Meet, Bud

Meet, Bud

This handcrafted dining accessory is a re-design of the classic oil bottle with a simple and organic shape. With its unique spout, using it couldn’t be easier. By tilting one spout, you pour its content over the food while pressing the other to control the amount you want. Composed of ceramic, cork and plastic, its refillable and reusable with your favorite dressings, seasonings or infused oils.

0 Designer: Jorge Prieto

One Slim Wallet

One Slim Wallet

Inspiration for the Radix One Slim Wallet came from a surprising visit to the chiropractor where designer Arthur Wu learned his fat old wallet was causing a slight tilt in his pelvis, contributing to lower back pain. The resulting design is fairly simple, consisting of a silicone band wrapped around two polycarbonate parts to sandwich credit cards and IDs in the middle. Rather than elastic bands that lose their stretch, the silicone band maintains its memory to ensure cards are always kept secure.

0 Designer: Arthur Wu

Design, Branding, Business and more with the Red Dot Awards

Design, Branding, Business and more with the Red Dot Awards

To be very honest with you, when I was invited by the Red Dot Awards to be a part of the Xiamen International Design Business Week, I was not very sure about what I was going for. I mean, this is not an awarding ceremony or some exhibition per se, its something very different. Forums, Red Dot Academy …. Design + China …. Really? Here is a recap on what I experienced, the people I met and why you should be seen in Xiamen next year.

An Awesome Aerobic Appliance

An Awesome Aerobic Appliance

It’s no secret that the air we breathe indoors is lacking in quality. The latest in a trend of solutions for this problem, Osgène takes inspiration from the most well known form of oxygen generators: plant life! The aerobic appliance not only mimics the aesthetic form of a plant pre-bloom but the process as well. Utilizing carbon-doxide scrubbers and artificial photosynthesis, it inhales CO2 in the air we breathe and returns purified oxygen to create a more balanced, healthy interior air environment.

0 Designer: Mridula Dasari

Stylin' Steel

Stylin’ Steel

Draped in luxuriously “soft” 304 stainless steel chainmail fabric, Steelyz sandals reflect urban chic style with casual Southern Californian comfort. Not only for looks, the chainmail flows like liquid under every contour, moving organically and in harmony with the natural movement of the foot while gently massaging your soles. The floating chainmail allows air circulation beneath the feet and provides a pleasurable sensation akin to walking down a sandy beach!

0 Designer: Ignacio McBurney

Friday Giveaway: WIN a Brand New Nova Watch by Botta-Design

Friday Giveaway: WIN a Brand New Nova Watch by Botta-Design

That wrist of yours looks empty! Come, let us dress it up with a brand new Nova Watch by Botta-Design. It super sexy and inspired by the hourglass. The watch face of the features two main elements: an hour hand and a 12-hour scale. Powered by a RONDA 704 Swiss Made Movement, the dual-domed sapphire glass with scratchproof antireflective coating, and 44-mm case team together impeccably. Hit the jump to know how you can WIN one!

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Lantern of Knowledge

Lantern of Knowledge

One way of looking at the Internet is that it is the largest library ever constructed. Having a library, or a way to store human creativity, is important because any future advancement requires a foundation of accumulated knowledge. Of all the ways humans have come up with for passing on information (oral traditions to the printed), the Internet is the best we’ve created thus far. Yet, only ⅓ of humanity has access to the Internet. Bridging this gap is the Lantern, a portable data receiving device; here’s why you need to get your hands on one.

0 Designer: Outernet [ Buy it Here ]

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

The Orion Stargazing Companion is a very cool device that allows us to discover and recognize constellations in the night sky. Most stargazers manage to recognize Ursa Minor and Ursa Major, however we all know there are many more. Thanks to its transparent screen, precise location technology and easy-to-use key functions, locating constellations accurately is a breeze.

0 Designer: Audrey Yrieix

Sneakerheads Will Love This

Sneakerheads Will Love This

As the saying goes, shoes make the man… which is why it’s no wonder that we love designing our own kicks! We’ve been able to do this virtually (with limited customization) for some time, but now it’s easier than ever to actually sketch your ideas. The solution is called Quikicks and it makes it possible to sketch shoes like you’re a seasoned designer. Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: Subliminal Design

A Baby Bottle Breakthrough

A Baby Bottle Breakthrough

Qi (pronounced “chi”) is a unique, elegant self-heating disposable baby bottle designed to provide a thoughtful & practical way to feed your baby on the go & on demand. Combining the convenience of ready-made formula with an integrated heating system, Qi provides parents with the independence to maintain a regimented feeding pattern with minimal hassle. The innovative design hygienically preserves formula that, with a simple twist of the base, can be safely heated to deliver a warm, satisfying feed on the go.

0 Designer: HJC

Easy Office Soundproofing

Easy Office Soundproofing

The Pillow furniture series is focused on a necessity in the modern office space: acoustics and privacy. Upholstered soft panels are combined with functional elements to provide improved acoustics with less echo and more sound absorption thanks to high quality foam. Decorative and scalable, the dividers can be filled with shelves, a wardrobe, magazine holders planters and more. It’s a beautiful design that also neutralizes annoying office noise.

0 Designer: Robert Bronwasser

Look … A Windows 10 Fitness Smartwatch

Look … A Windows 10 Fitness Smartwatch

I love that designer Jonas Dähnert is not focusing on Apple but giving a chance to Windows and others. Take a look at his version of the Windows 10 Fitness Smartwatch Concept. Interestingly it has a display that is featured on the strap. Déjà vu? Well, our good friends Kairos Watches have something similar up on Indigogo that is surreal and sexy, check it out here.

0 Designer: Phone Designer [ Jonas Dähnert ]

The Five Wheels Suitcase

The Five Wheels Suitcase

Traveling with two bags that weighed almost 25 kilos each, I ended up straining my arms so bad that I nursed sore muscles days after my arrival back home! First off, don’t judge – I’m a shopping freak, and secondly, damn you get affordable stuff in China! Oh well, it’s about time Samsonite or someone looked into this “Balance Wheel Carrier” design and see if we can really have an additional wheel added to the design– just to make dragging suitcases an easy job. Do tell!

0 Designers: Sung Ha Lim and Hee Kyung Oh