McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Flying Tourbillon Watches

McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Flying Tourbillon Watches

With BaselWorld just round the bend, we are seeing a lot of innovative watches making an appearance. The ones that really get me ticking are the ones with movements that are special. For example the three new editions to the Project 2 Watches by Refined Hardware: McQueen, Gatsby and Rearden Editions. All three of them host a Flying Tourbillon and come in three distinctive versions.

0 Designer: Refined Hardware [ Buy it Here ]

Beautiful 3D Basin

Beautiful 3D Basin

This striking design brings an entirely new meaning to water basin, using a beautiful arrangement of ducts and channels like a 3D topographic map. While the spacing between channels may seem random, the wooden map actually represents a portion of the streets in the central part of London! So maybe you live in New York, or are just a big fan of Tokyo… no prob… other outlines of different cities can be applied for customization to the user’s taste!

0 Designer: Julia Kononenko

Guessing Game # 17

Guessing Game # 17

The Guessing Game is back! Your hint for today is this: The content inside is a daily requirement however it’s the packaging that you are really after!

I know I keep saying that there are no prizes for guessing, but how about this; if you promise not to cheat and leave an honest guess in the comments, I will crown you the Guessing Game King / Queen! Maybe we should make this a weekly feature and get you real prizes too, let me know what you think.

0 Designer: Jin Choi

Decluttering The Desk

Decluttering The Desk

Bring order to chaos, now doesn’t that sound so familiar! Raise your hands if you belong to the clutter club, the one that crams everything in a haphazard way on the work desk, no worries I am one of you. With a promise to make our workspace more neat and tidy, we have here the Desk Rail. This simplistic organizer is crafted from anodized aluminum and holds pens and pencils, to smartphones, Moleskines, and Wacom styluses! About the size of an Apple Keyboard, I know this beauty will look good anywhere.

0 Designers: Desk Rail

Concrete Heaven by the Sea

Concrete Heaven by the Sea

Have you ever seen a house so awesome that it kinda makes you hate your own?! Well, this is one of those houses. This concrete gem overlooks a rocky coastline, and its cozy interior is the perfect contrast to the stark exterior and severe sea cliffs. Beware before you look at the photos inside… it’s so good it might just make you cry.

0 Designer: Igor Sirotov

Coolest Rock on the Block

Coolest Rock on the Block

Modern interpretations of the traditional archetype, Rocking Morevive Dark Horse revisit the rocking toys that we all cherished as kids! Each applies a touch of classic styling to a ultramodern form with abstract shapes and materials like carbon fiber. With interchangeable heads, they’re even customizable for role playing other characters!

0 Designer: NextOfKin Creatives

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

The main objective behind the iF concept design awards is to foster young talent and help them bloom. Grooming them to become the next big change in the product design field. 2013 saw some really interesting concepts take vision and follow the unchartered path of innovation. Here is a look at twenty of the most striking projects (out of the 100 Winners) this year. The full list is available here.

0 Designers: Various

Keeping The Waters Clean

Keeping The Waters Clean

I was watching this series on the television, which focused on a team of workers who helped clean the oceans, especially when ships go down or get damaged. I reckon these good people can do with the Bio-Cleaner 2; an innovative system that combines the technique of Robot Snake and Shewanella oneidensis (a specialized bacteria which breaks down metals) to solve the problem of the water pollution from the heavy metals.

0 Designers: Hsu Hsiang-Han, Wen Tzu-I, Wang Jhih-Jie & Luo Yih-Wenn

Purely White and Wood

Purely White and Wood

This reinvention of the Gispen Today collection by Thijs Smeets combines advanced production techniques with contemporary & eloquent design- a radically different approach for a brand known for its tubular steel frames. The series of chair, sofa, stool, table, wall rack, magazine holder, & even an umbrella stand are characterized by chamfered plywood contrasted with bright white molded shells or fabric. While different than Gispen’s usual chromed out look, each piece maintains a clean, modern aesthetic. 

0 Designer: Thijs Smeets

Wear Your Secret Stash

Wear Your Secret Stash

The PocketBand is THE solution for those times when you don’t feel like carrying a wallet or your keychain. Perfect for the beach, going for a jog, swimming, or other activities, each stretchy silicone band features a secret pouch for money, keys, or other small belongings. Just turn it inside-out, put the item in the waterproof pocket, flip it back, and wear it! Whether you’re OCD, a fashionista, or just forgetful, you gotta love this fun accessory!

0 Designer: PocketBands

Blood Sucking Glucose Monitor

Blood Sucking Glucose Monitor

No matter your age, having a finger pricked to measure your blood sugar levels is scary! Also, no matter your age, you gotta love a tamagotchi! This creative glucose monitoring system combines the two, making the process of pricking fingers as fun as it possibly can be. Simply place a finger inside the cute vampire character’s mouth, push slowly to activate the needle, & touch the strip. The smartphone/tablet app will sync & analyze the data while an animated vampire pops up to deliver the results!

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Best Of A' Design Awards & Competition 2013

Best Of A’ Design Awards & Competition 2013

As a strong advocate of participating in competitions, I am really humbled by the enthusiasm and results of this year’s A’ Design Awards & Competition. I believe that competitions not only act as a measure for your own caliber but also validate your potential against others on an international scale. More than that, platforms like the A’ Design Awards & Competition, offer publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture. So congratulations winners!

0 Designers: Various

One Step for Man

One Step for Man

From an engineering perspective, the step scooter is a true innovation in human powered vehicles. Other mobile products have tried to recreate the non-cycling, up-down motion similar to a stair-climber with limited practical results. The STP scooter expands on the functionality and appeal by making it foldable and as aesthetically customizable as a skateboard deck. More efficient than a kick scooter and half the size of a bike, it’s perfect for stepping your way around the city.

0 Designer: Benk Koros