Cutting Edge Electric Concept

Cutting Edge Electric Concept

The Zeleritas electric racing concept by designer Willie Tay combines current & future driving technologies with hard styling into a single passenger roadster with a straight-from-the-track feel. A monocoque carbon fiber body, retractable glass hard top, & exposed wheels give it an Indy car edge while modern features like the HUD active matrix windscreen, paramagnetic body paint, & discreet integrated lights enhance both the visual and driving experiences. One of the most attractive racing designs I’ve seen since the Ford Indigo.

0 Designer: Willie Tay

The Real Man's Shaving Kit

The Real Man’s Shaving Kit

Though it’s something I’ve only been able to appreciate in the last year or so, I believe the right shaving kit is a man’s best friend, & can also speak volumes about someone’s personality. Hail Perret is a sexy & stylish kit by designer Niclas Andersson that celebrates the art of the traditional straight razor shave in a minimal yet natural looking roll-up pack stripped down to the bare necessities: razor, lather, bowl, bristle brush, aftershave, & face towel. Perfect for the grooming craftsman or renaissance man.

0 Designer: Niclas Andersson

Leave Your Car at Home

Leave Your Car at Home

CoCy, the brainchild of Robert Nightingale & Adrian Weidmann, is an ingenious smart-service concept that aims to provide users with free transportation & local, ethical, & sustainable businesses with a creative platform to advertise. The lightweight cycles incorporate a gang of innovative features that make locating, reserving, & operating the bike a super easy process for locals & visitors alike. A great system that also has potential to create revenue for both local organizations & international charities.

0 Designers: Robert Nightingale & Adrian Weidmann

Lighting Repercussions

Lighting Repercussions

Consequence creates an intimate relationship between the user, requiring the user to become conscious of the lamp’s environment, it produces a unique interaction; if the lamp is ignored, a messy-waxy, inconvenient situation drips. Consequence can be used for a little over an hour without mess, guiding those using its light to spend their limited time wisely. The idea was to create a visual representation of the wasted energy that incandescent bulbs produce.

0 Designer: Stephen Andersen

Music in a Bottle

Music in a Bottle

The Genie concept distills the idea of an MP3 player back to it’s simplest function. No docking or syncing required. Instead, Genie plays music relevant to your mood. Feeling giddy? How about some pop music? Perhaps you’ve had a long day at the office and need to unwind. Genie might play a little Bach. The design itself is meant to look like a sculpture. The conical shape helps radiates sound and eliminates the need for traditional speaker grills.

0 Designer: Jiyoun Kim

Guessing Game Returns!

Guessing Game Returns!

This switch has a lot more to trigger than just its contents; lets just say your entire day depends on it…any guess at to what this is?

C’mon don’t cheat….

0 Designer: Willie Tay

Getting Nostalgic About Wind and Light

Getting Nostalgic About Wind and Light

Returning to the basics of fanning a paper (for wind) or breaking twigs & rubbing them together to make light (fire), here is a project that explores the haptic sensations for these, in present times. Nostalgic Sensations comprises of a fan and a torch, the fan works by blowing into it, just like a pinwheel. And the torch works with the intuitive breaking action of a light stick, shaking it till the torch, lights up.

0 Designer: Joyce Li

Dutch Design in Battery Park

Dutch Design in Battery Park

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s waterfront Battery Park sits the recently completed New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion, a $2.3 million gift from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to New York City in honor of their shared values of innovation, creativity, diversity, & progress. The structure will be a major transportation hub, serving over 150,000 visitors & residents with visitor information & locally grown food at one of Lower Manhattan’s newest & most dynamic cultural gateways.

0 Designer: Architect Ben van Berkel / UNStudio

Expanding Recreational Diving

Expanding Recreational Diving

This underwater system by designer Emil Orman aims to make scuba diving a safe & tangible reality for those who suffer from paraplegia. The concept was developed by working hand-in-hand with disabled divers, conducting full-scale diving exhibitions, & carrying out mock-up tests. Buoyancy and body trim can be adjusted via the chest mounted control to assist the user into a horizontal, vertical, or angular position, increasing the freedom of movement & enhancing the overall experience.

0 Designer: Emil Orman

This Vacuum Sucks... in a Good Way!

This Vacuum Sucks… in a Good Way!

I’ll be the first to admit that my cleaning lady, Claudia, is my best friend. Call me lazy, but one of the reasons is that I (& my dog) despise the cumbersome, loud, rolling vacuum that hides in my storage. Now, if vacuuming were as easy, cute, & just plain fun to use as the Magic Glove then I just might have a change of heart. This miniature sized aspirator is powered by a rechargeable battery & is able to brush & vacuum simultaneously, cleaning & dusting all while attached to your hand. Move over Claudia!

0 Designer: Christian Sallustro

In Betwixt Modular Storage

In Betwixt Modular Storage

SAI is a modular storage solution with small silicon cubes which have unexpected tactile sensations when touched. The object consistd of silicon blocks that holds things such as books, papers, clothes, whatever you want. People can also lean on it while reading book or pin a message on it. It can be use in multiple ways and provides a opportunity personalization as you can arrange the blocks in any pattern.

0 Designer: Jiyoung Seo

New Store Promotes Post Graduate Design

New Store Promotes Post Graduate Design

Itchin’ for something new and different instead of the mass produced stuff on the market? Check out ContemporaryLab, an online store dedicated to promoting the very best post-graduate design. All of the products are unique and most are sustainably produced. The online concept was set up by Emma Brocklesby; an undergraduate, who worried about how she and other undergraduates, could work in design if employment opportunities remained scarce. With this in mind, she took the decision to start up her own business. Smart Girl!

0 Designers: Various

Steampunk Rotary Smartphone in Digital Era!

Steampunk Rotary Smartphone in Digital Era!

Is there space for old school guises in the digital revolution? I think there is, which is why steampunk is alive. Settling the Digital v/s Mechanical dispute with his Rotary Mechanical Smartphone, designer Richard Clarkson gives us a smartphone that is so very tangible that its aura speaks for itself! Stalling the ‘digital-take-over’, the phone features two interchangeable brass dials, a true rotary dial and a button dial. WHats really clever is that the act of changing these is inspired from changing the lenses on a camera!

0 Designer: Richard Clarkson