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

Rubbish Table!

Rubbish Table!

All you designers know you’re a messy bunch. Give you a table, a pencil, paper, eraser, sharpener and I’m willing to bet an artful pile of trash would build up all over the floors. No need to be a mess cat anymore. The La Gota Table has a hollow leg with a trash bin at the base. The opening is surrounded by ripples to prevent anything from mistakenly rolling in. The timber parts are made from reclaimed lumber and the table top –  a soy based polymer resin with bamboo fillers. HOT! I want one.

0 Designer: Timothy Emmott

Laser Precise Time

Laser Precise Time

The Reflectius Clock by Art Lebedev Studio has a whopping sixty rotating mirrors that successively reflect a single laser beam at precise angles to draw numbers. Complex triangular facets guild the beam to form the current time and showcase the efficiency and preciseness of a laser beam! Totally fascinating…don’t forget to check out the demo.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

The Perfect Gift For Your Woman

The Perfect Gift For Your Woman

It’s quite apparent that all ladies will have a soft corner for the Accessories MP3 Player. Honestly, how many MP3 players can be as subtle and discreet as this! Fashion statement, jewelry, bling…you name it, and it’s there! I adore the little loop earring that goes into the ear as headphones, now only if Cartier or Tiffany can get a whiff of this…

0 Designer: Lee Won-jun

Weiqi With No Chess Pieces

Weiqi With No Chess Pieces

The WU& a Chess Set eschews ancient runes and poggles for LEDs. The foldable silica gel chessboard rolls up for portability and if you can’t find a partner, the onboard computer will gladly make a worthy opponent. On another note, I was never able to master this form of chess but LEDs attract me like a moth to a flame so I may try again.

0 Designer: Guan Yi Quan

Your Light Slightly Hard

Your Light Slightly Hard

Perhaps you’re familiar with the term “Al Dente?” That’s the term used for noodles that are left just a little bit rigid (but not hard!) when being boiled before being used for a fine dish of spaghetti (or plenty of other lovely pastas.) It’s also the name of a fabulous restaurant in Beirut. The design team at .PSLAB BEIRUT were asked to do the lighting for this “Al Dente” restaurant, and I think you’ll find that it’s absolutely chewy with goodness.

0 Designer: .PSLAB BEIRUT