Visionary Cooking Experience

Visionary Cooking Experience

The Whirlpool Fireplace cooking experience combines the tradition of gathering around the fire with modern tech. The story is built on the concept of cooking with light, where different frequencies of light are used to either create a warm atmosphere or to cook different types of food. The central basin is filled with light pins for cooking & an intelligent interactive table surface that keeps food/drinks hot or cold. The intuitive interface with gestural controls adds to the overall sensorial experience.

0 Designer: Whirlpool Global Consumer Design

A Chair to Share

A Chair to Share

The NaMu (Korean for “tree”) chair’s fluid shape adapts natural curves inspired by the roots of the white oak and teak of which it’s composed. The root-inspiration is symbolic of the family unit and celebrates the common tradition of passing down heirlooms from one generation to the next. Solid, simple, and crafted to last, it’s an enduring design that’s sure to be cherished.

0 Designer: Peter Yong Ra

Beutifully Archaic Lighting

Beutifully Archaic Lighting

There’s something sort of “stone-age” about the Kaji lamp & its simplistic, yet striking look that appears to be the work of a caveman’s first encounter with an electric light bulb. A single arm extends from the cord, effectively making the cord itself an integral part of the structure rather than a cumbersome nuisance. Propped on a slim teak fork, the unique construction creates an aesthetic reversal of the archetypical tripod desk lamp. A beautiful interpretation of the minimal/raw style that’s in vogue.

0 Designer: Peter Yong Ra

Comfortable Seating At Airports!

Comfortable Seating At Airports!

Now that I have your attention, let me elaborate on this amazing project by Kwon Jin-Seok. Comfort Airport is an adjustable airport seating system that helps passengers pass time comfortably while waiting for their flights. The operative word here is ‘comfortable.’ The seating system takes into account our activities while we wait for our flight to be called.

0 Designer: Kwon Jin-Seok

Mirror Mirror, I’m Invisible!

Mirror Mirror, I’m Invisible!

One of the best things about the Ray Mirror is its invisible sliding mechanism. The fact that two small compartments for your most important cosmetics and toiletries are hiding behind the façade is astonishing. Thanks to its slim appearance it is also suitable for small bathrooms. I think they mean my bathroom!

0 Designer: Michael Hilgers for Ex.t

Shower Anywhere from the Comfort of Home!

Shower Anywhere from the Comfort of Home!

There’s nothing quite like an outdoor shower, but it’s mostly reserved for those with the space and privacy. As much as our neighbors might appreciate a show, for those of us who live in urban spaces, it’s something we can only dream of! Well here’s the next best thing – the Spaces OLED shower brings the outside in with a 180-degree, wrap-around screen that will fulfill the user’s fantasy, putting them in any setting they choose… jungle, beach, waterfall, you get the idea!

0 Designer: Simon Michel & Steffen Gramsch

Time for All

Time for All

The Time Timer Watch PLUS incorporates visual, audible as well as tactile alerts to broaden the reach of its users to include those with special needs or anyone who simply has trouble with time tracking. Time is depicted as a red disc that disappears as time moves, and user defined intervals are signaled by both sound alarms and vibration. With an easy-to-use interface, it’s perfect for blind or deaf users, or anyone who just needs a productivity push.

0 Designer: Time Timer

Barely-There iPhone Bumper

Barely-There iPhone Bumper

The AL13 iPhone bumper has a sleek, minimalist design that won’t change the look of your precious! It even has chamfered edges and an anodized finished to match. Composed of lightweight aerospace aluminum, the design is lighter than most but just as durable and protective with a rubber internal lining that absorbs shock and prevents scratches during installation.

0 Designer: Designed by M [ Buy @ CKIE ]

The Um Torch

The Um Torch

The Um is a torch that is designed to be held out like an umbrella. It essentially lights up the space in front of you and unlike conventional torches, the outreach of the light from this torch will help you see your path more clearly. The torch has three settings: OFF and folded within, ON – when the button is pressed and the LEDs spring out and lastly fully extended with the lights flipped over. Nice approach!

0 Designer: Nathan Kaw

Kult Control

Kult Control

I love the ring to domotics, which was incidentally coined by Journalist Bruno de Latour by condensing domestic and robotics. Intelligent homes are a fast growing phenomena and the range of user interfaces with web applications for the control of homes, featuring stunning design and intuitive graphic, is only just expanding. Kult is is a domotic interface that is simple to use.

0 Designer: Emo Design

Shadow-Inspired Lighting

Shadow-Inspired Lighting

This large pendant light is based on the universal art of hand shadows where individuals use their hands to create birds, rabbits, and other figures. To merge this age-old tradition with modern materials and lighting, the innumerable cluster of hands create an expressive shade to shield direct light as well as casts familiar shadows on the surrounding walls.

0 Designer: J.P. Meulendijks

The Ultimate Helmet... Period.

The Ultimate Helmet… Period.

Um… why doesn’t this already exist? It’s just… plain… genius. Ideal for urban cyclists, the DORA helmet works in tandem with adaptable Bluetooth handlebar controls to give surrounding vehicles notice of the rider’s intent to turn or brake with universally recognizable light signals and colors. While it’s a great safety solution for the average cyclist, there’s also potential for an adaptation to motorcyclist helmets and the like. Check out the 360 after the jump!

0 Designer: Balázs Filczer

Putting the STYLE in Stylus

Putting the STYLE in Stylus

Introducing Flaxus, the world’s first flexible fashion stylus! Merging style and practicality, the design allows the user to wear their stylus on the wrist like a bracelet, keeping it handy to operate any touch-screen devices. The silicone material, available in a spectrum of bright colors, makes it comfortable to wear and gives it a soft, tactile grip for enhanced ergonomics.

0 Designer: AEGLO