Living Accessories

Living Accessories

An exploration into both 3D printing & programmable materials, Flexible Textile Structures are not only wardrobe accessories, but active structures that can adjust themselves when power is applied. One can be manipulated into any desired configuration & hold its shape even when force is released. The textile can be reshaped depending on the wearer’s aesthetic preference. The other reacts morphologically to changes in its surroundings, expanding & contracting to adapt to external forces.

0 Designers: Alireza Borhani + Negar Kalantar

Homework > Snapchat

Homework > Snapchat

You want to play Candy Crush Saga. Too bad, you have a 200 page thesis to write. Your brain’s telling you to crush candies, and that you’re much more efficient when you work at the last minute.What should you do? The responsible thing, of course. Pop your phone into the kSafe. The safe locks whatever you put into it until you complete your self-set goal, or until you enter your password into the kSafe app. The container is food-safe and virtually unbreakable, making it perfect to store anything that is an obsession or a distraction.

0 Designer: KSafe

Smartphones by Hege

Smartphones by Hege

Hege’s RedMi series is a personalized twist on the smartphone that features models with slight variations in speaker placement, display size, camera type, and memory for near complete customization for the user. With quad core and octal core processors, their sure to be as snappy as they are sporty-looking.

0 Designer: Hege

A Perfect Pebble Face

A Perfect Pebble Face

Just in time for the rollout of the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel, inSquare is a minimalist yet elegant digital watch face characterized by a simple square with the divided time inside. A vibrate-on-Bluetooth-disconnect feature also sends your wrist a shake when you’ve gone too far from your phone. With 3 customizable modes, the only thing left to choose is which one suits your style best! Available on the Pebble App Store!

0 Designer: Theo Browne

Squander-less Seating

Squander-less Seating

As you might’ve guessed from the name, the Economical Chair was designed to minimize industrial waste. The calculated design enables production of 4 chairs per 4′ X 8′ international standard plywood board with no losses! For its curved seat and back, mass production of these simple shaped standard chairs can be achieved through a plywood bending technique. The result is cool, clean, conscious style!

0 Designer: Seungji Mun

A Foldable Chair like never before

A Foldable Chair like never before

Now before you plop your tushie on this chair, let me warn you. It isn’t for sitting. But you can admire all you like. Maybe click a few selfies with it, if you’re into that kind of thing. Pop Up Furniture is an inspiring, interactive, and fun installation by Austrian visual designer Liddy Scheffknecht. It’s amazing how one can fit so much into a piece of corrugated cardboard so thin! What the heck, maybe I’ll click a couple of selfies with it too!

0 Designer: Liddy Scheffknecht

Think out of the box. Live within it

Think out of the box. Live within it

Modularity is DEFINITELY in. Look at Phonebloks (Google Project Ara), or even IKEA’s furniture. We are an indecisive species. Needs keep changing, wants keep changing. Design should accommodate for them. The Elements Living Cube was designed keeping in mind modularity, but also the fact that everything you need can be designed to fit into a single unified cuboidal space. The cube is designed to “creates space for things you’d like to see, and storage for the things you don’t”.

0 Designer: Till Könneker

The Tablet for Students by Students

The Tablet for Students by Students

There’s no such thing as a “universal” drawing tablet that’s a good fit for everyone, but Ergos is a perfect match for entry-level graduates. The student-designed sketching tablet + accessory set takes into consideration the physical, organizational and cognitive ergonomics that are best suited for THEM, taken from their own experience. Innovations include: bluetooth connectivity, a buttonless pen with touch “hotkey,” and wearable ring for zooming just to name a few!

0 Designers: Various

A Better Bottle for Extremes

A Better Bottle for Extremes

Designed for climates with intense heat, the Gannet bottle features a stainless steel cylinder with a double-walled vacuum to ensure that liquids maintain their temperature for several hours despite the external conditions. With its single-hand, single-motion operated cap, it’s also perfect for cyclists and other sports enthusiasts who need an easy, no-hassle nozzle for quick access to water. Visually integrated to the body with a fresh looking graphic, the cap system is also intuitive to position each time.

0 Designers: Lucas Rocha Martins and Arthur Gimenez Zanduzzo

Ergonomic Bumrest!

Ergonomic Bumrest!

I’m convinced that beanbags are secretly really hungry monsters. I sit on them and within ten minutes, I’ve sunken in as if it were trying to swallow me. Now while that can get annoying, the actual problem I face is a backache because of the bad posture I end up in. The PUFFi is a delightful little beanbag with an extra layer of padding that not only gives the bag much more character, but makes for better sitting. The layer of padding is removable, for the people who want to be swallowed whole by their furniture. The choice is yours!

0 Designer: Redo Design Studio

Captivating Cutlery

Captivating Cutlery

Every once in a while you stumble across an idea for a product that changes the very notion of it. A tiny alteration here or there and you have something that’s volumes better. (Even though I’ve said something on the lines of this before in another one of my articles, I never tire of saying it over and over. It’s a beautiful feeling when a product defies your expectations. I’m sure you feel the same way I do.)

0 Designer: Alite Designs

Mad About Modular

Mad About Modular

With the intention to put the user in charge, stimulate creativity and decrease “throwaway” mentality, this playful modular system will always find a way to fit into your life! Inspired by molecular structures and repeated elements, the system makes it possible to create an infinite variety of furniture or any other structure that comes to mind. Using just 3 intuitively linked parts, users can easily become the creator of their own furniture with their imagination at the wheel. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Christian Sjöström

Follow-Me Purifier

Follow-Me Purifier

The Zephyros strays away from the typical stationary design of other air purifier appliances which only target areas in a single direction. Instead, it features a rotating top half that emits purified air in 360° in addition to the stationary bottom half. To take it a step further, the design features an integrated camera with motion sensor that detects the location of the user, triggering the device to turn in that direction, ensuring that users receive the best air quality at all times.

0 Designer: Byung Wook Kang