Defining The Pendant

Defining The Pendant

The New Pendant Lamp for Wästberg is a creative piece of work by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The lamp seems surprisingly small, yet tactile and friendly. Crafted from Sand-cast recycled aluminum, the lamp is environmentally sound and offer a good reason behind the imperfections of the metal. I love the use of a textile cord; it adds a dash of softness to the design.

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune

Single Tool With Multiple Functions

Single Tool With Multiple Functions

The simply smart Sine cable stand is ideal for your iPhone. It not only keeps the phone at an angular display so that you can keep an eye on it, the design orientation ensures that you never miss another notification, ever! Sine also acts as a cable roller that can store cables or adjust cable length, helping you create a tidier environment! Ready for kicking chaos out from now on?

0 Designer: UrbanPrefer

Nokia Love

Nokia Love

The Nokia Note is a concept phone that integrates a music player within its body. Just like a mamma roo and her joey, the Windows Phone 8 phablet sports cool specs like measuring 5.5 inches diagonal and a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution with 1080p. An integrated stylus and the detachable Nokia music player on the back, give it the added edge. Looks like there are still some Nokia fans out there who want to give the device another chance.

0 Designer: Mohammad Mahdi Azimi

iWatch

iWatch

iKnow, we all waiting in anticipation for something spectacular to come forth and the iWatch rumors are pretty strong. So if we were to indulge in fantasy for a minute, then this is how Esben Oxholm thinks the Apple team would design the phone/watch. Heavily inspired by the look of the iPhone 5 and sporting a minimalistic, sleek look, the watch is crafted with black aluminum on the outside and a thin layer of soft matte rubber on the inside.

0 Designer: Esben Oxholm

Laser GPS In Broad Daylight

Laser GPS In Broad Daylight

The Open Sight is a navigational aid for bicycles that imbibes a safer approach towards riding than traditional gadgets. The case point made by the designer is that we tend to get distracted while trying to find our way using a GPS Navigator. Hence accidents happen; to avoid this situation, the Open Sight GPS beams out powerful directional laser arrows that are visible even during the day. So basically you end up concentrating on your path rather than consulting the GPS interface for directions.

0 Designer: Kim Tae-Jin

Romantic Cookout With Alcohol

Romantic Cookout With Alcohol

The Trea is a compact alcohol powered stove that is ready for the go. Ideal for the urban outdoors, this stylish 3-logs-fire-inspired appliance adds a touch of glam to your romantic evening. Crafted from poles of stainless steel and processed with Milling router, milling cutter filled with soaking material and stainless steel wire net, the stove is foldable and compact and definitely not clumsy!

0 Designer: Michael Kononsky

Bespoke Audio

Bespoke Audio

The ECKO SS5.1SL1 (Surround Sound 5.1 Special Leather v1) combines traditional luxury materials with modern styling for a premium system that’s at the top of the line in both aesthetic and audio quality. The custom series can be crafted in a variety of leather/stitch color combinations and component finishes to fit seamlessly into the user’s intended space.

0 Designer: Luke Anthony Firth

City-Ready Citroen

City-Ready Citroen

The Citroen DS BiRotor merges the aesthetic attention to detail of top-end brands with the efficiency & economic sensibility of modern hybrid-drive vehicles. Laser headlights, AMOLED driver interface, carbon fiber everywhere, & a photosensitive polycarbonate roof/windows are just a few of the pros… but what sets it apart are the innovative tires which adapt to weather & driver demands by expanding & contracting to allow for water flow, increased traction, or higher efficiency. Hit the jump to see how it works!

0 Designer: José Eduardo Sánchez

A' Design Awards & Competition 2013 - Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition 2013 – Last Call for Entries

Hope you are settled into the week and enjoying Valentine’s Day! Here’s just another friendly reminder that the 2013 A’ Design Awards & Competition will be closing their submissions on February 28, 2013. Make most of this upcoming weekend and submit your projects to any of these categories: Product Design, Transportation Design, Lighting, Digital Devices, Packaging Design Category; the complete list of categories is here.

0 Registration Deadline: February 28, 2013

Gift Of The Magi

Gift Of The Magi

The Gift Of The Magi is a great story involving love, combs and long tresses, which brings me to the product of the day – hairbrushes. We all own one, but how many of us actually sanitize ours on a regular basis? Right, not many! So how about a MagicComb; a very skillfully designed brush that winds up its bristles in such a way that all fallen, tangled hair come off easily!

0 Designers: Kim Tae-Jin & Su-in Kim

Mamba Meets Samba

Mamba Meets Samba

Ok, that makes no sense but I like the ring to it! Anyways, here are two very cool and complimenting projects by our man Kévin Depape. One is the Mamba Lamp and the other is the Elastik Desk. While the Mamba plays on the on the archetype of a lamp by questioning its components; the Elastik revisits the traditional home desks while being inspired by the old classroom desks with storage on top.

0 Designer: Kévin Depape

This chair rocks!

This chair rocks!

Literally… Granny’s got mad steez in this sexy modern rocker! Characterized by it’s oversized curvilinear form, each part is hand-shaped and seamlessly bound to create a robust, sinuous aesthetic. To soften things up, the design features a blanket adapted to cover the back and seat for cushioning and specialized side flaps that wrap over the user’s lap for comfort and warmth.

0 Designer: Ignas Survila

Something doesn't seem right here....

Something doesn’t seem right here….

… but that’s the intention! The Equilibrium collection by Andre Cruz has a simplistic, utilitarian aesthetic that is given a sense of lightness and clever character with oddly placed legs. The bulk of each design appears to be supported by just a tiny edge of each leg, creating a striking visual sensation, but in actuality it’s a hidden metal support that stabilizes each corner. The unique construction allows for interesting geometries and angular accents that contrast with the bare upper portions.

0 Designer: Andre Cruz