Automotive Inspired Timepiece

Automotive Inspired Timepiece

The AP1 watch is a nod to the first generation Honda S2000, one of the first cars to offer a push button start to the mass market. The watch mimics the form of the button and is equal in simple functionality: time, alarm, date, and stop watch/lap timer. A great watch for the weekend racer and automotive enthusiast!

0 Designer: Aaron Seltzer

The Easy Binder

The Easy Binder

Hole Punch Binder is a combination of a punch machine and a binder; basically office equipment that will make filing sheets a whole lot easier! Writing paperwork and maintaining files is quite an art and if anything helps to make the process easy, should be applauded. Thankfully all my sheets are digital documents and am saved from all this hassle!

0 Designer: Seonyoung Choi

The Fire Mix!

The Fire Mix!

The Fire Formula is a cool fire extinguisher where the chemicals can be mixed together on location in a jiffy. Apparently you can choose the amount of water and carbon dioxide combo that you require and douse the flame. However I like it more for its designer appeal. It looks way better than the traditional extinguishers and borders on being classy!

0 Designers: Sheng-Hung Lee & Chen-Hua Wang

Drama Queen

Drama Queen

I have always seen the Ferrari brand as something masculine and I credit this with being the reason I’ve also never seen a girl driving one! The Aliante, however, appears to be the work of someone who is well in touch with their gentler side! I don’t know if it’s the exaggerated fenders that look like big hips, or the dramatic curvaceousness of the body, but it’s a different take on the stallion and I like it! Can’t you just hear gossip coming out of the wide-mouthed, smirking front grill?!

0 Designer: Arunkumar Shanmugam

Beauty in Natural Architecture

Beauty in Natural Architecture

Inspired by one of nature’s original architectural elements, the bird nest, the Eyrie Chair is an ode to both natural construction and organic material. The branch supports were meticulously chosen to mimic the shape of the natural structure and the nest seat is made of steam-bended ash. As hard as it might be, it actually looks quite cozy!

0 Designer: Floris Wubben

Bluetooth Effortlessly

Bluetooth Effortlessly

If you use a Bluetooth headset you know that it can be a bit awkward putting it on and taking it off, especially when you’re struggling to answer a call in time. The Angle uses an ingenious sliding technique that allows users to transfer the headset from the phone’s case directly onto the ear in one easy gesture while simultaneously activating the call.

0 Designers: Various

Friday Giveaway: Generation by Knoll chair

Friday Giveaway: Generation by Knoll chair

Talking from first hand experience as a person who sits almost 10-12 hours on an office chair, 5 days a week, I know the importance of finding the perfect chair. My search ended with the Generation by Knoll, an ergonomic chair that allows you to sit in almost any position and yet be very comfortable and perfectly supported. Here is your chance to win this superb chair. Tell us in the comments below how this beautiful chair inspires you at work! For me… it helps me get comfortable while brainstorming new ideas with my co-workers… what about you?

0 Congratulations Ciarah C!

It's a Guy Thing, Shhhh!

It’s a Guy Thing, Shhhh!

Condom Cap is a simple packaging design that will always make you roll the darn thing ‘the right way.’ Blame it on bad lighting, the nerves or whatever; but struggling to put it on right is not how you want to get intimate. Do I hear a collective sigh of relief? Yeah, Condom Cap is your answer my loves!

0 Designers: Yen-Ting Chiang, Sheng-hung Lee & Wen-Ling Huang

The Low Cost Phone

The Low Cost Phone

When you come to think of it, it’s always the technology and materials used that shoot up the cost of a mobile phone. Compromising on technology is not so bright, hence designer Sudhanwa Chavan played around with the materials and construction of a cellphone. His version is the Extru, a device that avoids complex surfaces, has a simple operating interface and takes care of the delicate parts intelligently. A very simple and dynamic form.

0 Designer: Sudhanwa Chavan

Life Saving Air Drones

Life Saving Air Drones

The Airborne Avalanche Rescue System by designer Tatjana Rolle aims to decrease crucial emergency rescue times after avalanches by utilizing autonomous airborne drones to detect and mark the position of victims.  Immediately following the avalanche, the activated drone leaves its solar charging station, scouts the area and tags the positions with bright paint so rescuers can recover victims without delay.

0 Designer: Tatjana Rolle

Modern Trophy in Ancient Form

Modern Trophy in Ancient Form

These modern trophies, designed by Nick Ross and Fraser Reid for the Arts and Business Scotland awards, are reminiscent of vessels given out during the Olympic games in ancient Greece. Ancient trophies were meant to hold sacred oils, but over time the form has shifted from a container to what is merely a symbol of its past function. Even this modern trophy’s tripodal support gives a nod to similar ancient Roman stands, and places an equal sense of importance on the plaster vessel.

0 Designers: Nick Ross & Fraser Reid

Insect-Inspired Cement Mixer

Insect-Inspired Cement Mixer

The Orpela Tino self-loading cement mixer takes inspiration from the mud dauber wasp, which builds its home from a mixture of mud and digestive juices (yummy!). Like the wasp, the front of the machine with the loading shovel is strong and aggressive while the back area with the mixing drum mocks the form of the wasp’s water droplet shaped rear end. Articulated steering and hydraulic suspension also make this mixing monster ideal for use in rough-terrain areas where access is limited.

0 Designer: Amos Boaz

Cool Air and More

Cool Air and More

Although we are heading towards winter, let’s not forget the folks from Down Under who are gearing up for their summers. I think escape from heat and reality should be more than just Kool Aid and popsicles; it should be funky like the Water Wave Air Conditioner. It features ambient lighting with moods like stars and water, matching sound effects and cool breezy air to lower your temperature. Now that’s what soothing summers should be like!

0 Designer: Min Seong Kim