Get Your Tea Lit

Get Your Tea Lit

With one simple strategic gesture, designers at Form Us With Love have created not just a tea candle, but a candle with no heat for hands. What in the world? What I mean is it’s perfectly simple to light the wick without burning your fingers. It’s got a little slit down the side that makes it easy to light the candle inside the glass without any heat lighting your match, arm, and hair on fire! Ahhh!

0 Designer: Form Us With Love

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

Winards Rejoice! We Got Light!

My mind is BLOWN. I’m not a wine drinker but I have lots of friends who swear by it. Let’s call them winards. The Light Sommelier interactive light is so urber cool, even my winard friends would enjoy it. The action of turning and dimming lights is transposed into wine drinking gestures. As the bottle tips into the glass, the glass lights up. As you tip the glass over, the light dims. You can even vary the intensity by how much wine you “pour”. All done with simple proximity detectors and gyros. Loves it. Happy Monday.

0 Designer: Seungyoub Oh of Studio Dotdotdot

Empty Gas Cans?

Empty Gas Cans?

We’ve all done it before. You’re getting ready to fire up that grill but unsure if you have enough butane. Just in case, you look at the can, which by the way is totally solid and encased in metal. You shake it like polaroid picture for good luck and hope for the best. A better gas can would be the Empty Mark. By integrating a layer at the bottom of the can to appear thru a transparent window, you can easily see when you’re almost out of butane. Smart but does it work?

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jinyoung Yoon

Sticky-Note Apocalyptic

Sticky-Note Apocalyptic

Got an idea that you know will just kill at your next office meeting? Show them all how deadly serious you are about it with this new Office Assault: Sticky Note Gun. Never get caught on the draw(ing) again with this ultimate memo machine gun. Designed for those of you that are big on ideas and short on patience, the Office Assault: Sticky Note Gun will keep shooting blank pages like Tony Montana introducing you to his little friend. Designer Alex Marshall has rendered two color variations for your enjoyment: High Contrast and Steampunk.

0 Designer: Alex Marshall

Saving Soda Twister

Saving Soda Twister

This little object right here is called the “Legcap.” It’s designed by a really quick-thinkin fellow by the name of Jaeseok Han. It’s made for your bottles of water, bottles of soda pop, bottles of whatever you’ve got in a bottle. Because bottles of liquid, after opening, are often stored head-up, they lose their luster. Soda becomes flat because of the imperfect seal of the twist cap. What does the Legcap do? It flips the bottle on it’s head, sealing with the liquid itself the freshness. Sittin on it’s head, the bottle keeps its cargo safe!

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han

One Wrench to Rule Them Each

One Wrench to Rule Them Each

Or twist them all. In the dark! That’s what designer Junjie Zhang has on the brain, that intention in this project. This is a wrench that’s got several settings in one single piece of non-moving metal. One hunk. Tell me about this project, if you know about something similar, because it seems too simple to be true. One wrench, one shape that allows for several bolts to be twisted. Twisted all the way tight.

0 Designer: Junjie Zhang

Primaries in Routing

Primaries in Routing

Lemme ask you first if you know exactly what a CNC machine is? Do you? When I first had to write a post about one, I had to look it up! But I did a little reading, a little learning, then I knew what it was – something I WANTED. Take a look at all the things Yanko’s written about that have to do with a CNC machine and you’ll notice that it just doesn’t come up that often. But here one is: the “RedBlueCNC,” designed by Nick Santillan. This one’s spiffy. It’s got blue, it’s got red, it’s got yellow, it’s got the ability to take commands.

0 Designer: Nick Santillan

Geometry 101

Geometry 101

Like an M.C. Escher drawing that has no end, neither will your design ideas with the Versatile Wall Tiles Collection by designer Yigit Ozer. This design concept is essentially a wide V shaped tile that has just the right proportions to allows for a multitude of pattern ideas to be arranged. Making this a simple and unique way to highlight any flat surface. Now can someone point me to the door?

0 Designer: Yigit Ozer for Kutahya Seramik

Friday Giveaway: 2 Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers & 2 Ribbon Bottle Openers For Those Who Lead a Spicy Life!

Friday Giveaway: 2 Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers & 2 Ribbon Bottle Openers For Those Who Lead a Spicy Life!

I want to spice things up a bit today…For today’s give away: the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers + Ribbon Bottle Openers combo pack, you’ve got to tell me the one spicy dish you enjoy and what bottle would you open to cool down your fiery palate! Two witty folks can next time spice up their dishes using the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers and clink open Coke bottles with the Ribbon Bottle Opener! How tasty would that be! 

0 Contest Ends: Sunday April 25th, 11:59pm PST

Night of The Living Kitchen

Night of The Living Kitchen

This is bound to either blow your mind, give you the utter creeps, or do both. All are possible. This project is called the “Living Kitchen,” and you’re about to see some moving parts. Its got faucets shooting out at your head, trays and containers popping up under your family cat, the dog is running around the kitchen flipping out over the convenience of the whole thing. Madness! And how does it all work? Claytronics, of course!

0 Designer: Michaël Harboun

No More Water Down There

No More Water Down There

You’ve got a garage for your business. It’s down there. It’s below street level. Dangit! It seemed like a great idea until you realized you were in Fargo. It’s gonna flood! Ya! It’s gonna! You can’t avoid it! Unless of course you do, and how are you going to be doing that then? Use the “Floodbreak.” It’s spiffy. It comes up from the ground and it stops that water cold! I don’t know if it’s gonna do much against the snow though.

0 Designer: Floodbreak, LLC

Bus Handles as Fine Music Power

Bus Handles as Fine Music Power

Power up! While you’re jamming on down 1st Avenue, swinging from the bus poles on those hangers they’ve got there, what kind of power are you generating? I mean other than your body heat (everyone knows this is a whole lot of energy due to The Matrix, of course.) But what about that swing power? What about your whole body weight pulling down on that pole? We’ll whatddya know, here’s a project dealing with just that. It’s the “More+” bus handle and it’s going to power you up to Crazy Town.

0 Designer: Junjie Zhang

Ford Goes Holistic

Ford Goes Holistic

Cheaper, Better, Greener. No, that’s not the studio notes for the new Shrek movie. It’s Ford’s latest directive for their new START concept that brings back their keep-it-simple design roots. The Beijing International Auto Show was the stage for Ford’s unveiling of what promises to be a healthy exercise in green dreaming. Built from a combination of hybrid aluminum/high strength steel, the START keeps weight down without sacrificing safety. The body panels are made from deformable, pre-colored recyclable composites, eliminating the need for Earth damaging paints.