Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

Lady Gaga, This One Is Because Of You

If you have a bone to pick with regards to the designing of the Hydra Piano, you better fight Lady Gaga then. Apostol Tnokovski was enjoying one of her performances on the telly, when he realized that the old, boxy piano was a misfit on her stage! Aghast, he took to the drawing board and came up with this unique, some-what flowing concept that looks stunning in pure glossy white or black. To make matters complicated, the inspiration also comes from the mythological sea monster “Hydra”. Wonder who would perform better on stage shows…monster Hydra Lady Gaga or the piano!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

Bedazzled By The Charming Phone

Bedazzled By The Charming Phone

Smashing to look at, you’d be surprised to know what specs this beauty called Lightpool Phone posses. Designed by Hironao Tsuboi, the bedazzler features TFT Liquid Crystal display and 8.08 megapixels / CMOS camera. Crafted with a unique expressive edge, the phone comes to life with colorful lights that shimmer in sync with your tunes. The black and white version reminds me of the quaint cottages I saw on my last trip to Europe. If I were to pick, I’d go with the pink version…which one would you choose?

0 Designer: Hironao Tsuboi for IIDA

Clippy Custom Moustaches!

Clippy Custom Moustaches!

The newest in false mustache technology! What you’re about to look at are clips for those with face-hair envy, these are “Old Thomas” mustache clips by Pavel Sidorenko! In this project is the potential for a better world. As a mustache haver myself, I must say, if you havn’t tried wearing one, you haven’t lived. And here’s your newest and best opportunity. Clip one on!

0 Designer: Pavel Sidorenko

Winged Faucets of Love

Winged Faucets of Love

This project goes by the name “Wings”, a faucet system that contains and distributes that lovely liquid on bird’s pride-like handles. Designer Kobi Kor presents a faucet with a lovely head. A new head, for a new world! A new world in the bathroom at least. The main mission for the Kor here was to enhance the pleasure of water, and thusly, with such lovely forms, Kor does just that. Uniqueness and a definite “looking at you” form produce a fabulous experience for any water lover.

0 Designer: Kobi Kor

Hooray for Cardboard!

Hooray for Cardboard!

This project has a fabulous title: “Can Cardboard Cut It?” That question mark means the whole project is a question for the consumer to answer. My answer, without even sitting on it, is a definite maybe. It’s a hundred percent recyclable, so that’s definitely a good start. Then it all fits together, the stool inside the chair. Two plusses in one! Then What a wonderful feature – it’s finished! Yes, there’s a lovely clear varnish painted over the entire two bits of furniture to enhance and protect.

0 Designer: Tim May

GE EV Charger Actually Looks Good

GE EV Charger Actually Looks Good

Lookie here, Yves Behar of Fuseproject designed GE’s Wattstation –  a smart grid ready Level 2 charging station which means a 240 volt power supply that can be rapidly charged. The modular design makes each station future proof, allowing customers to easily upgrade as more options become available. This allows customers to stay current with the latest technology, while providing the ability for commercial property owners to qualify for LEED points.

0 Designer: GE Ecoimagination and Yves Behar for Fuseproject

Jello Cup, For Real

Jello Cup, For Real

On June 26th, the Gowanus Studio Space hosted the 2nd annual Jell-O Mold competition in Brooklyn, New York. The competition encouraged artists, designers, chefs, and lovers of Jell–O to use gelatin in new and unexpected ways. A company called The Way We See The World won for sculptural/structural integrity with Jelloware – a set of delicious, squishy, colorful glasses.

0 Designer: The Way We See The World

My Toy Guardian

My Toy Guardian

Teach those little rug rats to pick up after themselves by giving a simple toy chest an anthropomorphic identity. Toy Guardian is monster on wheels, hungry and ready to eat up all your toys but don’t worry, he’ll only keep them until you need them again. What a great way to teach kids (and adults like me) some important life skills. Not to mention this thing is uber cute and I want one!

0 Designer: Tzung-Yu Lu

Etta Bike Baby!

Etta Bike Baby!

Pratt Student Nick Foley has designed the Etta as a new-age urban commuter bicycle that is safer, more convenient, and more accessible to non-cyclists than traditional bicycles. Drawing on his own experience of working in a cycle shop and recreational cycling, Nick brings us a version that is easy on your posture, finds a new place to stash your load and aesthetically appealing. The highlights are integrated storage with a low center-of-gravity; integrated lighting and theft-proof nighttime safety. Light and compact, this is one bike I’m ready to test ride NOW!

0 Designer: Nick Foley

Toothy Matters

Toothy Matters

Innovations in oral hygiene usually come in the form of the toothbrush or the toothpaste; rarely is the issue of contamination addressed. Yeah, our bathrooms are filled with goop that can affect our health and sometimes they do take a ride to our system via the toothbrush. Most of us don’t fear this, but for those who care, Tocsy is your answer. What works in favor of this toothbrush sterilizer is that it hooks up to your computer via USB, for power. So no batteries and finding place for it in cramped bathrooms required.

0 Designer: Jang Mi Sook

Timed Morning Bowel Movements

Timed Morning Bowel Movements

You may be wondering what this glass-alarm has to do with your morning bowel routine. First off, a warm glass of water as soon as you wake up is the perfect way to start your day. It helps in detoxing your body and gets your bowels moving. So there! now to establish relation with the “Revive Glass”…it’s an alarm clock that holds a glass of water. Half hour before your alarm is to go off, the base starts warming up the water, so that you drink it warm enough. The alarm shuts off only when you pick up the glass of water. I totally dig the time being read thru water! Looks awesome!

0 Designers: Kai-ning Huang & Yu-Yang Chen

World's Largest Wristbound Curve

World’s Largest Wristbound Curve

When you’ve got a watch on your wrist, you’re constantly saying something about yourself. That’s changed since the beginning of watches. When wrist watches were first invented, you definitely said something about your identity when you wore one. Then there was a long period when everyone had one – it was standard to have one. Now, in this age of pocket-sitting clocks on mobile phones, again the age of wrist clock fashion is born. Curve ID knows this.

0 Designer: Curve ID

Beirut's Most Fabulous Wine Bar

Beirut’s Most Fabulous Wine Bar

I don’t generally like to rate a restaurant or bar without having been there to taste their rootbeer, but this looks amazing. This is “Burgundy” wine bar/restaurant, Beirut – Lebanon. Look at those lights! Hanging near wooden beams that slice through a wire mesh covering the ceiling, these light objects are made up of conical tubes filling a hypothetical spherical area. Under the lights, a substructure divided into one area for the bar and another for dining.

0 Designer: .PSLAB Beirut