One Watch With Many Faces

One Watch With Many Faces

Here is a neat idea that allows you to play with the different faces for a watch. The Watch oNe basically features an E-Ink display which is LED back lit, but its face is not constant, meaning you can change it at whim or fancy. Hook the watch up to the internet and download your kinda face to it. Designers have a choice to upload their creativity to the on-line store, for others to purchase. So the possibilities with this one watch are endless… mechanical, digital, classic, futuristic, complex…any type of face can be downloaded (via micro USB port) for use.

0 Designer: Igor Chak

Line Up The Tangles

Line Up The Tangles

The problem addressed in the Line Block Cable is so true to home, it’s the one most of us face when we hook up too many gadgets in one area. Not that we can help it, it’s ideal to have the TV, CD player and the music housed together. As a result, their cables leading up to the socket can get messy and unsightly. Line Block cables are constructed in such a way that they can tag 2 or more wires in a piggy-back fashion. Essentially this means that if the gadgets have this unique structured cable, they line up one-atop-the-other and split out only near the socket, to give a neat finish.

0 Designers: Various

Oral Care Superfashion!

Oral Care Superfashion!

Ever since I can remember having been conscious of my teeth, I’ve gone to the dentist. When I went there as a child, I would get a “free” toothbrush, floss, and a prize! I’d usually get a bouncy ball or a pencil. As I got older, the prizes went away, but the toothbrushes kept coming. And there wasn’t much choice. A few brushes to be decided between, and that was that. Why would I go out and buy one if I got one here for free? But wait, I said one day a couple years ago; what if there were cooler brushes at the store? Guess what; there weren’t. Enter the brand Yumaki, it’s a brand new world for me, my mouth, and my fashion pallet.

0 Designer: Yumaki

Perfect Pan Handling

Perfect Pan Handling

This project is a pan rack to hold all your pans above your head with the greatest of ease. It’s called “Track Rack” and it’s designed by Damian Evans for Hahn Trading Limited. It’s super fabulous because not only does it hold your pans, it comes in several super nice looking colors. And not only that! It’s also easy to instal. Totally easy to instal. Why, you might ask? Because like all good things that’ve got to be level should, this project comes standard with a bubble level.

0 Designer: Damian Evans for Hahn Trading Limited

An Island of Yacht

An Island of Yacht

Behold one gigantic yacht for the folks of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. This is “Landscape,” a yacht made to provide an ideal location for you to have fun on the boat and off, no comfort done without. The Landscape is a 75 meter trimaran with a 20 meter beam. Huge, giant, unbelievably magnificently large. There’s a staircase into the sea, a sun deck, a lounge and dining area under a canopy, a giant main deck with open floor, and cabins, galley, conference room below.

0 Designer: Jun Han Song

The Future Of Escaping

The Future Of Escaping

Keeping your wits during an emergency evacuation of a building is easier said than done. If it’s a hotel or an unfamiliar mall, following the leads can be difficult and even confusing at times. The LED Escape Light is a portable LED electric torch meant to tackle this issue of unfamiliarity. It comes with a built-in projector that projects a map to guide you out accurately. I like the handy stand that it is housed in, with an easy grab-and-run vibe.

0 Designers: Various

Ocean Face And Endless

Ocean Face And Endless

There are two key elements to the Nagisa Phone designed by Mac Funamizu, first is the “dented” keypad, akin to a wavy seabed and the second is the display that literally “turns around the bend”. This time Mac seems to have mellowed in his designing sensibilities and not gone outlandishly futuristic. What’s more, he simply concentrates on beautifying the form; note the rounded back and the slight elevation when laid flat on a table. Apparently Nagisa means beach in Japanese, and this iteration is at its tranquil best.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Fancy New Orchidee

Fancy New Orchidee

Look at this amazing desk. It’s designed by a designer with a most fabulous name: Marc Fish. The desk, called Le Orchidee, is highly influenced by a desk at Musee d’ Orsay in Paris – a desk by the same name. Many cues were taken from the designer of the original desk (Marorelle,) not the least of which was using groundbreaking techniques utilizing design research and experimentation. One of the results is the fabulous seamless tambour roll top – appearing to be one solid piece of wood this top is actually veneered canvas layered upon strips of wood.

0 Designer: Marc Fish of Fish Contemporary Furniture

This is Future Living

This is Future Living

The Future Living house is a testament to the will of design. It took twenty six designers (a feat in itself) to create it. Every technologic leap was analyzed to make sure anything proposed was possible by 2050. It’s a paradigm shift in home resource creation and location. Water uses gravity to generate pressure. Energy is harvested from solar and wind apparatuses. Air, water and waste are cleaned using a living bio wall and everything is recycled when possible.

0 Designers: Various

Check Yourself

Check Yourself

A reaction to a reaction, that’s what this is. I’d even go so far as to say this is a reaction to a reaction to a reaction. That’s where it gets really good in art, especially good in design. This project goes by the name “Reputation Check” and it comes in two parts: Acoustic and Graphic. Both are inspired by what designer Hayeon Yoo calls the side-effects of internet communication: anonymous, malicious comments tied with people’s obsession with checking their online reputation.

0 Designer: Hayeon Yoo

Wood, Plastic, and Light

Wood, Plastic, and Light

It’s a fabulous link between plastic and wood. Yes, plastic and wood, the most amazing two materials in the world! But look – in this case the plastic is flexible and the wood is rigid. The plastic embraces the light to protect you from it and to diffuse the warm color. The wood… it’s natural. The lamp is sold unassembled to save space during transport and so that at the end of the life of the lamp, each piece can be separated and recycled in the most pure way. No glue or nails needed.

0 Designer: Damien Urvoy

Slow and Steady Wins EDL 2010, The Snail!

Slow and Steady Wins EDL 2010, The Snail!

Eight amazing designers from around the would took turns presenting their ideas to a panel of four very tough judges. We were taken aback by the amazing mockups Electrolux provided. This was a dream come true for many as it is often rare to see a physical model of your design. We felt nervous at the pit of our stomachs for them. The judges scrutinized every nuance of each concept. They praised what needed to be praised, but made sure each designer knew where the flaws were – perhaps a good lesson.

0 EDL 2010 flickr gallery

15 Amazing Bicycles For The Future of Seoul

15 Amazing Bicycles For The Future of Seoul

Seoul is one city that is conscious of the fact that we need to ride more bicycles and loosen up the traffic congestion. To advocate their intent Seoul Design Fair hosted the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010, where entries from around the world we welcomed. The mission was to provide a cycle for the city dweller, so that he can adopt cycling into his daily routine and lead a healthy lifestyle. The city on its part, promises to provide all the infrastructure needed to promote it. Let’s take a look at main features of 15 of the best entries in random order!

0 Designers: Various