My Room Is Purposely Messy

My Room Is Purposely Messy

Siluet`s form suggests a sketched outline in play. It looks like a wire hanger on steroids but that’s part of the charm. If you’re a perpetual mess cat with clothes everywhere, why fight it? I say embrace it. If you’re gonna throw clothes around, why not make it look artful? Just make sure your friends don’t call Hoarders on you because I’ve seen that show. They make you get rid of everything, EVERYTHING!

0 Designer: Stephanie Estoppey

Salt And Pepper Me

Salt And Pepper Me

Fresh salt and pepper really do make the difference so the initial investment is totally worth it. Two chamber mills are a dime a dozen but the Y-Grinder by Joseph Joseph is particularly handsome. It’s made entirely of ceramic and guaranteed to be anti-corrosive up to 10 years. Now thats standing behind your product! Don’t you guys think it’s beautiful?

UPDATE: The case is made from polished acrylic. However, the grinder mechanisms are made from a hard ceramic (i.e. the working parts that actually grind the salt / pepper).

0 Designer: DesignWright for Joseph Joseph [ Buy it Here ]

Saved By The Jesus Cross

Saved By The Jesus Cross

It’s a wicked world out there on the internet and everyday a new virus keeps surfacing, ready to harm your system. What’s creepy is that new ways of spreading mayhem keep cropping up. If it’s not via files, then sharing disks and USBs cripple our computers. U + USB Hub and Disk Scanner works in tandem with popular virus protecting software to safeguard your hardware. Literally saved by the Cross!

0 Designer: Wu Jiang

That Is So Cool

That Is So Cool

Pun intended of course. Some would say the struggle between man and ice cube trays is a silly one. It’s not that hard to extract a cube, I mean ice is slippery. The question is how can it be better? The QuickSnap looks like an ordinary tray but there are quick release tabs on the underside. Simply press the tab and BOOM (like Steve Jobs), the corresponding cube slips out of its cubby. Current score? Man = 2, Ice Cube Trays = 1. I win.

0 Designer: Graeme Davies for Joseph Joseph

Great Balls of Water!

Great Balls of Water!

Plastic water bottles are sooo 2009. What’s now and wow in H2O delivery is the OVO by designer Manuel Desrochers. Inspired by the successful AQUAOVO, Manuel takes a more transparent approach to filtered water housing design. Water is already front and center in our daily lives, so why not make it front and center in our kitchens? Made of glass and environmentally friendly BPA-free recyclable resins, this water dispenser can also dispense more festive liquids for parties and social occasions.

0 Designer: Manuel Desrochers

Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

The BrainWave is a desktop microwave that will come in handy for workaholics and bookworms, who can’t seem to tear themselves away from their computer screens. The appliance works with the C8 port connected to the mains and is controlled through a computer application connected via USB. A RFID-tagged plastic spoon comes along with specially packaged meals and scanning the tag transmits the meal info to the microwave. This in turn auto sets the heating time.

0 Designer: Stephen Richard Gates

Digits On The Side

Digits On The Side

When it comes to pointing out flaws in the layout of a laptop keyboard, the missing Number Keys on the side is one of the biggest. Since it’s a laptop we are talking about, the solution obviously has to be a compact, portable one. So how about the Key Mouse? A Bluetooth mouse that hides a number pad underneath a retractable hood! Hood down and it’s a curvy grip for the mouse; hood up and you can crunch the numbers; simple!

0 Designer: Sun Lihui

Enhancing ESP With Music Just To Relax

Enhancing ESP With Music Just To Relax

What the Visual Music Device tries to do is extract useful song information, like rhythm, tempo and beats and converts it to fascinating visual representations, in a bid to soothe and relax you. More for a meditative mind or those into yoga or something! The visual aid features drops of water (kinda like the lava lamp) that float up and down the tank in sync with the music being played on hand. Wonder if it will have a hypnotic effect as well!

0 Designer: Huang Huixian

No Time Like Tea Time

No Time Like Tea Time

There’s an old Chinese saying, “tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.” There’s some irony in that truth, as much as the world indulges itself with problems, tea is universally understood as an escape. Wars would even pause for both sides to ceremoniously share cups of tea. TASTE is a physical manifestation of that tranquility. The organic shape castes a reflection describing majesty and peace; the moon and the mountains. Gorgeous design.

0 Designer: Ran Xiangfei

My Kitchen Is A Cabinet! Really

My Kitchen Is A Cabinet! Really

No Kidding, but if I were to listen to He Ruimin then my kitchen would be just a cabinet with everything imaginable within it. Refrigerator, electric cook top, garbage bin, storage, and indicator lights on the fridge and stove to warn me about hot and cold surfaces! Good for the LOHAS gang, this concept makes me smile and frown. Smile because I think its and neat idea for restricted homes, and frown because I love elaborate big kitchens!

0 Designer: He Ruimin

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