Literally out of this world!

Literally out of this world!

A few years ago, space tourism was utterly science fiction. But with private operations already underway and queues of wealthy travelers lining up, this ultimate thrill-seeker’s adventure has become a reality. The XLDron M Gravity concept sheds light on what we might expect from our future spacecraft. The dual vehicle design consists of a shuttle and “rocket-plane” that work in tandem to carry 4 crew and 10 tourists beyond the reaches of our atmosphere before gliding home. 

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

Take Your Work Outdoors

Take Your Work Outdoors

There is many a day I dream about taking my computer out of this stuffy office & working out in the open air! If you work a 9-5 job, then you know the feeling. Designed for public spaces like parks or campuses, the WorkaWay workstation serves as an office away from your office! Stations can be reserved with a smartphone app & feature a built-in computer or WiFi connection so you can use your own computer. Powered by solar panels on top, they’re a perfect getaway for anyone itching to get out of the office. 

0 Designer: WeLL Design

Big pixels are back!

Big pixels are back!

The 8-bit Bumper for iPhone 5 and 8-Bit Sleeve for iPad Mini hearken back to the beginnings of the video game revolution, when the music was awesome and mushrooms were the most valuable treasure! The pixelated design and jaggy edges complete the 8-Bit look and durable TPU material keeps iDevices safe. If Mario had an iPhone, this would have been his bumper… and you can own it here!

0 Designer: Big Big Pixel

Animals Getting Tipsy

Animals Getting Tipsy

Gotto love this clever wine rack that resembles the spirits of the animal kingdom! With the options of stocking your wine on a reindeer, elephant, penguin and Doberman, the choice is really tough. On a side note, you better assemble the wine accessory before you down a glass or two!

0 Designer: Choi Jinyoung - Conte bleu

A Better Cut

A Better Cut

You have to credit the simplicity that the Fusion Kitchen Knives exude. A literal mix of East and West, Industrial design and craftsmanship, the knife set blend in the common language of design and tell the story. Handmade in Kyoto as a limited edition by Japanese artist- craftsman Issei Hanaoka, these knives are inspired by the traditional Japanese art of wood crafting and they have a minimalist design: extremely simple yet modern and universal.

0 Designer: Andrea Ponti

Spikey Seating

Spikey Seating

Almost unrecognizable as a chair, Spike by Alexander Lervik looks more like some sort a torture instrument than seating object…. and we love it! The design was inspired by the designer’s observation of slanted rain and the tendency of the drops to create floating lines as they hurdle toward the ground.  Collectively, the turned ash rods mimic the curve of a body, making it completely safe to sit in…. we promise!

0 Designer: Alexander Lervik

Audio Eye-solation

Audio Eye-solation

The Sony EYEDIO speaker brings expert-level directional sound to the average user. The unit is capable of pinpointing sound, localizing it to a specific area so that only people in the audible zone can hear it. Thanks to its eye-inspired shape, EYEDIO can move in any direction, horizontal or vertical, without moving its location. Jam to your music without disturbing others, set an alarm only you can hear, or use it to get the attention of anyone in your line of sight!

0 Designers: Putri Lestari & Soka Pradipta

Transforming Moto Car

Transforming Moto Car

The Paraton-e concept merges motorcycle maneuverability with compact car practicality into a transformable urban commuter for the sensible thrill-seeker. The driver can choose between a configuration that leans and negotiates traffic like a motorcycle with a leaner profile, or a broader stance to deliver a stable and assisted driving experience with a reclined seating position suitable for higher speeds. Slim as a sidewalk, the variable width of the vehicle also makes parking a cinch.  

0 Designer: Frederik Dallmeyer

Paper Cup Speakers

Paper Cup Speakers

One of my fondest childhood memories is using paper cup telephones and even using them to amplify the songs playing on the radio. Based on similar lines is the RingIng Bluetooth Speakers. Crafted from flexible materials, lightweight and small in size, the design consists of two parts: Loudspeaker + Rubber Lens Hood. Simple and sweet!

0 Designer: Wooseok Suh

Designers Take To Blogging - 2013 Electrolux Design Lab

Designers Take To Blogging – 2013 Electrolux Design Lab

One of the biggest draws about this year’s Electrolux Design Lab competition is that they are giving a chance to explain their ideas and improvise on them through their personalized blogs. For example, the picture here seems to be vague and imaginative, but when you read the blog created by designer Adrian Perez Zapata, then you really get to understand why he thought of creating an automated cleaning system, consisting of hundreds of micro-robots.

0 Electrolux Design Lab: Blogs

Decorative Pots From Coffee Grinds

Decorative Pots From Coffee Grinds

Some say you can tell a real designer from a noob by the amount of coffee he/she drinks. Passion for good coffee seems to go hand in hand with those of us who define ourselves as “creatives”, but we’re also the same group of people who are first to step up when there’s an environmental issue. What about all those coffee grinds? Check out this Kickstarter project called POTHRA™.

0 Designer: Matthew Waldman, Kickstarter

3.5mm with a Twist

3.5mm with a Twist

The 90degree Adapter focuses on the ergonomics of one tiny, often overlooked, component: the headphone plug. It’s just plain annoying to have that rigid plastic jutting out from your phone, tablet, computer or other devices. The 90degree gets it out of the way by twisting near the intersection of the metal and plastic. The plug becomes flush with your device, making it easier to hold or rest in a case.

0 Designer: Mohammad Reza Navaei

Bookdesk

Bookdesk

There’s the bookshelf, there’s the desk… and then there’s the Bookdesk. As the name suggest, it merges the functionality of both into a compact workspace that’s great for small spaces. The minimal form goes to show that even a slight modification of an already simple structure can give objects an entirely new purpose! It’s perfect for a referencing your books quickly while you work or putting your favorite reads on display.

0 Designer: Damien Van Durme