Surfing Asymmetrical

Surfing Asymmetrical

These original asymmetrical boards are undeniably awesome in both aesthetic & functionality. The limited series of regular & goofy-footed boards are made of foam & fiberglass & each is painted with bold color-blocking complimented by a super shiny high-gloss finish. As for the shape- designer Rick Malwitz explains, “surfing backside typically feels stiffer than frontside, but the smaller turning radius on the ‘short’ side of the board helps the backside ride just as well as the front. It’s a great feature to the shape.”

0 Designers: Various

Table's a Little Tricky

Table’s a Little Tricky

The latest from designer Marc Th. van der Voorn, the Branch table combines solid European oak and steel to create a subtle visual illusion that will stand out as the centerpiece of any dining room. Supported by matte-black steel rods, the thick tabletop appears to float effortlessly above the legs. A bit rustic and a touch modern- there’s no denying the craftsmanship here.

0 Designer: Marc van der Voorn

Shelter for Familiarity

Shelter for Familiarity

The Almost Home Shelter is the result of a collaborative student observation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami survivors and how emergency relief could be adapted to better suit subsistence users rather than those of developed nations. The simple modular shelter is easy to assemble and customizable to various living situations, mimicking the community environments found in rural villages and encouraging people to interact as they would before the disaster.

0 Designer: Katrina Epperson

Pump Up The Jam

Pump Up The Jam

Taking jam sessions to another level is the idea of recycling discarded, useless Compact Disks as weights for dumbbells. Before you laugh off the idea, here is something we can consider…many women don’t use heavy weights for their workouts, and an average CD weighs about .15 grams. Combining a handful at each end, it does put the CDs to good use! If nothing else, I’m impressed with the out-of-the-box thinking. Totally rad!

0 Designer: Seung-il Kim

The Piggy Trip

The Piggy Trip

The Piggy Bank is officially the Power Bank and this time around we are calling it the Svintus Power Strip. Capable of handling 17 plugs at a time, the reason why it won’t blow up in your face is the cleverly concealed internal circuit breaker. It kinda protects you from overloading the strip, however it’s cute quotient can be upped by including an audible “oink”!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Whatatree - A Water Tree

Whatatree – A Water Tree

I love this sexy design by Hansel Schloupt & Pol Trias Coca. The Whatatree is modular shower system consisting of 5 360-degree turning segments that can be combined to the user’s preference or to fit any space. An intuitive color system controls water running down from the top of the tree, following the lines of the naturally formed stem down to the ends of the branches, creating an entirely new shower experience. The striking form was inspired by the tree but in a modern twist is presented in brilliant stainless steel.

0 Designer: Hansel Schloupt and Pol Trias Coca

Cool Ice Axe

Cool Ice Axe

When it comes to mountaineering, a good ice axe can mean the difference between life and death. Noticing technical setbacks and an overall lack of comfort of current axes, designer Katrina Epperson developed the Condor to be more ergonomic and easy to use. Its curved shaft allows the whole hand to grip the axe in a natural position. An injection molded rubber head provides additional comfort and protects hands from the cold, hard steel.  All it’s missing is the mountain!

0 Designer: Katrina Epperson

Waterless Cleaner

Waterless Cleaner

As you might have guessed by the name, the Waterless Cleaner by Beata Patasiute is a waterless cleaning solution that uses magnetic microwaves to heat dipole molecules of food residue stuck on dishes. As the spinning head and flexible bristles remove the residue only these molecules are heated, so the dish stays cold and can be safely handled while cleaning.

0 Designer: Beata Patasiute

Why Two?

Why Two?

Do we really need the tablet and the smartphone to be two different entities? If you ask these trio designers their answer is no! The Part is the coexistence of a smartphone and a tablet as one whole device. You can remove the phone for individual use, however together they tango even better!

0 Designers: Eunha Seo, Junse Kim & Yonggu Do

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