Luxe Gaming Mouse

Luxe Gaming Mouse

Next of Kin Creatives has gone back to the drawing board with their iconic Hydra gaming mouse, famous for it’s ribbed ventilation fins and customizable weight variations. This time the Hydra gets a snazzy makeover with the Luxe Fins edition that features a 24K gold plated removable weight band, and improved fins for cooling nervous palms. Don’t mess with the guy who’s rockin this. He means business.

0 Designer: Rodney Loh

Portion Control with Meat

Portion Control with Meat

The original intent of PerfectPlate is to promote vegetarianism, however I want to look at in a different light. With the unique shape and design of the plate, it’s impossible to pile it high with food. This means eating smaller portions, perhaps a great tool for progressive weight loss. Yea, I’m battling the bulge on a daily basis and such mind tricks do help!

0 Designer: Dave Wu

How Bare Can a Mouse Get?

How Bare Can a Mouse Get?

Very basic and minimal if you leave it to Vrouyr Joubanian! He’s designed the Void mouse with bare-minimums; only one button that functions all as right, left, middle clicks and scroll. The hollow, wireless mouse sports uneven thickness ranging from 4 to 10mm and all the electrical parts are contained in the bulky bottom. It looks ergonomic enough for us to give it a try, what do you say?

0 Designer: Vrouyr Joubanian

Utensils That Just Hang Around

Utensils That Just Hang Around

Muuto’s new cooking set and salad servers combine form, function and craftsmanship. The elegant wooden tools are precisely designed and crafted for a sleek modern look. The innovative extrusion cut in the back of the cooking set HANG AROUND lets you work freely in the kitchen, while your utensils hang out on your pots or pans. TOSS AROUND, the salad servers, tell the same story of craftsmanship used for centuries but with contemparty design and modern ergonomics.

0 Designer: KiBiSi for Muuto

The New Social Video Game Console

The New Social Video Game Console

Njoin is an ultra portable video game system specially designed to play videogames and run multimedia applications – capable of simultaneous, differentiated and private interaction between two or more users without reducing the characteristics required for individual use. Confused? Interest peeked? Hit the jump!

0 Designer: Xavier Torres Gómez

One to Five

One to Five

One to Five is an installation comprised of ten previously unreleased chair designs by Viennese designer Thomas Feichtner. All of these are presented as printouts of 3D models done at a scale of 1:5, and they will be shown at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 in Milan’s Zona Tortona district. This is an experiment which seeks to present designs not as finished projects but rather as processes which have yet to be concluded allowing producers to become part of the development process almost from the very beginning.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Revolutio

Revolutio

This simple and modern watch by designer Mickaël Chrost presents a new perception on time telling. Minutes and hours are displayed on Revolutio’s rotating rings and are powered by a standard watch engine. The magnetic locking system is perfectly discreet. I’m really digging the center-less design- the loop, versus the standard circle, is an interpretation of eternity and reminds that time has no real beginning or end.

0 Designer: Mickaël Chrost

Backpack Creates Renewable Energy

Backpack Creates Renewable Energy

Unlike my camping buddies who will poke fun at me for this, I will always bring along every electronic device that I can fit in my pack. Gotta have the phone, the camera, and I’ve even been known to sneak a laptop on occasion. Problem is, the batteries are dead within the day and I inevitably regret the extra weight. The Alppac is for anyone like me. It uses a suspended load mechanism to produce an electrical charge when the user is walking. Plug in your phone, iPad, or any other electronic device and get a renewable, clean charge between stops.

0 Designer: Joel Lim YM

Lamp with No Joints or Screws

Lamp with No Joints or Screws

The Tweety table lamp, designed by Bonaguro Giorgio has a simple and intuitive design, made up of two main parts – the bulb and body. These two elements are combined without using screws or joints but by simply letting the bulb hang from body, making it easy to clean, assemble and package. The lamp is made of eco-friendly polycarbonate and comes with an energy A class light bulb. It’s adorable!

0 Designer: Giorgio Bonaguro

Sun & Solar Powered Clock

Sun & Solar Powered Clock

Light Gap is a concept clock with solars cells on its backside. You stick it on a window so sunlight can illuminate the slit on the face to form the hour hand. As day moves into night, batteries kick in to illuminate a row of LEDs in the slit, thanks to the aforementioned solar cells.

0 Designers: Various

Rolling Bookshelf

Rolling Bookshelf

The Patatras is a new way to store books – a wheel of knowledge if you will. Made of expanded polypropylene in a range of colors, each one contains cells for which you put books in. It’s actually not that large. At only 122 cm in diameter, you won’t need to worry about it accidentally rolling over the family cat.

0 Designer: Michaël Bihain

Best of Digital and Analog Reading

Best of Digital and Analog Reading

Digital books are here to stay but there’s still a disconnect with people who prefer the tactile experience of paper. The Smart Bookrest Docking System hopes to bridge the gap by giving you the best of both worlds. It works by reading a QR code printed on the page. Relevant media is then displayed on the tablet. Twice as much of fun!

0 Designers: In-oh Yoo & Tae-soon Nam for Metatrend Institute

For All You Hot Messes

For All You Hot Messes

I’ll admit, I can be a huge one myself, which is why I’m happy to Introduce Release, a series of urban stress relieving and preventing products from designer Adhirath Bali.  This eclectic group of aesthetically charming devices help prevent chronic anxiety in an equally broad but creative number of ways. One wakes the user up with a pleasant aroma in the morning and another even recreates the oddly relieving feeling of breaking glass. I’m a little worried that I think I could use each one  multiple times a day. Sign me up!

0 Designer: Adhirath Bali