A Fusion of Flower Framework

A Fusion of Flower Framework

Not so much to keep the flower upright, but to keep it alive! It is two in one. It is the most basic brilliance, the most simplistic, smart design – two of hearts, two hearts that beat as one! In this case, two bits of pottery, made one. Instead of there being a pot with a hole or holes below it being held by a saucer that would hold water, it’s both of those things in one piece! Take a peek and drip a little dribble.

0 Designer: Uli Budde

Steppy Steppy Clean

Steppy Steppy Clean

How many showers do you know that’r self-sufficient? None! Except what, what is this? A shower that powers itself! It’s called the “Eco Shower,” designed by Paul Frigout, and it’s rather steppy. Steppy, you’ve got to move your feet to make it work. As you step, you generate the power you need to make the water go woosh! As water flows through a turbine in the showerhead, electricity is produced, energy that’s used then to heat the water. Then there’s the blocks…

0 Designer: Paul Frigout

Time Shant Stop Until We Reach...

Time Shant Stop Until We Reach…

Equilibrium! Yes, until all scales are equal, all minds at rest, every video program recorded to VHS cassette, time must go on! And if you want to know where it is, where it was, and where it’s going, you’re gonna need a watch! And what better watch to slap on your wrist at a time like this than the “Equilibrium Watch” from Projects Design. It’s got all the creative time display you need.

0 Designers: Projects Design [ Buy it Here ]

Smart Street Lights Know How To Bloom

Smart Street Lights Know How To Bloom

The street lights in my area have a mind of their own and flicker into life on whim. So when I hear of concepts like the Sustainable City Lights, it makes me go green with envy. It’s not asking too much for an intelligent lighting system that harnesses the solar and wind energy for itself. Lampposts intuitive enough to beam up the LEDs only when people are around, else emit a soft glow! Ah, Wishful Thinking

0 Designer: Philips Design

It's Not Rollercircle, It's 3D!

It’s Not Rollercircle, It’s 3D!

It’s called “Rollersphere,” and it’s coming to run you the heck over! I would not get in the way of this one, let me tell you that. I’d mostly expect it to be the work of otherworldly being if I saw it rolling smoothly down the highway. What the heck! Let’s have a little discussion about it! It’s designed by Krasimir Emilov Asenov out of Bulgaria and it’s dependent on electricity. Not just one electrical engine, but several, each of them powered by an accumulator battery and a nice new solar energy system.

0 Designer: Krasimir Emilov Asenov

Robot Lovers, Spike Jonze, and Absolut

Robot Lovers, Spike Jonze, and Absolut

Lovers of indy video, robot heads, and the masterful mind of master director Spike Jonze, you’re in for a treat. Spike Jonze has created a short film, “I’m Here,” about how enriched a life can become having been introduced to creativity – in a female robot. It’s the story of the male robot librarian who is gaining this enriched life, the adventurous, free spirited lady robot who helps him, and a little bit of music too! Moonrats to the rescue!

0 Designer: Spike Jonze

Touch The Whale Tail

Touch The Whale Tail

I have this awesome yet odd fascination with whales. There’s a majesty about them you can’t quite touch so I live vicariously thru cetacean inspired design. The Whale Humidifier doesn’t do anything extraordinary but it’s in the shape of a whale for godsakes! That’s an automatic win in my book. The touch sensitive tail activates the device and as expected, steam comes out of the blowhole. A hoi hoi!

0 Designer: Arthur Xin

Sit On The Canadian Flag

Sit On The Canadian Flag

To celebrate the 2010 Winter Games, Ligne Roset and Livingspace collabed (not a real word but using it anyways) on the “Ottoman”. Well that’s a straight forward name. If you look real close, the two-toned 100% wool piece has contrast stitching highlighting the familiar maple leaf. Yay Canada!

0 Designer: Ligne Roset and Livingspace

Pencil Printer Part Two

Pencil Printer Part Two

The refined Pencil Printer part II comes with detailed explanations and a better understand of saving the environment from paper trash and permanency of Ink! In here we see how the lead shavings feed the cartridge toner and prints effortlessly on paper. Mistakes are easily erased, and once the crappy memo is done with…you can erase all the gibberish and re-use the paper. A true test of erasing skills!

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Seunghwa Jeong & Jin-young Yoon

Doomed Table

Doomed Table

Most often designers produce encores, totally diminishing the meaning of exclusive and limited editions. This Table Will Self Destruct is a series of tables that are so unique and will not go into second productions. The top of the table is structured as a grid of concrete pixels, so with each new piece one pixel is removed from the design, thus following the rules of self-destruction! Mass production and handmade craftsmanship are both addressed with this design…it will be in production until the shape is no longer practical.

0 Designers: Donna Piacenza & Jody Work [ Buy it Here ]

Do Origami For Play

Do Origami For Play

The unique part of the PLAY MP3 Player is the way it works. It functions by either folding or sliding. To play the music, fold the player into half to form the icon ” ▶”. To rewind the music, slide one of pieces to make icon ” ▶▶”. To stop the music, unfold the play triangle to a square or ” ■ “. PLAY MP3 Player most definitely adds a new dimension in MP3 designs! What do you think?

0 Designers: Jun Pyo Kim, Keun Sol Kim, Sung Mi Kang & Joo Hee Park

Cooking Up The Eco Greens

Cooking Up The Eco Greens

The Green Cuisine takes inspiration from the Japanese Teppanyaki steakhouse style of cooking and serving. Hosts and guest get comfy in the cooking area where preparation and consumption form the part of the eco-routine. Food is cooked in appliances like the Healthy Steamer, Smart Kettle & Cups, and Cooking Modules, that work together on an interactive Kitchen Table. The integrated performance indicator monitors and displays energy consumption, giving you a fair idea of how Green you have been!

0 Designer: Philips Design

Eiffel Broom & Vroom!

Eiffel Broom & Vroom!

Ah! Only if Harry Potter could use this for Quidditch, but a rounded broom won’t help him fly higher or faster. It will merely help him catch all the cobwebs and dust from his quarters in the Gryffindor dorm. Now that the House Elves like Dobby have Hermione’s support… it’s the Eiffel Broom, as the next gift for Harry and Ron!

0 Designers: Min Seok Song & Jung Gi Seo