The Red Stool

The Red Stool

This is a red stool that you and I and everyone else can get behind. It’s a red stool that’s nice, neat, and ain’t gonna fall down on ya when you’re sittin (or even standin on it.) It’s called the Nido and it’s designed by one Eva Marguerre. It’s meant to look fragile, it’s built to be tough. And at 900 grams, Marguerre’s claim of “light as a feather” isn’t far off.

0 Designer: Eva Marguerre

We Are The Living Room... We Are The Future

We Are The Living Room… We Are The Future

We are the furniture! Actually there can be only one. This project is called “I Am Furniture” and it asks not what furniture is, but what it could be. What makes something a definitive bit of furniture? Design Studio VRAAY says it could be quite a few things – plug. and. play. Big fat heaters for chairs.

0 Designer: Bas van Raay

Noah's Construction Remix

Noah’s Construction Remix

Designed by 2-B-2 Architecture to be a reflection of the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark. To describe it, 2-B-2 chooses a refuge on the top of Mount Ararat in Turkey. This refuge consists of two levels. First is the entrance and parking for over 1000 cars. This area spills over unto the human areas, allowing avoidance of cheerless urban landscape and prevents the strong heating of the vehicles.

0 Designer: 2-B-2 Architecture

Guessing Game Continued

Guessing Game Continued

It’s a slack Wednesday, plum in the middle of the week. Let’s spice it up with a round of the ever famous Guessing Game! What do you think this is my friend…come let me Reveal (HINT) it to you….

0 Designer: Daniel Will-Harris for Projects [ Buy it Here ]

Sleep Tight My Love

Sleep Tight My Love

Just a pillow to lay my head to rest on, ah if only life were that simple! Sometimes we need to indulge in hoodwinking practices to rest our minds and body, fool them with external forces. The Pillow’s Degree Celsius falls prime into this category. It’s got heating, massager, aroma dispenser and solar charging options. All for the benefit of a good night’s sleep! Counting sheep and meditation be damned!

0 Designer: Yuan-Hao Hsu

Lighter Side Of Sketching

Lighter Side Of Sketching

One of the features that designers are going to sorely miss in the iPad is sketching straight onto the tablet. Many of us anticipated this element to be included, but sadly it’s not. So it’s back to the basics of getting back to pen and paper…or if you’d much rather fancy a Computer Notebook! Notebook Sketchbook it is!

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Frame Your Life!

Frame Your Life!

This! Is! Your! Frame life! In this new concept by Cho hyung suk, you too can get a new frame for your life! As seen in these two fabulously new concept bits for furniture, the Frame Sofa and the Frame Table, you too can get your life totally framed up! Remember these three easy-to-remember numbers: 740, 890, and 200! That’s all you’ve got to know! For the win!

0 Designer: Cho hyung suk

Spot of Lamp for You Darling?

Spot of Lamp for You Darling?

Perhaps a dash of second-hand cups? That’s what this installation is made up of. There’s nothing more “green” in the world, in my mind, than re-using items that have been discarded by another person. Not necessarily discarded in this case, as these cups were certainly taken from places other than a garbage can. More like goodwill shops and all that. Each cup’s got a hole punched up the bottom of it, light put in, at the end of a rod. Lovely!

0 Designer: Louisa Köber

One Gee'd Up Blade

One Gee’d Up Blade

This is a revival of the scariest bathroom tool ever created by mankind. The butterfly knife. And in this case, it’s made to be used only on the throat and the face. Not for killing! For shaving. Designer George Christou is very disturbed with the idea that the butterfly knife to the throat for shaving or, as he calls it, the “art of shaving” ritual, is about to be gone forever! So he made a new one!

0 Designer: George Christou

Come Give Me A Gentle Squeeze

Come Give Me A Gentle Squeeze

Sometimes I really consider myself to be a fusspot when it comes to stress relief. I find squeezing stress balls too childish and the juggling of those Zen balls is best left to monks. One thing that has taken my fancy is lights and the unique odd ways in which I can use it to my advantage. Diana Lin’s d°light Bubbles looks dandy enough on their own, but I totally dig the interactive aspect. The bunch just beckons you to come over and give them a delightful squeeze. They even give out a ‘whoo’ sound at every pinch; sweet silicone bubble LEDs.

0 Designer: Diana Lin [ Buy it Here ]

Monster On Rescue Mission

Monster On Rescue Mission

Monash student Damien believes that by 2025 our urban infrastructure is going to be under considerable strains, which is why our streets are going to be jam-packed with traffic most of the time. Providing speedy Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to victims will require funky reconnaissance and first aid vehicles like the Re:Veive. Agile and nimble, its soft silicon body houses a quadrapedial hydraulics system that allows it to navigate through traffic by literally standing up and walking thru.

0 Designer: Damien Armelin

Don’t Give Up The Stub

Don’t Give Up The Stub

Unless you are one of those twisted minds that create art out of pencil stubs, the normal routine would be to discard them. But from now on, you can become a pencil stub collector. The 1 + 1 = 1 is no mathematical error, but applied to this equation: 1 pencil stub + 1 pencil stub = 1 long pencil. Really functional and awesome!

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Jinyoung Park

Hot On Your Heels

Hot On Your Heels

This is one of those unique opportunities where the product’s extended collection of copy (that’s the words) lends a direct hand in the title of the post. This post is a special case in more ways than one, though, as you’re soon 2b seeing. The name of the project is “Stiletto Police”, and as far as industrial design projects go, this one’s rather graphic. Look at these shoes. And fall right into a maniacal state of wonder.

0 Designer: Tim Cooper