Enhancing ESP With Music Just To Relax

Enhancing ESP With Music Just To Relax

What the Visual Music Device tries to do is extract useful song information, like rhythm, tempo and beats and converts it to fascinating visual representations, in a bid to soothe and relax you. More for a meditative mind or those into yoga or something! The visual aid features drops of water (kinda like the lava lamp) that float up and down the tank in sync with the music being played on hand. Wonder if it will have a hypnotic effect as well!

0 Designer: Huang Huixian

The Unbelievable Moveable Lamp

The Unbelievable Moveable Lamp

Hey where’d that lamp go? Oh there it is, too high for me to reach! Lurch! Will you come over here and pull the lamp down a bit so I can push it over to the other side of the room here? Thank you. Yes, it’s the “Bewegeleuchte,” aka the Moveable Lamp. Brought to you by the fabulously intelligent designers over at Dua. This is the lamp you want when you live in one gigantic studio apartment where you also do works of art.

0 Designer: Sebastian Däschle for Dua

No Time Like Tea Time

No Time Like Tea Time

There’s an old Chinese saying, “tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.” There’s some irony in that truth, as much as the world indulges itself with problems, tea is universally understood as an escape. Wars would even pause for both sides to ceremoniously share cups of tea. TASTE is a physical manifestation of that tranquility. The organic shape castes a reflection describing majesty and peace; the moon and the mountains. Gorgeous design.

0 Designer: Ran Xiangfei

When Two Wheels Are Better Than Two

When Two Wheels Are Better Than Two

Let’s deal with some harsh reality here. Aside from letting Lindsay Lohan drive your SUV on a saturday night, the most dangerous vehicle to operate on the planet is a motorcycle. Designer Igor Chak knows this fact all to well. He has designed a concept that does its best to make your two wheeled lifestyle a lot less horrifying. Incorporating every bell and whistle you can imagine into this concept, Igor has rendered up a motorcycle that would make Tony Stark rust with jealousy.

0 Designer: Igor Chak

My Kitchen Is A Cabinet! Really

My Kitchen Is A Cabinet! Really

No Kidding, but if I were to listen to He Ruimin then my kitchen would be just a cabinet with everything imaginable within it. Refrigerator, electric cook top, garbage bin, storage, and indicator lights on the fridge and stove to warn me about hot and cold surfaces! Good for the LOHAS gang, this concept makes me smile and frown. Smile because I think its and neat idea for restricted homes, and frown because I love elaborate big kitchens!

0 Designer: He Ruimin

iTut - iPod Shrine

iTut – iPod Shrine

The afterlife never sounded so good. Feeding France’s insatiable appetite for all things ancient Egyptian (Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you Napoleon!), French designer Stéphane Thivend cracked many whips to bring us the “Horus” pyramid coffee table. This Ancient Wonder is made from high performance concrete and features a powered integrated dual speaker system and iPod dock. And to further ensure a captive audience, Stéphane also included an integrated LED lighting effect with your choice of 24 Pharaoh approved colors.

0 Designer: Thivend Stéphane

Crumply Box, Crumply Tissue

Crumply Box, Crumply Tissue

Sometimes a container contains objects which just aren’t true to what they portray on the outside. Sometimes this difference is extremely drastic. Take tissues for example. Inside the box, they lay flat. They look nice, they’re in basically a flat-sided unit all laying there together. But wait! When they exit the box, they’ve got… bends! Crumples and dents! Well that’s just not fair to tell a person such a lie. Solution maker? John Brauer.

0 Designer: John Brauer [ Buy it Here ]

All Lights Hang High

All Lights Hang High

For those of you who love to rag on people about using a big brandname for their project as their project’s name, this is for you! But also it’s a friggin amazing design, so stuff it! This project is called “SevenUp,” and it’s a chandelier. From your friend Tim Baute who’s known to say “fork you!” to conventional usage of materials comes this lovely bit of new nostalgia. A light chandelier, one that does not pull down your roof with weight.

0 Designer: Time Baute of Interror Design

Get Your Tea Lit

Get Your Tea Lit

With one simple strategic gesture, designers at Form Us With Love have created not just a tea candle, but a candle with no heat for hands. What in the world? What I mean is it’s perfectly simple to light the wick without burning your fingers. It’s got a little slit down the side that makes it easy to light the candle inside the glass without any heat lighting your match, arm, and hair on fire! Ahhh!

0 Designer: Form Us With Love

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

My mind is BLOWN. I’m not a wine drinker but I have lots of friends who swear by it. Let’s call them winards. The Light Sommelier interactive light is so urber cool, even my winard friends would enjoy it. The action of turning and dimming lights is transposed into wine drinking gestures. As the bottle tips into the glass, the glass lights up. As you tip the glass over, the light dims. You can even vary the intensity by how much wine you “pour”. All done with simple proximity detectors and gyros. Loves it. Happy Monday.

0 Designer: Seungyoub Oh of Studio Dotdotdot

Empty Gas Cans?

Empty Gas Cans?

We’ve all done it before. You’re getting ready to fire up that grill but unsure if you have enough butane. Just in case, you look at the can, which by the way is totally solid and encased in metal. You shake it like polaroid picture for good luck and hope for the best. A better gas can would be the Empty Mark. By integrating a layer at the bottom of the can to appear thru a transparent window, you can easily see when you’re almost out of butane. Smart but does it work?

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jinyoung Yoon

Sticky-Note Apocalyptic

Sticky-Note Apocalyptic

Got an idea that you know will just kill at your next office meeting? Show them all how deadly serious you are about it with this new Office Assault: Sticky Note Gun. Never get caught on the draw(ing) again with this ultimate memo machine gun. Designed for those of you that are big on ideas and short on patience, the Office Assault: Sticky Note Gun will keep shooting blank pages like Tony Montana introducing you to his little friend. Designer Alex Marshall has rendered two color variations for your enjoyment: High Contrast and Steampunk.

0 Designer: Alex Marshall

Saving Soda Twister

Saving Soda Twister

This little object right here is called the “Legcap.” It’s designed by a really quick-thinkin fellow by the name of Jaeseok Han. It’s made for your bottles of water, bottles of soda pop, bottles of whatever you’ve got in a bottle. Because bottles of liquid, after opening, are often stored head-up, they lose their luster. Soda becomes flat because of the imperfect seal of the twist cap. What does the Legcap do? It flips the bottle on it’s head, sealing with the liquid itself the freshness. Sittin on it’s head, the bottle keeps its cargo safe!

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han