Modern Frangrance Holder

Modern Frangrance Holder

When I think of potpourri I can’t help but think of decorative wooden bowls and sheer fabric sachets in country houses, but this potpourri vessel puts an industrial twist on the classic with steel mesh sides and supporting cedar obelisks. The pours mesh gently holds dried flowers, fruit, and other plant material and the shape mimics the movement of the scent as it is released into the atmosphere. Own one of two sizes here.

0 Designer: Kassen

Guessing Game #9

Guessing Game #9

Welcome 2012 with this brand new episode of the Guessing Game. For the record, this is game number 9. Rules stay the same…look at this picture and make an educated guess as to what this could be. Each correct guess wins our love, admiration and respect! Leave your answer in the comments below!

All the best!

0 Designers: Jungjoon Hwang & Jaeryong Lee

Nip Tuck

Nip Tuck

The Txiii concept banks heavily on the ‘cut, fold and tuck’ techniques. The shell is fashioned from a single sheet of material to reflect a simple general form with distinct details on each edge by cutting, folding, and tucking! Features include flexible screen adjustment and convertibility from laptop to tablet.

0 Designer: Rizki Tarisa

Evolution of the Wine Glass

Evolution of the Wine Glass

Whether you’re a traditionalist and prefer a stemmed wine glass or you like the informality of a stemless glass, you’ll appreciate this unique design by Martin Jakobsen. The rEvolution’s angular placement of the stem on the side of the glass isn’t just aesthetically eccentric, it’s also practical for both pouring and drinking. A great conversation starter that you can own here.

0 Designer: Martin Jakobsen

A Hanger Fit for James Bond

A Hanger Fit for James Bond

I love a design that makes you go “why didn’t I think of that?!” … and this is certainly one of them. The Pliable Coat Hanger (which is small enough to fit in your pocket) expands from a mere 7 cm to 40 in just one easy motion. Super-compact and made of durable, lightweight aluminum, it’s the first truly travel-friendly hanger I’ve seen!

0 Designer: ddpstudio

Beautifully Odd Desk

Beautifully Odd Desk

Nico Yektai’s handcrafted Desk #2 is focused on the notion of movement to create not only a functional and ergonomic piece of furniture but also a striking structural decoration that will look great in a number of settings from the craftsman cabin to the ultramodern loft. 

0 Designer: Nico Yektai

Green Balls of Fire

Green Balls of Fire

Fully Precious Beans are ambient solar-powered light balls, intended to be a playful fun accessory to your interiors. For most part of 2011, I focused on serious designs, ones with a purpose in life. However I think 2012 is the year to unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures in life…a time to have fun with green glow balls that enjoy sunlight as much as I do!

0 Designer: Yang Wonmo

Going Back to Sundials

Going Back to Sundials

The Umbra is an ultra cool clock concept that works on the principles of the sundial. Two strips of concealed LEDs create the illusion of the hour and minute hands. Although a bit bulky, I love the fact that you can tape the clock vertical or horizontal, thanks to the gecko tape in the rear.

0 Designer: Roshan Hakkim

Cold Coffee Hot

Cold Coffee Hot

This is the perfect season to be discussing hot coffee and methods of keeping them just that – HOT!

Re-Warming is a reheating stick that restores tepid drinks to their piping-hot glory. It is sleek and creatively wand-ish with a very Harry Potter vibe to it. Not a new concept but definitely a sleek iteration for the next step in refinements.

0 Designer: Hyewon Lee

The Any Way Socket

The Any Way Socket

It’s clever of us to hide socket boards behind furniture and out-of-sight places, however plugging up lamps or devices is another story altogether! Aligning the plug prongs can be a challenge and Donut resolves this issue. The socket allows you to hook up the plug in a ring-shaped ‘hole’ so that it can be inserted at any angle. As the red dot winning designers say, “there is no need to align the pins with two specific small holes.” Superb!

0 Designers: Suhyun Yoo, Eunah Kim & Jinwoo Chae

I Got The Power

I Got The Power

All ye weary travelers with a strolley in tow; I understand your pain for finding available sockets, just to juice up ye gadgets. Ah, I suck at poetry but you get my drift right? So here we have a trolley suitcase that harnesses kinetic energy via its wheels and then with an easy dock, juices up your gadgets. Even if it’s just for few precious minutes, I think it’s a neat-o idea!

0 Designer: Jung Inyoung

Ivy That We Like

Ivy That We Like

The Light Ivy is a clever lamp that features wire made from strong yet lightweight craft wire. The purpose is to expose the meandering electric wire of this lamp in a creative way. Usually we end up concealing the mess, but this nifty design ensures you have some fun with it. The lamp head rotates 180 degrees, making it the perfect accomplice for direct, indirect, diffused or table lighting. Awesome!

0 Designers: Choi Hyeryong & Choi Ho Seok

My BFF Phone

My BFF Phone

Here’s the ugly truth about hip new phones coming out every few months, they cause lust and shallow values. That’s right; every time the new iPhone is out, I want the new shimmy. I go ahead and replace my old trusty without a thought or passion! Hey wait a minute, isn’t this our life story too? Anyways, the point is, the least we can do is forge a deep emotional relationship with our gadgets, deep enough to hang on to them for quite some time and just for the sake of posterity keep upping their modular innards to keep them up to date! Something like this Modai Phone.

0 Designer: Julius Tarng