Sly Lamp

Sly Lamp

This pendant luminaire, designed by Ding 3000 for online design retailer SKITSCH, is the latest member of the mega-successful family of 2D LED lamps. Like the original table and floor lamps, the shape mocks traditional lamp forms. The structure is deceivingly bare and even looks unfunctional, but recessed into its framework are inconspicuous strips of bright LED lights. A clever design that’s sure to make a great conversation piece.

0 Designer: Ding 3000

SNAP! Pen

SNAP! Pen

It’s interesting that a commonplace item like the pen can really tell a lot about a person, because as I’m sure you know, people can be very particular about their pens. Focusing on this idea, the Turtle SNAPback series of work and play pens incorporates both sophistication and fun into an innovative design sure to have its fair share of devotees. The casings, which are finished in either refined steel or vibrant plastic, are pulled rather than pushed to let it “snap back” and expose the nib. Get your Turtle here!

0 Designer: Turtle

In One Week, This Apple iPad 2 can be Yours!

In One Week, This Apple iPad 2 can be Yours!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Skye Burgess Selbiger for winning the iPad2!

We are on the final leg of the Win an Apple iPad 2 Just for Liking, and the countdown has begun. In exactly a week from now we will be announcing the winner from the project most liked on CKIE. In case you’re wondering about the status of your favorite CKIE project, then allow me to help you out. Here is a recap of the TOP 5 CKIE projects with the most Facebook Likes. If you want to win, then network and make sure that your fav project wins the top-spot! Rules can be found here.

The Double Bath

The Double Bath

Nessie is a take on the classic cast iron baths from yesteryears. It features two shells made from recycled aluminum that are wielded together. The beauty about this design is that you can create color contrasts for the two tubs. The current blue and white combo is very Greek and relaxing feel to it.

0 Designer: Moreno Ratti

Tima Watch Gets Sporty

Tima Watch Gets Sporty

Tima was original concept by designer Julien Bergignat, but now it’s back with a sporty overhaul. Features include digital and analog display options that work simultaneously. The wide face and integrated apps make it easy to access almost any social mediums right from the screen. This e-paper watch is the ultimate social sports tracker! Not half bad looking either.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat for Jonathan Cohlmeyer

Customized and Colorful Headphones

Customized and Colorful Headphones

There’s no need to keep looking for the perfect earbuds that are just the right color you want. StanleyNg and Wai Chiu, designers from Hong Kong, are giving you the opportunity to create your own customized colorful (or just one solid color) headphones by using the application on their site. MIYA headphones are customizable and of course they work with all MP3/Media players and phones. I can’t vouch for audio quality but it’s kinda cool if you’re itchin’ for another way to express your personality.

0 Designers: Stanley Ng and Wai Chiu

Simple Safety for Mountain Climbers

Simple Safety for Mountain Climbers

Designer Malcolm Russell’s innate affinity for rock climbing is the source of inspiration for his latest design, Salus, a mountaineering safety tool that makes for quick and concise correspondence between climbing partners. The lightweight device latches onto the user’s harness and uses simple colored lights as basic commands, providing a safe and easy way to communicate invaluable information like danger warnings or a notification of a successful climb.

0 Designer: Malcolm Russell

Discovering Musical Culture

Discovering Musical Culture

One of my favorite things about visiting new cities is being able to soak up the unique musical culture that exists within each individual place. The Insono focuses this idea into an aesthetically playful and easy to use location-based mp3 player that gives local unsigned artists the chance to broadcast their music and users the chance to experience the musical soundtrack unique to their new surroundings , enhancing their overall connection and affinity for the culture.

0 Designer: Josh Liandu

Sport Bike Expands Mobility

Sport Bike Expands Mobility

The WISB handbike is a result of the combined advantages of adaptive bikes and recumbent bikes that expands the limits of users with restricted or no leg-function. One part agile wheelchair and one part sport bike, the WISB gives users the option to toggle between “high mode” for indoor use and comfortable city driving, or “low mode” for cross-country trips and long distance riding. Controllable power settings and improved aerodynamics make this handbike perfect for both indoor or outdoor use.

0 Designer: Bär Claudia

Cascading Water Tap Reminds Me of Bamboo

Cascading Water Tap Reminds Me of Bamboo

The Bamboo Fountain faucet takes inspiration from the natural Asian springs and looks like a bamboo stem. The water intentionally flows as a slow gurgling fall to minimize wastage. The water flow can be fortified with dietary elements like Calcium, Iron, and Potassium using special cartridges. I think this is a good idea for counties where it is safe to drink out of tap water. Temperature control and touch sensitive display round off the features.

0 Designer: Mickaël Chrost

The Thorough Guide

The Thorough Guide

E-Stick is a unique guide stick for the sight impaired. It has a touch sensitive and interactive system to make commuting easy and comfortable. It features an SD-Card slot from where in one can load maps to the stick. Basically it beams out guided turn-by-turn directions for the user via an earpiece that hooks up wirelessly, I’m assuming its Bluetooth enabled. So once the map is loaded and the destination keyed in, you just follow the guided instructions, so simple!

0 Designers: Messizon Li & Yang Fan

Tea Easy

Tea Easy

Love me a good cup of tea but when you’re own the go and need something quick, but still fresh, investing in something like the T-EASY can be a Godsend. No, not the rapture kind but still glorious (I’m still alive). It has an 8 cup capacity, demarcated so you’ll know how many tea leaves to uses per cup of water. The only flaw I see is not all teas will fit within that 1:1 ratio. For example, floral teas are very light, therefor needing more leaves/flowers per cup for water.

0 Designer: Dr. Hakan Gürsu for Designnobis

Luna, Future Robot Overlord?

Luna, Future Robot Overlord?

SchultzeWORKS designstudio is proud to announce a breakthrough in robot design. Commissioned by RoboDynamics of Santa Monica, CA, ‘Luna’ is the world’s first personal robot integrating three unique feature sets : Luna is completely expandable via expansion ports, fully programmable with open standards and, above all, affordable.

0 Designer: SchultzeWORKS