Sphere of Dry Shoes

Sphere of Dry Shoes

Of all the footwear dryers in the world, boy oh boy, this seems to me to be the best one I’ve seen all year. I don’t have that much experience with shoe thawers or dryers, but I do remember putting my boots on the heater when I was a kid to dry off all the snow. That I remember. I also remember that when they were put on the heater, they’d get mostly dry, but there’d always be that little pocket of squish left over. Nasty. This “Orbicle” we’re talking about here has no squish.

0 Designer: Seo Jin Hyeon

8,820 Relaxing Sharp Points, Yantra Mat Review

8,820 Relaxing Sharp Points, Yantra Mat Review

When a colleague and a yogi friend of ours told us about an acupressure mat that could release physical tension and improve mental well being- we had to try it. The Yantra Mat has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Blunt nail beds were used to increase blood flow and purify the body of toxins. Fortunately the Yantra Mat is much less archaic and far more portable. Home acupressure, here we come. Hit the jump for our review.

0 Designer: Yantra Mat (Buy it here)

Double Dish

Double Dish

Serve snacks in a small dish and hide waste in the collection dish underneath. It’s perfect for olives, shelled nuts, and endamame beans. It can also be used as two separate dishes. Ooh – dishwasher safe and available in three color combinations: white and green, full green, full white.

0 Designer: Joseph Joseph

The Democratic Couch

The Democratic Couch

Fossa is a sofa, lounger, and corner sectional. It’s whatever you want it to be because almost all of the cushions can be rearranged, inserted, or removed. Freely create new forms for relaxing, reading, napping, or other nefarious activities. Are we now democratizing furniture?

0 Designer: Aurélien Barbry for COR

Herman Miller Live Unframed Recap

Herman Miller Live Unframed Recap

We’re a bunch of lucky ducks. On October 14th, we attended the Herman Miller Live Unframed event where the famous company along with designer Yves Behar celebrated their latest creation, the SAYL chair. Uniquely capturing the majestic and functional qualities of modern suspension bridges, the SAYL represents some very innovative design and construction techniques.

0 Designers: Yves Behar, Herman Miller

Recycled For Seating

Recycled For Seating

There are plenty of seating options out there, but currently the most unique one has to be this Rubber Stool. It’s crafted from recycled rubber and comes in flat knock-down state. To assemble, you simply need to twist and turn the sinewy legs, and lock them into place. Soon you have a comfy seat to park your tushy on!

0 Designer: Satoshi Itasaka

The Nail Within!

The Nail Within!

I see carpenters fumble for the nails in their span or gripping a mouthful quite hazardously. The Nail Hammer is an easy solution, where the handle holds a silicon case full of nails and is easily accessible. I guess this means one less nail swallowed, one finger less hurt and a nail hammered right on its head!

0 Designers: Jinsoo Cho & Ahjin Choi

Bright Lights and TRON Time

Bright Lights and TRON Time

How do you read time… if you’re INSIDE a computer?! This is a question we’ll all have to ask when we’re at that new TRON movie whenever it decides it’s ready to come out. I’m anticipating the pants off it, and so is designer Scott Galloway, who today presents to the world this TRON-inspired watch called the “Seven-R-Zero-N” aka 7R0N. This watch is rare in that it lends attention to not only the face, but to the strap as well.

0 Designer: Scott Galloway

Tunneling Toward Comfort

Tunneling Toward Comfort

Behold a whole new way of thinking about furniture. These bits are called “Tunnels” and they’re designed by a really radical designer by the name of Noga Berman. Each of these lovelies (a stool and a bedlike apparatus in this post,) lets you slip in and out of hiding spaces as easily as you were able as a tiny child. In fact, one of the major inspirations for this collection for designer Noga Berman was observing children playing that classic game: hide and seek!

0 Designer: Noga Berman

A New Way to Stand Your Pans

A New Way to Stand Your Pans

I’m always thinking of new ways to stand my pans. That’s why I love it whenever I get to write about a new pan stand. This particular pan stand comes from designer Damian Evans who has done this lovely design for the folks over at Hahn Cookwear. This stand, says Evans, was designed as a modern alternative to the traditional pan stand, and it uses a chromed steel frame with colored plastic arms to do its everloving pan holding job.

0 Designer: Damian Evans

Ride Those Bones

Ride Those Bones

The Bone Bicycle takes inspiration from the natural structure of a human bone, meaning light-weight yet strong. This cycle also exudes the same feeling of being naturally strong with an easy smooth ride and a light-weight frame. It comes at the right time of Halloween, when ghost, ghouls and skeletons keep knocking at your front door!

0 Designer: Sungkuk Park

Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

Sticker industry may get a setback because their “Push” and “Pull” stickers may soon get redundant. The In & Out Door solves the problem of indicating push or pull on doors by making the door handle intuitive. On the “push” side, there is a flat panel and on the “pull” side there is a handle. Instinctively you know which side of the door opens which ways, and you get crowned as a super genius!

0 Designer: Jeon Hwan Soo

A Green, Green Bed

A Green, Green Bed

I’ve got to begin this post by letting you know the fantastically simple description we were given in the mail, in response to our “No more than 1000 words” request: “This is a green bed.” Very to the point. Luckily, elsewhere there was much more to be known. It’s got everything! LED reading lights above your head, speakers for music to be played to wake you up, a flower box for lovely vines to grow up the sides, LED light to help the plant grow, and more! It’s the Ecotypic Bed!

0 Designer: Arthur Xin