A Tack for a Beach Chair

A Tack for a Beach Chair

The Tack bench and chair series by Monocomplex is a new approach to convenient beachfront seating. The sharp pointed bottom half makes it easy to place the chair in the sand while side handles allow the user to effortlessly pull the unit out. Not only is it lightweight and transportable, but the center hole makes this design stackable for quick and easy storage. Sure to make bums happy at your next beach party.

0 Designer: Monocomplex

Organic Form, Architectural Structure

Organic Form, Architectural Structure

Operating structurally like large cradles, the Phil lamp and coffee table by Ignacio Garcia are sure to be attention grabbers in any living space. The lamp’s geometric exterior delicately envelops the light adding softness and casting symmetrical shadows to the surround space while the coffee table’s balanced proportions and soft lines merge nicely with the rigid glass surface.

0 Designer: Ignacio Garcia

Time in Three Quadrants

Time in Three Quadrants

The MIKEY is another analog watch concept that shakes up the “traditional” a little with its face divided up into three quadrants. Each one is demarcated to indicate hours, minutes and seconds. MIKESY is a newer edition of the MIKESYDÄN. The origin of this design was the conceptualization of a product that reflects the Japanese earthquake disaster – born under the triad concept (mind – body – heart) reflected in the three parts.

0 Designer: LÖYTÖ ESINEIDEN

A Robotic Begger

A Robotic Begger

DONA is a robot that interactively solicits donations from passers-by. How? It engages people in a pet-like interaction. People rarely respond to adult humans in need but babies and animals? It’s very hard for us to resist. A wonderful exercise in behavioral science, sociology and robotics. Hit the jump for the video. I want one of these soliciting donations for my own personal project. It has to do with clothing and pandas. Any takers?

0 Designer: Min Su Kim

Laser Cut and Special iPhone Dock

Laser Cut and Special iPhone Dock

The iPhone Pit Stop is not so much about innovation; I mean we have seen similar charging stations in the market. What makes the project stand out is its “demandufacture” philosophy and unique production. Place an order with Ponoko and they laser cut and ship a flat-pack unit right to ya. You need to punch out the parts from the Bamboo sheet and assemble it yourself. The process eliminates expensive tooling costs and packaging with the savings passed on to you. A very clever idea indeed!

0 Designer: Nickolas Madsen

Ending The Urinal Debate

Ending The Urinal Debate

Let’s just end the debate on the urinal and sink combo right now! I think this time the men folk will be happy about the angle, length and the gradient of the Tandem Urinal – Sink. No back-splash, easy hand washing and bowl cleaning is what we look forward to. Say yo! to water well used.

0 Designer: Kaspars Jursons

The Block

The Block

This amp is made of aluminum, stainless steel, and 100% pure common sense. The super-cool looking Block amplifier sticks strictly to Hi-Fi audio rules by placing the components that spread the most electromagnetic interference (AC, power transformers, chokes) in individual compartments the furthest distance possible from audio lines. Block’s main soundboard swings up on hinges to enable dusting of the internal electronics without the need to disconnect cumbersome wires. 

0 Designer: Mateusz Główka

Acoustic Landscaping

Acoustic Landscaping

The guys at Architettura Sonora are redefining the listening experience with an array of sound modules that are both acoustically customized and geometrically shaped to enhance music listening indoors and out, freeing listeners from both spatial constraints and noise pollution. AS’s fine-tuned system of sculptures uses directional and omnidirectional sound emission to either direct or spread a flawless stream of music to a predefined space, creating an oasis of surround-sound or isolated music zone.

0 Designer: Architettura Sonora

Shibori Fabric Light

Shibori Fabric Light

This line of lamps by designer Hiroyuki Murase for Suzusan Luminaires combines soft luminescence and textile art to produce refined pieces of light artwork. The collection’s lamp shades are produced using an age-old traditional Japanese technique called shibori in which cloth is patterned by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing it. The result is tridimensional artworks of light with a truly sophisticated look.

0 Designer: Hiroyuki Murase

Rotation Water Therapy

Rotation Water Therapy

The first thing that comes to my mind when I see the Disambigua – Unambiguous, is roast meat! The reason behind it is simple, the way you need to keep rotating the meat on a skewer for uniform cooking, likewise rotate this concept for uniform cleansing. One turn it’s a bathtub, another turn and it’s a washbasin. Now this is what I call a complete wash!

0 Designer: DiciannoveDieciDesign

Enlighten Chair

Enlighten Chair

You don’t need to sit under the Bodhi Tree to attain enlightenment. Sitting on the Hidden Lights Chair may suffice. It provides you more than the proverbial halo, so be sure you make the most of it. A simple swing of the frame makes all the difference between darkness and light! So choose your reading material carefully!

0 Designer: Giha Woo

Serendipity in Social Networking

Serendipity in Social Networking

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. For designer Hoang Nguyen, it came from Orwell’s “1984″. He noticed similarities with modern social networking. Abstractly, we can use a social network like Facebook in a “big brother” type of way. Question is, is there a way for surveillancing to be experienced equally? Would we all be jaded and freely living socially? Hit the jump and watch the video. Thoughts?

0 Designer: Hoang M Nguyen

KANVAS Home Stereo

KANVAS Home Stereo

A simple wall mounted home stereo system featuring a fold down turntable and wireless audio streaming. Additional details include; record brush with nesting storage and placement for displaying record sleeves – all of which are seamlessly integrated into an elegant system and audio experience. Who wanna get phonographic?

0 Designer: Matt Pugmire