Wooden Earbuds

Wooden Earbuds

There are two approaches you might take when you’re designing earbuds. One of them is to make them so intensely perfect with sound quality that their appearance doesn’t matter. The other, the one that designer Sung-Ching Chang designed, is made to be fantastic in form. These earbuds have wooden covers for buds, and they look fantastic. Could anyone ever bring a more lovely look to a tiny set of sound bringers? There’s even a microphone inside and a volume control near the left ear. Completely cute!

0 Designers: Sung-Ching Chang

Hand Map for the Blind

Hand Map for the Blind

It is on the hand that a person who is without sight depends. Not always, but in our modern world, quite often. The hand is one of the most sensitive places on the body, and with this sensitivity, designer Calin Giubega has created a hand map that allows people without sight to “see” with movement and a form of radar. Inside the map that attaches to the hand, there are spheres that create symbols and gestures that tell the user what’s coming up in their path. See the unseeable.

0 Designer: Calin Giubega

Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Gorgeous Privacy Screen

Unveiled at Politecnico di Milano, Albero di feltro is a privacy screen made of a stainless steel frame and synthetic felt body designed for portability and easy installation. It’s ideal to isolate a portion of room either in office, lounge or even in student lodging. The design evokes the organic shape of a leaf leaving you the option to stay minimal or surround yourself in a forest sort to speak. Go small or go all out. Which would you do?

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Environmentally Friendly for the Audiophile

Environmentally Friendly for the Audiophile

The Ashcraft Aria headphones are a combination of recycled materials and advanced audio technology designed with the audiophile in mind. The headband is wrapped in wood recycled from acoustic guitars. The satin spun finished ear cups are made from reclaimed aluminum. The quilted leather surrounding the ear cups and lining come from reclaimed from bags, jackets and other articles of clothing. Sound is driven by 40 millimeter titanium-plated drivers tuned to deliver extreme clarity, true to the musician’s intention.

0 Designer: Britt Ashcraft for Ashcraft Design

Bathing with Sharks

Bathing with Sharks

We are not revisiting JAWS but are smitten by the very elegant Shark Bath. It’s a tub plus shower system with additional jet sprays on the side arms. Designer Michael Samoriz was totally inspired by the oral cavity of this magnificent animal and has cleverly depicted its strong jaw line through the bath’s exterior extensions. Quite sophisticated and smooth for an imposing theme like this!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz for Umbra-design

Lighter Side of Dining

Lighter Side of Dining

Here’s one of those designs that looks at the lighter side of life. A dining tray set that is very Turntable-esque. Very often we come across such crazy juxtapositions that are quirky and cute. As Emir Rifat Isik puts it, “turntable + dining tray = fun design.” Superb!

0 Designer: Emir Rifat Isik

Analog Cooling of Interior Spaces

Analog Cooling of Interior Spaces

How would you like to be able to cool your house (assuming you live in a part of the world where it gets hot enough to need cooling) without the use of electricity at all, whatsoever? What if instead of using electric power to stay cool in your home all day, all you had to do was run a bit of cold water in the morning? It appears that designers Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn have transported an ancient secret into the now that’ll do just that, and with a fantastically lovely bit of interior design as a conduit.

0 Designers: Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn

Lovely Green Pod Drawers Desk

Lovely Green Pod Drawers Desk

The following writing desk is only a tiny sample of what designer Jody Racicot has created for Modern Revision, a contemporary furniture company that presented their newest collection at the Interior Design Show 2011. This desk is a mix of modern and vintage tastes, combining recycled and new pieces to create a whole new product that’s unlike anything that’s come before it. Its greens and yellow play an odd tune that’ll require your brain to decide whether you’re at a modern furniture fair or back doing homework in the 1970′s.

0 Designer: Jody Racicot for Modern Revision

Black and White Hypercar

Black and White Hypercar

The following is an introduction to a conceptual car brand via the brand’s first virtual auto. The name of the brand is Shayton, a word that comes from the Sioux word for falcon (Chayton pronounced Shay-ton.) The car that’s being presented is the Shayton Equilibrium. To describe Shayton as a brand, the Equilibrium is described as the world’s first hyper-car. Because this car aims to display “pure hedonism, perversion on four wheels,” Shayton the brand can be easily seen as a niche brand that wishes to become the top tier.

0 Designer: PROVOCO for Shayton

The Very Urban Heist

The Very Urban Heist

Crumpler, an Australian bag company, creates chic and smart urban bags, particularly their Heist Collection. The range is an ode to the working professional who doesn’t believe in sacrificing style. Each of the four Heist bags are designed to carry your tech gear and accommodates a 15 or 17 inch Macbook. A common thread between all four bags is a padded laptop sleeve, two internal pockets and a zipped external pocket.

0 Designer: Crumpler [ Buy it Here ]

Portugal Makes Out

Portugal Makes Out

Portugese designers working outside of Portugal are invited by the Made Out Portugal program to work toward a greater hive mind of work. This group is responsible for some magical ideas and fantastical concept designs. Each of the members being a designer who is Portuguese studying or doing an internship outside Portugal, the following collection is only a fragment.

0 Designer: Made Out Portugal

Edible Dishes

Edible Dishes

The following project is one with far fewer hard specs than it has big notions about how the future could be. This project is not a stack of dishes, nay, it is a dish creator. This “Piece of Plate” creator is responsible for the creation of the places where your main course meal will be sitting. Each plate produced will be edible in some way or another, it being organic and made of bio-degradable bits of our mother earth. I cannot speak for its taste.

0 Designer: Elisa Parucker

Olde New Bike

Olde New Bike

This is a bicycle project whose aim is to create a cycle with a retro style mixed with a slightly more contemporary cafe racer model. Influenced by new and vintage fashions, this bike rides extremely low, and the material used to create it is chosen for its aesthetic beauty as well as its structural virtues. One of these materials is copper, which makes this a total steampunk bike without any of the steam shooting out of it. Perhaps you’d like some propulsion?

0 Designer: Carlos Pereira