Friday Giveaway: $135 Wooly Marmot - Jensen Kimmitt's Signature Yoyo

Friday Giveaway: $135 Wooly Marmot – Jensen Kimmitt’s Signature Yoyo

Winners: $135 Wooly Marmot Yoyo goes to “Lace” by George $68 Campfire Yoyo goes to “The JAWS Gondola” by Ian

The Caribou Lodge YoyoWorks is gladly sponsoring a $135 Wooly Marmot Yoyo for you and apparently it’s Jensen Kimmitt’s Signature Yoyo!! The Jensen Kimmitt, who recently won a contest in Japan, called the 44 Clash. To win this cool prize all you need to do is WATCH the awesome Jensen do his tricks on a Caribou Lodge Yoyo and tell us: If you were to name your own yoyo trick, what would you call it?

Sun Shine And A Curtain

Sun Shine And A Curtain

The practical application of Some Shine Solar Energy Storage System is quite simple. You hang up the cool looking Solar Curtain on your window, and keep the battery-pack hooked to the base. It soaks in the solar energy during the daytime, stores it and uses it to replenish your gadgets at night. Hook up your stuff via the USB port and you’re done for the night. Me really , really likes this!

0 Designer: Ming-Ching Hsueh

Goodness Of Laser Lights On A Watch

Goodness Of Laser Lights On A Watch

I officially declare it the era of weird, whacky and un-conventional watches! Why else do think the Invisible Shot Laser Watch is here. Face of it, it’s a normal bracelet lookin thang, but press a discreet button and a laser light reflects the time on your wrist. Certainly for the night-club-hopping-teeny-boppers, who love their laser pointers.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Single Pen Dispenses All Colors

Single Pen Dispenses All Colors

A must-have on any designer’s desk is his marker pen; the more, the merrier! Getting high-tech about the colors and tools is this Braun Markerfool Marker Pen. It’s been designed especially to provide a variety of colors from just a single pen. Kinda like a miniature inkjet printer, that has a touch screen so that you can mix in the CMYK colors and use them. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black! Altho not elaborated, it claims to be an eco-friendly concept, I assume it’s coz you’ll need a lot less pens. Just this one!

0 Designer: Hai-Ling Zhong

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Curiosity Killed The Cat

If you see the Touch Intrigue on the road, wouldn’t you be tempted to just pass by and run hands on it? Intrigue, curiosity and our urge to touch, all culminate into this experimental “Touch Powered By Intrigue Concept.” A working prototype placed in a busy mall and sidewalk proved that people subconsciously are curious, and this often leads to physical interaction. These weed inspired protrusions harness energy from the touch via the use of piezo-ceramic cores molded within the stems of the product.

0 Designer: Peter Dalton

Don’t Fear The Middle Seat

Don’t Fear The Middle Seat

The seat diners dread the most is the uncomfortable center place, right where two tables join. Murphy’s Law comes into action and invariably one table is slightly taller than the other, causing an up-down situation! With the dedicated Plate For People Who Sit Between Two Tables, I’m sure we can tackle the awkward scene, and just for the novelty of eating off this cool plate, I’m willing to sit in the middle!

0 Designer: Shira Nahon

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