Book Pills

Book Pills

So you’ve got all the book shelves, yes? I bet you don’t have a stack of pill-shaped bookshelves. Take a peek at this stack of shelves right here. Made of flexible inner materials (aluminum or iron) and a little bit more flexible material (rubber or sponge), plus the outer shell of plastic. That’s a recipe for a good time. A good time with amazing bookshelves.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park

LED Destroys Incandescent Forever

LED Destroys Incandescent Forever

I’m not sayin this lamp is going to kill incandescent lamps altogether, but it’s gonna slay some of them I bet, for sure. It’s called the “Allure” and it’s a pretty amazing floor lamp. It looks like a fantastic set of tentacles. Multiple light sources from the same lamp – that’s amazing! Amazing! And not only that, but while the lamp base is meant to stay in place on the ground, the lamp post rotates. Excellent!

0 Designer: Zhiqiang Liu

Autonomous Power Train Power

Autonomous Power Train Power

Welcome to the future of mobility. See here a concept about the way we’re about to be getting around. Cars controlled by robot brains, cargo containers for 20, 24, 40 passengers at a time. Entertainment screens on the backs of seats. Swivel chairs. And bright, shiny colors!

0 Designer: Francisco Lindoro and Philipp Divitschek

This Time It’s A Sexy Watch

This Time It’s A Sexy Watch

Besides it’s sexy looks, what I like most about the OXY Watch is that it’s unisex. Routine specs like Time, Date, Calendar, and Alarm are included, but what makes it stand out is its gorgeous E-ink display. It’s been conceived in several versions with stainless steel and colored leather strap combos, encasing a monochrome display with mineral glass. XKALIA Typography has been used to display the numerics, which really goes well with the styling.

0 Designer: Adrián Castro

Armadillo Head Protection

Armadillo Head Protection

A helmet that’s made to protect your head with the intelligent design of thousands of years of animal evolution. The armadillo (aka the Tatoo) has not one large shell, but many little plates for protecting it’s hide from danger. The Tatoo helmet uses not one giant piece of plastic and foam to protect the head, but many little ones, protection provided courtesy of EPP : expanded polypropylene.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat

Compass, Show Me The Light

Compass, Show Me The Light

Stop right there! Why make a compass digital? Couldn’t I just find north using a real-deal analog compass? Why yes! But this compass right here doesn’t tell you north, south, east, and west, it tells you the direction you want to go! No more maps for you. No more reliance on the magnets of the world! No more even relying on the electricity of the world, this little puck right here has a dynamo for hand charging. How about that?

0 Designers: Francisco Lindoro and Regimantas Vegele

Splendiferous Propeller-like Structure

Splendiferous Propeller-like Structure

Kindness! In commemoration of 400 years of friendship between the Netherlands and New York, this fabulous building was constructed. For the public, the “New Amsterdam Plein & Pavillion” will provide info about upcoming events in the area as well as larger events in The Netherlands. It’ll also serve as a food an beverage outlet with seating on the outside. Feed and celebrate at this fantastic new landmark!

0 Designer: Ben van Berkel of UNStudio

Light Up Some Memory

Light Up Some Memory

Dedicated to Phillumeny, the Phillu is a matchbox shaped portable memory storage device with matchsticks that have 5 GB storage capacity. Nine sticks in the box, essentially translating to 45 GB collective capacity. The trick is that you really need to light the sticks to transfer the data.

0 Designers: Emir Rifat ISIK & Burak Kaynak

Boston Gets A Boa

Boston Gets A Boa

Can the Dubai real-estate slump be blamed on ambitious projects that tried to recreate mini magical kingdoms? Don’t know, however that’s not stopped the designers from their creative thinking so let’s overview a challenging project that’s aimed for Boston residents. Christened The Boa (Boston Arcology), this floating city isn’t worried about the threat of rising oceans, because it’s equipped with “techniques of today and has been researched to be totally feasible.” Read on to know more…

0 Designers: E. Kevin Schopfer, AIA, RIBA with Tangram 3DS

One Canister of Childbirth

One Canister of Childbirth

Hey so that young one you delivered a few weeks ago? Man, you shoulda waited a while! You could’ve used this lovely kit! Inside you’ll find everything you need to assist in an out-of-hospital experience. Pad for the lady to lie on. Hospital scrubs and rubber gloves. Surgical mask. And the best part? The clamp.

0 Designer: Paco Lindoro and Francisco Lindoro

Poolside Roadside Lounge

Poolside Roadside Lounge

So you’ve got an aparthotel (apartment/hotel) somewhere and you want to add a poolside bar between the ol’ water hole and the road. But there’s only a small strip! What do you do? You use the ENTIRE SPACE and not only make a bar, but a bar and lounge, and not just for the aparthotel, but for the entire public.

And make it hecka sleek.

0 Designer: Tiago Miguel A.M.S. Rosado

Melts in Your Brain, Not in Your Hand

Melts in Your Brain, Not in Your Hand

Hi, crimestoppers! It’s that time again, time to recite the video game designer’s oath! Repeat after me! I will devote myself to thinking of amazing ideas, not dismissing them because normal people wouldn’t think they were ever possible or necessary! [Repeat here.] Good! That’s the only rule! Today’s subject is the WiiThink. One WiiVisor later and you’ve got a game controller for the elderly!

0 Designer: Jonathan Thai

The Business Of Re-potting Plants

The Business Of Re-potting Plants

I’m not so updated with the green business, but I’m sure folks who have an active green thumb understand the nuances of “Re-potting a Plant” and the burden that comes with proper transfer of plants from one pot to the other. Re-flowerpot looks at doing away with the heartbreak of losing a sapling due to its incorrect transfer. The pot simply breaks-up into two parts, kinda like a mold for your soil and plant. Happy Re-potting to you!

0 Designer: Hyunjun Kim