Seconds Moving Hours

Seconds Moving Hours

On our never-ending travels from the birth to the grave, there’s lots of minutes, hours, waiting for years to pass, all the loveliness and ickiness of the world traveling about us. But then there’s the seconds. The tiny ants carrying the picnic of our lives unto the future. Daniel Will-Harris knows this, and seeks to show us every day time moving forward being pushed by seconds. The numbers move, the moment stays the same. This is the “Rush Hour” watch, a highly modern sort of watch.

0 Designer: Daniel Will-Harris [Buy It Here]

Sitting on Transparency

Sitting on Transparency

Designer Zbigniew Strzebonski set himself up a challenge: to translate a piece of urban architecture into a small bit of interior architecture. In this case, a seat. A seat to start with and a seat to finish. The start was a lovely row of seats sitting in the tram stations of Dublin. The end product is a fabulous see-through seat called “The Arc Chair,” with a surprising splash of green! Made out of a 10mm thick acrylic sheet, 20mm plywood, foam, and felt. Straight outta Poland AND Ireland.

0 Designer: Zbigniew Strzebonski

Row Your Landlubbing Cart

Row Your Landlubbing Cart

Made for adults as well as children, this is the row-tastic exercise tool, similar to a city bike, where you’re able to rent, ride, and return without worry. Intended for low traffic areas, woodlands, beach, park and residential areas. Great for all sorts of forms of golf, row your way into the future of exercise and shared vehicle usage. It’s called the “RowRay,” and it’s made to sit at the back and row with your arms. This vehicle’s stripped down to the bare essentials so that you can use it, or carry it over a river if you’re on the Oregon trail, or row REALLY FAST if you’re in a RowRay race.

0 Designer: Troels Øhman

Emotional Backpack For Cyclists, What Fun!

Emotional Backpack For Cyclists, What Fun!

Here is a totally cool backpack that goes by the name of SEIL Bag. It’s a backpack meant for cyclists and features an LED Display (flexible PCB) on its face. The bag is designed to work in two modes: Driving Mode and Emotion Mode. In the Driving Mode it shows left and right turn signals for the rider, which is controlled via a detachable controller. This makes it easy for the following traffic to know the riders intent. The cool-quotient is upped with the Emotion Mode; here you can display a variety of emoticons, just for the heck of it.

0 Designers: Lee Myung Su, Park Geun Wan & Park Okhee for Leemyungsu Designlab

Woody Phone

Woody Phone

The MINIMA is a classic example of how important form is in the design process. The adorable lattice style for keypads and the wood finish, relay a completely organic look. Specific attention to details like the camouflaged secondary display on the outer flip and bamboo look, make this an object of desire. It looks like a refined version of the Maple Phone, don’t you think?

0 Designer: Seung-Hyun Yoon

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Get Mocked!

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Get Mocked!

Socked! Well don’t be, because this time the mocking is for a good reason. As a part of their competition procedure, Electrolux Design Lab finalists’ designs get fabricated as mock-ups and are displayed at the Electrolux Design Lab booth at the 100% Design London fair. Here is a look at how glossy and sleek these futuristic products can look in our homes. As sketches and renders, it’s difficult to judge how any product will adapt to its environment. Life-size replicas give us a peek at how they will look at home.

0 Watch Webcast Of Electrolux Design Lab @ 100% Design London Here

Behold! Endless Tea!

Behold! Endless Tea!

This project goes by the name of “Infinitea” and it’s a project to project the awesomeness of tea unto the stars. Made with just stainless steel, Borosilicate glass, magnets, and heat resistant rubber. What this pot does is allow you to see the whole tea-to-boiling-water steeping and unfurling. Where before it was a two step process and not the most fun in the world, now it’s just one. And that one step IS the most fun in the world. Then you get to pour the tea (filtered through the cap) into your cup and drink it, too, bonus!

0 Designers: Jason Valalik and Jae Lee

A Quantitative Tap

A Quantitative Tap

How awesome would it be to have a faucet that pre-measures the amount of water you’d like to come out of it before it comes out of it? Designer Jasper Hou is making that fantasy of cooking pleasure a reality with “No More No Less,” a quantitative tap with pre-control. N.M.N.L. does this with a simple countdown, knowing how much water comes out of the tap on full blast times the amount of time it comes out equals the amount you’ll get. Then there’s an LCD screen for control, temperature, and a 30 second on time.

0 Designer: Jasper Hou

A Random Time

A Random Time

A watch that you place upon your wrist for the purpose of telling the time, but not for time’s sake, for the sake of keeping wonder and playfulness alive. This watch is called “Time Lines” and its apparent improper and random placement of lines in the design create “a dialogue with the clock face,” keeping for itself a unique identity while it tells you when it’s time to go check Yanko for updates.

0 Designer: Denis Guidone for NAVA Design

Union Jack Tap And More Creative Ideas

Union Jack Tap And More Creative Ideas

It’s quite unusual to think of faucets as creative elements, high-end designer goodies – yes, but not creative! Well the Joint Jack Tap Concept breaks that myth with its fun outlook and creativity. Basically it’s just three elements (tap, hot and cold mixers) mounted on spherical joints, allowing you to rotate them in many different ways. “It looks like a group of figures in ancient Russian folk sport “Gorodki” or anti-tank obstacle or British flag (Union Jack) in some positions!” Union Jack is quite amusing…don’t you think?

0 Designer: Andrey Bondarenko for 2-B-2 Architecture

Traffic Lights Gets Smarter

Traffic Lights Gets Smarter

The Control Safety Traffic Light Concept features an LED display that gradually changes the colors from Red to Green, with the Amber (or Yellow) fading in and out; between the changes. Solar panels and a security camera are integrated into the design for obvious reasons, and the whole thing works in conjunction with similarly designed pedestrian lights.

0 Designer: Roberto Vackflores for CRAB Diseño Industria

Courier Delivery Special

Courier Delivery Special

Question: what does a courier delivery guy need for short-distance deliveries? Answer: an easy transport system that will carry his load of parcels and letters, park in a jiffy and be a steady companion. A City Jumper! This is a bike with a front storage box, 24-inch rear wheel, GPRS navigation frame and oodles of style! Since the front box does not rotate with the handlebars, it is easy to maneuver the bike. And for better stability of the bicycle body when parking, the kickstand has been moved towards the front.

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Yellow Shape Above

Yellow Shape Above

In an aim to renew the use of so called traditional materials, designer Rodrigo Vairinhos of Neo Design presents this lovely yellow lamp that goes by the name “Longo.” Look at the elegance! Vairinhos informs us that the creation of this project is ecologically friendly, tying the always classic ceramic with the relatively new excellence of LED light. And it’s not just in yellow! Hooray for white/white, white/black, AND white/yellow.

0 Designer: Rodrigo Vairinhos of Neo Design