Bringing the Blacklight Back

Bringing the Blacklight Back

The term “blacklight” usually brings to mind the tackier part of the 1990s and spring-break-style glowing paint parties, but these modern lamps shows that the blacklight can also be refined and elegant. Both use the basic shape of the classic bulb; one clustered with  free-form curves that emits UV, and the other a single incandescent bulb tinted black for ambient light.

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Light Beams

Light Beams

This structural lighting design applies basic cantilever physics with simple lines and geometries to form a perfectly minimal desktop lamp. Its two steel arms are reminiscent of iconic steel construction beams, giving it subtle industrial style that’s balanced by a spectrum of vibrant color options. Do want!

0 Designer: Taylor Donsker

Scanning Eraser

Scanning Eraser

Seems like déjà vu but the concept of marrying an eraser with a scanner is a very good one. The ES-X not only erases the whiteboard but also transmits the scanned content to a laptop. It can also post selected portion to Facebook (and hopefully other social mediums), but the point is to make it easy for students to take notes. I am all for devices that make school life easier, what do you say?

0 Designer: Li Ke Wu

Guessing Game # 16

Guessing Game # 16

What is this?

Plain and simple rules: leave your guess in the comments and win loads of accolades and a shower of praises. Let’s see how good you are at the Guessing Game!

0 Designer He Hao Chen

Soft as Puddin'

Soft as Puddin’

In a world full of rigid, ultra-thin cases, the iPooding case stands out as a squishy, playful alternative for those in touch with their softer side. For enhanced ergonomics and shock absorbance, the clear urethane case is filled with harmless liquid paraffin. For a little flair, each colorful case is filled with floating dots that whirl around like a snow-globe. Ain’t it cute?!

0 Designer: SUMNEEDS

Urn en Vogue

Urn en Vogue

What’s the deal with archetypical urns looking so drab? Friends, if you’re reading this, please make sure my ashes end up in something a little sexier! Like the Urnel by Formboten-  it’s a minimal and modern approach to the outdated object for people who want to be stylish even after they’ve passed! Put me in the black one, k, thnx.

0 Designer: Formboten

Give Your Bike Wingz

Give Your Bike Wingz

The versatile Wingz Rack rethinks the way we transport gear on bicycles. Simultaneously radical and simplistic, the design differs from others by utilizing hinged bars that are able to be fixed in any position to accommodate a wide variety of gear, large or small. It’s a lighter, less bulky alternative to baskets and saddle bags. Simply secure cargo with the bungee strap and you’re good to go!

0 Designer: Beda Angelo Ignacio Pormentilla

Home Made Espresso Cup

Home Made Espresso Cup

It was interesting to observe the Italians get out of their homes and head straight to the café for their first shot of espresso to get them ready for their day ahead. I know many cultures follow this norm, but a good cuppa espresso can be enjoyed at home thanks to the single-cup espresso maker Piamo.

0 Designer: LUNAR

My Next iPad

My Next iPad

So the rumor mills are grinding out many new stories about a new iPhone and iPad; however none of them are impressive enough. Basically Apple has toted with shape and size more than anything else for the two devices. Designer Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso (love the name!) has his own vision for the tablet. It’s sleek, its sexy and its transparent! Now that’s something different right!

0 Designer: Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso

File sharing of the not so distant future

File sharing of the not so distant future

Dixie is an all-in-one file sharing device that makes it possible for all your gadgets to access files simultaneously via Bluetooth 4.0. Pair trusted devices wirelessly and seamlessly move files from one to the other using Dixie’s simple visual interface which is divided into four quadrants for each gadget. It’s perfect for use with tablets or phones that lack a USB port and great for carrying around and instantly accessing presentations or large music libraries.

0 Designer: Ardhyaska Amy

How's it do that?

How’s it do that?

No, you’re not losing your mind… the 2×4 lamp is just designed to deceive! A single 2×4, LED strip and frosted glass are suspended by near-invisible monofilament line, giving it the appearance of floating effortlessly before the eyes. Its decorative red cord is purposely left loose, dangling from the ceiling to enhance the illusion.

0 Designer: Alexandra Burr

Contemporary Craftsmanship

Contemporary Craftsmanship

The Made Collection from designer David Okum blends a beautiful, mid-century modern-inspired vibe with contemporary craftsmanship in a series of four distinct items – salt and pepper shakers, trivet, coat pegs, and desktop organizer. In a variety of materials ranging from American walnut and white maple to Coran and aluminum, each is an attractive addition to refined spaces.

0 Designer: David Okum

Vivacuum Varooomm!

Vivacuum Varooomm!

The Vivacuum is a compact cleaner for people who are visually impaired. The appliance gets its ‘Vi’ prefix by compounding the words visualize and vacuum. The way its works is very simple, the sensors in the vacuum perceive an object and then transmit it via vibrations to the user. One can choose the suction direction by controlling the steel-wheel of the handle. The Braille steel wheel makes it easy to work the thang. An interesting idea that can be further explored for this select market!

0 Designer: Namsun Do