Deceiving Softness

Deceiving Softness

Inspired by the caterpillar’s many co-functional legs, this stool by the same name features interwoven plywood pieces that move and reshape to adjust to the seated person. Though it appears rigid, the design is unexpectedly flexible and elastic as the links (held together with bungee cord) mold to the user’s body.

0 Designer: Hyeonil Jeong

Just a Lil' Bling Bling!

Just a Lil’ Bling Bling!

The Invert collection of concept jewelry takes subtlety to a whole new level! The series, which includes earrings, wrist band, necklace and rings was designed with the idea that the user should wear the jewelry for themselves rather than for other people to see. The designs leave the gem stone almost totally unexposed, keeping the rock closer to the wearer and giving others who see it just a glimpse of the bling underneath.

0 Designer: Melany Wimpee

Functional Beauty

Functional Beauty

The AERO chair’s simple interlocking technique makes for a functional and downright gorgeous design that’s sure to withstand time. The design, composed of just 2 pieces, can be assembled simply by sliding the back/front-leg component into the slit of the seat/back-leg piece. Its unique support system, immediately apparent in its aesthetic, makes it just a little easier to store and transport.

0 Designer: Jean-François Roulon

The Upward Drift

The Upward Drift

The Lumiru is an intriguing concept that involves a fan and its upward drift. The basic premise is to draw inspiration from the winters of Nordic countries and mesh it with inexpensive materials and yet recreate a spectacular fan and mood element with the integrated light. As the designer explains, Lumiru works in essence the same way as a ceiling fan by blowing air to the roof causing a calm wind throughout the space.”

0 Designer: Arttu-Matti Immonen

Skippy The Scooty

Skippy The Scooty

Love the thoughtful SRV .h concept. It is an eco-friendly concept vehicle that is best suited for shopping and mobility. Basically this commuter scooter can transform to a helpful shopping cart via some simple folding steps. Details that include a cradle for storing your phone makes this such an awesome thang. Elegant and functional, this is my scooty of the future!

0 Designer: Chiu-YenKai

A Dog Your Cat Will Love

A Dog Your Cat Will Love

Cats can finally get claws in their natural enemy without any repercussions! Lumpi is a clever scratching post design cast in polyester resin wrapped with tough sisal cord, protecting your furniture and keeping other belongings safe from scratch marks. Paws crossed that kitty doesn’t confuse Lumpi with Bruiser!

0 Designer: Erik Stehmann

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Finally, a counter-worthy kitchen scale! The unique design is as simple as it is elegant, and utilizes the flexibility of its curved metal support to accurately display weights up to 250 grams, all without the need for electricity or batteries! Way better looking than those mini digital scales!

0 Designer: Nadav Caspi

Forget iPhone 5, It’s Time For iPhone 6!

Forget iPhone 5, It’s Time For iPhone 6!

If you are still dealing with conceptual iPhone 5 phones, then I reckon you are late in the game. The stakes have moved up to the iPhone 6, a concept where the home button is moved to the left side of the phone (used with the thumb), leaving a huge screen space for one to enjoy. In this mockup, Antoine uses ergonomic grip quite cleverly and formulates it with dimensions 125 mm x 63 mm with a 4.9-inch screen. For a first round of concepts, it looks interesting enough, what do you think?

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux for NAK Studio

Open The Damn Door

Open The Damn Door

Ok so you have too many drinks, its dark and the door won’t open. Obviously you need to insert the key, but the point is, sober or drunk, many of us do end up struggling with the key and keyhole. Concave Lock follows an annulus pattern with a fluorescent ring that glows in the dark. Because of the concave surface of the lock, the design allows you to slide the key into the keyhole on the first try! Superb!

0 Designer: Poh Liang-Hock

Finger Friendly Cutting Board

Finger Friendly Cutting Board

Pego is an all-in-one solution that’s here to replace the cutting board. The design consists of a cutting surface, secured knife and pegs that are used to hold food in place while the user chops, dices and minces- keeping fingers out of harms way. It’s particularly useful for kids learning to cook!

0 Designer: Rowan Williams

World of Worms

World of Worms

Like many kids (and much to my parents dismay), I was mesmerized by worms! The Miniville compost system capitalizes on this obsession, teaching kids the importance of worms and composting through an interactive, modular “city” structure that gives little ones a first-hand look into the process so they can… well… see how worms work!

0 Designers: Various

Wall Saver

Wall Saver

A floating bookshelf can be a great storage solution and minimal accent to any wall, but not every wall is prepared to hold the supports that the shelf rests on. This design, called OPEN, is a shelving system that achieves the same floating aesthetic without the need for wall mounts. The shelving boards dangle on super-thin but strong fishing line that mounts to the ceiling. Better yet, the shelves can be adjusted without having to remove and replace hardware.

0 Designer: Frederic Julian Rätsch

Nooka Launches Innovator Series

Nooka Launches Innovator Series

Nooka recently launched the first series of ongoing conversations and interviews with some of the world’s most influential innovators and thinkers. The first edition contains jeweled tidbits from Dennis Crowley – co-founder of Foursquare, Natasha Jen – Pentagram’s newest partner with clients ranging from Nike to the Guggenheim, and Shaun Ross – male model whose albino genetic proclivity have turned the idea of beauty upside down in the fashion industry.

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