The Ultimate Flat Iron, KQC Turbo Review

The Ultimate Flat Iron, KQC Turbo Review

A flat iron review? Are you serious? Yes I’m TOTALLY FOR SERIOUS. The KQC Turbo Generation II isn’t just any flat iron. It comes with a slew of promises from faster, safer heating to protecting your hair while straightening it. Any of you privy to the experience of professional irons know there is a huge difference between a $200+ iron and a $30+ iron. Hit the jump and I’ll explain why this $200+ iron is a must have for anyone who regularly straightens their hair.

0 Designer: KQC ( Buy it here )

Dancing Vases

Dancing Vases

I like these vases. They are an exploration of the latest laser sintering technology and illicit childhood memories of spinning tops. Each of the 5 vases is a snapshot of a top from the point of spin to a wobbling stand still. I love the design and what it stands for. They’re currently on exhibition at the London Design Festival but I’m crossing my fingers that these will go into production.

0 Designer: Robin van Hontem

Volcanic Ash Furniture

Volcanic Ash Furniture

As I’m sure you’re already aware, the word “tephra” derives from a Greek word meaning “ash.” The title of this project is Tephra Formations so I’m sure you can see where this is headed already. I hope you’re gonna like going there. We’re about to totally go there. An armchair, pouf, low-table and the mother or all chairs, the Irregular Bomb.

0 Designer: Studio Robert Stadler

Another Glass of Bombay 2009

Another Glass of Bombay 2009

Oh you’re empty? Perhaps you’d like another sip. A few weeks ago we published the finalists for the 2009 Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition. After you look at that again, come back and take a peek at these followup videos of the big time event at the London Design Festival!

0 Designer: Bombay Sapphire

Glasses That Don’t Tipple

Glasses That Don’t Tipple

Downing those umpteen shots of Vodka or Tequila, you may tipple over my friend, but these Cordial Glasses won’t topple! Tipple-Topple; get it? Tip-less Cordial Glasses are clever coz they got an indent at their bottom that fit snugly into the bobs in their ceramic tray. Six glasses to a tray that won’t tip, but if you drop ‘em, they do go crash!

0 Designer: Scott Denison

Boy Are You Stressed

Boy Are You Stressed

I wouldn’t have realized if your watch hadn’t indicted that you’re all stressed up. Like the stress lines on your forehead or the outbreak of pimples are NO indications at ALL! Ok, I’m KIDDING! But really, do we need gadgets and gimmicks to inform of us of our stress levels? Ya-ha, coz we are too reliant on gizmos! My word won’t suffice, so you’re gonna countercheck my claims on something like the StressWatch! A watch that reports the Biofeedback of several body functions.

0 Designers: Michael Mathis & Gerda Hopfgartner

10 Designs for Kitty, Puppy, Fishy, and Birdy

10 Designs for Kitty, Puppy, Fishy, and Birdy

Everybody loves puppies! And if they don’t, they’re terrible! What this post is all about is the people who are completely devoted to bringing their entire life into the future, the design-conscious future! One that includes not only us humanoids, but out pets too! This is today’s top 10!

0 Designer: Pet Lovers Galore

Absolutely Basic Chair

Absolutely Basic Chair

Sometimes design gets so breathtakingly simple, it really makes no sense to mention it at all, as it’s seamlessly integrated into the everyday lives of us everyday people. Sometimes, however, items are so simple beyond the call of duty, further than they’d ever reasonably have to go, they’ve just gotta have a few words published about them. Enter “Chair?” by designer M Scherpenisse.

0 Designer: Maarten Scherpenisse

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