Friday Giveaway: Unit Portables Unit 15 Backpack from AC Gears

Friday Giveaway: Unit Portables Unit 15 Backpack from AC Gears

You will have to agree with me that AC Gears brings in new innovative products to the US, not just in electronics but also in lifestyle goods. Their connection to the Unit Portables brand is deep and I love them for their commitment to enriching our daily experiences with bags. This weekend stand a chance to WIN the utilitarian Unit 15 Backpack. Hit the jump for more info.

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Round Light Done Right

Round Light Done Right

When it comes to lighting, there’s something about spherical white shades that just makes sense. Simple, yet expressive, they permit omnidirectional lighting and also make for a great diffuser. Creative Pill’s ORB lamps capitalize on this very character and practicality but with a twist. The table and floor lamps 3 legs appear to pierce the sphere, using it as a stabilizer for the tripodal structure. Simple and creative, they’re an easy addition to any contemporary space.

0 Designer: Creative Pill Design Studio

Cookware Evolution

Cookware Evolution

Stone is a project that looks at how induction cooking hobs could be used to power everyday kitchen appliances like toasters and kettles, as well as how induction cooking could improve everyday cooking instruments such as grills and saucepans. The result is an aesthetic and functional evolution of cookware that is made of sustainable porcelain and birch, completely wireless, free of electrical components, and capable of being served directly from the stove to the table!

0 Designer: Angry Bananas

DJ Wiz

DJ Wiz

The Grand Wizard smartphone goes beyond the MP3 playing functionality of other phones, turning the user into a real life mixmaster DJ with turntables and everything! Sure, there’s an app for that… but this is way more fun! The portable mixing station makes it possible to manipulate and produce media using intuitive right and left controls, each dedicated to a track. Make your own remixes while you’re on the go or at any time you’re inspired!

0 Designer: Yu Hiraoka

Top 100 Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Entries Announced

Top 100 Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Entries Announced

From more than 1700 entries this year, Electrolux Design Lab has shortlisted 100 entries. The submissions encompass 3D printing technology, wearable appliance accessories, concepts that reflect our memories and highlight our senses, new integrated solutions as well as smart technology in social cooking solutions. All of the 100 Entries are hungry for your VOTE, so that they can move to Stage 3.

0 Voting Deadline: 12th May 23:59 CET

The Wonder of What's Under

The Wonder of What’s Under

Ukraine based designer, Max Ptk, has imagined a dining room uncluttered with extra things like chair legs and table bases. At least, thats the illusion this beautifully conceived dining room set gives off. Made of tempered glass and wood, the “Rauma Collection” makes a boldly minimal statement, while at the same time confusing far-sighted family pets.

0 Designer: Max Ptk

Bat to the Bone

Bat to the Bone

Without a doubt, Bat to the Bone is sure to make you look like the most badass batter on the field. It’s a great conversation starter that will leave the rival team shaking in their cleats! It’s polyurethane, but just tell em’ it came from the last pitcher’s arm.

0 Designer: BTTB

Fastest way to be a pool shark!

Fastest way to be a pool shark!

Novus is a revolutionary pool table that’s as smart as it looks. Within that ultramodern aluminum shell are a dedicated touch-screen computer system and sensors that do everything from keep score to coach you on your shot. If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate just learning the rules because I feel like every time my friends and I play they’re different! 

0 Designer: Cyrille Durand

Nom Nom... phone tasty!

Nom Nom… phone tasty!

Younggun Cho’s eco-friendly set of birch smartphone stands are hungry for your phone! Each playful stand makes for a fun desktop accessory that props up your device but also functions as an amplifier for your phone’s speaker thanks to its internal acoustics.

0 Designer: Younggun Cho

Modern Miffy the Bright Bunny

Modern Miffy the Bright Bunny

If this rabbit looks familiar, it’s because you probably saw it as a kid, or have even seen her in your own kid’s books today! The lead character in Dutch artist Dick Bruna’s picture book series, Miffy the rabbit has been around since 1955. As old as she is, her iconic, minimal aesthetic is the epitome of timeless. This modern lamp by Story North brings new life to Miffy, further preserving the familiar fragment from many of our childhoods.

0 Designer: Story North

A backbone for your wrist...

A backbone for your wrist…

Kakum is a minimal, ergonomic accessory for your workspace that eliminates the need for those cumbersome (and often ugly) wrist-supporting mouse pads. Unlike most stationary wrist supports, the lightweight design easily slides with your arm as you move across the desk. Adapted for the most natural and comfortable position of the user’s wrist while using a mouse, the design improves form and prevents hand and wrist strain over long term use. See it in action after the jump.

0 Designer: İbrahim Guvendikler

What's not to love about a tipi?!

What’s not to love about a tipi?!

Building home-made tipis & forts were one of the most fun parts of growing up, so it’s easy to see the appeal in this award-winning tipi no matter your age. Mikasi is a lightweight, portable, and easy to assemble kit that expands or collapses from large to small thanks to it’s unique & simple construction. Whether you’re at the beach, in the yard, or in your living room, this modern homage to the nomadic home invites you to relax, work, or just let your imagination run wild inside.

0 Designers: Sascha Akkermann & Flo Florian

The Most Awesome Multi-tool Sheath

The Most Awesome Multi-tool Sheath

I was a hardcore Tim Allen addict during his Home Improvement days. What fascinated me at that time was the myriad of tools that he had easy access to. I also learned that you never mess with a man and his handy tools! Which is why I totally get the fundamentals behind the Skinth, a slim but capable multi-tool sheath.

0 Designer: Skinth [ Buy it Here ]