Relaxation Pod

Relaxation Pod

A response to increasingly urbanized environments, the SleepBox is a contemporary piece of furniture designed to be resting spot in semi-public spaces like airports and offices. To withstand constant use, the solid shell is composed of hardwearing, durable HIMACS that  also makes the seamless appearance possible. It’s as visually captivating as it is functional for catching up on a little R&R.

0 Designer: Caspar Lohner

Living Lotus

Living Lotus

This delicate-looking, floral inspired design by Hyun-Seok Kim at first looks like a sculptural floating egg, but when the petal-like sides come down the interior is revealed as a cabin fit with an underwater panoramic view, convertible sofa-bed, and water level deck. The Fiorella isn’t so much a yacht as it is a maneuverable floating picnic spot, but it is just as entertaining!

0 Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

Magic Pen

Magic Pen

Recorder is this magic pen that converts your written notes into electronic files and then transfers it to your phone and computer via Bluetooth. I think it’s a great idea and can actually encourage us writers to take to the book and pen more often. I bet authors and illustrators will love it too! My only wish – it auto spellchecks the files.

0 Designers: Various

Funky Shoe Style

Funky Shoe Style

As the name suggests Topless Shoes have no upper constrictions or bindings. It’s like sinking your foot into a warm cushy hole and expecting it to ‘walk’ with you at every step. The elastic layer called ‘muscle’ parts under the foot and encloses it in a firm yet comfortable grip. Ideal for folks who find wearing shoes a huge task, and I’d sure like to give them a try.

0 Designers: Various

Minimalist Nano Wristband

Minimalist Nano Wristband

Though there are hundreds of iPod Nano watch band designs on the market now, few are as minimal and simple as Curve Creative’s NANOLET. The lightweight, flexible band is 3D printed as one single component that simply wraps around your wrist for a quick and easy way to carry your Nano. Perfect for users on the run! Own it here.

0 Designer: Curve Creative

Furnishings on Fire

Furnishings on Fire

While LED light is energy efficient and long lasting, it can also be hard to look at! With this in mind, Estudi Arola’s BlancoWhite series of table-top bookcases, shelving and wall lamps feature hidden strips of LED that are focused toward the center of each piece, creating a warm, indirect glow that won’t blind the viewer. It’s a versatile collection that’s as beautiful in the dark as it is in the light.

0 Designer: Estudi Arola

Get Sticky!

Get Sticky!

Gotta love these uber-cute stickers! Gecko Stickers are decorations that glow in the dark. From a nighttime cityscape to peering eyeballs, all 10 designs are sure to be a conversation starter that’s fun for the whole family. Get ‘em here!

0 Designer: Gecko

Packaging Perfectionism

Packaging Perfectionism

Does it really matter how you tape your boxes shut? Not really, unless you add some cool hinges to the design, or go off-center like how I usually do. But if you are perfectionism personified, then you must really crave for neatness while sealing stuff. So how about the Center Tape? I know you’ll really dig it!

0 Designers: Hwang Youn Ha & Han Seung Bum

Split Digital Delight

Split Digital Delight

eXcanvas is for those who like taking self portraits and have to depend upon strangers to do them the favor of taking pictures. The camera can be separated into a tripod and sub camera and features a timer function too. I love the sleek way you can strap the camera on your wrist and click pictures; very convenient!

0 Designer: Junyoung Jang

Where Art Thou Alfa Romeo?

Where Art Thou Alfa Romeo?

I have always found the look of Alfa Romeos to be odd… not bad, but very recognizable! This concept by designer Vincent Montreuil stays true to its inspiration, the 1965 Alfa Giulia GTA, & maintains the same quirky styling. The primary objective of the design was lightness, & the vehicles weighs in at only 1760lbs despite its 200hp output (a better power/weight ratio than a BMW Z4M). The lightness is reflected in front & rear openings that give the impression that air passes directly through the car. 

0 Designer: Vincent Montreuil

CalenClock

CalenClock

Now here’s a calendar with a little attitude. Inspired by the relationship between calendar dates and hourly time, the Calenclock combines both into a clever all-in-one desktop solution. Hour and minute hands hover over split-page days that each present a unique message ranging from “No Public Holidays, Work Hard!” to “Trick or Treat!”

0 Designer: Ken Lo

Smart Bench

Smart Bench

Voda Design’s Solar Bench is a multifunctional streetlight/bench combination that harnesses solar energy to power its overhead LED lamp. Solar panels built into the bench case make it possible to place the unit in any location independent of a local power supply. Integrated outlets can also be used by the public as a daytime charging station for laptops, cell-phones, or other electronic devices. This super-convient design is a great solution for minimizizing wasted space while reducing our carbon footprint.

0 Designer: Voda Design

Dude Where’s the Car?

Dude Where’s the Car?

I resonate with the need for the Car Compass because I have been in this situation once. A friend had parked his hired car in the public car park and he forgot which floor it was on. We literally had to go to each floor of the 10 floors to figure out where the car was. Now if we had something like this Car Compass key then it would have guided us to the exact location of the car, using arrows and pointers on it’s display. Sometimes beeps and flashing lights are just not effective enough!

0 Designers: AHHAPROJECT