How Are Babies Made! Watch!

How Are Babies Made! Watch!

Shock Therapy with Andy Kurovets!!

The next time your curious kid asks you how are babies made, just show him your wrist sporting the “Fertilization Watch!” Explain that the little sperm showing the minutes and hours is moving forth to fertilize the central ovule! And that’s how timely babies are born!

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

MYKITA Eyewear, Berlinese Style

MYKITA Eyewear, Berlinese Style

This past summer I walked by our local eyewear shop and decided to kill some time. The shop owner brought over these very angular metal eye glasses and proclaimed they were right up my aesthetic alley. She was right. Mykita, MYKITA- “sounds Japanese” I said, but the unique springless design and sharp silhouettes were clues to its real origins – only Germans could create something so fantastically warm and modern. Within days I had samples in my hand and spoke to the Berlinese boys about their company. Hit the jump for our quick chat.

0 Designer: MYKITA

Interactive Bus Kiosk

Interactive Bus Kiosk

When we think about the ultimate bus kiosk, we might envisage this concept simply called the Bus Station. In just one unit, you get weather, search, rail and line information and even a way to plan your trip. The touch based user interfaced is designed to be simple and minimal and the screen can be rotated to provide a different perspective. However, implementing units like this seems expensive, especially when something similar could be disseminated directly to smart phones. Is this too little, too late?

0 Designer: Soonkyu Jean & Jaeryong Lee

One Large Envelope for your Shoulder

One Large Envelope for your Shoulder

This shoulder envelope, cleverly titled “Envelope Bag” and designed by Lee Weilang of MEGAWING, is approximately W9.8 x L13.4″, made of leather and polyurethane, and is just daring you to jam your iPad in it. It’s meant to resemble the kraft paper envelopes with tie you may have used countless times as a student or office worker of many kinds. Now you can slap in on your side and fill it with smaller envelopes! Hooray for consistency!

0 Designer: Lee Weilang of MEGAWING [Buy It Here]

BT Headset Circa 2007, Still Looks Good

BT Headset Circa 2007, Still Looks Good

Pure Rubber is a bluetooth headset designed in 2007. At the time BT headsets where large and made every wearer a cyborg-esque automaton. As sexy as that sounds, it wasn’t a good look. Once in awhile it’s nice to reach back into the archives and bear witness to which concepts actually stood the test of time. Today’s headsets all pretty much mimic the size and shape of the Pure Rubber. Nice one.

0 Designer: Pierre Duthoit

High Efficiency Energy Saving Audio

High Efficiency Energy Saving Audio

It’s sort of like when you “shop more, you save more,” but you know what I mean. It’s not as much energy as you’d be using with your everyday stereo system. This is “Presence,” a high efficiency, energy saving bit of equipment joined together “by a visual brand.” It consists of a pair of loudspeakers, CD player, pre-amp and amplifier, vibration damper, and a 50 inch plasma TV. I’ll take one, please! Read more below.

0 Designers: MYD-II interior and design studio (Csaba Finta, Viktor Pucsek) with Bodor Audio

Modularity in the Kitchen

Modularity in the Kitchen

Behold, Faucet Modular tiles by designer Daniela Bekerman. In your kitchen you’ll have faucet and it’s environment, soap diash, dish rack, everything you’ve dreamed of in a kitchen and never had plugged into the wall. All of it, now modular. That’s the future, that is what’s going to happen. Everything will plug into everything else and everything will work – right? Bekerman wishes it so!

0 Designers: Daniela Bekerman

Pavement Pressure For Your Cycle

Pavement Pressure For Your Cycle

We don’t have an organized cycle-riding system here in Mumbai, but I’m sure cities like Amsterdam and Beijing will appreciate the Air Station on their pavements, where cyclists rule the roads! The station is a unique approach at providing an air pump at steady intervals, much like the gas stations for cars. The difference of course is that the Air Station is fitted into the pavement (as explained in the video) for easy access. Hook up the bike and pedal-push some air! Nice!

0 Designers: Woon-kyeong & Kim Jong-buem

Drop Of Fresh Air

Drop Of Fresh Air

The awesome Air Sphere breaks from the conventional norm of fans being these blade-and-industrial-looking objects. The sophisticated drop-shape exudes elegance and becomes the focus of attention, despite its oblivious approach. It functions as an electric fan in the summer, and as an air circulator in the winter. The compact sphere (with a diameter of 300 millimeters) is small enough to fit in any room, but make no mistake about its power to please!

0 Designers: Miyazawa Tetsu & Ichimura Shigenori

This Design will KILL YOU

This Design will KILL YOU

This machine has an AMAZING NAME. It is designed by Chris Rogers and it goes by the name “Mega Hurtz Tactical Robot.” It can turn on a dime, you control it by remote and can use it in tangent with a virtual reality headset, and yes, it can tow a Hummer. This machine can smash through a concrete wall, fire 20 pepperballs per second with its installed turret mounted non-lethal automatic weapon, and weighs around 280 pounds. This machine can totally do anything you want, including running right over your foot!

0 Designer: Chris Rogers of Inspector Bots

Pour Me a Glass of Coin

Pour Me a Glass of Coin

This is the Teapot Coin Bank, and it’s definitely not the LEAST strange bank I’ve seen all day. Heck, it’s not the least strange bank I’ve seen the entire course of my life. I’ve seen more normal banks to be sure. But I have not seen a more excellent bank today. This bank allows you to insert coins through its top, then when you need a few back, just pour them out through the spout. The spout is big enough to let you have just a few at a time (just enough for some ice cream.)

0 Designer: Yi Weishen of MEGAWING [Buy It Here]

BFF Watches for Overseas Lovers

BFF Watches for Overseas Lovers

You know the sacred bond that is made when two people hold separate parts of a heart. They are Best Friends Forever. Or married. Whichever it happens to be, here’s a watch for them. This is “Dual Time,” a unisex GMT wristwatch with a unique feature: complimentary hour hands. Where normally three hands would mean hour, minute, and second, here they mean second, your hour, and your friend’s hour.

0 Designers: Chiyu Chen and Han-Hsi Chen

The Fascinating Legacy of the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch

The Fascinating Legacy of the 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch

If it’s not the celestial bodies, man has depended on earthly resources (sand-clock) to keep an account of the precious moments that tick away. With age and technology, refinements to the system gave us pocket watches, grandfather clocks and even the humble wristwatch. Subtle significance in fictions like Paths of Glory, where a watch played the crucial evidence that rocked Edmund Hillary’s claim to Everest, or real-time standstills found at ground zero, a watch is a Precious Heritage that we all identify with. The 2010 TUDOR Heritage Chrono Watch is one significant addition that you’d like to inherit.