Hermes Auto Feet

Hermes Auto Feet

The Hermes X is designed to be cross training shoes that will last you for a very long time. Its been conceptualized with body made out of Kevlar and the sole made out of natural and synthetic rubber. Although Kevlar has many applications ranging from bicycle tires and racing sails to body armor because of its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio, it’s the first time I’m hearing of it being considered for shoes. Moving on, the inner part is single unit injected foam, which can be replaced if necessary. Needless to say, Omer turned to the auto industry for his inspiration!

0 Designer: Omer Sagiv

Friday Giveaway: Pick Your Favorite Kähler Ceramic To Win 4 Colorful Cake Servers

Friday Giveaway: Pick Your Favorite Kähler Ceramic To Win 4 Colorful Cake Servers

Kähler is an internationally recognized ceramics company and their exquisite collection is being distributed in North America exclusively by Urban Butik. Showcased here are some really classy ceramic designs currently available on their site and via their retailers. To win the 2 sets (each set has 4 cake server) of the Colorful Magisso Cake Servers, simply go through the list of ceramic designs and tell us which one you like the best and why!

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Good Things in Small Packages

Good Things in Small Packages

Y’all know I love the Bluelounge CableBox but if that was a little too big and colorless for ya, check out the new CableBox Mini. As the name suggests, it’s a miniature version but in 6 different colors; blue, green yellow, orange, pink and of course white. For $29.95, you get the Mini and a 4-socket surge protector (U.S. customers only). This one will fit quite nicely behind my entertainment center.

0 Designer: Bluelounge (Buy it here)

Spindle Ball Alarms!

Spindle Ball Alarms!

Some designers want you to stand up to wake up, others want you to stretch but Pedro Gomes wants you to play with the toy-like Sleepy Alarm Clock! Spin the spoodle and it allows you to sleep for a wee bit longer. Overall a cute design that will fit perfectly in the children’s room. What I dig the most is the fun, interactive way we can change the time by simply moving the ball back and forth.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Starry Lights Of Origami

Starry Lights Of Origami

The Star Lamp is a very versatile piece, transforming from a tabletop, floor, hanging to a wall mount with ease. The Origami influence is quite evident in the stylish folds of the hood and simplistic layout. The translucent grey polypropylene disperses the light from the bulb to create subtle lighting for any living area. Made from two pieces of polypropylene sheet and reinforced thin aluminum legs, the lamp can be knocked down to a flat pack for easy packaging and shipping.

0 Designer: Alisha Larsen

Coffeemaze! Better Than Any Gaming

Coffeemaze! Better Than Any Gaming

The thing with addiction to games is that you tend to find ways and means to include them in your daily routine. Like if you have a phone, you’ll download games and play on it. Same goes with computers and I needn’t mention the obvious: gaming consoles! The question is how do you satisfy your addiction on a coffee break? “Oluk”! Not your conventional coffee set, but a saucy saucer with a maze, so that you can immerse yourself into ‘chasing-the-coffee-drop-game!’

0 Designer: Erdem Selek

Beer Pyramid

Beer Pyramid

Inspired by the brass monkey used on ships to stack cannonballs is this flexible rubber mat called the Fridge Monkey. It’s designed with ridges to hold beverage bottles and cans into place, so that you can build a steady pyramid out of them. The clever little design works well with almost any bottled or canned drink. The only problem I foresee is that homes like mine don’t allow for bottles to be in the fridge for so long, they get consumed as soon as they are bought! So building bottles pyramids is out of the question.

0 Designers: Kevin Champion & Duncan Taylor for Mode Product Design

I’m Rich With Memo Money

I’m Rich With Memo Money

Fake Dollar bills are commonplace and illegal, but if you’re looking at playing pretend ‘I’m a Rich Korean’, then Money Memo is for you. Nothing earth-shattering about the concept, except that you get to show-off wads of Korean Won, albeit a note-pad version. Stash some in your pocket or wallet for handy note-takings (pun intended)!

0 Designer: Cho Hyung Suk

My iPad Has A Camera

My iPad Has A Camera

Ha, I’m one up on you iPad users and I don’t even own an iPad for that matter! But if I were to buy one I’d team mine up with the iPad Cam-Case , because it makes up for the loss of a camera on the pad! What makes the concept super-awesome is that the camera can be rotated to capture your face when video-chatting. The camera is located in the corner which works well for landscape or portrait viewing and the rubber-plastic case provides a better grip when handling the device.

0 Designer: Chet Rosales

Eat Where You Please

Eat Where You Please

Recent design graduate Khatija Aslam knows the student life pretty well, especially the mealtimes! Living in dorms, the uninviting cafeteria and the lack of time to actually grab a bite…she’s been there, done that; hence this project! The Dine Away is a lunch box concept that allows you to pack in food and carry it to your comfort place to dine in peace. It’s got everything planned, right from the flatware to the mats. I know some of you could really do with this compact box.

0 Designer: Khatija Aslam

Diploma In Cord Management

Diploma In Cord Management

Do you have a diploma in appliance management? It’s a new course for silly folks who wrap the electric cord around a hot toaster or kettle, burning out the plastic cover and putting themselves in danger. A candidate for this diploma is my mother, coz she’s always doing such silly things to her appliance, especially when she is stowing away the iron! Dumb, but true! Since course fees are high, I’m gonna ask appliance makers to adopt the E-Line Cord instead, sensible to wrap around a grooved wire, than a hot appliance.

0 Designer: Kim Mi Ran

Beetle Juice Inspired!

Beetle Juice Inspired!

The onymacris unguicularis is a beetle found in the Namibian desert and has the most unique way of procuring water. Early in the morning, when the dew enriched fog is settled over the dunes, the beetle goes to the peak and positions its body in such a way that it helps in dew formation, and slurps up the water thus formed. Using this technique is the Dew Bank Bottle. It’s made is such a way that the steel body helps to assimilate the morning dew and channel it into the bottle immediately.

0 Designer: Kitae Pak

Not Your Typical Dishwasher

Not Your Typical Dishwasher

Most dishwashers are the size of a washing machine, taking up as much space. What if you are a small family unit or a singleton? You don’t need such a huge size for 2 plates, a glass and some dishes? The Instant Dishwasher addresses these questions and comes off as this table-top version that integrates comfortably into your kitchen counter. A sliding top reveals a pull-up basket for your dishes, and more importantly it’s placed right next to the sink for easy plumbing and waste disposal.

0 Designer: Robert Lange In Collaboration With Bosch