This Clock is Not Upside Down

This Clock is Not Upside Down

Hello you late to bedders, did you know we’re awake at the same time? The darkness makes it seem like you’re alone, but I will haunt you FOREVER! No, actually, what I’m saying is that lots of people, especially people who spend the majority of their time on these internets, stay up very late into the night (and usually into the morning then too.) Darkness, that’s where it’s at. It’s where all the good stuff happens if it’s winter, and it’s where it’s funny to run around in a tshirt in the summer. But once inside, we gonna need us a clock.

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Laptop Morphs Into A Briefcase

Laptop Morphs Into A Briefcase

What strikes me most about the Playing By Heart (quite a fascinating name for a laptop!) concept is the simplistic way it tries to achieve its set goals. The goals being: portability, smooth looks, multi-level elevation, cooling & sleek form. All it takes is a handle on the back-end of the laptop, steel or aluminum finish for the cover and you have a rocking Laptop Briefcase in your hands! Think about it…no more laptop covers or sleeves either!

0 Designer: Zhang Shouze

This is No Imperial Lamp

This is No “Imperial” Lamp

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a lamp the last thing that comes to your mind when you think of the title “AT-AT Walker?” Me, for me, it does. It’s the last thing. But hold on here, wait, take a look at the lamp that goes with that title. It does bear a…very striking resemblance to the Star Wars dark side machine of death, does it not? Yes it does. And it’s a lamp! Who would have thought? It’s made by Life Goods for Ormond Editions to be a futuristic fantasy of luxury lighting.

0 Designer: Life Goods for Ormond Editions

For The Love Of Steampunk

For The Love Of Steampunk

It’s tough keeping a track on futuristic iterations of computers, so backtracking into the forgotten era sometimes spring up surprises. This retro-steampunk gem is a customized work of art which uses lots of wood and a good measure of brass to get in the right effects. As the designers put it “These custom-made keyboards, framed monitors and computers are completely functional, but with a 19th century/ steampunk aesthetic.”

0 Designer: Old Time Computer

Not A Speck Of Dust In Sight

Not A Speck Of Dust In Sight

Remember the scene in FRIENDS when Monica finishes vacuuming the room and then removes a small handy vacuum to clean up the big one? The Dustpan Vacuum continues the saga….

Shaped as a dustpan to efficiently gather in all the grime; the vacuum system nestled inside the handle, then sucks up the dirt. Accompanied with its special brush, it gets the job done faster. I’m no Monica, but my desk could sure use this!

0 Designer: IlGu Cha

Now These Are Some Shears!

Now These Are Some Shears!

I have a secret obsession with scissors. There’s a room in my home where I do all my clothing work and in a box are scissors from Germany and Japan since they seem to make the best steel. I would love to add one more to my collection from designer Michael Antrobus called Ground Tools. A stunning pair of shears made from carefully bent flat steel bars using homemade jigs and presses. The result is minimal, raw, even primal..

0 Designer: Michael Antrobus

Color Rubik Cube For The Blind

Color Rubik Cube For The Blind

The last Rubik Cube that we saw on Yanko Design had textures as tease for the visually challenged; this current iteration uses only Braille. Colors embossed include green, blue, red, yellow, white & pink. One of the more sensible concepts in a long time that hopefully will delight the sighted folks too! Maybe we’ll learn Braille in this process!

0 Designer: Konstantin Datz

Dare They Sell You Stale Veggies Now!

Dare They Sell You Stale Veggies Now!

In supermarkets where loads of veggies is stacked and dumped, freshness may not be a priority. Keeping a track of all that’s been brought in can be time consuming and not all buyers may have a knack for freshness count. The Fresh Code offers a simple solution to this problem; it’s an intelligent barcode with a graph that indicates the freshness level. As time passes by, the graph on the barcode keeps receding, till it finally reaches “0”; indicating that the veggie needs to be dumped and not sold.

0 Designers: Plenty

Dumpling Inspired Backpack

Dumpling Inspired Backpack

Here’s a slightly different take on the backpack. The Dumpling, inspired by the delicious pouch foods, is a backpack that treats your belongings as color coded and compartmentalized items. The backpack is actually made up of a series of roll-up bags. Take only what you need and roll them up into the main support guard which is quite simple in design – a couple straps and a big hook. It looks crafty but something about it is very attractive.

0 Designer: Shin Ji-Young

KIT, BFF, LUV U

KIT, BFF, LUV U

If you were to study human interaction, you’d find there is a tight knit group of people who you are closest with. This is also known as the human web and connections outside the web can extend infinitely. That’s called 6 degrees of separation. If you were to visualize all of that into a tangible object, you’d probably end up with something similar to the Drops concept.

0 Designers: David Sjunnesson & Pedro Nakazato Andrade

How Tall Today, Young One?

How Tall Today, Young One?

One of the cutest and most universal signs of growing up, marked by the parents of the child, is the pencil mark above the head on the wall. Pencil mark on the wall to show how tall. Young ones growing up, head height by head height. The only thing is, the place where this is generally marked is on a wall in a house that might not even be in the possession of the person once they’re grown up. So how does one keep this treasure? Let me lead you to it. Mark it here.

0 Designer: Studio 1a.m. [ Buy it Here ]

Squishy Light Spheres

Squishy Light Spheres

Infectious is a light concept made up of modular silicone spheres charged in a set-up one could call a luminous tree. The spheres react to each other so pile them up to bring on the illumination. It’s soft, squishy, and the kind of lighting that makes everyone look good. No word on when it’ll hit the market but looks like the French will be the first to enjoy.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat

Relish The Sound Of Silence

Relish The Sound Of Silence

The hectic fast-pace life that we lead makes us accustomed to many sounds and vibrations that literally become a part of our existence. Sounds of chirping birds and scampering squirrels may be alien but a flying jet or sirens make us comfortable. Something is wrong in this equation and if getting back to the roots (better still-meditation), is what we desire, then blocking out all external noises and channeling our inner peace is what we should be looking at. Ecocoon is just for that!

0 Designer: designaffairs STUDIO