Loopy Lighting

Loopy Lighting

Free of excess, the stripped-down LOOP lamp offers a simple and unique way of directing light where you want it to go. LOOP’s electrical cables have additional functionality as they both suspend the lamp and allow the user to adjust the angle of the light. A clever, contemporary design that looks good both off and on!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Concrete Beauty

Concrete Beauty

Situation on the west coast of the Baltic island of Öland, Villa Widlund stands out as a solid white, geometric, concrete landmark in perfect contrast with a backdrop of picturesque ocean views and serene beach landscapes. Construction and furnishings are minimal so that each room highlights the windows and spectacular outdoor views. Everything about this modern beach villa is dreamy – I’d have trouble deciding to be in or out!

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects

Audio Globe

Audio Globe

Designed to rotate on a 23.4 degree slanted axis like the globe, DORA CD Player grabs your attention with its clever gimmick design. This could have been another drab rectangular gadget, meant to seduce you with textures and colors, but thankfully it isn’t! The CD loads into the back panel, while the speakers are placed in the front. I love the catchy remote that accompanies this player; spin my world right round, like a record…..

0 Designer: Jeong Yong

Yes, Another Socket

Yes, Another Socket

Search for “Socket” on Yanko Design and you will be hit by countless designs, making you wonder why is this component so important in our lives. If it’s not the socket per-se, then it’s the plugs that most designers are worried about. Adding to the list is the Live Socket, an iteration that takes away the bother of pulling the plug once we are done with an appliance. Child safe and energy friendly, this design is clever and practical too!

0 Designer: Xu Zhang

Purrrrfect Jag

Purrrrfect Jag

Inspired by the vintage Jag e-type of the 1960s, the Jaguar XKX concept finds a modern balance between pure muscle and supreme elegance. The design returns to the total smoothness of the brand’s original models with soft, fluid lines that dip and curve into one another like liquid. Vintage inspiration combined with highly advanced tech (I.E. – an outer skin that recharges the battery) make this one fierce kitty.

0 Designers: Hussain Almossawi & Marin Myftiu

Bright Slide

Bright Slide

The super modern-looking Slide Lamp is constructed from a single piece of machine-hallowed hardwood mounted on a cast aluminum base. The unorthodox construction also makes for very unique functionality- simply raise or lower the intuitive side lever to turn it on or off, or adjust the brightness!

0 Designer: Jason Jahnke

The Visible Lifesaver

The Visible Lifesaver

Life Light is perfectly visible in low light and night, making it an efficient and practical lifesaver and emergency buoy by the sea. The upside is that it relies on renewable energy sources to keep the LEDs working at night. It even features an LED water battery. So far the flipside are none, except that it’s still a concept. What do you say?

0 Designers: Tso Chu-Hao, Hsiang Hao-Tien & Chuang Tsung-Hua

iPhone Case That Makes Sense

iPhone Case That Makes Sense

All said and done, the Ö Case makes better sense as an iPhone Case than any others that I have seen. Two things that make this concept win its brownie points: A screen-cleaning slider that cleans those oily finger marks off the screen and a special nook to wind and store your earphones. Simple design, creative solution and a sleek outcome!

0 Designer: Löytö Esineiden

Cutie Pod

Cutie Pod

This Segway style vehicle takes the 2-wheeler a step further in the form of a multifunctional transportation pod built for 2. Balanced on a movable joint arm, the Ayhanz Segway can be lowered for speed, linked with other vehicles of its type & even move like a roller coaster hanging from rails! Balancing futurism with realistic functionality, the design takes into account the space saving requirements we can expect in the future, & is a keen look at what urban transportation might really look & behave like.

0 Designer: Mehdi Alamdari

Never Burn Your Tongue Again!

Never Burn Your Tongue Again!

It always happens when you least expect it – you take a drink of your morning coffee and before you know it, it’s too hot… and too late. HATES IT!  The Drinking Timing glass by Hsu Sean is a thoughtful design that uses thermo-chromic material to provide a visual indication of the temperature of your drink. Too hot and it will glow bright red, too cold and it will be clear. Remember your shade and you’ll have the perfect temperature each time!

0 Designer: Hsu Sean

Oh Snap!

Oh Snap!

I love a good hanger design, and here’s one that makes it possible to hang your clothes in a snap! The Snap Hanger consists of two units that fasten together at a single joint to function like scissors, making it possible to quickly and easily slip into narrow-necked shirts without stretching. Hangers can also be combined vertically to save space or taken apart and nested to take on the road.

0 Designer: Yong Jeong

Smart Flame Control

Smart Flame Control

Smart Angle is a visual aid for flame control on a gas stove. While cooking Chinese food, the hot Wok and ingredients are not the only thing you need to have a control over. The heat or the flame of the gas is the other key element you need to keep an eye on. The conventional way to control the flame is to bend at the waist and peek at the burner and then set the flame. Smart Angle eliminates this dangerous step by using refraction.

0 Designers: Hsu Sean & Yih-Wenn Luo

Time for a Healthy Heart

Time for a Healthy Heart

This awesome timepiece by designer Adam Nagy combines the functionality of a clock and fitness pulse monitor into a minimal watch design that will tell you the time and your heart’s beats per minute in a really cool way. Hours and minutes as well as your heart rate are displayed on the screen exactly like an EKG graph! Just don’t freak out when the battery runs out and it flatlines!

0 Designer: Adam Nagy