Designer: Eliel Cabrera