Win The Mesmerizing Black Diamond iPhone Dock and Impress Your Date

Win The Mesmerizing Black Diamond iPhone Dock and Impress Your Date

Ambient lighting & Music play an important role as mood enhancers, no wonder the settings for a romantic date is soft lightings with candle-lit dinner and soulful music. Likewise for your home! When it’s missing the right colors or you need to create the perfect ambience at for a date, you must get the Black Diamond iPhone Dock. Even better, why don’t I just give you one…for FREE! Hit the jump to know how you can WIN One!

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Finnish Auto

Finnish Auto

In Nordic countries, the need for transportation is simple but demanding. The driving distances vary from long to short and the seasons vary greatly. The vehicle should be as comfortable as a luxury sedan but also as compact as a hatchback, offering an ecological option with enough space for a medium sized family. Tah da! The Michelin Active Wheel concept – Maininki.

0 Designer: Antti Eskeli

My Life Is An Open Tablet

My Life Is An Open Tablet

Gadgets rule me! I am one of those people who get all gooey-eyed at the sight of slick concepts and the possibilities of a future where technology is so advanced that nothing is impossible; and of course robots can cry! This brings me to the near future where Tablets have evolved as the Lifebook Concept by Alan Donnelly. I’m already salivating at the specs! Hit jump to know more…

0 Designer: Alan Donnelly

Sizzling Hot in a Ski Helmet!

Sizzling Hot in a Ski Helmet!

Integral Studio Vinaccia had two issues to address when designing a Ski Helmet for the IDI brand: 1 – Feeling of heat and sweating; 2 – Ski Goggles that didn’t look so dorky and typical. To solve the problem they did a combination of retro and futuristic design with a wire mesh shell and integrated lens system. The result was the Zero5!

0 Designer: Integral Studio Vinaccia for IDI (Innovazione Design Italia)

Octopoddy Lamp

Octopoddy Lamp

Unexpected experiences and surprises wait deep down on the ocean floor. Inspired by a creature more alien than anything science fiction can come up with. The CIRRATA is a thesis project consisting of a series of lamps for public indoor environments by Markus Johansson, graduate student from the School of Design and crafts College of Design at the University of Gothenburg.

0 Designer: Markus Johansson

Rocking Horse Raises Awareness

Rocking Horse Raises Awareness

As we begin to see more products focus on renewable energy and sustainable design it becomes apparent that we can also expect to see a cultivation of this newfound awareness in children starting at a very young age. The Calidu rocking horse is one design that aims to reinforce this idea by producing just enough power to light it’s OLED lights simply by rocking or collecting sunlight. The sturdy, tip-resistant horse is made of stainless steel, solid oak, an herbal oil finish, and leather fringe tail.

0 Designer: Günther Schunn

Mood Changing Table

Mood Changing Table

Designer Simone Savini is known for creating eye-catching, conversation-starting pieces, and this one has got to be my favorite so far. Touch, defined by sharp lines and continuous movement, is coated in a simple heat-sensitive resin coating that fades from black to white, leaving a temporary trace of the last touch or hot object. As the warmth fades the table returns to its original color ensuring a clean slate every time. Say goodbye to boring dinners!

0 Designer: Simone Savini

Cement Toy Trucks

Cement Toy Trucks

Growing up I could be occupied for hours playing with my little trucks and cars, one of my favorites being my cement-mixer truck. This minimal twist on the toy truck isn’t really anything like my cement-mixer, but it is made from cement! Designer Nimrod Or’s goal was to incorporate the familiar material into the design as a reminder of its importance in his native Israel. The pigmented cement might be a little heavy for the really little guys but it’s undoubtedly cute.

0 Designer: Nimrod Or

Roll and Mix

Roll and Mix

I’m by no means a chef but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate tools of the trade, especially when they’re as elegant and functional as the Roll & Mix. The three-in-one design neatly combines the function of a rolling pin and a mortar and pestle with an internal oil bottle, minimizing the clutter and making the preparation process for homemade dough simpler.

0 Designer: Marcial Ahsayane and Miriam Liebana

Sun-kissed Ready Notebook!

Sun-kissed Ready Notebook!

I am going to ignore the fact that this sexy looking, clear polycarbonate laptop is inspired by light. I am also going to forget that it features a transparent touch-keyboard. I’m only fixated on the Double Solar Panels (one on top and the other under the keypad) and the possibility of having a laptop that needs NO WIRES! Yes, even for charging it! Someone, anyone Fujitsu…please make the Luce!

0 Designer: Andrea Ponti

Enlightened Door

Enlightened Door

The very stylish ORB Door Handle can be used in diverse scenarios thanks to the integrated LED light ring. For a bathroom door handle, a lit-up ring can indicate the room is busy. For a hotel room door it can signify DND and for the children’s room it can be the nightlight!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz for Umbra-design

Emotions of My Cycle

Emotions of My Cycle

Like it or not, social networking and emotional status updates have become an integral part of our cyber life. We keep looking for new avenues to express our “emoticons” in the real-world and the Bike Light is one such way. Milled out from one solid piece of aluminum, it encloses an 8×8 LED dot matrix light setup. You can download personalized graphics, animations or phrases to use as the rear light. Why? So that you can let strangers on the road know that you are sad, happy or flirty!

0 Designer: Fraser Mort

Sea Coral Inspired Seating

Sea Coral Inspired Seating

The sea coral inspired structure of the Contour chair is formed by applying Designtex Fusion, a co-polyester resin panel with limitless combinations of colors & textures, to a CNC milling machine where the solid surface is cut into individual pieces which are then heated, bent to specification, & bound together with screws. The unique CNC cutting system also creates a coral-like pattern in the remaining resin skeleton, avoiding wasted scraps & leaving behind a wall ornament that parallels the motif of the chair.

0 Designer: Ethan Creasman