Into The Dark

Into The Dark

That’s where most tablet-like designs guessing at the look and specs of what’s now revealed to be the iPad. But I say to you in great defiance: not this one! This one shall gather a bit of light still! It was conceived before that faithful unveiling day, and its ideas shall be carried on until fruition! I give to you this! The MacView, as designed by Patrycjusz Brzezinski, queller of the hoards of maddened Apple fans.

0 Designer: Patrycjusz Brzezinski

Printing With A Pencil Stub

Printing With A Pencil Stub

So you don’t want to join  pencil stubs and make a long pencil. No worries, we have another alternative, how about using them to print on paper. Yes, like a printer that uses pencil to print your documents. Traditional don’t you think? I feel the concept gets even more radical because it proposes the use of eraser to erase off mistakes! Do I hear my office scream in delight; no more cartridge woes!

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee

I’m Totally Confused Between Digital And Analogue

I’m Totally Confused Between Digital And Analogue

This is the mish-mash of a Digital And Analogue Clock and aptly named the same. Typically digital clocks represent time in ciphers and analogue clocks indicate time using angles. Seen here is a concept that portrays the transformation of digital clock into analogue, when the numerals become blocks that display the time. These instants when the location of the blocks is changing can be explained as analogue concept. Hmmm, interesting…but do you think so as well?

0 Designer: Hye-Yeon Kim

Sleep Tight My Love

Sleep Tight My Love

Just a pillow to lay my head to rest on, ah if only life were that simple! Sometimes we need to indulge in hoodwinking practices to rest our minds and body, fool them with external forces. The Pillow’s Degree Celsius falls prime into this category. It’s got heating, massager, aroma dispenser and solar charging options. All for the benefit of a good night’s sleep! Counting sheep and meditation be damned!

0 Designer: Yuan-Hao Hsu

Lighter Side Of Sketching

Lighter Side Of Sketching

One of the features that designers are going to sorely miss in the iPad is sketching straight onto the tablet. Many of us anticipated this element to be included, but sadly it’s not. So it’s back to the basics of getting back to pen and paper…or if you’d much rather fancy a Computer Notebook! Notebook Sketchbook it is!

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Don’t Give Up The Stub

Don’t Give Up The Stub

Unless you are one of those twisted minds that create art out of pencil stubs, the normal routine would be to discard them. But from now on, you can become a pencil stub collector. The 1 + 1 = 1 is no mathematical error, but applied to this equation: 1 pencil stub + 1 pencil stub = 1 long pencil. Really functional and awesome!

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jinyoung Park

Most Buzzed Designs of January 2010

Most Buzzed Designs of January 2010

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in January 2010.

No iPad Jokes Get The iDrift?

No iPad Jokes Get The iDrift?

While the video here explains exactly how to use an iPad, lemme tell you more about how you can accessorize it. If you’re into car-games, then rest assured you’re going to need add-ons like the iDrift. Unlike the hype of the Wii Mario Kart Wheel, this one is an easy to use peripheral; it has no mechanical or electronic parts whatsoever, making it cheap to manufacture and durable. This submission has got me thinking, how long before the next iPad related concept surfaces…sooner thank you say Jack Robinson!

0 Designer: Michael Greenberg

Ultraponic Superstars

Ultraponic Superstars

In your kitchen, of all places! Who of you would love to use themselves an “Ekokook?” Don’t know what that is? I’ll tell you! It’s a kitchen system that makes use of all your waste, all of it. Even that. Yep. And that too! It’s got the capability to use and re-use all of your solid waste, liquid waste, and organic waste. How, you say? Well, let me Ekokook you up a fwe answers!

0 Designer: FALTAZI

Are We Having A Road Cone For Breakfast?

Are We Having A Road Cone For Breakfast?

Sorry, wrong menu but right intentions… The On the Road Ceramic Breakfast Set is purposely crafted to resemble a Traffic Cone. Why? Simply to add the fun elements to ceramics plus to give you an espresso cup, juice glass, tea cup, cereal bowl and a small plate, in one go. Super cute and super simple, that’s the way to go!

0 Designer: Pierre Lescop

Music In My Pillow

Music In My Pillow

A cross between the boombox on your shoulder and an MP3 player is the right description for the MU SPACE! Touted as this relaxation portable music system with a mat included, nirvana will be miles away if you use it to catch those forty winks at work! However, investing in the MU SPACE will be cheaper than Sleep Pods. After all it’s for the sake of stress-busting, relaxation & motivation of employees or pepping up complacent teens.

0 Designers: Yuan-Hao Hsu & Lin Tzu Hsuan

Yipee It's A Waterfall Sink

Yipee It’s A Waterfall Sink

There are several things that I find unique about the Sink Plate Washbasin Unit and some that I find pretty disturbing. For instance, I simply love the waterfall style faucet that is elegantly fitted onto the top panel. From a distance the entire unit looks to be stylish and exudes glam. But….

0 Designer: Maria Ovchinnikova

Portable Freezer With Lights

Portable Freezer With Lights

The Eco Freezer is a small picnic-hamper-sized freezer unit that uses a unique method to keep your beverages and salads chilled and fresh. The cover of the freezer features two led lamps with photocells. These lamps produce the energy for working the freezer and dispense the current via magnetic induction. If you haven’t over-stuffed the box, you may want to opt for the one lamp function, where the freezer goes into a “low mode” and gets power from only one lamp; the other lamp can be used of illumination.

0 Designer: Ruben Iglesias