Cutlery Art

Cutlery Art

The latest in a trend of artistic cutlery, this cleverly crafted curved wood slice gives table settings an entirely new presentation. Made of stainless steel, filled with small magnets and covered in a walnut varnish, it has a mysterious quality as metal spoons, forks and knives are held firmly in place against the wood material. Elevated from the surface, it’s also a sanitary and safe way to keep cutlery in place.

0 Designers: Marc-André Roberge, Pierre-Luc Lussier & Michael Roy

One Slim Wallet

One Slim Wallet

Inspiration for the Radix One Slim Wallet came from a surprising visit to the chiropractor where designer Arthur Wu learned his fat old wallet was causing a slight tilt in his pelvis, contributing to lower back pain. The resulting design is fairly simple, consisting of a silicone band wrapped around two polycarbonate parts to sandwich credit cards and IDs in the middle. Rather than elastic bands that lose their stretch, the silicone band maintains its memory to ensure cards are always kept secure.

0 Designer: Arthur Wu

An Awesome Aerobic Appliance

An Awesome Aerobic Appliance

It’s no secret that the air we breathe indoors is lacking in quality. The latest in a trend of solutions for this problem, Osgène takes inspiration from the most well known form of oxygen generators: plant life! The aerobic appliance not only mimics the aesthetic form of a plant pre-bloom but the process as well. Utilizing carbon-doxide scrubbers and artificial photosynthesis, it inhales CO2 in the air we breathe and returns purified oxygen to create a more balanced, healthy interior air environment.

0 Designer: Mridula Dasari

Stylin' Steel

Stylin’ Steel

Draped in luxuriously “soft” 304 stainless steel chainmail fabric, Steelyz sandals reflect urban chic style with casual Southern Californian comfort. Not only for looks, the chainmail flows like liquid under every contour, moving organically and in harmony with the natural movement of the foot while gently massaging your soles. The floating chainmail allows air circulation beneath the feet and provides a pleasurable sensation akin to walking down a sandy beach!

0 Designer: Ignacio McBurney

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

The Orion Stargazing Companion is a very cool device that allows us to discover and recognize constellations in the night sky. Most stargazers manage to recognize Ursa Minor and Ursa Major, however we all know there are many more. Thanks to its transparent screen, precise location technology and easy-to-use key functions, locating constellations accurately is a breeze.

0 Designer: Audrey Yrieix

Sneakerheads Will Love This

Sneakerheads Will Love This

As the saying goes, shoes make the man… which is why it’s no wonder that we love designing our own kicks! We’ve been able to do this virtually (with limited customization) for some time, but now it’s easier than ever to actually sketch your ideas. The solution is called Quikicks and it makes it possible to sketch shoes like you’re a seasoned designer. Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: Subliminal Design

A Baby Bottle Breakthrough

A Baby Bottle Breakthrough

Qi (pronounced “chi”) is a unique, elegant self-heating disposable baby bottle designed to provide a thoughtful & practical way to feed your baby on the go & on demand. Combining the convenience of ready-made formula with an integrated heating system, Qi provides parents with the independence to maintain a regimented feeding pattern with minimal hassle. The innovative design hygienically preserves formula that, with a simple twist of the base, can be safely heated to deliver a warm, satisfying feed on the go.

0 Designer: HJC

Easy Office Soundproofing

Easy Office Soundproofing

The Pillow furniture series is focused on a necessity in the modern office space: acoustics and privacy. Upholstered soft panels are combined with functional elements to provide improved acoustics with less echo and more sound absorption thanks to high quality foam. Decorative and scalable, the dividers can be filled with shelves, a wardrobe, magazine holders planters and more. It’s a beautiful design that also neutralizes annoying office noise.

0 Designer: Robert Bronwasser

Look … A Windows 10 Fitness Smartwatch

Look … A Windows 10 Fitness Smartwatch

I love that designer Jonas Dähnert is not focusing on Apple but giving a chance to Windows and others. Take a look at his version of the Windows 10 Fitness Smartwatch Concept. Interestingly it has a display that is featured on the strap. Déjà vu? Well, our good friends Kairos Watches have something similar up on Indigogo that is surreal and sexy, check it out here.

0 Designer: Phone Designer [ Jonas Dähnert ]

The Five Wheels Suitcase

The Five Wheels Suitcase

Traveling with two bags that weighed almost 25 kilos each, I ended up straining my arms so bad that I nursed sore muscles days after my arrival back home! First off, don’t judge – I’m a shopping freak, and secondly, damn you get affordable stuff in China! Oh well, it’s about time Samsonite or someone looked into this “Balance Wheel Carrier” design and see if we can really have an additional wheel added to the design– just to make dragging suitcases an easy job. Do tell!

0 Designers: Sung Ha Lim and Hee Kyung Oh

Sodium Tracking Made Easy

Sodium Tracking Made Easy

For dieters watching their salt intake, the Mr.Sam smart accessory is all you need to make cutting back easy. A built in ion sensor tests the salinity of foods so you can make smart choices. Better yet, the design works in tandem with an app on your smartphone that tracks your daily intake and even coaches you on meal planning and healthier food options.

0 Designer: Joongu Kim

Ancient Architecture-Inspired Vases

Ancient Architecture-Inspired Vases

Babilus is inspired by the architecture of ancient cities, temples and altars, resonating human kind’s aspiration for verticality. As a series, the vessels illustrate an ancient city’s skyline, while each one stands alone as a functional product with a powerful presence that strikes the imagination. The series comes in 4 different sizes: a vase for a single flower, for a bouquet, or for a small plant. Each combines natural materials like bamboo and chipboard with Corean manipulated to resemble stone. Built layer by layer, the resulting character has a raw, rich and vivid texture.

0 Designer: Nir Meiri Design Studio

Runway-Ready Smog Mask

Runway-Ready Smog Mask

As smog masks become a major necessity in China’s large cities, so increases the desire for masks that are both effective and stylish. Simply named Air, this active-information respirator ensures wearers are protected at all times whilst becoming a staple in their modern wardrobe. The device incorporates a particle detection system which allows the user to directly monitor the surrounding air quality using their smartphone. Additionally, the smart app provides real-time data degradation and quality of the filter.

0 Designer: Alex Morrison