Scootin' High Again

Scootin’ High Again

There was an insane scooter craze a few years back. Everybody and their pal had a scooter, and they were scooting everywhere from the front driveway to the mall parking lot. The population of the USA scooted so much and so hard that the craze never went away. It’s not quite as huge a craze as it once was, but it’s still wild. It might just go bonkers once more when the “X-Scooter” is released unto the population. Why, you might ask? Because it has not just the standard two wheels and a handlebar, nay! It has three.

0 Designer: Boaz Lazar

Bench, Cup, Pleat, and Plane

Bench, Cup, Pleat, and Plane

Let me introduce you to a multi-talented designer by the name of Delphine Frey. She’s got a handle on a grip of object projects right now, and this post contains four of the most fabulous. There’s a desk that becomes a console lamp, a champagne bucket made of pleated silver, a paper plane that’s made of something that’s not paper at all, and a set of cups made to turn whatever liquid they contain into a fully full experience.

0 Designer: Delphine Frey

Infinite Candle

Infinite Candle

This project goes by the name “One Makes Another” and it takes one candle, a spool of string, and a little bit of metal. Bam! Infinite candle. Right? Sort of. Designer Yuya Kurata describes this project as a candle holder which makes another candle underneath as it melts, but one that isn’t quite complete. The concept is here, the candle isn’t quite ready for it. Because candles do not gutter as much as would be necessary, a slightly distorted candle is made. However! One Make Another does sort of work. It’s nearly there. All they’d need is a different candle consistency and a little bit of the ol’ modification of physics!

0 Designer: Yuyu Kurata

These Stretch Marks Are Good!

These Stretch Marks Are Good!

Moran Ein Dor is passionate about surfaces and effects of stretching; as a result he’s crafted this brilliant piece of furniture called Stretch no.3. It’s a chair where the stretching poles functions as columns and compliment the surface, which forms the seat. It’s currently under production, so an affordable version should be out for those of you who have taken fancy to this scrunchy-clip lookalike!

0 Designer: Moran Ein Dor

Total Plug Safety

Total Plug Safety

This Power Plug has been designed keeping child-safety in mind. It’s got a retractable blue cover that totally covers the metal pins and a button clasp that ensure no accidental pull-outs happen. When it comes to children, you really can’t predict how safe is safe…you can’t padlock everything and buffer every corner/edge. But small steps like a plug re-design or socket covers are mentally reassuring.

0 Designer: Luofang Jun

Coffee from my Pocket

Coffee from my Pocket

You will be the belle of the ball when you pop this lovely little mamma out on the train ride from Scottland to London town. Such a fancy fellow or lady you shall be with four cups of instant coffee! Inside of this device, the “icoffee”, you’ll find a refillable water tank, four synthesized ceramic cups, rechargeable battery (or adapter) for power, and the ability to create four cups on the go! Go go go and drink drink drink.

0 Designers: Gerda Hopfgartner

Squares and Circles

Squares and Circles

You’re in your bathroom, and you’re looking all around. You see all sorts of blah. Especially if you’ve just moved in and that last people who lived there were from the 1980s. You know what I mean? Let’s get to work, let’s get it done gorgeously with Cube&Dot. It’s a matching ceramic, washbasin and bathroom cabinets. One giant system of excellent circles and squares and angle lines.

0 Designers: Tamer Nakıscı for KALE

A Whole World of Notebook

A Whole World of Notebook

Watch and clockmaster designer Denis Guidone’s made something fabulous right here. Is it a clock? Nope. Is it a watch? No way! It doesn’t tell the time at all, not even a little bit. This is a set of notebooks. But it’s like no set of notebooks you’ve ever seen before. They’re made in a lovely pentagon shape and inside, oh my goodness inside! The lines don’t just go all different directions, they change colors too! It’s a landscape of wonder, and you get to live in it with your pencils and pens and chalk and charcoal and crayons!

0 Designer: Denis Guidone for Fabriano

This Time The Push-ups Are Not Bras

This Time The Push-ups Are Not Bras

For some odd reason it’s called the Push-up, but there’s nothing indicative to that action, I mean you don’t have to push anything UP! Push- Up is a waste bin, and it’s got this flexible form so I assume it’s made from some kinda rubber or silicone. When the trash piles up half-way, you just gather the mouth of the bin together and compress the contents…pesto…now there’s some more room for some more trash! As for the mouth-of-the-bin, it goes back to the original shape once you release it. Flexible wastebasket eh!

0 Designers: Sung-Hyeun Shin, Jeong-Hoon Cha & Chang-hyeun Lee

A New Gloriette

A New Gloriette

The rich French. What they can do is extraordinary. Especially when you’re talking about their great tracts of land and the way they’ve had them designed and laid out. In this post, you’ll need to know the term “gloriette.” A gloriette is a structure or building constructed in a garden setting made to work with and compliment the surrounding area. This term “gloriette” comes from 12th century French and means “little glory.” What we’ve got here, designed by the Campaña brothers for Veuve Clicquot, is the “La Gloriette,” a contemporary version of the gloriette done in the playful nature of our modern day design world.

0 Designers: Veuve Clicquot and the Campaña brothers

Iron Woman

Iron Woman

This project goes by the name “IronwoMan,” capitalized just like that. It’s made by designer Muzaffer Kocer, who tells us that ironing clothing is a boring and difficult process, especially if you are a man. I tend to think that it’s a boring process for ANY person, but Kocer’s going to relieve that. This IronwoMan capitalizes on what Kocer notes that researchers have found out about men: that they like wheeled vehicles, cars, and rotating objects. Weird! Kocer found this out and created an iron that works like an asphalt roller with a rotating tambour.

0 Designer: Muzaffer Kocer

One Loose and Tight Chair

One Loose and Tight Chair

When I was a kid, I had a toy made of plastic and string. It was a pile of body parts all connected by the string. There was a button on the bottom of this toy and at the push of this button, the spring would be sprung, the string would be taut, and all the pieces would be held together tight, revealing Mickey Mouse! I can’t remember a single place where this lovely concept had been used, until now, in a chair!

0 Designer: Fresh West for Laikingland

Seesaw For Public Toilets

Seesaw For Public Toilets

If it’s an eco conscious faucet with fun elements and a universal appeal that you’re looking for, I’ve got one for you right here. It’s called the Seesaw and it works on the same lines as the playground namesake. The up down action dispenses water from the left and soap from the right side. The eco factor kicks in with the notion that you’ll use only limited water, after dispensing the soap, and not while you pump some from a bottle. And as Chanhee points out, it should do well in public toilets.

0 Designer: Chanhee Han