Never Singe Another Garment

Never Singe Another Garment

As a new bride, it was expected from me to know how to manage all the household chores. The spoilt brat that I was, I didn’t even know how to iron clothes. Yes, the expected happened I burned many of my husband’s shirts, mainly because a telephone call or a whistling pressure cooker would grab my attention. I’d leave the iron right on the garment and come back to a gaping burnt hole! The Roly Poly Iron would have saved me a lot of clothes thanks to a built-in weight mechanism.

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

Do You Have The Right Sexy Tools?

Do You Have The Right Sexy Tools?

I didn’t know tools had to be so sexy (think Mike Delfino), ah naughty minds! I’m talking about this REPÄIRE TOOLSET; handy dandy and smart! All the necessary tools to help you become the puurrfect handyman, so much so that you can actually show this set off! It gets integrated into the bookshelf and within arm’s reach. What I really dig is the color combos and the way a central blue (or red) ring is the hub of all equipments.

0 Designer: designaffairs STUDIO

Swinging The Other Way

Swinging The Other Way

Most of the time you’re nudging your co-bench partner to give you more seat space. So essentially sitting on benches really sucks. Generally they’re hard slabs of wood or concrete and do nothing much for your posterior or fun! This is the reason why we need more of the Swing Together Bench; I don’t need to say much…just have a look at the video and you’ll get the full picture. Google Offices can do with this swing!

0 Designer: Hanyoung Lee

Light Tree

Light Tree

The title of this post is pretty boring but it describes exactly what this concept is; a Light Tree. The artificial tree is covered in solar cells that power ultra-bright LEDs at the base. The light diffuses thru water which fills the entire cavity of the tree for that “glowy” look. The upper extremities hold seeds to REAL PLANTS, like OMG! I was getting worried about the total artificiality of this concept but at least you’ve got some green shrubbery in there.

0 Designer: Omar Ivan Huerta Cardoso

Disco Lights For USB

Disco Lights For USB

Getting back to his roots, Designer Mac Funamizu takes inspiration from the Japanese Soma-Toh or a revolving lantern for this gimmicky Funny USB Memory Stick! Involved here is a transparent USB memory stick with alluring lights to represent facts. Example: no lights = empty stick; pink light = images stored; blue = documents & green = movies. And when the lights fill up the tube, it simply means memory is full. A delightful design, which is a tangent from the Swarosvki and gilded ones presently in the market.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Free Diving is a Dangerous Sport

Free Diving is a Dangerous Sport

And yet more and more people are doing it. Why people why?!?! Listen, we weren’t meant to be underwater. The fact that our cell walls start to explode and oxygen levels deplete in a few minutes should be half a clue that mother nature didn’t design us to be here. Then again, nature didn’t design us to fly nor sit at the computer blogging all day so I digress. If you love free diving, then you may need the D-eepdive gadget.

0 Designers: Murat Ozveri & Anil Dincer For Design Quadro

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

There’s a paradigm shift in the science of food. Fifteen ago proper nutrition meant augmenting the kind of foods you ate. Buzz words like low-carb, low-cal, non-fat, low-glycemic, organic, and natural made their way into our vocabulary and yet we’re becoming fatter and unhealthier. Philips Design envisions a range of products that not only identify the true contents of food, but also how it affects your individual body.

0 Designers: Philips Design

Printing My Food By The Molecule

Printing My Food By The Molecule

Molecular gastronomy studies the physical and chemical processes that occur while cooking. It basically tries to investigate and explain the chemical reasons behind the transformation of ingredients. We saw reference to this stream a while ago and now inspired by the so-called ‘molecular gastronomists’ who take pride in completely deconstructing food only to re assemble them bizarre modern ways, Philips Design presents the Food Creation Concept.

0 Designer: Philips Design

Printing With Ballpen

Printing With Ballpen

Forgive me for the overdose on Printer Designs, or rather re-design, but apparently current cartridges and toner ink is a major source of worry for our designing community. The evil existing ones are BAD for the environment; hence after Pencil I and Pencil II, it’s time to consider draining out the last drops out of a Ballpoint Pen and use it for printer ink. So let’s dissect the REENK…only request, keep the discussion to why you think this will work or why not.

0 Designers: Hyo Sun Ahn & Min Koung So

Mother Of Modular Kitchens

Mother Of Modular Kitchens

We have seen plenty of modular kitchens and counters, but the Mother of em all is the Accordion Folding Cook Table. Sneaky little triangular drawers pop out from the folds of the table (that’s why it’s called the Accordion). Sliding counter tops and more drawers on the left and right side of the table, makes this the most coveted kitchen platform in my eyes. The beauty doesn’t stop here, drawer covers can be upturned to be used as preparation boards.

0 Designer: Olga Kalugina

Walk the Mobile, String it Up!

Walk the Mobile, String it Up!

How many times have you, as an adult, or as a young adult, been walking along the sidewalk thinking, gosh! I wish I had a yoyo right now. And the phone rings? That’s almost certainly what happened to Emmanuel Hanson the day this yoyo mobile phone charger concept was whipped up. What does it do? It yoyos! And what happens when it yoyos? It charges your phone!

0 Designer: Emmanuel Hanson

Put A Smile On Your Toast

Put A Smile On Your Toast

Does your toast smile at you in the morning or is it a grumpy old man? Quirky as it may sound, I think small nuances (or gimmicks) like this can really make a difference in your day. Bring out your shiny smile for the Smile Cooking Toaster! Think hair straightening iron for a moment, similar to that clasp design is this appliance. Difference lies in the electric-heating nano-membrane and different smiley faces you can use to singe on the bread.

0 Designer: Xu Yan Xiang

Satisfying Drag

Satisfying Drag

Don’t we just love to drag things around? We drag our commitment issues, our luggage; our emotional baggage….ah the list is endless. So what’s new to drag around here (besides some hippie ciggies), why an umbrella that is innovatively called the “umbROLLa”. A rolling ball at the peak tweaks the simple design and adds fun dimension to it. Totally cool wouldn’t you say?

0 Designer: Qian Jiang