Simple Muji Camera

Simple Muji Camera

The Ka-mu-ra is a concept based on Kanketsu, the idea of simplicity. When the brief was given to designer Forrest Radford, to design a camera for Muji, the obvious loophole was that Muji isn’t a very tech-centric company. So his first reaction was to creatively push the brand forward from where it currently is. Simple to use, the camera is off when closed and on when opened.

0 Designer: Forrest Radford

Sorri Chair, Wide Loads Welcome

Sorri Chair, Wide Loads Welcome

I am LOVING the Sorri Lounge Chair. When I say wide loads welcome, I don’t mean that in a condescending way. I’m serious. I love a wide chair, especially when it gently cups my butt. Not to mention it makes logical sense since there’s enough room to sit my bag next to me instead of on the floor. Ladies, can I get an amen? If you want one, WEWOOD is taking it into production. The chair will also be on display at Maison & Objet from the 18-22nd in Paris.

0 Designer: Gonçalo Campos

Frumpalicious

Frumpalicious

The Frumpy Chairs aren’t what you my typically think of as attractive… in fact, they’re pretty weird. But the process by which they’re made IS beautiful! Designer Jamie Wolfond pours plastic regrind (ground up rejects of failed injection-molded parts that would otherwise go to waste) into a fire-proof silicone pattern and heats them in a pizza oven. After heating the plastic to its melting point, he slumps the mold over a crude form—letting the plastic determine the final product.

0 Designer: Jamie Wolfond

Holographic Psychology

Holographic Psychology

This modern medical device aims to streamline psychologist’s assessment of a patient’s possible neurological damage. Unlike old-fashioned tests (like the familiar inkblot cards), the device incorporates all of the exams from the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery into an interactive holographic display that tests various parts of the brain and provides instantaneous feedback and an overall more accurate assessment.

0 Designer: Yansel Herrera

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Appropriately named the Boompack, this portable audio design was inspired by the iconic ’80s boomboxes often seen on the shoulder of rappers and breakdancers. Designed with these street-performers in mind, it’s easily transportable and usable while moving. What makes it truly unique is a orientable 200 lumen Pico projector for adding moving video or slideshows that take the entertainment to the next level. Not just for street performers, it’s also perfect for parties, the beach, or cruising on your bike.

0 Designer: Massimo Battaglia

Printer Is Officially Off The Desk

Printer Is Officially Off The Desk

We are constantly looking for creative ways to get the printer off our desk and reclaim the table space that was ours in the first place. Printer dominance on the worktable is one office woe that many face even in this day and age. The Rolling Printer puts an end to the debate by being this blissful device that hangs on the wall, giving you ample space for other important stuff like a decent coffee mug.

0 Designer: Kim Tae-Jin

Repeating Seating

Repeating Seating

Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what I was looking at when I first saw this design by Streng, but I think that’s just a part of its appeal & exactly what I like about it so much. The metal Meme stool gives the illusion of heaviness but is actually one continuous surface of lightweight aluminum sheet that’s handmade using a metal-turning process. Using interlocking top & bottom components, the user can stack or group multiples together to create unique sculptural arrangements. Check out the vid to see how it’s made!

0 Designer: Streng

Lighting So Soft You'll Want to Touch It

Lighting So Soft You’ll Want to Touch It

Inspired by traditional Italian craftsmanship and mixed with Nordic simplicity, Fuse is a lamp in which the tactility of the materials plays an essential role. The result is a soft porcelain pendant lamp accentuated by a wooden pendant holder that together emulate the warm glow created within each cylindrical shade. Available in two sizes and three colors, there’s a style for every taste and motif!

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

New Eyeglasses - Derek Cardigan Giveaway!

New Eyeglasses – Derek Cardigan Giveaway!

It’s a new year so if you’ve been putting off for a new pair of specs for whatever reason, keep reading. Up for grabs is one 7019 in dark timber and one 7023 in olive, from Derek Cardigan. The right shape can dramatically change your face, persona, and confidence level. This year’s hottest looks are cat eyes, dramatic patterns, and colorful arms. We’ve got you covered. To enter, tell me your resolutions by leaving a comment. Open to Canadians only. Random winners will be chosen Wednesday the 16th.

0 Designer: Derek Cardigan

Skeletonized iPhone Case

Skeletonized iPhone Case

The MINIUM X-RAY iPhone Case is quite a quirky design. Its basic approach is to give you a clear view of your phone’s innards. You get a glimpse of the battery, the A6 chip location etc. Details on how the transparency is achieved is sketchy, but even if its a paint-job, it looks cool. This is hard case for iPhone5, but I’m sure they will have one for my iPhone 4.

0 Designer: MINIUM

Light Saber Can For The Sight Impaired!

Light Saber Can For The Sight Impaired!

The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane! It removes the inconveniences caused by a traditional cane for the blind and replaces it with scientifically enhanced saber-like device. Its designed not to be very long and uses rays and ultrasonic sensors to determine distance measurement, and thus help the sight impaired to navigate their surroundings safely.

0 Designer: Kim Tae-Jin

Cool Stool

Cool Stool

Named “270°” for the degree by which its 3 circular pipe mechanisms swing, this functional stool design is actually an all-in-one chair, desk and table! It’s the perfect multipurpose piece for both compact spaces and modern offices, effortlessly transitioning from seat to workstation with a simple pull of one of the panels.

0 Designer: Sankalp Sinha

Carbonate to Your Heart's Desire

Carbonate to Your Heart’s Desire

There are two types of people in the world- those who like flat water and those who appreciate their bubbles! As one of the latter, I can really appreciate this easy-to-use home soda maker. The SodaStream offers breakthroughs in functionality with one-touch activation and variable carbonation levels. Turn water into sparkling or soda with one simple snap, lock and press of a button.

0 Designer: Tamooz