Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

This temporary mobile housing design aims to provide readily available shelter to those affected by a variety emergencies and disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and fires. Structurally, the unit is composed almost entirely of compressed oriented strand board, making it lightweight and easy to construct. Transportable as a small cube, the design can be set and expanded by lowering one side to create a separate section for sleeping quarters.

0 Designer: Michel Antoun Zateef

Bathtub Convenience

Bathtub Convenience

The Elevated Bathtub is a very thoughtful bathing experience for those who suffer from limited mobility. I have a parent who has both their knees replaced and suffers from sever arthritis, so getting in or out of a bathtub is kinda risky. This unique bathtub allows the user to step into the bath area on a flat base without any hindrance. Split into two main parts, the tub enclosure can be lifted; and the flat base with a showerhead pillar doubles up as a lifting rail for the tub enclosure.

0 Designers: Zhang Jiangpeng & Zou Tao

Time in Color

Time in Color

Gotta love this clever take on the modern watch! The Colorclock redefines the way we envision time by slowly transitioning the hue of the face across the color spectrum as time goes by. Now you get up five minutes to green, grab some lunch at half-past yellow, and go to bed at the stroke of purple. Do want!

0 Designer: Maxim Mezentsev

Robot-Surgeon Hybrid Workstation

Robot-Surgeon Hybrid Workstation

The MIRO-Lab combines the precision advantages of robotics with the human know-how of surgeons into a single, process-optimized workstation that increases the overall quality of minimally invasive surgery. Using hand and foot movement with haptic and tactile feedback, surgeons have complete control of the operating area displayed on a 3D-Screen. It’s the next best thing to the surgery-module in the Alien movies! Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: Moritz Philip Schmidt

Modern Easy Lounge Chair

Modern Easy Lounge Chair

Check out this Kickstarter project called the Suzak – a lounge chair available in multiple color combinations. I’m partial to the simple design which invites you to sit almost any way you want. The material is made of industrial spandex that’s ultra tough, yet pliable. Strong enough to be used outdoors without concern for UV damage. You can support the project with as little as a $1 but you’ll need to put in $99 to get a chair. I want it because it looks like something my dog could use but easy for me to clean.

0 Designer: QSTO

Electrifying Touchscreen Alarm Clock

Electrifying Touchscreen Alarm Clock

The singNshock is a capacitive touch screen alarm clock that features an integrated music player with mmc slot. It allows you to store unlimited music so that you can wake up to the melodies of your favorite song. Crazy as it sounds, the clock also features an optional electric shock feature, which gives a micro-volts of electric current, when the user pushes the aluminum coated off button on the top of the clock.

0 Designer: Sankalp Sinha

Orca-Inspired eCycle

Orca-Inspired eCycle

Inspired by the killer whale’s iconic black and white color combination as well as the orca’s sophisticated whistle communication system, the Gusto Orcinus E-bike utilizes an integrated smartphone app system to link users to social networks and dynamic city environments, making it possible see other riders and shared points of interests. Perfect for the city, riders can take it to work, fold it up, and then hop back on to join the rest of the pod!

0 Designer: Sheng-Chieh Chang

Nokia Lumia Play Powered By Xbox?!

Nokia Lumia Play Powered By Xbox?!

I wouldn’t like to call it the love child of Nokia and Microsoft but the Nokia Lumia Play Concept Gaming Smartphone has that kinda vibe where I don’t know if this baby is a happy one or not. With features that aid gaming, the extremely powerful hardware is capable of delivering stunning graphics. To solve the issue of ergonomics while playing a variety of games, the Nokia Lumia PLAY features two pads located on the back of the phone that you can use as gamepads.

0 Designer: Antônio Lucas Celestino da Silva

Defining Lighting

Defining Lighting

The versatile LightSpace pendant lamp utilizes dual LED systems that operate independently for fully customizable glow. The large disc-shape is ideal for dining environments, and also serves as an acoustic dampener for table conversation. With a tasteful blend of American ash, industrial wire cabling, and acrylic/Echopanel LED soft lighting segments, it’s a striking addition to a variety of contemporary and tradition spaces.

0 Designer: Jade Doel

Massively Minimal

Massively Minimal

The SPAN table’s unusual yet simple construction achieves a bold, deceivingly bulky aesthetic that is actually composed of minimal material usage and slender proportions. Composed of sweet chestnut and toughened glass, the legs are jointed with bespoke corner fillets that mirror the legs themselves, independently bonded to the glass top. Lit from above, this striking separation is visible through the translucent top.

0 Designer: Matthew Jones

Pull & Change

Pull & Change

Designed by Stockholm-based design studio Whatswhat, the Pull lamp’s personality is both organic and distinctively true to its Scandinavian design heritage. The partly exposed, partly hidden cord is a connection between all elements while also serving as the mechanism to adjust the position of the shade. The user can simultaneously transform the angle of the light and character of the lamp by a simple adjustment of the cord.

0 Designer: Whatswhat for Muuto

Aesthetically Unique and Pleasing

Aesthetically Unique and Pleasing

Typically this not the phrase you will use to describe an extension cord, but nevertheless, designer by Youngkwang Cho feels that he has the hang of it. I agree with him that extension cords and spike-busters are best left hidden behind sofas and desks, but if you have something as aesthetically unique and pleasing as the Curious Extension Plug, then maybe you’d like to show it off.

0 Designer: Youngkwang Cho

The Magical Sound Of BALLO

The Magical Sound Of BALLO

Objects You Obsess or OYO did the right thing by engaging the designer duo Fabian Bernhard and Thomas Burkard for their new speakers. The tiny gadget provides ample sound and bass thanks to the clever designing. The speakers juice power through a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and work with most audio devices. It features a 3.5mm jack for headphones and the colorful belt used to fuse the two spheres actually doubles up as a protection and bass tone enhancer when lying on a surface.

0 Designer: BERNHARD | BURKARD