Contemporary Crafstmanship

Contemporary Crafstmanship

Branca-Lisboa is a new product and accessory label for the home that was inspired by the magic light of Lisbon city. Each piece is the result of an experimental approach to the materials and production methods, uniting Portuguese craftsmanship traditions with contemporary aesthetics in an interesting blend of woods, metals and textiles. The line aims to reignite the era when products were developed with patience, expertise and integrity.

0 Designer: Marco Sousa Santos

Wild Stroller of the Savannahs

Wild Stroller of the Savannahs

The latest design from Casualplay, Kudu Stroller, just goes to show that inspiration can come from the most unexpected places! Inspired by the beautiful African antelope of the same name, this wild design takes from the elegant yet robust body of the animal. Simplistic lines and invisible welds also give it a seamless, minimalist aesthetic.

0 Designer: Casualplay

How Big Is Your Printer?

How Big Is Your Printer?

God forbid if you are the unlucky bloke who gets to sit on a table that houses the office printer. They are a blessing and a bane, simply because they occupy so much of space. Maybe this is why concepts like the Retractable Printer are much more appealing. Imagine a sleek device that spans out according to the size of paper you are printing. Simple thought for a practical way of working in an office! Super!

0 Designer: Neilson Navarrete

Most Buzzed Designs of September 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of September 2012

I completely resonate with Edward Tufte’s philosophy that ‘good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.’ A lot of times what we can’t express in words, because we lack linguistic skills or have communication barriers. At times like this, a simple illustration of our intent is sufficient to express our thoughts, as long as we are crystal clear about them. Here is a look at ten outstanding designs from September that were apparent with their ‘clear thinking made visual’ intent.

0 Designers: Various

Brush N' Play

Brush N’ Play

If you’ve ever tried to brush your dogs teeth then you’re familiar with the awkwardness that ensues. If they only knew you were trying to help! Here’s a clever way to trick stubborn pups into cleaning their teeth. The Q-Ring is like any other pull/chew toy but features a squishy bristled end that removes plaque, reduces gingivitis and stimulates gums. Simply twist the tactile, soft grip handle inside-out and it doubles as a frisbee!

0 Designer: Yunfan Tan

Innovation in Surgical Illumination

Innovation in Surgical Illumination

The APOLLO concept is a modular lighting system that provides flexibility in operating room illumination through the use of laser technology. Using laser light increases luminous efficiency from 170 lumen/watt opposed to LEDs with 100 lumen/watt and allows for more compact dimensions. Built-in sensors adapt to every situation by changing the direction of light and adjusting brightness autonomously as surgeons move around, allowing them to focus on the task at hand without interruption.

0 Designer: Entwurfreich

Captivating Cube

Captivating Cube

In designing the Urban Green Council’s EBIE Awards, designer Mark Pernice aimed for something beautifully simplistic, familiar but progressive, of the earth but ethereal, and organic in material but not in aesthetic. The result is this captivating cube. Though each award has the exact same shape and construction, they appear different depending on the viewer’s perception. The bioresin material was chosen for its affordability, soft smoky aesthetic and color variance which will change each year.

0 Designer: Mark Pernice

FILA X NOOKA by Matthew Waldman

FILA X NOOKA by Matthew Waldman

Our boy Matt Waldman is doing big thangs y’all. Like for serious. His latest project is a collab with Fila on a capsule footwear collection sure to please all futurists. With an eye always towards the future, Matt figures there no better physical metaphor than our feet. They literally propel us physically into the future one step at a time – that is unless you find a wormhole because then you kinda just fall in and end up god knows where. Love this collection. Let me say that again, LOVE IT. As of now looks like it’s only available in Asia.

0 Designer: Matthew Waldman for FILA X NOOKA

How Well Do You Rank?

How Well Do You Rank?

The popular A’ Design Award has just announced their World Design Rankings of countries. The numbers were crunched based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. It comes as no surprise that USA claimed the top spot or that Hong-Kong, Italy, United Kingdom and South Korea, figure high up in the list.

0 World Design Rankings: Found Here

Break The Cooking ICE

Break The Cooking ICE

ICE is the mix of a lamp, mood lighting and recipe database that can assist in making your cooking and dining experience even more delightful. The theme for this year’s Electrolux Design Lab was to create appliances that enhance your cooking experience by livening your senses. The ICE adheres to this in many ways.

0 Designer: Julen Pejenaute

Deceptively Simple

Deceptively Simple

The unique construction of the Ane stool gives the illusion of intricate complexity, but don’t be fooled… the multiple solid timber pieces are actually all of one shape positioned and cut in a dynamic way that makes them look significantly different. Individual pieces appear to float on its powder coated black or white steel frame, enhancing its striking aesthetic as well as its structural integrity.

0 Designer: Troy Backhouse

Autonomous Water Resource

Autonomous Water Resource

Inspired by the natural occurrence of water condensing onto leaves, the Leaf system uses the same principle to collect dew before filtering and turning it into usable water. A solar powered thermoregulator ensures the surface temp is always below the dewpoint of the surrounding air, triggering drops to form and slide into the carbon/sand filtering layers located in the “stem.” Depending on humidity, the unit can collect up to 15 liters of water every day!

0 Designer: Anurag Sarda

Private Fighter

Private Fighter

The Dassault Falcon S applies supersonic fighter aircraft philosophies to the executive jet, combining long range transatlantic capability and speed to the comfort of a wide body, high altitude aircraft. Marked by impeccable, angular symmetries, the overall aesthetic is at once futuristic, refined and discreet. I’ll take mine in chrome, please.

0 Designer: Samir Sadikhov