It's A Portable Talking Box

It’s A Portable Talking Box

Designer Bill Gould hates mobile phones but broke down and bought one. Amused at the thought, his coworkers asked for a picture and Mr. Gould came up with the Edi-Mobile concept as a joke. With a background in Industrial Archeology, he designed a phone Edison would have loved. The crank initiates the call and there’s a slide out numeric keypad, but the best bit is the 50 lb lead battery required to operate it. Unlimited text messaging not included.

0 Designer: Bill Gould

Globen Up Your Life

Globen Up Your Life

Lemme ask you this, do you know what a tureen is? Chances are you’ve got one in your home, beware! It’s a dish with a cover, basically. More like a bowl. And lots and lots of people have it, or something like it. Our pal Apostol Tnokovski saw this particular piece of kitchenware as essential, common, and in sore need of an update. So A.T. decided to turn up the volume, making this dish a globe.

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

Custom & Tailored, Shirts My Way Review

Custom & Tailored, Shirts My Way Review

First impressions are an important. Once the resumes have gone out, the phone calls returned, and the invitation extends to finally meet; it’s time to seal the deal. You need to convey a sense of professionalism and originality in the most subtle of contexts. Fashion plays a key role in emoting all of those ideas. Start with the basic dress shirt, but I want you to go one step further. Get a custom tailored dress shirt and the easiest way is online. Hit the jump for my review of Shirtsmyway.com.

0 Designer: YOU! (Buy it here)

A Simple Problem Deserves A Simple Solution

A Simple Problem Deserves A Simple Solution

Notice how most umbrella straps and fasteners only work unilaterally? Roll it up the wrong way and you’ve gotta undo it and start over. It’s never been an annoyance for me since I always make sure to roll it up the right way but that doesn’t mean it’s a problem that should be ignored. The Double Sided Umbrella uses a magnetic peg and ring so no matter which way you roll up the umbrella, it fastens in place.

0 Designers: Plenty

Sikker Is For Safety

Sikker Is For Safety

Oh but it’s much much more. The Sikker (Danish for safety) is a jack of all trades baby monitor, radio, alarm clock, and watch. One bracelet stays on baby; the other on parent. The units work in tandem with the base station to transmit basic biometric data about baby’s condition like temperature. The units also transmit sounds and even remotely play music for baby.

0 Designers: Jessica Mendoza & Henoc Monte

This Clock is Not Upside Down

This Clock is Not Upside Down

Hello you late to bedders, did you know we’re awake at the same time? The darkness makes it seem like you’re alone, but I will haunt you FOREVER! No, actually, what I’m saying is that lots of people, especially people who spend the majority of their time on these internets, stay up very late into the night (and usually into the morning then too.) Darkness, that’s where it’s at. It’s where all the good stuff happens if it’s winter, and it’s where it’s funny to run around in a tshirt in the summer. But once inside, we gonna need us a clock.

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Laptop Morphs Into A Briefcase

Laptop Morphs Into A Briefcase

What strikes me most about the Playing By Heart (quite a fascinating name for a laptop!) concept is the simplistic way it tries to achieve its set goals. The goals being: portability, smooth looks, multi-level elevation, cooling & sleek form. All it takes is a handle on the back-end of the laptop, steel or aluminum finish for the cover and you have a rocking Laptop Briefcase in your hands! Think about it…no more laptop covers or sleeves either!

0 Designer: Zhang Shouze

All the Canes in All The World

All the Canes in All The World

And this is EASILY the best one ever. Best possible cane. Why? Because it’s made out of a broom handle. That’s right! What better use is there, besides stabbing zombies in their utterly exposed brain matter, for a broom?! None. It goes zombie stabbing, Walking Cane designed by Itay Laniado, then maybe cleaning up the floor. That’s in order of what’s best to do with a broom, not the order you’re supposed to use the broom in. Then it’s just the opposite.

0 Designer: Itay Laniado

This is No Imperial Lamp

This is No “Imperial” Lamp

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a lamp the last thing that comes to your mind when you think of the title “AT-AT Walker?” Me, for me, it does. It’s the last thing. But hold on here, wait, take a look at the lamp that goes with that title. It does bear a…very striking resemblance to the Star Wars dark side machine of death, does it not? Yes it does. And it’s a lamp! Who would have thought? It’s made by Life Goods for Ormond Editions to be a futuristic fantasy of luxury lighting.

0 Designer: Life Goods for Ormond Editions

Friday Giveaway: Win FOUR SETS Of GrowFrames by Trevor Elliott

Friday Giveaway: Win FOUR SETS Of GrowFrames by Trevor Elliott

In this digicam era there still exist old school folks who prefer photo albums and frames on the mantle place. Frames for pictures do have their own charm and no modern gizmo-digital frame can replace it. The GrowFrame are timeless handmade wooden frames with powerful hidden magnets inside, that allow you configure your own unique set. This Friday you stand a chance at winning FOUR SETS of GrowFrames (a set of 4 – 3×3 squares) for your cherished photographs. Details Inside.

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For The Love Of Steampunk

For The Love Of Steampunk

It’s tough keeping a track on futuristic iterations of computers, so backtracking into the forgotten era sometimes spring up surprises. This retro-steampunk gem is a customized work of art which uses lots of wood and a good measure of brass to get in the right effects. As the designers put it “These custom-made keyboards, framed monitors and computers are completely functional, but with a 19th century/ steampunk aesthetic.”

0 Designer: Old Time Computer

Not A Speck Of Dust In Sight

Not A Speck Of Dust In Sight

Remember the scene in FRIENDS when Monica finishes vacuuming the room and then removes a small handy vacuum to clean up the big one? The Dustpan Vacuum continues the saga….

Shaped as a dustpan to efficiently gather in all the grime; the vacuum system nestled inside the handle, then sucks up the dirt. Accompanied with its special brush, it gets the job done faster. I’m no Monica, but my desk could sure use this!

0 Designer: IlGu Cha

Lawn Mower Scooter

Lawn Mower Scooter

The title and images say it all. Mowing lawns suck. It’s a back breaking and boring task unless you have a riding mower. But for those of us with small yards, the Lawn Mower Scooter is aces. The electric motor drives the blades and scooter. All the cuttings are stored in a transparent bin in the front. I’m already imagining weekend lawn mower races with my neighbors.

0 Designer: Vicky Petihovski