Grandfather Gets a Facelift

Grandfather Gets a Facelift

Pendulum clocks have seldom been redesigned and it’s probably because of our fixation with grandfather clocks. Nuno Teixeira brings out creative value to the proposition with his version of the Pendulum Wall Clock. It features led lights on the pendulum and on the clock hands, which adds an extra dimension to this clock

0 Designer: Nuno Teixeira

Charmingly Minimal Table

Charmingly Minimal Table

Lovingly handcrafted in Britain, the Quello table has a contemporary and minimalist aesthetic that will lighten the atmosphere of any room. The table can be paired with the stool to function as a desk, or used alone as a console table. The functional top slides both ways to access storage underneath without having to move objects on the surface.

0 Designer: Phil Proctor

See With Sound

See With Sound

Did you know that people can echolocate in the same way as bats and dolphins?! It’s a fairly new discovery that has scientists (and designers) talking. The Echolocation Trainer was designed as a learning game for parents with visually impaired children that helps develop the ability of using sound to “see” surroundings. Making “clicks” with their mouths, players become sensitive to the reflected sounds, helping them identify shapes, objects and textures within the game. Anyone can do it!

0 Designer: Shim Smilansky

From Roof to Shelf

From Roof to Shelf

This shelving design by Jungeun Kang takes inspiration from the “S” curve of roofs often found in Spanish and Mediterranean architecture. The shelves are supported by the outer part of the curves making it incredibly easy and quick to adjust positions. A super-functional piece that proves inspiration can be found in the most surprising places!

0 Designer: Jungeun Kang

2-N-1

2-N-1

The first of its kind, the 2Wheela is a concept vehicle that merges the practicality of super-compacts with the spaciousness of vans. Confused?! It’s actually 2 cars in 1! The modular system features 2 sporty looking cars that can be joined at the ends when you need the extra room or want to travel as a group. When it’s time to split, simply pull over, detach, and go your separate ways!

0 Designer: Andrej Kregar

Better Respiration

Better Respiration

According to research not many scientists and designers care about the kind of respirators they wear while working with chemicals and such materials. Their filters rarely get replaced and many users don’t even know how to replace them! KOMRAD is a respirator design that looks at solving these issues amongst a host of others. Designed to seal better, be portable and user friendly, the designer makes an interesting point with his concept. Have a look…

0 Designer: Tetsugaku Sasahara

The Circle Printer

The Circle Printer

One of the most annoying computer peripheral on anyone’s desk is the printer. It’s noisy, it vibrates and it takes up so much space! Which is why I’m all for innovations that look at minimizing size without losing functionality. ‘Circle’ is one such attempt that has impressed me. One look and you won’t even realize that it’s a printer, looks more like humidifier or a fancy pot. Wish that manufacturers would look in this direction too; HP are you listening?

0 Designer: Yang Jae Wook

Flat-Pack Elegance

Flat-Pack Elegance

To keep production costs to a minimum, the Nort table is constructed from a single, planar kit derived from the same 1.5cm thick ash wood board. You’d never know by looking at it, but the flat-pack design can be constructed in seconds by simply sliding supporting pieces in their designated slots. Complimenting the warm ash is a center-placed ceramic disk that provides a finishing touch of refinement. Hit the jump to see the video teaser!

0 Designer: Estudio Estres

Sea Cleaning Drones

Sea Cleaning Drones

The problem of ocean oil pollution is a serious threat to the natural environment and its wildlife that often proves too much for people to handle alone if not overlooked altogether. The Bio-Cleaner system is an autonomous solution that incorporates a variety of pollution fighting tools like biodegredating bacteria and acoustic alarms that aim to keep marine animals out of harms way while cleaning up the spill.

0 Designer: Hsu Sean

Why Don’t We Have Iron Boards Like This!

Why Don’t We Have Iron Boards Like This!

E-Board is super classy and I love it! The ironing board has five components that adhere and adapt to the garment that you are ironing. A controlling green knob allows you to split the board up for easy ironing of pants and wings out the sides for sleeves. Skirts, coats, trousers, shirts or any other thang, basically the board makes the mundane chore of ironing a whole lot easy. Clever integration of a hanger-stand and iron-stand, adds to the perks. Love!

0 Designer: Mohsen Jafari Malek

Natural Water Flow

Natural Water Flow

PURE is designed as an elegant touch-sensitive leaf faucet that flows out the exact amount of water you need, thus eliminating wastage. As Dax explains, “A sensitive interaction with the product accurately controls the amount of water requested, reducing unwanted overflow and the related waste of drinkable water.” Basically the design works with hand manipulation and sensor interpretations, making the user experience quite intuitive.

0 Designer: Maxime (Dax) Dubreucq

Mobile Dialysis

Mobile Dialysis

Mobilysis is a thoughtful and innovative system that aims to ease the lifestyle of patients by making it possible to cleanse the blood while going about their daily routine rather than spend several hours at the hospital each week. The device attaches to the waist and is compact enough that clothes can fit over it. Controls are at the user’s fingertips through a smartphone app and hard buttons located on the device itself.

0 Designers: Various

Modern Confessions

Modern Confessions

Confession is a clever statement on modern interpersonal communication and the sometimes hard-to-find privacy in the late trend of open spaces found in contemporary architecture. This new furniture archetype aims to create a secluded space for private conversation, quiet environment for reading, or somewhere to indulge in a little gossip! Above all else, it’s a reminder of how our man-made environments can really shape the way we interact.

0 Designer: Nick Ross