Because I Like Fresh Air

Because I Like Fresh Air

Plants still do a much better job at sequestering carbon into oxygen than anything else. They naturally filter the air too and that’s why our green friends are a-okay with me. Problem is my green thumb is cursed. I can’t even keep a cactus alive. The O2 air purifier takes the pain out of the game. Place your potted plant on the O2 and water as usual. Excess water is evaporated and the system accelerates the process of photosynthesis, not to mention keeps tabs on our green friends so you’ll always know when they need water.

0 Designer: Tian Lingrui

Robox Boxes Coagulate!

Robox Boxes Coagulate!

Like all good, pure, family-oriented projects, this one was designed by a parent for some childrens. These childrens are the parent’s children, and he is designer Guus Oosterbaan. And he is a genius. I said it. You can quote me. He is brilliant. I say he is brilliant because if I were a kid, I’d totally flip out for these boxes. I’d sit on them, put them together, talk to them, punch them in the face… Totally flip out.

0 Designer: Guus Oosterbaan

A Light Up in Africa

A Light Up in Africa

Solar powered and good for 500 charges. First things last! Who is this product aimed at? Villagers. Impoverished or otherwise living without regular electricity. This is a light that allows people (children in school especially) read and work long after sundown where it would have been otherwise difficult to impossible.

Simple, nice.

0 Designer: Philips Design

Evergreens In My Office

Evergreens In My Office

I work from home, so I don’t have much of a clue about office environments and the arid-AC-air. But I take my friend’s word for it, that office air sucks! Many try and prep-up the air by adding pots of plants, but that’s another hassle of maintenance, she says. I suppose this Breathing Partition Stand will be good for an office. It has an exclusive area to place the plants whilst acting as a divider between work-desks. An automatic watering system takes care of the watering chore, and it would be a good idea to place low-maintenance varieties.

0 Designers: Jinsun Park & Seonkeun Park

Another Hanging!

Another Hanging!

I wonder if it’s due to sadistic pleasures or insecurities of a cruel mind, that our designers like to mock death with their visions. How else can you explain the Hangman Noose we saw earlier, and this “Hangman Light”? While the former evoked a healthy debate on life, philosophy and design; I am keen to see what comments this lamp-on-a-death-roll generates. I for one believe in celebrating life and would never want something as stark as this hanging in my home. What about you….care to comment?

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim

NYC Helmet, I'm Giddy With Excitement

NYC Helmet, I’m Giddy With Excitement

Commissioned by the city of New York, the NYC Bike Helmet is designed with every rider, every season and a greener environment in mind. The modular system has a protective polystyrene inner shell and a soft fabric outer cover with integrated straps. Each owner can customize and personalize the outer cover, which easily separates from the protective shell for better storage and cleaning.

0 Designers: Yves Béhar, Josh Morenstein, Nick Cronan, Matt Swinton, & Giuseppe Della Salle of fuseproject

Do You Hang Dry? Save Those Water Droplets

Do You Hang Dry? Save Those Water Droplets

Here’s a solution to a problem I didn’t even know existed. It’s not uncommon to see lines of clothes strung up over balconies even in the most densely populated areas. It presents a problem for anyone who lives on the lower levels because their balcony becomes an instant pool from all the water dripping from clothes hung above. The D-CATCHER not only keeps garments stretched for even drying, but also collects all the water inside a tube for reclamation.

0 Designer: Tian Lingrui

Podcast Episode 3

Podcast Episode 3

Interview with REthink development about Cherokee Studios, an LEED Platinum certified live/work building in Los Angeles, CA. Everything from water filtration, energy efficiency, LED lighting, right down to the zero VOC free paints and finishes makes Cherokee Studios one of the “greenest” buildings in California.

0 Episode 3: REthink for Cherokee Studios

ioSafe your Valuables

ioSafe your Valuables

External hard drives are commodity items. They can be found anywhere, have similar performance, and differentiate themselves mostly though capacity and visual appeal. How about one that can withstand a house fire be submersed in water for three days? The ioSafe Solo is simply that – a place to store your digital valuables.

0 Company: ioSafe [ Buy It Here ]

Surreal Food Is Real And Printed

Surreal Food Is Real And Printed

Electrolux Moléculaire is this 3D molecular food printer that relies on the expirimental molecular cooking technology. This tech has been around for a while; but too futuristic for mass usage presently. As a part of the finalist eight in the Electrolux Design Lab Challenge, Moléculaire predicts a revolution in cooking styles in the future, without taking any shortcuts or compromising on the quality of gourmet food. A style that will appeal to both chefs and newbies.

0 Designer: Nico Kläber

A Chair Leg Fantasy

A Chair Leg Fantasy

Welcome to Kristian Lindhardt Norhave’s Chair 2.1. In this project there is to be seen quite a few chair legs and not so many chairs. It comes upon a chair designer every once in a while the urge to go wild. Norhave has gone so wild. So many legs that there is madness. So many chairs in wild combos that who knows what to do?

0 Designer: Kristian Lindhardt Norhave

Now That's A Fancy Tour Guide

Now That’s A Fancy Tour Guide

FINDmyTIME is a project that joins wireless and satellite technologies, mobile phones, PCs and GPSs into a single function giving people a new way to access a great quantity of useful and interesting information and at the same time, giving museums, cultural centres, associations new way to communicate. There are two bits to this concept.

0 Designer: Daniele Gualeni

Coolest Water Fountain EVER!

Coolest Water Fountain EVER!

This spacey looking device is a real working public rain water filtering system called SKYWATER, developed in South Korea. Rain is collected from the ring and sent to holding tanks underground. When the flexible house is manipulated, water is sent back up thru the filtration system and out comes fresh drinking water. I have no idea why it looks the way it does but aesthetics aside, this is about the coolest water fountain I’ve ever seen.

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim