Recharging With The Rubik’s Cube

Recharging With The Rubik’s Cube

We have seen the Rubik’s Cube do a lot of stuff. In fact if you hit Rubik here, you get to see an MP3 Player, a Braille version and security codes. The Cube Magic here is a battery charger that works on the electro magnetic induction principles; play with the cube, harness some energy and covert it to juice for recharging gadgets. Awesome!

0 Designer: Zheng Weixi

Doggy Bone Is A USB Hub

Doggy Bone Is A USB Hub

The SMART • E is a smart USB Extender that saves you the embarrassment of pulling out the wrong plug out of the hub. Imagine losing out precious data or function just coz you pulled the wrong plug! How lame!

The practical dog-bone shape diversifies the sockets to the four ends and keeps the wires under control. Hopefully this won’t stay a concept for too long.

0 Designer: Emma Design Company

One Plate, Three Bits of Food

One Plate, Three Bits of Food

This is the plate right here. It’s got three plates, but it is also one plate. At the same time! At the exact same time, this plate is both one plate and three plates. How do you do!? You do so well, so well now that you’ve got this plate which separates all your foods into three in such a clever, clever way. You join your meal of several foods into one, yet the plates are not joined! Not joined until the food gathers together in a party in your stomach! Well no more.

0 Designer: Jean Marc Gady [ Buy it Here ]

A Bowl Made of Yarn

A Bowl Made of Yarn

Yeah, that’s right, you could put some apples in there, and they wouldn’t even fall out! What am I even talking about, you might be asking. I am talking about the MOA Basket Series of Elastic Yarn, that’s what I’m talking about! It’s so radical you’ll quit knitting that sweater you were making for your grandma and you’ll START making that yarn skull you’ve always wanted to make. And it’ll stand upright! Not like those crappy floppy skulls you see down at the market. Nay! These ones are rigid.

0 Designer: Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau for MOA

Wacky Energy Savings!

Wacky Energy Savings!

What’s green, plastic, transparent, huge, possibly good for energy savings, and makes your house look like a spectacular amazing fun room designed by Pee Wee Herman? That’s right! It’s two new designs from Farsad Ghaffarian! One of them is a roof for your home made out of simple, rollable plastic. For energy savings. Then the other one, this one is the “GreenBox”, which is a springy plastic box made to suck cold air from the floor up into itself. Also for superior energy savings!

0 Designer: Farsad Ghaffarian

Those Are Smart Bookends

Those Are Smart Bookends

There was a time when people described inanimate objects as “smart”, to indicate a certain level of class and appeal. The Book Stop by Cubo3 are simple bookends meant to evoke humor in a playful way. You know what? They look “smart” if I do say so myself; not because they’re cute, but because they’re reading. Clever clever. They’re made of double metal lamina and you can get them in many colors. Just hit up their site.

0 Designer: Cubo3

Sexy Audio Makes Unicorns Happy

Sexy Audio Makes Unicorns Happy

Take a look at the speakers next to your computer and ask yourself if they’re sexy. I’m going to assume you answered no and present you with the ICIC System of Computer Speakers by Lukasz Natkaniec. The simple shape was designed to help spread sound in a manner we all expect; slight angled up and out. No idea what it’s made of but the Unicorns are happy. Yes Unicorns are sad when your speakers suck. I’m not drunk this morning. I’m telling the truth. Don’t take me away. I’m sane I tells ya.

0 Designer: Lukasz Natkaniec

It's Ain't Over, 4th Chance To Win A bobble!

It’s Ain’t Over, 4th Chance To Win A bobble!

This is becoming quite the give-a-way isn’t it? Thanks to our friends at bobble, we’re not done yet. We’ve got 5 more bobble water bottles to giveaway this week. We’ve already notified winners from weeks 1, 2, and 3 so don’t let week 4 slip by. If you didn’t know, bobble is a water bottle with a built-in carbon filter good for 300 refills. Want one? All you have to do is enter by April 16th for a chance to win. Hit the jump to find out how!

0 Designer: bobble - Fan Them, Follow Them

Did You Hug Your Coffee Today?

Did You Hug Your Coffee Today?

The Alfredo Coffee Cup encourages you to get a bit more interactive with your daily cuppa. While the main coffee mug is made from wood, the redesigned saucer is made from ceramic. More like a cup lazing on a hammock, the overall effect of this set is that you can place your sugar and milk sachets comfortably in the tray below, while you caress your mug and share the warmth of the hot brew.

0 Designer: Emi Schenkelbach

Kodak Brownie Revived For The 2012 Olympics

Kodak Brownie Revived For The 2012 Olympics

Reviving the Kodak Brownie for the future Olympics is quite exciting and traditional, since Brownies were often made to commemorate events and anniversaries. Just to skim through a few details: this 2012 Olympic Kodak Brownie has been modeled as a ‘box Brownie’; specifically the Brownie Flash 3 from 1962. Proportionate to the Flash 3, the new avatar is 66% of the scale, representing the tech advances made since the original was discontinued.

0 Designer: James Coleman

Heartbeat Baby Bump Bump Bump

Heartbeat Baby Bump Bump Bump

How would you like to bump, bump it up? How healthy is your heart? Well even if you hate amazing beats, and even if you’ve got some sort of terrible heart condition, you can glance with glee at this fabulous watch by Seahope: the “Heart Beat Watch!” It’s got so many LED lights on it you wont know what to do with yourself. Perhaps tell the watch where to start? You’ve got LEDs spiking in all the right places. Your heart will soon be prone to swoon over it.

0 Designer: Seahope [ Buy it Here ]

Foundry at Cologne 2010!

Foundry at Cologne 2010!

Hooray Cologne! What’s better than a design fair in the spring? A design fair in the spring with Foundry! The design group known as Foundry, an excellent group of folks based in Singapore, just exhibited their new works in imm Cologne 2010 design fair. And wouldn’t you know it, they’ve shared a bit of that lovely tea-time with us! And now we share it with you!

0 Designer: Foundry

Intravenus de Milo

Intravenus de Milo

That’s how pretty this is! Believe it! Have you ever had the need for an infusion? Perhaps a bag of fresh fluids in your veins to clean you up a little bit, or maybe you’re low on blood? Sometimes when this is a need, you also just happen to be living in New York, where you’re not allowed to sit still for more than a couple minutes or you’ve lost your job and lifestyle! So what do you do? You get a “Hook Man!” Designed by Chaozhi Li, a fabulous inventor who’s got style on the mind as well! When I first saw this design, I thought it was for some Tron body armor!

0 Designer: Chaozhi Li