The Outdoor Kitchen

The Outdoor Kitchen

N1 Kitchen System is intended for the outdoors but can be fitted into a compact home. The whole unit just shuts-shop and fits into a storage container for easy transportation. The kitchen features the three basic elements – the sink and prep area, the storage unit and the stove system; keeping it really simple and bare.

0 Designers: Kyle Thacker, Sarah Fung, Maxine Kim, Paul Methot, Xavier Yee & Jesse Kim

Parisian Perfection

Parisian Perfection

The latest collection of lighting by Ozone has all the refinement you’d expect from the Parisian design team. The designs vary greatly from one piece to the next but they all exhibit a reduced yet sophisticated aesthetic that fits perfectly in minimal environments and classic settings alike. Each is sure to be a focal point of any room it’s in.

0 Designer: Ozone

Off-Road Ambulance

Off-Road Ambulance

The RT 112 rescue vehicle was design to provide access to emergency help even in remote parts of the world where terrain can be difficult. The project combines modern off-roading technology like adjustable air-bag suspension, a tough polycarbonate Makrolon shell and even a telescopic light tower for viewing obstacles in front of the vehicle. The back section is completely customizable for use in a variety rescue situations. Hit the jump to check the vid!

0 Designer: Tomasz Siemek

Marina Living Done Right

Marina Living Done Right

Not so much a yacht as it is a floating home, the Rieul-Useful provides luxurious accommodations from the comfort of the marina. The second floor consists of two bedrooms, an entertainment lounge and complete kitchen but the really special part is what’s underneath- the S-shaped design features a private dock on the first floor with space for a single hull yacht up to 15m long, giving yacht owners access to their own private amenities versus sharing facilities with a large yacht community.

0 Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

Guessing Game #11

Guessing Game #11

What do you think this is? Hmmm, if you guessed it as a lock of some sorts, then I’ll hand it you; you’re pretty close. All I can say, it holds a ton of information….literally! All the best!

0 Designer: Beijing Technology & Business University

Getting Techie Onsite

Getting Techie Onsite

SoftSheet is a device aimed at making presentations of blueprints by architects, engineers, contractors and site workers, easy. While tablets do offer a degree of convenience, SoftSheet takes the screening a notch higher by taking advantage of a foldable, touchsensitive, transparent display. The technology is almost here, so it is quite plausible to imagine an architect showing his work to clients using the device and syncing his files from his USB or smartphone backup.

0 Designer: Gautham Varma for g3 Studio

One Foot in Front of Another

One Foot in Front of Another

The Walking Chair (not to be confused with a walker!) aims to make a parallel between the acts of walking and resting. The chair’s clever leg positioning achieves a visual sensation that the chair is frozen in movement. It really looks caught in mid-dance!

0 Designer: Luis Ribeiro

Soft Comfort

Soft Comfort

The latest collection from d-vision leaves little to be desired. Whatever your specific taste may be, the eclectic series is sure to have a design that speaks to you. Ranging from a cushy chair that folds into a box to a modern tuffet-style stool, they all share a common, subtle nod to classic furniture inspirations.

0 Designer: d-vision

Reduced to Beautiful

Reduced to Beautiful

Ask any designer and they’ll tell you the same thing- a winning balance of functional and aesthetic simplicity is harder to achieve than you might think. Take a few notes from the team at Bureau Puree because they’ve hit the nail on the head with this design: the Cone Lamp. It’s a gleaming example of simplicity and reduced design with a characteristic form.

0 Designer: Bureau Puree

Finger Lock the Door

Finger Lock the Door

Grabit is a door handle fitted with a fingerprint scanner. The door opens only if it recognizes the fingerprint, however that’s not the coolest part. What makes this design plausible and functional is the position of the scanner. It’s placed at the most ergonomically viable place, making the act of opening (or locking) a door, very fluid.

0 Designer: Donguk Seo

My Orange Squeeze

My Orange Squeeze

I really don’t see the point in an electric citrus fruit squeezer. I own one and end up putting in manual labor to hold the orange in place with firm grip. I may as well invest in a classy juicer like the Edwin; it is sustainable and made from smooth ceramic and wood. Squeezing the fruit will give my fingers good exercise and no more worrying about repairs! Unless I get clumsy and break the ceramic component, I guess I’m all set.

0 Designer: Natalia Coll

Exoskeletal EV

Exoskeletal EV

I’m not usually into super-compact cars but there’s no denying the draw to this unique beauty. The EXO concept is the result of a challenge to designers Mark Beccaloni & Mauro Fragiotta to create a minimal and compact yet realistically usable urban vehicle. Designed from the outside in, the external geodesic shape is not only aesthetically captivating, but provides serious strength to the structure.

0 Designers: Mark Beccaloni & Mauro Fragiotta

Print Your Dream House

“Print” Your Dream House

Amazing advancements have been made in 3D-printing technology, but designer Sebastian Bertram has taken it a step further, expanding the capabilities of 3D printing to large-scale 3D building. The Contour Crafter aims to keep up with demand for housing in urban areas with aconstruction method that combines industrial production and the technique of rapid prototyping. The robot “prints” contours of a building shell layer by layer using fast-drying concrete. Within just a couple of weeks, an entire estate could be produced.

0 Designer: Sebastian Bertram