Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks

Nike’s developed shoes with liquid mercury in them. It’s just a matter of time before they make volcano-inspired shoes too. That’s what the concept RR 2030 is about. Designed for the year 2030, by which time we’ll probably have human colonies on Mars, these cleats would be perfect for a football match on the red planet! Don’t you think?

0 Designer: David Alberto Olivares Román

iPad Holograms are Here!

iPad Holograms are Here!

The first of its kind, the Holocube HC Tablet turns your iPad Air 2 into a holographic projector you can use at home. Its magic lies in a transparent synthetic mirror with a solid hinge at a 45 degree angle that captures moving media on the screen, projecting it into thin air. Crafted with a thin aluminum fingerprint-resistant housing, it maintains the aesthetic minimalism of your device unlike other clunky designs. Watch it in action after the jump!

0 Designer: Holocube

This Briefcase Means Business

This Briefcase Means Business

SERIOUS business. The Gcase “smart briefcase” was designed for the exec looking to make a statement. Use its 6-inch HD screen to display everything from stock market updates to weather, record and recap your meetings with a 1080p camera, or be prepared with presentations with its built-in HD projector. Control it all from the convenience of your smartphone, including a top-notch security system.

0 Designer: Beau Reid

Perfect Symmetry Scissors

Perfect Symmetry Scissors

Scissors are like the donkey of office supplies- they work well but aren’t much to look at! Until now…  ”MATHEMATICS” scissors win first prize in the beauty department for their sleek, minimal aesthetic that you’ll be proud to display on top of your desk. To maximize their visual attraction, designer iAN Yen applied the Golden Ratio which gave them perfect proportions without sacrificing comfortable ergonomics. DO WANT!

0 Designer: iAN Yen & Design YxR

Hot Diggety Dog!

Hot Diggety Dog!

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So what do you do? Design a new dog! In comes the LUMINOSE Lamp, created by Márton and Elizabeth. Modeled to adopt a pooch’s personality, the lamp literally brings a smile to my face with the way it looks and stands (let’s not forget the adjustable tail)! There’s a special term I have for times like this…aDOGable!

0 Designer: Márton Lente and Elizabeth Zimmerer

First Ever Hybrid Speaker/Headphone?

First Ever Hybrid Speaker/Headphone?

Many of us switch somewhat evenly between our Bluetooth speaker and headphones depending on the scenario. Oddly enough, it’s near impossible to find a combo where they’re built and sold as a pair! Quite possibly the first of it’s kind, this 2-in-1 Headphone/Speaker hybrid merges the two in a creative and convenient way. When you’re not using headphones, they attach almost seamlessly to the speaker unit. Better yet, they double as a handle for easy portability!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz

One Serpentine Sink

One Serpentine Sink

A winner of the A’Design Award, Spiral takes inspiration from the ancient mythical tale of snakes guarding precious treasure- in this case it’s our most valuable natural resource… water! This serpentine washbasin stands out with its unique form and vibrant, slick blue finish. An ideal option for public use, the hands-free design features a foot pedal to activate and turn off the water flow.

0 Designers: Naser Nasiri & Taher Nasiri

Power, Protect and Connect

Power, Protect and Connect

We live in a very mobile world and depend on our various gadgets to help streamline our schedules. Keeping them all powered up throughout the day can be a challenge, and this is why we need innovations like the AMPL SmartBackpack. If I have to take a leaf out of my working day, I rely on my laptop, tablet and phone to function efficiently. Moreover, I’m a strong believer of Good Design … and now … so are you! Yes, this bag is for us!

0 Designer: AMPL LAB [ Buy it Here ]

Twinkle and I

Twinkle and I

Twinkle is a robotic vacuum cleaner that uses both its body and specified nozzle for cleaning. It’s designed to go under tight and low spaces, and it features heavy-duty power suction. What I like about it is its functional design that allows you to show it off, incase you want to.

0 Designer: Yeontaek Lee

The Less is More Toaster

The Less is More Toaster

You wouldn’t throw out a phone if the screen broke, or a bike if the brake pads wore out… so why trash a toaster when something goes awry?! That’s the idea behind Core. To help eliminate waste and increase longevity of use, this innovative appliance channels Dieter Rams’ “less design, but better” ethos, utilizing a screw-less, glue-less design that allows users to better maintain and repair their toaster. Easy access to the crumb tray and internal components (with no permanent fixtures) makes it a cinch to replace parts and clean as needed. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Joe Parker

Beautifully Basic

Beautifully Basic

Simple, sensible and saving are the only words needed to sum up SanRo’s Titochair. The straightforward, no-frills design cuts back on material waste without sacrificing classic style by utilizing thoughtfully placed cuts in a just a single square meter wood sheet. You can DIY to your hearts desire and then dress it up with a cushion, stain or leave it au-natural for a look that says you care to save!

0 Designer: SanRo | Marco Antonio Esquiró San Román

Door-igami!

Door-igami!

Age-old craft meets familiar fragment in this sculptural furniture edition influenced by the traditional art of paper folding. Titled Origami 9010, the series is part of the Serein brand’s sustainable design project “DACHWOOD” inspired by the architecture and history of Berlin’s “altbau.” The fully handcrafted limited edition of 50 originates from the artist’s study of using clear cuts to achieve folds applied to the reclaimed altbau doors as sheets of paper.

0 Designer: Yoraco González

A Rolls for the Royal Pooch

A Rolls for the Royal Pooch

Designed over the Rolls-Royce Ghost chassis, Niels van Roij Design’s Shooting Brake concept reimagines the luxury line’s fleet with an expanded portfolio of pooch-friendly saloons. Its enhanced trunk area automatically opens when the dog’s wearable collar unit is within range, revealing a convenient ramp and spacious area for lounging about. The highly-specialized design features the familiar upscale trim, deluxe detail and top-tier material choices for discerning dog owners that don’t want to sacrifice indulgence for Fluffy.

0 Designer: Niels van Roij