The Power Of A Family Huddle

The Power Of A Family Huddle

Battery.Family is a concept where one big mama battery houses other smaller sizes, making it easy for you to have Size D, Size C, Size AA and Size AAA in one nifty design. How practical is this concept at solving the needs of different battery sizes at one go, is yet to be seen. But what is evident is that the idea is worth pondering over. We have seen attempts in the past to have one battery fit all sizes, so lets add this to that list now.

0 Designers: Soohwan Kim & Yeji Kim

Analog-ital Clock

Analog-ital Clock

ZEIT brings analog and digital together in a striking, minimal timepiece that’s sure to be the focal point of any wall. Embedded in the tip of each hand is an LED light that gives a subtle projection of the time in numbers directly on the wall. When the two hands are in line, time is reflected only on the minute hand to avoid blending the time displays.

0 Designer: Uttam Banerjee

Squishy Monster Fishy!

Squishy Monster Fishy!

I LOVE the story behind this wild chair – when designer Jason Goh would play with his food as a child (his favorite being fish balls), his grandma came up with a scary fish ball monster story to deter him. She said that if he kept playing the fish balls would turn into a big hairy monster and eat him up! Bringing the story to life, this monstrous Moyee  chair inspires play in kids and adults alike.

0 Designer: Jason Goh

A Roadie's Wet Dream

A Roadie’s Wet Dream

Ask any band and they’ll tell you that getting their first touring trailer was a memorable experience. Having the right one is important… after all, you don’t want to be throwing $50,000 worth of instruments and equipment in the back of a horse trailer! This design, crafted especially for music tours, features a logical arrangement of compartments for various instrument types, making unloading and loading a much easier, quicker and methodical process.

0 Designer: Bruno Filipe Varela Matos

Simple Muji Camera

Simple Muji Camera

The Ka-mu-ra is a concept based on Kanketsu, the idea of simplicity. When the brief was given to designer Forrest Radford, to design a camera for Muji, the obvious loophole was that Muji isn’t a very tech-centric company. So his first reaction was to creatively push the brand forward from where it currently is. Simple to use, the camera is off when closed and on when opened.

0 Designer: Forrest Radford

Sorri Chair, Wide Loads Welcome

Sorri Chair, Wide Loads Welcome

I am LOVING the Sorri Lounge Chair. When I say wide loads welcome, I don’t mean that in a condescending way. I’m serious. I love a wide chair, especially when it gently cups my butt. Not to mention it makes logical sense since there’s enough room to sit my bag next to me instead of on the floor. Ladies, can I get an amen? If you want one, WEWOOD is taking it into production. The chair will also be on display at Maison & Objet from the 18-22nd in Paris.

0 Designer: Gonçalo Campos

Frumpalicious

Frumpalicious

The Frumpy Chairs aren’t what you my typically think of as attractive… in fact, they’re pretty weird. But the process by which they’re made IS beautiful! Designer Jamie Wolfond pours plastic regrind (ground up rejects of failed injection-molded parts that would otherwise go to waste) into a fire-proof silicone pattern and heats them in a pizza oven. After heating the plastic to its melting point, he slumps the mold over a crude form—letting the plastic determine the final product.

0 Designer: Jamie Wolfond

Holographic Psychology

Holographic Psychology

This modern medical device aims to streamline psychologist’s assessment of a patient’s possible neurological damage. Unlike old-fashioned tests (like the familiar inkblot cards), the device incorporates all of the exams from the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery into an interactive holographic display that tests various parts of the brain and provides instantaneous feedback and an overall more accurate assessment.

0 Designer: Yansel Herrera

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Appropriately named the Boompack, this portable audio design was inspired by the iconic ’80s boomboxes often seen on the shoulder of rappers and breakdancers. Designed with these street-performers in mind, it’s easily transportable and usable while moving. What makes it truly unique is a orientable 200 lumen Pico projector for adding moving video or slideshows that take the entertainment to the next level. Not just for street performers, it’s also perfect for parties, the beach, or cruising on your bike.

0 Designer: Massimo Battaglia

Printer Is Officially Off The Desk

Printer Is Officially Off The Desk

We are constantly looking for creative ways to get the printer off our desk and reclaim the table space that was ours in the first place. Printer dominance on the worktable is one office woe that many face even in this day and age. The Rolling Printer puts an end to the debate by being this blissful device that hangs on the wall, giving you ample space for other important stuff like a decent coffee mug.

0 Designer: Kim Tae-Jin

Repeating Seating

Repeating Seating

Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what I was looking at when I first saw this design by Streng, but I think that’s just a part of its appeal & exactly what I like about it so much. The metal Meme stool gives the illusion of heaviness but is actually one continuous surface of lightweight aluminum sheet that’s handmade using a metal-turning process. Using interlocking top & bottom components, the user can stack or group multiples together to create unique sculptural arrangements. Check out the vid to see how it’s made!

0 Designer: Streng

Lighting So Soft You'll Want to Touch It

Lighting So Soft You’ll Want to Touch It

Inspired by traditional Italian craftsmanship and mixed with Nordic simplicity, Fuse is a lamp in which the tactility of the materials plays an essential role. The result is a soft porcelain pendant lamp accentuated by a wooden pendant holder that together emulate the warm glow created within each cylindrical shade. Available in two sizes and three colors, there’s a style for every taste and motif!

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

New Eyeglasses - Derek Cardigan Giveaway!

New Eyeglasses – Derek Cardigan Giveaway!

It’s a new year so if you’ve been putting off for a new pair of specs for whatever reason, keep reading. Up for grabs is one 7019 in dark timber and one 7023 in olive, from Derek Cardigan. The right shape can dramatically change your face, persona, and confidence level. This year’s hottest looks are cat eyes, dramatic patterns, and colorful arms. We’ve got you covered. To enter, tell me your resolutions by leaving a comment. Open to Canadians only. Random winners will be chosen Wednesday the 16th.

0 Designer: Derek Cardigan