A Hot Bed

A Hot Bed

Are you really geared up for the winters? Really, really? I’m sure you must be having your woollies out, but there is always scope for improvement. How about Home Improvement? How about an enigmatic radiator that flips open to become this warm bed on the floor. Like the “Bediator”; I’ll endorse it only if it promises not to buckle under my weight.

0 Designer: Yi kunwoo

Flowers Growing from the Fridge

Flowers Growing from the Fridge

You live in the city. You cannot tell a flower from a hole in the wall. Or perhaps you’d love to see a flower there, in the brick, just peeking out at you in this concrete jungle? I love that image. A flower is just a flower, appreciate it all the more if it comes popping up against all odds through the cracks of a dirty sidewalk. This fanciful nature is alive and well in the 25togo designed “Flower in Flat.”

0 Designer: 25togo [ Buy It Here ]

Crowning the White Gallery

Crowning the White Gallery

More like giving it a halo. This post is straight up about a lovely floating sculpture made of untold amounts of woven glass. This Murano glass sculpture lives above Rome’s first big lifestyle store designed as a contemporary art gallery. You gonna love it! I wish our lifestyle stores were this glorious!

0 Designer: Michela Vianello and Karim Rashid

Best of November 2009

Best of November 2009

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in November 2009.

0 Designers: Various

Stix n Stone May Break My Bones

Stix n Stone May Break My Bones

Ah, no one is breaking anything here, I simply wanted to say this aloud that’s it. But here’s a reason why you’ll love this 2-version jewelry called Stix & Stones; it has discreet magnets in place so that you can play with the design and create your own pendant. A different one every day! The Basic Necklace includes four magnetic spheres of silver and black nickel. The Full Necklace cord comes with six brushed stainless steel stix of assorted lengths, and six magnetic spheres of silver and black nickel. Take your pick!

0 Designer: Brandon Perhacs [ Buy Basics | Full ]

Save The Animals And Yourself

Save The Animals And Yourself

Zerokill are Solar Powered panels that are supposed to line the highway and help reduce animal road-kills during nighttime driving. It works in two ways: there are infrared sensors built into the body of Zerokill and when they detect an animal within the vicinity, they beam out subtle blinking LED lights, so as to warn the oncoming motorist. For the second part of the process, it reflects the oncoming car’s headlights, illuminating the sideways, as a warning to the animals. Like they say forewarned is forearmed!

0 Designers: Sungi Kim & Hozin Song

Concrete Drinking

Concrete Drinking

The City Rain Concrete Glass is a labor of love, really! It’s not only a scientific process of mixing the right amount of concrete (calculating the percentage of admixture), keeping the cement wet and painstakingly handcrafting the set. It’s also nurturing each piece for almost a week, coz that’s how long it takes to manufacture them. Now why would someone go through these labor pains, one may ask? It’s so that you get the feel of “wet street and glass window”, just for kicks! It’s eyecandy as well!

0 Designer: 25togo [ Buy it Here ]

Make Art With Electrical Wire

Make Art With Electrical Wire

Instead of hiding messy wires, the Drawing Line concept encourages art with them. A mounted peg board (pegs included) over a wall socket provides a blank canvas to string and weave your own art. This could end up one of two ways. Some people may do some amazing things with it. They’re just better at pulling form and space out of unusual mediums. Other people will just end up mounting messy wires. Regardless, I think it’s an interesting idea taking what’s normally a hidden afterthought into a functional art piece.

0 Designers: Jung Ji-hye & Choi Hyong-Suk

Fully Analog Cellphone Charging

Fully Analog Cellphone Charging

Just give this thang a spin! This is the “Mechanical Mobile” by Mikhail Stawsky. He’s made it super simple to just spin around down the street while you’re waiting for that call from Mother. Two different models offer two different methods for power generation. Either spin the entire thing around your finger, or crank, crank, crank the tip. Both will leave you gladly accepting incoming calls.

0 Designer: Mikhail Stawsky

Tent Life on the Singular

Tent Life on the Singular

This right here is one heck of a four seasons tent. It’s basically a one-person shell that protects the user against the elements she or he is camping in. U.V. radiation tries to check in, but it’s denied. Vapor absorption also is rendered into low air flow for effective total isolation. In the back of the shell is a storage area for 80 Its of gear. The tent itself is 3.8 kg. You CAN fit in there.

0 Designer: Alvaro Poblete Poulsen and Florencia Campos Correa

Light In A Pinch

Light In A Pinch

Hang up lights to suit your mood simply by clipping on electro-luminescent sheets of paper to a hard-wire clip called the Pinch. Simple idea that leaves the door wide open for all kinds of interchangeable lighting options. I can envisage guest designers and artists contributing to the system to build one-of-a-kind lighting kits. I wish this weren’t just a concept.

0 Designer: Shinyoung Ma

How Feasible a DYO Desk Future?

How Feasible a DYO Desk Future?

I say DYO instead of DYI because instead of this being based on doing it yourself, it’s more of a design it yourself sort of situation. This project is called “Xylem” and it begins on the computer. Benches and tiny tables is what we’re making here, the programming language called “Processing” is the design tool. Limits are in play, and play is what you’re allowed to do. Anything you make will be real-world safe, and all you’ve got to pay for is what you made.

0 Designer: Federico Weber

Glass Half Full…Always

Glass Half Full…Always

Did you ever contemplate whether your glass was half empty or half full? Thank heavens designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew did some thinking, and came up with these really classy InsideOut series. Martini Glasses and Champagne Flutes made out of hand-blown borosilicate glass. It has the advantage of double-walled glass, which provides insulation, thus keeping your drink colder for longer.

0 Designer: byAMT [ Martini Glasses | Champagne Flute]