I Used to be a Washing Machine

I Used to be a Washing Machine

At the end of a clothes washing machine’s lifespan, we have no problem leaving the old thing out on the curb. What’s it good for anyway, right? Wrong! Did you know that inside your old washer is a chair…or 2… or 3??!!  Taking repurposed material to a whole new level, Tony Grigorian shares his “I Used to be a Washing Machine” project with us and shows YOU how to DIY your own chairs from washing machine scrap. Check out the vid to see how it’s done!

0 Designer: Tony Grigorian

Fool-Proof Perfect Lines

Fool-Proof Perfect Lines

Unless you have a guillotine-style paper cutter, cutting in a straight line is near impossible! The Linear Scissors, however, take the heavy equipment out of the equation and are so easy to use that premarking the line with a pencil isn’t even necessary. The solution:  handles with a built-in right angle that square up to the edge of any table, making it possible to cut perfectly straight. Better yet, the handle’s shape diverts the excess material out of the way while cutting. Genius!

0 Designer: Tamás Fekete

Cruise in Classic Style

Cruise in Classic Style

Though it’s more of a day-cruiser than a full-size yacht, the Spearhead doesn’t skim on style or quality. The wing-stabilized leisure craft features classic wood detailing and a simple, minimal floorplan that makes the most of limited space. The more compact, sharp, and hydrodynamic shape make it ideal choice for those looking for powerboat performance with upscale trim.

0 Designer: Alexander Shevchenko

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

Call it vanity or insane obsession, but there is something glamorous about looking into a mirror and appreciating your gorgeousness! ‘Tell me, mirror’ is a take on this sentiment and incorporates glam LEDs that light up when you come near it. Sensors do their work and you end up feeling like a movie star! How awesome!

0 Designer: Yoori Koo

The Push Pull Plug

The Push Pull Plug

A clever use of physics is seen in the Stable Plug. It basically has a push-pull feature that allows you to easily slide in and out a plug from the socket. A ‘stable’ design that eliminates problems associated with wall-sockets and plugs!

0 Designer: Liquan Li

Light up your day!

Light up your day!

The Soft Impression lamp is a desktop novelty thats only aim is to cheer up your day! Its shade is the worldwide symbol for happiness- a yellow smily The balloon acts as a shade over the light source and can be inflated and deflated to various sizes of the user’s liking by using a simple squish pump. As an added bonus, you can use it as a punching bag when coworkers are on your nerves!

0 Designer: Oyi Ya

Gandalf-approved E-Pipe!

Gandalf-approved E-Pipe!

Electronic cigarettes are the future! They’ve triggered a revolution in the world of nicotine, but what about an alternative for pipe smokers? This clever design uses the same personal-vaporizer technology in the form of the classic smoking pipe. Cheaper, cleaner, healthier, and cooler!

0 Designer: Cyrille Durand

Cube

Cube

Within architect Igor Sirotov’s bare concrete and glass Cube is a world just waiting to be brought to life by people, food, wine, and entertainment. The restaurant’s sexy interior is defined by tables and lounges that are at once sectioned and separate, yet open and visible to giving the atmosphere an elite, club-like vibe. At the center of the design are living water features and trees that contrast the otherwise stark interior.

0 Designer: Igor Sirotov

Magnetic Dumbbell

Magnetic Dumbbell

Looking for a variation in your exercise routine? How about the O2 Magnetic Dumbbell, one that allows you to do many different exercises thanks to the embedded electromagnets. One of the biggest advantages that these dumbbells possess is that thanks to their compact size and magnetism, they are easily transportable. They adjust to all kinds of training routines as we can simply switch the polarity of electromagnets and get going.

0 Designers: Suhyun Yoo, Hongseok Kim and Juhyeon Lee

Xtreme Sports Cam

Xtreme Sports Cam

For those who like to push themselves to the limits, there is no greater moment of glory when they reach the summit, catch that spectacular wave or climb the extremely difficult rock face. Extreme sports thrill but capturing the action from the doer’s perspective gets easier with the Lobster-x Wearable Camera for Extreme Sports. The design features a rolling band in camera construction, which the user can fasten on any part of their body such as head, arm or ankle. Flexible hinges let you feel comfortable wearing it.

0 Designer: Soohun Jung

Seeing is believing!

Seeing is believing!

Designfever set out to create Samsung’s 2013 Smart TV Augmented Reality Simulator in a way that would let users display Smart TVs in their home through the use of AR technology and their mobile device. The application allows virtual objects to be displayed in real environments, allowing users to see what Smart TVs look like in their home using their phone or other smart device. Genius!

0 Designer: Designfever

Yacht holds its own

Yacht holds its own

While we imagine of the world’s mega-yachts out in the open ocean, they are largely dependent on the land to refuel and resupply. The UNA autonomous yacht explores how one might be self-sufficient to the extent that it could remain at sea for extended periods of time if not a lifetime. Using photoelectrochemical hydrogen procution, the boat can produce its own fuel and maintain power indefinitely. As for food and water… well… you’d better like seafood!

0 Designer: Graham Kukla

Sewwwww Cool!

Sewwwww Cool!

If you’ve ever looked closely at a sewing machine, then you know they are generally quite daunting with all their knobs, buttons, gizmos and other gadgets. Susanne Eichel’s latest creation, however, might just be the Apple iPad of sewing machines. With its aluminum unibody, minmal aesthetic, straightforward controls, and overall user-friendliness, it makes sewing seem within reach to anyone. So simple that the knobs’ labels are even in German and you’ll still know what they do!

0 Designer: Susanne Eichel