Instinctual Architecture

Instinctual Architecture

Challenged by a long list of regulations and zoning codes, the Vail House in the hilly Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake manages to make the most of the unique terrain and city views. While such challenges often result in drab, boring architecture, Brooks + Scarpa Architects achieves the opposite with this awesomely abstract twisted box that is seemingly a part of rather than “apart from” the natural landscape.

0 Designer: Brooks + Scarpa

Urban Cyclist's Dream Come True

Urban Cyclist’s Dream Come True

While many folding helmets are designed with a number of complex hard-folds from front to back, this twist on the safety solution is collapsible down the middle. An origami-like system of honeycomb folds compress from left to right, making it just slightly wider than a medium-size book and slim enough to carry in a backpack with room to spare. Simply stretch it out to the appropriate size and throw it on to protect your noggin!

0 Designer: Michael Rose

Record and Relive Your Entire Life!

Record and Relive Your Entire Life!

The problem with our fancy gadgets and social media is that it’s now easier than ever to get lost in documenting experiences rather than just experiencing them! While you’re clicking the record button, life is passing you by! This far-out video recording concept, the Nikon LIN, aims to capture life’s experiences without distraction, allowing the user to live freely and relive the experience later in 3D. How?! With a flying camera that floats above your head and wearable glasses cam that together see everything you see! DO WANT!

0 Designer: Tommaso Gecchelin

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

It is always a pleasure to chat with Electrolux Design Director and Head of Jury, Thomas Johansson and this Monday our conversation on Google Hangout was exceptional. Besides discussing the obvious – this years phenomenal entries to the Electrolux Design Lab, we got talking about the typical use of appliances in an Indian household. He was surprised to know that a majority don’t use dishwashers and we still prefer hand-washed clothes to the washing-machined ones! In any case, without further ado, let me announce the Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists For 2013.

0 Designers: Various

Simplifying Closure

Simplifying Closure

The steps to storing and retrieving your laptop should be simple; but in all honesty are they? Right, thought as much…if we are to simplify the process then it has to be done in a clever convincing way. The AECRAFT MacBook Airfelt Sleeve is simple, clever and convincing!

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Stradivarian Superyacht

Stradivarian Superyacht

We often call an object a Stradivari of its type to say its the finest example in existence, but this superyacht concept takes things another step, mimicking the design language of the famous stringed instrument itself. From neck to bow and hull to deck, the geometries of the violin were adapted to the technical requirements of the yacht, which designer Alex McDiarmid found were not as different as you might think…

0 Designer: Alex McDiarmid

Clever Galaxy Cover

Clever Galaxy Cover

Designed for the Samsung Galaxy 4S, the Switch case sports interchangeable covers with varying size and thickness modifications to allow near-limitless customization options while maintaining the slim profile of the device. To distinguish their’s from the rest, users can choose from different colors and add modular straps to accommodate cards and other articles. 

0 Designer: 11+

Smiling Opel

Smiling Opel

Steel Drake’s design for Opel (Buick in America) gives the brand a much-needed breath of fresh air. Called the Lancorte, it looks a bit like a cross between a CR-Z and an Eclipse… sporty but reserved for the older target customer. If its price point is as low as the brand’s other models, the coupe will be worth it to impress the neighbors for at least a moment. Favorite feature: those side dimples! Hit the jump to see what I mean…

0 Designer: Steel Drake

Oh, So Pure Air!

Oh, So Pure Air!

The APM-1211GH is a multi-functional air purifier with a system to remove fine dust, viruses and toxic gases. The humidification & dehumidification system uses a naturally evaporating humidification filter. Designed to look like a vase, the appliance blends into the home environment easily.

0 Designer: Dae-hoo Kim

Another Brick In The Wall

Another Brick In The Wall

As our USB sticks keep getting smaller, chances of us losing them in our bags and backpacks keep getting higher. This inverse proportion can be curbed thanks to the unique Brick USB Stick Design. The pint-sized stick rests snugly in your smartphone’s headphone jack. The design allows you the flexibility of carrying your USB without the bother of losing it, plus the dense pattern lets you know the storage capacity.

0 Designers: Hongshik Kim and Se-eun Kim

WIN A Nautica Swing Chair!

WIN A Nautica Swing Chair!

UPDATE: Congrats Eva Maria Rodriguez-Gonzalez!

When I was growing up, I remember spending numerous hours in this cozy swing chair that was hooked up to the ceiling of my balcony. Many hours spent reading books, watching the sunset, lazing over a cuppa hot coffee on a gloomy rainy day! That swing chair was my go-to place, my solace. Well, you can have a swing-chair too; rather WIN one, right here, right now! The Nautica Swing Chair!

0 Contest Ends: August 1, 2013

Wooden Bike Perfection

Wooden Bike Perfection

Beech plywood frames, solid seats and pinstriped tires give the WOOD.b series of street bikes a somewhat vintage feel but seamless joints, steel accents and a simple minimal aesthetic give the series away as modern designs of today. It is this perfect balance that makes them timeless and almost too pretty to ride!

0 Designer: BSG Bikes 2/2

Hidden Dialysis

Hidden Dialysis

The Purifier mobile peritoneal dialysis system aims to give patients a carefree approach to managing the illness which is often a time-consuming process and hindrance to everyday life. The flexible design is positioned on the user to mimic an operating kidney while the automated peristaltic pump system transports the dialysate through the body, eliminating the need for a heavy, cumbersome infusion stand. Discrete and comfortable, it allows patients to move freely with little thought to the device.

0 Designer: Caroline Küchler