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

Urban Bike Trailer

Urban Bike Trailer

This creative addition to Tel Aviv’s “Tel-O-Fun” bike share program offers yet another incentive for getting around green-style! From groceries to surfboards, the Tel-O-Porter trailer makes it possible to carry around various cargo quickly & easily. The smart-hitch system keeps it stable, allowing the bike to move in 3 directions without restricting movement. Better yet, it’s easy to remove, doubling as a handle for easy manual transport through stores as a grocery cart. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Udi Rimon

Single Cuppa Coffee

Single Cuppa Coffee

The Single Cup Coffee Maker explores expressions like ‘curiosity’, ‘meditative’, and ‘surprise.’ Like Kay pointed out to us in the email, the design imbibes the phrase ‘form follows function’ along with ‘give form a meaning.’ Essentially this was a task to understand the possibilities of engaging the user with the above-mentioned elements. But if you ask a layman like me, it’s a superb ‘only-me’ kinda coffee hangout that I can start right on my desk!

0 Designer: Kay Heekyung Kim

Bringing Back the Walking Candle

Bringing Back the Walking Candle

This fresh interpretation of the walking candle holder, which in the antique form most of us are familiar with  is most often found in brass or iron, is composed of a modern blend of solid wood and ceramic. This modern take on the familiar fragment also features a hollow base, perfect for hiding trinkets or extra candles. It’s great as an old-school light source or aesthetic accent to any room.

0 Designer: Marie Dessuant for Another Country

A Step Towards a Plastic-Free Paradise

A Step Towards a Plastic-Free Paradise

The Ishke system tackles the devastating problem of plastic bottle waste in a new, inventive way that aims to replace plastic bottles with reusable stainless bottles fitted with RFID tags. The tag system facilitates cashless payment and even communicates bottle specifications and user preferences. Situated in public areas, Ishke offers the convenience, taste and trust of bottled water, but provides a brighter alternative to the destructive plastic container.

0 Designer: Jesse Leeworthy

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Dr. Prof. Peter Zec (Part II)

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Dr. Prof. Peter Zec (Part II)

As we close into Christmas and get ready for the holidays, it seems the perfect time to take a step back and reflect on how the year has passed by. Did we learn any lessons; could we have done anything differently and more importantly, how do we utilize the knowledge that we have gained through the year. While you ponder these thoughts, let’s add the Panama Story to our list. As promised, here is the second installment to Dr. Prof. Peter Zec’s interview conducted in Essen earlier this year.

For the Archaeologist Within

For the Archaeologist Within

Bones is a one-of-a-kind timepiece that was inspired by the strength and stability of the skeletal structure, and much in the same way our bones support our bodies, the bright ceramic shell protects and stabilizes the soft wood detail throughout the watch. The unique combination of materials and natural shapes creates an interesting, organic aesthetic that’s sure to be a conversation starter.

0 Designer: Antoine Pasdeloup