Never Ending Pencil

Never Ending Pencil

To cut a long story short, what we have here is a simple writing tool called the Continuous Pencil, which can be used till the very end. We usually end up discarding pencil stubs…I know my children waste too many saying that short pencils are uncomfortable to hold. So basically you keep increasing the length of your stubs with a handy interim-headless-long stick that fits snugly into its rear. Quite simple and straight, but is it a refinement of the 1 + 1 Pencil?

0 Designers: U Jung Heo, Young Gag Han & Sa Yoeng Kim

Yummy Pieces of Ceramic

Yummy Pieces of Ceramic

This collection of plates and cups and containers and etcetera are all about the creation process. Designer Dik Scheepers saw the way the ceramics industry was doing things: multiple iterations of mold-making labor intensive, and said hey, let’s make this easier. So he did. It’s all so simple. Instead of creating a mold for the whole bowl at once, ask why it’s got to be perfectly round – then you will see the answer. Pieces of π (pi) uses individually constructed pie pieces of molding to create, making a modular system of this whole process!

0 Designer: Dik Scheepers

A Black Steed for Reading

A Black Steed for Reading

This is one skeletal couch. That’s not to say it’s not comfy and full of love though, because it is! This is the “Bucefalo Sofa” designed by Emanuele Canova for a new generation of book holders and readers. That’s right BOOKS! I’m sure it’ll hold your laptop just fine too. Made to be elegant, simple, stark, and powerful. Like a majestic black horse for you to ride into battle upon.

0 Designer: Emanuele Canova

Lamp and Vase Display

Lamp and Vase Display

Two items, one intent. There’s the “Platevase” combination plate and vase and the “Favourite Things” pendant lamp. With the Platevase you can place not only a lovely flower or flowering treebranch, you can fill it with chocolates and other lovely edibles! What a fantastic combination of smells and tastes made possible by a round porcelain vase! Then there’s the Favourite Things, a pendant lamp with room for all your most awesome little items. Put anything you want in there and bam! Lit well, displayed well, makes the item feel really important. A real esteem booster for trinkets!

0 Designer: Chen Karlsson

Timing Your Lights

Timing Your Lights

The idea is pretty direct and in-your-face….we need to conserve our electricity and can’t have you squandering it away. So how do we implement this? By taking tiny innovative steps, like introducing a timer concept for our lights; especially for the ones on the staircase. A device called the Flat Light does just this, the LED Hourglass interface is quite indicative of its intentions. Once the LED grains reach the bottom, time’s up and lights out! I wonder if you can set the time limits for the whole system, in advance. Question is, are you willing to make the necessary changes to conserve?

0 Designer: Jia Wen Chen & Wei-Ting Chen

Table On The Wall

Table On The Wall

The scene is this: you need a table but only occasionally and you don’t want it to occupy much space in your home. So how do we do this? Build it into the wall or take the innovative “hang it on the wall” approach? I vote for the latter and hence The Folding Table! It stays on the wall…doubling up as a bulletin board, but when you need it…3 easy steps and it’s a full-fledge table. What’s really cool is that Endrit has designed the wall hooks to function as a coat rack when the table is in use. So thoughtful!

0 Designer: Endrit Hajno

Spinning Time Out Of Control

Spinning Time Out Of Control

“Time and tide wait for no man”, so goes the saying and that’s the exact feeling I get when I see this roll-calendar called “The Past”. As you pull out the paper, the dates fly past, compelling you to realize the value of time diminishing. This convenient roll splits time into days without repeating….and when wasted, it becomes a scribble pad!

Yeah, no time like the present…so stop dwelling in the past!

0 Designers: Various

Sensual Geometric Wallpaper

Sensual Geometric Wallpaper

You’ve always dreamed of that perfect roll of wallpaper. It’s got squares in it. Or diamonds, or perhaps it’s got some randomly placed stripes. Yes, all that you desire and more are here now, in this collection of beauties. It’s the “Shape & Form” wallpaper collection from Graham & Brown. Behold all these lovely shapes and sheens. These wallpapers feature geometric shapes, optical illusions, and a plethora of ways to play with light and shadow. High gloss, metallic lusters, and the finest of tones.

0 Designers: Graham & Brown

Touchpad in Your Hand

Touchpad in Your Hand

A simple dream, a simple reality. This is the “Gesture” remote control. It’s sort of a ring shape, made to fit in your hand, made to be intuitive to your touch. Using GestIC by IDENT Technology AG, Gesture is one giant trackpad with clicker embedded in. Made for your television, but think of the video game applications! What a magnificent tool this is going to be for those who get creative.

0 Design: LUNAR Europe

Getting Creative With Inukshuks

Getting Creative With Inukshuks

A bunch of pebbles on your desk can transform to something meaningful…as meaningful as the stone landmarks used for navigation by the Inuits. Here is the modern age “Inukshuk”, magnetic stones that become a photograph holder, paper clip stand or a stress buster! If you watch the video till the end…you’ll know what I mean…

0 Designer: Dewa Bleisinger for Troika

Sweet Fragrance Of Lights

Sweet Fragrance Of Lights

Incense sticks play such an important role in our spiritual life; they exude a sense of wellbeing, peace and calmness when we light them. Keeping this in mind and taking inspiration from their soft glowing tips is the Scent – Incense Stick Mood Lights. A bunch of them charge in a base station and can be placed individually or collectively, as you please. The only way I can think of improvising this, will be to add in a aroma dispenser…making it a total replica of the real thing!

0 Designer: Kyu Hyun Lee & Hae Won Jo

Hanging On The Drying Rack Chair

Hanging On The Drying Rack Chair

This is such a clever idea, especially if you live in a small apartment and need to stash up on multifunctional gear. Here’s Lean, a chair with rails for its back…nothing path breaking so far; but drag it to your radiator and hitch it to lean onto it, and hey! you have a stand to dry your clothes! Super neat and super useful, especially if made with the right kinda materials.

0 Designers: Eunggyu Lee, Junghoon Baek, Sangmin Yoon & Samuel Sari, Seonggeun Chio

Scootin' High Again

Scootin’ High Again

There was an insane scooter craze a few years back. Everybody and their pal had a scooter, and they were scooting everywhere from the front driveway to the mall parking lot. The population of the USA scooted so much and so hard that the craze never went away. It’s not quite as huge a craze as it once was, but it’s still wild. It might just go bonkers once more when the “X-Scooter” is released unto the population. Why, you might ask? Because it has not just the standard two wheels and a handlebar, nay! It has three.

0 Designer: Boaz Lazar