The Ponderlon lamp by Iva Dinulovic is a project that grew out of a simple observation of a construction site and various everyday uses of physics that are often overlooked. The easy to assemble, bare-bones design consists of very basic materials including pine, rope, card, and steel weights that ground the central piece of wood. A great DIY piece.
Designer: Iva Dinulovic
The winning entry in the Aurora Survivor 2050 competition announced by Mazda and the Aurora Solar Vehicle Association is this design by Ali Jafari. The solar assisted electric Solaris has both an approachable and futuristic aesthetic. Both super efficient and quick, it has a top speed of 150 km/hr and room for driver and passenger. You might just catch it at the 2013 World Solar Challenge.
Designer: Ali Jeff Jafari
Nae is an interesting take on what designer Thibaut Rouganne calls a minimalist juicer. Personally I can envisage a far more stripped looking tool for something as simple as juicing but I do like how the lines of the design emphasize its function. The entire thing could be made from one sheet of plastic and it’s far more compact than the traditional juicer.
Designer: Thibaut Rouganne
TV is Evolving. Yes, the screens are getting thinner, but the real evolution is the content. Beautifully thin flat screens with streaming internet are making television increasingly personal. The challenge of having all this content to choose from is how to harness it. You need a remote for the TV, a keyboard and mouse for the internet, and a controller for gaming. Toggle delivers a touch experience without a touch screen. Points on the remote’s surface are mapped to specific keys and functions. But here’s the twist.
Designer: Carbon Design Group
You can mistake the Flat-Fold to be a high-tech mirror thang in the bathroom or even a cabinet; but a faucet…most definitely not! The tap fits flush with the base of this discreet wall mount and comes with digital technology, plus a capacitive touch sensitive panel. So basically you can personalize the flow of the water and have it set to taste.
Designer: Min Kong
If you died and went to 3-D TV heaven then I’m sure you would find the Samsung MSTV sitting right in front, in it’s various screen-size (22,32,42,46,55, 64 inches) avatars. Keeping with Sammy’s passion for Android, this TV is a pureblood Google Android baby. And what’s more, you get to sync all your gadgets and devices remotely and splurge on gaming fun! Hit the jump for details.
Designer: Joseph Dumary
At first glance, Woody looks like nothing more than a monolithic block of wood, however, the simple flick of a switch reveals a stylish clock. LED lights inside the hollow body shine through the thin wood face. Controls are integrated into the main cable away from the main body to maintain a clean aesthetic that is both modern and organic.
The Aurum collection by designers Ryan Brown and Katya Jovkovic is one very unique series of sculptured lighting designs ranging from 1 lb t 1000 kg that will make you feel mega-rich with the flip of a switch! Hand cut, polished crystal bricks in the classic shape of tapered gold bars sit atop a base of American black walnut just waiting to be illuminated. Refracted light rainbows make it enchanting when it’s off, but its electric golden glow is what really makes this design shine.
The Insuatherm Symphony water stove addresses the language of functionality in true partnership with aesthetic beauty in a central heating biomass unit. With a heat output of 30 kw and a boiler capacity of 74 liters of water, it is unparalleled in comfort as well as environmental consideration.
Designer: Acácio Viegas
The Japanese wrapping cloth Furoshiki and the art of Origami inspire the F.O. Clock. It is made from 18 tessellated pieces and is constructively folded into a sleek modern artwork. The complex internal structural ribs belie the simplistic external design. Quite impressive!
Designer: Shiping Toohey
The outstanding EZ Opener is a clever redesign of the can opener, simply because too many of us end up chipping our nails! Just kidding! The real intention is to make it easier for the silver generation and those with can-opening-issues, pop them open in a jiffy. The lever looks a bit elaborate to twist into place, but I guess if it works for grandma…it works for me!
Designer: Ju-yeon Kim, Jin-beom Kim & Jin-seung Lee
Got a first generation Apple TV laying around and wondering what to do with it? Daniel Kurt came up with the idea of recycling it into the 1 Nixie Clock. Every structural element is reused along with new components like an integrated nixie controller board and tube holders.. The heavy duty tissue cable doubles as a power cord and wall mount string.
Designer: Daniel Kurth