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

Flair Trade Coffee

Flair Trade Coffee

The first release in HJC Design’s new line of kitchenware is this elegantly crafted coffee machine, Peel. Inspired by the drip of flowing coffee, the stainless steel base plate simulates ripples and helps guide the user’s mug to the proper location.  Satin matte-black body construction, LED accents, and a straightforward user interface simply leave little to be desired. 

0 Designer: HJC Design

Read, Conquer and Share

Read, Conquer and Share

It’s the digital age and social media is our new friend. Sites like Facebook already let our friends know what online newspaper or article we are reading, so it’s only natural for technology to want to bridge the gap between the surreal and paper. The next time you have a book in hand and want to immediately tweet a quote; you’ll probably have something like the Kuote to help you out.

0 Designers: Xu Tao, Wang Junfeng, Christina Yang & Gong Yanyan for Orange Labs Beijing

Solid Wood Splendor

Solid Wood Splendor

Intuitive functionality meets unpredictable geometric styling in this solid wood lamp by Amitrani. To turn on the embedded LED light, simply graze a finger across the metallic button at the base. A super-extended arm balanced by a weighted base make this a sturdy desktop lighting solution that won’t obtrude workspace. 

0 Designer: Amitrani

Syringe for Safe Injection

Syringe for Safe Injection

The One Time Injection Needle aims to help prevent accidental and intentional misuse, both of which contribute to the spread of disease such as HIV And Hepatitis C. In this design, the safety cap must be pulled back to insert the needle. Once retracted, the cap will stay in place to indicate prior use. Additionally, liquid-activated letters read “USED” once in contact with blood or another fluid.

0 Designer: Gyeongwan Koo (Oliver)

Electromagnetic Propulsion Bikes

Electromagnetic Propulsion Bikes

The Pandur 2L and Modelul Le aren’t quite motorcycles but we can’t call them “two-wheelers” either. In fact, “two-ballers” would be a more appropriate name. The vehicles are based on an electromagnetic propulsion system that involves the movement of a sphere inside a shell and suspension given by the electric field between the body and each sphere. Contact is only found between rider and vehicle body as well as the spherical rubber exterior and road.

0 Designer: Lucian Popescu

Ear Tentacles

Ear Tentacles

Inspired by the suction cups on an octopus’ tentacles, red dot design concept winning designer Donghee Suh created this pair of cool earbuds that are easy to manage. The Octopus earbuds are fitted with a silicon flap, which retract to become an impromptu suction cup. This ways you can easily wrap the cord around your phone/device and hook on the earbuds to the screen, in a neat fashion.

0 Designer: Donghee Suh

Black Diamond Watch

Black Diamond Watch

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but this watch is definitely a man’s. What’s hot: a raised glass pyramid face, subtle harlequin pattern detail on the strap, and an über-cool dot matrix display. What’s not: Grrr!! Only that this concept isn’t for sale!

0 Designer: Emir Rıfat Işık

Hip To Be Square

Hip To Be Square

THE BOX “quadracycle,” as designers James Brooks and Richard Bone refer to it, is aimed at providing an inexpensive, easy to maintain, ride-sharing solution in metropolitan areas. Stripped of everything except the basic interior necessities, BOX is similar in size to a Smart Car and weighs only 750 pounds, but it can pack up to 4 people with all that extra room. It can even accommodate wheel-chair users who currently account for a large proportion of society that cannot utilize ride sharing.

0 Designer: Brooks & Bone