Laser Precise Time

Laser Precise Time

The Reflectius Clock by Art Lebedev Studio has a whopping sixty rotating mirrors that successively reflect a single laser beam at precise angles to draw numbers. Complex triangular facets guild the beam to form the current time and showcase the efficiency and preciseness of a laser beam! Totally fascinating…don’t forget to check out the demo.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

The Perfect Gift For Your Woman

The Perfect Gift For Your Woman

It’s quite apparent that all ladies will have a soft corner for the Accessories MP3 Player. Honestly, how many MP3 players can be as subtle and discreet as this! Fashion statement, jewelry, bling…you name it, and it’s there! I adore the little loop earring that goes into the ear as headphones, now only if Cartier or Tiffany can get a whiff of this…

0 Designer: Lee Won-jun

Weiqi With No Chess Pieces

Weiqi With No Chess Pieces

The WU& a Chess Set eschews ancient runes and poggles for LEDs. The foldable silica gel chessboard rolls up for portability and if you can’t find a partner, the onboard computer will gladly make a worthy opponent. On another note, I was never able to master this form of chess but LEDs attract me like a moth to a flame so I may try again.

0 Designer: Guan Yi Quan

Your Light Slightly Hard

Your Light Slightly Hard

Perhaps you’re familiar with the term “Al Dente?” That’s the term used for noodles that are left just a little bit rigid (but not hard!) when being boiled before being used for a fine dish of spaghetti (or plenty of other lovely pastas.) It’s also the name of a fabulous restaurant in Beirut. The design team at .PSLAB BEIRUT were asked to do the lighting for this “Al Dente” restaurant, and I think you’ll find that it’s absolutely chewy with goodness.

0 Designer: .PSLAB BEIRUT

Coolest Fire Possible

Coolest Fire Possible

That’s a fire that has no smoke. That’s a fire that has no odor. That’s a fire that burns bio-alcohol to achieve these things at the SAME TIME as providing you with some fabulous heat. And it looks amazing! No smoke, odor, or residue! None at all! You could burn this right in the house, right by your CPU! Do it! Don’t be foolish and put anything flammable in there, obviously, because it DOES burn other things if you make it, I mean, it IS a fire. But work safely and this’ll make you grin profusely! It’s the Apollo Tabletop Fireplace!

0 Designer: Wolf Wagner [ Buy it Here ]

The Lovely Circles

The Lovely Circles

Mmm yes, perhaps you’d enjoy some circles today? Perhaps some fine circles that’d suit your items to be sitting on just fine, yes? Perhaps! Yes! What’s called a lamp and what has a couple trays for your true comfort and ease in experience is this, the “Acueil” by Arnaud Lapierre. The warmth of the lamp is provided by LED. One of the movable plates provides space for immediate objects such as keys, while the large plate is for the longer-sitting objects like the newspaper.

0 Designer: Arnaud Lapierre

Mouse On A Diet

Mouse On A Diet

If you were to strip off the mouse and bring it to the bare essential, how would you design it? Kim Hye-shin perceives it as a single strip that can be bent into the infinite-sign-shape, with only the necessary features on it. Interesting take, but not for everyone; Bendy M may be a good enough design if your focus is more on the keyboard and use a mouse just as a pointer. But for a mouse that needs to help me do Photoshop, I need substance, grip, the whole nine yards. Then again one man’s medicine is another’s poison!

0 Designer: Kim Hye-shin

Perks Of Entering The Electrolux Design Lab Competition 2010

Perks Of Entering The Electrolux Design Lab Competition 2010

Electrolux Design Lab 2010 contest deadline is coming upon us: 1st May 2010. Here are some of the reasons why you, as a design student should consider entering it. We are all short of space no matter how big our homes are; rapid urban growth demands a “2nd Space Age”. A range or suite of appliances designed by you can get you a 6 month paid internship at one of Electrolux global design centers and a cash prize of 5000 Euros.

0 Last Date: May 1st 2010

Friday Giveaway: Win The $245 Carga Bag 02

Friday Giveaway: Win The $245 Carga Bag 02

Long Tran (LT) gave us an in-depth review on the Carga Bags and it turns out his bag was the scene stealer at most occasions. The question is: do you want to be in the limelight as well? Apparently LT carried his iPhone, wallet, checkbook, pen, pencil, graph paper, Nintendo DS, Nikon D40, Sigma 30mm lens, Nikkor 55mm lens, laptop and a book in his bag. If you want to win this super exclusive bag, tell us FIVE things you would carry in your Carga 02!

0 Contest Closed [ Buy it Here ]

Sunbeam Designer Series Glass Kettle

Sunbeam Designer Series Glass Kettle

I’m a bit jealous of you Aussies because you guys get this beautiful Sunbeam kettle designed to look like a carafe. Designer David Knott wanted something high-end and functional but to do so meant developing an electronic temperature sensing control to avoid the need for a steam tube up into the handle like most electric kettles. The result is a completely transparent design; modern and sculptural. The handle is chrome plated and the glass body is manufactured by Schott Duran.

0 Designer: David Knott

T-Shirt Pocket Does More Than You Think

T-Shirt Pocket Does More Than You Think

Looks like an ordinary t-shirt but look closer and you’ll see a peculiar zip front and seam in the bottom left. That friends is the novel and innovative pocket the shirt folds into for travel and when not in use, and it’s called the Pockit. The company was started by Christian Karlsson and Frankie Chan and presents a new way to produce and ship a t-shirt. No packaging required because it is its own packaging. Clever boys! I want one.

0 Designers: Christian Karlsson & Frankie Chan

Needlepoint Woes Resolved

Needlepoint Woes Resolved

An encore to the Big Eye Needle is this neat idea called the Easy Needle. Unlike the Big Eye, which had an expanding loop eye, the Easy Needle has a minor slit in the eye to allow the thread to slide in comfortably. I know many use magnifying glasses to thread the needle, but if  Easy Needle doesn’t interfere with the quality of my stitch, I’d be willing to give it a try.

0 Designers: Du Rui, Zhou Hongjie, Liu Yan & Tao Linkai

How Practical Can The iPad Get, iBookends?

How Practical Can The iPad Get, iBookends?

Did you have a life before the iPad? Did you even read books or see any movies before this Steve God Jobs-sent device came around? I know, life was so lame without this magic device, and I really wonder how you could keep your books lined up on the shelf before support came around in the form of iBookends. Designer Dominic Wilcox has his own take on the scene, hit the jump to know more!

0 Designer: Dominic Wilcox