Novus is a revolutionary pool table that’s as smart as it looks. Within that ultramodern aluminum shell are a dedicated touch-screen computer system and sensors that do everything from keep score to coach you on your shot. If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate just learning the rules because I feel like every time my friends and I play they’re different!
Designer: Cyrille Durand
Younggun Cho’s eco-friendly set of birch smartphone stands are hungry for your phone! Each playful stand makes for a fun desktop accessory that props up your device but also functions as an amplifier for your phone’s speaker thanks to its internal acoustics.
Designer: Younggun Cho
If this rabbit looks familiar, it’s because you probably saw it as a kid, or have even seen her in your own kid’s books today! The lead character in Dutch artist Dick Bruna’s picture book series, Miffy the rabbit has been around since 1955. As old as she is, her iconic, minimal aesthetic is the epitome of timeless. This modern lamp by Story North brings new life to Miffy, further preserving the familiar fragment from many of our childhoods.
Designer: Story North
Kakum is a minimal, ergonomic accessory for your workspace that eliminates the need for those cumbersome (and often ugly) wrist-supporting mouse pads. Unlike most stationary wrist supports, the lightweight design easily slides with your arm as you move across the desk. Adapted for the most natural and comfortable position of the user’s wrist while using a mouse, the design improves form and prevents hand and wrist strain over long term use. See it in action after the jump.
Designer: İbrahim Guvendikler
Building home-made tipis & forts were one of the most fun parts of growing up, so it’s easy to see the appeal in this award-winning tipi no matter your age. Mikasi is a lightweight, portable, and easy to assemble kit that expands or collapses from large to small thanks to it’s unique & simple construction. Whether you’re at the beach, in the yard, or in your living room, this modern homage to the nomadic home invites you to relax, work, or just let your imagination run wild inside.
Designers: Sascha Akkermann & Flo Florian
I was a hardcore Tim Allen addict during his Home Improvement days. What fascinated me at that time was the myriad of tools that he had easy access to. I also learned that you never mess with a man and his handy tools! Which is why I totally get the fundamentals behind the Skinth, a slim but capable multi-tool sheath.
Designer: Skinth [ Buy it Here ]
The Slice hydronic radiator provides exceptional radiant heat to your home, while adding style, efficiency, and added functionality with its convenient hideaway seat. It’s a perfect supplemental heating system for mounting near drafty windows or colder areas of your home, but also makes for a great personal warmer-upper! Imagine it next to your front door where you can plop down after coming in from the cold, or having it in your bathroom as a place to sit after getting out of the shower. Do want!
Designer: Burak Kocak
The Harue represents a better bottling design that connects with the emotional aspect of natural spring and mineral waters. Although reusable bottles like the Bobble or Kor are being recommended these days, a large segment still uses packaged drinking water that comes in low quality bottles. The Harue hopes to add the emotional quotient so that you get encouraged to re-use it at home. I know I’d use it!
Designer: Dong Gyum Kim
Packing in trendy, effective, effortless and easily maneuverability into an electric bicycle sounds like a distant dream. That is till you have a look at the eCycle, an electric bicycle that aims to make biking the obvious choice of transportation. The dynamic frame of the eCycle integrates battery and motor within a lightweight and flexible structure. Taking inspiration from retro motorcycles, the bike hosts a stylized fuel tank to mask a battery pack.
Designer: Milos Jovanovic
The Spectrum Camera Concept is high on the novelty quotient and very low on functionality. However if we keep our minds open, I see us using the idea of a customizable wrap-around flexible display in more innovative ways. Just the other day we heard of an Apple patent that employed a similar idea, where the display went wrap-around the phone. This can turn into something big, what do you think?
Designer: Byeong Soo Kim
Besides being just plain cool, Coconut’s series of phone cases gives anyone who’s creative a chance to make the world a better place! Each design is crowdsourced from people around the globe, & each color represents a different cause. With each purchase a donation is made to that case’s respective charity. From planting trees in the heart of Kenya to treating HIV globally, buyers can show their support for their individual passions in a tangible object that gives back! Don’t miss the video on this great cause!
Designer: Coconut Workshop
Ramus, latin for “tree branch,” is a sculptural piece that combines the strongest of man-made materials with the natural structural advantages of a tree’s branches. The carbon fiber, steel and Kevlar-reinforced base is virtually indestructible, yet has a misleadingly delicate aesthetic. In gloss or satin finishes, it’s a super chic addition to the modern office.
Designer: Il Hoon Roh