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

Firefighter's Bread Crumbs

Firefighter’s Bread Crumbs

The job of a firefighter is diverse. They’ve got lots of tasks to take hold of, lots more than just blasting fire with water and the classic apprehending of tree’d cats. Sometimes they’ve gotta go on missions in the dark. Very often their job takes them through areas that’ve got little or no natural or artificial light, compounded by the fact that they work inside buildings, blocked sometimes from light completely. In these buildings, they’ve got to be able to find their way around, forward to the goal, and back home. It’s “Fire Line” to the rescue.

0 Designer: Thomas Buisson

Make The Halo, Bike!

Make The Halo, Bike!

How safe is your bicycle out there in the wilderness? The city is full of bike thieves. Has been since the beginning of bikes. Completely full. So what are you going to do about it? Slap a chain on there? No way! It’ll be chopped off in a moment’s notice! Tie it up with a rope and a dog? No way! They love treats! So what? Call on the power of heaven to help you? Maybe… It’s the “Halo” bicycle lock, for holy protection!

0 Designer: Steve Hunt

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

We’ve all done it – count the minutes, miles and blocks before reaching home. Temporary respite from a long, hard day is one of the first things I look forward to as the sun goes down. Far From Home is a GPS enabled bracelet that gleefully (been dying to use that word) displays iconoglyphs denoting the distance to home. Oh and yea, it’s a watch too. Hey it glows! Mmm, pretty.

0 Designers: Paolo Buatti & Alessandro Palombarini

Wallet Delight

Wallet Delight

Men are more obsessed than women about their hair! I don’t have handy stats to prove it right now, but when I look at my son, husband, father and male friends’ behavior in relation to their mane…I totally get the drift. Pavel Sidorenko puts men out of their misery of finding a reflective window at every step, by designing this really neat flexible mirror for the wallet. The size of a visiting card, it slips into the wallet with ease, and is made from plastic. Handy and cute!

0 Designer: Pavel Sidorenko

Window Seats, Wow What A View

Window Seats, Wow What A View

Without looking out, can you describe the view outside your window? I bet you don’t have the time to glance out there and take in the sights! What a shame, cause imagine if you did take out the time to savor a cup of joe, I would have installed the “Happy Window” for you. A super cool side table that opens up to reveal two chairs and a table to hang from the windowsill. It gives you instant service for the moment, and then wraps again to become furniture against the wall.

0 Designers: Yonghee Cho & Sae Hee Lee

Casting Shadows Of Love

Casting Shadows Of Love

One of YD’s team members is soon to tie the knot, and I’m sure he must have picked the ring already. But just in case he hasn’t I’d like to suggest the “Heart Of Love”, a symbolic expression of love. The ring and pendent design try and replicate the ever-popular image of a wedding ring on the bible with casted “love” shadow, and do a pretty good job of it. Call it trick photography or simply the play of lights; undoubtedly it can’t get mushier or romantic than this!

0 Designer: D.K. & Wei

Cutter Safe For Fingers

Cutter Safe For Fingers

Safety Cutter is a simple stationery project that looks at adding functionality to the ruler and taking care of your fingers at the same time. The cutter is integrated into the ruler for a reason…to locate it easily in your stationery stash, plus the rigid support will help you cut the sheet (or whatever it is that you were cutting) with confidence. Not a really dynamic project, but what I really found interesting was the way the blade gets a protective sheath. Look at 5th image to know what I am talking about.

0 Designer: Han Ji Yeon

Totally In Your Ears

Totally In Your Ears

Earbuds look neat in your ears but sometimes times they can be misfits. Either the buds are too big or you have exceptionally small holes! The Ocarina Earphones come with the solution and feature a T shaped systematic type design, so that it can take support of your of inner ears, earflaps and tragus, for perfect placement. And if for a moment you thought that the design similar to the ancient flute-like wind instrument – ocarina; you were thinking right.

0 Designers: Yong Lee, Geon il Lee & Seo hyun Baek of i-SOUND

Big Sound From A Zeppelin Mini

Big Sound From A Zeppelin Mini

I reviewed the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin almost 2 years ago and even to this day, there are few iPod/iPhone speakers that can match its beautiful design and awesome sound. The latest incarnation of the Zeppelin is the Mini. Call it the little brother but don’t be fooled by its size. This is big sound in a little box. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Native Design for B&W (Buy it here $399.95)

Turn Your TV Into An iPad

Turn Your TV Into An iPad

Russians are not to be left out of the iPad hype and until they get one, here’s an alternative I’m quite jealous of. It’s a set of plastic covers and decals to turn your flat screen into a giant iPad called the iTVPad. I want, no I MUST have this. If anything, it’ll be a great way to dress up an old flat screen I have sitting in the closet. Yes friends, it has a whopping 800×600 resolution, even less than the iPad.

0 Designer: DarkDesignGroup

Nomadic Sound Systems

Nomadic Sound Systems

Nomadic sound system is a family of objects formed from wireless, battery powered, portable speakers designed to explore new ways for sound to interact with people and space. The project borrows from the typology of a marching band with the pieces intended to be used together, each responsible for one part of the audible experience.

0 Designer: Benjamin Newland