Eye Development Meets Entertainment

Eye Development Meets Entertainment

This thoughtful sensory toy, called Wiggle, stems from designer Adva Rave’s own immersive experience working with visually impaired kids and aims to help children practice their eye movements while having fun. The therapeutic toy hangs from the ceiling, swinging in a controlled slow movement to help kids anticipate direction to catch it. With continued use, it helps develop central and peripheral vision, movement of the pupil, acute 3D perception/timing as well as hand-eye coordination.

0 Designer: Adva Rave

If James Bond Wore a Smartwatch

If James Bond Wore a Smartwatch

Most smartwatch designs are focused around ultra-minimal, even futuristic styling with either a monocoque band or simplistic rubber strap and square interface… but that look isn’t for everyone! The HTC Omni stands alone as the smartwatch for users who don’t want to sacrifice classic watch style for smart technology. The design features a traditional metal linked band in gold, silver or black and an elongated interface that almost looks like it was simply dropped into an existing formal watch face. It’s digital tech gone dapper!

0 Designer: Vishal Bhanushali

Ebony And Ivory Time

Ebony And Ivory Time

Inspired by the piano keys, Glissando is an elegant timepiece that sits well on a wrist. While its not packed with features like chronograph or turbillion, what makes its desirable is its unique time-telling ability. It’s the kinda watch that you will want to own and show-off for its super-sexiness!

0 Designer: Han Huynh

Locomotive Legacy

Locomotive Legacy

Since 1968, the EF66 series of electric-only locomotives have been synonymous with strength & dependability, ushering in the golden age of engine craftsmanship in Japan for high-speed trains. As a tribute to this legacy, Masahiro Minami designed the EF66-2000 concept as an experimental model of the vehicle typology. The design inherits aesthetic & quality DNA from its ancestor & sports a modern output of 3,900 kW, 1,500 V direct current, and a VVVF inverter within its 100.13 ton weight, all resulting in a top speed of 130 km/hr.

0 Designer: Masahiro Minami

The Gripping Story

The Gripping Story

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Whether in the kitchen or on the desktop, orienting your iPad upright with firm hold can be a nuisance. Inventor/Product designer Erik Kittlaus provides an elegant solution to the problem with his new offering, Slope, showcasing a sleek design that is two parts beautiful, two parts magical. The innovation lies in its biomimicry inspiration – the Gecko Lizard.

0 Designer: Erik Kittlaus of Dekke [ 20% Discount Code Inside ]

Skewer with Style

Skewer with Style

The latest from Martin Jakobsen, the Peli serving tray is for entertainers who care as much about presentation as they do flavor! The soft, rounded board features small hollowed dots in a star shape that are perfect for sticking skewers in. Functionally, this keeps skewered fruits, meats and veggies fresher, longer. Aesthetically, it allows for endless customization options and arrangements of your favorite finger foods!

0 Designer: Martin Jakobsen Designer

A Convenient Household Combo

A Convenient Household Combo

“.tubEvolution” is just that- an evolution of 3 dissimilar yet practical things packed into one convenient package. At the circular center of the wall-mounted design are flip switches meant to replace unsightly wall panels. Behind this central piece is a hidden compartment that houses an extension cord for easy access during moments when you least expect it. On top is a minimal LED for direct spatial illumination. Perfect for entryways, pantries or entertainment areas, this modern combination aims to make life just a little easier!

0 Designer: Joe Sardo

Stackable and Sexy Bottles

Stackable and Sexy Bottles

The Bellows Bottle is a concept that makes transportation of liquids an easy experience. The bottle collapses and expands to pump out water and is very convenient to stack when empty. Not much rocket science to the design, but simple application and implementation.

0 Designers: Yunjo Yu and Seonghyun Kim

The Bluetooth Speaker Gets Dropped

The Bluetooth Speaker Gets Dropped

The first of their kind, LOOP Bluetooth speakers are the perfect way to add high-quality, multidirectional sound to your room without taking up valuable surface space. Easily installed on any ceiling, the drop-down design has a subtle yet sleek retro aesthetic that can be color coordinated in a variety of shades to match your existing style. Better yet, they’re controllable wirelessly via your favorite smart device!

0 Designer: Murat Armagan

The T1 Lamp for the Win!

The T1 Lamp for the Win!

The T1 lamp is a unique handmade, efficient and portable gadget that’s made from 80% recycled materials… all that without sacrificing style! It’s so portable in fact, that you can break it down without any tools, stick it in the included tube container, and throw it in a bag or backpack. Using the newest generation LEDs, it provides 520 lumens of brightness using only 2 watts of power!

0 Designer: Artzavod

Modular Vanity

Modular Vanity

Balans is a modular vanity unit that is minimalist and aesthetic in design. Instead of adding more storage space and drawers, the modular function allows you to interchange the existing surfaces and assign them the new required purposes. For example you can re-position and re-purpose the perforated grate and slim line stainless steel taps.

0 Designer: Queena Le

Twist and Shake

Twist and Shake

Saltgen Pepper (a twist on the Beatle’s Sgt. Pepper) is a tribute to the band that’s right at home in any modern kitchen. The playful design includes a dedicated stand for storage and features a curved top for intuitive handling and use.

0 Designer: Estudiofix

Industrial Structures Turned Musical Instruments

Industrial Structures Turned Musical Instruments

The Human Harp is a device that clips on to any urban or industrial structure that enables the user or “movician” to play it like a giant instrument! Attached to retractable strings, the user can adjust various characteristics of the structure’s voice by extending, plucking and moving about. See it in action on the Brooklyn Bridge after the jump AND if you happen to be in the UK you can check it out yourself up until August 26th! More details here.

0 Designer: Di Mainstone & Collaborators