Lighting So Soft You'll Want to Touch It

Lighting So Soft You’ll Want to Touch It

Inspired by traditional Italian craftsmanship and mixed with Nordic simplicity, Fuse is a lamp in which the tactility of the materials plays an essential role. The result is a soft porcelain pendant lamp accentuated by a wooden pendant holder that together emulate the warm glow created within each cylindrical shade. Available in two sizes and three colors, there’s a style for every taste and motif!

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

New Eyeglasses - Derek Cardigan Giveaway!

New Eyeglasses – Derek Cardigan Giveaway!

It’s a new year so if you’ve been putting off for a new pair of specs for whatever reason, keep reading. Up for grabs is one 7019 in dark timber and one 7023 in olive, from Derek Cardigan. The right shape can dramatically change your face, persona, and confidence level. This year’s hottest looks are cat eyes, dramatic patterns, and colorful arms. We’ve got you covered. To enter, tell me your resolutions by leaving a comment. Open to Canadians only. Random winners will be chosen Wednesday the 16th.

0 Designer: Derek Cardigan

Skeletonized iPhone Case

Skeletonized iPhone Case

The MINIUM X-RAY iPhone Case is quite a quirky design. Its basic approach is to give you a clear view of your phone’s innards. You get a glimpse of the battery, the A6 chip location etc. Details on how the transparency is achieved is sketchy, but even if its a paint-job, it looks cool. This is hard case for iPhone5, but I’m sure they will have one for my iPhone 4.

0 Designer: MINIUM

Light Saber Can For The Sight Impaired!

Light Saber Can For The Sight Impaired!

The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane! It removes the inconveniences caused by a traditional cane for the blind and replaces it with scientifically enhanced saber-like device. Its designed not to be very long and uses rays and ultrasonic sensors to determine distance measurement, and thus help the sight impaired to navigate their surroundings safely.

0 Designer: Kim Tae-Jin

Cool Stool

Cool Stool

Named “270°” for the degree by which its 3 circular pipe mechanisms swing, this functional stool design is actually an all-in-one chair, desk and table! It’s the perfect multipurpose piece for both compact spaces and modern offices, effortlessly transitioning from seat to workstation with a simple pull of one of the panels.

0 Designer: Sankalp Sinha

Carbonate to Your Heart's Desire

Carbonate to Your Heart’s Desire

There are two types of people in the world- those who like flat water and those who appreciate their bubbles! As one of the latter, I can really appreciate this easy-to-use home soda maker. The SodaStream offers breakthroughs in functionality with one-touch activation and variable carbonation levels. Turn water into sparkling or soda with one simple snap, lock and press of a button.

0 Designer: Tamooz

Reclaimed Refinement

Reclaimed Refinement

The latest in a series titled Souvenir of the Last Century, the MMXII kitchen merges old and new in a stunning presentation of raw material and minimal aesthetic. The combination sink and stove design is composed of reclaimed iron and marble, thoughtfully repurposed to bring new life to the material as well as character to any kitchen space.

0 Designer: Nucleo

The Foolproof Lock

The Foolproof Lock

My bike got stolen! Been there, done that; so the focus has to be on how do we stop these bicycle thieves from getting creative at picking locks? Simple, let’s make it a foolproof locking system. Which is why the Saddle Lock looks to be a superb solution. You can quickly lock the bike by pushing back the seat into the locking position and make a quick stop to get your coffee.

0 Designers: Lee Sang Hwa, Kim Jin Ho & Yeo Min Gu

Water On The Go

Water On The Go

Bobble and their fraternity have brought in a new kind of water consumption consciousness. A new perspective in this line is the Vitamin Water – Water Purifier System. It basically combines the system of dispensing Vitamin Water along with tumbler sterilization. So all you need to do is place the bottle in its place and let the appliance do its work.

0 Designer: Yena Lee

iWhale

iWhale

This lovable iPhone 5 case’s iconic shape mimics the silhouette of a whale coming to the water’s surface to breath! While it’s uber-cute, it’s also highly functional. The tactile, curved back provides stability and comfort in the user’s hand, and the tail allows it to grip to a number of surfaces like handlebars, screens, or rear-view mirrors. Another adorable detail, the “blowhole,” is actually a 3.5mm port for headphones!

0 Designer: Seyook Lee

Table-gami

Table-gami

Origami often has the connotation of lightness and fragility, but the MIura table is capable of holding weight up to an astonishing 176 lbs! The design, inspired by the origami fold of the same name, transforms from a flat sheet of paper into a functional, robust piece of furniture in one quick, straightforward folding process. Easy to transport or store, and even easier to assemble!

0 Designer: Forrest Radford

The Germ-inator

The Germ-inator

The HH system offers instant hand disinfection for hospital staff and patient visitors in a more cleanly, fast, and efficient process. Users simply place their hands directly over the unit where two functional solutions are distributed- a hydro-alcoholic solution and plastic micro-ball solution. After scrubbing and washing, users can then place their hands under the unit where a UV DEL light indicates with a white glow areas where bacteria may still exist.

0 Designer: Diacre Nicolas

Glass Roots

Glass Roots

With colorful layers and an almost chem-lab aesthetic, the Roots series of vases are a clever twist on the classic tiered flower vase. The decorative objects, composed of blown borosilicate glass, can be used in two directions: one as a single vase for large bouquets or for grouped flowers that cascade down the side. You can own it here!

0 Designer: Giorgio Bonaguro