Awesomely Atypical

Awesomely Atypical

We’re loving this weird design! The Inception chair aims to break our ideas of the stereotypical chair in a number of ways. The striking elongated backrest’s divided planks sweep forward in random opposed to the classic elegant swoop backwards. According to designer Jong-Dae Ryu, this is also a functional enhancement, giving the seated person a place to hang a hat, bag or jacket. Additionally, a single arm rest on the right side is an uncommon feature that plays with the viewers perception and positioning when seated.

0 Designer: Jong-Dae Ryu

Shape Shifting Solar Lamp

Shape Shifting Solar Lamp

One look at this modern lantern and it’s clear just how versatile it is. While it makes a great table or floor lamp, the tripodal design’s three bendable arms also make it possible to affix to the most awkward of surfaces or other objects to direct light exactly where you need it. Better yet, it’s entirely solar powered, utilizing solar-cells located on each arm to harness the sun’s energy.

0 Designer: Lenka Czereova

Unmonitored Bathtub

Unmonitored Bathtub

The Water Lock is an automatic water meter and a locking device for use on bathtub taps. What you need to do is simply set the desired volume of water for the bath and let the bathtub fill up unmonitored. You generally know how much water you would like to fill in for your bath, so after the set amount has been filled, the flow automatically stops. So you end up avoiding overspill, wastages and have the freedom to do other stuff while you run up your bath water.

0 Designers: Various

Reclaimed Wood For A Better Watch

Reclaimed Wood For A Better Watch

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” I love this tagline and the simple truth behind it. Essentially this is a direct lift from WeWOOD Watches and they are compelling me to think about what I can do for my planet, even if it’s through Product Design. Sure, haute horology is something everyone craves, but how many can truly say that what they are wearing is something that reminds us of a tree’s powerful way of life; rooted, yet reaching.

0 Designer: WeWOOD [ Buy it Here ]

Sustainable Orgami Lights

Sustainable Orgami Lights

Using his own original origami folding compositions, designer Jiangmei Wu’s latest creation is this series of light fixtures made from recycled cotton paper and LED light bulbs. Each shade can be compressed into a flat piece (for easy shipping or storage), but once folded they are entirely self-supportive. Organic in construction and material, it’s a beautiful collection that is at once simple and intricate.

0 Designer: Jiangmei Wu

The iPhone Theater Experience

The iPhone Theater Experience

Sure, the iPhone is capable of playing full-length movies… but what’s the point? Mr. Perfect isn’t so perfect when it comes to the right ergonomics for watching your favorite flicks. That’s where the iPhone Theater comes in. It’s a headphone/phone holder combo with a slightly steampunk aesthetic. I chuckled a little too… but it’s actually pretty awesome! I don’t care how many looks I get… I waaaaants it!

0 Designer: Mike Enayah

Bye Bye Old Lightbulb

Bye Bye Old Lightbulb

The latest addition to Hall Design’s bespoke line of luminaires, the Mise En Abyme lamp series represents the archetype of the incandescent lightbulb, paying homage to the classic object that is quickly being phased out. The wooden, bulb shaped covering is suspended by wire from a wall-mount and is easily adjustable to the user’s height preference. It’s a clever foreshadowing of the fate of the incandescent bulb, and will serve as a reminder years after they’re gone!

0 Designer: Hall Design

Sailing Plane or Flying Ship?

Sailing Plane or Flying Ship?

This futuristic vessel called the Shark, is part airfoil/part speed cruiser and flies close to the water, lifted into the air by its aerodynamic hull. The wing shaped blade underneath lifts the vessel as speed increases, creating an effortless glide over high waves. Less hydrodynamic drag means low fuel consumption, higher speed, and a smoother ride. The sharp aesthetic, highlighted in Ferrari red, is sure to be a head-turner on, in and above the water.

0 Designer: Aguila Design

I’m Not A Hanger!

I’m Not A Hanger!

For once I am in total agreement with a designer’s explanation so I’m quoting word-for-word! “In general, we like to hang things on a chair. However, the back of chair is not a place to hang clothes. Angry Chair expresses such feeling toward men’s behavior by giving up the role of clothes hanger.”

0 Designer: Yena Lee

The PowerCutter Convenience

The PowerCutter Convenience

You may disconnect the charger cable from your device, but the truth is that power consumption continues till you actually switch it off from the mains. We are well aware of this problem and before this Brady Bunch, we have had quite a few designers come up with solutions to resolve it. What we have here is the PowerCutter, a charger cable with a built-in switch inside the socket. One of the entrant wires connects directly to the switch, and it is turned off when the socket is not connected to a device.

0 Designers: Various

Light Duality

Light Duality

The Glint lamp is a simple two-part design that combines a single unattached bulb with an angular metal structure for directional light or subtle ambiance. Two magnets embedded in the bulb’s cork socket allow it to be positioned above, below, behind or anywhere else the user chooses. The metal structure is ideal for holding books or magazines – simply position the light to your liking for the perfect glow when it’s time to read.

0 Designers: Filipa Mendes & Gustavo Macedo for Galula

Building Blocks to Get Your Wheels Turning

Building Blocks to Get Your Wheels Turning

Maykel Roovers’ latest project, titled Critical Block Miniature World, examines the sharp contrast between the innocent, small world-view of children & the serious, large (and at times painful) adult world. A second glance reveals that these cute toy blocks are a miniature version of a nuclear power plant- a representation of modern political & societal issues for adults… but to children, a harmless play thing. No matter who you are, it’s sure to spark your imagination!

0 Designer: Maykel Roovers

Obsessively Clean About The iMac

Obsessively Clean About The iMac

As a proud user of the 27” iMac I can totally resonate with the idea of hating clutter and wires on my desk. When you have a beautified station with wireless keyboards, wireless mouse and Bluetooth headphones, a handy charging iPhone Dock with wires can mar the aesthetics. Unless you pick the OCDock, a hub to charge your device in the neatest possible way, using your iMac of course! Have a look….

0 Designer: Obsessively Clean Desk