Über-Functional iPhone Case

Über-Functional iPhone Case

I’m sure you’ve picked up on the trend of iPhone cases that do more than just protect the device- we’ve seen designs with kickstands and others with compartments for headphones. Finally, here’s one that has both! The Ö Case features a multifunctional component that stores ear-buds and also doubles as a stand to prop up the device. It’s still compact enough that the user won’t notice a difference in size.

0 Designer: Loyto Esineiden

Cozy Cooking Stove

Cozy Cooking Stove

Angoria incorporates a new fabric surface to cooking food; it allows cooking and heating directly into a tissue, without any extra kitchenware. Inspired by the biomimetic process in a watermelon, the appliances aims to make cooking a convenience using minimum utensils and procedures. The designer explains the working process, after the jump.

0 Designer: Ana Marta

Doodle-an-AC

Doodle-an-AC

Functional Window AC is a lighter-side-of-life take on window ACs and the general concept of owning updated appliances. With innovations in technology and frequent design changes, most window air conditioners get outdated pretty fast. By equipping this concept with a blank sketching surface, the designer suggests that we design our own AC covers and keep them updated with doodles and current themes.

0 Designer: Stephen Reon Francisco

Fascinatingly Simple - Part Tre!

Fascinatingly Simple – Part Tre!

The latest addition to the Rising series of furniture is this unique side table by the fantastic designer, Robert van Embricqs. Like the rest of the series, the final shape was achieved with strategically placed incisions to a single piece of wood. Functional, practical, and downright beautiful, it’s a great compliment to the other pieces in the series or great as a single accent.

0 Designer: Robert van Embricqs

Transforming Beemer

Transforming Beemer

The BMW Venture concept transforms from from a urban-commuting subcompact to  racy sportster with just the press of a button. Retracted, it’s the perfect size for zipping around the city, but extending the swing arm and front wheels gives a wider stance and added stability as well as a hot-rod style front end that adds to it’s striking aesthetic. Its futuristic style has a very subtle touch of retro-style but still maintains a familiar clean, BMW feel.

0 Designer: Chris Hammersley

Not Your Average Industrial Lamp

Not Your Average Industrial Lamp

This unusual lamp design goes to show that a little tape and cardboard can go a long way! Composed of just compressed cardboard and LED tape (along with a few other binding agents) the Amparo lamp makes for a versatile, cost efficient lighting solution that will work almost anywhere. Hang it, mount it, desk it, drop it, hold it… the list goes on! Did I mention that it’s flat-pack ready?!

0 Designer: Alejandro Delgado Charria

Skeleton Inspired Furniture Series

Skeleton Inspired Furniture Series

The Spaceframe furniture series is based on the natural form of a vertebrate- a central “backbone” element defines the overall shape of the chair and branches out into a set of “ribs” that form the seat. Composed of CNC machine-cut plywood, the components are planar until combined, without screws or adhesive, into the final 3D cross-bracing structure.

0 Designer: Gustav Düsing

On-road Life With A Cubie

On-road Life With A Cubie

The idea of the CUBIE car stems from the fact that people waste a lot of time en route to their work place, stuck in traffic jams. Capitalizing on the future system of shared transportation, the vehicle cabin offers an environment that is conducive to multi tasking. The interior design facilitates in-car activities like holding a meeting or getting work done using the laptop. Like Qi describes it, “CUBIE performs as a low-paced moving public or private space in the street. It creates a new on-road lifestyle, helping people get out of the busy time of a day.”

0 Designer: Haitao Qi

This Cup Doesn’t Fly

This Cup Doesn’t Fly

I love the convenience of a disposable cup, but sometimes you get handed a very shoddy one that tipples over at the slightest breeze. In fact recently at this out door restaurant, they served us our dinks in paper cups and just as I was half way through, the glass blew out with the wind, spilling the drink on the table. If it had the weighted option of the Cup Ring, then I guess no wind or accidental touch would dare to tip it over. So in way, though its not rocket science, Cup Ring is a practical solution to a very plausible problem.

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

3D Content Creation in a Slim Package

3D Content Creation in a Slim Package

ETOS represents a new approach to professional content creation, in particular 3D content. A tool for designers and architects that blends the familiarity of the pen, the intuitiveness of touch gestures, and the power of a professional workstation all wrapped in a convenient tablet-like form factor.

0 Designer: Daniel Kussmaul

What Laundry Day Looks Like in 2050

What Laundry Day Looks Like in 2050

The Orbit washes clothes without soap or water, blasting sublimated dry ice at high pressure into dirty clothes, removing dirt, grease and other particles from the clothing. Liquid nitrogen superconductor levitates the drum in the center of the base without friction, eliminating noise and making the machine self-sufficient. It may be far out, but it’s waaaaaaay cool!

0 Designer: Elie Ahovi

Comforting Headphones

Comforting Headphones

Tend is a project that focuses on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a disorder common in children with autism, Asperger’s, and other syndromes. Those suffering from the disorder find it difficult to transition between environments, such as going from a quiet car ride to a noisy restaurant. This solution maintains the volume between environments making the transition easier. Styled like modern headphones, the device also has a sporty look and feel that the user will feel comfortable wearing in public.

0 Designer: Mitch Soper

Cutlery In My Pocket

Cutlery In My Pocket

Forgot to grab some fork with that Subway salad, no worries we have the Credit Card Cutlery sitting in our wallet, ready to dig into some greens! The idea behind this flat-pack fork was simple, to design a disposable cutlery that can be packed and shipped conveniently, plus it had to address the needs of a specific market. Markets like airlines, local businesses, food festivals and catering companies that can add their logo to the die-cut biodegradable plastic sheet and use it as an advertising space as well.

0 Designer: Devon Briggs