The Joy of Biking

The Joy of Biking

Flexi-Bike poses a challenge to design thinkers and engineers, but in a very good and creative way. Sporting an informative LED display, the bike is quite whimsical in its style and approach. I am not sure how feasible this design is, but for sure it is thought provoking and bound to bring about a healthy debate. So what are you waiting for… bring it on….let me know your thoughts; yay or nay?

0 Designer: Hoon Yoon

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

You best know him as the man behind the red dot awards – concept design, Singapore, however I know Ken Koo as the visionary behind many design initiatives across this island country. We almost lost him to the world of finance, with his degree in accountancy; Ken began his career with numbers. But like they say … Accenture’s loss is now the design fraternity’s gain! I hope to turn my many conversations with Ken into a bustling series, and that you readers and I can pick his brains on topics related to the business of design.

0 Editorial by Ken Koo

2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

That’s all folks! The 2013 Electrolux Design Lab has officially wrapped! Over 1700 designers put their concepts to the test, and only 8 of the most talented prevailed to go on to the grand final in Stockholm, Sweden. But only ONE would emerge to snag the title, some cash, and a year’s worth of bragging rights! And… the moment you’ve all been waiting for….

Goose Down & Quilted Sofa

Goose Down & Quilted Sofa

Brilliant! I absolutely adore this big, cushy, comfy, plushy sofa from Gervasoni. The Nuvola collection consists of a lounge chair and sofa from a multilayer and solid wood frame, upholstered with differentiated density polyurethane foam covered by a goose down and polyester fibre quilting. All this and the covers are removable for easy washing.

0 Designer: Gervasoni

Two Uses To A Mouse

Two Uses To A Mouse

I was asked to give 10 creative ways to use a pencil, other than for writing…some of the answers that I came up were: as a hair-knot clip, chopsticks, stirrer… you get the drift, right? Similarly, a creative way of using a mouse, other than with the computer is – a pen! A Folding Pen Mouse!

0 Designer: Yoon Son

Scan With Fingertips

Scan With Fingertips

The Fingear is a fingertip scanner that can be used by the visually challenged people to scan and know what object they are touching. The device uses Bluetooth to connect and transmit the information to a hearing aid, popped into the ear. For example, if the user scans his finger over a flower, the earpiece communicates the same.

0 Designer: Dongseong Jeong

Clip Power

Clip Power

The Clip Socket is a new way of looking at power strips. It breaks away from the traditional design of a plug and socket combo and instead explores the possibility of using a clip-on system. Designed to be safe and for extended use, this could be the next-gen in electrical innovations.

0 Designer: Sohyeon Kim

Smart Mug Displays Temperature, Yay or Nay?

Smart Mug Displays Temperature, Yay or Nay?

I was browsing through my feeds yesterday morning and found this Kickstarter project that kinda turned me onto the idea of assistive tableware. Imagine plates that tell you to stop eating because you’re fat, or a rice bowl that flashes red whenever you inadvertently stick your chopsticks upright – total faux pas. The Smart Mug displays the current liquid temperature via a series of LED lights.

0 Designer: Evita Krumina, Kickstarter

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Team Up for (RED)

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Team Up for (RED)

Iconic designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson aren’t two names I expect to see together on the same by-line but there they are on a one-of-a-kind desk machined from a single piece of aluminum. It almost seems like the perfect marriage – Newson’s typical swoopy/curvy lines in lieu of anything sharp in one of Ive’s favorite materials. The eye-popping table top grabs most of the attention with its oversized cellular surface pattern.

0 Designers: Jony Ive & Marc Newson  Built by: Neal Feay

Creative Refrigeration

Creative Refrigeration

With apartments getting smaller these days, conventional kitchen forms are getting modular and so are our appliances. The Bil-Live Refrigerator is a module that fits into the wall, thus taking up very little space. Fridge comes integrated with a table, making it easy to dine in the limited space. Hit the jump for more details by the designers.

0 Designers: Jin-seok Kwon & Hosuk Jihyun

The Perfect Soak

The Perfect Soak

The Andante offers a new paradigm of bathroom by offering a unique way to fill up the tub. Instead of using a traditional faucet, the tub fills up from the bottom, giving the effect of water permeating from the floor. Kinda like an ocean effect; something that me-likes!

0 Designer: Jun Young Park

The Latest in the Cafe Racer Comeback

The Latest in the Cafe Racer Comeback

The spirit of the 1960s cafe racer motorcycle lives on in Andre Fangueiro’s Cafe Fixie Hybrid bike. It doesn’t have the obvious horizontal, flat form of the motorcycle, but its lean, stripped-down appearance and shape mimic the original measurements, angles, and lines. Unlike the cafe racer, however, the Cafe Fixie Hybrid is more than just a styling exercise with its functional belt-drive single gear system.

0 Designer: Andre Fangueiro

Shelf Conscious

Shelf Conscious

Elemotions Triabook shelving system is stripped to the bare-essentials without sacrificing original style. The 3-shelf design fuses artisanal leather tooling with raw wood for a custom, textural look. From the shabby chic apartment to urban loft, its go-flat functionality makes it a must have for dwellings with limited space.

0 Designer: Elemotions