Zen Habit While Dining, But Only For Kids

Zen Habit While Dining, But Only For Kids

I don’t believe in force-feeding children, but tots try and do their best to make meal-times really hell-times. A trick that I learnt while bringing up my kids was to entertain them with fancy dining accessories, so that they would at least stick to the meal for a wee-bit longer. I used to engage them with pictorial placemats, funny-shaped plates and bowls. Co Zen Maple Lacquer Cutlery Set is for the stage when children outgrow Mothercare but still need some cajoling during meals.

0 Designer: Keisei Takemata for NUSHISA

Magical Transformatron Boxes from Space!

Magical Transformatron Boxes from Space!

This project right here is called “Boxetti.” It’s a series of box-like forms that transform into everything you could ever want in a single piece of furniture. There are five different boxes you can choose from, or if you’re totally into this, choose them all: bedroom, sofa, office, television, and kitchen. I would NOT mind having any one of these in my giant beachside penthouse.

0 Designer: Rolands Landsbergs

Biggest. Lamp. Ever.

Biggest. Lamp. Ever.

It’s the extra extra extra large lamp. The name is “°XXXL(amp)”, by Eden Design. Without a doubt, the designers claim to be “space defining” with this mother is well founded. Inspired by the shape of a Chinese lantern, sort of like the top of a mushroom if you know what I mean. Twelve segments of pure upside-down hot air balloon. Bigger than my living room. Better than any lamp ever. Ladies like to stand under it.

0 Designer: Eden Design

Looks Like a Normal Keyboard, Doesn't it?

Looks Like a Normal Keyboard, Doesn’t it?

Definitely not! This right here is the Miniguru. It’s tagline is “Always on the Home Row.” Can you guess why? Perhaps it has something to do with these fantastic alternate keyboard layouts that are catching on more and more recently? Easier typing through location of letters, right? That and more! See those swirly buttons on the right and left of the spacebar? Keys to the keyboard’s brain. Any setup you wish, at your command.

0 Designer: Guru Board

Creativity In Smell Can Reward Handsomely!

Creativity In Smell Can Reward Handsomely!

Home remedies of using baking soda or vinegar for getting rid of domestic odors are good to learn in grade school. In the real world we need more sophisticated methods to do away with sickening smells. So if I were to ask you, what’s your brightest idea for preventing domestic smell, would you have one for me? I wouldn’t reward you tho, however if you presented it to the Swirl Smell Fighters Innovation Contest, you could win handsome prizes!

Poop Bucket With A Mission

Poop Bucket With A Mission

We are all well aware of the various sanitation issues that developing countries are facing, the biggest one being poop management. It’s easy for the kids (and in some cases adults) to take to the open fields and roadsides, without realizing the implication of health hazards like disease outbreaks and food contamination. One of the solutions addressing this issue is the Poosh. This is a bucket-mounted toilet for the developing world.

0 Designer: KAIST, Industrial Design Dept

Oh So Sleek Faucets!

Oh So Sleek Faucets!

Faucets are getting trendier and sleeker by the day. The shift in focus is to have a line up that is streamlined and not so obvious. While gilded ivory taps do have their charm, its sometimes the understated ones that really stand out. Trying to fit into this latest trend is the Fluid Faucet Series. The USP seems to be the cohesive design with seamless integration of touchpanels for water temperature control on the body of the faucets. Water pressure and other controls are located at the shower head.

0 Designer: Jordan Tomnuk

The Bio Alternative

The Bio Alternative

As an alternative to the present variety in mobile phone batteries, Bio battery sounds like a plausible solution. It feeds off carbohydrates (sugar) and utilizes enzymes as the catalyst to generate electricity. With the promise of lasting three to four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium batteries, investing in a can of coke (Sometimes Alcohol!) every now and then doesn’t seem to be a bad proposition. Add to this, water and oxygen as residue when the battery dies, makes the concept sweeter!

0 Designer: Daizi Zheng

The Monte Carlo Leaflights Hotel

The Monte Carlo Leaflights Hotel

I know you go to beach hotels all the time, but hear me out! This is a pretty fabulous one. Why? The nice lights! The designers in this here project bring you a couple of lighting solutions that make the newly renovated Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel, Monte-Carlo S.B.M. a sight to behold! Come with me! Light up your seaside world!

0 Designer: WORKS.PSLAB

Double Headed Watering Can VS Godzilla

Double Headed Watering Can VS Godzilla

Oh no! Watch out you wilty-wanting flowers, you will be GROWN by the not one headed, but TWO headed watering can! Yes! It is “Symmetrican,” the watering can that is symmetrical! You can put water in on either side, the water flowing freely because of the hole on the other side. Then carry it where thou wilt, for it is simple to carry! Then, pour! It’s so simple, it’s just madness!

0 Designer: Saebyul Lim

Hang Me Some Tea

Hang Me Some Tea

If the Hanger Tea were to be submitted as an entry to tea-packaging-awards (if such a thing existed), I say it would win hands down! I can’t think of a better or more obvious way to pack teabags than this hanger & T-shirt design. It’s a funny take on how the simple motion of hanging a used teabag on the rim of your cup, be done. Color-coded for different varieties, the hangers are rather cute and so are the tea-shirts!

0 Designer: Soon Mo Kang

Et Tu Dyson?

Et Tu Dyson?

Before you critics go “Dyson Copy”, give designer Zizi Chen a chance to explain her take on this centrifugal wind driven fan that blows air from a circular band. Chen is a designer from China and her version was devised early last year, even before the Dyson announcement in October. Yup, its student work; but then again let’s not gets into who-inspired-who and instead concentrate on the dynamics of the Wind Circle.

0 Designer: Zizi Chen

The Quest for Real Unique Police Bikes

The Quest for Real Unique Police Bikes

Last time we had a design by Ciprian Frunzeanu, it was insane. In a good way. Today he’s re-inventing the standard Police bicycle. At the moment, there’s four main brands that produce Police-specific bikes: KHS, Fuji, Marin, and Smith+Wesson*. THey all look and function basically exactly like… well… every other bike. What Frunezeanu does here is try to set the P-bike aside completely.

0 Designer: Ciprian Frunzeanu