Love Light Affair

Love Light Affair

The following is a project that encapsulates the position of Venus, a lamp made in the image of her femininity, displaying both finesse and beauty as it sets the room alight with it’s inner glow. The intensity of this glow is adjustable with a simple switch that slides up and down for more or less light. At its lowest, this lamp provides a lovely nightlight for late darkness runs for water. At its brightest, Teardrop Lamp provides enough light for a reading light for the smallest text.

0 Designer: Dragos Iliescu

Some Serious Yachtness

Some Serious Yachtness

I’ll never be able to afford a yacht but I can dream and it would probably look something like the X-SYM 125 by S-MOVE Design. This spectacular naval beast looks quite jaunty, dress from bow to stern in black. The striking asymmetrical design and unique curves emote movement even at rest. It’s pretty compact, which I love, and the glowing perimeter lighting is a nice touch. I want to be captain. I want this yacht.

0 Designer: S-MOVE DESIGN

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

One morning, Note Design Studio scribbles in the margins of old sketches and notes. They were just random ideas, visual brainstorms in passing to help illustrate key ideas but never saw the light of day. They fell in love with these scribbles and embraced their odd proportions, diverse materials and lack of clever functions. Some were left for later but others were pushed further, into the physical world. In the end it became an exhibition called what else, MARGINAL NOTES.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

Psychedelic Waterflow

Psychedelic Waterflow

Now here’s a cool digital faucet that can perk up the ambience of your bathroom with its color coordinated flow. Casually called the Digital Faucet, the water color reflects the temperature; warm red means its hot and blue indicates a cold flow. It features four touchkeys for navigation, replacing the traditional lever system. It comes in an automatic shutdown model (for water saving) and features a time delay display for this purpose. In case you’re wondering, the faucet uses RGB LED lighting to indicate temperature colors. Pretty neat!

0 Designer: Christopher Yang for Effisystem

How to make a very Long Pencil, Lesson #3

How to make a very Long Pencil, Lesson #3

On one hand we have the Continuous Pencil where the stub is fashioned to fit into a wooden stick to lengthen it. And on the other hand we have the simple 1 + 1 = 1 Pencil, where a plastic tube connects two stubs to make one long pencil. In Lesson #3 we have To Be Continued, a plastic extension with the added functionality of a sharpener. Once again designers iterating the need to use a pencil to it’s very last bit and I totally agree with them.

0 Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng & Bo-Jin Wang

Fridge of Bent Sittings

Fridge of Bent Sittings

Prepare yourself for the strangest concept in refrigeration that yours truly has ever lain eyes on. This is “Membrane,” a concept for a refrigerator that uses nine flexible cooling walls to both hold and keep cool the items you need kept cool and held up. Cooling takes place only in the ares that are bent, that being only the places where items are placed. The exact physics we’re not entirely sure of, but the brightness of the project and the absolute uniqueness of the design are very easy to see.

0 Designer: Vytis Vasiliūnas

Wooden Earbuds

Wooden Earbuds

There are two approaches you might take when you’re designing earbuds. One of them is to make them so intensely perfect with sound quality that their appearance doesn’t matter. The other, the one that designer Sung-Ching Chang designed, is made to be fantastic in form. These earbuds have wooden covers for buds, and they look fantastic. Could anyone ever bring a more lovely look to a tiny set of sound bringers? There’s even a microphone inside and a volume control near the left ear. Completely cute!

0 Designers: Sung-Ching Chang

Hand Map for the Blind

Hand Map for the Blind

It is on the hand that a person who is without sight depends. Not always, but in our modern world, quite often. The hand is one of the most sensitive places on the body, and with this sensitivity, designer Calin Giubega has created a hand map that allows people without sight to “see” with movement and a form of radar. Inside the map that attaches to the hand, there are spheres that create symbols and gestures that tell the user what’s coming up in their path. See the unseeable.

0 Designer: Calin Giubega

Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Unveiled at Politecnico di Milano, Albero di feltro is a privacy screen made of a stainless steel frame and synthetic felt body designed for portability and easy installation. It’s ideal to isolate a portion of room either in office, lounge or even in student lodging. The design evokes the organic shape of a leaf leaving you the option to stay minimal or surround yourself in a forest sort to speak. Go small or go all out. Which would you do?

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Environmentally Friendly for the Audiophile

Environmentally Friendly for the Audiophile

The Ashcraft Aria headphones are a combination of recycled materials and advanced audio technology designed with the audiophile in mind. The headband is wrapped in wood recycled from acoustic guitars. The satin spun finished ear cups are made from reclaimed aluminum. The quilted leather surrounding the ear cups and lining come from reclaimed from bags, jackets and other articles of clothing. Sound is driven by 40 millimeter titanium-plated drivers tuned to deliver extreme clarity, true to the musician’s intention.

0 Designer: Britt Ashcraft for Ashcraft Design

Bathing with Sharks

Bathing with Sharks

We are not revisiting JAWS but are smitten by the very elegant Shark Bath. It’s a tub plus shower system with additional jet sprays on the side arms. Designer Michael Samoriz was totally inspired by the oral cavity of this magnificent animal and has cleverly depicted its strong jaw line through the bath’s exterior extensions. Quite sophisticated and smooth for an imposing theme like this!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz for Umbra-design

Lighter Side of Dining

Lighter Side of Dining

Here’s one of those designs that looks at the lighter side of life. A dining tray set that is very Turntable-esque. Very often we come across such crazy juxtapositions that are quirky and cute. As Emir Rifat Isik puts it, “turntable + dining tray = fun design.” Superb!

0 Designer: Emir Rifat Isik

Analog Cooling of Interior Spaces

Analog Cooling of Interior Spaces

How would you like to be able to cool your house (assuming you live in a part of the world where it gets hot enough to need cooling) without the use of electricity at all, whatsoever? What if instead of using electric power to stay cool in your home all day, all you had to do was run a bit of cold water in the morning? It appears that designers Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn have transported an ancient secret into the now that’ll do just that, and with a fantastically lovely bit of interior design as a conduit.

0 Designers: Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn