LogLamp

LogLamp

Inspired by the warm ambiance created by a wood-burning fire, the Log lamp instantly transforms from ornamental object to lighting element in just one motion. What appears to be a simple wood block becomes a lamp with a subtle glow simply by pressing the top, causing it to rise and expose the light. Press again to switch the light off and return the top to the lower position. Check out the vid to see how it works!

0 Designers: Jari Nyman & Olli Mustikainen

Love The iPad mini iFace

Love The iPad mini iFace

Those who have bought the iPad mini have completely warmed up to the downsized wonder and are actually appreciating its convenience thanks to its size. Imagine hauling the device in an oversized jacket, which completely defeats the purpose of a mini, right? Maybe this is why the iFace First Class Case is best suited for your precious Apple delight. Crafted from quality polyurethane, the case offers sturdy protection and grip while your browse through the tablet.

0 Designers: ACE Display [ Buy Here ]

Well Timed Closure

Well Timed Closure

The Subway Signal Light is a digital sand timer that intuitively changes color from green, to amber to red, informing the passenger through passive visual clues, that the doors to the train are about to close. As far as subway safety is concerned, you can’t be too safe. Just the other day I saw a lady get caught between doors because she tried to rush through the doors at the last minute. Hopefully visual clues will help people understand better that green says go and red says STOP!

0 Designer: Hyun Ju Park

Earth-Inspired Seating

Earth-Inspired Seating

The Mägi (Estonian for “mountain”) bench’s striking construction is composed of just two parts: the upper with simple and pure geometry that constitutes the seat in contrast with the lower base where jagged lines remind of stylized contours of headlands and mountainscapes while serving as both support and storage for books, magazines and other items.

0 Designers: Jari Nyman & Olli Mustikainen

We Still Love Nokia Concept Phones

We Still Love Nokia Concept Phones

A whole lot of people have given up on Nokia and the sad truth is that if you don’t keep innovating yourself effectively, the competition will eat you for dinner! Oh well, we do have some loyalists who would like to envision their next mobile phone as a handsome side-pop slider with a transparent screen frame. So say hello to this Nokia concept that looks neatly rendered and with some awesome specs. I’m sure if this were a concept Sammy branding then we would get more nods saying ‘aye we like this! Ah people!

0 Designer: Yanhan Li

A Cyclist Must-Have

A Cyclist Must-Have

Inspired by the high number of cyclist accidents in his native Portland, Oregon, designer Toren Orzeck developed the Orp combination horn/light to make cyclists not only more visible but “hearable.” The USB rechargeable, weatherproof design adapts to any standard handlebar and focuses on the concept of “here and hear” to provide a strobe-adjustable light and sound ranging from a friendly 76 decibels to a piercing 96 decibels to alert drivers of the cyclist’s presence. Simple and genius!

0 Designer: Toren Orzeck

WOODS: A Sound-Reactive Installation

WOODS: A Sound-Reactive Installation

This artistic installation, comprising 30 unique handmade redwood angelpoise lamps with classic tungsten lightbuls, emerges from the ground creating a structured landscape of responsiveness and light. The sound-reactive illumination takes the spectator through the emotional and physical journey of the performer at the center. The sequenced installation builds the setting, following the motion of the story while providing a consistent spacial response for the viewer. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Nocte

The nCredible nCycle

The nCredible nCycle

Don’t be deceived by the nCycle’s minimal aesthetic- it’s actually loaded with tons of extras & innovative features that set a new standard for future e-bikes. The design scraps the classic tubular structure for a sleeker, lightweight, hollow-bodied shell that protects the inner electric drive system. Other features include a built-in pocket for small cargo, a bar-mounted locking system, integrated headlights & speakers, & even a holographic display. Check it out!

0 Designer: Hussain Almossawi & Marin Myftiu

Good Design = Best IDEA! 2013 Registrations Are Open

Good Design = Best IDEA! 2013 Registrations Are Open

For more than three decades (33 to be precise) IDSA and IDEA Awards have stood for awarding excellence in the field of products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concept design. The 2013 registrations are now open with the Early Bird phase coming to an end pretty soon. What I really like about this award is that IDSA goes the extra mile to ensure designers get adequate exposure through exhibitions and tours.

0 Late Registrations Closes: Feb. 25, 2013, 11:59 PM PST

Time For The Nokia Pad

Time For The Nokia Pad

So we have the Apple and Samsung stables feeding us tablets at a steady pace. And its sad to see one company that ruled the roost, i.e. Nokia, get derailed off the tracks. So if we let our imagination run wild (or rather Jupeng Zhai’s) then this is how the next-gen Nokia Lumia Pad will look like. Not many concepts dedicated to Nokia these days, however this is one of those good ones.

0 Designer: Jupeng Zhai

Button Down Better

Button Down Better

Ever been flustered by a broken or missing button right when you are ready to walk out the door? Ah, we have all been through this at one point in our lives. For those like me who detest sewing, the Pin Button is a good option. A plastic button is superimposed upon a metal pin, which you need to push in and secure (as shown in the video), thus releasing you from the clutches of needle and thread! Yes, this pin button is my savior!

0 Designers: Kiho Jung and Mingyeon Jang

Encapsulated Audio

Encapsulated Audio

This futuristic, SciFi-inspired portable speaker design makes it possible to tote high quality audio anywhere. The dual speakers connect at the face to create a capsule-shaped case that offers complete protection. To stream your tunes just untwist, plug, and play… when you’re finished snap together, throw it in your bag and go!

0 Designer: Paulo Encarnação

Ultra-Compact Car Share

Ultra-Compact Car Share

The Citi.Transmitter is a versatile urban-transportation concept that expands on the shared-vehicle solution by offering a mix of eco-friendly modular units for a variety of needs. Using an innovative smart-hitch system, users can easily attach modules to the primary 2-wheeled car to carry more passengers or cargo. About a 4th of the size of standard cars, the ultra-compact vehicle makes getting around heavily congested cities a cinch!

0 Designer: Vincent Chan