Vertical Challenge, Accepted!

Vertical Challenge, Accepted!

Raúl Lázaro’s Giraffe Cup is proof that a small change in an otherwise classic design can go a loooong way to spark the imagination. The leggy design is both a cup and an art piece, sure to start conversations. Exotic enough to make a statement, but not so much that it looks like bad Tommy Bahama!

0 Designer: Raúl Lázaro

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 5 - Gift Ideas For The Vacationer

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 5 – Gift Ideas For The Vacationer

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 8th Dec, midnight PST

The stroller that grows up too...

The stroller that grows up too…

As baby grows up from being pushed in a stroller, to taking his first steps, to learning to pedal a tricycle, the Piv-O stroller is there every step of the way! The “polifunctional” design needs only be adjusted as your child transitions from stage to stage, meaning there’s no need to waste money on numerous devices. By the time he’s grown out of it, he’ll be totally prepared to lose the training wheels and ride a real bike!

0 Designer: Luis Pereira Twist

Double The Warmth

Double The Warmth

Inspired by the Asian idea that the earth was square and heaven was round, the Double Warm Multi-functional and Energy-efficient Coal Stove was conceptualized. It is designed to have a water-storage volume surrounding the furnace so that you can boil water while you use the stove for cooking. This hot water can be used for bathing etc. Nice idea, especially since it is aimed for the energy-starved counties where resources are expensive and scarce.

0 Designers: Various

Mad Scientist Coffee Maker

Mad Scientist Coffee Maker

Forget the drip! The Café Balão coffee maker is not only cooler looking than plain ol’ mechanical coffee makers, it also makes an entire pot 3 times as fast! In cork and glass, it’s peculiar  science-lab aesthetic is sure to be a conversation starter.

0 Designer: Davide Mateus

Biomimicry Transporter Bot

Biomimicry Transporter Bot

The PAFORM like one of the giant Jaeger robots from Pacific Rim… only it’s for real emergencies and not alien invasions! Designed for the distant future, the machine serves to aid in natural disaster situations by autonomously delivering everything from food and supplies to medical equipment and even smaller emergency vehicles. The PAFORM’s transforming shape is inspired by the pangolin, curling up in a similar manner and rolling to cover treacherous terrain.

0 Designer: Jex Chau

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 4- Gift Ideas For The Fitness Freak

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 4- Gift Ideas For The Fitness Freak

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 6th Dec, midnight PST

New Pebble Faces

New Pebble Faces

The latest expansion of Albert Salamon’s collection of Pebble watchfaces is even more perplexing than the last! The puzzling faces are not only aesthetically unique but they make for an entertaining way of telling the time.  You’ll get no hints from us! See if you can decipher each one!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

Hot and Cold Waterfall

Hot and Cold Waterfall

We never get a chance to see how the hot and cold water blend together within the faucet, before it cascades out like a stream. The Pavati Tap builds upon this element, to showcase how beautifully the two streams of water can create drama whilst you wash your hands. A Y-shaped waterfall effect mixes the cold and hot water into a single mutual waterfall, for your viewing pleasure. Sweet!

0 Designer: Salmon Nortje

Great Balls of Bass

Great Balls of Bass

The Pop Up Bass is a playful take on the bass speaker that makes clever use of the low frequency vibrations emitted during playback. Lightweight styrofoam balls react to the vibrations and go wild when you crank it up! They stay in sync with the beat, moving to the music and creating a visual experience in addition to the high quality audio.

0 Designer: Daniela Mata

The Sound of Sight

The Sound of Sight

The Synaesynth is a twist on the synthesizer that transforms the colors of your life into audible sound. The combination hardware/software translates imagery directly into music by pulling color data from a video feed, allowing the user to determine the input. The result is an interesting simulated “synaesthetic” experience! See it in action ->

0 Designer: Daniel Kerris

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 3 - Gift Ideas For The Foodie

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 3 – Gift Ideas For The Foodie

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 5th Dec, midnight PST

A Ride Down Easy Street

A Ride Down Easy Street

S3TR (pronounced “streeter”) is a personal transporter for urban areas that focuses around simple construction to save on cost without sacrificing fun. Riders feel as though they are flying or skiing as they shift and tilt from side to side to control direction and propel forward. Its not only ideal for getting around locally, but  foldable and transportable for switching between S3TR and public transportation or a car.

0 Designer: Vladimir Bošnjak