Perfectly Warmed Bath

Perfectly Warmed Bath

When you are in for a long soak, the cycle of water turning from comfortably warm to tepid to cold is frustrating. On rare occasions I indulge in draining out some cold and refilling with the warm water. But my eco-conscious mind chides me for it! Anyways, Warm On pebbles look to resolve this problem innovatively. The pebbles are sensor-fitted heat-radiating artificial stones that maintain the water temperature for a set duration. So from start to finish you can have the same water temperature without any guilt. Awesome!

0 Designers: Sunmi Hwang, Hyunjoo-Lee & Jiwon-Seok

DIY Postcards

DIY Postcards

I love the fact that we can setup our own photo printing system at home and get creative with it. However there is the limitation of routing the pictures via a computer and then printing them. The Postcards Printer eliminates this step; it doubles up as a digital photo frame and a printer. Creating excusive postcards for posting or just plain photos, both options look awesome with it.

0 Designer: Sun Feng

The Plug Lamp

The Plug Lamp

Doesn’t it seem like it’s impossible to find an open outlet when you need one?! The Plug Lamp provides a clever (and cute) solution to this problem by incorporating an outlet into the base so power is always handy!

0 Designer: Form Us With Love for ateljé Lyktan

Design Adventures

Design Adventures

The team at Note Design Studio really like to get their hands dirty when they’re hunting for a little creativity. For the Marginal Notes collection here, they ventured deep into the forest, encountering everything from strange characters to abandoned construction sites… all of which become the unique inspirations for this adventurous collection. Hit the jump to learn the story behind each piece!

0 Designer: Note

Simplifying Photography

Simplifying Photography

In this digital era and self-sufficient gadget loving folks, we rarely have to step into a photo studio just to print pictures. Photosensitive is a project that aims to simplify the self-help process where cameras need to hook-up with computers for the printing process. “The application becomes a dimension of the experience, from capturing to archiving and sharing images.”

0 Designer: Damien Arlettaz

Monocasco Again!

Monocasco Again!

The Monocasco Concept Bike is an electric version inspired by the original Ossa monocasco bike of Santiago Herrero. Reliving the legacy of the legendary Sabtiago, who died racing his Ossa in the 1970 Grand Prix, this bike is a fitting tribute. The story goes that Ossa abandoned racing altogether after this tragedy.

0 Designer: ART-TIC TEAM

Steampunk Style

Steampunk Style

The RESPONSUM LEVARE C Sub B3 Chair emphasizes a balance between form and function, blurring the line between utilitarian object and decoration. Its cog-like components and combination of latigo leather and maple dowels with high-tech Richlite fiber composite create a pseudo-Victorian “steampunk” aesthetic that’s sure to make it the focal point of any room. Eccentric, but very handsome nonetheless.

0 Designer: Kenneth Smythe

4D Table

4D Table

Inspired by Albert Einstein’s theory on time as a 4th dimension, this table’s steel-mesh glass top represents the space-time continuum and the supports represent four vectors. Even if you’re not big on theories of relativity, there’s no denying that this design’s craftsmanship and cable-work are outstanding!

0 Designer: Axel Yberg

Screaming Speakers

Screaming Speakers

The Soundmasters speakers are LOUD in both aesthetic and functionality! The cabinet resembles a screaming face with the speaker as the mouth and air vents as the eyes. A multi-angular body creates a unique look that makes each unit appear to sink into the desk and also allows sound to be pointed in different directions.

0 Designer: Akhil Thampuran

Da Lollipop!

Da Lollipop!

I found the original lollipop thermometer to be a good design, but like my doctor pointed out, it may not be a great idea to give children candies when they are unwell. Plus imagine having to take the temperature every hour or so! A perfect redesign is this new version that has the candy feel without being the real thing. Sweet!

0 Designers: Dano Su and Young Lee Kim

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

To quote Professor Dr. Peter Zec “Companies have realized that investing in design offers a considerable added value. In the end, the design of a product is the most important incentive for the purchase decision of a consumer.” We totally agree! The winners of the 2012 red dot product design were recently announced and like last year, the official Gala will be in July. Here is a quick look at the 15 products that won the coveted Best of Best 2012 red dot product design. Cheers to Good Design!

0 Designers: Various

Floating Artwork

Floating Artwork

A prime example of sophisticated design, the Amare looks like a luxury toy straight out of a James Bond flick. Stunning wood accents are met with polished handles, steering wheel, knobs and other fixtures in rich detail to create an elegant yet masculine aesthetic. For the thrill seeker inside, it also comes standard with a 350 HP water-jet engine. You couldn’t NOT feel sexy on this bad boy even if you tried!

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Wooden Perfection

Wooden Perfection

Inspired by the rings of a tree, the organic shape and texture of the GVAL chair’s alternating sheets of plywood serve as a visual and tangible reminder of both nature and memory. Perfectly nested inside the hollow chair are 2 additional segments that can be used as footrests, or combined to form another chair. Magnifique!

0 Designers: Various