Urn en Vogue

Urn en Vogue

What’s the deal with archetypical urns looking so drab? Friends, if you’re reading this, please make sure my ashes end up in something a little sexier! Like the Urnel by Formboten-  it’s a minimal and modern approach to the outdated object for people who want to be stylish even after they’ve passed! Put me in the black one, k, thnx.

0 Designer: Formboten

Give Your Bike Wingz

Give Your Bike Wingz

The versatile Wingz Rack rethinks the way we transport gear on bicycles. Simultaneously radical and simplistic, the design differs from others by utilizing hinged bars that are able to be fixed in any position to accommodate a wide variety of gear, large or small. It’s a lighter, less bulky alternative to baskets and saddle bags. Simply secure cargo with the bungee strap and you’re good to go!

0 Designer: Beda Angelo Ignacio Pormentilla

Home Made Espresso Cup

Home Made Espresso Cup

It was interesting to observe the Italians get out of their homes and head straight to the café for their first shot of espresso to get them ready for their day ahead. I know many cultures follow this norm, but a good cuppa espresso can be enjoyed at home thanks to the single-cup espresso maker Piamo.

0 Designer: LUNAR

My Next iPad

My Next iPad

So the rumor mills are grinding out many new stories about a new iPhone and iPad; however none of them are impressive enough. Basically Apple has toted with shape and size more than anything else for the two devices. Designer Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso (love the name!) has his own vision for the tablet. It’s sleek, its sexy and its transparent! Now that’s something different right!

0 Designer: Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso

File sharing of the not so distant future

File sharing of the not so distant future

Dixie is an all-in-one file sharing device that makes it possible for all your gadgets to access files simultaneously via Bluetooth 4.0. Pair trusted devices wirelessly and seamlessly move files from one to the other using Dixie’s simple visual interface which is divided into four quadrants for each gadget. It’s perfect for use with tablets or phones that lack a USB port and great for carrying around and instantly accessing presentations or large music libraries.

0 Designer: Ardhyaska Amy

How's it do that?

How’s it do that?

No, you’re not losing your mind… the 2×4 lamp is just designed to deceive! A single 2×4, LED strip and frosted glass are suspended by near-invisible monofilament line, giving it the appearance of floating effortlessly before the eyes. Its decorative red cord is purposely left loose, dangling from the ceiling to enhance the illusion.

0 Designer: Alexandra Burr

Contemporary Craftsmanship

Contemporary Craftsmanship

The Made Collection from designer David Okum blends a beautiful, mid-century modern-inspired vibe with contemporary craftsmanship in a series of four distinct items – salt and pepper shakers, trivet, coat pegs, and desktop organizer. In a variety of materials ranging from American walnut and white maple to Coran and aluminum, each is an attractive addition to refined spaces.

0 Designer: David Okum

Vivacuum Varooomm!

Vivacuum Varooomm!

The Vivacuum is a compact cleaner for people who are visually impaired. The appliance gets its ‘Vi’ prefix by compounding the words visualize and vacuum. The way its works is very simple, the sensors in the vacuum perceive an object and then transmit it via vibrations to the user. One can choose the suction direction by controlling the steel-wheel of the handle. The Braille steel wheel makes it easy to work the thang. An interesting idea that can be further explored for this select market!

0 Designer: Namsun Do

For The Non - iPad Addicts

For The Non – iPad Addicts

The Blackboard Tablet is a simple reminder that we can use non-digital ways to communicate with family members and even make our famous lists. It offers good-old-fashioned fun and comes with a white bistro marker, although many colors of markers are available in craft stores. A considerate niche allows you to hang it up on the wall and its the perfect size to bring with you.

0 Designer: Jonathan Dorthe

Create your own binders full of women!

Create your own binders full of women!

The Eco Clip makes it possible to compose your own notebooks by recycling old drafts, clippings, or any other paper. The innovative design works with various sizes and paper thicknesses by simply folding the sheets at the edge and binding. It’s easy to create journals, doodle-pads, or custom presentations for use at home or the office. More importantly, there’s lest waste by reusing both paper and the plastic binder.

0 Designer: IGLOO Design

Vintage Fusion

Vintage Fusion

This original seating design called Statthocker transforms old-fashioned 1960s street lanterns into modern, stackable stools that pay homage to the repurposed material. Noticing that local discarded lanterns were the perfect seat height, the designers covered the tops in durable HI-MACS material and left the underside open for easy stacking. As an ode to the origin, LED lights are fitted into a milled recess beneath the seat, bringing new life and functionality to the recycled shades.

0 Designers: Oliver Bahr & Bastian Demmer

YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

Hideshi Hamaguchi’s formula for innovation is simple: !? – ? = ! [What – Oh this is the reason = Aha!] and this is what we got to see with the red dot award: design concept 2012 winning designs. Innovative solutions by a diverse group of designers from across the globe! For their 2013 competition, red dot award: design concept once again teams up with YD to bring for you the One Hour Free Registration Window that entitles you to a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries. Details Inside.

0 1-hour Free Registration Window: 6th Feb 2013; 8-9 am PST

Best Keyboard Ever

Best Keyboard Ever

This E-inkey Keyboard Concept is pretty awesome if you ask me. Imagine using e-ink screens as keyboard buttons that allow us to use different layouts and customize keys as per our needs or program we are using at that moment! The use of E-ink technology gives it the power saving edge as well as the option of being wireless. Simply love it, what about you?

0 Designers: Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksander Suhih