A Gentlemen's Lamp

A Gentlemen’s Lamp

How fantastically dandy is this? It’s just a lamp with a fun accessory! The Gentlemen table lamp wears its shade like a tuxedo shirt and bow tie. And like any good dandy, are interchangeable. You can mix and match to your heart’s content. Whimsically sophisticated and definitely very pop. It’s all made from stainless powdered and polished steel too. I want it.

0 Designer: Ramei Keum

Battered, Bruised, Broken, But Still Good

Battered, Bruised, Broken, But Still Good

A usual obsession with clean cut lines is not Matylda Krzykowski’s “MO,” or modus operandi – the name of her project. Made from spruce, each chair presents an archetype – of destruction perhaps. Chairs are usually thought of as utilitarian objects and even at their most abstract design; remain functional. Krzykowski distorts this reality by artfully destroying them.

0 Designer: Matylda Krzykowski

Let’s Tape Our Time

Let’s Tape Our Time

Ora is a handsome watch that takes a break from the digital and analog era. It comes with an in-your-face style and colors that are energetic. Vibrant as its looks is the system to tell time; three interwoven tapes, yes the measuring kind, move across the face to indicate the hour, minute and day. Fashionable or not, it certainly scores well in the product-design segment.

0 Designer: Alexandros Stasinopoulos

Feather or Leaf, I Love This Chair

Feather or Leaf, I Love This Chair

On first glimpse I had the Ivy Chair confused as one draped in a spray of feathers, but a closer look revealed it was swathed in enigmatic white leaves. Sign of purity? Poetic? Nay I think eccentric and exotic. Almost like bringing home a shower of your raked treasure from the garden and trying out a DIY project. Whatever! From contemporary interiors point of view, the Ivy Chair in white (and maybe in black for Takashi) will be perfect!

0 Designer: Satoshi Itasaka

Portable Barista

Portable Barista

Huddle around coffee drinkers coz I bring to you this unique esPRESSivo Portable Espresso Coffee Maker. The trouble with brewing espresso outdoors is the dynamics of pressing coffee beans and of course the relevant equipments, so thermosflasks is the way to go. Until this brainwave of hand-pressing the beans using the esPRESSivo machine comes to life! The all-in-one-unit allows you to press the beans, light up a small flame at the base of the unit to brew your cuppa, and stores the surplus! Brilliant!

0 Designer: Shao-Lun Chao

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Adding a new dimension to photography is the Intel Capture180 Camera. Taking a tangent from the mega-pixel war, and data storage issues, the Capture180 Camera brings in the news with its Virtual Reality imaging proposal. It uses a 180 degree fish-eye lens to capture 180 degree hemisphere and stores the information as meta-data within each shot, allowing the camera’s viewfinder, a digital picture frame, or your computer screen to come alive with the images.

0 Designer: Lucas Ainsworth

Pledge For Domestic Can Crushers

Pledge For Domestic Can Crushers

The Automatic Aluminum Can Crusher is designed as a battery operated, automatic, aluminum, can crusher for domestic purposes. It’s a nifty recycler that works on an 18vdc power tool battery (and/or an AC adapter), and chomps on 40 cans on a full charge and yet hungry for more! Cans get crushed to 40% their original volume, and that’s quite neat. Although what we see in the video is a very rough cut of what’s to be expected, the project has made its way to Kickstarter and a pledge is going around for it. Maybe you want to chip in.

0 Designer: Doug Wehrly For Zertronix

Glassy French Press

Glassy French Press

If you’ve seen one french press, you’ve seen them all right? The art of the french press is in its simplicity. No complicated machinery or doo-dads. This french press is different because it’s molded out of a single piece of glass framed in metal. It’s not just a design aesthetic but for durability too. A single solid piece of glass is far more shatter resistant.

0 Designer: Chris Woodward

Dancing Vases

Dancing Vases

I like these vases. They are an exploration of the latest laser sintering technology and illicit childhood memories of spinning tops. Each of the 5 vases is a snapshot of a top from the point of spin to a wobbling stand still. I love the design and what it stands for. They’re currently on exhibition at the London Design Festival but I’m crossing my fingers that these will go into production.

0 Designer: Robin van Hontem

Glasses That Don’t Tipple

Glasses That Don’t Tipple

Downing those umpteen shots of Vodka or Tequila, you may tipple over my friend, but these Cordial Glasses won’t topple! Tipple-Topple; get it? Tip-less Cordial Glasses are clever coz they got an indent at their bottom that fit snugly into the bobs in their ceramic tray. Six glasses to a tray that won’t tip, but if you drop ‘em, they do go crash!

0 Designer: Scott Denison

Boy Are You Stressed

Boy Are You Stressed

I wouldn’t have realized if your watch hadn’t indicted that you’re all stressed up. Like the stress lines on your forehead or the outbreak of pimples are NO indications at ALL! Ok, I’m KIDDING! But really, do we need gadgets and gimmicks to inform of us of our stress levels? Ya-ha, coz we are too reliant on gizmos! My word won’t suffice, so you’re gonna countercheck my claims on something like the StressWatch! A watch that reports the Biofeedback of several body functions.

0 Designers: Michael Mathis & Gerda Hopfgartner

Follow That Trail Of Footprints

Follow That Trail Of Footprints

One of the most important factors in cutting down the risks of the job is the gear that the firefighters use. Safety of Life Fireman’s Boots is a clever attempt to ensure that fighters can keep a tab on their partners and locate them instantly, in case of disorientation or the likes. The fireboots make an illuminating footprint on the floor of a room, leaving a trail of the user. Following the glowing footprints, the backup team can trace & reach the rescue worker, should he require it.

0 Designers: Sun-Woong Oh & Jin-hee Kim

Shadow Lighting

Shadow Lighting

Shade is a tool that allows you to control and sculpt shadows. To define new shadows in the room, you manipulate light through touching and stroking the surface in different ways. Shade also has behavioral automation that detects the way you move and where you place yourself in the room. This automation adjusts the shadows based on your habits.

0 Designer: Olivier Butstraen