Sit On This

Sit On This

Designed to be used in apartments and small interiors, Nohoanga (seat in Maori) is designed to be portable. The shape of the seat echoes the organic forms found in nature with its smooth curves and flowing lines. A 100% merino throw lined with cotton is stored in the centre of the seat as well as having an integrated handle allowing users to comfortably carry the seat. All materials are sourced in New Zealand – 100% sustainably manufactured into luxurious, quality products. Too bad the lamb doesn’t come with it.

0 Designer: Sarah Peard

Umbrella Dryer

Umbrella Dryer

Mumbai magically transforms itself into a green city during the three months of monsoons that we get. The magic does come at the cost of careless people with dripping wet umbrellas in malls, shopping arcades and indoor public places. What they don’t realize is that slippery wet floors can cause nasty falls. I’ve been a victim to one such fall, so I really know why we need something like the Swan Umbrella Dryer.

0 Designer: Noh Seon Mi

How To Glam Up The Loo

How To Glam Up The Loo

Today’s lesson is on converting dowdy objects to something luxe by simply changing their looks and casings. Shallow as it may sound, in the toilet world, objects like plunger, scrubs and toilet brushes need a glam avatar so that we don’t feel filthy while using them. Keeping this in mind is the Undercover Collection that dolls up the plunger and paper in a sleek steel-finish casing. A casing with a universal design that can accommodate any size of plungers. It sure would look good in my loo, plus I like the idea of camouflaging the unsightly thingies that are essential for a clean looking toilet.

0 Designer: Michael Liu

Metal Futurism in Bathroom Taps

Metal Futurism in Bathroom Taps

Welcome to the future of shiny taps! These lovely taps go by the name “Koolhaus” – that’s German, use your superior translation skills to figure out what it means. These Koolhaus taps are meant to inspire forward-thinking minds to conserve. But they make your eyeballs sparkle, too, yes? Such a fabulously almost-fictional look to these taps.

0 Designer: Daniel Dobrogorsky

New Bike Carrying Culture

New Bike Carrying Culture

Designer Faris ELmasu is about to change the entire world of bike baskets. Up until now, the bike basket has been entirely lame. Made for the littlest kids and those who wish to steal puppies and turn into witches.* Now, all of that is changed. Yes, this is the “Bent Wood Basket.” Made specifically for the neo-hippy aka Hipster culture, this basket is beyond trendy. It’s downright cute and useful.

0 Designer: Faris ELmasu

Two Wooden Curves

Two Wooden Curves

Here we’ve got two projects, a chair, and a door, both made by “FORMBOTEN.” They might seem disparate, but they’re hella the same. They’re both super excellent. They’re both made to make your life more interesting. They’re both made with molded wood. Not THAT kind of molded, I mean shaped, turned into curves. There’s a door that’s got all your pockets, then there’s a stackable chair that’s got your butt.

0 Designer: FORMBOTEN

Ride This Pram

Ride This Pram

Walk On Air won an iF Concept Design 2010 Award and I’m sure babies everywhere cheered on. The pram adjusts to different heights and seat positions facilitating different activities from sleeping to eating. The trapezial wheel distribution offers greater mobility in small places without losing stability. The base of the chair turns 180° and a pendulum compensates for the irregurality of sidewalks. We’re talkin’ a smooth ass ride here people. I’m almost jealous of babies.

0 Designers: Fabio Yuji Matsuda and Leonardo Hatamura

A Really Flat Chair

A Really Flat Chair

Kök is a flat-pack chair inspired from a blue chair, a common staple in Mediterranean and Aegean culture. Simple to make and easy to assemble, no adhesives or complicated joints. From my understanding, the weight of someone sitting reinforces the tension at the joints making the bond even stronger.

0 Designer: Erdem Selek

What Da Tree!

What Da Tree!

Just like “Whose Line is it Anyways”, two million points for guessing what this is! No prize money, but a big round of applause from us! Hint: It’s not a TREE!

0 Designer: Xu Yan Xiang

The Heating Element

The Heating Element

At first glance you can easily mistake the Toolip for a hand blender, but surprise-surprise, it’s a hand-held heating rod! Yup, the sorts that can be used to make a cuppa coffee or re-heat baby’s food. A sleek panel on the handle sports the display, which tells you the stats like temperature and a red button at its base, releases the element so that you can wash it separately. Apparently the Toolip heats up faster than your regular electric kettle and hardly displaces any liquid during this process. It’s been designed to be used in any container that has a diameter of at least 3” and a filling height of at least 2”.

0 Designer: Anja von Oppeln

Regarding Beauty in Audi

Regarding Beauty in Audi

A fabulous design comes to my internet doorstep today, Amar Vaya, a designer who takes extra philosophical time in designing a car, one called Axiom in this case. Branded with the Audi name, the Axiom is an exercise in emphasizing the idea of “beauty” within the tradition of Audi’s idiom. What’s that mean? It means it’s gotta look like an Audi. People HAVE to know that it’s an Audi when they first peek at it. But right before or right after that, their next thought has to be “wow, that is quite the sight to behold, wouldn’t you say so? Yes, yes I would.”

0 Designer: Amar Vaya

Five Weapons of Such Devious Design

Five Weapons of Such Devious Design

Let me show you these fantastic toy weapons. Made by designer Shira Nahon for the ever-narrowing line between adults and children. Simplicity both masks and IS the genius in these fantabulous destructors. In this project you will find the Clip Gun, the Beak, the BoomBall, the Rubber, and the OneShot. All of them truly rockin. This set of objects goes by the sound children young and old will make with them: “PIU PIU!”

0 Designer: Shira Nahon

3 Firms, 3 Visions For The Future Of Los Angeles

3 Firms, 3 Visions For The Future Of Los Angeles

I have a love/hate relationship with the city of Angels. I’ve lived here since 2002 and in that short time have come to accept some of L.A.’s defining qualities. Sure the traffic gets to me, the pollution and the ever looming threat of the “big one” but what will it really be like in 2030? Newsweek has a cool interactive feature offering glimpses called The Future Of Work. Three visions by three firms – Michael Maltzan Architecture, Gensler and cityLAB.

0 Website: The Future Of Work by Newsweek