Ferrari Head Protector

Ferrari Head Protector

Listen, if I have to risk helmet hair I’m gonna do it in style – Ferrari Helmet Style. An homage to the historic Maranello tradition, the Ferrari Helmet Style exudes luxury and oozes with presence but a helmet, no matter how luxurious, needs to protect your head.  Satin-finish aluminium details protect and surround the edge of the padding, making it even more abrasion-resistant and easier to clean.

0 Designer: Vinaccia Integral Design

Custom IKEA Furniture... For Real

Custom IKEA Furniture… For Real

I have a loose no-IKEA rule at my home. It’s not that I don’t like some of the practical designs, I just cringe at the obviousness. Apparently I’m not the only one who shares this love/hate relationship! Mykea works together with designers and artists from around the globe to produce unique redesigns via graphic decals specifically molded for select IKEA models. The super easy-to-use site makes customizing your favorite pieces a cinch, and will leave you wondering, “why didn’t I think of that!”

0 Designer: Mykea

Enchanted Clothing Rack

Enchanted Clothing Rack

From the imagination of designer Albert Brogliato comes this unusual coat rack that references both the natural and fantasy worlds in the organic and abstract shapes hidden in its branches. Equipped with a curious hollow for stowing away items and interchangeable hangers of different colors, this design combines a touch of whimsy with clothes-hanging functionality to create an aesthetically charming piece sure to make a dramatic statement against any backdrop.

0 Designer: Albert Brogliato

Mercedes-Benz Concept Sizzles

Mercedes-Benz Concept Sizzles

Under the careful watch of the design chiefs at Mercedes-Benz, Slavche Tanevski’s Aria concept targets Mercedes’ vision of luxury cars in year 2030. The sleek silhouette of the Aria was inspired by sex appeal, the toss of a lady’s hair, and corsets, as well as the elegance of instruments like the piano and violin. The sultry curves of both the interior and exterior are supported by tense and articulated lines, giving the car definition and further polishing its character.

0 Designer: Slavche Tanevski

Sounds from Seashells

Sounds from Seashells

Ever been to the beach and picked up a conch and listened to the heavenly sounds of the ocean? The soothing rhythms have such a calming effect and it’s probably this that inspired Apostol Tnokovski to design the Donax Headphones. Fashioned in matte colored plastic in combination with artificial leather, this concept looks smoking hot in black and white. What do you think?

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

Paper Holds Water

Paper Holds Water

The Life is a recycled paper-made water container designed for Milano Expo 2015. The idea is to dissuade people from using plastic bottles and use this one-day-use bottle instead. It’s crafted from natural cotton and recycled paper layer and it doesn’t use any chemical ink or adhesives that are tough to recycle. The handy green cord makes it easy for you to carry it along. Oh, and the proposal does include having water fountains around the expo area so that you can refill it several times during the day.

0 Designer: Andrea Ponti

Portable Burner with Removable Hotplates

Portable Burner with Removable Hotplates

Portable burners come in a range of designs powered by various sources but for the most part, they are still very basic and crude. The iMove your Hotplate system is a sleek burner with removable hotplates. The concept is designed for campers and small households but I don’t see why a larger version wouldn’t work in traditional setups. This would much easier to clean.

0 Designer: Chan Hyun Park

Gadgets for the Peeper

Gadgets for the Peeper

Sometimes a candid shot is better than a staged one. The Peepster, a USB flash based camera with a timed shutter, began life as a CP+B product accessory for VW’s Routan and then became an all out spy cam under the Duh Technologies umbrella. With Peepster’s small form factor and squid like appendages, he could be anywhere – whether that’s behind a rearview mirror, a mug or in a box – waiting for the perfect shot. And like all things powerful, power can be corrupted — and with Peepster, it’s up to you to use it wisely (though it’s probably more fun not to).

0 Designers: Various

Artificial Living Vehicle

Artificial Living Vehicle

Featured in the 2011 Michelin Challenge Design Showcase, the shapely design of the EALO developed as a result of the designer’s question as to what an ideal organisms might look and behave like had it evolved specifically for the urban jungle. This organically shaped concept features a bare skull-like body that will leave you wondering how it’s powered, but housed within each wheel is a reactive electric motor that allows each to operate independently much like a quadrupedal organism.

0 Designers: Various

Breaking Boundaries for the Blind

Breaking Boundaries for the Blind

As someone who’s had a string of eye problems since childhood, I feel incredibly lucky to have my sight and have truly come to appreciate designs that benefit the visually impaired. The G-Navi is an interactive guide dog system that aims to break boundaries & improve the independence & mobility of the sightless. G-Navi combines GPS navigation & a hands-free voice control system as well as vibrating-calibration technology to steer the guide dog to any waypoint the user selects. The pup’s harness even features a solar panel for constant charging. 

0 Designer: Shawn Youndong Kim

Modern-day Gentleman's Tray

Modern-day Gentleman’s Tray

The design team at Hekseskudd re-envisions the classic gentleman’s tray as not just a convenient container for loose change and keys, but one that also caters to the modern user by providing a place to recharge and house electronics like the iPhone and Apple keyboard. 3 configurations of varying size, capacity, and functionality are available in a number of handsome wood finishes for a custom made feel that compliments the heritage of the classic product.

0 Designer: Hekseskudd

Solidify Your Creativity To Win Fame and $5000!

Solidify Your Creativity To Win Fame and $5000!

I envy you designers and your creative flair when using 3-D software like solidThinking. Some of those natural renders are so amazing that you can actually win some worthy accolades! For sure it’s that time of the year when solidThinking is running their Design Competition! The only thing standing between you and $5,000 USD, a solidThinking 8.5 Inspired commercial license, is you creative intent! Hit the jump for Rules and Info.

0 Competition Closes: September 30, 2011, 11:59 pm ET

CKIE Spotlight: OneLessTV

CKIE Spotlight: OneLessTV

I have a TV mounted on the wall. It looks great but there are times when I want to physically move the unit because I also use it to hold meetings. This means either replacing the mount with an articulating arm or using a mobile media cabinet. OneLessTV by Heckler Design accommodates both my minimalist aesthetics and functional requirements by placing it on a mobile pedestal.

0 Designer: Dean Heckler for Heckler Design on CKIE