Riding The Deep Blue Seas Smoothly

Riding The Deep Blue Seas Smoothly

The Vif Argent Yacht combines the principles of foiler and glider so that you can have smooth sailings at high speeds with maximum efficiency. Killer combo, right! The boat floats on its hull while at rest and then deploys its gliders during acceleration, to help attain high speeds (over 50 knots). To ensure the smooth ride, the cabin is actually cruising above the waves at a height. The suspension system, which is integrated into glider folding arms, absorbs the shocks and vibrations of the wave impact.

0 Designer: SVDesign

Slurp Up Buddy

Slurp Up Buddy

We tend to associate polluted water problems with under-developed countries and rarely give a thought to how we would cope with a situation when our fully developed city comes under the siege of Mother Nature’s fury! At times like this, contraptions like the Happy Basin for instant purified drinking water can come as a relief. The basin includes nano ceramic filters embedded in the holes at the bottom of the cup that help in the filtration of polluted water. You simply need to push the basin into the water body and let surface tension buoyancy take its course.

0 Designers: Woo-sik Kim & Duck soo Choi

Emergency Tripod

Emergency Tripod

Passive emergency. That’s what this is. This lamp was made to remain dormant until an emergency arises. It can sit on the table or on the floor. Each of the pod’s arms sit in peace until the time for crazy emergency is here. They’ve each got a magnetic base, turning on when released from their home. And then your home can be lit again until the crazy time is done.

0 Designer: Hans A Huseklepp

Organamessena Desketa

Organamessena Desketa

It’s called the “Organized Mess” desk, and it’s designed by Jun Yasumoto. It’s got you utterly covered, you messy college student you. Or you messy messy highschool student you. Or you fantastically overly amazing middle-school student. It’s got a back and a bunch of attachments. Whatever you need you attach or get off your desk, you just put it on the back. And that’s that!

0 Designer: Jun Yasumoto

Stoolish Installation

Stoolish Installation

How do you like free things? How do you like fabulous bits of furniture? How much do think people would enjoy a free stool exhibit? That being an installation art exhibit where people are allowed to take the exhibit home with them? That’s what’s happening right now until early next year at the Landes Gallery with Thomas Feichtner’s “Linz Hocker” stool! Pick one up!

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

Eiffel In Dubai Sounds Crazy!

Eiffel In Dubai Sounds Crazy!

Drawing inspiration from the magnificent Eiffel Tower, the Eko is a futuristic housing high-rise for Zaabeel Park, City Center in Dubai. With stats like 24 floors, 8500 Square meters of Nano Solar, 350 palms, a bar, a library and a big exhibition hall; this humble living quarters of rich Arabs and their Harem will be the envy of every Eiffel-loving Parisian!

0 Designers: 10 Raisons Architects

Keeping An Eye On The Milk For You

Keeping An Eye On The Milk For You

If you have a full house, there are less chances of anything staying for long in the fridge. Meaning it will get consumed sooner or later. But if you’re on your own or are the sorts who don’t raid the fridge often, you can very well expect some of the contents to expire before consumed fully. Fresholling here is a handy gadget that you attach to your milk carton or opened bottle of juices, and set the expiry date on them. Like an alarm clock, it ticks off at the end of the set date, ensuring you don’t consume spoiled goodies.

0 Designers: Min-Jung,Kim & Se-Han,Kim

Finding the Right Furniture Piece

Finding the Right Furniture Piece

So you live in a really, really expensive house. Or a really, really modern art sort of house. You’d like something odd, something nice, something wild. You’d like to try to find something made entirely out of metal, and shaped like a puzzle piece. Perfect! Here it is! The new Dondola furniture set by Defne Koz for Megaron! Made of stainless steel formed in a way that makes it suitable for the domestic environment.

0 Designer: Defne Koz for Megaron

Up The Ladder Down The Chord

Up The Ladder Down The Chord

When you’re working on a house or a project that involves ladders, often you’re also working with tools that require you run a chord up there too. Lots of power tools are wireless now, meaning they’ve got battery packs, but there’s still a lot of chords in the world. What do you do to make your time up there with that a lot easier? You clip this lovely baby on up on your belt loop and roll a little bit simpler!

0 Designer: Rami Tareef

A Lamp for Screwing

A Lamp for Screwing

In a creative fit of emotion, Jonathan Rowell found himself a brand new way to adjust. To turn, to spin, to tighten and un-tighten. That’s what he found himself into. The lamp that goes up and down, the lamp of many colors, designer Jonathan Rowell went for the sexual reference, “Screw Me” by name, vertical adjustment by game.

0 Designer: Jonathan Rowell

How Many Boxes Does A Bathroom Make?

How Many Boxes Does A Bathroom Make?

Plenty if you want the Roca Box. Segmented sanitary spaces, all come together like the accordion; compact in the box! For a good measure, a concept known as the “Thermal Bomb” has been thrown in. Thermal Bomb essentially uses humid air to heat the water and is supposedly energy efficient as well. Would you like to bathe in the box, or do you need conventional spacious grandeur?

0 Designers: Clara del Portillo Pardo & Alejandro Selma Lázaro

Herman Miller Setu Review

Herman Miller Setu Review

Lets keep it real. The Herman Miller Setu is priced to sell at $650. It’s no Embody but in this economy throwing around over $1k for a chair is wishful. The good folks at Herman Miller sent one to try out and my bum (cue Brits laughing) and back thank you. The supportive mesh and innovative spinal support really do make the difference. Whatever you do, don’t call it a poor man’s Embody. Hit the jump for my review.

Updated with prototype pics!

0 Designer: Herman Miller (Buy it here)

Stump Furniture Made From Reclaimed Wood

Stump Furniture Made From Reclaimed Wood

The Stump series of furniture are all made of reclaimed wood that might otherwise be tossed out. The object was to create a sustainable business and create designs that were engaging while hiding their recycled nature. The price point is excellent too at just under $200 for most pieces. Normal carpentry facilities would cost too much to mass produce the series. Instead, work programs for rehabs and disabled people made production possible while providing employment for a large group of marginalized people. I love it!

0 Designer: Ubico Design Studio