Good Things In Small Packages

Good Things In Small Packages

Economic sense always guides me to buying refill pack for toiletries as they work out much cheaper. However I’m forced to buy the more-expensive-pint-sized version for my travels as smaller bottles are convenient to carry. The Shower Plus comes like a god-sent resolve because of its size and packaging. The secure lock system ensures no leaks, so accidents of shampoo or lotions mixing with clothes seem impossible! The thoughtful suction tab on one face makes its wall-mount in a jiffy. Rarely do we get the perfect combo utility, form and function!

0 Designer: Jin Chang-soo

Disposable Printer

Disposable Printer

The Instant Cartridge Printer is an awesome idea modeled on the lines of how disposable cameras are dispensed. The plan is to buy a cartridge printer off the shelf, according to the paper size you plan on using. Related info like print speed, print resolution and color is provided on the packaging itself. The designers try and bring in an eco-angle by using recyclable paper for the milk-box packaging and recyclable parts. However the printer is powered by an internal battery & hooks to the device and comp via USB.

0 Designers: Yuexun Chen & Chia-Chen Hsiao

Touch Me to Me for Light

Touch Me to Me for Light

Between the two luminous bodies there is nothing until they touch. Once these luminous bodies touch, there is light. This is a unique lamp in that you physically have to make the connection in a way not many people are aware of when they turn on any other light source. You close the loop yourself, you make that electricity flow. This is “Touching Lamp” and it’s designed by Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, who’ve left the light at 12 volts so it’s completely safe to touch.

0 Designers: Shay Carmon & Ben Klinger

Dog Power Polar

Dog Power Polar

It’s been quite a while since the last time I did a post about a sled. A sled for snow, incase you did not know. The designer of this project I’m about to tell you about, Dawid Dawod, reminds us all that dog power, combined with sled engineering, has been utilized by humans in traveling and hunting for hundreds of years. Dawod notes that as far back as the 10th century we were rolling hard with our best friends by our side. So what does Dawod design? The sled!

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Sitting on Sweets

Sitting on Sweets

These sitting objects right here goes by the name “Frosted Seating” and they are bound and determined to grab at the sweet tooth of your mind’s eye. And your bum. It’s like being in Candyland when you’re propped up on these lovely little stools and chairs. Hexagonal shapes made from frosted acrylic contrast with green colored linear legs. Frosted for cuteness, frosted for a subtle and tactile finish, frosted for durability!

0 Designer: Emma Brown

Phone On Board

Phone On Board

This is sexy enough to make me want a handset. Phone On Board originated by observing how space is used around a phone. People make calls but also keep pens, notes, keys – any number of things. The design itself is minimal enough to live in Muji stores and I love how the no-frills design of the handset brings all the attention to the base plate. Stunning example of design by extension and adaptation.

0 Designers: Shin Go Eun & Giha Woo

BioErgonomic Pen Is Inspiring

BioErgonomic Pen Is Inspiring

I love a designer that understands ergonomics but I love one that understands humor even more. This BioErgonomic pen is shaped to better fit in the hands. The squatter base helps it rests between the fingers and that bump keeps it from slipping. Designer Mohsen Tafazzoly admits “usage probability for women is higher than men.” I wouldn’t count your stats too quickly. I know a lot and I do mean A LOT of men that would buy this. Oh and look, the ink color is denoted by the umm… the head.

0 Designer: Mohsen Tafazzoly

Pen Full Of Memories

Pen Full Of Memories

Bond and his clan are always sporting innovative gadgets that look cool and make us plebs feel in-adept! Taking a pot-shot at Q’s ability is the U Drive Memory Pen and will hopefully be a fitting answer to pen and memory needs! Let me explain, the tip of this slick ink-less pen actually holds sensors that “read” and store the written text / sketches into the built-in memory card. The info thus stored can be accessed via the USB key at the rear of the pen. In short you don’t need any paper to jot down notes, just the action of writing on any surface (hand, table, paper etc.) is sufficient.

0 Designer: Wang Xuelei

Beautiful Balena!

Beautiful Balena!

Sometimes simple lines and fluid depictions translate into gorgeous results like the Balena. Designed as a bathroom sink faucet, Lu cleverly mixes metal with tinted green transparent plastics to highlight the functional beauty of the water valves inside. A built-in single axis hinge allows you to turn the spout up and down, plus the water flow can be manually adjusted at anytime. I’m curious to see how an entire bathroom range of fitting in this line will turn up and of course color combinations in this can get wild and exciting!

0 Designer: Wen-Yo Lu

There's Something in the SEAT!

There’s Something in the SEAT!

There’s NO ONE on the wing of the plane! The only people on this plane are sitting in their seats. So what’s the most important thing on the plane to make comfortable? You betcha. This is an economy class airplane seat designed by the likes of repeat-wower-designer to Yanko, Gerda Hopfgartner. Made to form fit the body, these seats have instantly activatable “smart control” which has the ability to adjust to your perfect setting with only the entry of a few measurements you’re free to memorize.

0 Designer: Gerda Hopfgartner

Small Fuel Cell Olympics

Small Fuel Cell Olympics

Do you know the future? Do you know what will happen during the Helinski Olympics of 2030? Finland will be there, I would hope. Finland will be represented by a small fuel cell powered vehicle that’ll offer tours around the whole arena of sights showing off the fabulousness of indigenous Finland. See Finland’s entirety in this fantastic environmentally sound, tiny cute car. Made from local glass, wool felt, recycled bio plastic, bent birch plywood, and ceramics.

0 Designer: Miika Heikkinen

The Longest Legged Spidertable

The Longest Legged Spidertable

This right here is the daddy of the spider tables. Actually the “Daddy Long Legs” table, designed and made by Elvis Tomljenovic and Samir Secerkadic. Just yesterday I happened upon a playground playset made of metal, make to look just like a gigantic spider itself. I asked myself, “self, have you seen a table in just this fashion?” I did not think so. And what do you know! One comes across my plate this very next day!

0 Designer: Elvis Tomljenovic and Samir Secerkadic

Solo Storage Box Is Dizzyingly Awesome

Solo Storage Box Is Dizzyingly Awesome

Solo is a playfully interactive storage box with randomly placed cubes as handles totaling 36 drawers in varying lengths. The drawers are strategically placed to maximize storage. Inspired by architecture and typography, the design has even spawned its own eponymous font. I love how the piece demands attention. It’s bold but still tasteful. It looks like something the Riddler would have in his lair – a brain teaser just to find your socks.

0 Designer: Franck Tawema