From Designer's Excess to DIY Shade

From Designer’s Excess to DIY Shade

Designers are constantly creating or making improvements on designs in order to help reduce others’ eco-footprints, but what happens when a designer studies their own usage and excess? The Funoos lamp by designer Roohollah Merrikhpour is one result of a designer looking inward. The designer stripped 6 plastic covers and slide binders from research booklets full of old projects, and then applied the pieces to self-locking straps to create an easy to make, mix-n-match, DIY lamp shade.

0 Designer: Roohollah Merrikhpour

Equestrian Inspired Trike

Equestrian Inspired Trike

The Saddle concept vehicle merges futuristic styling, modern power technology, & equestrian influence into a go-anywhere electric three wheeler designed to tackle the roughest terrain. Inspired by the mobility & connection to nature offered by horse riding, the drivers seating position is much like being on horseback. The trike’s 3 independently controlled swivel wheels are piloted by use of a hemispherical gyroscopic steering mechanism consisting of 3 adjustable discs controlled by the user’s fingers. Saddle up!

0 Designer: Attila Tari

Horticulture Therapy

Horticulture Therapy

Nuum is a planter designed for individuals to explore their restorative possibilities through human and plant interaction. Confused?In a nutshell, it’s a self watering planter. Inspiration came from horticultural therapy. Horticultural therapy involves a therapist assisting their patient in achieving a goal of both emotional and/or physical healing using plants and gardening techniques.

0 Designer: Lavinia Chu

Getting Touchy with Time

Getting Touchy with Time

Apple has really spoilt us silly with their groovy touch interface on phones and digital players. Taking this feel to the next level is designer Arash Karimi with his Wall and Bedside Table Touch Clock. The clock has a one giant App appeal and can be configured and navigated quite intuitively. What makes the design perfect for both wall-mount and bedside table, is the angled display. Sweet!

0 Designer: Arash Karimi

Humble by Design

Humble by Design

I have two printers at home and not one of them as smart as this Humble Home Printer by Tom Peach. For eons printers have got the second-class treatment as computer peripherals; at the most they get jazzed up with colors or integrate some new tech feature. Design-wise they remain boxy as ever! Humble is a refreshing change and given the detailed plans, I’m sure it will be a practical home option.

0 Designer: Tom Peach

Under, From Down Under

Under, From Down Under

I love this new collection of lights and hanging racks by designer Kristian Aus for Aussie brand Under! Completely designed and manufactured in Australia, the collection plays with ideas of exposure and concealment as well as hard lines met with soft light and brilliant colors. The common thread found throughout this diverse collection is that all of the items, however different, are also very playful, inviting both physical contact and contemplation.

0 Designer: Kristian Aus for Under

Folding Solar Catamaran

Folding Solar Catamaran

With young students and professionals in mind, the Float compact folding solar catamaran was designed to be an affordable, portable weekend water vessel. The craft is powered via the retractable solar cell roof that can be adjusted for maximum sun exposure or as a sun screen. Users steer the catamaran with a simple gyroscopic handle while they lean back and enjoy a comfy mesh hammock designed to recreate the feeling of lying on the sand. Best of all, the craft collapses to fit into a standard rooftop car carrier.

0 Designer: Jeffrey Greger

Medical Emergency Necklace

Medical Emergency Necklace

The Talk mobile communications concept is a response to reduced government spending on healthcare for elderly populations, an epidemic that effects not only millions of seniors but the family and friends of those who are vulnerable and living alone. The easy to use pendant can be customized to call up to 3 designated numbers, assuring that loved ones have access to 24 hour support at the push of a button.

0 Designer: Tom Harries

Bristol Car Concept, Handmade for a Clean Future

Bristol Car Concept, Handmade for a Clean Future

This Bristol car concept is a combination of piezoelectric and photovoltaic wizardry to create a platform that harvests energy from the surrounding environment, rewarding the consumer with the gift of free energy, that can then be used, shared or sold. A clean, powerful yet quintessential design, the vehicle looks like any other, but upon closer inspection you understand the potential of the concept.

0 Designer: Amarpreet Gill

The Vein of Life

The Vein of Life

Check out this untitled concept by Kim Joonmin. It’s a vase with a built-in vein that reacts to a living plant by turning red. Not much else to say but it’s gorgeous in simplicity. I totally want one. A very animalistic flower pot if you will.

0 Designer: Kim Joonmin

Reverse Printer

Reverse Printer

Generally we buy a printer to take printouts, but here is a concept that believes in the reverse process…removing ink from the printed-paper! Akin to the idea of a dermatologist laser-burning blemishes and dark spots from your skin, the Ink Remover Printer proposes to do something similar; zap out the ink using laser technology. This way you can reuse the old memos to print new ones, recycle paper and feel good about it.

0 Designer: Kim Su Yeon

Romantic Magnetism in Light

Romantic Magnetism in Light

GEO Magnetic is quite an awesome lamp as far as design thinking goes. The basic lamp is a halo of light that glides up and down a steel rail, using magnetic attraction. The base halo holds a ball shape switch that looks suspended but is held in place using a fine thread. There are three levels of illumination and the electric current flowing into each section varies in intensity, this allows the spherical switch to shift its position to on/off.

0 Designers: Hyungwoo Uhm & Jaeryong Lee

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Mountkestrel, a Curve Creative brand, is paving the way into a new era for a camera mounts & accessories with their premiere design, the Duopod. With multi-functionality & adaptablity in mind, the Duopod was designed specifically for current hybrid DSLRs to perform as a steadycam, transform into a shoulder or chest mount, placed in a neutral position to be used as a tripod, or attached to a tripod for 360 degree movement. A versatile tool to suit the needs of professional & consumer users alike.

0 Designer: Ben Millett