Sculptural Bike Racks Rock

Sculptural Bike Racks Rock

Bike-racks tend to be boring and unsightly, which is why they are often hidden in closets, sheds, and hallways. Problem solved! Furniture for Bikes by Quarterre is a reinterpretation of the rack for the aesthetically concerned. These three designs are not only practical for stowing your bike in a variety of spaces, but also make for an interesting sculptural element for any room. Gotta love the craftsmanship here.

0 Designer: Quarterre

Sports-Yacht Adventure

Sports-Yacht Adventure

The Audax 130 combines the perfect layout and accessories for entertaining with striking exterior styling into one sporty megayacht. Key features include generous forward and aft sun lounges, spacious dining and living areas, and even a water-level garage for recreational “toys.” Hit the jump for more specs!

0 Designer: Schopfer Yachts

3D Print From Your Desktop

3D Print From Your Desktop

Consider this the “Easy-Bake Oven” of 3D printers. While it’s just a concept now, designers Artur Tchoukanov & Joris Peels see the Origo 3D printer as more of a take-home appliance that works with 3Dtin and is simple enough for children to use to bring their ideas to life!

0 Designers: Artur Tchoukanov & Joris Peels

Sake Drinking and Knockout Lights

Sake Drinking and Knockout Lights

Apparently there is a Sake drinking ritual where the glass should never be empty, meaning someone (probably the host) has to keep refilling the glasses – no bottoms-up allowed! A few drinks down, I am sure no one is in a state to keep up with traditions, however if you are bent on rituals then Masuzake is the glass for you! This unique glass glows bright as soon as the alcohol poured into it! Although I don’t drink, I’d pick these glasses up in a jiffy, just for their crazy novelty value!

0 Designers: Jongmoo Lee & Taehwan Kim

DIY Soap

DIY Soap

For a moment just forget the device presented here and the technicalities for working it. Focus on the idea; Re-Q is an eco-friendly soap maker that recycles domestic wastewater and the last wedges of used soap to make you a brand new soap bar! Essentially it is a brilliant idea! In a three-step process, the machine purifies greywater, mixes it with soap bits and then processes the mixture into new soap cakes! How radical is that!

0 Designers: Jung Hwan Song & Kim Jong Won

Seriously Simple Mixing Bowl

Seriously Simple Mixing Bowl

I’m all about some wood bowls, and this particular set has an especially timeless look that I’m loving. The hard, dense ash wood of the Bowling set of mixing bowls is known for its warm finishing qualities and is also as strong as it is elastic, ensuring a long life of use. A slightly larger, gently rounded lip makes this design incredibly ergonomic and attractive- perfect for a variety of tasks in and out of the kitchen. Catch em at 100% Norway during 100% Design in London.

0 Designers: Various

Just Fold It

Just Fold It

The latest from design studio Kutarq is this interesting, modular take on the room divider called Just Fold It. Flexible and lightweight, the individual panels fold together for easy transportation and storage. The length of the screen can be adjusted by adding or subtracting the number of modules, making this design usable in a variety of spaces regardless of size. Perforations on the surface increase stability by counteracting wind resistance and creates an interesting visual effect.

0 Designer: Kutarq

We Like Joe Doucet so We Interviewed Him

We Like Joe Doucet so We Interviewed Him

I’ve had this interview for months but could never come up with a title and so I pushed it to the back of my desk waiting for that one moment all us designers get… sudden inspiration. But time’s a ticking and the stunningly handsome Joe Doucet deserves better so hit the jump for my interview with this award-winning American designer. He’s worked with Braun, Target, Samsung and recently just launched WhyteLabel – a bespoke line of affordable furniture. Today’s also a chance for you to “get some” from FAB at amazing discounts.

0 Designer: Joe Doucet

Samsung B&O Concept Phone

Samsung B&O Concept Phone

If you’re going to throw another smartphone into the saturated market, you had better come with something different and that’s why I like this concept Samsung B&O phone. Inspired by Bang & Olufsen , it’s a mix between the current Samsung Galaxy lineup with B&O’s traditional slant on masculine industrial engineering. I think the final form works. It’s thin and sleek, yet manages to slightly deviate from the “me too” crowd. LOVE the dock which transforms it into a banging B&O speaker. One can hope.

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux of NAK Studio

Squishy Chair

Squishy Chair

I love the Bounce chair  by Véronique Baer. It’s a foam sculpture which transforms into a soft and comfortable seat at the moment when someone sits on it. When the person stands up, it’s built-in memory resistance restores the original shape. So fun and playful and looks darn comfortable too. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Véronique Baer

Let’s Rethink The Battery

Let’s Rethink The Battery

When you are changing batteries in your remote control, one of the primary concerns is to make sure that they don’t roll off the table and fall down. This may sound like a comic situation right now, however it happens to almost every one of us. So is coming up with a hexagonal shape the answer; is Hive the answer to this problem? According to the designers, Hive’s unique shape make them roll-safe and save a lot on packaging and shelf space. I believe there is a reason why those AA’s are round, if there were merit to the hexagon, Duracell and the likes would have picked up on it. What do you think?

0 Designers: Jin-young Yoon & Seong-hoon Jeong

A Blooming Cuppa Tea

A Blooming Cuppa Tea

Cuptea is a delightful integration of a disposable cup and teabag packaging. Basically the cover of the teabag blooms into a beautiful disposable cup for tea. No doubt the packaging is a bit elaborate for a simple cup of chai, but I see this more from the ‘love of design’ point of view. I recently witnessed a marketing strategy for an eminent coffee brand, where they went door to door with a hot cuppa brew for select few winners. Place that kind of strategy versus this teacup kind of thoughtful brand integration. Hands down the latter makes a lasting impression.

0 Designer: Lee Seo-jin

Baaaaaa-eutiful Seating

Baaaaaa-eutiful Seating

Gotta love this animal inspired furniture series by designer Tomas Ekström! The influence of the cloned sheep, goat, and lamb inspired designs is quite clear in its presentation but the series maintains a softness and elegance that will compliment both modern and classic spaces. The designer’s clever description of the evolution of the individual furniture pieces is as fun to read as the designs are to look at- so it hit the jump and check em out!

0 Designer: Tomas Ekström