Relish The Sound Of Silence

Relish The Sound Of Silence

The hectic fast-pace life that we lead makes us accustomed to many sounds and vibrations that literally become a part of our existence. Sounds of chirping birds and scampering squirrels may be alien but a flying jet or sirens make us comfortable. Something is wrong in this equation and if getting back to the roots (better still-meditation), is what we desire, then blocking out all external noises and channeling our inner peace is what we should be looking at. Ecocoon is just for that!

0 Designer: designaffairs STUDIO

The Underwear Washing Machine

The Underwear Washing Machine

Reusing water is what’s best for underwear. And if you don’t wear underwear, you probably know someone who does. Seriously basically everyone wears underwear. And most of those people have clean underwear on, or at least underwear that was clean when they put them on. Why? Because they ALL use this machine, every single one of them. It’s called the “Mr. Klein” and it uses reused, reusable water.

0 Designer: Yoon Kisang

Replacing Candle-lit Dinners With Firefly

Replacing Candle-lit Dinners With Firefly

The Firefly Table is honestly a very neat concept that I can foresee being snapped into production. Intended for outdoor cafés and restaurants, the idea is to use a solar lamp instead of romantic candlelights for illumination. The centrally placed lamp pops up to emit a soft glow while projecting any form of branding (via stencils) to the floor-space below. Imagine being “popped the question” in this unique fashion, or even attracting sponsors with this extra added value. Tobasco, Heinz, you listening?

0 Designer: Vuk Dragovic

Not a Mug, A Chair

Not a Mug, A Chair

I couldn’t stop thinking “Una-Mug” when I first saw this project. That’s not the name at all! It’s called “Umarmung,” and it’s basically a floor-level-chair. Sort of defeats the purpose, yes? No way! This project is inspired by the ancient tradition of floor-sitting culture in Japan. During research, the designers were surprised to find that the only similar product to theirs was the zaisu chair (legless chair) of the tatami room.

0 Designer: Cheungvogl

Stub The Butt On An AshPlate

Stub The Butt On An AshPlate

Question to all smokers out there…how do you normally put out your cigarette? Most people I know just stub it under their foot, and obviously mess up the floor. Keeping this natural motion in mind is the AshPlate, a manhole-esque cover for public smoking zones. The hollow beneath the cover collects all the stubs, while giving the smoker the satisfaction of stamping his light. The floor plate form was finalized after a study of smokers’ postures (sitting, standing and squatting) was taken into consideration. The pole with the hole looks practical too.

0 Designer: Kang Kyeyoung

Balanced Diet For Two

Balanced Diet For Two

So you lovebirds think you can lead a balanced life, eat balanced meals and stay on the same wavelength on every issue? I got a test for you two; try eating from this SeeSaw Dining Plate! It’s got only one rule….the plate must stay balanced at all times; similar pace with similar actions will help you through! If you’re out of sync, you’ll break the equilibrium and obviously fail my test. Hands Up all those who would like to give it a try!

0 Designer: Daniel Ballou

Keep Moving With A Little Help

Keep Moving With A Little Help

Time is a good healer but without grit, determination and efforts, the range of motion to the affected limbs of a Stroke patient can take longer to recover than expected. Move On is a temporary training device that helps patients recover faster and get over their motion awkwardness. Apparently the muscle signals of those affected by a stroke are too low for complete contraction, but when Move On is strapped to the patient, it senses adynamic muscle signals and translates them into a desired movement.

0 Desoigner: Matthias Menzel

When We Are, When We Will Be

When We Are, When We Will Be

Hello past, it is the future, now would like to know if it can make a call. Time, what you got. Time, what you want. Here’s a watch for you to focus. It’s time not to look to the future, nor the past, nay! It is time to focus on the now, the here, the present. Projects Design presents a lovely watch you can wear on your wrist with a display that tells the time in a neatly unique way. View it now and know what time it is.

0 Designer: Projects Design [ Buy it Here ]

Lights From On High

Lights From On High

Hey ther nighttime, how you livin? It’s all dark and whatnot. How are you going to read signs when your out there? You’re totally drunk! I’ve got the solution for you right here. Lights at night, nightlights. This project goes by the name of “Intersection Signalétique.” It’s pretty! Lights from up in the sky, down to the street, up into your eyeballs. As advertisement, as direction, as decoration.

0 Designer: Quartier Des Spectacles

Unique Sink City

Unique Sink City

That’s where we’re about to go. We’re, you and me’re about go to sink city, and we’re gonna love it. These sinks are made in collaboration between Cactus Designers and Vaskéo. In their fiery design love, they’ve created a set of four sinks that any reasonable futuristic looking sink seeking fellow or lady would be glad to own. In fact, my mother owns one very similar to the first image you’re going to see. She is the envy of all her peers.

0 Designer: Cactus Designers and Vaskéo

I Got Kitchen Envy, Thanks Henrybuilt

I Got Kitchen Envy, Thanks Henrybuilt

Jealous of that kitchen? I sure am. The Integrated Bar Block by Henrybuilt is an additional piece to the free standing island but looks meant to be. Each Bar Block is handmade from solid wood to extend any kitchen system with a bevy of drawers, storage, and cutting boards. Seriously, I’m looking into my kitchen with disdain. We often see elaborate kitchens in magazines when the reality is most of us have tiny ones. This is a perfect example of crafted functionality for real kitchens.

0 Designer: Henrybuilt

No Numbers Or Hands, But It Tells Time

No Numbers Or Hands, But It Tells Time

Watch concepts without traditional numerics and even analog hands? Minimalism to its extreme – or at least that’s what designer Robert Dabi is pitching. His ZERO watch has two discs  (one each for hours and minutes) that spin to tell time. My problem with many numeric-less concepts is difficulty in reading them. The ZERO looks like it may avoid that because I have no problems reading it. No word if it’ll hit the market but the flexible metal/rubber band will come in an array of colors if it does. Hit the jump for a video.

0 Designer: Robert Dabi

This Is An Invitation To Break Glass

This Is An Invitation To Break Glass

Don’t you hate when your bus gets into an accident and rollovers and you’re like, DAMN I can’t get out because this window ejection system just doesn’t work? The Safety Hammer aims to ease your woes. It’s pasted directly on the glass and with just 20kg of pressure, shatters so even kiddies and oldies will have no problems.

0 Designer: Gao Meng