Heel Appeal

Heel Appeal

With footwear like this, it’s obvious that you want to make a grand entrance. Not just visually, because with heels like these, I doubt you could quietly walk into a room! The UNX2 isn’t just a hulking piece of footwear. It’s designed to be a work of art that ensconces your feet. It has a unique design that, at certain viewing angles, gives the illusion of transparency. Coupled with the movement of feet while taking steps, the entire process of walking is celebrated in a stunning marriage between art and science.

0 Designer: UNStudio

Noteworthy Bits

Noteworthy Bits

At some point we all need to go back to the basics; in my case it will be writing in a notebook – the paper kind. And when I do that, I need gear that is inspiring. For some odd reason, I’m very picky about book I use and my pen. We’ll leave the pen story for another day, but for now let’s ‘focus’ (no pun intended) on the Camera Notebook – DSLR by AFTERAIN. Available at the CKIE Store, this book features an inspiring DSLR Camera, that helps you capture memories … literally!

0 Designer: AFTERAIN [ Buy it Here ]

What's a Skateboard with legs called?

What’s a Skateboard with legs called?

A Table! The joke may be bad, but the idea isn’t. Here’s a set of tables made out of skateboards. Designed with two perspectives, the tables come in a cabin-esque wooden and a contemporary steel selection. Somehow the transition from a sporty, movable object to a stationary piece of furniture comes very naturally to the skateboard’s form. Hashtag Awesome!

0 Designer: BakedRoast

A Right Angled Mindset

A Right Angled Mindset

Old people don’t have it easy. Fashion doesn’t really consider that demographic, which means objects for old people are usually strictly functional, and don’t focus on aesthetics. STIK is a walking stick that’s not just functional but slick in its design too. Meant for scenarios that transcend just walking, the handle detail is designed to act as a support in a much broader sense. And with its unique extruded design, it doesn’t bend under pressure!

0 Designer: Jake Naish

Maximising your MINI experience

Maximising your MINI experience

We’ve seen a lot of Virtual Reality (VR) of late. As much as it sounds fancy, it’s actually pretty straightforward. The real wonder is Augmented Reality (AR), which doesn’t just put a screen in front of your eyes. Augmented reality merges virtual elements with things you actually see in front of you. The end result is a series of holograms interacting with actual objects.

0 Designer: MINI

A new way to drink water

A new way to drink water

Why should a faucet for drinking water look the same as the faucet in your bathroom or garden? Here’s a defiant and different design for a faucet meant to celebrate water as the ‘Elixir of Life’.

0 Designer: Seungwoo Kim

Results: A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015

Results: A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs is long gone, but his words echo true for all the winners of the A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015. Today, we recap select winners, who were hand picked from the entries. In all, 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines were awarded the top honor! Take a look inside ….

0 Designers: Various

Toilet Paper With a Twist

Toilet Paper With a Twist

Even if you have a toilet paper roll holder installed in your bathroom, chances are that every now and then you simply stand up your roll on some bathroom surface rather than replace the old one. Unfortunately, this means bacteria and dust can make their way to your bum! The solution? A toilet paper roll that’s easily extendable to keep the paper elevated from the surface.

0 Designers: Various

Galactic Gadgetry

Galactic Gadgetry

What would computers look like twenty years from now? Holograms? 3D projections? Or just really sexy looking gadgets? The Neptune gadget suite has pretty much convinced me that technology in the future will be built in families of gadgets and softwares constructed to provide us with a unified experience, no matter what product you use.

0 Designer: Pearl Studios

Half The Workout

Half The Workout

Taking its redesign a step further, we have here the Dumbbell 1/2 – a pair of multi-functional dumbbell for home exercise. Thanks to the new shape you can use them as single dumbbell, double dumbbell, and push-up bars. Slide them under your bed when not in use or carry them in your gym bag for an outdoor stint. Super easy and super cool!

0 Designer: HyeonCheol Lee

A Slice of Light

A Slice of Light

This stylish, half-slice shaped sconce uses a clever combination of lines and curves to create the visual illusion that it’s unattached and floating. Not only for looks, the unique placement of the 3D shape effectively illuminates the space with a variety of vertical positions easily defined by the user. Up, down, just till it around to highlight or shadow the area to your liking!

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune

The Sporty Planter

The Sporty Planter

Instead of concealing our junk with a fig leaf, this twist on the jock cup protects our fig leaf! Fashioned from cement and nylon, its shape and palate emphasize the natural beauty of our most precious belongings. From the man cave to the locker room, add a touch of sportiness and green to your favorite space. 

0 Designer: HEFF

Paper Cut

Paper Cut

Taking inspiration from everyday objects, we have here the Paper Cup Humidifier. Designed to give you the volcano vibe via the form of a paper cup, this humidifier is simple and minimalist. Can totally picture this being hooked up to my computer as I work!

0 Designer: Kim Dae Young