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

What Causes Nokia Erections!

What Causes Nokia Erections!

It’s not a hot-blonde-Sony or gorgeous Apples, but plain simple laws of physics that causes this Nokia to get an erection! The physical kind! I mean the Kinetic kind! The concept is this, for every incoming call, text, email or alarm, the phone gets super excited and gets…standing tall! Yup the brief was to make the phone as playful as possible…as if a vibration mode was not enough! And if it’s not the right person calling or the alarm too soon…simply tap the phone back to deflate the …erection! Umm…cold shower won’t do!

0 Designer: Jeremy Innes-Hopkins

Let My Eyes Speak

Let My Eyes Speak

i-Mos is a pair of funky looking glasses that a speech impaired person can use for easy communication. Although the user scenario suggested by the designer looks more tragic, like involving physical disabilities as well, I’m going to stick with just the basics. The device tracks your eye movement as Morse-code inputs and then voices it out as speech. One eye is dedicated to “dot” and the other to “dash”. Aids like sentence completion and built-in Morse code learning, add value to the idea and make usage more independent. A well intended plan!

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

Just The Right Cover For My High-Heeled Shoes

Just The Right Cover For My High-Heeled Shoes

God help you if you live by the coast where drainage sucks, it’s puring like crazy and its high tide as well! To top it off, citizens callously litter the streets, which end up clogging the gutters! Sounds familiar to me coz I’ve lived through one of the worst city floods due to all of the above, hence the Smooth Cover for city drains sounds fantastic! The cover has slanted slits that are narrow enough to let the rain water pass through but keeps away the trash.

0 Designers: Yan-Ting Chen & Hsin Yeh

How to Cut Waves with Speed

How to Cut Waves with Speed

Industrial designer Jan Gielens creates a boat called “Breaking,” Yanko Design breaks a post about breaking. The people who read about Breaking have their nose-cartilages broken after having crammed them against their computer screens, and all is well. It’s a giant shape. It’s a tiny boat shaped like a boat you’ve never before seen, let me assure you. You’ll be cruising so hard in this Breaking boat you wont ever want to pilot one of those “old-timey” boats again. Cruise hard!

0 Designer: Jan Gielens

iPhone's Fat Shoes

iPhone’s Fat Shoes

This is the fattest of all the iPhone covers. If you know of a fatter one, I challenge it to a duel! This project/product is called ARKHIPPO and is from the ARK system of coverups, this one dealing specifically in iPhone covering and protecting and standing up. Yes ineedy! Not only does this huge hunk of resin protect your fragile bit of technology, it allows it to both stand on its own and sit in the crook of your neck for easy phonecall use. See the pic for this classic phone pose lost to most modern ‘smarts.

0 Designer: HaA Design

Unpack Thy Turntables

Unpack Thy Turntables

I think this project wins the longest name of the day award with “flight case Pioneer PRO 1400 – FLT.” It’s a DJ table that can be folded up easily and nicely into a rolling case configuration. Inside can also fit all the equipment you’d need to DJ, headphones, CDs, plates, and other DJ gear. It’s what designer Raphael Vivier calls a “mobile disco” and I’m inclined to agree. Wheels of steel on tiny wheels for easy transport.

0 Designer: Raphael Vivier

The Reincarnation Of Home Appliances

The Reincarnation Of Home Appliances

Mutant Life is a interesting project that explores the lifespan of common home appliances. It suggests we could create a system of products that take on different uses after their primary function has expired . From a technical aspect, all electrical parts are designed to be disassembled and recycled. For example, what if an oven became a microwave only to be come a table and finally a birdhouse?

0 Designer: Camilla Masi

Take That Sh*t Somewhere Else

Take That Sh*t Somewhere Else

Cleaning up after your dog is a tough pill to swallow but anyone who has ever stepped in a pile of steaming crap knows it’s a necessary evil. Make those ugly moments in life a little better with humor. Dog Poo bags comes in 16 recyclable options, each with a humorous or ironic print. Love the idea but why not step it up and go for biodegradable too? Get it from Designspray.com. 12,90 € for 16 bags.

0 Designer: Jungeschachtel

Kitchen Control On A Pad

Kitchen Control On A Pad

Moshi is a multipurpose kitchenette that includes the induction cooking hub, dish washer, sink, fridge and washing machine in one structure. The entire gamut of appliances is controlled via an interactive touchscreen pad. Designed for apartments that lack space and yet want to host all the comforts of a luxury home, the Moshi targets the young and the restless! From time-marking groceries to recipe cards, and ingredient status of the fridge-contents, all can be controlled and accessed via the pad. So typically for the gadget-savvy!

0 Designer: Rolando Hernández Garcilazo

The USB Lineup - Again!

The USB Lineup – Again!

A stark reminder of the Infinite USB Connector, the Tandem USB is different because of two reasons. One, it’s got a form that is more accommodating for the follow-up wire than Jiang’s version and two; it compares the lineup to male-female “coupling”! We get the naughty point, but in all honesty, going by the discussion in the earlier post, issues like unplugging a device in the middle of the ports and power current are still not resolved. However, bending wires over for a snug fit, is taken care of.

0 Designers: Yi Fan Lin & Hong Yih Chu