Cultivate a Green Habit

Cultivate a Green Habit

There is no doubt that visual representation has a greater impact than some random numbers. So if I can see how much extra power my sub-standard air conditioner is consuming in comparison to a graded one, I’m more inclined to get it changed or restrict its usage. Likewise with other appliances and gadgets. Eco,Pulse is a great visual tool that educates you on your power consumptions and energy wastages. The goal is to help you reduce your carbon footprint and build energy efficient home. Something we should all consider, given our depleting resources.

0 Designers: Lim Wan Xuan & Tang Xueling Jane

Fancy Framework

Fancy Framework

Francesco Faccin’s Traverso table exaggerates the primary supporting beam as both a functional part of the structure and an aesthetic detail. The unique ash wood construction and color variations emphasize the central, robust beam to create a sense of balance and strength. Sure to be a timeless piece for both the classic craftsman and modern loft alike. 

0 Designer: Francesco Faccin

Listen Here!

Listen Here!

One of the best things about visiting new places is getting in on the secret spots where locals love to hang. Listen Here is a service that connects tourists with locals, allowing them to listen to live audio transmitted by portable microphones that have been left by locals in their favorite hangouts. The user can gain a sense of the atmosphere before choosing where to visit, making it easier to experience the true local lifestyle! Hit jump – check vid!

0 Designer: Nicola Hume

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