Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest Winners Announced

Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest Winners Announced

We love it when you get creative and participate in events like the Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest ‘Work in Progress’ competition. Basically you had to pin your work-in-progress project to the Design Lab Pinterest Board and five interesting projects were to be picked by Yanko Design as winners for the Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blenders. Without further ado, jump right ahead to see who are the five lucky winners….

0 Designers: Various

Clamping The Wood For Furniture

Clamping The Wood For Furniture

It started off as a project exploring the possible ways of using clamps, and soon the Holdfast assignment stumbled into this eclectic range of exciting furniture. The idea was to employ clamps as tools as well as fasteners and are fashioned to reflect simplicity. They are based on the holdfast clamping system that holds materials to the surface of a workbench.

0 Designer: Samuel Weller

Old Incandescent Repackaged

Old Incandescent Repackaged

Lit is an eco-aware, unbreakable light bulb that revisits the old incandescent. Giving timeless design a new meaning, the bulb adapted to different types of lighting fixtures and is customizable because the sockets are modular. The designer claims it to be the world’s first light bulb with a hybrid technology – LEDs and Optical fiber. Apparently the technology gives an incredible lifetime to the bulb, with an excellent dimmable light quality trough the time. Money savings and reduced enviornmetal impacts are assured!

0 Designer: Elie Ahovi

Hydroponics at Home

Hydroponics at Home

Gardening can be a rewarding and therapeutic activity- unfortunately, many urban dwellers will never get the chance to experience it! Using current hydroponics technology, the Auxano concept was designed to enable city dwellers to grow their own produce effectively and efficiently (and without mess!) within the space constraints of city living. Its innovative oxygenating pump system means no electricity is needed for the product to operate.

0 Designer: Philip Houiellebecq

The Lamp That Wants to Be a Flower

The Lamp That Wants to Be a Flower

This clever design might seem a little obvious, but it’s actually quite thoughtful! The BLUM lamp’s floral inspiration is apparent in its form, but it also takes inspiration from living plant’s energy process. Set the plant by the window, and solar panels harvest the sun’s energy to power the bright LED lights. It’s the flower that gives back after the sun goes down!

0 Designer: OneArtistStudio

Wheelchair Adaptive Stroller

Wheelchair Adaptive Stroller

Parenting in the first stages of infancy can be incredibly challenging – add a mobile disability to the equation and you can imagine how daunting it might seem. The Cursum stroller concept aims to make life a little easier by adapting to use in tandem with a wheelchair. Swivel wheels, complete height adjustment, attention to comfort and visibility and advanced safety features give parents added security and a little independence to an already challenging life experience.

0 Designer: Cindy Sjöblom

Friday Giveaway: 4 Adonit Jot Flip + Refill Bundles for 4 Lucky Winners!

Friday Giveaway: 4 Adonit Jot Flip + Refill Bundles for 4 Lucky Winners!

The Adonit Jot Flip is this super-cool digital stylus that features a pen on one end and a stylus on the other. A clever twist to the barrel and a fine-tipped steel pen emerges. We love this kind of functional designing that makes everyday tools more valuable. With increasing number of people opting for touchscreen phones and tablets, we’d love for you to give this a try. Hence 4 sets of Adonit Jot Flip + Refill Bundles worth $200 are up for grabs, read on to know how you can win one set!

0 Contest Closed

Black Box Film With a Digital Twist

Black Box Film With a Digital Twist

The ‘Flash³’ camera design stemmed from the blending of retro ‘black box’ film camera with digitalization. Keeping the design to a minimum, it sports a touchscreen and perpetuates the enhancement of the internal flash. As the designer points out, ironically a camera was a box to capture light, yet to keep it out simultaneously. This version celebrates the paradox in a very flashy manner!

0 Designer: Dani Clode

Desktop Warmth

Desktop Warmth

My Luncbox is a very nifty appliance to have in your office. It takes away the bother of queuing up in front of the office microwave at lunchtime. A USB enabled base hooks up to your laptop for power sourcing and heats up the warming element in a jiffy. Simply place your lunchbox on top of the warmer, set your time and temperature, and it’s all set. It will even pop a message on your laptop to let you know that lunch is warm and ready to be served. Awesome!

0 Designer: Dan Lou

Eye Candy Camera

Eye Candy Camera

I love the Iris concept camera for its utilitarian functionality and simplicity. The camera works at the command of your blinks, yes and its so amazing. Its almost as if you gaze into a crystal ball and capture moments that you think are precious and then share it with the world. The concept uses biometric technology to identify people by recognizing their unique iris signatures. Once it identifies the iris, it automatically uploads that users preferred setting. It even recognizes subjects using the same technology and even tags them.

0 Designer: Mimi Zou

Limber Lamp

Limber Lamp

Gotta love this clever design by Product Tank! The Clamp Lamp was inspired by those silly collapsing toys that stand and fall with the press of a button. Like the toys, the lamp uses an internal system of cables that make it flexible when the lever is gripped or rigid when released. The user can bend it, move it, twist it, or turn it to the desired shape or light direction with one simple squeeze.

0 Designer: Product Tank

High Tech Grooming

High Tech Grooming

Here’s a design that every guy, not just metrosexuals, will appreciate. Headcase combines the functionality of a hairdryer and infrared hair-growth stimulating technology into a sporty design that looks more like a power tool than a blow dryer (man-growl here). If it means preventing hair loss, you bet he’ll use it!

0 Designer: Filippa Vajda

Vinyl Goes Wirelesss

Vinyl Goes Wirelesss

Designer Kőrös Benedek noticed that 99% of today’s vinyl players were designed for DJs and were really more suitable for mixing or scratching than playing music. His response was this compact player, designed for serious music junkies. While the Golden Era is minimal, it utilizes advanced technologies like DLNA and Airplay to bridge the gap between the MP3 generation and the golden era of music.

0 Designer: Kőrös Benedek