Pencil Sharpener?

Pencil Sharpener?

Apparently I’m out of the loop but some people grind their pencils against cement flooring to sharpen it so this handy dandy device called the Re-knife makes it a bit easier with a portable stone. One side is rough, the other smooth. Who knew? Would any of you use this?

0 Designers: Yitu Wang & Joy Zhang

A Vase Full Of Plugs

A Vase Full Of Plugs

I’d like to think of the “Draw Rose” project as a vase full of Rose Plugs! I doubt there are many who like having wires around; Bluetooth and wireless peripherals are the way to go. But if we do need to resort to extension cords, plugs and sockets and the wires-drama; may as well make it as appealing as rose plugs!

They’re Cute!

0 Designer: Han Hye-jin

Jazzing Up The Indian Piano

Jazzing Up The Indian Piano

Those of you who follow Indian music will know that the Harmonium plays a very integral part in Bollywood music compositions. The instrument per-se may not be used in the songs but when the movie director, music composer, singers and the hero of the movie, sit for “music sessions”, they rely on this instrument for composing the melody. Designers Amandeep Singh gives this dowdy wind instrument a fresh lease of life, by making it look as good as any swanky Yamaha piano!

0 Designer: Amandeep Singh

Time Telling Poles of Doom

Time Telling Poles of Doom

Actually these poles of doom are known as “Attrito” which is Italian for “friction.” Attrito is designed by Shane Roepe to be time bars indeed, each of them sitting parallel to the other, both of them identifying to you that moment in time you look upon them. Each bar has house and minutes (the minutes being listed in increments of 5) laser etched into the enclosure with an LED backlight. As the enclosure slides over the light, the light shows the time as it is then, precisely.

0 Designer: Shane Roepe

Tri to Turn Screws Tight

Tri to Turn Screws Tight

For those of you paying very close attention to every single post I personally have ever made, you know that for a while, about a year ago, I was working with some family members on refurbishing houses. During this time, of course, I came in certainly came in contact with my fair share of screwdrivers and screwdriver accessories. Lots of solutions out there for a problem that’s just never quite gonna get fixed, that being the one where you say “aw, heck, this just isn’t the bit I want right now, is it?”

0 Designer: Dong-gun KIM

Stool with Horns

Stool with Horns

Let’s talk about this antler stool. It’s called the “Antler Stool,” and it inspires in me a massive flashback. Check this old post out: Extremely Painful Furniture. Notice any similarities? Antlers! Hooray! What’s the difference? These one’s don’t hurt! Hooray! The chair we’re talking about today is also designed by a different designer, namely Kim jiyoun, who tells us that this stool turns any normal man into “Antler-Man” instantly!

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim

Illuminating Wood

Illuminating Wood

We’re on some wood kick today. This is awesomely fantastic. Designer Julian Robin designed a tricky piece of furniture. The Cub Lamp looks like a normal block of wood, until you turn it on. The interior of the Cub Lamp is etched with a leaf design. Not sure how large it is but a slight redesign could make it double as a stool.

0 Designer: Julian Robin

The Online Coat Rack

The Online Coat Rack

Love me a good coat rack but this is no ordinary Coat Rack. This one connects to the internet and makes suggestions on what jacket to wear by displaying it thru a very cool looking analog barometer. It’s playful and functional. We need more products like this.

0 Designer: Blair Ross

iPhone 4G Future Planning In Solid Wood

iPhone 4G Future Planning In Solid Wood

We know the iPhone 4G will soon grace us in about a week (unofficially) but that didn’t stop designers dreaming up awesome peripherals for it. The Wooden Wood dock is future planning for a device that we know you’ll be in line for. If the rumors are true, the mix of metal, plastic, and glass need something more substantial and eco-friendly than an ordinary dock. As Mr. Woodchuck would say, “is it made of … wood?”

0 Designer: Chris Chan

Folding Specialties Of A Kitchen

Folding Specialties Of A Kitchen

With the InFold Kitchen Concept you can no longer use “lack of space” as an excuse to cram in more appliances or whipping up a gourmet meal. What it’s really about is this, a modular wall-mounted kitchen but with everything fold-able. The appliances, sink, cooking platform, chairs, cooking range, all fold up vertically into the length of the wall. This ways, all you ever need is a good sized empty wall and adequate floor space to move around in.

0 Designer: Ciprian Frunzeanu

Three Seats, Wild Names

Three Seats, Wild Names

Oh my goodness, all you students working your butts off in universities around the world to bring the planet fabulous industrial design, you are amazing. In this post we’ve got a group of just such fabulous hardworking students with three fantastic projects. All of the projects in this post are furniture related, and they’ve all got wild names. And what’s best? They’re all so amazing I’d be daft not to want them sitting in my very own gigantic lake or oceanside home.

0 Designer: Students from Icesi University

The One Hand Baby Feeder

The One Hand Baby Feeder

For those about to feed their babies solid food, congratulations on that giant move into the future! Soon Jr will be chowing down on pizza rolls and soy burger bites like a real teenager adult! But first, there’s an age where you’ve got to hold the baby at the same time as you’ve got to hold the spoon. Feed the child using this lovely bowl right here. It’s called the “Baby Dipper,” and it’s truly for those with the most squirmiest of little ones.

0 Designer: Barbara Schantz

Handwash with Just a Shot

Handwash with Just a Shot

It’s the future. Don’t kid yourself – even though there’s no flying cars or Sprocket dogs or anything, we’re in the future. Do you know what that means? That means we’ve gotta be basically saving what we’ve got left before we’re so far down in resources that it’s just silly. So what’s to be done? Let’s start right here with water. This is a project called “Misting”, a hand-washing station that uses no more than a shot glass of water per handwash.

0 Designer: Christian Sugiharto