A Strip of Car

A Strip of Car

A Mobius strip is a surface with “one continuous side formed by joining the ends of a rectangular strip after twisting one end through 180°” (Apple Dictionary.) It’s named after its discoverer August Ferdinand Möbius who basically found it super interesting because it was forever three dimensional. The vehicle you’re about to glance upon is the Mobius as well, this one designed by Tommaso Gecchelin who aims to merge aesthetic suggestions of both math and geometry into one harmonious shape.

0 Designer: Tommaso Gecchelin

Table on Tight

Table on Tight

Turn your vast collection of table leaf and board fragments into a lovely table miracle with “Grip,” a fabulous new solution by a couple of genius designers working for Bloomming. All it really is is a set of four table legs capable of gripping and screwing down tight onto a piece of wood with a very familiar screw-tight contraption. You can use your own wood or choose from a selection of bamboo boards also available from Bloomming. It’s ecologically responsible!

0 Designer: Bas van Leeuwen & Mireille Meijs for Bloomming

Make Biodiesel Your Own

Make Biodiesel Your Own

Apparently this super fabulous fuel situation known as Biodiesel is the miracle source of energy. Designer Ben Guthrie informs us that Biodiesel “is a renewable resource, completely biodegradable, non-toxic, cheap to make, and ingredients are readily available, often for free as by-products of other processes.” What Guthrie would like to do, spread the love of Biodiesel, is a very noble thing, as Biodiesel is not (yet) a widespread process.

0 Designer: Ben Guthrie

What Size Do You Cut?

What Size Do You Cut?

A handy tool, the scissors is designed here as retractable, featuring a pair of blades that extend and contract to cut almost any size. The blades retract into the ergonomically designed handles and size control is via a centrally located button. At first I was quite skeptical about the big handle size, but then it struck me that a fitting grip is quite essential when cutting in the fully extended mode. The pressure balance needs to be maintained. So the form makes sense in the whole user-context, although it may seem a bit off, when the blades are at minimum size. Awesome Scalable Scissors!

0 Designer: Jie Weng

Over The Edge Printing

Over The Edge Printing

Printers are necessary evils, your office can’t function without them and they occupy too much of space! Maybe this is why concept designers are playing with the form…like we saw this L-shaped printer almost two years ago, and presently this re-defined Hanging Printer by Jaesik Heo. The refinements come in the form of printer placement and additional “bucket space” to hold the paper. Pretty neat actually, only if the manufacturers will listen to us!

0 Designer: Jaesik Heo

Chair-Light-Table, All Of It!

Chair-Light-Table, All Of It!

I have a serious space crunch in my bedroom, so I have opted out of keeping any chairs or seating options in the room. Versatile furniture like the Helios work for people like me who can get the combo of a bedside table, a chair and a lamp; all at one go. It’s a very tricky combination that can easily go bust, but what makes it work here, is the simple and kitsch approach.

0 Designers: Spigoli Vivi & Andrea Bartolucci

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! LAST Day Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

3-Days 3-Bags & A Whopping 25% Discount! LAST Day Of The Carga ØW Sale On YD Store

The overwhelming response to the grand Carga ØW Series Sale on the YD Store is really heartening! It brings fruit to our efforts of getting you only the best from the world of design! On the final day of the Carga ØW 25% Discount offer, we are showcasing the Carga ØW3 Weekend – Laptop Bag. Your trusty bag that will haul all your weekend goodies or double up as a safe haven for your laptop! For the Discount Coupon Code and rest of the info, hit the jump.

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A Soft, Electric Lambo

A Soft, Electric Lambo

Designer Andrei Avarvarii has a vision for a smooth, voluptuous Lamborghini, the very opposite of the very sharp, origami-style of the Lamborghini Reventon. The challenge in creating this new Lamborghini “Minotauro” lies in not only staying within the strong identity system of the Lambo line, but also in making the vehicle electric! The challenge of course isn’t creating an electric car. We’ve had electric cars for years now. Nay! The challenge lies in convincing the consumer that not only is it cool to drive an electric car, it’s doubly cool to drive an electric supercar!

0 Designer: Andrei Avarvarii

Furniture Change in Children

Furniture Change in Children

How do you change the world? You brainwash the minds of the children of the world! That’s what public school is all about. So what do designers Yana Tzanov and Stephanie Sauve have to do with this? They’re making the world a better place by not only creating a new generation of furniture in form but also in starting children using renewable products from the very start. Part of this modular furniture project is about creating furniture for children that doesn’t just replicate adult furniture, the other is green!

0 Designer: Yana Tzanov and Stephanie Sauve

Underhill House

Underhill House

This architectural project goes by the name “Stay Grounded” and it’s all about a house which doesn’t take a bite out of the Earth we live on. It’s a house lowered into the ground, one where every square meter used to build the inner space of the house is given back to the Earth in the form of perimeter walls and green roof and garden. And think of the benefits for the human who wants to be smart with the money! Take heat and cold for example – what’s better than having a load of earth around you all the time – constant basement!

0 Designer: Materica Studio

Intelligent Glass

Intelligent Glass

Right here is a tumbler called the Green Smart Glass, and it’s meant for the cuppa addicts to put their piping hot beverage to good use. Most often people wait for their hot drinks to cool down a bit before consuming it. Now if they were to use this smart glass, then the heat loss process would be harnessed into an energy form, to be used later. While the technical details are very aptly described in the images, for you to ponder on, my only concern is the cleaning process. Will the glass withstand the dishwasher…or do we have to come up with a solution!

0 Designer: Ruan Chengzhu

Screw And Glow Like A Lamp!

Screw And Glow Like A Lamp!

Two actions, screwing (as in screwing in a nail) and glowing (as in a light bulb), combining the two actions into a product, creates a totally tangent perspective. What Shiro Inoue is trying to do here is to explore how human behavior associates certain actions with reflecting objects, and when we include the action into the form, the results can be sometimes hilarious….like screwing a light bulb that glows! “For Your Personal Definition.”

0 Designer: Shiro Inoue

Polish Table

Polish Table

The first sentence I ever heard the word “Polish” in it was almost certainly a joke. Ever since then, Poles in every single different sect of professionalism including design and food preparation have been proving that first joke wrong. Polish people can make amazing stuff. Such amazing stuff that the old stuff inspires the new stuff. This “Nostalgic Table” is designed by Elad Shpigel, inspired by Polish heritage in his very own family.

0 Designer: Elad Shpigel