iTut - iPod Shrine

iTut – iPod Shrine

The afterlife never sounded so good. Feeding France’s insatiable appetite for all things ancient Egyptian (Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you Napoleon!), French designer Stéphane Thivend cracked many whips to bring us the “Horus” pyramid coffee table. This Ancient Wonder is made from high performance concrete and features a powered integrated dual speaker system and iPod dock. And to further ensure a captive audience, Stéphane also included an integrated LED lighting effect with your choice of 24 Pharaoh approved colors.

0 Designer: Thivend Stéphane

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

My mind is BLOWN. I’m not a wine drinker but I have lots of friends who swear by it. Let’s call them winards. The Light Sommelier interactive light is so urber cool, even my winard friends would enjoy it. The action of turning and dimming lights is transposed into wine drinking gestures. As the bottle tips into the glass, the glass lights up. As you tip the glass over, the light dims. You can even vary the intensity by how much wine you “pour”. All done with simple proximity detectors and gyros. Loves it. Happy Monday.

0 Designer: Seungyoub Oh of Studio Dotdotdot

Empty Gas Cans?

Empty Gas Cans?

We’ve all done it before. You’re getting ready to fire up that grill but unsure if you have enough butane. Just in case, you look at the can, which by the way is totally solid and encased in metal. You shake it like polaroid picture for good luck and hope for the best. A better gas can would be the Empty Mark. By integrating a layer at the bottom of the can to appear thru a transparent window, you can easily see when you’re almost out of butane. Smart but does it work?

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jinyoung Yoon

Sticky-Note Apocalyptic

Sticky-Note Apocalyptic

Got an idea that you know will just kill at your next office meeting? Show them all how deadly serious you are about it with this new Office Assault: Sticky Note Gun. Never get caught on the draw(ing) again with this ultimate memo machine gun. Designed for those of you that are big on ideas and short on patience, the Office Assault: Sticky Note Gun will keep shooting blank pages like Tony Montana introducing you to his little friend. Designer Alex Marshall has rendered two color variations for your enjoyment: High Contrast and Steampunk.

0 Designer: Alex Marshall

Primaries in Routing

Primaries in Routing

Lemme ask you first if you know exactly what a CNC machine is? Do you? When I first had to write a post about one, I had to look it up! But I did a little reading, a little learning, then I knew what it was – something I WANTED. Take a look at all the things Yanko’s written about that have to do with a CNC machine and you’ll notice that it just doesn’t come up that often. But here one is: the “RedBlueCNC,” designed by Nick Santillan. This one’s spiffy. It’s got blue, it’s got red, it’s got yellow, it’s got the ability to take commands.

0 Designer: Nick Santillan

Friday Giveaway: 2 Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers & 2 Ribbon Bottle Openers For Those Who Lead a Spicy Life!

Friday Giveaway: 2 Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers & 2 Ribbon Bottle Openers For Those Who Lead a Spicy Life!

I want to spice things up a bit today…For today’s give away: the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers + Ribbon Bottle Openers combo pack, you’ve got to tell me the one spicy dish you enjoy and what bottle would you open to cool down your fiery palate! Two witty folks can next time spice up their dishes using the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers and clink open Coke bottles with the Ribbon Bottle Opener! How tasty would that be! 

0 Contest Ends: Sunday April 25th, 11:59pm PST

I got NEWS For You

I got NEWS For You

Motorized wheelchairs are a great invention, giving millions of disabled people mobility and independence but they’re still prohibitively expensive. Even with insurance, it can take families years to save up the cash to buy one. An alternative is the NEWS (New Electric Wheelchairs) by Ju Hyun Lee. The contraption attaches to any standard wheelchair giving you instant motorized power. Great for hospitals, nursing homes, physical therapy centers, and a future episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

0 Designer: Ju Hyun Lee

Eat Artistically

Eat Artistically

Love me some sushi y’all. Good sushi is already editable art but designer Arthur Xin takes it to the next step in the literal sense by packaging all the traditional condiments in gouache paint tubes. The entire serving tray looks like an artist’s palette he calls the, wait for it… Sushi Palette. Mmm yum yum I gotta get me some! Is there a place for artful eating in people’s busy lives?

0 Designer: Arthur Xin

Train of Deep Thought

Train of Deep Thought

Traveling by train, metro, subway, monorail, bullet train or whatever you call it, can be harrowing at times. No worries, design house Prechteck has saved you a great seat for all the action. Like plucking fruit from a tree, fruit that you sit on as you pretend to not notice the creepy man next to you “reading” a porn magazine. This railway seating design won second place out of 5,000 submissions to the Bombardier/YouRail design competition.

0 Designer: Chris Precht

Walk Among The Stars

Walk Among The Stars

I swear if any city builds street lamps like the LED Galaxy – I’m there. Designer Sungkuk Park has a well thought out idea here guys. Using advance LEDs, carbon fibers, reverberators, and bio-resin coatings, he’s created a street lamp that casts a carpet of lights, showering the streets with glittery specks like stars. Space enough of these bad boys apart and you could literally blanket an entire street with far less energy than traditional lamps. Twinkle Twinkle y’all!

0 Designer: Sungkuk Park

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Asthmatics should regularly monitor their airways to determine if there’s any deterioration, but checking in to see a doctor that frequently is time consuming so designer Felix (love that name) created Blue Flow. The system combines a peak flow monitor with mobile phone software. Information is wirelessly transmitted to the phone for your doctor to monitor. The information gathered can be used to determine the best course of action since the condition is finicky and changes based on a number of health and environmental variables.

0 Designer: Felix Steinhardt

Hey Everybody! It's the iPad Pad!

Hey Everybody! It’s the iPad Pad!

You knew this was coming. Tired of “false input” when drawing on your new iPad? Neither am I but designer Johan Basberg sure is, so he designed “The Artist’s Pad” for Apple’s latest tech fetish. This very simple palm (no, not PALM) pad prevents “false input” from the hand when using the iPad. And as a bonus, this nifty rag doubles as a passive screen wiper. The iPad pad is machine washable, it contains wool and polyester (the inside) and is wrapped in 100% pure cotton.

0 Designer: Johan Basberg

USB Roll-on

USB Roll-on

Check out this USB flash drive designed for Adidas to give to their clients and friends. Color me jealous because I want one! It looks like a miniature roll-on suitcase with the eponymous three stripes. I’m not one for novel flash drives but I know there are collectors out there so do me a favor. If you somehow come across these flash drives, go ahead and grab an extra one for me will ya? Thanks, Love you.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin