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

Motion Sensor Magic

Motion Sensor Magic

The Area lamp brings interactive lighting to a whole new level with its micro-motion sensors that allow the user to illuminate only specific sections with just a simple hand gesture. Without even touching it, simply wave your hand under the surface to activate the LEDS you want. Do the same to turn them off! Its perfect for work or the kitchen, but we want it just for the party tricks! Watch it in action —>

0 Designer: Matthias Pinkert

Who Moved My Cheese

Who Moved My Cheese

The Cheese Camera is an initiative to educate and empower the young children, though the world of photography. This community initiative hopes to forge friendships across borders. It aims to give an insight into the cultural and social background of children from across the globe. The DIY camera is supposed to be used by children to take pictures of their life and then the memory card to be collected and exchanged by the community. Donations, cheese and a sense of belonging have been tied up neatly with this project.

0 Designer: Jae Jin Lee

Single-Person Cooking

Single-Person Cooking

S.I.A.M. fits perfectly into the kitchen of a singleton. It’s basically a built-in hood and induction cooker. Ideal for quick dishes that require stir-frying, the cooker folds up when not in use. The action of opening and closing the cooker, automatically switches it on or off. I kinda like its form and I think it will fit well in a compact kitchen.

0 Designers: Hye-Rim Lee and Tae-Ryung Byun

Light Curve

Light Curve

Curve is an office task lamp that offers flexibility in terms of both positioning and illumination. The telescopic structure and angle can be easily adjusted for a variety of tasks like studying or sketching. The versatile, vertical design can be adapted to different activities in any office environment or studio while saving space. 

0 Designer: Fatma Köstekli

Timepiece Trio

Timepiece Trio

Designer Mercea Andronescu describes her Revolve watch concept as just a “little project” but we think this timepiece is hugely awesome. The design is divided into 3 separate bracelets- 1 each for the hours, minutes and seconds. They clasp together with magnets, but can be worn individually or apart on each wrist, depending on the user’s preference. See how it works in the vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Mircea Andronescu

Teeter Totter Twin Bench

Teeter Totter Twin Bench

The core of this seating design lies in its legs! The Twin Bench has a playful, interactive character… is simple and easy to assemble… and flat pack ready. All this and it’s composed of just 3 elements! Carefully placed cut-outs in the top make it possible for the interchangeable legs to be switched from the ends to the middle, transforming a standard bench into a seesaw for two!

0 Designer: Andrea Rekalidis

James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlisted

James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlisted

650 projects from 18 countries have been whittled down to a final shortlist. Twenty inventions are to be put to James Dyson who will choose the international winner on 711/07/2013 to which they will receive £30,000. Last year’s international winner Dan Watson, developed a SafetyNet, a device to encourage the sustainability of fishing. With the money and support from the James Dyson Award, Dan has now finished prototyping and his device will be taken for sea trials. Hit the jump for our shortlisted favorites!

0 Competition: James Dyson Award 2013, shortlisted entries

Three Times The Suds

Three Times The Suds

The 3in1 is an efficient refill container for your bathroom toiletries. The container features three different dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and bathing gel. The packaging is innovative in the sense that you can have sequential use of your products and at the same time have a bottle that uses lesser space. Kinda neat like the multicolored 5-in-1 pens I have with me!

0 Designer: Jungjune Seo

Fancy Surgical Tool is so Future is Now!

Fancy Surgical Tool is so Future is Now!

Surgical work requires a level or hand precision artisans would envy but years of repetitive motion can leave doctors with various levels of carpal tunnel. Enter the Stratos™, a new all-in-one device for endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Among a number of innovations, the Stratos™ handle houses scraper and blade attachments which are automatically deployed with a flip of a switch. Consider that many surgeries take hours on end, this new tool enables doctors to do their job without tiring out their wrists and hands. Need more of this!

0 Designers: A.M. Surgical, Inc. & Carbon Design Group

Tangible Sounds of the City

Tangible Sounds of the City

One word best describes the latest design from Estudio Guto Requena – LOUD! The Noize Chair is the result of a sound experiment where recorded noise from the streets of the designer’s native São Paulo, Brazil were digitally applied to the form of a classic chair before being 3D printed. In a sense, the city’s voices and suburban noise are relived in both the design process and with every look at this creative concept! Check out the video to learn more about the process.

0 Designer: Estudio Guto Requena & META-D

Spinal Lamp

Spinal Lamp

The big brother of the original smaller version, the Hanko Large Suspension Light is composed of 80 individually cut plywood pieces held together by an acrylic frame and 3 steel cables. The vertebrae-like structure’s circular illumination is made possible with a flexible, silicon coated, white LED tube light. Mostly diffused by the plates, the light source is visible at different points depending on the user’s perspective.

0 Designer: Ian Cameron