Between a rock and a soft place

Between a rock and a soft place

Poor Fred Flintstone… Worked all day and came back home to ruthlessly uncomfortable stone furniture! I’m sure he would have loved one of these stone-mimicking foam stools. Designer Matthijs Kok did a spot-on job of molding soft PU Foam to look like a chunk of rock. Don’t let your eyes fool you, the stool is as soft as a baby’s backside. And with its three chrome legs, it looks like something the Flintstones would receive from the Jetsons!

0 Designer: Matthijs Kok

Interior Decoration: Vandal Style

Interior Decoration: Vandal Style

What’s amazing about the Sugarfree’s design is the way you react to it. For a split second, you’re overcome by disgust, followed by curiosity, and then finally by awe. Sugarfree is a wall-mounted clothes hanger that replaces the ever-so-boring hook with pieces of ceramic designed to look exactly like spat-out chewing gum. While I marvel the quirkiness of this lovely product, I urge you not to try making this at home!

0 Designer: Mr. Simon Design Studio

Your Best Refrigerator

Your Best Refrigerator

When buying a fridge, most folks look for one with increased storage space and at the same time it should be efficient enough to reduce energy costs. Verdant – The Eco Refrigerator is concept that dwells on this and more. It proposes a new experience and reduced expenses related to food consumption and food wastages. It helps create a healthier eco system by integrating a live greenhouse section within the body of the fridge. Cool innovation!

0 Designers: Yolegmma Márquez, Erin Glaberson and Emily Kvale

League of Extraordinary Accessories

League of Extraordinary Accessories

Think about what the term “futuristic” meant to people in the 19th century. The Daphne collection further modernizes that alternative future by bringing together old-world heirloom appeal and modern aesthetics into personal objects and accessories. The line between the two contrasting styles is more blurred than you would believe. Designers Peter and Matthew call this new style “Neo-Modern”. I call it “21st Century Steampunk”. What about you?

0 Designers : Peter M. Sim and Matthew Diaz

Music Gets Metal

Music Gets Metal

The Billet is a beautifully crafted music player that features aluminum as the hero. The concept uses micro-perforations and a hidden LED array that replaces the glass interface and display from behind. It looks sexy and very Apple – ish if you know what I mean.

0 Designer: Ted Renwick

Bicycles and Icicles

Bicycles and Icicles

The segway was made for the demographic that wanted to roller-blade while standing straight. I imagine there’s a niche group of people who feel the need to go bicycling in the snow.! Sno is a conceptual bike that brings an undeniable sense of style and a breath of fresh air to the existing Snow Bicycle. This new design aims at increasing efficiency and handling through its futuristic design approach. I won’t be surprised if the Tour de France happened in the Alps sometime soon!

0 Designer: Venn Industrial Design Consultancy

Backpack Precious

Backpack Precious

Call me the paranoid kinds but I’m a tad uncomfortable when it comes to carrying valuables in my backpack. When you’re in a busy place, it’s easy for a thief to open the zipper and take out stuff. The Circle Lock hopes to remedy this situation by integrating a finger-scanner-sensor to the zipper lock. Intuitive to use, the concept is very innovative.

0 Designer: Dahye Jung

This looks Pinteresting!

This looks Pinteresting!

Let not the Rocket Table deceive you! It won’t launch into space midway through your meal. The table design brings abstraction to furniture in a poetic harmony of wood and metal. Designer and maker Alon Dodo handcrafts all his furniture and I think he does justice to his craft. Talk about being simplistic and innovative in your approach … The Rocket is all about this!

0 Designer: Alon Dodo

Do It YourShelf

Do It YourShelf

Imagine you being able to right-click on your furniture and compress it into a .ZIP file. Would you believe me if I told you that designer Gerard de Hoop did just that? Frames 2.0 is an uber-minimal approach to your household shelf. All the components fit into a single rectangular plank structure. However, when you assemble it, it looks nothing short of grand. Frames 2.0 has every thing you need to display everything you have. A sort of jungle gym for all your belongings!

0 Designer: Gerard de Hoop

Bend it like Sammy

Bend it like Sammy

The Samsung BEND is a tablet concept that integrates various existing experimental screen technologies like flexible touchscreens and more. “The BEND can be bent into a kickstand and you can also fold the lower part inside out and use it as a transparent touchscreen keyboard.” On the tech side, the concept includes a revamped UI and upgraded Android experience. Sounds awesome and innovative enough!

0 Designer: Robrecht Vanhauwere

What if we could mount a bike on the wall?

What if we could mount a bike on the wall?

Need your city to have more space? Then how about a bicycle rack that fits on a wall and makes space for pedestrians. The Wall-Hanger Bike Rack is wall mounted and user-friendly. It affords easy parking and protects against theft. It may not be the best solution for city-cramped-spaces, but is a step in the right direction as far as ideation goes. Think about it!

0 Designers: Lee Jong Pil, Hong Sung Min, Jern Jae Yang & Kim Du Su

Putting the Light in Lightweight

Putting the Light in Lightweight

It’s been a while since I’ve seen an iconic/memorable lamp design after the Pixar logo, Luxo Jr. Designers at Gagan Design in Canada have been working on a lighting design that is built out of aerospace parts. The Maverick lamp is as beautiful as it’s sleek. Resting on two wooden legs, the Copper tube houses a strip of LEDs in a way that makes the design ultra compact and awe-inspiring. And it’s all made out of aviation parts. The cherry on the cake is, Gagan in Hindi means “sky”. What a lovely coincidence!

0 Designer: Gagan Design

Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction

Too bad Magneto never used his powers as a full-time magician. He would have made a killing. Now, for all of you who wonder what that would be like, here’s the Magnetation Stress Reliever. Spend hours playing with these Neodymium and Aluminium sticks and become the magnet flipping grand-master. Leave the coin-flipping to the mafioso!

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov