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!
Designer: Sebastian Popa
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.
Designer: Miika Mahonen
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.
Designer: Kim Jungwoo, Kim Yoonsang & Park Eunsug
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.
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!
Designers: Taehyung Kim, Chanhee Han, Junyoung Jang & Wonmo Yang
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!
Designers: Hosung Jung, Junsang Kim, Seungin Lee & Yonggu Do
The name says it all! The Hook Sponge by designer Robert Audroué is a perfect example of how sometimes the simplest modification (even of an already simple product) can make a world of difference. Keep it handy on the kitchen faucet, a shower-head or any other place that needs regular cleaning.
Designer: Robert Audroué
With construction scheduled at the turn of 2013/2014, Skipark 360°, by the Swedish branch of C. F. Møller Architects, Berg Arkitektkontorthe, will be the world’s most complete indoor ski park with a 700 meter downhill slope, making it the only indoor ski slope in the world to meet the requirements for hosting the World Cup. Located in a forest just outside Stockholm, the 135 meter structure is sure to become a landmark as one of Sweden’s largest buildings.
Designer: Berg Arkitektkontor
The Simple Rustic line of furniture proves that minimal design doesn’t have to be cold or sterile. Classic shapes, rounded edges, and unfinished pine give the bare-bones pieces a touch of country with a warm and inviting look that will compliment a variety of interiors from the wood cabin to the modern loft. Get ‘em here!
Designer: Guillem Ferran
These cute smiley plugs have a very good reason to be cheerful. Their friendly disposition helps you to unplug plugs from the socket with ease. A gentle push on the back knob and simple mechanics help dislodge the prongs from the deathly grip. Ask me, I’ve broken many socket plates in attempts to pull out plugs, either I use too much force or they are of bad quality! These Push Plugs will help my cause.
Designers: Jeong-woo Han & Seul-gi Oh
What we have here is a brilliant idea that can go on to save many lives during a smoke crisis in subway trains. However it does come with its set of flaws. The Sub-Resk is an overhead handle-strap design for the standing commuters. It comes integrated with an purified air mask that can be easily deployed should the need arise. The only flaw is the logistics of usage, only those who are grabbing on to the handle will be able to use one. Experience shows that during panic situations people react differently, while some may be chivalrous and maybe share their mask with another person, others may not.
Designers: Sang-eon Lee & Yeong-ho Yoon
I love the look of wooden clothes hangers, but because of their rigidity they tend to be difficult to squeeze through the neck of shirts. With just a simple squeeze, this clever design, appropriately named the Bender Hanger, slides easily into the smallest of garments, making for a quick an easy way to hang clothes while retaining the sophistication of the classic wood hanger.
Designer: Igor Vig