Wood Yacht Fantasy

Wood Yacht Fantasy

I almost titled this post “Orange Yacht Fantasy” because the redness in the seats throughout this fabulous ship. It really brings out this yellow tones in the wooden decks, but then I realized, yes, they are wood. And it’s totally sexy. Sexy like a boat is sexy. This is the “Sentori 50 L”, a 50 feet flybridge motor yacht. Its length is 15.3 meters, its beam is 5 meters, its displacement is 18 tons, and it’s got so many features that you’ll be swimming in em. Or you would, but you’ll be on a YACHT.

0 Designer: Motion Code Blue

Stool of Heavy Thinking

Stool of Heavy Thinking

Since the age of the Bauhaus, there have been many advances in the way of architecture and furniture design that lean not in the way of comfort, but in the way of utility instead. This is one of those things, though I don’t doubt that it’s up there amongst the comfortable set of your oddball furniture collection. This is what it’s designer simply calls “Stool”, but what I’ll call “Frnkwz Stool” for identification purposes.

0 Designer: Lukas Franciszkiewicz

A Bowl Of Lumen Flowers

A Bowl Of Lumen Flowers

In Chinese Jing Hua means flowers in the mirror, but here it’s an interactive installation with visual treats. A bowl that captures creative images of flowers, as projected from an overhead birdhouse. By moving and tilting the bowl, the image of an archetypical flower changes: its color, form, size and structure may be manipulated directly. Jing Hua was showcased in the botanical garden in Frankfurt during the light festival LUMINALE 2010. Many people interacted with it to create virtual flowers by tilting, shaking, turning, even knocking!

0 Designer: Jifei Ou

Clip The Book

Clip The Book

Will it – won’t it; the debate may continue forever, but the truth is, print publication for books is not going to go obsolete. There are far too many booklovers and e-reader does not make any sense to a person who has to choose a week of groceries vs an e-book. Paperback is more affordable. Playing on the sentiment of book reading is the “Forget Me Not Clip”. A gentle, glowing reminder to pick up a book and read it.

0 Designer: Kim So Eun

Car Height Bike Ride

Car Height Bike Ride

This bike mimics the height at which you sit when you’re in a mid-sized car. That right there is amazing an innovation enough for me to do a post on it, but check it out, there’s more. The seat is also the same back angle and puts you in a place that allows your hands and feet to be in the same position as they’d be in your auto as well. Why? So you’re at eye-level with the rest of the traffic that’s flying around you. And it’s electric, if you want.

0 Designer: Eric Stoddard of SpeedStudio Design

A Quad of Energy Efficiency

A Quad of Energy Efficiency

There’s a clock, a fridge, a dishwasher, and an “app.” Together, like an action team out to get the bad guys, they’re going to regulate. Like the singer Warren G, they’re going to take command of your house, helping you know how each piece of it is running, helping you keep your energy consumption to a minimum. The only one that needs any extra equipment is the app, which, incase you’ve been living under a rock on the moon for the past few years, means it’s an application made specifically for a phone or other handheld “smart” device. You can see it all from there.

0 Designer: Carbon Design Group and Artefact Design

Airship Reality 2010

Airship Reality 2010

Immediately I was reminded of Fhloston Paradise, floating airship of holiday in the film The Fifth Element. This is a bit different than that though, and has a real-world situation attached to it. In the spring semester of 2010 the chair at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Professor Gregor Eichinger, commissioned designer Thomas Rodemeier to create a highly flexible, mobile hotel with a five-star ambiance. It floats through the sky with the greatest of ease.

0 Designer: Thomas Rodemeier

Hangers in a Basket

Hangers in a Basket

If you’re really short on closet space, maybe this will help. Hangers in a Basket is just what the name implies. The hangers work like any other but when clothes get dirty, pop them onto the handle. The form a nifty little cage around dirty clothes. What happens when you’re halfway thru your clothes? No idea but it looks like it could triple as a line dryer too. Hmm…

0 Designers: Jhih-Jie Liou & Wei-Lun Wang

Take Out Memo

Take Out Memo

I’m not exactly sure why this memo pad comes in the form of a cup disguised as a blended coffee drink but hey, the straw is a pen so I’m sold. You either really love coffee and spend too much time thinking about it or intend to write poetic, yet humorous musings on each slip – a motivator like a real cup of coffee: if you will.

0 Designer: Sung Hyeop Seo

Guessing Game!

Guessing Game!

Yes this is the famous Guessing Game, a time when we editors are at a loss of words and can’t think of a better way to introduce an idea.

Hint for today: It’s meant for Women ( yes it looks like designer maxipad, but it isn’t )

Leave your comment first and then read the description! Play fair, we trust you!

0 Designer: Ahn Hyun Ji

Dynamic Kitchen: From Cozy To Comprehensive

Dynamic Kitchen: From Cozy To Comprehensive

Smart kitchens are ones that fool you into thinking that you have an elaborate setup, when in reality it’s just a very cozy space that becomes elaborate when necessary. Nolte Küchen Dynamic Living Kitchen is a good example of this style. It’s smart and elegant to look at, and fits in all the modern amenities that a couple will require. It goes from a comfy breakfast nook to a sophisticated entertainment hob whilst partying with friends, by simply rearranging the movable tables. Really Smart!

0 Designer: Malin Kalesse

Toothbrush Upstanding Tall, With Pride

Toothbrush Upstanding Tall, With Pride

Ever felt icky about putting down your toothbrush onto the sink? Keep it rested on the toothpaste or balance it on the soap dish, but never flat on the sink surface! For hygiene-freaks like me is the DEWS Toothbrush by Ryan and Harc, an ergonomically designed brush that keeps standing upright and never tipples over. There are weights at the end of its rounded handle to create a centre of gravity at the handle base. When you set it down, it stays put for a second and then springs back upright. Tumble-doll-brush!

0 Designers: Hyun Jin Yoon & Eun Hak Lee

Clip-on Fin to Turn to Aquaman

Clip-on Fin to Turn to Aquaman

Of course, there’s a catch, you’ve gotta have a missing lower limb first to use this particular silicone appendage. This project is an orthopaedic swimming aid by Richard Stark called “Neptune.” It’s bright blue and yellow colors will be blurs to you as they zip past in the pool. Hinge lock, mount for those with mountable appendages, adjustable strength, simple design. You’ll be cruising in a whole new way in no time. And with a designer name like “Stark” you know it’s high quality.

0 Designer: Richard Stark