Jony Ive & Marc Newson Team Up for (RED)

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Team Up for (RED)

Iconic designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson aren’t two names I expect to see together on the same by-line but there they are on a one-of-a-kind desk machined from a single piece of aluminum. It almost seems like the perfect marriage – Newson’s typical swoopy/curvy lines in lieu of anything sharp in one of Ive’s favorite materials. The eye-popping table top grabs most of the attention with its oversized cellular surface pattern.

0 Designers: Jony Ive & Marc Newson  Built by: Neal Feay

Creative Refrigeration

Creative Refrigeration

With apartments getting smaller these days, conventional kitchen forms are getting modular and so are our appliances. The Bil-Live Refrigerator is a module that fits into the wall, thus taking up very little space. Fridge comes integrated with a table, making it easy to dine in the limited space. Hit the jump for more details by the designers.

0 Designers: Jin-seok Kwon & Hosuk Jihyun

The Perfect Soak

The Perfect Soak

The Andante offers a new paradigm of bathroom by offering a unique way to fill up the tub. Instead of using a traditional faucet, the tub fills up from the bottom, giving the effect of water permeating from the floor. Kinda like an ocean effect; something that me-likes!

0 Designer: Jun Young Park

The Latest in the Cafe Racer Comeback

The Latest in the Cafe Racer Comeback

The spirit of the 1960s cafe racer motorcycle lives on in Andre Fangueiro’s Cafe Fixie Hybrid bike. It doesn’t have the obvious horizontal, flat form of the motorcycle, but its lean, stripped-down appearance and shape mimic the original measurements, angles, and lines. Unlike the cafe racer, however, the Cafe Fixie Hybrid is more than just a styling exercise with its functional belt-drive single gear system.

0 Designer: Andre Fangueiro

Shelf Conscious

Shelf Conscious

Elemotions Triabook shelving system is stripped to the bare-essentials without sacrificing original style. The 3-shelf design fuses artisanal leather tooling with raw wood for a custom, textural look. From the shabby chic apartment to urban loft, its go-flat functionality makes it a must have for dwellings with limited space.

0 Designer: Elemotions

Motion Sensor Magic

Motion Sensor Magic

The Area lamp brings interactive lighting to a whole new level with its micro-motion sensors that allow the user to illuminate only specific sections with just a simple hand gesture. Without even touching it, simply wave your hand under the surface to activate the LEDS you want. Do the same to turn them off! Its perfect for work or the kitchen, but we want it just for the party tricks! Watch it in action —>

0 Designer: Matthias Pinkert

Who Moved My Cheese

Who Moved My Cheese

The Cheese Camera is an initiative to educate and empower the young children, though the world of photography. This community initiative hopes to forge friendships across borders. It aims to give an insight into the cultural and social background of children from across the globe. The DIY camera is supposed to be used by children to take pictures of their life and then the memory card to be collected and exchanged by the community. Donations, cheese and a sense of belonging have been tied up neatly with this project.

0 Designer: Jae Jin Lee

Single-Person Cooking

Single-Person Cooking

S.I.A.M. fits perfectly into the kitchen of a singleton. It’s basically a built-in hood and induction cooker. Ideal for quick dishes that require stir-frying, the cooker folds up when not in use. The action of opening and closing the cooker, automatically switches it on or off. I kinda like its form and I think it will fit well in a compact kitchen.

0 Designers: Hye-Rim Lee and Tae-Ryung Byun

Light Curve

Light Curve

Curve is an office task lamp that offers flexibility in terms of both positioning and illumination. The telescopic structure and angle can be easily adjusted for a variety of tasks like studying or sketching. The versatile, vertical design can be adapted to different activities in any office environment or studio while saving space. 

0 Designer: Fatma Köstekli

Timepiece Trio

Timepiece Trio

Designer Mercea Andronescu describes her Revolve watch concept as just a “little project” but we think this timepiece is hugely awesome. The design is divided into 3 separate bracelets- 1 each for the hours, minutes and seconds. They clasp together with magnets, but can be worn individually or apart on each wrist, depending on the user’s preference. See how it works in the vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Mircea Andronescu

Teeter Totter Twin Bench

Teeter Totter Twin Bench

The core of this seating design lies in its legs! The Twin Bench has a playful, interactive character… is simple and easy to assemble… and flat pack ready. All this and it’s composed of just 3 elements! Carefully placed cut-outs in the top make it possible for the interchangeable legs to be switched from the ends to the middle, transforming a standard bench into a seesaw for two!

0 Designer: Andrea Rekalidis

James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlisted

James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlisted

650 projects from 18 countries have been whittled down to a final shortlist. Twenty inventions are to be put to James Dyson who will choose the international winner on 711/07/2013 to which they will receive £30,000. Last year’s international winner Dan Watson, developed a SafetyNet, a device to encourage the sustainability of fishing. With the money and support from the James Dyson Award, Dan has now finished prototyping and his device will be taken for sea trials. Hit the jump for our shortlisted favorites!

0 Competition: James Dyson Award 2013, shortlisted entries

Three Times The Suds

Three Times The Suds

The 3in1 is an efficient refill container for your bathroom toiletries. The container features three different dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and bathing gel. The packaging is innovative in the sense that you can have sequential use of your products and at the same time have a bottle that uses lesser space. Kinda neat like the multicolored 5-in-1 pens I have with me!

0 Designer: Jungjune Seo