Never miss another sunset...

Never miss another sunset…

Almost unrecognizable as a clock, the limited edition Sun Set wall clock (available here) is unlike any other timepiece out there in both aesthetic and functionality! Beyond indicating precision time, the design also shows the sun’s exact position in the sky, the moment of sunrise and sunset, as well as the length of day and night. More than a clock, it’s also a learning tool that introduces a new perspective to the user who will visualize the length of a day and various times of the year like never before!

0 Designers: Andrea Ponsi & Alessandro Belli

Bionic Sailboat

Bionic Sailboat

This versatile sailboat design looks to the animal kingdom as a model for its floatation and unique wind-harnessing technique, emulating nature’s own time-tested solutions. The shape of the body takes inspiration from cetacean’s well-adapted shape to move through the water efficiently, while the dual-sail applies principles taken from seafaring birds. The “wings” tuck at the boat’s sides when not in use and can be raised quickly when it’s time to set sail.

0 Designer: Buzasi Szilveszter

Folded Java Maker

Folded Java Maker

I was in for a rude shock when I realized that my hotel in Milan did not provide for an electric kettle in my room. This is a given standard, however sometime we need to carry our kettles with us. For such situations (yes, I am picky about making my own coffee) the Novel is apt; it is a patented folding travel kettle, which is unique, thanks to its simple design.

0 Designer: Stanislav Sabo

The iSmart In Television

The iSmart In Television

All the great things you ever wanted in a TV, they can be found in the Smart TV Concept. WiFi, gesture control, currency conversion, weather report and much more! I agree that as a concept you can keep adding features that please you but if we look at this smartly, then the panel kinda design nails it for me. What do you think?

0 Designer: Vladimir Ogorodnikov

P&G Launches “Reinvent Olay Pro-X!” Contest

P&G Launches “Reinvent Olay Pro-X!” Contest

Every once in a while there comes a time when products need rebranding and redesigning. Think about it, the toothpaste you used as a child and what you use today are two completely different products. The key word behind the change has been innovation. Presently, P&G is ready to Reinvent Olay Pro-X and is inviting designers from the world over to participate in their new contest.

0 Deadline: March 25, 2013

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

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

Many thanks to all you wonderful designers for participating in the One Hour Free Registration Window organized with the red dot award: design concept team. All those who have their codes, please remember that 28th February 2013, midnight – Singapore Time is your last date for project submissions. After this timeframe, the free coupon code that you have will expire. In short – HURRY and upload your projects NOW!!!

0 Submission Deadline: 28th February 2013, midnight – Singapore Time

Ballistic Blender

Ballistic Blender

No, it’s not a missile, but this sleek hand-held blender will totally pulverize anything in its path! A great alternative to your average bulky countertop blender, the compact design saves space but packs just as powerful of a punch. The multipurpose blade is ideal for chopping, crushing, or purée in both shallow and deep containers, and with its protective guard it’s safe to use on glass, plastic or any other common material type.

0 Designer: Luka Bassanese

Transfurniture

Transfurniture

Anyone who’s lived in a studio apartment understands the frustration of not having room for a table. Besides providing a proper place to eat, many times the table also serves as a center point for entertaining guests. This ingenious convertible furniture piece is perfect for compact spaces, instantly transforming from 3 person sofa to 6 person dining table. Simply unfold the top/back, remove the cushions, & expand their legs to create a comfortable space to eat, play a card game, or enjoy other group activities.

0 Designer: Julia Kononenko

Predator of the Road

Predator of the Road

Considering that they’re the world’s fastest land mammal (and just plain cool), it’s surprising there aren’t more transportation designs inspired by the cheetah. Designer Balázs Filczer’s 2-seater V12 Cheetah-R concept is designed around the animal’s anatomical features which are completely built for speed: muscles, prominent spine, and robust stance. Like the fast cat- it’s lean, and mean, and looks like it’s in a constant state of muscle flexing!

0 Designer: Balázs Filczer

Knuckle-safe Umbrella

Knuckle-safe Umbrella

I simply love the clever use of a knuckle-supported form of the Brolly Rain Umbrella! It not only offers a more secure way of holding the umbrella but like the designer say, the unique finger hole grip allows your thumbs to remain free for safely texting or e-mailing in the rain (something no other umbrella can claim).

0 Designer: Brollytime

Lean On Me

Lean On Me

The ‘Lean to my side’ is a conceptual smartphone based more on form. It takes inspiration from the need of people to lean on each other for support. The asymmetric form and curve is on purpose but brings home the use of latest tech possibilities. As a result you have a phone that can expand its display and yet take advantage of a compact form.

0 Designer: Seung Hyun Lee

3D Designer's Heaven

3D Designer’s Heaven

PULSE is an all-in-one 3D animation station that aims to make the design process easier and more efficient by simplifying the commercial workspace setup. Noting that designers typically use many different controllers in various stages of animation, the workstation merges all components into one versatile completely modular workstation with 3 monitors and 4 controllers. Perfect for creating 3D visuals like the sweet vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Sangaroon Cheamsawat

Bright Bamboo

Bright Bamboo

Inspired by the wood-grass of the same name, the Bambú lamp adopts the form of the bamboo’s iconic, column-on-column shape in a multifunctional lighting solution with a subtle oriental feel. The smaller of the two sizes doubles as a stool, side table or even a bucket for keeping your sake cold while the other is primarily purposed as a planter for larger vegetation. In pure white polypropylene resin, it’s a durable and attractive addition to modern spaces, inside and out.

0 Designer: Santiago Sevillano