Ripples of Light

Ripples of Light

An expansion of Richard Clarkson Studio’s nature-inspired designs, the Rain Lamp circulates actual water to create a stunning, shimmering ripple effect. To achieve this, the pendant utilizes a hidden peristaltic pump and LED bulb. As drops fall, they disturb the larger pool to create a mesmerizing and soothing pattern of shapes and shadows. Watch it in action after the jump and own it here!

0 Designer: Richard Clarkson Studio

Lights, Camera, iPhone!

Lights, Camera, iPhone!

I regret to say that the DSLR is probably dead. Smartphone photography, or “phonography” has become completely viral and convenient. Apple now plasters billboards with massive size prints of photographs clicked on the iPhone…and they’re good. However, they can be better. How, you ask? With Klyp, from Manfrotto, one of the largest makers of premium photographing accessories for the iPhone.

0 Designer: Manfrotto

A Better Kettle

A Better Kettle

Sometimes product design can be as shallow as making a product look more aesthetic, and I don’t see any harm in that. Especially if it makes a significant difference in the appearance. For example this Kettle Design is all about the looks and nothing about a change in functionality as such. However, the design is impactful. Sweet!

0 Designer: PD Design Team

Listening to Light Music

Listening to Light Music

Description: First came the incandescent bulb. Then the CFL light, then the LED bulb, and then the Smart LED bulb. What’s the next step of innovation in the field of illumination? The LED Audio bulb! Sony’s got it all figured out. If you’re going to connect your smartphone to your LED bulb in the first place, you might as well give it something to boast of apart from the usual ability to change the brightness and colors and whatnot.

0 Designer: Sony

A Boost of Bamboo

A Boost of Bamboo

From the creator of the Beacon Alley Skateboard comes the Bamboost e-Bike with the same high-performance, woven bamboo sandwich core construction. Introduced as a pedal-assist bike, it utilizes the Sram e-Matic system to move commuters and city riders (especially on hilly streets). Also for commuters, an integrated, detachable leather messenger bag can hold a rider’s bike charger and lock with plenty of room left for lunch!

0 Designer: Lance G. Rake

It’s Time To Signel A Change

It’s Time To Signel A Change

The ‘SIGNEL’ (Electroluminescent Signaling Glove for Urban Cycling) integrates an electroluminescent signaling area that follows the physiognomy of the hand. In lay terms it simply means that the gloves glow in the dark and provide illumination so that you can easily indicate your turns, even in pitch darkness.

0 Designer: Sandra Chavarro

Defrosting For Good

Defrosting For Good

Imagine being stuck in an avalanche or being snowed-in at mountains and with little time for rescue. At such scenarios, the implements that we use matter the most. The Saviour is an ice rescue board that can be used by a single rescuer thanks to its built-in winch. The design is such that it factors in time and deployment in the quickest possible fashion. It’s something that can be done, hence should be considered.

0 Designer: Yoon Hoon

Kids Get Physical with Gaming

Kids Get Physical with Gaming

Gaming is here to stay which means the problem of kids being sedentary isn’t going anywhere either! To help combat this, the PowaBand measures their physical activity like a fitness band but ties into their favorite existing games and gives them in-game rewards, unlocks, boosts or other relevant bonuses as they grow more and more active. GENIUS! Keep an eye out for crowdfunding this summer!

0 Designer: Rob Bye

Beautiful Bends

Beautiful Bends

You won’t see any screws or glue in these multilayered seating design by Bar Lavi. Instead, you’ll find just a single bolt that holds its bended strips of beech or poplar wood together at one point. Called the Bended Stools series, one is seemingly wild and random while the other appears purposeful and organized. Both, however atypical, are an elegant twist on stool-style seating that add sculptural style to any modern space.

0 Designer: Bar Lavi

The Dewdrop Tree

The Dewdrop Tree

My trip to Africa was the most memorable and the one thing that I take away from it is the stark reminder of the desert and its arid face. Water is a real issue and although new innovations are making life easier, we still have a long way to go. The Dewdrop Tree is a water collection unit that biomimics a tree and traps dew to collect water for use. Take a look at how it works.

0 Designer: Taesik Yoon

A Better Looking Scent

A Better Looking Scent

Car accessory company SteamEngine’s perspective on the automotive air freshener is that it should work much in the same way as a high quality speaker; with an enveloping and consistent aroma. The resulting form is speaker-like and works with the car’s ventilation system to distribute scents evenly. In aluminum alloy, beech wood and Alcantara, it blends in seamlessly with high-end interiors.

0 Designer: SteamEngine

Begin Your Gift Legacy

Begin Your Gift Legacy

The Messenger is a thoughtful, minimalistic and highly interactive sculpture. Inspired by the carrier pigeon, the avian sculpture was designed to be gifted and re-gifted with a special note, traveling the globe from friend to connected friend. Each Messenger has a unique ID number that allows you to register it online, set up a profile, and track all the places it’s been with an online map. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Nomadic Gifts

Bug-inspired Water Pack

Bug-inspired Water Pack

This wearable adventure accessory called the Portable Water Storage Unit utilizes bug-biomimicry to harvest water vapor in the driest of areas. Inspired by the Namib desert beetle, the backpack gathers water from the air using nanoscale bumps with hydrophilic (water attracting) tips and hydrophobic (water repelling) sides. When aimed at morning fog, droplets will materialize and fall down channels into a reservoir for drinking.

0 Designer: Olcay Tuncay Karabulut