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And Back To Sammy News

Thank you Laura and Charles for giving us a fresh perspective on tablets! The Samsung Galaxy One Tablet Projector Concept is a combination of three characteristics from three different devices. It has the lightness and mobility of tablets, the widescreen of desktops backed with the power of a laptop. With the inclusion of a back kick-stand and projector, the device gets additional functionality and of course Windows 8! Superb!

0 Designers: Laura Hong and Charles de Belizal

A Well Balanced Table

A Well Balanced Table

Phil Proctor’s Nina table balances symmetry and proportion in this simple and light yet striking design. The circular, toughened glass top provides the perfect view to the angular structure below. Handmade to order in bespoke materials and sizes, you can own this one HERE!

0 Designer: Phil Proctor

Remember Growing Up

Remember Growing Up

Marking our height on the door frame when we were growing up is a fond memory for many of us, but as time goes by the marks usually get covered up, or people move and forget about them. Sad huh?! The Height Recorder is a thoughtful design that makes it possible to carry the memory with you anywhere. Hang the stick against the wall, placing marks on it each year. When the child is fully grown, the stick can be cut into pieces and made into musical scales like a xylophone!

0 Designer: Weiche Wu

Crystalline Carafe

Crystalline Carafe

Inspired by one of nature’s wonders, the geode, this carafe design makes for a beautiful and eye-catching water pitcher. Similar to how groundwater moves in a cave to form geodes, the water in the carafe moves along the crystals to create an interesting effect that is sure to be a conversation starter at the dinner table.

0 Designer: NOCC

The Emperor's Embrace

The Emperor’s Embrace

Embracing Warmth hand warmer is inspired by the maternal instincts of an Emperor Penguin towards its hatchlings. The warmer is an easy egg that radiates sufficient heat to keep your hands warm sans gloves. A general feel-good portable thang for winters, the idea is very akin to warming your hands around a cuppa hot soup! Love it!

0 Designer: Jaehwa Lee

Bio Burp!

Bio Burp!

Bio Clean is a dust-buster that converts bio-wastes to energy and uses that power for it’s functioning. Let me explain, we generate a lot of kitchen waste that can be converted to bio-fuel, however majority of us skip this process because we don’t know how to do it. Using this premise, the Bio Clean was designed to convert waste to bio-fuel and operate as a cleaner. The details are sketchy but the logic is sound. I’m curious to see how this idea shapes up.

0 Designer: Kyuho Song

Look Familiar?

Look Familiar?

If you think you’ve seen Ricardo Marcos’ Quatro chair before, then your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This beautifully crafted chair and footrest combination takes a great amount of inspiration from none other than the ultra-famous 1956 Eames lounge chair. It’s a fabulous, modern twist on the familiar fragment that is sure to be just as timeless.

0 Designer: Ricardo Garza Marcos

Urban Campfire

Urban Campfire

We’re all familiar with campfires, but here’s a clever twist on everyone’s favorite camping pastime. Introducing the LampFire! Composed of 3 independent “torches,” it was designed as a way for urban dwellers or beach lovers to enjoy a campfire-like glow from the comfort of the city. Separated, they can be used as flashlights until you reach your destination and combine them to create your LampFire! Now, if only it could roast marshmallows…

0 Designer: Tom Bendkovski

Emergency Solar Cooking

Emergency Solar Cooking

This humanitarian design aims to aid emergency situations varying from refugee camps to disaster areas by providing an easy way of heating food when electricity is unavailable. The compact Solar Cooker kit can be shipped in large quanities, and can be assembled easily by nearly anyone in a matter of seconds. Simply unfold the mirrored, metal dish to reflect concentrated sunlight to the included cooking pots to heat food quickly, efficiently and safely.

0 Designer: Cheng-Tsung Feng

iGrow Everyday!

iGrow Everyday!

iGrow is an innovative flowerpot that meets the demands of our busy schedules, and satisfies our green thumb. The pot is designed to hold a week’s supply of water that automatically gets absorbed by the plant. The design takes care to avoid open stagnant water (a breeding ground for mosquitoes) and protects from accidental spills. It’s well presented and simple to use, making it ideal for lazy people and folks who travel a lot.

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

Grandfather Gets a Facelift

Grandfather Gets a Facelift

Pendulum clocks have seldom been redesigned and it’s probably because of our fixation with grandfather clocks. Nuno Teixeira brings out creative value to the proposition with his version of the Pendulum Wall Clock. It features led lights on the pendulum and on the clock hands, which adds an extra dimension to this clock

0 Designer: Nuno Teixeira

Charmingly Minimal Table

Charmingly Minimal Table

Lovingly handcrafted in Britain, the Quello table has a contemporary and minimalist aesthetic that will lighten the atmosphere of any room. The table can be paired with the stool to function as a desk, or used alone as a console table. The functional top slides both ways to access storage underneath without having to move objects on the surface.

0 Designer: Phil Proctor

See With Sound

See With Sound

Did you know that people can echolocate in the same way as bats and dolphins?! It’s a fairly new discovery that has scientists (and designers) talking. The Echolocation Trainer was designed as a learning game for parents with visually impaired children that helps develop the ability of using sound to “see” surroundings. Making “clicks” with their mouths, players become sensitive to the reflected sounds, helping them identify shapes, objects and textures within the game. Anyone can do it!

0 Designer: Shim Smilansky