Custom-Looking Kitchen Enhancements

Custom-Looking Kitchen Enhancements

Henrybuilt’s latest line of kitchen finishes works with a wide range of architectural and interior styles, allowing for a greater level of customization and functionality. The eclectic mix of reclaimed Douglas fir surfaces, tongue and groove construction, textured backsplash, and range of leather pulls give a highly personalized and refined look without sacrificing function.

0 Designer: Henrybuilt

Walk-In Wardrobe

Walk-In Wardrobe

Having a walk-in closet is the envy of everyone who lives in smaller spaces where you have to get clever with storing all your clothes. This well-thought wardrobe design is the next best thing. Unlike standard wardrobes where clothes get lost in the darkness (and in turn never worn), it focuses on sensible arrangement and makes sure every item is visible at all times. Better yet, it really feels like a walk-in closet, making it a perfect solution for compact living.

0 Designer: Hosun Ching

Outdoor Warmer

Outdoor Warmer

The Stoneven takes the induction cooking stones concept a step further by adding the versatility angle to it. Basically the pebbles can be used collectively to cook in outdoor camps and be used as body warmers. Yeah, the outdoors are rough and rugged, but when you travel in the woods you need appliances and gadgets that can serve more than one purpose. This aspect not only lightens the load but also increases the spectrum of performance.

0 Designer: Jeong Woo Hyeok

Photographing The Photographer

Photographing The Photographer

It is an everyday occurrence that you want to be included in the photograph with your family and friends, but end up being the photographer. The Not One Less is a concept that allows you to be in the picture. It has a dual lens, one that focuses on the main subjects and the other on the photographer. Superb idea, I hope Nikon or Canon is listening.

0 Designer: Ji Lin

Improve Your Mental Agility

Improve Your Mental Agility

Heard of the “pomodoro” technique? It’s all the rage amongst PhD’s, academics, and students all over the world! This tool, called the Pomodorogon, enhances the visual and physical aspects of the technique, using an action and visual cue to create a rhythmic working pattern. It’s also double-sided, so you can take it to a pomodoro group, or sit opposite a like-minded co-worker. It will help you get into the rhythm of the technique, and motivate you to complete whole cycles at a time!

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Custo-bike!

Custo-bike!

The MOOBY (a word play on mobility) single-speed bike reimagines the structure of the urban commuter as a paneled, modular system that makes it possible to easily re-skin your ride with personalized graphics. Switch out the side plates to change the color, material and overall look to suite your own unique taste and mood. The hope: that more riders will be drawn to the fashionable style and opt for 2 wheels over 4!

0 Designer: Madella Simone

The Glass Saver

The Glass Saver

Geode is a spill proof, protective case that seals in a traditional 16oz pint glass, giving the user a new, convenient way to travel with their favorite beverage. Designer Ryan Savage was inspired one day when he was mixing a protein shake in a glass and then realized he had to run out the door. We’ve all been there – simply slide the Geode cover over your glass and go! No spills, no broken glass and better yet, no BPA or other harmful chemicals from plastic containers!

0 Designer: Industrial Drinkware

The Darker Side of Design

The Darker Side of Design

We’re loving this gothic-influenced stool, appropriately named… Venom. It looks more like a creature out of a bizarre Tim Burton world than a piece of furniture! In designing it, Jurmol Yao experimented with various surface changes to the carbon fiber material and ultimately utilized origami folds to achieve its sci-fi style. It’s a little menacing and a lot futuristic, perfect for those with modern spaces that aren’t afraid of something a little scary and wild.

0 Designer: Jurmol Yao

The Most Organized Desk

The Most Organized Desk

OMG, I love this Integrated Workstation not because it is a sleek and well-organized desk, but because it integrates a very thoughtful daybed datum into the workstation typology. The desk is more than just a space to work, it provides place to charge tablets, laptops, and cell phones. It even encourages a range of postures throughout the day. The best part is that the design doesn’t take up much space. Ah, my next power nap has to be on this!

0 Designer: Matthew Plumstead

The Forty-five Degree Catch

The Forty-five Degree Catch

The traditional door catch is still being used in many countries. Although simple to use, the design has two major flaws. Because of its orientation, the catch tends to get in the way and hurt people and as a result, it bends and gets deformed. The simple solution is to change the vertical hinge to a 45° angle. This ways the moving latch hangs down flush with the door (thanks to gravity) and doesn’t come in the way.

0 Designers: Various

Functional Fashion

Functional Fashion

NOTEX is a thoughtful wristband design that’s more than a funky fashion statement- it’s also a helpful tool that allows visually impaired individuals identify paper money. Designed exclusively for the people of India, the steel slap band features four kinks arranged according to the difference in the lengths of Indian rupee bills, which lack Braille or any other tactile identification. Simply snap it off and line the bills up with the end to make out the money and then snap it back on – genius!

0 Designer: Charandeep Singh Kapoor

Earthquake Art

Earthquake Art

The Quakescape 3D Fabricator was created in response to the Christchurch earthquakes by Kiwi designer James Boock. The device takes earthquake data and transfers it into art by using a scaled down landscape of Christchurch as a “blank canvas” and extrudes paint onto the exact location of the earthquake tremors – transforming the data into functional art. Check the vid after the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: James Boock

Adonit – Create, Empower and Excel With The Perfect Tools!

Adonit – Create, Empower and Excel With The Perfect Tools!

The uncanny thing about the perfect gift is that the receiver will never want to part with it. So be honest, this holiday season do you want to shop for gifts that people may end up returning or exchanging? Or do you want to get the Perfect Gift!

Adonit is perfect. They have creative solutions for an iPad friendly person. If you know someone who owns a touchscreen smartphone or a tablet; then Adonit has you covered.

0 Special Promo: Offer Closes 14th Dec 2012, midnight PST.