How to Keep The Nose

How to Keep The Nose

How much do you appreciate the photos you have? The videos you’ve filmed yourself? How about your collection of old smells? What do you mean they don’t have that!? I’ll tell you who has that: Kawamura Ganjavian. In his design, the “Scenter,” Ganjavian owns smell. How else do you plan on keeping the smells you’ve grown accustomed to once you can’t go to the places where you smelled the smells? You gotta have little jars, and in the jars, big smells.

0 Designer: Studio Kawamura Ganjavian

A Knee-t Crutch on Wheels

A Knee-t Crutch on Wheels

Ohh that is clever. This is a project whose main function is to get you around in two kinds of style. One prerequisite: your leg has to be broken. What the weird!? Or if you want to fake it just to use such a wild and wonderful design, well that’s your own business I suppose. What this design, the “Stryder,” does, is act as both a one-legged crutch AND as a knee-standing scooter. It’s a transformer!

0 Designer: Dat Huynh

The Fad Of Molecular Cooking

The Fad Of Molecular Cooking

Gourmet Guru Michelin star chef Juan Mari Arzak, thinks Molecular Cooking is the next step in gastronomical heaven. Presented here are three design concepts – Lunar Eclipse (bowl), Fama (long plate) and Bocado de Luz (serving plate), that take culinary expertise to celestial planes. Juan Mari & his daughter Elena Arzak feel that presentation skills not only entice the palate but also dynamically alter the sensory experience during a meal.

0 Designers: Philips Design

No More Sitting on Books

No More Sitting on Books

Yeh! For now the books will have boards between them and the butt! The person shall be able to sit down without fear of bad bindings! Without fear of dusty pages ruining their new suit! I say to thee! This is a chair that’s also a bookcase. It is called Chair Bookcase Bookcase Chair, and it means business! It means so much business that it comes in more than one wood: Walnut, Birch, and CDX Ply.

0 Designer: Gail Peter Borden [ Buy It Here ]

Breathe Fresh Even In Smoke Emergency

Breathe Fresh Even In Smoke Emergency

It may sound as a random fear to some, but the Uphar Cinema Case makes me shudder at the thought of asphyxiation, smoke and fire. No one can really tell when things can go wrong and a simple trip to the movies turns bad. Only if we can equip ourselves with economical, functional, countertop aids like the Firescuba. A simple design using cardboard and carbon filter, it cups your mouth and nose to facilitate easy breathing (through smoke) till help arrives. Sometimes small things like this make the difference between life and death.

0 Designer: Dang Jingwei

Kettles in Detail

Kettles in Detail

Folks at Product Tank have redesigned the kettle for many reasons but the focus still remains on easy carrying and filling. Let me get into the specs of this particular design, it’s got an attached lid that flips out and is used as a mechanism to help fill the kettle. The multiple hand grip positions make it easy to carry, fill and pour the water. A hybrid between the traditional and jug handled design; this kettle provides multiple grip points and has thick insulated walls.

0 Designer: Product Tank

The Hanging Fetish

The Hanging Fetish

What fetish do you have? Come on be honest about it. I know of a designer who has a fetish of designing stuff that hangs…but honestly it’s really cute stuff. Like the last time I showcased his Hanging Tea, which we all appreciated. So does ID also include novelty stuff like this cute Hanger Dog? Only thing with this prop is that it’s not restrictive to teabags, you can hang your keys around its neck, and it sits sweetly around the edge of your cup, frames etc. I think I have a “cute stuff fetish”, what about you?

0 Designer: Soon Mo Kang

For When You're Up There

For When You’re Up There

Do not fall down! This is for staying up! I’m always for more extension ladder accessories, especially if they mean I can bring as much paint up there as I can at once. The design your about to look at not only innovates on the bucket, it innovates on the rug. Lots more space on the bottom, lots more space on the top. Light, sturdy, and above all, the magic word: functional.

0 Designer: Martin Gibson

To Grow Herb in da House

To Grow Herb in da House

Far when you got to get up and make the herb that’s mad decent. Or just plain nicely grown, from your home. The designer of this project, Albert Kwon, notes that this project is made in reaction to the multi-national corporations who have centralized food production to make it have perfect profits. Well to that say nay! Get up and get down with your own food! We’ve got the tools, we can build them!

0 Designer: Albert Kwon

Portable Subwoofer For Your MacBook

Portable Subwoofer For Your MacBook

Not happy with your MacBook speakers? Sound a little flat don’t they? The Bassjump is a USB powered subwoofer that turns your MacBook into a sweet sound system. It looks like an aluminum Mac mini which perfectly compliments the new unibody aluminum MacBooks. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Twelve South [ Buy it here ]

A Car For All Us Cyborgs

A Car For All Us Cyborgs

Hold on to your head because you’re mind is about to be blown away by this concept called C.S.V. (Cyborg Sensation Vehicle). Inspired by the Mercedes F400 concept, this off-road capable 2-seater is targeted to young adventurous professionals in 2040.

0 Designer: Derek Chik Kin Ng

Zero Has Some Value

Zero Has Some Value

Zero has an enormous amount of value when you are calculating and even on your ruler. The specialized Zero Point Ruler places “0” plum in the center of the stick so that it’s easy to measure out or draw lines. Traditionally rulers or scales start off with “0” flushed to the left; this ruler has it placed in the center as a matter of convenience. Wonder if it will make any difference to your measuring skills! BTW, there is a solar panel running along one length of the scale, and no specific reason mentioned. Anyone willing to venture a guess?

0 Designers: Various

Only Seats One Thank You Very Much

Only Seats One Thank You Very Much

Sometimes designers submit ideas that aren’t  revolutionary but when they include descriptions that read like personal vendettas, I pay attention. This BRD concept is a single seater, totally driver-centric for Formula One like driving.

“…for the racing enthusiast who wants to have the ultimate driving experience without all the extra room and the annoying girlfriend…”

0 Designer: Beau Reid