Grilly Willy

Grilly Willy

Yes! This is a grill by one of the longest-winded design team names in the business, or at least that I’ve ever seen: Liebschaften Möbelgestaltung. They’ve made this lovely little grill and have titled it “Longgrill.” It’s the missing link between grill and fire bowl! One simple slider’s all it took, all it takes, all it will take when you’re out camping like a real trooper!

0 Designer: Liebschaften Möbelgestaltung

Minimalistic Water Pipe

Minimalistic Water Pipe

We’re in an age of utter simplicity. This is what is good, this is what is right in design. Design something that works and something that is bare down to the bones, and you’ve got something beautiful. Design a simple and functional water pipe, and you’ve got a real winner! This horizontal Middle Eastern water pipe is the first product in the “White” series of simplicity by TRIBUDESIGN. Such a lovely aesthetic!

0 Designer: TRIBUDESIGN

Cups for Conscience

Cups for Conscience

I always enjoy a good cup of facts! What have a just drunk? You should always ask yourself that. Or what have I got the opportunity to drink, here? You’d be wiser to ask. Our pal Hans A Huseklepp teams up with two other designers to bring you this lovely set of ceramic tableware for Milan Expo 2015.

Facts of the world.

0 Designer: Hans A Huseklepp

Going On A Carbon Diet

Going On A Carbon Diet

Eco2 Widget is a mobile and desktop app to get your carbon eating habits under control. Sure you don’t gain weight from carbon but you do harm the Earth and we all agree – the Earth is in dire need of a carbon diet. Like all diets, it requires a lifestyle change. The Eco2 widget not only monitors carbon affluents between all your devices but also educations and recommends little things you could do to help Earth get slimmer cleaner. There’s even a reward system built-in for digital money and to plant trees.

0 Designers: Jinok Kim & Sanghee Ryu

Powered By Trash

Powered By Trash

A lamppost powered by trash seems like a strange idea but if you think about the ratio between city trash and energy needs – things start to make sense, kinda. This lamppost composts trash and uses the methane byproduct as a fuel to power the lamps. The compost can then be retrieved to re-green our cities. I like the idea but it’s not clear how much trash is needed to keep such a system going.

0 Designer: Haneum Lee

Do Jiggy To Get Sterile

Do Jiggy To Get Sterile

Toothbrushes! Only Sterile Toothbrushes…I promise! The deal is that some folks think it’s high time we had a system to sterilize toothbrushes as they are a breeding ground for some awful Bacteria. One of the ways suggested is to somehow harness our 700 stokes (if you brush for 3 minutes) to kinetic energy, which in turn powers the UV LED in the toothbrush to do some Bacteria zapping. To cut the chase, use Shake Toothbrush, jiggy = dry, sterile toothbrush!

0 Designers: Hak Hyeon Ryu & Gil Ho Jin

Dare To Dream Luxury?

Dare To Dream Luxury?

Recession time over or not, you need to pull up your socks and work your butt to afford the sweet luxuries of life. The happy Brady Bunch here makes no bones of the fact that their Vivace26 Concept Speed Boat is only for the Haves; poor folks be damned! The two-seater high-speed luxury vessel, boasts of specs that take into account technology advances that have already been discovered and developed.

0 Designers: Six Marine Designers

Airport Sleep Pods

Airport Sleep Pods

Have you ever slept at the airport? I sure haven’t. The very idea scares the pee out of me. Some people do, though, and those people are crazy. For those of us who want the convenience of sleeping at the airport, without so much of the crazy, there’s these amazing things right here! “Sleep Box” they go by the name of, designed by Arch Group for those who need private time in strange, unfriendly places!

0 Designer: Arch Group

Snake Light Swallowing

Snake Light Swallowing

Never follow a snake without a big bump in the middle. Take the initiative and train yourself to understand the safeness of the light. The lighthearted comparison of this lamp “After Dinner” to a snake that’s just eaten. There’s two kinds, After Dinner and After Lunch. Can you guess which is which? Not for sitting on.

0 Designer: Hans A Huseklepp, Henning Rekdal Nielsen, Sebastian Jansson, and Maria Berndtsson

Convertible-tastic Train

Convertible-tastic Train

Let me ask you something. Have you been on a train before? Have you been on a mass transit train? Have you been on a mass transit train during rush hour? If you have, you know the difference. You KNOW what I’m talking about. It’s madness. Madness I tell you! There’s every kind of body, sight, and smell you can imagine. The only thing you wish you had more of is space… that’s what we’ve got here!

0 Designer: Jun Yasumoto

Ceramic Speakers, Careful Now

Ceramic Speakers, Careful Now

Our favorite teapot maker Joey Roth is at it again. His Ceramic Speakers made the internet rounds months ago but I had to point out how there’s still nothing like it on the market and if he is to be believed – audiophiles and design snobs alike will both be appeased.

0 Designer: Joey Roth (Buy it here)

Food Dicer, Lemon Slicer, Robot Penguins = WIN

Food Dicer, Lemon Slicer, Robot Penguins = WIN

Let me channel my best Shamwow Guy impression and convince you these items are worth their salt. The Easy Food Dicer, Lemon Slicer and Robot Penguins have a tiny bit of Alessi in them but there’s something modernly sophisticated to them too.

0 Designer: Cosso

Design and Crafts From Spain

Design and Crafts From Spain

“The Gorrinucha” is a joint project between Milrayas & Ceramics San Gines. This piece (cute piggy!) was created for the annual contest of design applied to craft and takes place in Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), in order to provide a platform that encourages creativity and talent as well as a meeting place between artisans and professionals.

0 Designers: Milrayas & Ceramics San Gines