In a world full of rigid, ultra-thin cases, the iPooding case stands out as a squishy, playful alternative for those in touch with their softer side. For enhanced ergonomics and shock absorbance, the clear urethane case is filled with harmless liquid paraffin. For a little flair, each colorful case is filled with floating dots that whirl around like a snow-globe. Ain’t it cute?!
What’s the deal with archetypical urns looking so drab? Friends, if you’re reading this, please make sure my ashes end up in something a little sexier! Like the Urnel by Formboten- it’s a minimal and modern approach to the outdated object for people who want to be stylish even after they’ve passed! Put me in the black one, k, thnx.
The versatile Wingz Rack rethinks the way we transport gear on bicycles. Simultaneously radical and simplistic, the design differs from others by utilizing hinged bars that are able to be fixed in any position to accommodate a wide variety of gear, large or small. It’s a lighter, less bulky alternative to baskets and saddle bags. Simply secure cargo with the bungee strap and you’re good to go!
Designer: Beda Angelo Ignacio Pormentilla
It was interesting to observe the Italians get out of their homes and head straight to the café for their first shot of espresso to get them ready for their day ahead. I know many cultures follow this norm, but a good cuppa espresso can be enjoyed at home thanks to the single-cup espresso maker Piamo.
So the rumor mills are grinding out many new stories about a new iPhone and iPad; however none of them are impressive enough. Basically Apple has toted with shape and size more than anything else for the two devices. Designer Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso (love the name!) has his own vision for the tablet. It’s sleek, its sexy and its transparent! Now that’s something different right!
Designer: Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso
Dixie is an all-in-one file sharing device that makes it possible for all your gadgets to access files simultaneously via Bluetooth 4.0. Pair trusted devices wirelessly and seamlessly move files from one to the other using Dixie’s simple visual interface which is divided into four quadrants for each gadget. It’s perfect for use with tablets or phones that lack a USB port and great for carrying around and instantly accessing presentations or large music libraries.
Designer: Ardhyaska Amy
No, you’re not losing your mind… the 2×4 lamp is just designed to deceive! A single 2×4, LED strip and frosted glass are suspended by near-invisible monofilament line, giving it the appearance of floating effortlessly before the eyes. Its decorative red cord is purposely left loose, dangling from the ceiling to enhance the illusion.
Designer: Alexandra Burr
The Made Collection from designer David Okum blends a beautiful, mid-century modern-inspired vibe with contemporary craftsmanship in a series of four distinct items – salt and pepper shakers, trivet, coat pegs, and desktop organizer. In a variety of materials ranging from American walnut and white maple to Coran and aluminum, each is an attractive addition to refined spaces.
Designer: David Okum
The Vivacuum is a compact cleaner for people who are visually impaired. The appliance gets its ‘Vi’ prefix by compounding the words visualize and vacuum. The way its works is very simple, the sensors in the vacuum perceive an object and then transmit it via vibrations to the user. One can choose the suction direction by controlling the steel-wheel of the handle. The Braille steel wheel makes it easy to work the thang. An interesting idea that can be further explored for this select market!
Designer: Namsun Do
The Blackboard Tablet is a simple reminder that we can use non-digital ways to communicate with family members and even make our famous lists. It offers good-old-fashioned fun and comes with a white bistro marker, although many colors of markers are available in craft stores. A considerate niche allows you to hang it up on the wall and its the perfect size to bring with you.
Designer: Jonathan Dorthe
The Eco Clip makes it possible to compose your own notebooks by recycling old drafts, clippings, or any other paper. The innovative design works with various sizes and paper thicknesses by simply folding the sheets at the edge and binding. It’s easy to create journals, doodle-pads, or custom presentations for use at home or the office. More importantly, there’s lest waste by reusing both paper and the plastic binder.
Designer: IGLOO Design
This original seating design called Statthocker transforms old-fashioned 1960s street lanterns into modern, stackable stools that pay homage to the repurposed material. Noticing that local discarded lanterns were the perfect seat height, the designers covered the tops in durable HI-MACS material and left the underside open for easy stacking. As an ode to the origin, LED lights are fitted into a milled recess beneath the seat, bringing new life and functionality to the recycled shades.
Designers: Oliver Bahr & Bastian Demmer