Huff And Puff

Huff And Puff

The Puff series is an interesting take on furniture design, where metal and wood make a raw connection. Basically the design studio commissioned a series where metal was cut and welded together to form a deflated shape. The flat-packed furniture is assembled and inflated to realize its true form. The series consists of Puff Stool, Yayu Table and Dan Bench. All of them require a quick gust from your bicycle pump and are good to go!

0 Designer: MoMo Materials Design

Flower Power

Flower Power

Bloom isn’t at all what you might expect a kitchen appliance to look like, but don’t be deceived by its soft, floral aesthetic. The multifunctional design chops, heats & even cleans up after itself! The “petals” are made of strong, heat resistant, non-stick material that spin to stir or chop food that’s being heated by the base. When the cooking’s finished, just activate the steam cleaning nozzle located in the center of the flower to remove stubborn stuck-on food particles!

0 Designer: Aakanksha Rajhans

Lean Back

Lean Back

Ever find yourself in a busy waiting area but all the chairs are taken? At the airport, doctor’s office, DMV, the list goes on… It sucks! Here’s a design that provides a little relief when all you can do is lean back and wait. With a backrest made of laminated wood and a steel frame, the Leaning Rocker can be mounted on any wall making it a perfect addition to waiting rooms where additional seating isn’t an option.

0 Designer: Avihai Shurin

They Design, You Build

They Design, You Build

The Duit Barcelona is an ingenious DIY flatpack furniture collection that can easily be constructed or deconstructed by the user without the need for tools. Each piece is composed of nordic birch plywood laminated with formica, produced locally in Barcelona. Different functionalities but a cohesive, modern aesthetic make this series a great bundle for a quick and simple furniture solution.

0 Designer: Company & Company

Fine Line Displayed

Fine Line Displayed

The M-Phone is a unique concept where the display real estate that can give the iPhone 5 a run for its money. However unlike the iPhone, there is a fine metal band that divides the display into two. The band slides up and down and depending upon the usage, it transforms one end into a keypad, gaming control or media controls. People were skeptic if a long slender display will go down well with mobile phone users. Given the way Apple is laughing all the way to the bank right now, such radical and elegant design concepts are the next step in evolution.

0 Designer: Su Meixian

Beautifying The Trash Can

Beautifying The Trash Can

I love the clever and simplistic way the Florus functions. It hides unsightly trashcans and at the same time provides a bed for pretty flowers to thrive and bloom. What is even cooler is the fact that it keeps the trash covered behind a metal door, thus flies and roaches can stay away. Crafted from stainless steel, powder coated and painted, you can keep the trash door locked too!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

More Furniture for Bikes

More Furniture for Bikes

Like the rest of the Furniture for Bikes series by Quarterre, these designs aren’t like the typical eyesore of a bike stand. Both draw on the tones & high quality materials of Cherchbi brand’s accessories collection. The exclusive ‘Fell Grey’ color & dark wood finish for the stands have been developed to complement the hand finished leather detailing, which incorporates Cherchbi’s signature Herdwyck Tweed & vegetable-tanned English saddle leather.

0 Designer: Quareterre

Evolution of the Jet Ski

Evolution of the Jet Ski

Recently pre-launched at the Monoco boat show, the Wesp is unlike any jet ski you’ve seen before. Inspired by Formula 1 racing, the craft is characterized by an unorthodox yet functional shape that allows it to cruise gently across the waves or switch into high speed racing mode. In an exhilarating twist, direction is controlled using a body motion steering system where the driver swivels from left to right, similar to how a motorcyclist flicks from side to side to initiate a turn. 

0 Designer: Daniel Bailey

Ultimate Urban Commuter

Ultimate Urban Commuter

Fed up with a tiresome train commute in his local Sydney, designer Richard Heath designed this modern city commuter, the BlueSkyBike. The electric assisted, folding design features a rear hub motor, angled folding mechanism for easy transportation and storage, a regenerative braking system for supplemented energy, and even smartphone linking capability that makes it possible to monitor energy systems and the bike’s security. Besides all that nifty tech, it’s just plain cute! Hit the jump for the video!

0 Designer: Richard Heath

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

A camera is best described as a device that records images that can be stored directly and transmitted to another location, or both. We have seen it evolve through the years in both technology and in design. This brings to mind the question, what is the future of a camera in say about five to ten years from now. Will it be minimal or elaborate? One thing is for sure, the cameras of the future will be high on technology but their designing may get radically unconventional.

0 Designers: Various

Wings of Steel

Wings of Steel

I love a design that makes you wonder, “what the heck am I looking at?!” Especially when it’s as pretty as this chair by Laurie Beckerman. The design is both fascinating and functional with a unique optical pattern that’s captivating from every angle. Though its aesthetic is light and delicate, the laser cut, black powder coated steel construction is super strong, perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

0 Designer: Laurie Beckerman Design

This Bangle Means Business

This Bangle Means Business

High fashion meets high-tech in this unique concept called the Mini Projector Bangle. You’d never know from looking at it, but this wrist ornament houses a powerful high def projector and USB data storage, making it possible to project presentations directly on to any surface. Simply slide a finger over the touch sensitive bangle to move between slides or touch to turn on the LED time display. Perfect for the working woman! 

0 Designer: Prospective Design Studio

Friday Giveaway: Two Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensors To Be Won

Friday Giveaway: Two Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensors To Be Won

Give your plant a voice; give it the Koubachi advantage! Green thumb or not, everyone appreciates a great looking healthy plant, moreover who can resist fresh roses beautifully potted and maintained. Since not all of us are into plants, a little help from technology can make us the proud owners of healthy and thriving plants at home and at work. This is where Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensors fit in. This weekend two people stand a chance to win this innovative sensor.

0 Contest Closes: October 7, midnight PST