Wake-up And Smell The Coffee, Have It Too!

Wake-up And Smell The Coffee, Have It Too!

Buzzer alarms need to be tossed out of the window and replaced with the CoffeeTime. The idea is to wake up with the smell of coffee…no jarring rings or bells; just the inviting aroma. How does this happen, you ask? Well, you pre-set your favorite coffee capsule into the hour-glass shaped alarm. At wake-up time, the steaming brew just pours into a waiting cup and the strong aroma of coffee arouses you.

0 Designer: Elodie Delassus

Are You A iTits Guy?

Are You A iTits Guy?

If the G-Spot is hard to reach, then how about fooling around with breasts? Erotic pleasure just took another techno turn and you can squarely blame the iTit for it. Deriving pleasure (rather inspiration) from Apple’s optical wireless mouse, the added feature to this design is tactile interaction with nipples! You read that right! A nipple provocatively beckons you to come and feel it…and responds to your caress as a joystick would. Oh my…what fun!

0 Designers: Mostafa Tohidifar & David Abbasi

A Span Of Lights

A Span Of Lights

I’m not a big fan of study-table lamps simply because I can’t stand the surrounding darkness. Always creeps me out, but I’m sure most of you students need to invest in one. Sharing dorm rooms, you can’t disturb your mates right! So when you use one…how much light is sufficient for you? How about a lamp that lets you decide the luminance. Swipe a finger or span your palm to get “As Much As You Need Light”. Just the right amount of focus and light!

0 Designer: Hong-kue Lee

Friends With The Wind And Sun

Friends With The Wind And Sun

Our dependency on gizmos and gadgets leads us innovate and come up with portable solutions for charging them. Even on a hike in the wilderness, a GPS device holds more prestige than a compass! With The Source is a device that plans on harnessing the solar and wind energy to tank up enough juice for your everyday gadgets. It even incorporates a powerful LED Torch to light up the camping nights. My only concern is the sturdiness of this design. It looks to be pretty easy, but I’m sure you technical guys will have a bone to pick with it.

0 Designer: Cheng Peng

The Boss’s Door

The Boss’s Door

One theory suggests that to keep office efficiency at maximum levels, employees should have minimum personal interaction. Meaning no chit-chats or coffee-breaks together, just emails and IMs! Supporting this theory is the Electronic Office Screen Door that embeds an electronic imaging screen underneath the sheer veneer and above the wood. It has its pros and cons….like you can always display a “Busy In A Meeting” message before that nagging accounts guy wants to come in for bills clarifications. Or that guy who got the promotion can keep rubbing the “New Manager” title in your face!

0 Designer: Zhang Wei

Designing Erasers

Designing Erasers

Let’s be metaphoric this Monday Morning and discuss how you would re-design everyday objects. As designers I’m sure you must be using pencils and erasers, so let’s just zero-in on erasers for the moment. How would you restyle this synthetic, perfumed piece of plastic so that it not only looks good but works effectively too. One of the things with erasers is that they erase better when they have a sharp edge. So does this mean the Pebble Eraser fits the bill? I think it does…

0 Designers: Ching-Chan Wang & Ya-Ting Yang [ Buy it Here ]

Underground Cat Bathroom

Underground Cat Bathroom

Welcome to the modern world, cat, no more pooping above the ground for you. Nay! From now on you have your own room to poo. In through the ceiling you shall go! This fantabulous contraption is known as the “Modcat,” and to the future this cat shall go. The top has an opening through which the cat shall go, and inside this bucket of pleasure the cat shall have just enough room to do the business and exit. From there, it’s just a simple flip and grip and you’re on your way to cleaning!

0 Designer: Rich Williams for Modcat for ModProducts

USB Post-it Are Damn Handy

USB Post-it Are Damn Handy

Where is the scribble paper when you need it? Never ever around; and the same thing goes for pen and other stationery items! Not all of us are as organized as the Virgos who have prim-n-proper workspaces. Hence, a USB stick with a notepad to it is an AWESOME idea! Details like a plastic cover to keep the notes contained really impress me. I wonder if this will mean the demise of notepapers, or is this Digilog Memory the second generation already?

0 Designer: Soon-won Kim

Coffee Loving Umbrella

Coffee Loving Umbrella

Try carrying your tall café latté in the rains! One hand full of your stuff, the other has an umbrella….get the drift? The solution is to get a functional Umbrella, like the one designed by Jung-Woo Lee. A convenient coffee-cup rim integrated into the handle solves the issue. I say cheers to more coffee and bring on the rains!

0 Designer: Jung-Woo Lee for Ek Design

I Carry My Own Streetlights

I Carry My Own Streetlights

In this day and age of multi-functional lifestyles how can we expect fashion to be far behind? Wouldn’t it be tacky for a pair of socks to simply be a garment? We need to rev it up a little, maybe add kinetic theory to it and a pair of bulbs and make it headlights for our feet. Go jogging in the dark or sizzle the Milan Ramps, but the moral of the story is to “Keep on running…baby….oooo…yeah!

0 Designer: Boyoung Joo Park

Simple Art Of Crushing Herbs

Simple Art Of Crushing Herbs

One of the secrets in cooking that I picked up from my grandmother was to freshly grind all the herbs and masalas in a mortar and pestle. She did not believe in electric blenders or processors and relied totally on her muscle-power. Although time-consuming, grandma said that hand crushing the spices made them release their true flavors! So going back to the basics with Orb, this 3-piece set has the versatility of crushing and grinding larger quantities or even several ingredients at once. Naturally the big bowl is for larger quantities, but you can upturn the lid and use it for a smaller portion.

0 Designer: Morph for Joseph Joseph [Buy It Here]

Mizuhiki, Japanese Knotting Art

Mizuhiki, Japanese Knotting Art

The art of Mizuhiki goes back to 7th century Japan the paper knotting was used to tie samurai hair. The paper craft brand OEY has taken that art and applied it to modern table ware and launched their new collection at Milan Design Week. The intricately corded paper rings, chopsticks, and napkin holders come in an assortment of beautiful rich colors, each handmade from paper and silk. Even the most drab table settings would benefit from it.

0 Designers: Ken Yokomizo & Mariko Murai for Design Yard

Happily Nailed To The Wall

Happily Nailed To The Wall

Do you have unsightly nails sticking out of your walls? You generally don’t but for argument’s sake, if you did….would you let it be there like an eyesore or cover it up with a happy face Nail Cap? Pulling it out can be an option; but imagine capped nails delightfully doubling up as pegs to hang your keys and stuff. How Kitsch!

0 Designer: Jung-Woo Lee for Ek Design