My Body Paint Communicates With Lights And Music

My Body Paint Communicates With Lights And Music

Imagine painting your body with a specially formulated ink and your gestures, movements or touch allowing you to communicate with electronic devices directly. Bare is this new parasitic technology being explored where you apply the special paint to your body via brush, stamp, or spray. The paint acts as a medium to send information from a person to another, transmit data from a person to a computer, or power small LEDs.

0 Designers: Bibi Nelson, Matt Johnson, Isabel Lizardi & Becky Pilditch

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island

Flamboyance in prepping the food, presenting and entertaining guests from the kitchen space is an art in itself. Pelago Kitchen Island is for those who like to show-off their cooking skills but have limited space. The workstation features multiple counter surfaces that slide away to reveal the sink and has drawers for specific tasks. Granite countertops and aluminum sinks are the obvious choice of materials as they are easy to maintain. It even has a niche space for 2 people to sit while you do the cooking.

0 Designer: Curtis Ma

Super Green, Super Dangerous, Super Bike

Super Green, Super Dangerous, Super Bike

So you’d like to have a tiny motorcycle. So you’d like to have a fast motorcycle. So you’d like to have a safe motorcycle. I am sorry you cannot have all three! What you’ve got here is a very fast, very dangerous vehicle. It’s called the Halbo, and it’s got a BMW stamp on it. It’s tiny and it’s got a front wheel motor combined with a sphere form rear wheel.

0 Designer: Pierre Yohanes Lubis

B- For Briefcase Baby Seat

B- For Briefcase Baby Seat

Styled as a sleek looking Samsonite Briefcase, the B-Seat is in fact a baby seat for infants and children up to 6 years. The focus of this concept is mainly on safety, ergonomic details, comfort and looks. Designed to be molded from strong plastic with chrome details, the guise of an elite briefcase befits the globe-trotting mamas and dads. Two things missing: comfy, cushioned seating that most baby seats require and handles to carry it. However the exterior design is totally with it!

0 Designer: Cesar Estrada

Zen Audi

Zen Audi

When I first learned to ride a horse, I was told that I needed to move with the horse, as if of one mind. I was bucked off twice before I finally let go and learned to let go and move with “Davis” the horse, as opposed to trying to force her to bend to my will. That lesson seems to be apparent in Designer Andrea Mocellin’s latest “EXO- AUDI” concept. Andrea feels that the best way to drive is to be at one with your machine.

0 Designer: Andrea Mocellin

Smokers Rejoice! Open Smoking Booth

Smokers Rejoice! Open Smoking Booth

Design to encourage a bad habit? Go figure! FRESH is an open smoking booth designed for airport terminals. This “bubble” of self contained smoke air is filtered and fresh air is released. It’s modern and sleek with a circular arm stand on the base embedded into the floor. A cylindrical glass ash bin with a metal top stands in the middle.

0 Designer: D.K. Wei

My Little Notepad

My Little Notepad

Aversion to new fangled technology? Wanna keep it old school but modern and classy? Don’t I sound the an infomercial? If you said yes to all the above, check out this credit card size notepad. It uses foil and rubber to imprint whatever you write using an included stick but any blunt surface will do. If you’re not familiar with the old tech, the built-in slider brings it to a clean slate. I believe this is concept only.

0 Designer: Piotrek Gorski

Best of June 2009

Best of June 2009

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in June 2009.

Stool, Bookshelf, Table

Stool, Bookshelf, Table

Park your butt on it or stow some books; you got to hand it to these wonderful designers for addressing many issues at one go. For example, if you have space crunch, then this impromptu bookshelf stool is handy. Notice how the deep U-s hold thick fat books comfortably! You like modular, multifunctional stuff; check the box! Using bending technique for molding the 8 layers of industrial gray felt (stuck with epoxy resin) and 2 layers of veneer, this piece could add a third dimension to it….use it as a table!

0 Designers: Can Onart, Elissa Myres & Bethany Casperite

The Simplest Hammer Clock

The Simplest Hammer Clock

The simplest lockdown. The perfect form. What kind of minimalism are you into? I’m listening to one of the music mixtapes released in honor of Michael Jackson: this one has a vocals-only track of “Rock with You.” Perfect, wonderful, simple. In the clock you see here, we’ve got a companion in time. The colored circle, the giant nail marking the 12 and holding the clock to the wall, and the two hands of father time. Ow!

0 Designer: Paul Loebach

Retro Pipes For The Kitchen Sink

Retro Pipes For The Kitchen Sink

Reminding us of the 1930s’ Industrial American Era is the latest collection of Steam Valve Faucets from Jaclo. The retro steamline style is quite evident in the line-up and I quite like it! The collection includes Faucets, Spouts, and Pot Fillers. The most interesting one of course is the Pull-off Spray that unwinds from the bridge mixer (both wall and deck mounted) to be used as a handy hose. The green brigade will love the fact that this collection complies with WaterSense criteria.

0 Designer: Jaclo

Car of Magnetic Proportions

Car of Magnetic Proportions

You’ve got the need for the speed in the streets. You’ve got to go faster than your crappy metal-on-metal jalopy can take you. Faster, harder, stronger! Check out the Nissan-Motivity 400C concept by Tryi Yeh. The 400C has the Maglev engine system in each tire, making it quite floaty and speedy. The 400C has a wild, new triangle shape that reduces drag, while the driver seat controls retain their classic build (although, as you’ll see, you still might have a time getting used to the seat!)

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Shovel, Rake Or Blow; Take Your Pick

Shovel, Rake Or Blow; Take Your Pick

The “Silver Generation” as referred to by designer Theresa is an ageing, independent lot who rely on simple technology to help them perform their daily chores. Stuff like mowing the lawn, shoveling the driveway or raking the leaves was once done by their children for allowances, is now to be done by them. BUD – E is meant to help this generation (who is most often bogged with some age-related medical issue) do such outdoor tasks with ease and independence. The biggest USP…a single machine performs all the aforementioned tasks.

0 Designer: Theresa Berg