Beyond a Blowdryer

Beyond a Blowdryer

Chances are the words “communal blowdryer” spark some less than desirable mental images from your last visit a hotel bathroom. Not cute! The OBLOW dryer solves many of the functional and aesthetic issues of current models with a cordless, minimal, wall-mounted, easy-to-clean design. That’s easy enough… but the heart of the system is its digital interface that allows users to play music, schedule a taxi, check flights, locate points of interest and anything else a traveler needs!

0 Designer: Matteo Iavicoli

Gear-up and Go!

Gear-up and Go!

The “Hi” Bench is a friendly home object that’s the first to wish you on your way and the first to greet you when you get home. It’s the perfect spot to put your keys, shoes, spare change, an umbrella— everything you need on your way in or out! Durable and waterproof Loll HDPE materials ensure it needs little to no maintenance and withstands heavy traffic.

0 Designer: Bridget Sheehan

Business On the Top, Party On the Bottom

Business On the Top, Party On the Bottom

This eye-catching piece, called Hudson, combines an industrial structure with sophisticated modern accents. The focal point of the design is a bright, powder-coated base of intersecting legs that seem to play trick on the eye or change shape as the viewer moves. In contrast, its slim and elegantly carved tabletop is garnished with a striking intersecting diagonal inlay and is reminiscent of traditional Danish furniture.

0 Designer: Tronk Design

Digital Sound Is Sexy

Digital Sound Is Sexy

The BeoPlay A16 is a combination of crafts, audiovisual technology and digital entertainment. Designed for those on the move, the speakers are 16 cm in diameter and can be held in one hand. The speaker can be held in the horizontal position for an ambient sound or set vertical to direct your sound where you want to. Simple and elegant!

0 Designer: Alex PM

Stackable Seasonings

Stackable Seasonings

From the creators of the adorable Jumbo dish dryer, this clever table set combines containers of salt, pepper and olive oil conveniently and stylishly! The glass dispenser perfectly nests the two ceramic shakers, keeping together this essential trio that no meal is complete without!

0 Designer: Peleg Design

The Chiro Coach

The Chiro Coach

Patients who experience back pain from over-sitting are often prescribed fitness bands, exercise balls and other tools to aid in their physical therapy, but because of the lack of accountability, few follow through! PILAR is a novel training device that senses motion and directs, challenges, compliments and encourages the user in real time with audible and tactile feedback! The app-based system integrates with mobile devices via Bluetooth and allows for custom programmed rehabilitation.

0 Designer: Entwurfreich

Stay connected as you train!

Stay connected as you train!

Thanks to its highly advanced Android platform, Unity makes interaction intuitive, like a tablet, allowing the user to swipe, scroll and touch the elements on the screen. Users can not only monitor their training but view personalized content to access social networks and browse the web. Using Google Glass tech, users can also use voice commands to control and access all the unique functions of the equipment as well as receive feedback on the Glass display!

0 Designer: Studio Visuale

Sculptural Seating

Sculptural Seating

The Armada High Armchair is defined by its forceful design and exceptional lightness, accomplished by combining the tiniest materials and giving this piece of furniture a sculptural aesthetic. The internal construction is composed of super-strong steel and covered in high quality leather or fur. A unique magnet system keeps its cushions seamlessly in place!

0 Designer: Zoran Jedrejcic

IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2014

IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2014

IDEA 2014 is in full swing and the regular entry period ends on Feb. 14! Yes, you have a date with destiny. Winners receive prestige, bragging rights and international media coverage, moreover don’t wait any longer—finish up your entries, and submit them before entry fees increase. Want to know some sure-fire ways to win this year? Hit the jump, cause I’ve got some handy tips for you inside.

0 Regular application deadline: Feb. 14, 2014, 11:59 PM EST

Cuts Like A Knife

Cuts Like A Knife

Simply love this WMF Kitchen Knife Concept for its geometric aesthetics and the fact that it is crafted from a single piece of metal. Essentially, the knife is characterized by blended volume and how the gradient gently mergers the layers. The design screams high-end luxury and me likes that!

0 Designer: André Marsiglia

Post Stone Age Lighting

Post Stone Age Lighting

The MIKA 350 is a pendant lamp inspired by the “palozzas” houses of the ancient Celtic forts that were built in Galicia from 6th century BC. The design pays homage to the architectural tradition by using the same granite and wood composition. The result is a minimalist yet organic object that easily compliments both traditional and modern interiors.

0 Designer: André Simón

Industrial Elegance at Its Best

Industrial Elegance at Its Best

The Robert stool’s uses robust tubular steel in contrast with thin hand-carved wood to create an aesthetic that is at once industrial and elegant. The seat is curved for seamless comfort and displays a striking diagonal accent inlay. The base’s colorful powder coated finish emphasizes the toughness of the material, ensuring that users can be confident in the durability of the design.

0 Designer: Tronk Design

Luna Time

Luna Time

The Luna Watch is a clever design that represents the process of waxing and waning of the real moon as a way of communicating the time. What this means is that Waning to the right indicates ‘AM’ and waning to the left means ‘PM’. You can recharge the watch via USB and access the functions menu by adjusting the crown. In all, designer ilmo Ahn wants you to own your moon.

0 Designer: ilmo Ahn