Sit on Sound

Sit on Sound

Available in your choice of a fabulous aluminum and brushed metal or GUNMETAL. Yes, you too can sit on sound. It’s the “Sound Lounge” from Sony! Actually a concept from non other than designer Sharifah Nasser, the sound blaster! This is a coffee table that is also a sound system. Depending on the house you’re in, they might not want you sitting upon it. Then again, you could happen upon it in the lobby or a record company, where they let you do whatever you like, just don’t steal the magazines.

0 Designer: Sharifah Nasser

MacBook 3D! Glasses Included

MacBook 3D! Glasses Included

2009 was the year of EVERYTHING IS TOUCHSCREEN but times-a-changing. I’m just gonna go ahead and make a prediction for 2010. We’re going to see a bag load of concepts with 3D-enabled technologies. Take a look at this MacBook 3D and get used to some of the features. It’s like any other MacBook except there are stereoscopic iSight cameras, a touchscreen trackpad (soooo 2009), and a hingeless spine design.

0 Designer: Tai Chiem

Electricity Is A Dangerous Game

Electricity Is A Dangerous Game

Developing countries and emerging economies are facing challenges in properly distributing and building out their electric grids. Unfortunately energy needs are now being met by people running the black market and many are getting hurt. Some people have resorted to stealing it by creating their own makeshift access lines leaving a tangled and hazardous mess behind. The TUME concept solves these issues by creating a new infrastructure that can grow just as fast as demand.

0 Designer: NOS Design

Friday Giveaway: Six City Rain Concrete Glasses To Say Cheers With!

Friday Giveaway: Six City Rain Concrete Glasses To Say Cheers With!

TGIF? The time of the week when you come home after a hard week’s work, unwind to some music, lounge on your recliner and sip scotch on the rocks! Total Paradise! If this is what you want to do next Friday (and many more), the least we can do is provide you with some awesome glasses to nurse your drinks in. We are giving away total 6 Concrete Glasses to 3 lucky people (2 each) who tell us: with whom they’ll raise a toast to using their swanky new set of City Rain Glasses.

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JAWS Revisited As A Mouse

JAWS Revisited As A Mouse

One can never picture sharks as these tender loving creatures thanks to the Hollywood hangover! Maybe this is why I have a mental block for the Shark Mouse Concept. The designers are convincing in their presentation: recyclable thermoplast body, minimum contact with the surface for reduced friction, slender design and chic aesthetics…

Maybe I should picture this more as a Necklace CarpetShark than a Great White and get over my musophobia!

0 Designers: Alireza Haji & Mahbod Ashraf

Two Hoods for Good

Two Hoods for Good

In this modern age of dual-uses for blankets, you might wonder why all the innovation has been taking place on early-morning television and 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon’s television channel choices. Well it’s not! There isn’t just a Slanket, there is THIS! This right here, the project we’re looking at in a moment right here, it’s called the “Minus 18″, and it’s made for a little bit of the ol’ wintertime picnic dinner. I bet you didn’t know people had picnics out in the cold snow, did you? Obviously you are not from Minnesota.

0 Designers: Marlen Hähle, Corinna Wolf & Anna Schermann

One Screen, One Nintendo

One Screen, One Nintendo

Welcome to the future of handheld gaming. I mean it. This is one of those futures in gaming that I’m really betting on. This project is sleek, it’s nice, it becomes flat, it’s basically everything I imagine the gaming industry hitting on in a few years. This project is a concept for a future class of Nintendo hand-held gaming, really similar to the current Nintendo DS in many respects. This one’s got a fully interactive 3-D interface. Basically the same amazing stuff you see in the newest Iron Man movie, all jammed in a cute little Nintendo.

0 Designer: Mario Troise

Bombs Away!

Bombs Away!

This is no aircraft. Nay! That’s all crampy. This is the future of transport. Elegance and a sensible arena for enjoyment of the trip. That’s what this is! From our friends in design 2-B-2 Architecture comes this modern marve; the “Bombardier Adventure,” a true adventure in passenger car for train mechanics. It’s got three decks, infinite niceness, and a lovely cool blue and green color scheme. Let’s get rollin!

0 Designer: 2-B-2 Architecture

Bookmark Does The Work For You

Bookmark Does The Work For You

The Page Chaser is a flexible bookmark that automatically marks the page as you turn them. Ordinary bookmarks can fall out and require you to correctly mark where you left off. Why waste all that precious brain power on something so mundane? The Page Chaser catches every page as you turn. It’s an incredibly simply design that never falls out. Cheap, easy to manufacture, and handy. Win in my book.

0 Designer: Hyeon Joo Lee

Alley Traffic Lights

Alley Traffic Lights

We don’t often think of congested alleys but in Korea they’re some of the busiest intersections where over 40% of accidents occur. Like a traffic light, the AISA is a 3 or 4 way signal. It’s made of titanium alloy with a round shape  to disperse direct forces. Small camera based sensors detect whenever foot, bike, or motor traffic approach and warns cross traffic with flashing LEDS. The color indicates the degree of danger and the flashing rhythm denotes speed.

0 Designer: Jeongseon Park

Another Power Saver Plug, Maybe

Another Power Saver Plug, Maybe

We have covered many power saving plugs in the past, but for once I think we have quite an amicable solution with the Sticord. The plug itself houses the on-off switch, and when pushed on, the internal pins connect to complete the circuitry and start the power flow. The main-plug also helps identify which device it belongs to. This aspect may come in handy at offices, where many gadgets/devices coexist.

0 Designer: Dongyeon Kim

Sleep On The Pavement, It’s Soft!

Sleep On The Pavement, It’s Soft!

A quirky series of bed sheets are available at the Snurk Bedding and the latest one to catch our fancy is the Le-Trottoir. Stark replica of a hard cold pavement block, complete with moss and old rusted metal covers, the styling screams the opposite of comfortable! Probably a gentle reminder that when you do get drunk and pass out on the pavement, it won’t be as cushy as this! And as always, a part of your purchase will go as donations to Dutch Homeless Youngsters Foundation.

0 Designer: Snurk Bedding

Truly the Wildest Blind

Truly the Wildest Blind

Bear with me here, this is a pretty interesting and therefor slightly difficult concept of a window covering to understand. What we’ve got here is a set of blinds. You know, the covering for windows. These are the blinds that run up and down in columns, but these are unique in that they drop like the horizontal type. There are four modes of dropping: all the way up, all the way down, halfway, and graph. What does the graph do? It takes the amount of time you’ve worked and played and graphs it on your window for the world to see!

0 Designers: Ishac Bertran and Gizem Boyacioglu