Interactive and Modular Roofs

Interactive and Modular Roofs

Here is an interesting concept of modularizing the roofs of buildings. The idea stems from the fact that roof gardens have a uni-directional focus with little or no variations. Design Prototype Interactive Roof are pixilated units that perform a unique function and interact according to the living space below it.

0 Designer: Nicolas Backal

Winter Inspired Lamp

Winter Inspired Lamp

The Snow Form Lamp by designer Young Kwang Cho was inspired by the unique way that snow collects as long ridges formed by the wind. Like the snowdrifts, the lamp has a soft, fluid aesthetic with gentle curves and sweeping lines. Simply push the top of the lamp down to activate the light.

0 Designer: Young Kwang Cho

Roll Up Your Bike

Roll Up Your Bike

Unlike existing folding bicycle designs that fold into a triangular shape, the Donut bike folds into a super-compact circle that leaves no component exposed. From the handlebars to the pedals, everything is safely tucked away and making it incredibly easy to tote around and store.

0 Designer: Arvind M

The Great River Turbine

The Great River Turbine

Michael Jantzen’s Great River Turbine is yet another hydroelectric power station that focuses on public outreach, allowing visitors to visit and witness first-hand the creation of clean energy. Situated on a moored barge, the turbine would automatically rise and fall with the water level and could be placed in most any river setting for pollution-free electricity.

0 Designer: Michael Jantzen

Bouquet of Lights

Bouquet of Lights

A very close call on the illuminated incense sticks, the Callar wins grace for being the ideal representation of illuminated flower stems. A bunch of these would work wonders on any angry spouse or girlfriend, plus they’d make good mood lighting. The clever thing is that they are without wires and portable; they recharge via a base station. Warm and exuding love, I’d take home a bunch of these for next Valentines’!

0 Designer: Jaehwa Lee

OMG! I Love the Blue Facebook Phone!

OMG! I Love the Blue Facebook Phone!

Thank god I didn’t invest in the Facebook IPO. I’d much rather bet my money on a Bluephone….the Facebook! It looks interesting and boasts drool-worthy features. The sleek blue case is fashioned out of metal and it sports a 4.2-inch screen. The front hosts 5 – megapixel camera and an 8 – megapixel camera adorns the back. It juices up via induction charging using a dedicated dock. Of course all this is in the designer’s imagination, but who am I to complain! I can only imagine the customized hotkeys and impending chaos it will create in my online life. Yes, I await the FB Phone with eager enthusiasm!

0 Designer: Michal Bonikowski

Living Architecture

Living Architecture

The Turbine Bridge concept is a hydroelectric power station that also serves as a multifunctional space on Amsterdam’s Amstel River. On the main internal level there is space dedicated to pedestrian walkers and cyclists, cafes and stores while the upper level hosts terraces, playgrounds and spaces to relax. More than just a link between two sides of the river, the bridge aims to become a landmark where both locals and tourists can come together.

0 Designer: DWAWU Architects

Linear Street Lamp

Linear Street Lamp

Designed for Bep’s Car & Motorcycle Accessories, the B-Light is a modern twist on the street lamp that is instantly recognizable in “traffic red.” Formed from a single, laser-cut metal sheet, the design consists of a straight line that folds in on itself, like the sinuous lines of light obtained by photographing moving cars at night. With a bright LED light that’s parallel to the ground it also does its best to minimize light pollution.

0 Designer: Labìt Architetti & Studio Fuxia

More than Meets the Eye

More than Meets the Eye

At first glance this design by Daniel Pearlman might look like another pretty coffee table, but take a closer look and you’ll see that it’s not just any old table. It’s a coffee table, chair, and side table cleverly disguised into one singular piece. A perfect design for small spaces, each piece looks and functions great on its own.

0 Designer: Daniel Pearlman

Urban Beehive

Urban Beehive

The reddot award winning Urban Beehive from Philips Design shows us that ant farms are obsolete and we should be gunning our attention on bees. The Urb is in line with the concept and makes beekeeping a ‘less daunting and more attractive process for novices.’ The biggest advantage is that you don’t need to adorn the protective garb when you handle the bin. You can observe the colony and use the technology implements to extract the honey easily.

0 Designer: Chris Weir

Digi-Coach

Digi-Coach

Designed specifically for the professional sports world, the Nike Coach is a digital tablet that works in tandem with a Bluetooth bracelet to monitor athletes’ overall physical condition to streamline the process of tracking progress. A wide range of fitness applications and a durable, sporty design make it the perfect assistant on and off the field.

0 Designer: Jeong Yong

Feature Rich Speaker

Feature Rich Speaker

Brushed anodized aluminum frame, bent powder-coated steel wire base, injection molded elastomer controls, injection molded ABS housing, carbon weave drivers, removable magnetic nylon mesh grill cover, four driven speakers, enhanced bass response (phew!) – just a few of the features packed into the Aperion Aris speaker! On top of all that, it’s super connective- simply plug and play via Bluetooth, AirPlay, or Play-2 for Hi-Fi wireless sound from your favorite device.

0 Designer: iNDUSTRY

A Dragon in the City

A Dragon in the City

This unorthodox structure, designed for Shangai’s city center, traverses over a man-made river and park system, serving as a peaceful landmark getaway for visitors and locals alike. The spiraling structure, named Sity, is ultramodern in approach, but was inspired by the ancient Chinese dragon. At once it is a striking beacon of the future and an instantaneously recognizable symbol of age-old tradition.

0 Designer: Sonik Module