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

birds Birds BIRDS!

birds Birds BIRDS!

Seoul metro stations still use old school ad boards but designer Changhee Kang thinks his AD projection system called Motion Graphic might keep commuters more entertained. The large screens show of all things – birds. Not pretty blue jays or cute parakeets but black birds. The sight of a swarm of black birds flying by as a train enters the station sure will wake sleepy commuters but I can’t help and think of the scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds.

0 Designer: Changhee Kang

Three Dee Power Socket

Three Dee Power Socket

One plug is not enough. In the USA, two is not enough. Everywhere in the world, basically, more power plugs are needed. So what did ArtLeb do? They built it into the plug itself, rather than relying on the ever-present power strip. And it’s got blue on it! And it uses the Art Lebedev logo on it! I’m pretty excited by it. I’m gonna need it in three-prong, please.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Peel The Skin, Drink The Water

Peel The Skin, Drink The Water

In an effort to battle the oncoming disaster that is the ever-decreasing clean water supply, Sarah Taiho’s created this bottle extraordinaire. It’s plastic with a special elastic rubber skin. When the skin is on, it acts as protection against outside elements, it keeps the dirtiness out, and the filtrated water in. How did that water get in there then? Once the skin is peeled off, it acts as the filtration system needed to fill the bottle up with cleanliness!

0 Designer: Sarah Taiho

Back to 3D Basics

Back to 3D Basics

If you are the sort of person that’s got their fingers in the 3D rendering world, you might know about computer graphics researcher Martin Newell. In 1975 he took it upon himself to digitize his own Melitta teapot. Since then the teapot has become a common symbol, a basic project for every 3D object worker and designer. What Art Lebedev studio’s done here is to take that concept, that teapot, and push it back into the real. Red, green, blue, and alpha.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Ten Way To Get Your Fix – Coffee Machines & Kettles

Ten Way To Get Your Fix – Coffee Machines & Kettles

As the winter sets in, more of us are going to be downing the liquid gold, just to keep out the chills. Coffee! A warm mug to curl your hands around, just as you watch the first snowflakes hit the ground. Here are Ten ways to get your fix; machines, coffee sets and kettles. I like mine instant coffee with milk and strong; how about you?

0 Designers: Various

 Entire Vanity In A Strip

Entire Vanity In A Strip

On a recent trip out of town, I crammed into my suitcase this vanity bag containing soap, facewash, lotions, perfume, gels etc. In short a mini replica of my personal hygiene collection. Then again Murphy’s Law kicked in and the bottles of lotion and shampoo just burst open, soiling all my clothes! Wish I could have carried this “Wash One” pills instead. Tablets of hair, face, body wash and even toothpaste! Brilliant!

0 Designer: Se Jun Lee

Quatuor the Kitchen Annihilator!

Quatuor the Kitchen Annihilator!

What’s that? You want more organization in your kitchen? Well contrary to the title of this post, that’s what “Quatuor” is here to do! You’re in a hurry to create that perfect cake? Not to worry! Quatuor has your flour in a perfect proportion! Not only can in dispense both solid and liquid ingredients, it’s also got mystical magic charms cast on it!

0 Designer: Arthur Senant

Media Centers: Not Just for Nerds

Media Centers: Not Just for Nerds

Let me tell you what a media center is, first of all: it’s a computer. It’s a computer from which you have a bunch of cords and plugs and bluetooth and everything running into and out of so you can, from that one machine, run your whole media experience in your home. What have we got here? “Mod Systems’ GreenPlay” system from Samuel Hoang with Teague – a media center without all the keyboards and mice!

0 Designer: Samuel Hoang with Teague

Rugged Lamps Now Refined

Rugged Lamps Now Refined

It’s quite funny actually when you think about it; products that you use in extreme conditions, when refined and gilded, suddenly become prized possessions and artifacts. For example the oil lanterns that the electricity-deprived population uses, becomes an iconic possession for the fortunate one. We don’t really care much about the construction lamp found in the garage, but if Form Us With Love decides to glam it up and give us the “Work Lamp”; WE WANT IT!

0 Designers: Form Us With Love [ Buy it Here ]

Dell Adamo XPS, World's Thinnest Laptop Reviewed

Dell Adamo XPS, World’s Thinnest Laptop Reviewed

At a scant 9.99mm, the Dell Adamo XPS really is the world’s thinnest notebook – truly design like no other. I’ve been trying to keep my tongue in check when Dell invited me to grab a first hand look at their new baby. It doesn’t look real. It’s almost too thin, yet underneath that metal exterior and diamond cut logo is hardware powerful enough to run Windows 7 without skipping a beat. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Dell

Different Window AC

Different Window AC

The concept of Blinds doubling up as Solar Powered Window Air Conditioner is not new, but there is something that makes Briz tad different. Briz uses water as a coolant; water runs through both tubes beneath the bottom part of the blinds emitting dry mist. As water evaporates, it absorbs the heat thus naturally cooling the atmosphere. BTW Solar Power and other concept gimmicks still prevail.

0 Designers: Nari Kim & Pullip Lim

Want $1,000? TatSkinz Contest!

Want $1,000? TatSkinz Contest!

You could win a $1,000 University scholarship or a 13″ MacBook and all you have to do is a design a TatSkinz for the iPhone. You have until November 30th so get your designing neurons together because I want to see something amazing. I’m one of the judges so impress me and you might win! Open to all (18+), international contest.

0 Deadline: November 30, 2009 (Official entry details)