Tom Dixon And His Pooch At The Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar

Tom Dixon And His Pooch At The Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar

Fresh after showcasing the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition, here’s a peek at what they are up to at the 100% Design festival. A series of interviews have been commissioned (in cooperation with Dezeen) and here’s a look at what Tom Dixon (with his cute lil dog) has to say about his projects at the Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar. Stay tuned for the upcoming Jaime Hayón interview featuring his chess set in Trafalgar Square, Yves Behar interview and round-up of other London Design Festival highlights.

Follow That Trail Of Footprints

Follow That Trail Of Footprints

One of the most important factors in cutting down the risks of the job is the gear that the firefighters use. Safety of Life Fireman’s Boots is a clever attempt to ensure that fighters can keep a tab on their partners and locate them instantly, in case of disorientation or the likes. The fireboots make an illuminating footprint on the floor of a room, leaving a trail of the user. Following the glowing footprints, the backup team can trace & reach the rescue worker, should he require it.

0 Designers: Sun-Woong Oh & Jin-hee Kim

Shadow Lighting

Shadow Lighting

Shade is a tool that allows you to control and sculpt shadows. To define new shadows in the room, you manipulate light through touching and stroking the surface in different ways. Shade also has behavioral automation that detects the way you move and where you place yourself in the room. This automation adjusts the shadows based on your habits.

0 Designer: Olivier Butstraen

Robotic Wheelchair Wunkerkind!

Robotic Wheelchair Wunkerkind!

Wheelchairs are a dime a dozen but the advent of advance and affordable robotics is truly enabling the disabled. The CARRIER Wheelchair does almost everything – making sure the user is fully independent, capable of traversing any terrain and situation.

0 Designers: Julia Kaisinger, Mayrhofer Mathias, Iranmanesh Niki, Demiric Bilge & Benesch Xiulian

Wall Plugs No Frills

Wall Plugs No Frills

These plugs are circular. Holy goodness it is a complete revolution in interior decorating. It’s another step back from decoration, that’s what it is. It’s the pushing back of details, creating a simpler, more chi-flowing world. Isn’t it? Take a vast look at these terrifically simplistic plug-ins and wonder to yourself how you ever lived without their elegant plugness (or lack thereof.)

0 Designer: Omer Arbel

Only Label Power Works Here

Only Label Power Works Here

Upgrading a redundant cellphone means adding to the pile of toxic trash that accumulates all around the world. The Label With Green is a concept phone aims at weaning you off the upgrade mania. To power the phone you need to use ECO-Green Electronic Labels, which are solar paper labels that juice up the phones various components (display, speaker, keypad, camera, and solar battery) independently. So to turn on any function, say display, you need to stick on enough solar labels onto the rear cover to power it.

0 Designer: 10.JIN Innovation Studio

Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

Shame on me! I’ve been a die-hard Omega Constellation fan all this while and have never looked beyond it. This was till I discovered the treasure trove of watches, right here on Yanko! My mistake, coz I’m not a watches-fetish-kinda-person. I stumbled upon the treasure here, while hunting for something inspirational for my husband, and boy is he going to enjoy this post! Come recount with me some really AWESOME Concept Timepieces, as classy and classic as YD!

0 Designers: Various

Now You See Chess, Now You Don't!

Now You See Chess, Now You Don’t!

So you’re on a road trip, right? You stop at your friendly “Everywhere America” restaurant and order a burger or a taco, and you sit down (with your travel buddy) and think, gosh, now I’m going to eat this food and we’ll have to just go again, without any chess at all. You want to play chess! But bringing a chess board in to a fast food restaurant is so awkward! What do you need? A Mirage.

0 Designer: Pengtao Yu

My Very Own Washing Drum

My Very Own Washing Drum

Easy Living Washing Machine was one of the French submissions at this year’s James Dyson Awards. The concept offers a solution for those seeking to do their laundry individually. Meaning, they don’t want to wait for the rest of the folks in their home to dump in their smellies! The system comprises of a single wall unit with framework to hook up the individual pods. It uses steam as a medium for cleaning and can wash small quantities at a time.

0 Designer: David Genin

Just a' Chillin It in the Cube

Just a’ Chillin It in the Cube

Have a seat, take a load off, enjoy some well-earned moments of peace inside your very own “Hûske.” What kinds of Hûske are there, you might ask? Well I can tell you! There’s the Rocking House, the Phone Booth, and the Mobile House. All the colors compliment each-other the way the structures themselves compliment the cubicle workday they are meant to accompany.

0 Designer: Jurjen van Hulzen

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Peugeot ELA is a concept car for the future. It’s green, mean and a blazing glory of fireball orange! Lemme explain, the vehicle is a hybrid of electro magnet and solar energy and runs on a thin surface of air. It’s not the first time that a designer has predicted that the future road surfaces will conform to the electro magnet tech used in trains. Anyways, the solar cells on the roof of the car provide the extra zing. I love the flashy bright color of this two-seater, do you?

0 Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual reality was once the holy grail of computer science and interactivity. It promised to free us from the limits of our bodies and allow our minds to roam free in a universe completely within our control. It was touted as the future entertainment medium with applications in science and medicine but designer Vagarsh Saakyan thinks it could be our whole way of life.

0 Designer: Vagarsh Saakyan

Kitchens Galore

Kitchens Galore

I have this obsession with kitchens. I’ve spent hours designing my dream kitchen with multiple manufacturers and have yet to put any plan into action. Call me crazy but the ratio of what I want and what I can actually afford is ridiculously large but Henrybuilt just introduced the Viola Park kitchen line promising luxury amenities at affordable costs in this economy. Let’s hit the jump, shall we?

0 Designer: Henrybuilt