Hose Without the Guilt

Hose Without the Guilt

Feel guilty about hosing your car or watering the lawn? What if you could juice up some AA’s in the process? Check out the Great Barrier – a mini generator fixed to your hose and in turns charges up a battery . This power is stored in an AA cell, the most commonly used size in the world. Okay, this isn’t exactly “green” by any means but hey, it’s kinda guilt-free right? Maybe?

0 Designer: Warin Thanathawee

Come Unplugged

Come Unplugged

I normally try and yank plugs out because I can’t be bothered with getting on my hands and knees. Frayed wires and many broken plugs later, I have finally found what I need, the Single Hand Socket Strip! Clearly inspired by  One-Hand Products, the strip has this unique tab that allows you to pull plugs single handedly without causing any damage to the head or wire.

0 Designer: Zhao Zhaohui

Sit & Be Enlightened

Sit & Be Enlightened

The Satvic Lounge Series is an expression of pure equilibrium between mind & body, universe & self. Individual materials for each model carry a deep representation of the relationship between the user & their environment, e.g., the raw wood base met with the polycarbonate  seat represent the earth as being the only place a pure soul can be aware of it’s existence. I told you it was deep! The question to ask is not which one you like, but, which one you need.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

Gulfstream G550

Gulfstream G550

The ultra-long range Gulfstream G550 gets a seamless interior makeover to enhance the in-flight experience for both passenger and pilot. The leather clad cockpit features ergonomic manual controls and seating as well as the latest in light avionic technology. Passenger areas are spacious and bright, complemented by Gulfstream’s signature oval windows. iPad integration allow users to control all aspects of the cabin including climate, entertainment, and even lighting. I’ll take 2.

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

A Light with a Story

A Light with a Story

When I was a kid there were always 2 things I needed to get to sleep: a bedtime story, and a nightlight. The Story Tent Light by Hong Ying Guo combines both into an interactive tent shaped projector, reminiscent of the forts and tents we all constructed growing up. By rotating the top section the Story Tent projects sequential light images through interchangeable frames to tell a brief animated story. This active design encourages using the imagination and provides tranquil light for a peaceful sleep; something both parents and children can enjoy together.

0 Designer: Hong Ying Guo

Not For Insectophobes

Not For Insectophobes

While visiting a natural history museum, designer Jingfeng Fang got inspired when admiring a piece of wood that had been devoured by worms. For this five drawer set  he used a drill to create a dynamic pattern imitating bug bites. I’m  not usually for something made to look “old”  or weathered  but this interesting and humorous design evokes the imagination of a past event with distinctive storytelling.

0 Designer: Jingfeng Fang

Rocker Stool Saves It's History

Rocker Stool Saves It’s History

The Rocker Stool by Hamish Tennent was designed to invoke a sense of play into it’s environment. The single slip cast ceramic exterior and cork cushion make for a simple and fun shape. Rocker Stool was designed to catch the viewer’s attention by shifting in the direction the last seated person leaned before standing, leaving the next user to ponder where the previous seater had ventured. The bottom of the inside is filled with black sand to aid in shifting and add stability.

0 Designer: Hamish Tennent

Open Sesame!

Open Sesame!

Owning a personal refrigerator at work is not a new thing, and Particulate Food Fridge fits into that lifestyle perfectly. Only thing different is the way it looks; seems more like a lunchbox than a mini fridge. Functionally, it has these compartments that come up, grab your offering and store each according to the food groups. Check out the way the mouth of the fridge opens up; ready to devour its next meal!

0 Designer: Luo Jing

Very Green Oil

Very Green Oil

The very muck that invades our pond and swimming pool is a goldmine! Actually, make that an oil well. I’m talking about algae and the potential to extract bio-oil from them. Green Transformer is a solar powered floating device that combines algae with a chemical additive and derives bio-oil on the spot. The consequent oil is stored in a separate chamber till someone comes and collects it all. I love the idea of making oil in my backyard!

0 Designers: Various

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

Have you ever opened a window and said to yourself, “damn Gina, it’s windy.” Harness that energy with the AERO E. Energy is converted from wind to electricity and transferred wirelessly through induction. Place your cellphone on the charing pad and be the envy of your tree hugging neighbors! The accompanying app allows you to connect to your turbine and track wind patterns and charge times too.

0 Designer: Lance Cassidy

100% Cat Friendly Modular Bookshelf

100% Cat Friendly Modular Bookshelf

Okay cat people, here’s something fun for you well read feline lovin’ groupies. It’s a 100% Cat Friendly Modular Bookshelf, yes that’s 100%!  Cats like the highest spot from which to blueprint their mutiny. The video says it all. Don’t ever say we’re biased towards dogs.

0 Designer: Corentin Dombrecht

Animorphia

Animorphia

Did you ever see the scene in Beetlejuice with those walking, crawling, creepy chairs? They were undeniably awesome. Well these pieces won’t follow you around trying to catch you, but they are the next best thing. Though inanimate and lifeless, the Animorphia collection by Toot Chen expresses the exact opposite by exploring the stretches of the imagination and drawing from the posture motions and natural interactions of animals. Awww, look at that cute family of wild side tables.

0 Designer: Toot Chen

The Mighty Drum

The Mighty Drum

Cramped houses call for appliances and gadgets to be efficiently designed. Eco Pod is a sub-compact washing machine but don’t let the small size fool you, because as far as cleaning prowess goes, it utilizes advanced steam-cleaning technology. It uses “wet” steam for washing and superheated “dry” steam to for drying. The clothes can be sorted into the three baskets or pods that accompany the machine and cleaned in separate cycles.

0 Designer: Simon Hedt