Age-old Material Meets Modern Design

Age-old Material Meets Modern Design

After self-producing two pneumatic extruders to push soft clay through die, designer Max Cheprack put them to use, gently manipulating the material with great precision and complexity. This Clay Stool design is just one result of the process and represents not only a culturally historic material of the designer’s homeland, but also new possibilities in ceramic design and production.

0 Designer: Max Cheprack

The Winner's Rowing Shoe

The Winner’s Rowing Shoe

Winning this year’s Plastics Industry Award for Product Design of the Year is this genius adjustable rowing shoe. Before, shoes had to be manufactured in a range of sizes, meaning rowers had to put up with the wrong size or take time to swap out. Also, previous models of fixed shoes couldn’t be washed & would often end up smelly & unhygienic. The Active Tools 2k Rowing Shoe addresses these problems by being adjustable to the rower’s size & having an outer shell molded from soft EVA/TPO foam so they can be kept clean.

Sand Shine

Sand Shine

The Desert Storm lamp’s use of sand as the main material provides an organic feel in both appearance and touch. The shape of these sand-molded lamp shades brings to mind primitive dessert dome dwellings and the fixture’s overall figure resembles plants that blossom near the Mediterranean seashore. Though they look fragile, the shades’s strength partners with that of the fixture’s metal pole.

0 Designer: Nir Meiri

Volkswagen With a View

Volkswagen With a View

The two-seater Volkwagen Outside concept was designed for the driver who appreciates options! This modern speedster has an emphasis on sporty handling and removable side panels that can be enclosed for a secure and intimate driving experience or left behind for open-air thrills. For nature-lovers who don’t mind a little wind blown hair.

0 Designer: Luiz Antonelli

Million Keyboards in One!

Million Keyboards in One!

Our favorite design studio Art lebedev is back with an update to their Optimus range of keyboards. This time around we have the Optimus Populyaris & Optimus Mini Six. While the Populyaris is a compact keyboard that configures with very many options (like English, Russian, Photoshop etc.), the mini six is an auxiliary device with six customizable keys that can be assigned any function, including displaying information related or non-related to the current program in use. Mini Six is perfect as a Tools panel, remote control, or an indicator with static or animated graphics!

0 Designers: Art Lebedev Studio

Non-Destructive Head Phones

Non-Destructive Head Phones

Love the name of this concept and totally relate to it as well. The personal side of the story is that both my brother and I managed to ruin our hearing thanks to blasting music through our earphones (parental advice IS ignored by teens). Hence the Non-Destructive Head Phones aims at keeping your eardrums safe, minimize bacterial infection and still allow you to enjoy your music on the go. The only flipside is that you will be aware of secondary noises like maybe a honking car. Then again, in the long run it can work out to your advantage…maybe catch up on some street gossip!

0 Designer: Altamash Jiwani

If Pro and Air had a Baby!

If Pro and Air had a Baby!

Given that they really need something bigger than Siri to captivate us, Apple rumors of a fusion version of the Macbook Pro and the Air are gaining wind at great speed. If Creative Soul Jørgen Langevad had his way, then this new Apple MacBook will be the way Job’s legacy will continue. To make the marriage work, Langevad has changed the harddrive to a flash based SSD and completely removed the optical drive. An OLED Display or a LG Shuriken is suggested, plus Quadcore processors being the trend, Intel’s next gen offering Ivy Bridge will be the perfect fit.

0 Designer: Jørgen Langevad

No More Nukes!

No More Nukes!

Surprisingly, this isn’t the first mushroom cloud lamp design that I’ve seen before. (Great minds really do think alike.) But I like this one equally for its softer nature and unique inspiration. Though ominous at first glance, the Mushroom Lamp 2 is a representation of the world’s existing 23,000 nuclear weapons (said to be capable of annihilating the earth several times over) and a reminder that peace is the wisest policy.

0 Designer: h220430

Well Balanced Yacht

Well Balanced Yacht

This 60 meter megayacht by Van Geest Design is characterized by near-perfect balance and creative contrast. The two-toned hull color blocks silver and charcoal to create a distinctive look with graphic lines and three dimensional shapes that direct the eyes toward the stern. Impeccable symmetry can be found from aft to bow and even in the staggered decks and lounge areas.

0 Designer: Van Geest Design

Invisible Fans

Invisible Fans

Exhaust fans in bathrooms are a necessary evil that many interior designers struggle with. There is a way to make them invisible and completely disappear when not in use. Venti appears to be a regular tile on the outside, but is in fact a fan! Simply pop it open when you need it. Intuitive and functional is what I like to call it.

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz for Umbra Design

Plant Monitor for 2015

Plant Monitor for 2015

A time will soon come when baby monitors will be out of fashion and be replaced with ones for plants. In preparations designer Hyun Seok Kang has devised the Monologue. Just like any gadget that keeps tabs on babies, this one too relays info like temperature, soil condition, moisture levels and the basic mood of the plant. Is it healthy, happy or sad! The thang is voice activated and essentially keeps guiding you on how to be a better mommy plant. Love it!

0 Designer: Hyun Design

The Bugatti Super-Sedan

The Bugatti Super-Sedan

The Super-Sedan may seem contrary to the signature offerings of the Veyron, but following the trend of other sportscar makers is this stylish executive saloon design. Though considered a full-size luxury vehicle, the Super-Sedan is still loaded with the same raw performance and modern texhnological amenities you’d expect from Bugatti (and the pricetag!). Even the purist should be able to appreciate this attempt to broaden the brand’s appeal beyond that of hardcore fans.

0 Designer: Dejan Hristov

Roll for Self-Improvement

Roll for Self-Improvement

I love any design that serves to influence its user to make positive changes to their own life and the environment in which they live. This whimsical dice set was designed to be a friendly, interactive reminder that improvements in health, kindness, and environmental friendliness are an important part of our everyday routine. Sometimes all you need is a little push!

0 Designer: Creative Heroes