Graffiti Deception

Graffiti Deception

It’s not random chance that I, a resident of my state, should be allowed to do a writeup on this lovely graffiti furniture. I live in Minnesota, USA, a state where graffiti is almost exclusively under, behind, or inside of things. You won’t find much of any graffiti out on the streets, only under train bridges, behind doors, and in alleys. Similar is the nature of this collection of furniture: “Awake Your Inner Vandal,” which designed by Ilan Dei is comprised of three lovely, surprising bits.

0 Designer: Ilan Dei

Table For Foodies

Table For Foodies

I love this “plated” table top from Elad Kashi. Although the legs mimic a very well known designer, it’s all about what’s on top. The table surface is actually made of several removable ceramic plates and the idea is each can hold a side dish or condiment. It encourages communal eating and is a great way to divvy up space at the dinner table. I love the last picture. DAMN those people are pigs. Oink!

0 Designer: Elad Kashi

I Shall Call Him Lampy

I Shall Call Him Lampy

The Drawing Lamp reduces the idea of an artificial light source to its most basic components, cable and illuminant. Thomas Feichtner designed it for his personal use but it looks complete enough to hit store shelves now. The illuminant is LED based and the steel frame can rest on two different planes giving you wide dispersal or direct illumination.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Tumble Dry In Vacuum

Tumble Dry In Vacuum

DryMate is a clothes dryer that uses a new vacuum technology to dry clothes at lower temperature. As a result lesser energy is consumed, and heat-related damage to the clothes is avoided. The dryer scores another brownie point for being easily accessible from a standing position. To aid its stand further, a 9 degree tilt and a wide-mouth drum has been incorporated to the design. The rounded exterior gives a refreshing new form to the redundant cuboids that we see at homes.

0 Designer: Nico Kläber

Cement Your Love For Coffee

Cement Your Love For Coffee

Concrete, ideal for building homes and roads but is it good enuf for a coffee machine? Tough question to answer, but apparently we can take Shmuel Linski’s help on this coz he’s designed one. The rugged appeal and the delectable cracks in its form; Espresso Solo looks smoking hot in this cemented avatar! Shmuel has kept the project simple, the machine makes only espresso: short and long. A chamber for the beans and an outlet for water are all that it features. No fuss, just solid love for caffeine and irresistible forms!

0 Designer: Shmuel Linski

A Robot Cop's Pet Crustacean

A Robot Cop’s Pet Crustacean

When you think of robotic police enforcement, I would hope that your mind would travel first to the most awesome of all part-robot police enforcers, that being of course Robocop. I’m not sure if Jamie Martin had RC in mind when he designed “C.R.A.B.”, but certainly this amazing machine would be right at home in a modern sequel to those fabulous action movies. The letters C.R.A.B. stand for Cybernetic Remote Autonomous Barricade, which means that if you see this death-defying looking metal six-leg at the door to anywhere, you ain’t getting in.

0 Designer: Jamie Martin

Not Just a Duck

Not Just a Duck

If you ever travel to Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin, USA, you’re going to find two things – one, lots of waterslides, two, ducks! Ducks in Wisconsin are boats with wheels, made for both land and water tourism. The post you’re reading right now isn’t a duck, it’s so much more! It’s the “Volkswagen Terrafine” and it’s designed by Niklas Palm for a union of water and land vehicles in a very rock and roll sort of manner. Landcruise then jet through the waves!

0 Designer: Niklas Palm

Watch Is All Buttons

Watch Is All Buttons

When designing this timepiece collection for odm, Michael Young altered the conventional mindset of how a watch looks and the result is this gorgeous collection. The position of time panel and buttons are ingeniously reversed for a fresh way to read time, giving its eponymous name  – Reverse.

0 Designer: Michael Young for odm

Nice Stems

Nice Stems

I’m in love with the Two Leg Coffee Table. The Corian table top has always been a favorite of mine in kitchens because it reminds me of milk. I adore the way the oak legs intimately meet into the table surface too. Although the description says two legs, I still see four – just not in the traditional sense. By increasing the surface area of the main support legs, you get stability.

0 Designers: Shay Carmon & Ben Klinger

What Causes Nokia Erections!

What Causes Nokia Erections!

It’s not a hot-blonde-Sony or gorgeous Apples, but plain simple laws of physics that causes this Nokia to get an erection! The physical kind! I mean the Kinetic kind! The concept is this, for every incoming call, text, email or alarm, the phone gets super excited and gets…standing tall! Yup the brief was to make the phone as playful as possible…as if a vibration mode was not enough! And if it’s not the right person calling or the alarm too soon…simply tap the phone back to deflate the …erection! Umm…cold shower won’t do!

0 Designer: Jeremy Innes-Hopkins

Let My Eyes Speak

Let My Eyes Speak

i-Mos is a pair of funky looking glasses that a speech impaired person can use for easy communication. Although the user scenario suggested by the designer looks more tragic, like involving physical disabilities as well, I’m going to stick with just the basics. The device tracks your eye movement as Morse-code inputs and then voices it out as speech. One eye is dedicated to “dot” and the other to “dash”. Aids like sentence completion and built-in Morse code learning, add value to the idea and make usage more independent. A well intended plan!

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

Just The Right Cover For My High-Heeled Shoes

Just The Right Cover For My High-Heeled Shoes

God help you if you live by the coast where drainage sucks, it’s puring like crazy and its high tide as well! To top it off, citizens callously litter the streets, which end up clogging the gutters! Sounds familiar to me coz I’ve lived through one of the worst city floods due to all of the above, hence the Smooth Cover for city drains sounds fantastic! The cover has slanted slits that are narrow enough to let the rain water pass through but keeps away the trash.

0 Designers: Yan-Ting Chen & Hsin Yeh

How to Cut Waves with Speed

How to Cut Waves with Speed

Industrial designer Jan Gielens creates a boat called “Breaking,” Yanko Design breaks a post about breaking. The people who read about Breaking have their nose-cartilages broken after having crammed them against their computer screens, and all is well. It’s a giant shape. It’s a tiny boat shaped like a boat you’ve never before seen, let me assure you. You’ll be cruising so hard in this Breaking boat you wont ever want to pilot one of those “old-timey” boats again. Cruise hard!

0 Designer: Jan Gielens