Five Weapons of Such Devious Design

Five Weapons of Such Devious Design

Let me show you these fantastic toy weapons. Made by designer Shira Nahon for the ever-narrowing line between adults and children. Simplicity both masks and IS the genius in these fantabulous destructors. In this project you will find the Clip Gun, the Beak, the BoomBall, the Rubber, and the OneShot. All of them truly rockin. This set of objects goes by the sound children young and old will make with them: “PIU PIU!”

0 Designer: Shira Nahon

A Light Made Of Hangers?

A Light Made Of Hangers?

Wire hangers were really my first tool and resource to build all sorts of things when I was kid so it’s no surprise someone thought to turn a bunch of them into a chandelier called Light MI. You basically have a series of fixed hangers around a bulb. The shape becomes abstract but familiar in a whimsical way. Cool thing about this product? It’s real if you want it. Info after the jump.

0 Designer: Miriam Zink

Super Teeny Tiny Robotic Printers

Super Teeny Tiny Robotic Printers

Envisage a future where printers are microscopic and an army of robots print anything you want. It’s called RO. At least 100 nanobots are stored in four base stations which also serve as ink cartridges for each of the four printing colors (CMYK). The base stations adhere to every surface. By relocating the stations, the printing area can be set and scaled to size. When the printing system ist activated the print job is projected onto the designated area by a laser beamer. During the printing process the nanobots merge together and form printing grids.

0 Designer: Daniel Kussmaul

Power Line-up

Power Line-up

Spike-busters and power strips usually sport their set number of sockets regardless the shape of the plugs to be used. Unless you go in for the expensive Belkin ones, “extension cords” here in India are standard and sport limited sockets. Something like the Slot-Type Power Outlet will be handy for us and the world over. The idea is not to have “holes” or set number of “sockets”, but just a swipe-in slot to hook up the plugs. This ways different shaped plugs reside comfortably next to each other plus accommodate more than the regular strips.

0 Designer: Chen Yinfeng

Cut With Attraction, Repel With Force

Cut With Attraction, Repel With Force

90% Magnetic Scissors is an awesome tool for folks who go snip-snip all day. The scissor-head houses power-magnets in their internal seam, which uses the repel action to cut an easy snip. A good thing is that you can change the poles at the flick of a button, to keep the blades locked into place. Apparently 90% of the force used for cutting is sourced from the magnetic power, and 10% comes from your end. Easy cut-cut I say!

0 Designers: Sang-in Lee & Yun-je Sung

Washing Machine Goes Wall Mount

Washing Machine Goes Wall Mount

As promised, I’m here with the details on the Dismount Washer. It’s a concept that looks at space saving and hygiene at one go. The way it works is like this, you have your own personal tub for your laundry that can be mounted on an “energy stick”. Using high-pressure steam as its source for cleaning, the washers does its job, and gives a fresh batch of washed clothes. A touchscreen display is integrated for easy navigation and menus. Ideal setup for those who prefer using Laundromats or don’t have space for a washing machine at home.

0 Designer: Lichen Guo

Gloves For Women, We're Not Sexist

Gloves For Women, We’re Not Sexist

NordicPul outdoor gloves are used for light duty outdoor work during the winter season.  Designed specifically for women, the elastic cord sewn into the top of the glove controls tension around the hand, individually fitting every woman’s hand.  The thin layers of Thinsulate and Hipora materials make the glove both flexible and waterproof.  The bright colors and graphic palm design mimic images of winter but also stand out to easily identify.

0 Designer: Heather Bybee

Visualize Your Finances, Ouch!

Visualize Your Finances, Ouch!

Apparently a lot of Swedish households are having difficulties paying their bills so designer Hampus Edström created the Budget Tool to make even Suze Orman happy. His research brings some hilarity as he concludes the main problem is Swedes rarely respond to a situation unless it’s visually appealing. Hey, I’d agree with that!

0 Designer: Hampus Edström

Phone Support For Beauty

Phone Support For Beauty

You got to agree that the skeletal system is a genius of design; it protects the delicate organs inside while giving support to our lustrous skin. If we were to apply the same design for our mobile phones then it’s quite possible to wipe out the peripheral “phone covers and cases” industry. I’m talking about the LG Exo Smartphone Concept. The key feature in this concept is a high strength polymer exoskeleton for protecting the delicate internal components while supporting its external rubber skin.

0 Designer: Benjamin Lotte

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

If you have a bone to pick with regards to the designing of the Hydra Piano, you better fight Lady Gaga then. Apostol Tnokovski was enjoying one of her performances on the telly, when he realized that the old, boxy piano was a misfit on her stage! Aghast, he took to the drawing board and came up with this unique, some-what flowing concept that looks stunning in pure glossy white or black. To make matters complicated, the inspiration also comes from the mythological sea monster “Hydra”. Wonder who would perform better on stage shows…monster Hydra Lady Gaga or the piano!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

Bedazzled By The Charming Phone

Bedazzled By The Charming Phone

Smashing to look at, you’d be surprised to know what specs this beauty called Lightpool Phone posses. Designed by Hironao Tsuboi, the bedazzler features TFT Liquid Crystal display and 8.08 megapixels / CMOS camera. Crafted with a unique expressive edge, the phone comes to life with colorful lights that shimmer in sync with your tunes. The black and white version reminds me of the quaint cottages I saw on my last trip to Europe. If I were to pick, I’d go with the pink version…which one would you choose?

0 Designer: Hironao Tsuboi for IIDA

Winged Faucets of Love

Winged Faucets of Love

This project goes by the name “Wings”, a faucet system that contains and distributes that lovely liquid on bird’s pride-like handles. Designer Kobi Kor presents a faucet with a lovely head. A new head, for a new world! A new world in the bathroom at least. The main mission for the Kor here was to enhance the pleasure of water, and thusly, with such lovely forms, Kor does just that. Uniqueness and a definite “looking at you” form produce a fabulous experience for any water lover.

0 Designer: Kobi Kor

Jello Cup, For Real

Jello Cup, For Real

On June 26th, the Gowanus Studio Space hosted the 2nd annual Jell-O Mold competition in Brooklyn, New York. The competition encouraged artists, designers, chefs, and lovers of Jell–O to use gelatin in new and unexpected ways. A company called The Way We See The World won for sculptural/structural integrity with Jelloware – a set of delicious, squishy, colorful glasses.

0 Designer: The Way We See The World