The iPhone Case Reinvented

The iPhone Case Reinvented

A prime example of biomimicry, the exoskeleton-inspired design protects vulnerable areas of your phone and absorbs impact while leaving it virtually bare. It also makes the slippery phone much easier to grip and handle with confidence. Not only that, but it’s just plain nice to look at. Some might argue that the eXo iPhone case might be the first to actually enhance the phone’s existing beauty! DO WANT! Vid after the jump —>

0 Designer: Ramak Radmard + Lucidream

A Cafe Gearhead Must-Have

A Cafe Gearhead Must-Have

Inspired by motorcycles of the same name, the Cafe Racer Mechanical Watch aims to recreate the feeling riders have over controlling the engine of their bike. In a similar fashion, the wearer has control over the intricate mechanical components of the timepiece which operates by manual winding. Its masculine, industrial textures, materials and overall aesthetic also reflect that of classic cafe racer style.

0 Designer: Ivan Pajares Cantera

Sit, Relax and Say Ahhhh…

Sit, Relax and Say Ahhhh…

Close your mouth and stop salivating … I know you’re drooling for this super awesome 4D Chair. It promises to make movies more realistic and the sounds more surreal. With all the comforts of how a tech-lover would like to experience movies (or sports on the telly), this chair is every man’s wet dream come true!

0 Designer: Ji Hoon Kwak

Your Very Own Light Drone

Your Very Own Light Drone

The Walkalight drone is a lighting exploration that merges quadcopter and smart sensor tech to create the ultimate in personal illumination. The air-filled orb is designed to levitate above the user like a street lamp and uses motion sensors to following their movements. Users can also control different features using verbal and gestural commands. It’s perfect for everything from nighttime walks to getting the right selfie lighting! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Jaka Plešec

Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

It warms our core when we come across some inspiring case studies. Just like this one that solidThinking shared with us, involving their ‘Inspire’ software and Columbia University’s Studio-X and Tokyo DIGITAL STUDIO. The project (a pavilion) was collaboration between the two and showcased at the Tokyo Designers Week 2013 and 2014. The structural optimization software helped generate a buildable complex shape that increased the stability performance of the pavilion.

0 Software: solidThinking Inspire

Showering Just Got WAY Better

Showering Just Got WAY Better

The Octaloofah aims to reinvigorate your showering experience with an all-in-one massaging, music-playing solution! Mountable on any smooth shower surface with its powerful suction system, it allows you to exofliate and massage your back, neck and shoulders hands-free while listening to your favorite jams. If you weren’t a shower hog before, you will be now! Vid after the jump —>

0 Designer: Alex King

A Decluttering Dream Come True

A Decluttering Dream Come True

Do a quick web search and you’ll find there aren’t many attractive options in the way of toothbrush holders and razor stands. Sad, but true! Until now… Solo is the minimalist solution for the discerning user that wants to bump up their bathroom style. It’s subdued styling and small footprint keep your counter space clean and clear. Precision CNC machined and handcrafted, the solid metal stand keeps your razor or toothbrush of almost any size handy and sanitary.

0 Designer: FLYT

Tufted Timepiece

Tufted Timepiece

As you might’ve guessed from the name, the Chester Watch is a tufted twist on the modern timepiece that reflects the intrinsic luxuriousness and old fashioned style of a curvaceous Chesterfield surface. The tufts, representing 3/6/9/12 on the watch face, give it a unique, soft aesthetic and familiar elegance that can easily be dressed up or dressed down with a selection of both rubber and leather bands.

0 Designer: Studio Dreimann

All-rounder Minimalist Cape

All-rounder Minimalist Cape

The new best thing to protect us from the elements is this radical innovation called The Mavari, a reversible contemporary cloak crafted with a unique triple layer fabric. The purpose is, of course to protect us from the unpredictability of Mother Nature.

0 Designer: Mavari [ Buy it Here ]

A Mop that Makes Sense

A Mop that Makes Sense

Now, here’s a design that’ll make you say DUH! However simple, the Levko mop features an innovation that makes plain, perfect sense. The long handle is hollow and features a handy spout at the mop end that makes it possible to funnel water directly into a bucket or other container. That means no more heavy, unstable lifting. It’s a total back-saver!

0 Designer: Snežana Jeremić

Ultra-chic Chess Set

Ultra-chic Chess Set

True & false, yin & yang, good & evil… just a few of the classic opposites that inspired this ultramodern chess set by iAN Yen & Design YXR. On one side is an army of sharp, menacing black figures and on the opposing, a softer yet substantial collection of pawns, queens and kings mirrored in enchanting white. 

0 Designer: Ian Yen & Design YXR

Go Sense Crazy!

Go Sense Crazy!

Clime Inc’s smart sensors maximize home connectivity while minimizing complexity! The tiny devices, called Climes, monitor everything from temperature and humidity to light and motion, making them a highly versatile and affordable home automation system. Setting up is simple- just drop, stick, mount, or hide a sensor in any area you want to monitor and it will communicate readings to the Clime app via Bluetooth. Use it to keep your lighting just right, the thermostat adjusted, or even use one to alert you when your washing machine has finished a cycle.

0 Designer: Clime Inc.

No Frills Nespresso

No Frills Nespresso

A part of Nespresso’s appeal is it’s super-simplified process, so why are many of the machines so complex? CUP reflects the original minimalism of the brand with straightforward aesthetics and functionality. No double or single buttons, no built-in trash bin, no space for big cups or extras…. simply take a capsule place it into the lid, turn it manually into the classic bayonet catch and a preset 25mg of water will dissolve the 5mg into your espresso. No more, no less! Just Nespresso!

0 Designer: Gerhardt Kellermann