Herbed Windows

Herbed Windows

Herbow is a rain shelter and a window herb garden. A very unique and unconventional combination, but one that works! Given the way counties like Japan have been upping their efforts in going green by growing creepers and other such plants on their building’s external walls, to lower internal temperatures and conserving electricity, these kind of gardens suit the urban landscape perfectly.

0 Designers: Hsu Hao-Po, Chang Yu-Hui & Chang Chung-Wei

Chic and Consious Toothbrushes

Chic and Consious Toothbrushes

Gotta love these custom toothbrushes by Yumaki! The series of 3 includes: KIRI- a steam pressed bamboo handle with burnmark, FURUI KAME, a faux tortoise shell handle with metal badge, and KICKFLIP, a biodegradable sugar cane plastic handle with lasered texture. Each brush also utilizes antibacterial bamboo charcoal blended nylon bristles for extended lifespan and enhanced hygiene. Do want! But wait there’s more…

0 Designer: Yumaki

Modular at Heart

Modular at Heart

The Alteia day boat concept might look like your average sailing vessel… crisp, clean and ready for the weekend, but it’s what’s inside that sets it apart. The design features a modular interior that can be easily transformed to suit the needs of the user. Designed primarily for chartering, the versatile interior makes it possible to cater to different clients based on their preference and intended use. Choose between entertainment, race-ready, and comfy modes!

0 Designer: Julien Boucher

2 Seamless Kitchens by Karim

2 Seamless Kitchens by Karim

No, this isn’t the cockpit of the Starship Enterprise, but it is a space-age looking, futuristic vision of the modern kitchen that utilizes the extraordinary properties of HI-MACS acrylic stone. The smooth, 100% non-porous surface is ideal for use in the kitchen. Easy to clean, hygienic and extremely resistant to heat and chemicals, it’s especially suitable for food handling.

0 Designer: Karim Rashid for Aran Cucine

Rock Paper Matchstick

Rock Paper Matchstick

The Traveler’s Paper Kit is an amazing basic survival kit for travelers where ready tools are available and crafted from a sheet of paper. Folded into a pocket book-style sheet, the kit includes a waste basket, a solar compass (with a northern star chart on the reverse side) for finding north, a position maker (for retracing one’s steps later), a reflective card (that can function as a distress signal), a finger-pressure therapy chart (for alleviating bodily pains through traditional Oriental palm-stimulation methods), a matchstick, and a cup.

0 Designers: Various

Chapel of Simplicity

Chapel of Simplicity

When we hear the word “chapel,” we imagine a grandiose, highly stylized structures with heavy symbolism throughout. The Saint Francis Chapel is easily considered the antithesis to the ubiquitous design. Reduced to just the structural components, this small, concrete chapel is void of symbolism and distracting over-styling, making it essentially just a room for contemplation. Upon completing their reflections, visitors can ring a bell (the most complex element of the chamber) to conclude their experience.

0 Designer: Rafael Hintersteiner

Pretty Public Potty

Pretty Public Potty

As useful as porta-potties might be for concerts, festivals and other events, they have become a symbol of… well… just plain nastiness! We’re long overdue for a new standard of portable restroom and the FACETOCH is a step in the right direction. The mobile unit includes both men’s and women’s facilities and utilizes solar energy and water recovery to operate while also focusing on privacy and hygiene. If nothing else, the aesthetic is just a helluva lot more inviting!

0 Designer: Clément Laurence

The Ducati Hunter

The Ducati Hunter

I love my Triumph and rarely give second glances to other supersports, but daaayum this bike would get more than a head turn from me! Stylistically, the Arac ZXS looks something like a hybrid of Jap brands and the Italian Ducati, none of which hold a match to the ZXS’s extremely robust body and aggressive stance. This v-twin beast is 100% street fighter. As with any concept, it’s hard to say what the performance is like, but judging by the mean look on its face, it’s probably safe to say that it’s somewhere between breathtaking and heart-stopping.

0 Designer: Mako Petrovic

Mouse With A Clip!

Mouse With A Clip!

Although tablets are the way to go, many folks still rely on their laptops for their meetings. Designer Frank Guo innocently muses at the thought of using a laptop mouse, which can be cumbersome. As a solution he’s drawn up on the Clip Mouse, which requires no carrying. Its unique ‘C’ shape and flexible material provide an easy way to affix the mouse to a laptop. Simply slide it on from the side and it attaches to the laptop securely.

0 Designer: Frank Guo

Hot Outdoor Lunch

Hot Outdoor Lunch

The Green Cooker is an outdoor cooking appliance that utilizes Solar panels and water for it’s functioning. Design-wise it features a flat retractable cooking panel that allows you to conveniently cook food while camping. It folds up to a column size and makes perfect sense as a portable appliance. Although working details are sketchy, it doesn’t take away the fact that the cooker can become a clever addition to any camp-supply system.

0 Designer: Shou-Yang Huang

Inspirational Tableware

Inspirational Tableware

In a world of fast food and quick meals, it’s easy to lose sight of the age-old tradition of family time over dinner. Purpose Plates are a clever reminder of this valuable experience and aim to bring us back together by introducing a playful game written directly on the dishes. Point the arrow of the top plate at the person you want to talk to and match it with the phrases of the bottom plate to create conversation-starting sentences. It’s an educational and playful way to get families talking again!

0 Designer: Andrea Rekalidis Designer

Wireless Inductive Ironing

Wireless Inductive Ironing

If you’ve ever had that freak out moment when you can’t remember if you left the iron on then you’ll appreciate this cordless high-tech design. The Smooth Inductor is an energy-saving iron that utilizes a ferromagnetic sole plate system that only heats when in contact with the included induction board. The semitransparent body offers a clear view of the plate and the fact that it’s wireless means it’s free of a cumbersome electric cord.

0 Designer: Kristine Erdmann

Skin Your Apple Keyboard in Wood

Skin Your Apple Keyboard in Wood

Crafty people with nimble fingers would love this. Lazerwood makes thin wood veneers that turn those slick aluminum keys into rich, tactile wood. Time consuming yes but the results look amazing. Each piece is laser cut so if anything is off, you have no one to blame but your hands. Available in walnut or cherry for all MacBook unibody models and wireless keyboards with English layouts. Would any of you do this? Maybe we can do a giveaway for someone willing to try.

0 Designer: Lazerwood Buy it here