A Green Solution for City Self Sufficiency

A Green Solution for City Self Sufficiency

Set in the distant future, this large-scale urban farming concept called Greenbelt aims to provide cities with a way to utilize their own resourcefulness rather than depend on costly imported goods. The Greenbelt actually surrounds the city, using vertical, space-saving structures to support aquapronics (fish farming combined with soil free growing). Water is led to a hydroponic system where by-products from the fish are filtered out by plants as vital nutrients. Cleansed water is then recirculated back to the fish and the process continues.

0 Designer: Jonas Di Lorenzo

Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

Designed with such minimal style, the Minimato table deserves an equally minimal explanation: 5 bars, 1 table top. We love it. Nuff said!

0 Designer: Matthias Ferwagner

Good things come in threes...

Good things come in threes…

Named after the triplet sections of 3 OLED disc lights, the 3×3 MACH 9 pendant lamp is a versatile pendant with numbers on its side. The adjustable lighting arms allow the user to change the structure and create numerous geometric shapes and variable lighting patterns. The playful functionality encourages interaction and the versatile nature of the design makes it a great solution for both commercial and residential lighting.

0 Designer: Bernd Unrecht

New Magic Mouse

New Magic Mouse

This new Magic Metal Mouse is quite an innovative thought. Slim and only 4.3mm thick, the mouse is like a second skin in the palm of your hand. Flat when left alone and eager to please when you cup it, the mouse is highly portable and easy to fit within the pages of your book!

0 Designer: Wang Hui

Get The Message?

Get The Message?

The Message Bubble Light can be a good way to communicate your feelings or send across love notes to that special person. On the flipside it can also be an innovative way to send a break-up message! I know I’m being a pessimist here but I like the design-centric way you can use the transparent clear stand to write additional personal messages on the board. More like ‘I love you, but we need to talk’; when a woman says that…we all know what it means. What fun!

0 Designer: Soojung Park for November Design

Perfect iPhone And Samsung Cases From LAB.C

Perfect iPhone And Samsung Cases From LAB.C

When you own one of the most beautifully designed smartphone, the iPhone, in your hand or use the intelligent Samsung Galaxy Note series, you want to ensure you treat it right with the best accessory possible. red dot award-winning studio LAB.C has a range of options, but today I want to focus on three of them; the USB Case Lineup, the Smart Wallet Case Lineup and the +D Project Lineup. My favorite is of course the +D Project.

0 Designer: LAB.C [ Available Here ]

Acoustic Docks for your Apples

Acoustic Docks for your Apples

The Ecoustik iPhone/iPad docks merge design, music, woodworking and tech into a single, sustainable, eco-friendly acoustic device that amplifies your tunes while keeping your phone propped up to charge. Made from salvaged or sustainably harvested hardwood, each CNC milled dock is unique with its own grain pattern and natural color variations. Available in a number of handsome wood types, it’s the perfect acoustic compliment to your iPhone 5, 4, 4S, or iPad! Get it here!

0 Designer: Portsmith Co.

Never miss another sunset...

Never miss another sunset…

Almost unrecognizable as a clock, the limited edition Sun Set wall clock (available here) is unlike any other timepiece out there in both aesthetic and functionality! Beyond indicating precision time, the design also shows the sun’s exact position in the sky, the moment of sunrise and sunset, as well as the length of day and night. More than a clock, it’s also a learning tool that introduces a new perspective to the user who will visualize the length of a day and various times of the year like never before!

0 Designers: Andrea Ponsi & Alessandro Belli

Bionic Sailboat

Bionic Sailboat

This versatile sailboat design looks to the animal kingdom as a model for its floatation and unique wind-harnessing technique, emulating nature’s own time-tested solutions. The shape of the body takes inspiration from cetacean’s well-adapted shape to move through the water efficiently, while the dual-sail applies principles taken from seafaring birds. The “wings” tuck at the boat’s sides when not in use and can be raised quickly when it’s time to set sail.

0 Designer: Buzasi Szilveszter

Folded Java Maker

Folded Java Maker

I was in for a rude shock when I realized that my hotel in Milan did not provide for an electric kettle in my room. This is a given standard, however sometime we need to carry our kettles with us. For such situations (yes, I am picky about making my own coffee) the Novel is apt; it is a patented folding travel kettle, which is unique, thanks to its simple design.

0 Designer: Stanislav Sabo

The iSmart In Television

The iSmart In Television

All the great things you ever wanted in a TV, they can be found in the Smart TV Concept. WiFi, gesture control, currency conversion, weather report and much more! I agree that as a concept you can keep adding features that please you but if we look at this smartly, then the panel kinda design nails it for me. What do you think?

0 Designer: Vladimir Ogorodnikov

P&G Launches “Reinvent Olay Pro-X!” Contest

P&G Launches “Reinvent Olay Pro-X!” Contest

Every once in a while there comes a time when products need rebranding and redesigning. Think about it, the toothpaste you used as a child and what you use today are two completely different products. The key word behind the change has been innovation. Presently, P&G is ready to Reinvent Olay Pro-X and is inviting designers from the world over to participate in their new contest.

0 Deadline: March 25, 2013

YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 One Hour Free Registration Window Reminder

YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 One Hour Free Registration Window Reminder

Many thanks to all you wonderful designers for participating in the One Hour Free Registration Window organized with the red dot award: design concept team. All those who have their codes, please remember that 28th February 2013, midnight – Singapore Time is your last date for project submissions. After this timeframe, the free coupon code that you have will expire. In short – HURRY and upload your projects NOW!!!

0 Submission Deadline: 28th February 2013, midnight – Singapore Time