Nooka x Mesh01 Design Competition

Nooka x Mesh01 Design Competition

Hey kids. Want an opportunity to design a “noo watch” and win up to $2,500? NOOKA is partnering with MESH01 to create a competition exploring what new expressions the form of a time keeping device can take. I know a lot of you have wonderful ideas just waiting to leave that brainy brain of yours. You’ve got until October 11 so get to designing! It’s last minute but I know all of you are used to working under pressure. In fact, some of your best work probably comes from there. Hit up MESH01 for full contest details.

0 Competition: MESH01

A New Look at Drains

A New Look at Drains

At a time when we see most designers concentrating on personal products, we have here InHo Lee who is concerned about the ways to improve public drains. His Filter Sewer is system that segregates trash (like leaves) from wet waste and allows drains to remain clog-free. The system also allows the authorities to place odor-removing (or absorbing) tablets, and keep the streets fragrant. Now the latter half may be a tall order to consider, but on the whole I think the idea is neat.

0 Designer: InHo Lee

Morning Raga

Morning Raga

I can’t make up my mind about the Light Bulb Radio, I think it borders between cheesy and sleek and am unwilling to write it off so soon. What I like most is its clever designing and the way the radio + nightlight combo has been given a new vibe. The light bulb influence and simple user interface makes it even more appealing. What do you think?

0 Designer: Na Yoon-mi

Beyond Building

Beyond Building

The Art Wall project by designer Yongpeng Shen aims to become the community heart of the vibrant and creative Southbank area of Melbourne, Australia. The mixed-use building would house an art library, studios & galleries, as well as residential & commercial spaces. What about the name? The Art Wall’s facade facing Sturt Street is articulated by a series of indents drawn from nearby architectural fragments. More importantly, the structure would complete the void created by the Westgate freeway that currently divides the community.

0 Designer: Yongpeng Shen

Urban Mobile Spa

Urban Mobile Spa

If you work a 9-5 job you probably know what it’s like to have that mid-day itch to get outside & exercise. Unless you live where you work, the problem is that there’s nowhere to shower or change before & after a jog. The My Lane project aims to provide a series of quality, modular changing/shower stations to paying subscribers who need a little exercise during the day. The portable pods can be placed around parks or other recreational areas for a quick refresh before heading back to work.

0 Designer: Pierandrei Associati

Silver Swan

Silver Swan

The latest addition to the ISMA line of fixtures is the elegant Swan faucet. Its proportions subtly combine heavy and light elements that maintain balance between spout and handle. The inspiration behind this unique style and shape comes from the traditional Danish silverwork. As easy to install as it is to operate, the Swan incorporates the ingenious ISMAFIX mounting system, making self-installation easy as 1-2-3.

0 Designers: Christian Laudet & Gia To

Handles on Everything

Handles on Everything

Handles are so important. They enable our wiry, dexterous fingers to grasp all sorts of objects. “Your Magnet” is a u-magnet with little suction cup feet. Stick it on handleless cups, electronics, glass and just about anything that’ll stick. Personally I have a mirrored cabinet that’s near impossible to open after a steamy shower. Your Magnet looks like a good solve for that.

0 Designer: Lufdesign

Scissor hanger

Scissor hanger

Check out the Scissor Hanger. It’s a fun and functional to hang one’s clothes. Fortunately the edges are safer the kid safe scissors so no need to worry about shredding up your precious Apple t-shirts (RIP Steve). Made of wood or plastic.

0 Designer: Igor Vig

Inspired Sands of Light

Inspired Sands of Light

The sense of déjà vu is overwhelming when you look at the Sandglass Light, however with the exception to the shape, little else is common between the old and the new. Clearly inspired by the age-old hourglass shape, this refined version has simple functions and does away with the timer. Three settings and minimal twists encourage you to use the lamp more as ambient lighting than just a novelty fixture. This new avatar is all about refinements!

0 Designer: Jun-sang Kim

Flower Talk

Flower Talk

The Floating Pot is for both the green thumb folks and the not-so-plant-savvy people like me. Basically it’s a pot-in-pot where the inner pot floats up to a certain level when water is poured into it. As and when the water gets absorbed the inner pot sinks, indicating replenishment of water. The green-thumb folks will look at it as a two-way communication between their beloved plant and them. Forgetful folks like me will take it as a reminder to water the plant before it dies!

0 Designers: Dahyun Song, Donghan Seo & Diach Seo

Crazy About Daisy

Crazy About Daisy

In keeping with Blat Design’s Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic, the Daisy pendant lamp is both light and fresh. Its petals allow plenty of light to slip through and are even bold like the flower of the Mediterranean daisy. DIY wood and metal styles in a number of finishes are as much a pleasure to construct as they are to look at.

0 Designer: Blat Lighting

Quick Change Cycle

Quick Change Cycle

The M2 electric racing motorcycle by designer Pedro Marcondes is one slick looking street bike. I’m loving the athletic stance and round spokes, but what really sets it apart is its race-ready construction. 6 sub-divided cells make it easy to remove, repair, or replace integral components during those time-critical pit stops.

0 Designer: Pedro Marcondes

Disaster Relief Dirigible

Disaster Relief Dirigible

The Airship Archangel looks like something straight out of Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow! This disaster relief/emergency response airship is designed to enhance the capabilities of service organizations in providing medical services & transportation of personnel, supplies, & equipment. A lightweight frame & hybrid integration of propulsion, energy generation & storage, & tethered wind-power generation make it a super-efficient & relatively quick method of delivering emergency care to otherwise inaccessible areas.

0 Designer: Various