Rockin Lamp

Rockin Lamp

It is as if an Italian architect from many years ago, I think you know the one, came into a furniture designer’s studio and said, “You! Take that lamp off it’s usual axis!” And thus the “Roly-Poly” lamp was born. Actually it was designer Jung Jae Yup that conceived of and executed this lovely bit of ball and stick with light on top. It’s got the bounce-back-up feature installed in addition to its lean, so you can box with it if you’ve got very small fists. Made of stainless steel.

0 Designer: Jung Jae Yup

Party Hard At Digital Summer And Meet Up With Yanko Design

Party Hard At Digital Summer And Meet Up With Yanko Design

Mark August 25th on your calendar and set it as a date to party hard with Yanko Design! The trendy Temple in San Francisco is playing host to Ubergizmo’s Digital Summer 2010, and promises to be the most happening bash! Socialize with like-minds from the fields of photography, fashion, art, and technology or simply come and meet us and explore the designer products at the Yanko Design booth. Yes, we are the Media Partners for the event and showcasing sexy stuff from the YD Store, so drop in and say HELLO! Sounds Exciting!

0 The Party Was A Success! Thanks SF!

This Rat Is So Trapped!

This Rat Is So Trapped!

Breaking from the conventional norm of a wood or metal trap that is aesthetically jarring on your design-sensibilities, the OneDown Rat Trap brings in a breath of fresh air into how we trap our pesky pests. Designer Aakash Dewan camouflages the trap as a tippled vase that stands upright once the pest has been lured to the bait sitting inside. As a tall-mouthed vase, the rat can’t climb out and you find a humane way of disposing the creature, far away from your backyard and deep into the woods!

0 Designer: Aakash Dewan

Dual Shower Is So Fantastic!

Dual Shower Is So Fantastic!

So far we have seen rain showerheads and the hand showers, designer Thomas Baker wants to give you the benefit of both for a wholesome shower experience. The idea is to have the overhead shower going while you detach the hand shower (encased in the overhead) and take the benefits of both the streams. This is the Unum Rain Shower and Hand Shower, simplified for you folks. I’d be first in line to experiment it and see if the rain-pressure and flow holds good while you use the hand one. No doubt there will be some difference in impact, but it will be worth the try.

0 Designer: Thomas Baker

Transparent Translator

Transparent Translator

The following object is a Universal Translator designed for interpreting languages, objects, concepts, and customs. Through its window mode, text mode, and speech mode, it allows the user to have a better understanding of the world around them. Designed for a world where not only have we become globalized, initiating communication between people of ALL nations, we’re also in an age of progress, where people WANT to work with each-other, talking over all lines.

0 Designer: Rachel Ilan Simpson

Keep Your Insect Self Safe

Keep Your Insect Self Safe

You’re climbing up a mountain, right? Me too. You’re climbing up a mountain and you’re thinking about all the granola you’ve got back there on you back, in your backpack. You think, gosh, what if a giant bird comes swooping down on me and sinks its huge talons into my pack, totally ripping and spilling all of my granola? What then? Disaster. No more granola! What should you do? Get a new pack. Get this one. It’s called the “Bug”, and it’s made with a 3mm thick plastic shell.

0 Designer: Martin Hercik of Koox Design

Projector Camera Smily Face

Projector Camera Smily Face

Don’t let the designer fool you, it’s THREE things in one. This is “Pico,” a projector/video camera, two in one. The third thing is the cuteness. It has a camera for an eye, a projector for another eye, and a microphone for a smile. And what’s that? It’s got fold-out feet so it can stand on its own? Oh my goodness yes. It also has the ability to plug a tripod into it, but that’s neither here nor there. Isn’t this little guy just the most precious thing you’ve ever seen?

0 Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee

Disposable Fine Dining

Disposable Fine Dining

Let me show you a little bridge. Not across a body of water, but across lifestyles, functionalities, and coffee cups. Keeping in mind the Fast Food and reactionary Slow Food movements in dining, designer Kimming Yap created this completely disposable set of fine dining dinnerware. It’s called “Lugum” and it consists of an espresso cup, cappuccino cup, wine cup, shot cup, dish plate, and soup bowl. Designed with a wall thickness of 1.5mm and no undercuts for thin-gauge thermoforming manufacturing process.

0 Designer: Kimming Yap for Creativeans

Who Needs A Diamond When You...

Who Needs A Diamond When You…

Not impressed with diamonds or carat size? The M3 and M4 rings might appeal to you. Each stainless steel screw is set in sterling silver, cut to reveal the screw threads. It’s even removable should you suddenly need a screw in that size for some emergency. Screwdriver not included.

0 Designer: The National Design Collective

Pouring Made E-Z

Pouring Made E-Z

E-Z is a flap kinda attachment that you slip on the rim of a wide-mouthed pot or shallow pans so that you can pour the liquid contents into a bowl or utensil without spilling over. I can very well see myself using this aid when I try and pour out oil from my kadhai after a batch of deep frying. For some odd reason skillets, shallow pans and the more traditional kadhai & wok don’t have that required nip-in-the-mouth for pouring out hot liquids sans spills. It’s almost as if their design-evolution has stagnated….maybe this can inspire one of you to recreate a new design!

0 Designers: William Thompson & Alex Thompson

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

The Senzo Nightlight is a very sweet intuitive light that is fitted on the wall, 80 centimeters above the floor. This specific position is so that both children and adults can touch it conveniently in the darkness. Let me explain, at night if you don’t have the lights on, you usually reach out to feel for the walls to get your bearings and then move forward. Fingertips skimming the walls till you reach the door, that’s the inspiration behind this design. So as you walk past touching the tube, a soft lighting follows you.

0 Designers: Soledad Clavell and Marcos Madia

Roly Poly Iron Part Two

Roly Poly Iron Part Two

I’ve been watching BBC’s The Genius of Design and it has totally re-educated my perspective of the Industrial Design profession. The genius of design is in offering solutions to a problem in such a way that they don’t compromise on our routine habits. The other aspect of designing that I understood was that it’s not wrong for designers to try and improvise an existing solution, with their own perceptions. Usually I disregard a design submission that is very similar to a published post, but this time around I want to bring out the two and spark a debate on the design challenge.

0 Designers: Various

Robots Save Earth

Robots Save Earth

Science Fiction has been less-than-kind when it comes to giving robots an environmentally friendly outlook. Robots are supposed to destroy the world, not save it, right? Nay. Nay I say. And so also says Anna-Karin Bergkvist, designer of this tree planting robot. Reforestation on the horizon, that’s what this robot says. Four legs, extendable planting arm, and planting head. That’s what we’ve got here. One green robot walker.

0 Designer: Anna-Karin Bergkvist