Spiral Makes a Difference

Spiral Makes a Difference

Think about it, instead of having a straight tube ink refill, how about fashioning it as a spiral? Agreed it occupies a bit more space so the pen can’t be sleek and slim, but it holds double the amount of ink! There’s a reason why our DNA is structured in a double helix. I guess it will work like a charm for those disposable types, making them last longer. I won’t call this project 100% eco-esque but it’s a step towards it!

0 Designers: Various

Get Eggcited!

Get Eggcited!

Similar in form to the iconic 1960s Ovalia Egg Chairs, this egg cup design of the same name by Anima Dinamica is both playful and functional. The Egg Chair is oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe, and can withstand temperatures from -50 C to 300 C.  The resting back ensures an even heat spread and adds stability to the upwardly concave seat to ensure that your egg experiences maximum comfort… right before you eat it. After all, a happy egg is a tasty egg. Get it here.

0 Designer: Anima Dinamica

Creepy Crawly Seating Creature

Creepy Crawly Seating Creature

When it comes to unique seating, the Millipede by Michael Samoriz takes the cake. This arthropodic stool looks like a science experiment that escaped and headed straight for the bar. I’m still not sure how many legs it has, but it’s a lot, and the user will feel more like a “rider” than a “sitter.” Though the legs look randomly placed they are situated to provide maximum stability, so unless the rider is rocking to and fro with wild abandon they should be just fine. Me likey.

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz

 ZIIIRO Aurora & Orbit Watches

ZIIIRO Aurora & Orbit Watches

Just months after the successful launch of the original Gravity watch, Ziiiro is back with two additions to the lineup; the Aurora and Orbit. The Aurora displays time using two transparent gradient discs, blue indicating the hour and yellow – the minute. The overlapping colors create green and the effect creates a clear definition between “hours” and “minutes”.

0 Designer: Robert Dabi

Amazing Window Display

Amazing Window Display

Hong Kong based design group Special Projekt were commissioned to create one-of-a-kind window displays for the the Aqua restaurant in London. The goal was to drive awareness through the development of interactive brand installations. Large interactive screens are suspended inside a mirrored and lacquered box. The red one features meiji inspired motifs while the black display features castilian motifs. The final effect is three dimensional, timeless yet ephemeral.

0 Designer: SpecialProjekt for Aqua

Water Blade for Tuff Stains

Water Blade for Tuff Stains

Scrubbing is a very important factor when cleaning dishes and this has to be done perfecto! There’s no way around it. Keeping this in mind, Domus student Pietro Russomanno designed the KEWA concept, an acronym for Kinetic Efficient Water Appliance. It’s basically a dishwasher that uses air pressure to direct water through kinetic jets to create a ‘water-blade’ that cleans the greasiest of stains.

0 Designer: Pietro Russomanno

The Stealth Tourbillon Watch

The Stealth Tourbillon Watch

Here is an amazing concept watch called Stealth Tourbillon, inspired by stealth fighters. Featuring sharp lines and edges, the watch is crafted with titanium alloy. The highlight of the concept is its ability to switch modes from analog to digital. You change functions by rotating the face dial. Switching to the Dual Time module shifts the focus to the different time zones. In the Digital Module the user can set the date and alarm and access many other functions like compass and pressure meter.

0 Designer: Menghsun Wu

People Get Around Like the Fatties in WALL-E

People Get Around Like the Fatties in WALL-E

I’m dying over this concept called the Supple. It’s an electrically powered chair driven by a spherical wheel so you can move in any direction and turn on a dime. It’s wireless enabled using a communication system called AGV or automatic guide vehicle. Just tell it where you want to go on the map and it figures the rest out. They can even be linked to ride tandem. HOLLA! Listen, I saw WALL-E. At the risk of becoming some lazy oaf, I’d love to ride around in one of these babies – napping all the way to the grocery store.

0 Designer: Mohamad Sadegh Samakoush Darounkolayi

Samsung HD3 Console Concept

Samsung HD3 Console Concept

If Samsung decided to dip its toe into the portable gaming market, would it look like the HD3 concept? Although it looks very similar to another portable currently out, it’s a completely different beast packed with enough technology to make one’s head spin. The OS driving this technology is Android (of course). I like the highfalutin specs but you should never let technology drive innovation. In that sense, this seems more like a fanboi’s pipe dream about the ultimate gaming machine. Hit the jump for the full specs.

0 Designer: Dumary Joseph

Inspired by Fire

Inspired by Fire

When an accidental fire wiped out the greater part of this Parisian loft, the owner of 10 years didn’t get down… he got inspired. Designer Frederic Flanquart accepted the challenge of redefining what was left of the existing elements into what you see now: a creative, open, and inviting space. While the lines are sometimes geometrically irregular, the utilization of natural light is anything but random, and each, in their own respect, helps highlight every detail of the loft.

0 Designer: Frederic Flanquart

Design with Unseen Waves

Design with Unseen Waves

This year, Milanese design fair Salone De Mobile turned 50 years young, & to celebrate, Ezri Tarazi & the d-Vision Group looked 50 years to the future to waves of a frequency currently undiscovered by man. This frequency, as they imagine it, is called the “ultra-gamma ray.” The five giant lighting structures represent the ray & change in hue & light intensity via the central station. Sure it’s whimsical, but it’s also a profound reminder that we’ve only just scratched the surface of possibility.

0 Designers: Ezri Tarazi & the d-Vision Group

Cocoon Lamp

Cocoon Lamp

There’s not a whole lot to the Mecacocoon by Wuithier Gael… and that exactly what I like about it. This visit on the pendant adopts contemporary form using ecological material. The simple structure acts as a slitted border that showcases the light source within the space, as well as it’s sunburst shadow effect.

0 Designer: Wuithier Gael

Volvo Unveils Concept Universe Car

Volvo Unveils Concept Universe Car

Today, at the Shanghai Auto Show, Volvo Cars visualises a masterpiece of Scandinavian design, inspired by Chinese philosophy. Concept Universe is Volvo’s most luxurious creation ever, and the brand’s answer to the question: “What is a beautiful car?” With this sculptural and luminary design study, Volvo wants to test a possible new design direction for the brand since it was acquired by Geely.

0 Designer: Volvo