Watch This Ways

Watch This Ways

My watch is mine, and if you try peeking into it, you probably won’t be able to read the time. However if I wear the Followatch, you will be able to see the time correctly, with the dial facing towards you! Followatch always stands upright because it rotates freely thanks to the center of gravity. Awesome idea for sharing time!

0 Designers: Jaehoon Yu, Jin hyck Kim, Hwa jeong Yeo, Eun seng Jeun & Pyeong Deung Lee

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2014

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2014

Name, fame and accolades, the perfect ingredients to a successful launch or a sustainable career! The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) opens its International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2014 and wants you – yes designers – YOU, to participate and win all of the above in just one go. The call for entries will remain open until February 14th, 2014 and the awards are open to designers, students and companies worldwide. The important dates and further instructions are after the jump.

0 Regular application deadline: Feb. 14, 2014, 11:59 PM EST

The Sweetest Gift This Winter

The Sweetest Gift This Winter

The Macaroon Hand Warmer makes the holiday season sweeter and warmer by letting the user do what comes naturally when our hands are cold… blowing on them! Composed of aluminum and heated by a USB rechargeable battery, simply cup in your hands and blow as you normally would. The device senses your breath and begins to warm instantaneously. A great gift for anyone in cold climates or with a sweet tooth!

0 Designer: Stylepie

Wine Me, Dine Me!

Wine Me, Dine Me!

The Dine Table is a simplistic, yet functional entertainer’s table with a wine chiller at its center. Now it’s easy to keep your favorite selects within reach and out of harms way.  Not just for lushes! Commercial restaurants or anyone with an knack for entertaining will love this one.

0 Designer: Miguel Mestre

Featherlight Pocket Watch

Featherlight Pocket Watch

The latest addition to ZIIIRO’s collection of modern timepieces is this sleek pocket watch or stylish pendant accessory, depending on how you use it. Unlike other heavy pocket watches, the aluminum Titan is ultra-lightweight making it easy to carry whether its in your pocket or around your neck!  Time is read from the outer hour ring of 12 segments and inner minute ring of 60 segments. Available in 5 colors of azure, chrome, purple, black and cherry. Get it here!

0 Designer: ZIIIRO

If Only Costner Made WaterWall…

If Only Costner Made WaterWall…

… the result would have been a new ecological water heater for the bathroom! Apparently this wall integrated water storage has a coating on the glass surfaces to help absorb solar energy. This of course means that the water sandwiched between the glass panes will also get heated. Moreover the translucent glass allows natural sunlight to stream into the bathroom. So nice!

0 Designers: Shi Qiang & Liu Zhong Liang for TOOUT Industrial Design Co. Ltd.

One Hand Snap

One Hand Snap

The OHS or One Hand Snap is a design allows you to click pictures with a SLR camera, using one hand only. Basically it is intended for those with only one upper limb, but I can see it being used in many situations. Typically using an SLR Camera efficiently requires the usage of both the hands. One is for setting the shutter speed, aperture value and releasing the shutter, the other is for focusing and zooming. OHS makes the single-hand operation a breeze!

0 Designer: Xing Dawei (Dave Xing)

Bathroom Chromotherapy

Bathroom Chromotherapy

The Northern Lights have attracted the night sky watchers for ages. This collection of backlit bathroom furniture takes inspiration from and mimics this natural phenomenon. The integrated LED diffusion effect is enhanced only by the smooth, organic shape of each piece and can be adjusted in intensity and color to suite the user’s mood.

0 Designer: DesignLibero

50s Seating Reawakened

50s Seating Reawakened

The Acapulco Chair is one of the most iconic outdoor seating designs of the 20th Century. To clebrate the chair’s 60th Anniversary, The Common Project has released a special Limited Edition consisting of a chrome-plated frame with a translucent shell. The revamp brings new life to the design, transforming it from a fun patio chair into luxury indoor and outdoor seating. For the purist, the chair is still available in the 4 classic colors: black, white, mustard, and turquoise.

0 Designer: The Common Project

solidThinking Evolve v9.5 Webinar with Sundog's Michal Hrk

solidThinking Evolve v9.5 Webinar with Sundog’s Michal Hrk

Sundog Creative Director, Michal Hrk and solidThinking have got together to bring you a free webinar on how to move from an initial sketch, explore styling alternatives, and visualize new products with realistic renderings, before exporting the digital models required by others in the product development process. The event will last for about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

0 Webinar: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — 11:00am PDT

V-MODA Giveaway!

V-MODA Giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with V-MODA to give one lucky duck the Crossfade M-100 headphones. I’ve been using V-MODA  for years and although I review many headphones, I always come back to my Crossfades. The build quality is exceptional, the cord never tangles, and it looks menacingly minimalistic. How to win? Leave a comment below. I wanna know why you deserve it. Open to North Americans only. Ends this Wednesday the 11th.

0 Sponsor: V-MODA, Winner - Michael J.

Next Gen Road Luminaire

Next Gen Road Luminaire

P850 is a ground-breaking street lamp that combines innovations in heat management, optical performance and energy saving in a beautifully simple aesthetic exterior. The design incorporates very low thermal resistance LEDs that give exceptionally low lumen depreciation over life and greater overall reliability. The sleek, low profile appearance and low weight allows the P850 to be easily installed on most existing infrastructures.

0 Designer: CU Phosco

Roll And Play Mouse

Roll And Play Mouse

Say hello to the Roll Instant Rechargeable Mouse. This slim guy can be charged by the laptop that you are working with and even when it’s being used. The charging is done via short-distance wireless charging as it uses wireless Bluetooth technology through resonant inductive coupling (electromagnetic induction) for wirelesses charging. That’s a lot of high-tech words for my simple mind; nevertheless you get the gist. This technology enables a slimmer mouse volume as there is no need for a large battery.

0 Designers: Various