Tangible Text

Tangible Text

The Typo furniture collection brings typography to the third dimension in a humorous and articulate series of tables and chairs. Each monocoque structure is made of methacrylate, making it extremely resistant and durable as well as 100% recyclable. The clever collection looks great in a modern living room or as a learning tool in a child’s playroom!

0 Designer: Luiza Boaventura Mendonça

BlackBerry Windows Phone Pro

BlackBerry Windows Phone Pro

We all know that BlackBerry needs to either hitch a ride with someone like Microsoft or come out with a smashing BB OS 10. If we take on the first scenario and pair BB with Microsoft, then RIM’s baby is a magnificent Windows Phone Pro, which has the possibility of including all things good from BB tools and MS Office apps. The potential of the BlackBerry Wind concept sounds too good, imagine the ultimate professional phone bearing the security and agility of BlackBerry along with the competence of MS Office.

0 Designer: Valentin Gallard

For The Seven Dwarfs

For The Seven Dwarfs

For some odd reason the seven dwarfs used to go mining at night and I reckon they could put this Light Shovel to good use! Jokes aside, I think it is a clever idea to integrate lighting into the shovel stick. It could come in handy in mines or when for you have to use it at night. Plus if we can get it to somehow trap kinetic energy and put it to some use, it would be great! For now the concept looks it can be tweaked and toyed upon.

0 Designer: Shenfen Wang

Latent Lighting

Latent Lighting

Though it’s quite simple, the Elagone lamp is remarkably versatile. An ultra-thin LED strip lines the inner core, diffusing the bright light into a warm, subtle glow that’s reflected off its solid oak surface. The design can be positioned upright or horizontal and turned to achieve the desired effect. It’s inconspicuous, organic aesthetic make it a functional accessory to any desktop.

0 Designer: Elomax Agency

Metro for Dummies

Metro for Dummies

From the outside, the New Generation Light Rail might seem like a straightforward tram design, but what sets it apart are a few thoughtful features that are surprisingly not already in use by existing models. The design uses bold, universally recognizable visual cues like red/green lighting around the doors to indicate times to enter and exit and large wheelchair/bicycle graphics to indicate dedicated areas. It makes getting around easier and safer even if riders aren’t familiar with the language or procedures.

0 Designer: Adam Molnar

Nike Trois

Nike Trois

The Nike Trois collection of concept triathlon gear aims to streamline the process of changing from running shoe to biking shoe to cut down on course times. Both shoes were designed with a smart lace-and-strap system that can be set and tightened to the competitor’s preference before they put them on, so that when they arrive they can be slipped on quickly without adjustment. The trio of speed-suit, bike shoe and running shoe are aesthetically cohesive and fit snuggly into a matching compartmentalized backpack.

0 Designer: Herald Ureña

When Time is Safely Encapsulated

When Time is Safely Encapsulated

Safe Time is a concept watch that features a massive stainless steel case and a circular dial with titanium axis. Sharp milling and strictly functional (logic) design, are the key elements to the concept. Apparently the dials rotate instead of the hours and minutes hands; and this is how the time is displayed and read. The LED back-lit dials help in time reading. An exquisite design that redefines time telling!

0 Designer: Michal Nemček

Music Everywhere

Music Everywhere

Although earbuds are very convenient when on the go, somehow I prefer not to wear them while driving or riding my bike. I get the feel that blocking out essential noises, especially when cycling can be detrimental. Something like this Portable Speaker Design for Cycles is what I’d love to use instead. They look sleek and have an easy way to fit in. Love their simple looks and easy access to controls. Way to go!

0 Designer: Yu Haibo

Stark Street Lamp

Stark Street Lamp

This LED street lamp design is centered around 3 compact, flat, versatile LED modules that have a minimal impact on the visible skyline. The modules can be raised and lowered depending on necessity and are easily replaceable for quick maintenance. The minimal design is a nice alternative to today’s dull street lamp styles and is applicable to a variety of installations from sidewalks to racetracks.

0 Designer: Felix Runde

Cutting-edge Saw

Cutting-edge Saw

This pole saw attachment combines advanced ergonomics with clean electric power to remove brush and branches. The long reach of the extension boom and a balanced, weight-distributing harness allows the user to easily trim branches without putting strain on the arms or back. The tool also collects and transfers information about its activity wirelessly to better gauge usage and efficiency.

0 Designer: Viktor Rosendahl

Glowing Gardens

Glowing Gardens

I’m not a huge fan of terrariums or clustered pendant lamps on their own, but combine the two ideas and I’m on board! The 38 Series was developed from a technique where glass spheres are blown and then a multitude of cavities are introduced into them, intentionally intersecting and colliding within the sphere. Some of the cavities serve as planters with soil and others house lighting for a one-of-a-kind garden/light hybrid.

0 Designer: BOCCI

Twisted Hair Pleasure

Twisted Hair Pleasure

The Twist is a unique hairdryer that features two shapes. Generally we come across the ‘L-shape’ dryer or the straight dryer with several hair-styling attachments. The Twist marries the two forms allowing you to switch from the “L” orientation to the straight, depending upon what angle you need to use for drying your hair. Clever design if you ask me, so let’s twist and shout!

0 Designer: Yu Hiraoka

Changing The Chinese Skyline

Changing The Chinese Skyline

Over the past few years Zaha Hadid and her band of architects have been making news in China. With their Guangzhou Opera House bagging many accolades and awards this year, we thought about recapturing for you in one page, how she is managing to change China’s skyline. There could be many political inferences we can draw from the sudden spate of modernizations in China. But for the sake of our interest in design, we stick only to admiring the beauty and integrity of these 5 magnificent projects.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects