Fishy Muscle Makers

Fishy Muscle Makers

I’ve got to tell you the name of this project first and foremost. Designed by Sun ho, Sin, this project is called “Barbellfish.” It is so very close to the word “Babelfish” that it cannot be denied. Before we discuss the similarities between the fish and this project, we’ve got to discuss this project’s aim: to make it simpler to lift weights! Rather than attaching them to a bar from the sides, these allow for a top-loading weight.

0 Designer: Sun ho Sin

What Is Odd in This image?

What Is Odd in This image?

Can you pick out what is odd with this image? Look at it carefully, once again….okie time’s up, hit the jump to know more!

As usual, no prizes for guessing; just a pat on your back! And you may leave your original conclusions in the comments, I look forward to them.

0 Designer: Patricia Naves for Design Studio OITI

Bamboo Computer Tent

Bamboo Computer Tent

So when you think… laptop… how quickly does your mind drift or skippy skip on over to bamboo? Not quick! But let me tell you, when the two are rammed together, you’ve got comfort. You’ve got some floor pillows, low tables, and rugs for your loving eyeballs to glance upon. This is the 2010 Manila Fame International April 2010 Buyers Lounge as designed and whipped up by designer Antonio ”Budji” Layug.

0 Designer: Antonio "Budji" Layug

Forget the Chair Back

Forget the Chair Back

Sometimes you just forget to complete your project. This might SEEM like one of those times, but I say thee nay! This is meant to be exactly what it’s called, the “Uncompleted Chair.” When one lives in a tiny apartment, one finds a place for every essential thing. Or one gets a dirty apartment and one gets kicked out of the complex! So the design duo Chia-Wei, Lin and Jui-Lu, Shih whipped up this chair that’s a container for umbrellas.

0 Designer: Chia-Wei, Lin and Jui-Lu, Shih

To Be Cornered!

To Be Cornered!

Have you ever seen a circular barn? You know why they make those? So the DEVIL can’t corner you! That’s what’s up. You know what else is up? This shelf. It’s up off the ground, right in the corner, right where you want it. Designed by Marie Dessuant and titled “Etagère de coin” aka “Corner Shelf,” for probably what you might call obvious reasons. From an extended group of furnitures also by Marie Dessuant called the “Vague Objects” collection. But really, really it’s totally exciting. Totally!

0 Designer: Marie Dessuant

Ornamental Pluggings

Ornamental Pluggings

Here is a completely refreshing take on the drab power strip! Ornamental almost akin to a Ming classic, the 360° rotating plug sockets are fascinating! Each socket on the Takoyaki has a router function and once you hook in a plug, the rim around comes to life as a nice blue glow. Ideal if you want to use it as a nightlight, because these kinds of power strips, you don’t want to hide anywhere. In fact, you can actually be a show-off and find them a prominent place!

0 Designer: Wang Ning

Measure This

Measure This

The Shell is a sleek digital scale sexified with good modern looks. Lift off the Stainless Steel measuring bowl to reveal a large LCD display and simple controls. Rest the upturned bowl on the unit and it’s ready to weigh both liquids and dry foods. A convenient ‘add and weigh’ function also allows multiple ingredients to be weighed in the same bowl during recipe preparation and an auto power-off feature maximizes battery life. So perfect for all my crazy crafting needs, like changing base metals into gold. Hehehe, hahaha, AHAHAHAHA!

0 Designer: Morph Design for Joseph Joseph

No Scratch Watch

No Scratch Watch

This cool concept watch by designer Allan George is basically aimed at the youth who like to wear trendy fashion, but maybe rough with it. Although latest scratch-proof glass materials are used in Omega, Rolex and ilk, but not all brands use this for their entire collection. And a watch with scratches on its glass looks so lame! Allan’s concept simple does away with the glass face and replaces it with a plastic-rubber finish. The colored hands peep out, behind a transparent rim, giving the watch a trendy and easy look!

0 Designer: Allan George

Cooking Made Efficient

Cooking Made Efficient

The Catalyst is a all-in-one cooking solution designed for the Indian market consisting of a hood, microwave oven, fryer, and cook top. The induction cooking plated slide apart to reveal a fryer for all those delicious Indian foods. All the vapors are captured by the hood above which also happens to be the oven. Quite the efficient design no? I LOVE me some Indian food too but find the fragrant spices to be so strong, my eyes water. That hood better be damn near a vacuum of air.

0 Designer: Vasundhara Parakh

Musical Deja Vu All Over Again

Musical Deja Vu All Over Again

Way back in history, humans used to stretch magnetized strips of a petroleum derivative and electronically infuse them with audio recordings. The original audio recording playback machine was at least the length of a football field. Until someone noticed that you could spool the “tapes” of recordings into easily potable “compact cassettes.” And it was good. In the 90s, after two failed attempts, audio recordings were being stored in Magical Playbacker 3 boxes or “MP3 Players”. And it was better.

0 Designer: Dadahack Studio

Warming Tea with Sticks

Warming Tea with Sticks

Or ON sticks I should say, as that’s what you’re about to do once you’ve got your hand grabbers on this fabulous invention right here. This is the “Teapot Warmer” designed by Christoph Matthias specifically for you tea lovers and tea enthusiasts out there looking for a new way to heat tea. It is like a campfire, it is said, and reminds one of the warming glow and loving environment of the outdoors, roughing it without roughing it.

0 Designer: Christoph Matthias [ Buy it Here ]

Be Your Own Lighter

Be Your Own Lighter

Are you one of the enlightened few that can play music with an instrument well? If you are, or if you think you are, thank you! I love when people release fabulously constructed strings of notes into the atmosphere for all to hear. Really really! How about you who can stand behind a photo camera and take truly well-crafted pictures? How would you like to employ one of the oft-forgotten most important weapons in the music-players arsenal? The music stand. How would you like to have a light upon it?

0 Designer: Tobias Juretzek for DUA

Cuttin' Up Y-Waves

Cuttin’ Up Y-Waves

No math involved. Just cruzin on a boat. Y stands for yacht. And this yacht goes by the name “CUT.” It’s not only made for rippin up waves, it’s green. So green they even say it’s green in the description! That’s green. It’s electric, made from moso bamboo plywood, and has not one, but TWO hulls under its loving deck. Measuring in at 20 meters long, this yacht has room for 8 full-grown humans. Humans who’ve got a taste for solar panels!

0 Designer: Christian Peetz