Blue Experience Part 2

Blue Experience Part 2

Tolga Tuncer’s first version for the Facebook Phone was radical enough, simply based on its design. He takes his passion with the social networking site a step forward with this new iteration. It features a compact aluminum casing and a slider phone. A highly centralized user interface with a real physical aluminum wheel embedded with a Like-Button makes the phone ideal for FB fans.

0 Designer: Tolga Tuncer

Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt 'em

Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘em

I think it’s probably the childhood incident where I was helping my father to hammer in with some DIY project and I hurt my thumb pretty bad. But its put me off hammers for life! I guess the only way you can get me to bang in some nails is with protective sheaths like this Fear Not Hammer. Guides that hold the nail in place, allow you to hammer without the fear of hurting yourself. Please Hammer don’t hurt ‘em!

0 Designer: Cheng-Wei Wang

Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence

The life jacket is one of the most significant humanitarian designs in history and even in its simplest form it is responsible for saving countless lives each year. Designer Winslow Harte expands on its versatility by applying a variety of modern technologies that specifically aims to help those in danger of tsunamis. Embedded LED lights and a built-in GPS beacon make search and rescue efforts easier and a material blend of Duralite grid-weave, mesh pockets and Velcro flaps ensure its durability and ease of use.

0 Designer: Winslow Harte

Math Made Pretty

Math Made Pretty

If the shape looks familiar (maybe even scary!), it’s because the Paraboloid Lamp takes the striking shape of the hyperbolic geometric surface you probably saw in your algebra classes. A single globe is nestled in the center of a saddle-like grid of skew lines, creating a diffused glow that moves with the elegant curvature of the structure and peeks through the rhomboidal spaces. The version pictured here teeters on a solid base but flipped it might make an interesting pendant centerpiece.

0 Designer: Fernando Molas Garcia

Lumigon T2 Smartphone

Lumigon T2 Smartphone

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Apple is still KING of hardware design when it comes to smartphones. Yes Samsung and HTC have beautiful phones but they lack precision and a refined elegance. The latest Nokias are stunning and in some cases, rival their fruity competitor in design. It seems the Scandinavians are the only ones that really know how to design a smartphone. Minimalism has pretty much become their domain and if the Nokias aren’t proof, check out the Lumigon T2.

0 Designer: Lumigon

Commissioning Work: Micklish Part 2

Commissioning Work: Micklish Part 2

Catch up on part one if you missed it. In part two, I went back to see Curtis at the Micklish workshop and watched him make quick work of the metal legs. Most of the sideboard is complete. Each leg will consist of 3 metal rods welded to a plate that’ll be attached to the sideboard at delivery.

0 Designer: Micklish, Facebook

Bike Power!

Bike Power!

Two words: automatic shifting. But that’s just one of the things that makes the Hercules Topgear-S bicycle the perfect urban commuter of the future. No more fiddling with manual gear shifting, just touch and go. A contactless dynamo is integrated into the front wheel system to recharge the battery which powers the quick-shifter, headlights, a horn and even turn signals that are cleverly placed at the ends of the handle bars. Better yet, there is a USB port to charge your cell phone while you ride!

0 Designer: Harikrishnan.P.K

Time To Wake Up!

Time To Wake Up!

The adorable Sub Morning is quite a quirky way to wake up in the morning! The dang thing actually requires you to submerge it in water in order to shut it off. The crisp display and added advantage of being a submarine, makes it more of a bath-time toy than an alarm. Oh well, ducky will have to go if you want to play submarines in your bathtub!

0 Designer: Kim Min Jeong

Mobile Living With Glam

Mobile Living With Glam

Monohedron is a prefab house that is mobile and suits almost any environment or climate. The idea is to move away from the predictable comfort of a brick and concrete home to something more versatile as this. With the options of adding layers of floors as per needs, the concept of your dream home takes on a whole new meaning. Customized and prefab are two words that don’t usually gel together well, but looks like this mobile home has sort of nailed it.

0 Designer: Andrej Cverha

Oddly Adaptive Seating

Oddly Adaptive Seating

The Strucchair approaches modern seating design from a different angle; it aims to fit into irregular, ever-changing environments rather than traditional settings. The unique adaptive structure consists of several kinetic units held together by rubber hinges. Together they form two quadrilateral prisms that move independently to create a balanced and comfortable surface no matter how irregular the terrain might be. Confused much!? Don’t worry… there’s a vid to explain it all! Hit the jump to watch!

0 Designer: Dora Medveczky

Smart Streetlight

Smart Streetlight

Smart design meets urban light in this minimal LED street lamp design by Igor Solovyov. The steel and aluminum-cast lamp reaches upward with just a slight curve at the top; enough to cast a bright light to the sidewalk without overly-obstructing the view of the sky above. A cluster of large and small multidirectional LEDs ensure light is dispersed as efficiently as possible to the area below. 

0 Designer: Igor Solovyov

Abstract Nautical Bench

Abstract Nautical Bench

The Mola bench by Andrija Večenaj was inspired by his experience growing up in the seaport city of Rijeka, Croatia, where he would spend time watching the saves, docking ships and multitude of personalities pass through. The shape is an abstract representation of waves and boat hulls, exaggerated by planked wood that references the deck of the ships. A hollow concrete base supports the adjustable surfaces and gives the structure a catamaran-like aesthetic that compliments the nautical feel.

0 Designer: Andrija Večenaj

Sustainable Hanger Bag

Sustainable Hanger Bag

I love this simple and innovative solution to a sustainable carry bag. The H+Bag has a functional edge and combines a carry bag with a hanger. Most often stores give us beautiful, sustainable paper bags to carry our clothes back home. Now if we add a twist to the bag and fashion it as a hanger, wouldn’t that be a great eco-idea! Say, hello to the H+Bag!

0 Designer: Hyo Jun Jeon