When Sound Met Style - Wood Earphones and Headphones by Meze

When Sound Met Style – Wood Earphones and Headphones by Meze

One of the reasons why I love what I do is reporting on stories that start from humble roots and grow on to immense fame. One such story is that of Romanian designer of Antonio Meze. The idea of designing classy earphones aside, his vision of creating a meaningful product that can be passed down to generations, has completely resonated with me. With launch of his brand’s new Meze 11 DECO Earbuds around the bend (8th December), I managed to get us a sneak peek, and of course chatted him up for some interesting bytes.

0 Designer: Antonio Meze [ Buy it Here ]

I'd never get out of bed...

I’d never get out of bed…

Hi-Can stands for High fidelity Canopy, suggesting a new and contemporary interpretation of the classic canopy bed that recreates our most intimate and protective space inside the bedroom. Inside Hi-Can users will be so immersed in the sound and imagery of everything from their favorite TV shows to video games.

0 Designer: Think Future Design

Hawg Heaven

Hawg Heaven

To showcase Metzeler’s new ME888 Marathon Ultra tire, Thunderbike gave this Harley Softail a complete overhaul with custom parts from their extensive new catalog. The beefy tourer is understated yet brawny and with core features including a Harley Davidson TwinCam engine, Thunderbike Airride suspension, and, of course, Metzeler’s high performance tires, this bad boy is road ready. Hit the jump for the full list of specs!

0 Designer: Thunderbike

Apple TV Unboxed and Ahead of the Curve

Apple TV Unboxed and Ahead of the Curve

Say Apple and you usually expect an iPhone concept, however this time around designer Martin Hajek surprises us with two unique Apple iTV concepts. The Unboxed and Ahead of the Curve are conjured only to ask some relevant questions like will there be an upgraded AppleTV box; will it be in white and gold or will it be curved? What do you guys think?

0 Designer: Martin Hajek

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Stream nostalgia with the first ever Bluetooth gramophone, the Gramovox! The timeless design is not only aesthetically “old-school,” but also recreates the same resonant, vintage, organic sound by adhering to the same acoustical principles as the old gramophone. To achieve this, the designers worked around the philosophy that the fewer things they changed about the original, the more things would still work. Catch the vid to see how it blends classic acoustics with modern tech…

0 Designer: Gramovox

The Safety Razor, Redesigned

The Safety Razor, Redesigned

Machined from aircraft grade materials, Standard Razors are geometrically crafted for a smooth, ultra-close shave. Utilizing the tried-and-true, widely available, and inexpensive double-edged blade, they provide a classic shaving experience, taken to the next level.

0 Designer: Standard Razors

What does music mean to you?

What does music mean to you?

This was the question asked to the young participants of the competition run by Bang & Olufsen. To designers Sam Whyman & Andrew Guscott, it meant the B&O A9 – Weekender Edition. This beautiful speaker focuses on personal time, which is a luxury these days. The purpose of the design is to make you appreciate the details like the melody of the song you are listening to and of course your environment.

0 Designers: Sam Whyman & Andrew Guscott

Squeaky Clean Teeth

Squeaky Clean Teeth

There should be more to children’s toothbrushes that just cartoon figures, toy shapes and colors. Brushing teeth correctly is important and as a parent of two kids, I know the pain of getting it done right. Cavities are a worry and so are the tarter, I guess the best way to entice them to brush correctly will be to give them something fun and interactive like the Orgel.

0 Designer: Jeong Shin Yoon

The Story of MVMT Watches

The Story of MVMT Watches

It took me to an encounter with the MVMT Watch to understand that owning a high quality watch need not burn a hole in my pocket. Now I am not talking like a seasoned haute horology investor, but like a person who appreciates a well designed watch, crafted from quality materials and finds them within my reach. The MVMT Watches stem from the desire of young entrepreneurs and watch enthusiasts who wanted to “cut out the brand inflation” without compromising on the quality.

0 Designer: MVMT [ Buy it Here ]

A Twist on the Toaster

A Twist on the Toaster

If there is one name in the audio/video industry which personifies innovation, it’s Bang & Olufsen. But what if the brand delivered not just high-end entertainment products, but everyday appliance as well? Berk Kaplan explores what that might look and function like with this modern twist on the toaster. Premium materials, compact size, and full automation bring the design language of the luxury brand to an alternative vision of the modern appliance. Catch the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Berk Kaplan

A Rocking Horse With Roots

A Rocking Horse With Roots

Sitting itself is kinda boring, but design shouldn’t be… it should be fun! That’s the philosophy behind this modern interpretation of the classic Panton chair. To  preserving the timeless character of the chair, the designers have avoided decorating it arbitrarily. The chair becomes an integral part of the design, as it would have been intended as a rocking horse by Panton in 1959. Original materials of the chair combined with locally grown wood, (in contrast to the dark fabric & metal) communicate elegance & lightness.

0 Designers: Various

Multifunctional Space Tourer

Multifunctional Space Tourer

The latest from space travel-enthusiast Oscar Viñals, the M2G White Bat combines space tourism with scientific exploration to expand the functionality of each trip. While primarily focused on the passenger’s space experience, the craft would be capable of delivering a number of commercial satellites or drones as supplementary support. In addition, an independently operated capsule with a single passenger could be deployed upon reentry in order to train and prepare astronauts for return missions.

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

Bruce Lee And His Cards

Bruce Lee And His Cards

“The meaning of life is that it has to be lived.” How true! And full marks for guessing the author of this quote – Bruce Lee. Known as the most influential martial-arts artists of all time, Lee was single-handedly responsible for breaking the stereotype of Asians in Hollywood movies. Commemorating his 73rd birthday today, the visionaries in the art of magic and cardistry, Dan and Dave, are out with a dedicated Bruce Lee Playing Cards Deck. All the cards feature an inspiring Bruce Lee quote, except for the Aces.

0 Designers: Dan and Dave [ Buy it Here ]