Eco Friendly Coffee Cup

Eco Friendly Coffee Cup

Looking beyond the branding support the ‘From Tumbler’ is taking, I think this sensitive mug has a strong message that we can imbibe. Basically the idea is to encourage you to reconsider the use of disposable cups for your daily fix. In turn this sensor enabled mug blooms up an LED Green world map with every 365 reuses of it! Let’s drink to that!

0 Designers: Jang Jin-hee & Lee Min-jeong

My How Time Flies

My How Time Flies

The sweeping hands of the Time Flies wall clock by designer Igor Vig give the appearance that they are moving much faster than they actually are, reminding us that precious time is fleeting before our very eyes.

0 Designer: Igor Vig

What Color Would Your Tail Be?

What Color Would Your Tail Be?

Did you know that at one point in your life you had a tail? That’s right – as an embryo you had a tail that was about one-sixth of your size, but as you grew it eventually disappeared. Personally, I wouldn’t mind having one now- as long as I could use it! But I guess I’ll have to settle for the next best thing- the Tail Stool is a whimsical seating design that balances on a small, flat surface, giving the illusion that the sitting person has a bright, dragon-like tail!

0 Designer: Y Zin Chang

Clever Clips for Kids

Clever Clips for Kids

Baboo is a sweet childrens’ toy-kit that contains clips of different shapes that, when combined with the child’s drawings, creates a sort of “puppet theatre.” It was motivated by the many children of the town Sderot near Gaza who suffer from post-traumatic symptoms because of the area’s violence and bombing by terrorist organizations. Not just a fun escape for the kids, but a great diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

0 Designer: Shahaf Ben Abu

Bodor Audio, A Masterpiece in Sound

Bodor Audio, A Masterpiece in Sound

The Hungarian bodor audio debuted at the London design festival with a complete high-end audio system consisting of a CD player, integrated amplifier and speakers. The system named “Presence” offers a unique musical experience which also includes a personalized service package. The brand was founded by well-known Ferenc Bodor in the Hungarian audio district and interior designer Csaba Finta. Their approach combines passion for music and morphed itself into a product with novelty and flexibility.

0 Designers: Csaba Finta & Viktor Pucsek for MYD-II Interior Design Studio

Digital Cork

Digital Cork

I am no wine expert but I do know this much that opened bottles need to be stored and consumed appropriately. Winery is a digital bottle stopper with a sensor that goes into the bottleneck and keeps a tab on the wine. It even relays useful information like temperature, expiry date of the wine via WiFi to your smartphone app. Kinda like keeping a digital eye on your drink!

0 Designers: Kwang-wi Park and Eun-ji Lim

Flick a Light

Flick a Light

The delightful Toggle is a lamp that is switched on and off by simply toggling it left or right! Its no-fuss and minimal design is very retro and chic. Something that suits all places and people. Adding it to my wishlist!

0 Designer: Yonggu Do

The Only Appliance You Need

The Only Appliance You Need

I gotta get me one-a these!! Perfect for the small studio, Micro is a multi-purpose home appliance that incorporates all the features of a kitchen into one super-compact cleaning, cooking, cooling machine. A built in washer, induction cooker, dishwasher, and fridge are squeezed into the unit making it a one-stop-shop for all your cooking needs… all that and there’s room leftover for a small surface for food preparation!

0 Designer: Sebastian Popa

A Dose of Light

A Dose of Light

Named “Capsule” for obvious reasons, this table lamp by designer Miika Mahonen has an unconventional but intuitive method of turning off and on – simply pull up on the “shade” to reveal bright LED light, or push down to create a thin line of light that provides a subtle ambient glow. Cast from aluminum, this design is both functional and recyclable, though, you won’t want to throw it away anytime soon.

0 Designer: Miika Mahonen

Ancient Beauty Meets Modern Sports Gear

Ancient Beauty Meets Modern Sports Gear

The Amulet Helmet by designers Kim Jungwoo & Kim Yoonsang takes influence from the Sun Ja Mun pattern, a traditional Korean symbol that you’ve probably seen before. It represents love, living, & luck. Whether it will bring you any of those things or not, there’s no denying that it’s one cool looking piece of headgear.

0 Designer: Kim Jungwoo, Kim Yoonsang & Park Eunsug

Friday Giveaway: 3 Night’s Stay at the 5th Łódź Design Festival 2011

Friday Giveaway: 3 Night’s Stay at the 5th Łódź Design Festival 2011

Live, breathe and experience art, culture and most importantly the love of design at the Łódź Design Festival 2011! You may have attended design festivals and then some, but what you may have never experienced all this while is an event where design in its various versatile forms is applauded and celebrated with such enthusiasm! Win a 3-night stay at the Focus Hotel at Łódź, courtesy the Łódź Design Festival 2011. To know more, hit the jump.

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More than a Toolbox

More than a Toolbox

If it were only a sleek toolbox, I wouldn’t have even set a glance on the Toolstair. The fact is this concept is a clever design and I really hope sees the light of day. A refreshing, sturdy, portable and modular combination of a toolbox and stepladder is what we are talking about. It stores the goodies and transforms to a handy step-up with adjustable heights. Something that every home and office needs!

0 Designers: Taehyung Kim, Chanhee Han, Junyoung Jang & Wonmo Yang

The Art of Solar Printing

The Art of Solar Printing

It’s here in concept and I simply love it! The Tanning Printer is a solar powered printer that doesn’t use cartridges. Instead it uses the process of sun-tanning the paper! You got that right sir…sun tan! It seems outlandish right now, but trust me the idea is worth exploring… the design is here, it looks neat and sleek; now let the engineers figure it out!

0 Designers: Hosung Jung, Junsang Kim, Seungin Lee & Yonggu Do