Coffee with Some Swoops

Coffee with Some Swoops

So you’re the type of person who’s got a lot of everything. Every time you have a guest over, it’s got to be something different from the last time they visited. Especially with coffeeware. You and you guests love coffee. You and your guests love tea. Really. So much. So you’ve got to have the most unique wares! Here’s what’s up: a white coffee service set from none other than designer Klaudia Miczan.

0 Designer: Klaudia Miczan

Pencil Flat

Pencil Flat

Pencil modification number one billion! It only makes sense that one of the longest lasting and most popular tools ever created by humankind would be the subject of such a giant amount of conceptual revisions. This one right here’s flat. More like it comes to a point. Not the one where you write out of, but along the whole stick. Makes it nicer to hold, they say, makes it harder to roll, they say.

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

Deaf Phone?

Deaf Phone?

Pratt student Suhyun Kim is quite concerned about the deaf folks and wants them to enjoy technology as much as we do. Her Visual Sound is a mobile phone for the hearing impaired that converts voice input to text and text input to voice. The design features two handy pillars that scroll sideways to expose the roll-out display. To communicate, the impaired person feeds in the text onto the touchscreen display, which gets converted to voice simulation for the person on the other end of the phone and vice versa.

0 Designer: Suhyun Kim

Mighty Pedal Power With Electric Help

Mighty Pedal Power With Electric Help

Hybrid cycles have been around but they rarely take into consideration the elements. This makes their usage restrictive to fair weather. Slotting itself into the “commuter vehicle” bracket, the Emcycle tries to overcome this limitation by including a roof and Velcro-detachable side panels. Basically you can cocoon yourself and pedal or take electrical assiatnce to get you to your destination. There are three drive options ranging from AM (I have energy) through to PM (I’m tired!).

0 Designer: Michael Scholey

I Give You My Heart…

I Give You My Heart…

UPDATE: Last 2 Days to avail the $20 Discount! …and thousands of roses! Sound like perfect combo? Indeed it is, because it not only captures your true feelings, it’s also do-able. The heart shape d°light UrHeart is this unique blend of a huggable lights that glows with mesmerizing roses. Commissioned especially for Valentine’s Day, this Limited Edition (only 50 pieces), is the perfect meaningful gift!

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Shoe Fetish For NYC

Shoe Fetish For NYC

There is a saying that one should judge a person by the shoe he wears, for they reveal his true status. The New York Urban Fashion Shoe (NYUF) is a step in this direction, but comes with handy technology to make it the perfect fit. To elaborate: the shoes are made from leather and subjected to preformed silicone treatment with heat (applied on Technic Fabric and Neoprene) to make them water resistant. The rubber sole is injected and its interior has a gel structure to keep your feet comfy.

0 Designer: Adrián Castro

Roger Roger, Talking on Music Gloves

Roger Roger, Talking on Music Gloves

So you’re snowboarding. You’ve got your Burton board, your Burton nopattern jacket, your Burton snowpants, Burton long underwear. But what’s missing! Your gloves! Oh just slap on a pair of Burton gloves, right? WRONG! You need some music, just use an iPod right? NO WAY! Put the music and the gloves (and the cellphone for that matter) all together. It’s the HR Burton music and voice communication gloves!

0 Designer: William Mazuel

The Urban Emotion

The Urban Emotion

Welcome to a collection by The Emotion Lab, a Barcelona design studio made up of four superstars who’re aiming to go wild with their designs. In this post you’re about to get educated about their stack o’ products that goes by the name Urban Collection. Functional items that “do their job without getting noticed.” In the Urban Collection, these items are taken into the home, remixed, and made personal.

0 Designer: The Emotion Lab

Keep on Peddlin

Keep on Peddlin

It was the great philosopher Tupac Amaru Shakur who once noted the beauty of a rose growing up from between the cracks in the concrete of an urban sidewalk. Even though it might be in a place where it shouldn’t be, it makes the person who experiences it love it for what it went through to get there. It makes the experience of seeing that rose more fantastic and unreal than it’d be seeing it in a garden, by a whole lot, even! That’s what these fabulous benches are about. The fantastical nature of human creation.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park

How to Manage your Creative Work and Intellectual Property Online

How to Manage your Creative Work and Intellectual Property Online

It is with a hard heart that I write this post today. It has come to our attention that a design, The Pocket Light by Hyun Jin Yoon & Eun Hak Lee (Ryan Harc), was stolen, produced and sold unlicensed under another brand. The team at Yanko Design does not condone such activities and urge all readers to boycott any pocket light they may encounter. If you recollect, this light-design had gone viral on the net and had garnered much attention from the online community in 2008.

0 Editorial: Brian Ling

Soap With No Suds

Soap With No Suds

And you won’t even complain! Because this is Soap Light, a portable lamp serenading as a bar of soap! Fantastic! It comes with this charger base, predictably fashioned as a soap dish and once fully charged you can place the bar wherever you fancy. Using the touch interface you can switch it on-off but to dim or brighten the light, you need to rub the bar. I can picture elegant bars all over my room.

0 Designers: Jieun Kim & Jiyeon Ahn of LUCA 12:00

Noise Is Cool For Power

Noise Is Cool For Power

One of the places that suffers due to the decibels is the airport runway. Aircrafts really make some mean sounds, and the question is, should we let the expended energy go waste? Nope, we should not and therefore designer Hung-Uei Jou has designed the Green Noise, a device that traps & converts the sound energy to electricity for the runway lights. It features a conical speaker-form to endure the elements and the modular structure stands on a tripod base for easy maintenance. Neat idea, only if we could get some tech-specs to it.

0 Designer: Hung-Uei Jou

Green Shower, No Grime

Green Shower, No Grime

It’s not called “Green” for the amount of green it gets rid of in your shower, but for the niceness it inflicts upon the environment. This “Green Shower” by Rami Tareef takes into account the amount the potential liters and liters of water wasted by showers and fixes it with this design using two very simple modifications.

0 Designer: Rami Tareef