H2O Inspired Gallery

H2O Inspired Gallery

Zaha Hadid Architect and Roca announce the opening of the Roca London Gallery – a design inspired by the power of water as a transforming element to carve a sequence of dynamic, porous spaces for the gallery. Fissures and slices in the walls give permeability consistently throughout the gallery. The design theme of water extends to the facade, which appears as a set of ripples in movement across the exterior.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects

Mo'bility is Mo'betta

Mo’bility is Mo’betta

MO is a flexible, affordable and sustainable combination of bike rental systems, local public transportation, and car sharing that aims to ease the tension of getting around in the city. Using a human-centered design approach, Mo would also mean less cars on the street, a quieter environment, less oversize roadways and more room for walking paths, improving the overall quality of life for everyone.

0 Designer: Lunar

Sweet Lil' Coffee Table

Sweet Lil’ Coffee Table

Around, the latest addition to the Muuto furniture collection, is a minimal yet durable (and of course round!) coffee table series that is sure to be a timeless piece in any contemporary setting. In two sizes and a multitude of finishes, they work great as a single piece or in groups of two, three or more.

0 Designer: Muuto

The Dew Trap

The Dew Trap

Apparently plastic bags are a resourceful means to collect morning dew and many mountaineers use it to collect water. Needless to say, not all climbers are conscientious enough to carry back their litter, and as a result many of our peaks are getting polluted. To offer a better alternative, we have here the Succulent Concept, a mock up of a succulent plants. It helps collect and filter in the morning dew, directly into a bottle and is easily portable.

0 Designer: Yu-ru Chen

Another Huggable Light

Another Huggable Light

On the lines of the dºlight Huggable pillow (makes an excellent Christmas present), we have here the In Soft pillow. The difference lies in the intuitive way the lights go on and off with a simple touch. Thanks to the LED lights used, heat is no longer a problem with touching lighting interfaces. Would love me one, just to celebrate this special occasion of Diwali…the ultimate festival of lights! Happy Diwali YD readers!

0 Designer: Takaaki Oguchi

Geometric Beauty

Geometric Beauty

So my birthday was this week, and all I wanna know is who is going to get me this chair?!  Gotta love Thomas Feichtner’s latest, the M3 chair. This geometric piece exhibits an open, wooden cantilever construction that highlights not only the tension between closed and open, heavy and light, and surface and line, but also the symbiosis between traditional workmanship and contemporary design. Though it may not be space saving, it’s sure to complete any existing space.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Super Efficient PreFab

Super Efficient PreFab

PicsaHouse, the latest from Kassen Lifestyle, is a unique and cost-effective prefab housing solution that looks to relieve some of the problems with current housing systems. Most prefab houses use the same techniques as stud-fram building, leading to the same inherent structural and insulation issues, but the PicsaHouse has adapted techniques from bridge building, making it quick to build while requiring less maintenance over time… exactly how a prefab should be.

0 Designer: Kassen Lifestyle

Rush Hour Shmush Hour

Rush Hour Shmush Hour

Juha-Pekka Rautio’s Citroen CCrab concept is a small electric vehicle designed for zipping around efficiently in city traffic. Like the name suggests, the CCrab also takes inspiration from the crab, and is able to move sideways with individually powered wheels that turn independently. The CCrab also draws inspiration from the quick and precise maneuvers of footballers – not a bad place to start considering that rush hour can often be like a mad game of running and dodging.

0 Designer: Juha-Pekka Rautio

Disposable Bowls Look Too Good

Disposable Bowls Look Too Good

Food delivery containers are usually made of paper, plastic or foam. They’re quick to make, cheap to produce and provide very little incentive to reuse. The Eco Bowls are designed to quick assemble down into separate components to be easier for disposal. They also happen to look good enough to keep and reuse so my question is, why wouldn’t you?

0 Designer : Jongduck Park

Meter Pen

Meter Pen

Electronic Pen steps up the game for pens that measure as you use them. Not only does include a sexy display that is powered by kinetic means, it also features a specialized design to prevent the display from getting damaged. I like the simple thought process behind the design; surely makes rulers a thing of the past!

0 Designer: Jang Hyung-jin

The Take Wherever Lamp

The Take Wherever Lamp

Nothing better than curling up in your favorite nook with a cuppa delight and a good book! Stay rooted to the spot regardless of nightfall, thanks to the PAL (Personal Access Lamp) Lamp + Table. A convenient table and LED task lamp combo that relies on induction charging and is cordless. A mix of 15 warm and cool LEDs provide optimal reading light that also cuts down on energy use. On a full charge you can expect 8 hours of cordless illumination! Fantastic!

0 Designer: Maria Pitallano

This Watch has Balls

This Watch has Balls

The limited edition Ringen watch by designer Marc Tran was inspired by the perfect roundness of balls and automotive shapes. The watch is composed mostly of white gold, but the blue disc that represents the hours is made of brushed, anodized aluminum and adds a touch of youth to the overall design. A blue ball is moved along a horizontal progression of black slats that each represent 2 minutes. An additional blue ball orbits the face to display seconds. Anything but ordinary!

0 Designer: Marc Tran

Santa's New Ride

Santa’s New Ride

As you might have guessed by the name, the Polar concept utility vehicle was designed especially to meet the demands of long distance, rugged roads and the cold weather of icy North Pole area. For the most part, functional parts are exposed for easy repair and emergency part changes in frigid weather. Designed to move snowmobiles, the adjustable wheels adapt to the terrain and a snow-plow can even be attached to the front to ease transport.

0 Designer: Juha-Pekka Rautio