The Simplified Camera

The Simplified Camera

For a point-and-shoot girl like me, navigating through high-tech cameras with their various options is kinda overwhelming. I want my camera to be with all the frills, but be simple enough for me to keep the handbook away! The solution lies in the Rotor 360 Camera, a concept devised to keep menus and sub-menus easy. The design consists of a spine tabular column that brings together all the key functions in one place for optimum use.

0 Designer: Charlie Nghiem

One Dolla Lamp

One Dolla Lamp

Even though it may look complex, this pendant lamp is made from just a single piece of paper! Designer Herald J. Ureña – Umaña achieved the unique form by cutting lines into the paper and folding the remaining slits into themselves. The concept: that anyone in the world can have a one-of-a-kind design that is also fun to create for under $1.

0 Designer: Herald J. Ureña - Umaña

Human Hampster Wheel for Energy

Human Hampster Wheel for Energy

Green Wheel by is an exercise machine that transforms kinetic energy produced by the human body into electricity. Multiple machines are connected to a central energy storage unit where electricity can then be supplemented to road lights and traffic lights. Designer Nadim Inaty imagines that units could be placed in public spaces, and that users could donate some of their jogging time in exchange for a place to run. If you’re running anyway- why not?!

0 Designer: Nadim Inaty

Seamless Bathroom Concept

Seamless Bathroom Concept

This bathroom concept by Barcelona’s Art-Tic Design Studio features customized pieces molded to give the illusion that bathroom elements like the sink, toilet, and bathtub are fused with the surrounding structural elements like the floor and walls. Pictured here, elements blend seamlessly with the concrete floor almost as if they have pushed their way up from the ground.

0 Designer: Art-Tic

Nooka x Mesh01 Design Competition

Nooka x Mesh01 Design Competition

Hey kids. Want an opportunity to design a “noo watch” and win up to $2,500? NOOKA is partnering with MESH01 to create a competition exploring what new expressions the form of a time keeping device can take. I know a lot of you have wonderful ideas just waiting to leave that brainy brain of yours. You’ve got until October 11 so get to designing! It’s last minute but I know all of you are used to working under pressure. In fact, some of your best work probably comes from there. Hit up MESH01 for full contest details.

0 Competition: MESH01

A New Look at Drains

A New Look at Drains

At a time when we see most designers concentrating on personal products, we have here InHo Lee who is concerned about the ways to improve public drains. His Filter Sewer is system that segregates trash (like leaves) from wet waste and allows drains to remain clog-free. The system also allows the authorities to place odor-removing (or absorbing) tablets, and keep the streets fragrant. Now the latter half may be a tall order to consider, but on the whole I think the idea is neat.

0 Designer: InHo Lee

Morning Raga

Morning Raga

I can’t make up my mind about the Light Bulb Radio, I think it borders between cheesy and sleek and am unwilling to write it off so soon. What I like most is its clever designing and the way the radio + nightlight combo has been given a new vibe. The light bulb influence and simple user interface makes it even more appealing. What do you think?

0 Designer: Na Yoon-mi

Beyond Building

Beyond Building

The Art Wall project by designer Yongpeng Shen aims to become the community heart of the vibrant and creative Southbank area of Melbourne, Australia. The mixed-use building would house an art library, studios & galleries, as well as residential & commercial spaces. What about the name? The Art Wall’s facade facing Sturt Street is articulated by a series of indents drawn from nearby architectural fragments. More importantly, the structure would complete the void created by the Westgate freeway that currently divides the community.

0 Designer: Yongpeng Shen

Urban Mobile Spa

Urban Mobile Spa

If you work a 9-5 job you probably know what it’s like to have that mid-day itch to get outside & exercise. Unless you live where you work, the problem is that there’s nowhere to shower or change before & after a jog. The My Lane project aims to provide a series of quality, modular changing/shower stations to paying subscribers who need a little exercise during the day. The portable pods can be placed around parks or other recreational areas for a quick refresh before heading back to work.

0 Designer: Pierandrei Associati

Silver Swan

Silver Swan

The latest addition to the ISMA line of fixtures is the elegant Swan faucet. Its proportions subtly combine heavy and light elements that maintain balance between spout and handle. The inspiration behind this unique style and shape comes from the traditional Danish silverwork. As easy to install as it is to operate, the Swan incorporates the ingenious ISMAFIX mounting system, making self-installation easy as 1-2-3.

0 Designers: Christian Laudet & Gia To

Handles on Everything

Handles on Everything

Handles are so important. They enable our wiry, dexterous fingers to grasp all sorts of objects. “Your Magnet” is a u-magnet with little suction cup feet. Stick it on handleless cups, electronics, glass and just about anything that’ll stick. Personally I have a mirrored cabinet that’s near impossible to open after a steamy shower. Your Magnet looks like a good solve for that.

0 Designer: Lufdesign

Scissor hanger

Scissor hanger

Check out the Scissor Hanger. It’s a fun and functional to hang one’s clothes. Fortunately the edges are safer the kid safe scissors so no need to worry about shredding up your precious Apple t-shirts (RIP Steve). Made of wood or plastic.

0 Designer: Igor Vig

Inspired Sands of Light

Inspired Sands of Light

The sense of déjà vu is overwhelming when you look at the Sandglass Light, however with the exception to the shape, little else is common between the old and the new. Clearly inspired by the age-old hourglass shape, this refined version has simple functions and does away with the timer. Three settings and minimal twists encourage you to use the lamp more as ambient lighting than just a novelty fixture. This new avatar is all about refinements!

0 Designer: Jun-sang Kim