If you are the kind that likes to share their music with everyone, then the Whooom concept will tickle your fancy just right. The system comprises of six speakers and one docking station. Each speaker is powered by their individual battery and charge via induction when hooked up to the main dock. The units communicate through WiFi and have a very Tron like vibe, looking extremely sexy in dim lights.
Designers: András Fakó & Marton Budai
Composed of just two materials, the Bancon hanger features soft padded foam that protects fabric and a wooden, river stone-shaped insert that gives the hanger contour. While it’s larger than your average hanger, the wide form keeps clothes in shape, wrinkle-free, and prevents that annoying shoulder-bump from metal and plastic hangers.
Designers: Ali Haji & Amin Saadat
This Stool Rocks is a project that explores the digital-to-physical possibility of made-to-order furniture. Fabsie’s network of local producers ensure that each stool is made in the city nearest the consumer, cutting delivery time and production costs. The stool itself is minimal in form, flat-pack ready, and super-easy to assemble. The versatile design also features 3 base options: Hard Rock, Soft Rock, and Easy Rock depending on how hard you want to rock!
Without looking, take a minute to describe what you imagine a Jag looking like… chances are, you just described the classics AND the modern Jaguar XK-I concept. It’s an automotive brand that relies heavily on its name; a name originally synonymous with dramatic curves, top-notch materials, thoroughbred British performance, and overall star-quality of the earlier 50s and 60s models. It’s nice to see a Jag concept that embodies the roots of the brand when it was in its prime!
Designer: Mudit Gupta
The Loupe next-gen TV remote goes beyond the capabilities of the average push-button remote, allowing the user to control every aspect of entertainment through a customizable touch-screen interface. Without interrupting what’s playing, users can search the guide, manage recordings, & access media directly from the 1136×640 resolution color display & even take photos or record video with the remote. A voice recognition option also gives the user total hands-free control so you never have to put down the popcorn!
My affinity and bias towards Korean designers is often reflected in the articles that I wrote for Yanko Design. So you can imagine my delight when I got the chance to visit the Korean Designers’ stand at the 2013 Munich Creative Business Week. Aside from the informative K-Design Talk (yes, after K-Pop its time to embrace K-Design), there were a couple of designers showcasing their works as a part of the design fest.
The Plant Doctor is not just any device that detects the health of your plant. It is sophisticated with tech and ensures you get the exact readings via the highly integrated micro-controller technology. The usual suspects of soil moisture, nutrition content etc. are charted easily. What makes the device even more practical is that it self powers using the electrolyte in the soil for energy. The highly sensitive soil nutrient sensor analyzes the soil and process the information.
Designers: Fan Xu and Du Xubing
This project is called ‘The Future Of Mobile Computing’ and it is the conceptual exploration of potential applications of future flexible technology. To streamline the future of flexible computing we have to reconsider some of the current technology and manufacturing techniques. This means that in the future it is possible to have hardware that is interchangeable, that learns from use, which changes over time, that degrades gracefully and that works naturally.
Designer: Callil Capuozzo
How amazing is this story? Listen to this. The Projecteur 365 by Le Corbusier has been selected as the winner in the “Best Reissues” category of the Wallpaper Design Awards 2013. Designed by Le Corbusier for the High Court of Chandigarh in 1954, this product remained unreleased until 2012, when it was found in the archives of the Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris.
Designer: Charles-Édouard Jeanneret aka Le Corbusier
The OOO lamp derives its name from the ultra-thin, perfectly circular plate that composes its shade. The swiveling shade is made possible by using a rotary joint and dual magnets that connect the tubular arm to the top and bottom plates. The result is a a sculptural lighting object with fewer parts, straightforward assembly, and easy functionality! Simply give the shade a light press to focus the light in any direction, or position it upright to hide direct light and create an ambient glow.
Designer: Vasiliy Butenko
Once in awhile I get a gem in my mailbox, a jewel so beautifully crafted, so perfectly engineered, and so vividly different that I openly say “wow” as I read about it. It’s a gentle reminder why I do this blog. AÃRK Collective is a small team of designers and entrepreneurs based in Melbourne who are trying to redefine the way we see time. The inaugural range comprises of three silhouettes that aim to showcase a perfect harmony between form and function.
Because we received such amazing feedback about the Boskke Sky Planter Clear, we hooked up with the company to do a three day giveaway to our readers. If you don’t know what a Sky Planter is, it’s a self-watering hanging planter. The pot delivers the exact amount of water to your plant. Never again worry about under or over watering. Every plant looks different as it defies gravity and grows upside down. For the next three days, we’re giving one medium size Sky Planter Clear. Hit the jump to find out how to enter.