Feeling Foxy

Feeling Foxy

It’s not often that we feature something that’s purely decor, but this piece by Bongo Design is particularly interesting. The Steel Fox is a modern, minimal (and fox-friendly!) take on the taxidermy animal bust. In solid steel, it will look great next to the cardboard deer or paper rhino that are so “in” right now!

0 Designer: Bongo Design

Iconic Rubbish Bin

Iconic Rubbish Bin

I love the idea behind the GO Recycle bin. Most countries follow a color-coded system for sorting the trash. However sometimes you can get confused, despite pictures and explanations on the bin. So what better way than explicitly fashioning the bin lid to let you know what goes where. As the designers put it, “intending to revolutionize the recycling industry and make it consumer-friendly, the idea of the GO bin is make recycling fun and convenience.”

0 Designer: GOODSSPASSION

Beasty Beauty In The Snow

Beasty Beauty In The Snow

Its peak summer in some countries so hopefully Michal Bonikowski’s Snowmobile concept will bring you some respite! In any case it’s awesome to see some diverse talents in Michal, who is famous for his Facebook Phones on YD. The mission with this snowmobile is pure personal pleasure; something that is a perfect marriage of excellent handling, all-terrain-vehicle and a closed cabin for the driver.

0 Designer: Michal Bonikowski

Mouth Tools

Mouth Tools

The Mouth Factory project implements remind of the horror dentistry tools of yesteryears. However, looking deeper into the concept you realize that these series of functional machines specifically designed to be operated by the mouth of the user, can be developed or used as research for tools that people with limited mobility can use. However the designer explains his project as thus, “project explores the capabilities and versatility of the mouth and correlating facial expressions, re-contextualized within the realm of production.”

0 Designer: Cheng Guo

A Cleaner Public Loo?

A Cleaner Public Loo?

Oprah asks us to squat, Europeans provide you with a protective cover and the Japanese provide you with self-cleaning of the toilet seats. The question is; are the public toilets as clean as we deem them to be, especially when we do what Oprah says? To be really sure about its hygiene, Bluelarix Designworks has developed the CSM Automatic Toilet. It is an automatic toilet system, which can be mounted on any toilet.

0 Designer: Bluelarix Designworks

Lighting with Balls

Lighting with Balls

The KUGL light transforms the idea of lighting in the form of stationary objects into a mobile system of induction-charged units with an adorably unorthodox globe shape. Each ball features a flat, magnetic surface on it’s lower hemisphere that allows it to be mounted on any metal surface and twisted to achieve the desired directional light. After use, simply throw it on the docking station until it’s needed again. Genius!

0 Designer: Adrian Gögl

A Life With The Stove

A Life With The Stove

The Stove is an emergency stove that was inspired by the Great East Japan Earthquake. It basically is a design that allows you to use it for cooking and charging batteries. As the designer explains, “the wood or wooden pellets for the stove are environmentally friendly type of fuel that is easy to handle.” Although intended for earthquake prone Japan, the stove can find value in many other regions as well.

0 Designer: Kazuaki Hibino

Delight Lamp

Delight Lamp

Delight Lamp is a kitchen lamp that creates an intimate illumination for folks who enjoy homemade meal together with friends. As Xiao explains, “The design is generated based on people’s sensorial stimulation and behavioral demands.” The lights are controlled by a mobile app that allows you to control the intensity, color, direction as well as height of the illumination and creates a comfy atmosphere.

0 Designer: Tianyu Xiao

Triplicity

Triplicity

Its name might not make sense until you take a closer look at Lamp3′s wood legs, metal shades, and LED panels. If you’re still not catching on, it’s time to get your peepers checked! The concept is almost too simple, but it’s quite nice to look at.

0 Designer: Luís Porém

Origami to the Rescue!

Origami to the Rescue!

Inspired by the recent quakes and tsunamis in Japan and Haiti, the Origami Shelter aims to provide fast, efficient protection for those in dire situations. The design takes from the folding principles of origami and transforms from small rectangle to a secure, durable sanctuary in minutes. The compact design can easily be shipped in large quantities and constructed by a single individual, making it a great disaster relief product.

0 Designer: Doowon Suh

Shells, Whites and Yolk

Shells, Whites and Yolk

It seems to be a magical appliance that separates the egg whites from the yolk in one swift twist and I am all for it! Egg Separator is a device where you place the whole egg, yes with the shell intact, into the central compartment. With a sharp twist and turn, you get the shells in one place, the whites in a separate compartment and the yolk in another. Sounds perfect, and something very handy for the MasterChef kitchen!

0 Designer: Tommy Hawes

Order By Smell

Order By Smell

Our senses play such an important role regarding our perception of food. A sexy looking steak with perfectly mashed potatoes on a menu card or the sweet smell of a freshly baked pie is to simply entice you with sight and smell. To allow the visually challenged folks enjoy a similar enticing experience, we have here the Odor Menu. It’s a menu card enhanced with Braille menu and appetizing food-smells that corresponding with the dish. This not only helps them place orders but also replicates the experience of browsing a visually appealing menu card.

0 Designers: Liu Jie, Wen Ho & Liu Dongming

This Ain't No Piggy Bank

This Ain’t No Piggy Bank

It’s a bill bank! The BB Billosaur is the first ever redesign of the piggybank where coins are not welcome. Circular holes line one side from top to bottom so that rolled bills can be inserted from top to bottom to fill the porcelain container. Cork stoppers push bills all the way in and give it a unique, prehistoric look.

0 Designer: George Lee