Hammerheads Above Us

Hammerheads Above Us

Inspired by the head of a shovel, (and quote obviously also by the head of a certain fancy looking shark,) this is the modular street lighting system Sphyrna. Designed by FORMBOTEN, that fantastic design team from Hannover, this system is modular not only in its head, but in its height as well. The various lamp heads make this system suitable for the urban lighting of roads, roundabouts (if you’re anywhere that isn’t the USA,) or outdoor shopping malls. And bonus! There’s a fancy seat to go with the system!

0 Designer: FORMBOTEN

Superfast Rescue Tube

Superfast Rescue Tube

The Rescue Tube is meant for the fishermen folk who brave the high seas every single day. As a part of their routine they are supposed to wear life vests but many ignore this as it causes restricted movements. Rescue Tube on the other hand is a simple latch-clasp that can be hooked to the clothes as a normal buckle. It doesn’t pose as an obstruction. During an emergency situation you simply tug at the lower clasp to inflate the tube instantaneously, maneuver it around your neck and it’s ready to be used!

0 Designer: Baek Mi Young

Quick Dry For Clothes With Aroma And Breeze!

Quick Dry For Clothes With Aroma And Breeze!

Breeze Racks is a collapsible system of a blower, aroma dispenser, hollow bars and hollow-with-many-holes hangers; intended to dry your laundry faster, on wet rainy days. It works like this; you set up the frame and fit each hollow hanger into the hole cutout on the horizontal bar. The end of the frames fit into the blower which blows out warm air and fragrances. Once the setup is complete you simply hang your freshly washed clothes on the hanger and let the system do its work.

0 Designer: Qin Shuai

Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

As promised, here is the second installment on the Korean Activities this September at 100% Design London. Just a reminder that their stand is located at L70 and you can visit them anytime between 23rd and 26th September 2010. What really fascinates me is the diverse collection they are showcasing, In Part I we saw amusing jewelry, ceramics, glass, lights and children’s furniture. In this episode I bring to you clocks, bathroom fixtures, pillows and lots more cool stuff. So enjoy!

0 Korea Design Pavilion: L70 @ 100% Design London: 23 - 26 Sept, 2010

One Controlled Mark

One Controlled Mark

Recalling a time in his childhood when he’d connect two or more pens together, drawing with them, observing the wacky results, Jackob Mazor now presents a pen custom made for another similar experiment. This is the “Me Too” pen, made during an observation course at Mazor’s college. It presents in a very real way the notion that for every controlled mark you make in this world, there’s at least one other mark you make that cannot be controlled. Observe yourself from any other perspective and your whole world is changed. Scary to the max!

0 Designer: Jackob Mazor

Healing on Air

Healing on Air

Modern medicine is amazing. You can get basically anything in your body fixed, adjusted, twisted, broken, or completely restructured. But what about healing? That sucks. What if you could heal on air? Let’s take a look at this wonderful machine designer Sung Soo Chae of DESIGNNOON has made. It’s an air compression therapy system for hospitals, inflating the core of the the casts the system works with. Swelling and contracting for lovely massage.

0 Designer: Soo Chae of DESIGNNOON

A New Slide Cell

A New Slide Cell

Mobile phone, mobile phone, how many of you are there, oh you mobile phone? There are infinite iterations of the tiny communicator, the cellular, the mobile, and there are infinite ways to illustrate them. The folks at FORMBOTEN have here a lovely collapsable phone they like to call “Scope.” It can be closed for simple navigation or open for dialing numbers or keying in letters. Pop it open with a tap of the finger, or lock it in place for pocket riding.

0 Designer: FORMBOTEN

Two Parts And Then One

Two Parts And Then One

Salad Spoon by Joseph Joseph is a tool for tossing your fresh greens, but what makes this simple spoon clever is that its a two-part server set. Two spoons interlock as one for easy storage but open up for you to do the flamboyant act of tossing! Three really hip colors green, grey and pink; those less adventurous can have it in clear!

0 Designer: Joseph Joseph

The Obedient Nodding Faucet

The Obedient Nodding Faucet

Nodding to your command and obediently spraying out water, this is the Nodding Faucet for you. The idea is to push down the tap to start the flow and push it up, to stop. No-fuss, minimal, sleek and bare…all resonate in this design. I know some of you may argue that sensor taps will be better, since no touching is involved…for once, just lighten up and take pleasure in something different and cute!

0 Designers: Various

Chilling Outside The Window

Chilling Outside The Window

It’s interesting to so how cultural practices can trigger off inspiration to design a product that can be an extension of the same. For instance in India we usually keep pickles on our window sill, to marinate and cook them in the natural heat. Whereas in China, because of their cold conditions, food is kept outside the window to preserve it, plus it frees up the kitchen space. This Chinese practice inspired Frenchman Nicolas Hubert to design the External Refrigerator. A fridge that hangs on the external wall of your home.

0 Designer: Nicolas Hubert

Nude Looker Lamp

Nude Looker Lamp

It’s not naked. It’s stripped. Stripped down to a minimalistic look and feel and working order. Essentials, that’s what is here. But it’s not just a stick and lick of fire, it’s a lamp, The PERCY LAMP; so it’s got some style too. It’s made to have character-like qualities, turning this functional piece of lighting into a product users feel drawn to engage with. To do this, the aesthetic draws heavily on the buttress root system of the Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

0 Designer: David Pidcock

One Simple Tray

One Simple Tray

How much more simple do you want to get without there even being a tray there at all? You can’t do it! This is the simplest. This is the “Quartray” is the most minimalistic approach to holding a flask and glasses together in a solid way. You’ll have a tower of elegance, a lovely structure that’ll be the centerpiece on your dining table. Fill em up with whatever you like, but make it elegant! These are high class. Simple, super simple.

0 Designer: Walter M Robert

Cubish Audio Blasters

Cubish Audio Blasters

This project goes by the name “Edge” and it comes in a bunch of different colors and works wirelessly. What more could anyone want? Let’s talk about what it actually does – it’s an audio player. It’s got a USB plug and an audio jack in the back for digital music formats as well as stereo sound. Edge has the ability to play audio over Bluetooth via AirPlay. Dynamic bass for voluminous amounts of deep sound. Big open surface spaces for customizability to the max.

0 Designers: FORMBOTEN