Park Lover's Pit-Stop

Park Lover’s Pit-Stop

Viktoria Tomova’s urban outdoor rest area concept, Be Happy, features a unique mechanical awning system that can be retracted and extended via sunlight sensors or at the push of a button. The clean, minimal form of the U-shaped columns provides ample support for the protective covering while avoiding obtrusion of the view to the surrounding nature. Intelligent spatial decisions and purposefully placed seating also provide a nice balance of both privacy and invitation.

0 Designer: Viktoria Tomova

Irreducible Simplicity

Irreducible Simplicity

Invisible City’s premier collection of handmade furniture, Incunabular, begins with this interesting tripodal side table that designer Simon Moorhouse describes as having “irreducible simplicity.” The collection is handmade in southeast England and blends traditional craftsmanship with innovative modern design presented in high quality and sustainably sourced walnut, ash, or oak.

0 Designer: Simon Moorhouse

Hello Landline, How Are You!

Hello Landline, How Are You!

As my landline telephone gathers dust each day, I wonder if the classy ‘Hello Tomorrow’ concept will tempt me to use it more often! The thing is that snazzy smartphones and competitive cellphone rates lure us to use them more than the desk phones. But with features like a touchscreen, intuitive functions and customization options like home or office; this iteration looks at reviving the grandeur of the good ‘ole desk phone.

0 Designer: FORM & DRANG

Memory Compartments

Memory Compartments

Ever been in a situation where you have loaned your USB stick to someone and accidentally shared some sensitive files (maybe naughty pics) that were meant to be confidential? Human memory has this way of getting us into trouble! This may not be a problem anymore thanks to the brilliant Amoeba Modular USB Flash Drive. Simply unhook the ‘Private’ segment and share information safely!

0 Designer: Hyunsoo Song

Modern Space Helmet

Modern Space Helmet

Focusing on the importance of ergonomics and overall comfort needed by astronauts, Designer Herald J. Ureña’s goal in designing this space-helmet was to humanize the head-gear and make it an extension of the wearer rather than a restrictive encapsulation.

0 Designer: Herald J. Ureña - Umaña

Sponge

Sponge

It may not be flashy, shiny, dazzling, or obvious, but that’s exactly what’s so great about the Sponge lamp. Inspired by the sea sponge, these hand made clay pottery pieces provide a warm and inviting glow through a porous surface. Perfect for the beach home as a subtle maritime accent or any natural setting as a uniquely textured lighting element.

0 Designer: Miguel Ángel

Lighting Made Simple

Lighting Made Simple

Gotta love these minimal LED desk lamps by Duck Image. The Bamboo Lamp combines natural wood and aluminum into one angular, cohesive unit while the Swan Lamp boasts an elegant curved, aluminum arm. With intuitive touch-sensors, both are as simple as they are easy to use. The housing of the lamps is designed to hide components like screws and wiring for a clean, seamless finish. 

0 Designer: Duck Image

Irrigator for the Home Gardener

Irrigator for the Home Gardener

The Rugiada waterer is an all-in-one irrigation solution that lets the common user garden like the pros. After inserting into the ground, the user selects the vegetable’s typology and the garden’s dimensions. Internal components including a humidity sensor and photocell for radiation detection automatically regulate the time and kind of irrigation (atomization, sprinkle, or droplets).

0 Designer: ddpstudio

Two Finger Camera!

Two Finger Camera!

Doing it the Apple way, Air Camera strips away all the unnecessary aspects to a digital camera design. It leaves us with a Bluetooth enabled camera lens and a motion-sensor shutter button mounted on two rubber bands. Precious moments are captured with a simple click gesture and the images get transferred to your synced smartphone immediately.

0 Designer: Yeon Su Kim

Brick Lego Homes!

Brick Lego Homes!

I love this concept of turning food relief packets to something useful, especially if used in disaster struck areas. The idea is to bundle food (rice) and water into this brick-like module, which can later be used to build temporary shelters. Thanks to their Lego inspired shape, the UNICEF Brick structures promise to be sturdy as temporary shanties.

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

Clever Center Console

Clever Center Console

Essence, by Renzo Menegon, is a multi-task device designed specifically for the BMW MINI Countryman Car and its unique center rail. The design was inspired by a flower, and features 2 articulated “leaves” that can be adjusted manually between positions. In these different positions Essence can act as an arm rest, bottle holder, or even as a compact table perfect for your wine glass (so long as you’re not driving of course). Attractive and useful, this is a great space-management solution.

0 Designer: Renzo Menegon

Totally Rad Repurposing

Totally Rad Repurposing

The skateboard is both the inspiration and the material that forms this awesome series of seating. Each deckstool or deckbench is made from real recycled broken skateboards, making each one unique with its own dings, scrapes, and artwork. Even old trucks are re-used as anchors between pieces. Each one tells a story! Get yours here!

0 Designer: deckstool

Friday Giveaway: Adonit Jot, Jot Pro and Adonit Writer 2 for iPad 2 Hamper!

Friday Giveaway: Adonit Jot, Jot Pro and Adonit Writer 2 for iPad 2 Hamper!

I think the Christmas cheer of giving has set in early! I found the amazing Adonit Jot and Jot Pro Stylus, which are perfect for all iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Mackbook Trackpads, Magic Trackpads and other such touchscreen device users! They capture calligraphy and artistic strokes with such precision, it’s mind blowing! Adonit shares my cheer and has arranged to giveaway an exclusive $200 YD Hamper of One Writer 2 for the iPad 2, Two Jot and Two Jot Pro to One Lucky Winner! Details inside…

0 Contest Closes: 20th November 2011, midnight PST