Pressing Out The Bacteria And Grime

Pressing Out The Bacteria And Grime

Lupe is this innovative iron which can cut down the 3 steps of doing laundry into 1. The 3 steps being: washing, drying and ironing. Swipe it over that blob of dirt on your favorite Tee, and watch it dry-clean, sanitize and iron it at, all at once. Am I being to futuristic about this? No ways! I think if appliances like this are made available, then Carrie Bradshaw and her single friends will have no issues with doing the dirty laundry!

0 Designer: Il-seop So

Nasty No-Touch Agreement

Nasty No-Touch Agreement

When you need to show the world that you represent street-warfare, you need to get a clown tattoo. When you want to show the world that you’d like to make PEACE with it, you’re going to need the “Pre-Handshake Handshake Device” by Dominic Wilcox. This handshake device is a made, one of a kind device that’s already been on display during the 2010 New York ICFF, now even photographs of it are flying off shelves. It must be a good idea.

0 Designer: Dominic Wilcox

LSA: Personal Pan Airplanes

LSA: Personal Pan Airplanes

Welcome to the future of aviation, if flying cars don’t have their way first. Marty! Where you at? Designers of this project tell of this new class of airplane that’s taking the private world of aviation by storm, that being the LSA “Light Sport Aircraft.” This class is between existing microlight and private pilot classes, and aims to make it easier and cheaper to get your smooth flying butt in the air!

0 Designers: Oyvind Roar Berven and Tomas Brodreskift

Cutting Back the Hills

Cutting Back the Hills

Designers at 24° Studio were given a task to create a structure for a pretty specific area of wetlands, a structure that not only provided passage through and safe space for people to enjoy, but one that did not present a danger to the wetlands now or in the future. The area: wetlands along Old Pacific Highway 101 in San Diego California. The solution: Cut Back Hills.

0 Designers: Fumio Hirakawa and Marina Topunova of 24° Studio

Pencil Sharpener?

Pencil Sharpener?

Apparently I’m out of the loop but some people grind their pencils against cement flooring to sharpen it so this handy dandy device called the Re-knife makes it a bit easier with a portable stone. One side is rough, the other smooth. Who knew? Would any of you use this?

0 Designers: Yitu Wang & Joy Zhang

A Vase Full Of Plugs

A Vase Full Of Plugs

I’d like to think of the “Draw Rose” project as a vase full of Rose Plugs! I doubt there are many who like having wires around; Bluetooth and wireless peripherals are the way to go. But if we do need to resort to extension cords, plugs and sockets and the wires-drama; may as well make it as appealing as rose plugs!

They’re Cute!

0 Designer: Han Hye-jin

Jazzing Up The Indian Piano

Jazzing Up The Indian Piano

Those of you who follow Indian music will know that the Harmonium plays a very integral part in Bollywood music compositions. The instrument per-se may not be used in the songs but when the movie director, music composer, singers and the hero of the movie, sit for “music sessions”, they rely on this instrument for composing the melody. Designers Amandeep Singh gives this dowdy wind instrument a fresh lease of life, by making it look as good as any swanky Yamaha piano!

0 Designer: Amandeep Singh

Time Telling Poles of Doom

Time Telling Poles of Doom

Actually these poles of doom are known as “Attrito” which is Italian for “friction.” Attrito is designed by Shane Roepe to be time bars indeed, each of them sitting parallel to the other, both of them identifying to you that moment in time you look upon them. Each bar has house and minutes (the minutes being listed in increments of 5) laser etched into the enclosure with an LED backlight. As the enclosure slides over the light, the light shows the time as it is then, precisely.

0 Designer: Shane Roepe

Tri to Turn Screws Tight

Tri to Turn Screws Tight

For those of you paying very close attention to every single post I personally have ever made, you know that for a while, about a year ago, I was working with some family members on refurbishing houses. During this time, of course, I came in certainly came in contact with my fair share of screwdrivers and screwdriver accessories. Lots of solutions out there for a problem that’s just never quite gonna get fixed, that being the one where you say “aw, heck, this just isn’t the bit I want right now, is it?”

0 Designer: Dong-gun KIM

Stool with Horns

Stool with Horns

Let’s talk about this antler stool. It’s called the “Antler Stool,” and it inspires in me a massive flashback. Check this old post out: Extremely Painful Furniture. Notice any similarities? Antlers! Hooray! What’s the difference? These one’s don’t hurt! Hooray! The chair we’re talking about today is also designed by a different designer, namely Kim jiyoun, who tells us that this stool turns any normal man into “Antler-Man” instantly!

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim

Illuminating Wood

Illuminating Wood

We’re on some wood kick today. This is awesomely fantastic. Designer Julian Robin designed a tricky piece of furniture. The Cub Lamp looks like a normal block of wood, until you turn it on. The interior of the Cub Lamp is etched with a leaf design. Not sure how large it is but a slight redesign could make it double as a stool.

0 Designer: Julian Robin

The Online Coat Rack

The Online Coat Rack

Love me a good coat rack but this is no ordinary Coat Rack. This one connects to the internet and makes suggestions on what jacket to wear by displaying it thru a very cool looking analog barometer. It’s playful and functional. We need more products like this.

0 Designer: Blair Ross

iPhone 4G Future Planning In Solid Wood

iPhone 4G Future Planning In Solid Wood

We know the iPhone 4G will soon grace us in about a week (unofficially) but that didn’t stop designers dreaming up awesome peripherals for it. The Wooden Wood dock is future planning for a device that we know you’ll be in line for. If the rumors are true, the mix of metal, plastic, and glass need something more substantial and eco-friendly than an ordinary dock. As Mr. Woodchuck would say, “is it made of … wood?”

0 Designer: Chris Chan