SLO_Gen Table

SLO_Gen Table

The SLO_Gen Table is a remarkable piece of innovation in the field of furniture design. The organic design is made using HI-MACS and has become the focal point of Gensler’s Los Angeles office lobby! It was designed using the brief – create a piece that can accommodate standing and sitting space for guests and storage for the firm’s design publications. Solid Surface HI-MACS is the table’s predominant surface material and looks divine with the use of wood. It sports an awesome curvature.

0 Designers: Various

Color Markers of Adobe CS

Color Markers of Adobe CS

I guess utopia for designers will be a place where they can sketch on paper using a pen that has built in tools of Color Markers, Tablets and Adobe CS. Not yet there, but relatively close, the PLUM concept is a pen that features a CMYK ink cartridge and is mixed with microfluidic technology (commonly used in medicine industry) to create a specific color that is desired. As you sketch, your drawing gets auto saved to a micro SD chip in the pen’s cap. Naturally, you hook up the cap to a computer and get editing on your design!

0 Designer: Yeban Shin

World Time for Dummies

World Time for Dummies

The WRLDCLCK simplifies telling time in different cities in one clever and awesomely simple device. The user can personalize the clock to their liking by adding as many hour hands as desired. Each hand is preprinted with various world cities and blank on the other so custom stickers can be added for other locations. Just snap on the different cities and forget it! And if you think wall clocks are passé, there’s also an app for your smartphone!

0 Designer: Robert Nightingale

Bug-licious!

Bug-licious!

The Farm 432 project explores growing the other white meat: BUGS! Named 432 for the number of hours it takes 1 gram of black soldier fly eggs to turn into 2.4 kilograms of delicious larvae protein, the device makes it possible to harvest up to 500kg of larvae per week (roughly two meals) for those who can stomach it!  Hit the jump to see how it works and watch designer Katharina Unger fry up some bugs!

0 Designer: Katharina Unger

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Cumulus is a stylish headphone designed for autistic adults, where the headband goes round the neck and it has a galvanic skin sensor. This sensor helps determine the rise of temperature or heart rate via vibrations and better understand the mental conditioning of the autistic adult, at that given moment. The way the headphones wrap around the user’s ears also provides a sense of comfort and security.

0 Designer: Diamond Ho

NotOnlyWhite Bathroom

NotOnlyWhite Bathroom

If you are looking at re-doing your bathroom then have a look at what Dutch designer Marike Andeweg has conjured up HI-MACS. The versatile material has been used the basin as well as fixtures, aptly titled the Air, Box and Light. Sporting gentle, fluid geometrical forms, the Box consists of a sophisticated single or double HI-MACS oval basin, accompanied by the practical and orderly counter containers in oak wood.

0 Designer: Marike Andeweg

Clothes Dumpster

Clothes Dumpster

The Houndstooth Valet is a glorified way of dumping your clothes and shoes in your room, without looking like a sloth. Essentially this stylish maple structure features two black acrylic shelves that help you organize your clothes, shoes and accessories. The The plastic trays are perforated with a houndstooth pattern, in reference to textile and fashion. Simple and functional!

0 Designer: Jonathan Dorthe for Atelier-D

Speaking Like A Pro

Speaking Like A Pro

You remember the kid in school who always stammered or the one who mispronounced the names? As one of them, I remember how embarrassing it was to be the butt of many jokes. Wish we had savvy tools like the Dr. Tongue that help a child to pronounce correctly. Essentially this series of communication tools help ease out Articulation disorder.

0 Designer: Chun Min Shu

Obvious TAXI Station

Obvious TAXI Station

How about a taxi stand that offers a waiting lounge, office space, personal cabins for drivers, lavatory, changing room, storage area, kitchen and resting area! Sounds utopia but plausible, thanks to the universal language and modern architecture incorporated. Electrical and lighting systems are assembled within the installation floor, which is hidden, between ceiling and the roof. Moreover a system is in place to collect rainwater and use it within the infrastructure. Very Impressive!

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

Love This iWatch!

Love This iWatch!

Many rumors, mockups and concepts later, I think I have finally found an iWatch concept that I love! Creation of the Jivaldi team, this beauty features a flexible interface. Wearable technology is the future and this one is a step in that direction. What do you think?

0 Designer: James Ivaldi

Saline Lamp

Saline Lamp

The Clear Light uses saline water to conduct electricity and light up this lamp. Essentially it replaces wires with saline water to reduce metal consumption. It features voice operated switch and a metal cap to control its functioning. I just think it looks super sexy lit up, don’t you?

0 Designers: Siyu Huang & Jiahui Song

Tron-approved Snowmobile

Tron-approved Snowmobile

The wicked-looking Snow-Cat snowmobile ditches the gas powered engine for a hi-tech fuel-cell electric power-train with kinetic energy recovery system. The sleds are fitted with linear generators which send power back to the fuel-cell unit and its lightweight carbon fiber body and aerodynamic shape allow it to cut through snow like butter. A digital dashboard provides the rider with completely control of the engine and suspension with information projected directly on a head-up display.

0 Designer: Kiran Pal Sagoo

EB-0lution

EB-0lution

The EB-0 is an exotic evolution of the modern electric motorcycle that features high-performance bi-motor power delivered independently to each wheel. Other innovations include a windscreen-projected control panel and mean-looking high powered LED headlamps. A see-through “tank” and super-clean tail section emphasize its petrol-free power and give it a look that’s entirely different from other gas-powered and electric bikes alike.

0 Designer: Franco Pessino