Snowflake Speaker

Snowflake Speaker

By roughly tracing the structure of everyone’s favorite surprise during winter, designer Sylvain Gerber created the Snowflake Speaker. He’s created something that visually contours the idea of clean sound – as pure as snow.There are no fancy covers or meshing. The speaker is stripped bare revealing all the intricate membranes highlighted by an eery glow. Technically the design is simple to execute by integrating the latest in flat membrane audio technology hiding all the electronics in the bottom of the speaker.

0 Designer: Sylvain Gerber

Got A Chain Fetish?

Got A Chain Fetish?

Designer Cho Hyung Suk has an affinity for bicycle chains – for their utilitarian function and seemingly beauty. The B-Chain Lamp spins the bike chain into a new kind of object, one that is rigid enough to pose a light into various positions. There’s something oddly anthropomorphic about this design – maybe because it halfway reminds me of the Pixar Lamp.

0 Designer: Cho Hyung Suk

Sponges And Greens Get Thirsty….

Sponges And Greens Get Thirsty….

…for the splatter of rain-soaked umbrellas! The Lawn For Rain is a really neat dish that has a dash of green springs at the bottom of the tray and huge sponge fingers. The idea is to mesh your wet umbrellas between the sponge fingers so that they soak in the water and dry it. The tiny plants at the bottom are kept hydrated via the excess drained water. Personally I think it’s a cute idea, but for cities like mine, where monsoons create havoc only for three months in a year, the poor plants would die of thirst later!

0 Designers: Cun-Min Zheng, Yan-Zhen Li & Xin-Yu Wang

A Double Divide

A Double Divide

Two objects, both by Vital Steel NYC, both made for dividing up rooms without major construction work. One of them is called UNA, the other ANDRA. First “Una” is floor-to-ceiling single panel room divider, then Andra is a three panel free-standing room divider. Both of them are constructed of laser cut steel and hand blown glass.

0 Designer: Vital Steel NYC

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