Beer Pyramid

Beer Pyramid

Inspired by the brass monkey used on ships to stack cannonballs is this flexible rubber mat called the Fridge Monkey. It’s designed with ridges to hold beverage bottles and cans into place, so that you can build a steady pyramid out of them. The clever little design works well with almost any bottled or canned drink. The only problem I foresee is that homes like mine don’t allow for bottles to be in the fridge for so long, they get consumed as soon as they are bought! So building bottles pyramids is out of the question.

0 Designers: Kevin Champion & Duncan Taylor for Mode Product Design

I’m Rich With Memo Money

I’m Rich With Memo Money

Fake Dollar bills are commonplace and illegal, but if you’re looking at playing pretend ‘I’m a Rich Korean’, then Money Memo is for you. Nothing earth-shattering about the concept, except that you get to show-off wads of Korean Won, albeit a note-pad version. Stash some in your pocket or wallet for handy note-takings (pun intended)!

0 Designer: Cho Hyung Suk

My iPad Has A Camera

My iPad Has A Camera

Ha, I’m one up on you iPad users and I don’t even own an iPad for that matter! But if I were to buy one I’d team mine up with the iPad Cam-Case , because it makes up for the loss of a camera on the pad! What makes the concept super-awesome is that the camera can be rotated to capture your face when video-chatting. The camera is located in the corner which works well for landscape or portrait viewing and the rubber-plastic case provides a better grip when handling the device.

0 Designer: Chet Rosales

Fantasically Passengered

Fantasically Passengered

Here’s a passenger vehicle. Usually I write about boats or really wild or fantastic sports vehicles. I’m not just assigned those projects, it just happens to be that a lot of them come my way when it’s time to publish. When this one came under my nose, I got excited. I got excited that this was a vehicle designed for a specific purpose, then I got doubly excited that the renderings were so fantastic. Then I kept getting excited.

0 Designers: Gabriel Tam

This Car is Lit Up

This Car is Lit Up

This car goes by the name “The Car of Light,” which, as I’m sure you’re about to see, means more than just a pretty shininess. This vehicle’s creation process began with a dissertation experienced by the designer on the effects of light on human’s senses and how it affects the shape of objects, especially vehicles. Heavy subject matter! And how elegant a car it doth create in the end.

0 Designers: Jong Won Lee

Gold Bars and Jesus

Gold Bars and Jesus

Perhaps you’ve heard of the old money-for-sins trade called Indulgences. That was one of the things that existed in the Catholic church for a while, and it was one of the things Martin Luther wrote about and nailed to the holy door of the clergy. It’s such an important crime, trading people’s faith for people’s hard work, that it’s gotta be re-spoken again and again. And again here it is! This project is designed by Luis Luna and it’s called “God Faith Money.” Gold, gunmetal, rubber.

0 Designer: Luis Luna

Eat Where You Please

Eat Where You Please

Recent design graduate Khatija Aslam knows the student life pretty well, especially the mealtimes! Living in dorms, the uninviting cafeteria and the lack of time to actually grab a bite…she’s been there, done that; hence this project! The Dine Away is a lunch box concept that allows you to pack in food and carry it to your comfort place to dine in peace. It’s got everything planned, right from the flatware to the mats. I know some of you could really do with this compact box.

0 Designer: Khatija Aslam

Two Quarters Of A Bike

Two Quarters Of A Bike

TwoQuater is a power-assisted electric bicycle that folds up when necessary. It sources the power from a lithium battery, which housed at the back of the bike in a black case. The power-assist comes into play when riding uphill and during the downhill course it recharges the battery. For a subway ride or up the elevator, the bike folds into half, but if you need to stash it in your car’s trunk or stow it away, it can fold up further to become a quarter of its size.

0 Designers: Various

Diploma In Cord Management

Diploma In Cord Management

Do you have a diploma in appliance management? It’s a new course for silly folks who wrap the electric cord around a hot toaster or kettle, burning out the plastic cover and putting themselves in danger. A candidate for this diploma is my mother, coz she’s always doing such silly things to her appliance, especially when she is stowing away the iron! Dumb, but true! Since course fees are high, I’m gonna ask appliance makers to adopt the E-Line Cord instead, sensible to wrap around a grooved wire, than a hot appliance.

0 Designer: Kim Mi Ran

Briefcase Men and Dream Warriors

Briefcase Men and Dream Warriors

Don’t let me fool you into believing I know exactly what this movie is going to be about – you’re going to be blown far enough away without any of my help. Every once in a great while, a film of such industrial design caliber comes around that we’ve just got to get a piece. Such aesthetic gorgeousness and conceptually constructed lovliness is inside this film that we couldn’t bear to resist. This film is called “Inception” and it’s gonna be put out by Warner Brothers.

0 Designers: Warner Brothers

One Robot Passenger

One Robot Passenger

I don’t know if you know it, but today I got in a car accident. I’m not kidding. For real. In real life, I got in a car accident today. I ran a stop sign like an idiot, not paying attention, like a fool who needed to be separated from his car. Lucky for everyone, noone was hurt. My car may be totalled, but everyone is totally alright. That’s all you’ve got to know about that besides this: you know what would have been helpful? A robot helper. You know what designer Derek Chik Kin Ng has? A car that’s robot compliant, and yes, a robot who fits right there in the seat.

0 Designer: Derek Chik Kin Ng

An Endless Armchair

An Endless Armchair

How long have you been sitting there? Me? About 30 minutes since I sat down here in the seat I’m in. How about if you never want to stop? Here’s something that’ll help you out in that matter. It’s an endless armchair, yeah, it never stops. And it’s never going to stop with a name like “Moebius” – that’s like the term Moebius Strip, which is an object that’s a strip, yeah, the kind that never ends. Kind of sort of like infinity.

0 Designers: Onyx Furniture

20 Best Of Best Red Dot Product Design Winners

20 Best Of Best Red Dot Product Design Winners

Red Dot Design Awards has just announced their Product Design winners. Here is a pick of my favorite 20 of the 45 “Best Of Best” winners, in totally random order. Creative industrial/product design is at its best. Some are inspirational pieces while others are classic originals! Come in and take a look!

0 Designers: Various