This Ain't No Piggy Bank

This Ain’t No Piggy Bank

It’s a bill bank! The BB Billosaur is the first ever redesign of the piggybank where coins are not welcome. Circular holes line one side from top to bottom so that rolled bills can be inserted from top to bottom to fill the porcelain container. Cork stoppers push bills all the way in and give it a unique, prehistoric look.

0 Designer: George Lee

D.I.Wild!

D.I.Wild!

Now your desk can take a walk on the wild side with this cutesy, novel twist on a few familiar items that are not only DIY, but flat-pack-ready and eco-friendly! Cut from recycled cardboard sheets, the ECO DIY Collection includes a lamp, clock, speakers, pen holder and bookmark. Each takes the form of a wild animal favorite and can be assembled simply by folding. No glue or cutting required. Hit the jump to check em’ out!

0 Designer: Eduardo Alessi

The Hunger Table

The Hunger Table

Every year 15 million children die of hunger. 925 million people are malnourished. Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger. These are just a few of the facts that inspired this thoughtful design, the Hunger Table. The multi-wood, pie chart table top represents these statistics so that those dining on it will be mindful of others starving around the world. It’s a tangible reminder of an easily overlooked problem and a great example of bringing awareness in a clever and impacting way.

0 Designer: Luís Porém

Sexy Sektorus

Sexy Sektorus

For no apparent reason Sektorus goes very well with ‘sexy’, so let’s just stick to that. This beautiful quartz watch designed by the good folks at Art Lebedev Studio. It features the body merging with the band. Two wedged displays showcase the hours and minutes/seconds separately; the date appears in a small window. The band is crafted from a flexible silicone material and fits your hand snugly. The body is all aluminum and super sexy!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Guessing Game #13

Guessing Game #13

Lucky for some, Guessing Game #13 is here with the inevitable question….what is this?

It is an Industrial Design Project, it is something to do with what the Chinese really love; Brits have their own unique way of consuming it and the Indian household would go into a tizzy if this were absent. What is it?

0 Designer: Eunjae Lee

Warm Toes In Winter

Warm Toes In Winter

Winter is far away and so it this concept-to-reality project, notable however is the idea of an alternate solution to keeping shoes dry and warm. Warm Shoestring is a project where shoelaces are made from a specialized fire-resistant material and that plug into an adapter. The adapter regulates the temperature and the string warms up the shoes. Its ideal for countries that experience bitter cold and where shoes take longer to dry up.

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

Advanced Crutches

Advanced Crutches

Arman Kirm’s Fulcrum crutch design features enhanced ergonomics and functionality that together make life just a little easier whether you’re recovering from an injury or suffering from a permanent mobility impairment. Tactile, silicone grips and an adjustable arm support give relief to tired hands and arms and a wide, rubber bottom tip increases traction and decreases injuries related to slipping. The multifunctional design’s arm support can also be removed, instantly turning Fulcrum from a crutch to a cane!

0 Designer: Arman Kirim

Modern Log Holder

Modern Log Holder

It’s hard to find a firewood rack that doesn’t have a rustic, craftsman aesthetic. Those with modern interiors usually end up improvising with a piece of furniture that wasn’t designed for this particular use. In pure white or black, the Fleimio Wood Trolley, however, has a robust yet sleek look that fits in perfectly with contemporary spaces. Oversized wheels make it easy to carry wood inside or move when space is needed.

0 Designer: Tero Jakku

Star Wars Fans - I Give You X-Rings

Star Wars Fans – I Give You X-Rings

One of my favorite companies Black Badger Advanced Composites just released another amazing set of rings, this time inspired by the Star Wars universe. Appropriately called the X-Rings, each one is graphic in appearance and handcrafted from DuPont Corian. There’s more though – they GLOW! If you’re a Star Wars fan from the original trilogy, it may be time to put away the toy X-Wing and upgrade to an X-Ring. REAL DOPENESS!

0 Designer: Black Badger Advanced Composites $400

Zipper Quality Sound

Zipper Quality Sound

It’s not the first time that zipper functionality has been introduced to earphones. While earlier concepts only dealt with taking care of managing the earphones, this improvised version has some new features to it. For example, to control the volume of your digital player, simply slide the earphone line up or down, just like zipping up and down. To change tracks, you need to twirl the line either to the left or right. By employing intuitive gestures to control your device, the design has the potential to become a good product.

0 Designer: Lucy Jung

The Power of Z

The Power of Z

Z-FIXIE is a fixed-gear bicycle concept with polished Z-shaped frame. All the elements of the bike are connected to the Z-shaped frame. This includes the top tube, the seat tube, the bottom bracket and the chain stays. Designed to look uber cool and sophisticated, the design enjoys high stability from the traditional bike structure. Care has been taken to ensure that design is completely compatible with current components in the market. It even features perfectly harmonized integrated rear lamp and aero spoke wheels. Looks really cool, if you ask me!

0 Designer: Jeongche Yoon

Circles & Squares

Circles & Squares

A minimal mixture of circles and squares is what makes up the very simple and charming Snövsen desktop lamp by Danish design studio, MadeByWho. Four Danish maple wood pieces for support, a thin painted ceramic shade, and a single bright LED are all that go into the construction, making it cost efficient to manufacture and very lightweight. Leave it to the Danes!

0 Designer: MadeByWho

Deceiving Softness

Deceiving Softness

Inspired by the caterpillar’s many co-functional legs, this stool by the same name features interwoven plywood pieces that move and reshape to adjust to the seated person. Though it appears rigid, the design is unexpectedly flexible and elastic as the links (held together with bungee cord) mold to the user’s body.

0 Designer: Hyeonil Jeong