Flying The Umbrella Kite!

Flying The Umbrella Kite!

This one here, the Dreamfly is for the sheer joy of a carefree childhood. It’s not an earth-shattering idea, and its existence will not make any difference in your efficiency. But it will bring you a few moments of laughter, and maybe some bonding time with loved ones. The concept is of an umbrella that flies (like a kite)…Mary Poppins beware! It’s got jazzy LED lights that glimmer at night and basically implores you to drag yourself outdoors to catch some wind and fun!

0 Designers: YuKwang Kang & Jinsu Cho

Cluster Light of Green

Cluster Light of Green

The following project is called “Poetry of Efficiency” and it is very poetic indeed. Created by Tom Strala, this lamp seeks to address the line between hate an love for the new world wave of energy-saving madness. There is more than one sculptural lamp in this project, each one of them being called “Calmares” or, for example, “Calmares I.” Each of these lamps is comprised of several dozen energy-saving florescent tubes, each of them consuming just 24 watts of energy.

0 Designer: Tom Strala

Porcelain Chances Are

Porcelain Chances Are

Designer Quentin de Coster hopes to ride the border between art and design with these container objects made of your very favorite material in the whole world! That’s right, they’re porcelain. Look like they’re made of something soft, yes? That’s because while they’re all made from the same mold, they’re allowed to deform on their own while unmoulding and cooking. Wild stuff!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Clock of Many Petals

Clock of Many Petals

How many clocks do you have in your house, on your wall, that generate new pieces whenever the hour grows late? Zero!? Well that’s a serious piece of business we’ve gotta take care of right this moment. You like nature, right? How about flowers? Excellent. Let’s hook you up with some growth right here in the form of the Flower Clock by designer Rafael Assandri.

0 Designer: Rafael Assandri

Claim Fame & Fortune, Enter The A' Design Award and Competition

Claim Fame & Fortune, Enter The A’ Design Award and Competition

A’ Design Award and Competition is looking for the best designs, design ideas, prototypes and finished products by talented designers, artists and architects to award them with the A’ Design Award. The call for entries is for the furniture, packaging, architecture and interior design categories. Winners will receive a free and extensive public relations campaign for their design, plus the chance to feature in an annual book. Designs will be judged by professionals, academics and a focus group.

Cute Crushing!

Cute Crushing!

PETer is this really cute bottles and aluminum cans crusher that hangs out on the walls. Its sweet disposition is to attract attention from children and encourage them to recycle bottles and cans the right way. The cartoon caricature for the compactor is quite apt to get em started young!

0 Designers: Guillermo Juárez & Samantha Arredondo

Toasted Wrap

Toasted Wrap

It’s the future, say around the year 2015, and in this new-age we no longer believe in standard forms. Like a toaster need not be a rectangular box, it may as well be a Halo! A Super-flexible Toaster which is a sheet of heating element; blanketing the bread and making crisp toasts! Not fussy about space, you can fold it into half or roll it into wrap and stow it till next breakfast. Easy baby!

0 Designers: Burcu Bag, Amalia Monica & Vinay Raj Somashekar

A Buckler of a Wall Key Holder!

A Buckler of a Wall Key Holder!

Get yourself fastened and get ready for a cute and pretty intelligent way of keeping your keys in order. This is the “Buckle Up” key holder for your rings and rings of keys which you’ve gotta hang up by the door or your bound to lose. Do it in such a brilliantly relative way with this seat buckle-turned-hook and never crash into key loss again.

0 Designer: Thabto [Buy It Here]

Super Hatchback in Space

Super Hatchback in Space

The following post is all about designer Jamie Martin’s design for the “Super Hatchback Concept” auto, but before the details are revealed, we have got to talk about the accompanying video (also included below.) Jamie Martin is what appears to me to be a master of presentation. He knows how to render 3D objects, he knows how to sketch and illustrate, he knows how to animate, and he’s pretty darn good at graphic design. This dude is the full package. Also he has a car to present to you.

0 Designer: Jamie Martin

Lever Drive Bike to the Rescue!

Lever Drive Bike to the Rescue!

This amazing machine goes by the name “Catapult” and is created by designer Tom Robbins, who, in an effort to improve the state of bikes made for the handicapped, went for the lever drive route. The inspiration for this bike came from seeing a particular person in the park attempting to operate one of those upside-down bicycles where the wheel-turning mechanism is turned by hand rather than by foot. In a moment of sheer brilliance, Tim Robbins turned to what ends up being a lot easier to operate: the lever drive.

0 Designer: Tom Robbins Design

Convex Soap Into Concave Soap Makes Everlasting Soap!

Convex Soap Into Concave Soap Makes Everlasting Soap!

Too much use of the word soap, but that’s exactly how this concept works. The Frugal Soap has one aim, to use every bit of the soap at hand. So instead of coming up with solutions like the Re-Bubble Dispenser or the Soap Bank, where you need to device more objects to make one plan work, Ji Woong Kim has simply re-designed the soap-cake! A convex bottom and concave top is his solution. So when you’re down to your last bit of soap, just smudge it into the concave part of a new soap, and the two become one whole new soap!

0 Designer: Ji Woong Kim

Bottle So Beautiful And Full Of Light!

Bottle So Beautiful And Full Of Light!

Bottle Light: the concept is simple, instead of trashing an empty PET Bottle, squish it properly and screw it onto the modular aluminum LED enclosure! Normally we just end up discarding the bottle, but using it in this manner; we can get vivid shapes and refracted colors for lights. I know this idea will click in theme restaurants that are eco-centric. Not much costs involved since you need to invest only in a couple of those LED lights and holders.

0 Designers: Various

Seat of the Mummy

Seat of the Mummy

If you thought a bed and a stool were the wildest Noga Berman was going to get with the Tunnels collection of furniture, you’re about to be all wrapped up. This chair is the third bit of Tunnels – Encompassing Furniture we’re about to show you, the rest can be found by clicking Berman’s name below this post. This chair is the most radical one yet, in my opinion, as it can flip in more than one direction and can hide a whole person while another person sits on top.

0 Designer: Noga Berman