Optimal Optic Architecture

Optimal Optic Architecture

Designed for Blackfin Titanium Eyewear, this retail stand is an architectural reflection of the brand’s cool, modern aesthetic. Materials of pierced sheet metal and concrete communicate simplicity and robustness, also characteristic of the solid Japanese titanium frames. Inside, the exhibition is tidy and rational, with visual impact given by freestanding displays and a central monolithic block. Simultaneously stark yet inviting, the structure is optimized for trying on high-end optics. Take a peek inside —>

0 Designer: Arch. Nicola De Pellegrini - anidride\design

Infinitely Inspired

Infinitely Inspired

İbrahim Özen’s Inspiration light finds its inspiration in infinity! (Say that 10x fast.) Bordered by a geometric, multifaceted frame, the central hexagon light source gives the illusion of a never-ending tunnel, similar to how one might look into multiple mirrors with a continuously reflected image. Watch it come to life in the video after the jump!

0 Designer: İbrahim Özen

Put Some Spring in Your Clothes Storage

Put Some Spring in Your Clothes Storage

Cruzeta is a simple yet playful piece of bedroom furniture that keeps his and her clothes effortlessly organized! Composed of solid pine connected by colorful springs, each loop perfectly spaces and secures each garment in place on the right or left. Lightweight, flat-pack ready and easy to assemble, the only thing left to decide is which color you want! Get it here.

Designer: Design Studio Hugo Ribeiro

0 Designer: Design Studio Hugo Ribeiro

The Ultimate Grab-It Gadget

The Ultimate Grab-It Gadget

Dropped your phone between the seats in the car? Money down a drain? A ring in the sink? Sooooo f#^%*$@ frustrating, right?! Don’t sweat it! Designed by a dad who lost $5 in his car, Odii is the handy grab-it gadget that makes getting your stuff back a cinch! Its long reach, slender, flexible arm and strong claspers make it perfect for grabbing keys, food, cards and more. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Kenn Buxton

A Vision of Better Mobility

A Vision of Better Mobility

This combination automobile/wheelchair affords those with disabilities an enhanced, seamless system of mobility that simplifies life. The electric wheelchair features 3 variable positions that the user can control while seated- upright horizontal for reaching tall items or being eye level with those standing, a normal seated position, and a vertical position for reaching objects on the ground or simply relaxing. For long distances, users can ride into the ramped electromobile that works just like a car with hand controls.

0 Designers: Various

A Modern Throne

A Modern Throne

Yo Ito’s Linito chair is imagined as a sort of modern “royal throne” for the everyday household. Its sharp geometries highlight the robust shape and material strength of the folded laser-cut steel sheets that form the chair and stool combination. The rigor of the metal is lightened and softened by a variety of colorful finishes and eco-friendly fabric cushions. Get it here!

0 Designer: Yu Ito for Formabilio

A table for two

A table for two

The perfect word to describe the Quadra table is ‘svelte’. Isn’t it an undeniably appropriate term? The Quadra is a marriage between the classic use of wood and a sophisticated experiment with steel to provide you with a stunningly minimal table that your eyes can “feast on”!

0 Designer: Wo Mierzwa

A literal SUNflower

A literal SUNflower

A lot has been written about the flower blooming. Romantics have spent centuries penning ballads on the way a bud blossoms into a flower. The BLOOM lamp is aesthetic biomimicry at its best. Think about it, flowers bloom for sunlight, the lamp blooms to provide light. Poetic, isn’t it??

0 Designer: Constantin Bolimond

Pint-Sized Projector

Pint-Sized Projector

The “internet of things” is an absolute phenomenon. Everything you see now is connecting to the internet. Smart shoes that track your movements, smart toaster that burns Instagram images onto your toast, the list goes on with each possibility more ridiculous than the previous one. Amongst all the fluff, there are a really just a handful of meaningful smart-things and apps out there. Beam is one of them.

0 Designer: Beam Labs Inc.

Breaking the ice

Breaking the ice

Water is confusing. Can’t make up its mind, whether it wants to be ice or snow. Either way, you got to break your back shoveling your sidewalk. Luckily, the Ice Breaking Shovel is a nifty multi-tool, because frozen water can be such a double-sided affair. Use it either as an ice cracking tool, or an ice shoveling tool. The power is yours!

0 Designer: Ho-Jin Choi

Making Cities Tsunami-Safe

Making Cities Tsunami-Safe

Adapted specifically for tsunamis, Life Keeper imagines an entirely new infrastructure of street lamps that double as protection during disasters. Like deep-rooted trees, each lamp is reinforced and connected to form an underground scaffolding that’s steadfast against rushing water. Attached to each is a floating shield that 4-5 stranded persons can use as protection from floating debris. Inside they’ll also find life jackets, a medical kit and a emergency call system to give them the best chance of survival.

0 Designer: Ji Man Kim - Bob

Make No Mistake

Make No Mistake

Nobody’s perfect… unless they have a Modi-Roller! This cleverly designed white-out pen is a step above the rest with its variable width applicator. No matter your text or handwriting size, it will cover up your flubs with precision each time. Simply slide the sizing mechanism, cover-up, and pretend like it never happened!

0 Designer: Younghoo Kim

This Vacuum Sucks!

This Vacuum Sucks!

In the best way! As you might’ve guessed from the name, Not Only Dust is a handheld vacuum solution for picking up more than fine particles. Most mini-vacs get larger debris stuck in the mouth opening, but this features a dual compartment design that collects and stores big and small fragments separately without obstructing air-flow. Better yet, it’s reversible and can be used as a dustpan for even larger debris.

0 Designer: Sung Hwan Cho