Know Where Your Eyes Are

Know Where Your Eyes Are

Recon lets us know that this pair of goggles right here, “Transcend,” is the only pair in the world that provides you with real-time feedback including speed, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance traveled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. Transcend has GPS capabilities, USB charging and data transfer, and post-processing software all with a super easy-to-use, futuristic interface. Recon hints to us that soon there may be an open API app development and download community – with apps!

0 Designer: Recon Instruments

All The World's On Time

All The World’s On Time

Finally there is an elegant clock that tells time around the entire world at once. Finally I can look and say – oh, I know what time it is for Takashi, oh, I know that Radhika is probably eating pizza right now, oh, my other co-workers are more than likely on their way to the movies. Oh, this amazing clock tells me everything around the world. This is the “Bend Hand,” designed by Giha Woo, intended to tell the time around the world with a simple analog clock arm – one that’s bent. Look at the simplicity and marvel over the excellence and nice blue color.

0 Designer: Giha Woo

Aerospace Grade Titanium Ring

Aerospace Grade Titanium Ring

This is a ring of metal like you’ve never seen before. It’s made of six modular pieces of military spec G5 aerospace grade titanium. It’s precision cut by a 5-axis state-of-the-art machine never before used for fine jewelry. Each of the little bits is off-axis bolted to the next – the process from cut to bolt takes 10 hours each. The materials and the process guarantee the ring will be around for centuries. Born of the most wild and fine-quality elite thinking environment.

0 Designer: RogueDZN

Hand Crafted And All Wood Shades

Hand Crafted And All Wood Shades

It’s back to Mother Nature as far as the Shwood sunglasses are concerned. Handcrafted with a mix of precision technology and good ol’ fashioned craftsmanship, this collection features shades made from East Indian Rosewood coupled with mirrored and polarized lenses. The style seen here is called Ashland that comes packaged in a protective wooden hard case; crafted from a mix of Walnut and European Maple. A lot of wood in there I tell you! Fashionable and chic! Price begins at $145 a piece.

0 Designer: Shwood

Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

The Lum is a unique project that looks at making a smoke alarm/detector a useful handy light during an emergency. The idea is thus: Lum is an attachment between the light bulb and its socket. It draws energy from the bulb in its latent state and when the smoke alarm triggers, it produces a sonar alert plus powers the bulb for emergency lighting. In short, during its standby mode, whenever you switch on the light bulb during daily routine, it recharges Lum’s batteries. I find it an efficient solution as a fire alarm.

0 Designer: Arthur Brault

Unbreakable Hangers

Unbreakable Hangers

This project goes by the wacky, wild, and fun name “Monkey Hangers” and as you can see by the skillfully photographed image of the muscle man going at one of the pinks with his harsh hands, they’re indestructible. Mark Marzouk of M-Design’s made these Monkey Hangers, resistant to stretched shoulders, sharp edges, and poor materials. With one swoop, Marzouk takes care of another one of our every-day objects left to time to deteriorate. Another step toward perfection in the hanging up of clothing is achieved.

0 Designer: Mark Marzouk of M-Design

One Fabulous Foot

One Fabulous Foot

This right here is a prosthetic leg for women, and women specifically. This is “Outfeet,” a limb made to tend to unique needs women with an amputated leg face or might face on a daily basis. Outfeet is made to tend to the often failed attempts of prosthetic groups to create a limb that replicates the look and workings of the female silhouette and muscle structure. Outfeet aims to be not only a medical device but a fashion accessory as well. Recreations of the spirit through the leg.

0 Designer: Aviya Serfaty

Lace and Steel Grandmother

Lace and Steel Grandmother

This is the “Granny” wall shelf as designed by Beerd van Stokkum. It’s a shelf recalling a classic tradition of grandmother’s shelf with a cute little doily hanging off the side. Nostalgic nature and cut-steel construction. It’s strong enough to hold up a number of large objects, ideal for books, plants, pots, or even a medium sized television. Granny wall shelf is 85 cm long and 22.5 cm deep. It comes in black or white, finished with a finely structured UV proof powder coating. It’s got a lightly grained feel and a deep matt look.

0 Designer: Beerd van Stokkum

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shame on you for not thinking about your toothbrush! It needs the perfect glam house for the 23 hours and 55 minutes that it spends alone…assuming you brush for 5 minutes straight. Something like the luxe Viktor Toothbrush Holders that are shiny and totally oomph, a strong departure from the plastic and ceramic ones I grew up with!

0 Designer: Hlynur V Atlason for Kontextür

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

It’s time to move on and discard phone alarms and clocks! This is the new age people; we need cooler and hipper gear like this Alarm Pillow! It gently vibrates at the given hour, to wake you up with a buzz. And if you don’t get out of the bed, your head-weight acts as the snooze trigger. How awesome is that! The label-trigger is clever and fitting, I so need this for my sleepyhead daughter!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong

Chompers on Laundry

Chompers on Laundry

If you’re the sort of person who has the opportunity and time to hang your laundry up to dry after you’re done washing it, you know how much fun it can be to get all of those clips out and hang up every little bit of your favorite threads. It’s time to make it MORE fun to do, now, here, with Crocodile Pegs! They’re plastic, so the rotting wood and rusting metal of traditional pegs wont mess with the cleanliness of your clothing any more. Come and gettum’ in 5 fluorescent colors in packs of 12 or 30!

0 Designer: Mark Marzouk of M-Design

Fish Tank of Eternal Life

Fish Tank of Eternal Life

Designer Rob Maslin would like us all to think of the following phrase while looking at his project (in this post) and while going about creating industrial designs for the rest of our conscious lives: There is no such thing as sustainable product, only the by-products of a sustainable system. To be sustainable, first we must establish a close-loop system and the carrying capacity, then the system must be managed and not over- or under-consumed.” Thusly Maslin presents an aquaponic project by the name of “Free Lunch.” It’s an office-based fishtank with a loop of production and two sources of food.

0 Designer: Rob Maslin

Teaset of Istanbul

Teaset of Istanbul

When I heard the title of this project “Morgenland” I immediately thought of “Zombieland,” but this is a much more relaxed situation. No zombies here, especially if this tea set does the caffeine trick. This teaset, or tea service, was inspired by a visit by the designer to Istanbul – Zitta Schnitt speaks of the magnificent mosques these lovely bits of porcelain are aiming to represent. Elements so delicate they’re only perceptible through hands-on experience, this set contains a teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, dessert plate, cup, and saucer.

0 Designer: Zitta Schnitt