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

Just a Lil' Bling Bling!

Just a Lil’ Bling Bling!

The Invert collection of concept jewelry takes subtlety to a whole new level! The series, which includes earrings, wrist band, necklace and rings was designed with the idea that the user should wear the jewelry for themselves rather than for other people to see. The designs leave the gem stone almost totally unexposed, keeping the rock closer to the wearer and giving others who see it just a glimpse of the bling underneath.

0 Designer: Melany Wimpee

Functional Beauty

Functional Beauty

The AERO chair’s simple interlocking technique makes for a functional and downright gorgeous design that’s sure to withstand time. The design, composed of just 2 pieces, can be assembled simply by sliding the back/front-leg component into the slit of the seat/back-leg piece. Its unique support system, immediately apparent in its aesthetic, makes it just a little easier to store and transport.

0 Designer: Jean-François Roulon

The Upward Drift

The Upward Drift

The Lumiru is an intriguing concept that involves a fan and its upward drift. The basic premise is to draw inspiration from the winters of Nordic countries and mesh it with inexpensive materials and yet recreate a spectacular fan and mood element with the integrated light. As the designer explains, Lumiru works in essence the same way as a ceiling fan by blowing air to the roof causing a calm wind throughout the space.”

0 Designer: Arttu-Matti Immonen

Skippy The Scooty

Skippy The Scooty

Love the thoughtful SRV .h concept. It is an eco-friendly concept vehicle that is best suited for shopping and mobility. Basically this commuter scooter can transform to a helpful shopping cart via some simple folding steps. Details that include a cradle for storing your phone makes this such an awesome thang. Elegant and functional, this is my scooty of the future!

0 Designer: Chiu-YenKai

A Dog Your Cat Will Love

A Dog Your Cat Will Love

Cats can finally get claws in their natural enemy without any repercussions! Lumpi is a clever scratching post design cast in polyester resin wrapped with tough sisal cord, protecting your furniture and keeping other belongings safe from scratch marks. Paws crossed that kitty doesn’t confuse Lumpi with Bruiser!

0 Designer: Erik Stehmann