Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

The Lum is a unique project that looks at making a smoke alarm/detector a useful handy light during an emergency. The idea is thus: Lum is an attachment between the light bulb and its socket. It draws energy from the bulb in its latent state and when the smoke alarm triggers, it produces a sonar alert plus powers the bulb for emergency lighting. In short, during its standby mode, whenever you switch on the light bulb during daily routine, it recharges Lum’s batteries. I find it an efficient solution as a fire alarm.

0 Designer: Arthur Brault

Unbreakable Hangers

Unbreakable Hangers

This project goes by the wacky, wild, and fun name “Monkey Hangers” and as you can see by the skillfully photographed image of the muscle man going at one of the pinks with his harsh hands, they’re indestructible. Mark Marzouk of M-Design’s made these Monkey Hangers, resistant to stretched shoulders, sharp edges, and poor materials. With one swoop, Marzouk takes care of another one of our every-day objects left to time to deteriorate. Another step toward perfection in the hanging up of clothing is achieved.

0 Designer: Mark Marzouk of M-Design

Lace and Steel Grandmother

Lace and Steel Grandmother

This is the “Granny” wall shelf as designed by Beerd van Stokkum. It’s a shelf recalling a classic tradition of grandmother’s shelf with a cute little doily hanging off the side. Nostalgic nature and cut-steel construction. It’s strong enough to hold up a number of large objects, ideal for books, plants, pots, or even a medium sized television. Granny wall shelf is 85 cm long and 22.5 cm deep. It comes in black or white, finished with a finely structured UV proof powder coating. It’s got a lightly grained feel and a deep matt look.

0 Designer: Beerd van Stokkum

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shame on you for not thinking about your toothbrush! It needs the perfect glam house for the 23 hours and 55 minutes that it spends alone…assuming you brush for 5 minutes straight. Something like the luxe Viktor Toothbrush Holders that are shiny and totally oomph, a strong departure from the plastic and ceramic ones I grew up with!

0 Designer: Hlynur V Atlason for Kontextür

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

It’s time to move on and discard phone alarms and clocks! This is the new age people; we need cooler and hipper gear like this Alarm Pillow! It gently vibrates at the given hour, to wake you up with a buzz. And if you don’t get out of the bed, your head-weight acts as the snooze trigger. How awesome is that! The label-trigger is clever and fitting, I so need this for my sleepyhead daughter!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong

Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

“Simply use the emotional expression to remind and educate users to turn off the light.”

This one line says it all….moreover the cute switches create the desired impact of reminding us to conserve. I guess this is another angle to Product Design: to be instinctive without being preachy!

0 Designers: Zhou Yide, Euphe Mo, Hang Zhou & Christine Liu

Sinking Tub! Really!

Sinking Tub! Really!

Expect your bath to sink or spill or whatever it is that comes to your mind! The idea behind the Shore Tub is to give you a complete spa experience, with massages and jets of water giving you the complete service. What makes the tub different from the herd is its unique elevation system. One end of it simply spills onto the floor so that people with restrictive movements need not “climb out”, but walk out of it. I’m sure it will help in avoiding nasty slips and falls! Plus the workings look do-able as well.

0 Designer: HeyTeam Collective with Teuco

Music By The Window

Music By The Window

Eclipse is a media player that uses the photovoltaic cells on its backside to draw in solar power and sticks onto the window via a suction cup. As expected of any “good media player”, this one too features Bluetooth connectivity to steam in music from your MP3 player or catch weather updates, podcasts & radio. The speakers are built-in but the cutest aspect to the design is the compartment to hold your music device. It resembles the compartment used in cassette tape players from yester-years; the evident “eject” button et all!

0 Designers: Hoang M Nguyen & Anh Nguyen

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

With a very creative name like Twenty5ive, you can expect nothing but some awesome madness by designer duo Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim. While Melvin sticks to insect-inspiration, Yuri explores durability and kitsch with lights. Have a look….

0 Designers: Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim for Twenty5ive

Mince No Lights

Mince No Lights

Mince words, mince meat, mince some attitude; but will you mince lights? A very artistic interpretation of some wasted wires n plugs, a mince machine and a bulb! Light Mincer Lamp! Made entirely of recycled and disposed materials, the lamp is ready to adorn your table, just send out a holler to Reima.

0 Designer: Reima Honkasalo

Timed Organizer In A Book

Timed Organizer In A Book

In the day and age where electronic gadgets double up as reminders of tasks and appointments, I applaud Wonjune Song’s bold move to go back to the basics of pen and paper and of course the trusty old watch. Watch Diary is basically a book with a clock set in the middle of the page. The “red hand” indicates the current task, the “before hand” indicates past chores and the “forward hand” indicates the upcoming ones. A simple glance at the page and you’ll know if you’ve kept up your schedule or are lagging.

0 Designer: Wonjune Song

Transparent & Sexy Shower Comes Minus The Girl!

Transparent & Sexy Shower Comes Minus The Girl!

There is something sexy about combining electrical appliances with a transparent body and using nano-electrical technology. The transparent B-IRON 725, the Lupe Hand Washing System, and now this: The Dew Drop Gel Shower System. Fashioned to resemble a long transparent leaf with contrasting red heating lines running all over, it oozes with luxe looks! The shower incorporates the water heater and all controls in a very sophisticated, digital way…making you wish this wasn’t a concept, but an inviting hot shower in your home!

0 Designer: Lu Hairong

Pin Sprouts

Pin Sprouts

Tack-pins or metal push-pins have come a long way from their humble round-head-design. For the sake of convenience, the flat-round head has been given a “sprout” look here. Convenient to hold, push and pull!

Plant them in, or pull them out!

0 Designers: Lim Ruiwen & Yong Lin