Tri to Turn Screws Tight

Tri to Turn Screws Tight

For those of you paying very close attention to every single post I personally have ever made, you know that for a while, about a year ago, I was working with some family members on refurbishing houses. During this time, of course, I came in certainly came in contact with my fair share of screwdrivers and screwdriver accessories. Lots of solutions out there for a problem that’s just never quite gonna get fixed, that being the one where you say “aw, heck, this just isn’t the bit I want right now, is it?”

0 Designer: Dong-gun KIM

Illuminating Wood

Illuminating Wood

We’re on some wood kick today. This is awesomely fantastic. Designer Julian Robin designed a tricky piece of furniture. The Cub Lamp looks like a normal block of wood, until you turn it on. The interior of the Cub Lamp is etched with a leaf design. Not sure how large it is but a slight redesign could make it double as a stool.

0 Designer: Julian Robin

The Online Coat Rack

The Online Coat Rack

Love me a good coat rack but this is no ordinary Coat Rack. This one connects to the internet and makes suggestions on what jacket to wear by displaying it thru a very cool looking analog barometer. It’s playful and functional. We need more products like this.

0 Designer: Blair Ross

iPhone 4G Future Planning In Solid Wood

iPhone 4G Future Planning In Solid Wood

We know the iPhone 4G will soon grace us in about a week (unofficially) but that didn’t stop designers dreaming up awesome peripherals for it. The Wooden Wood dock is future planning for a device that we know you’ll be in line for. If the rumors are true, the mix of metal, plastic, and glass need something more substantial and eco-friendly than an ordinary dock. As Mr. Woodchuck would say, “is it made of … wood?”

0 Designer: Chris Chan

Pagan Rules For USB

Pagan Rules For USB

The USB Link Together Series is a quirky reminder of the man-woman relationship. Literally symbolic of their union, one stick piggy-backs into the other from the rear slot, forming a USB chain for hooking up gadgets galore. On previous occasions we have discussed the merits and de-merit of continuous ports, but looks like the idea is catching on and worth exploring further.

0 Designer: Kaan Kiris

Coffee On A Stick

Coffee On A Stick

Allow me to introduce you to the most revolutionary way of making coffee….directly from a stick! The Cappuccino Coffee Stick is a spoon laden with your favorite coffee-fix that dissolves deliciously into a steaming cup of water. Tear away the plastic wrap, dip the instant spoon and a few good swirls later; a piping hot cup of coffee is ready for your consideration. The need for “your type of coffee” can only be understood by an addict, I’m one and for me this design wins full brownie points. Now only if Nescafe Select were available on this spoon!

0 Designer: Heo Jeong Im

Espresso For Scootertarians

Espresso For Scootertarians

If you love Vespas and love your coffee, you might like the Vespeo Espresso Machine. Heavily influenced by the iconic people mover, the Vespeo is a combination of tradition, modernity, and Italian flair. It’s technical, mechanical, yet fun to look out. The display even looks like a speedometer; intelligently telling you how to blend the right amount of water, steam, and coffee for that perfect cup every time.

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

Gemmy Tea Set

Gemmy Tea Set

Here’s a set of bone china carefully carved to look like raw gems. The Ceramic Gems collection consists of a tea set and coffee tumblers. I really like the lids. There’s something distinctively Scandinavian about them yet this was designed and manufactured in India. If I’m going to have a spot of tea with the Queen, I’m doing it on my terms – not out of those frilly sets they use at Buckingham Palace.

0 Designer: Mohit Arora

Smart Fridge Is Your New Recipe Card

Smart Fridge Is Your New Recipe Card

The Smart Fridge here is for those who have shunted cooking to a hobby and rely more on designer microwave meals. The idea is to give you a fridge that is intelligent enough to come up with a healthy recipe, depending on what you stock in it. Not only that, it guides you with vocal instructions, spoon by spoon, till you dish out the perfect-wholesome meal. A touch interface door glams up the appliance, creating the desire to own a piece that’s futuristic but may not be what you’re looking for!

0 Designer: Ashley Legg

House Noise

House Noise

All the world’s my Stage, and bottles, tins and glasses are my actors! Forgive the twist in Shakespeare’s famous quote, but it fits apt for the “Stage Speakers”. Fun and contemporary, place any object like an empty glass bottle or a tin on the “Stage” platform and hook it to your iPod. Enjoy weird sound enhancements and discover music vibrations like never before. Surely not for the Bose-types, so party-poopers stay out of here!

0 Designer: Hyunsoo Kim

Glass Flower Pot

Glass Flower Pot

Botanists have secrets and we must learn them. Did you know some plants perform better when their roots are directly exposed to sunlight? A common example is the popular orchid. Every time I buy one, it dies within weeks. The Life Pot is a clear glass container that shows subsoil growth. That plant’s roots become part of the sculptural element. Don’t worry about breaking it because it’s made from Pyrex glass.

0 Designers: Jomi Marco & Josep Armengol

Coffee For One Please

Coffee For One Please

Need that delicious espresso to start your day? The Arietta is coffee for one. Made from materials familiar in the kitchen like wood, ceramic, and metal, the Arietta works like a stove stop espresso maker. Hot water from a pressure chamber is forced through another containing ground coffee and directly into a cup. A dial helps concentrate how strong you want it too. Quite svelte and sexy. I want one.

0 Designer: Christian Peder Torget

Rolling Up The eBook

Rolling Up The eBook

Love it or hate, eBooks and Readers are here to stay. Hardcore paper-buffs like me find it hard to embrace the sterile, cold feel of glass and metal (or plastic), when all we want to do is curl up with a warm book. However for the sake of evolution, I take it upon me to present to you a concept that could be the future of e-reading; eRoll!

0 Designer: Dragan Trenchevski