Scrubbing Veggies to Scrubbing Shoes

Scrubbing Veggies to Scrubbing Shoes

I love this soon to be realized project called Plug-In. The designer, Fredrik Olsson worked within the current process of manufacturing vegetable brushes and extended production to produce these beautiful shoe brushes. The process actually uses skilled labor whom are visually impaired imparting a specialness to these already beautiful brushes. As I said before they’ll soon be available in Iris Hantverk stores this month so go get them and send me one!

0 Designer: Fredrik Olsson

Cooking Right at The Table

Cooking Right at The Table

Designers keep sending me induction cooking table concepts so I figure I better feature one of them. This one uses the tech to bring family into the cooking experience – to create a new kind of domestic ritual. They say a family that cooks and eats together stays together. I love the idea of cooking together but there’s something to be said about cooking in a proper kitchen. Many families bond in there too.

0 Designer: LDI Aramis Herrera

Yanko Claus: Win Herman Miller Select Tops!

Yanko Claus: Win Herman Miller Select Tops!

UPDATE: Congrats Igor and Tyler!

Charles Eames said toys and games are preludes to serious ideas. He is right. There is a link between problem solving, play and creativity. Designers should be having fun so we’re gifting a set of 3 Herman Miller Select tops made from exquisite wood to 2 lucky readers. All you have to do is tell me what the world’s 2nd best toy is and provide a link. Tops take the #1 spot, that’s a given. Remember, we’re gifting all this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: Herman Miller

Another Impostor!

Another Impostor!

A few posts ago we discussed how ID guys like to serenade one thing for the other, maybe it’s their kick for getting things intriguing. Why else would you want hand grenades fashioned as Salt & Pepper Shakers, but for their Taste Explosion?

0 Designer: Thabto [ Buy it Here ]

Flower Pill

Flower Pill

On one hand we have tech marvels like the Medicine Management System for the Elderly that helps establish a routine in pills popping, ensuring you take the correct dosage at the right time. And on the other, we have a simple in-your-face kinda a reminder: The Medi Flower. It repackages the tablets into cute little stands that you can place at an obvious spot. A constant reminder that you need to take your tablet….soon.

0 Designer: Moon Sun-Hee

Sit Deep on Nook

Sit Deep on Nook

An intrepid exploration into the lovely depths of knits and weaves. Designer Henry Sgourakis takes the patterns in weaves and knits of the Arts and Crafts period, past and present. My aunts live in a house filled with Arts and Crafts books, furniture, and nicks and nacks from all over the country, especially up in our corner of the United States – Midwest – Minnesota. And this lovely bit of furniture would be a wild, super addition to their world.

0 Designer: Henry Sgourakis

If Those Little Lights Aren't Cutting It

If Those Little Lights Aren’t Cutting It

So you’re hearing impaired. And the telephone rings. But you aren’t looking at the phone, so you can’t see that little light flashing on it.* Or you’re looking for a new solution for waking up in the morning. Or the doorbell rings. What ever do you do? You come over here and check this right out, right now! It’s a wristband that informs about all of that at once, through sensations in the skin!

0 Designer: May Wilson

Floatin' on High Class

Floatin’ on High Class

This is just the 50 feet flybridge motor yacht that you need. That’s what I’m about to stand by. This lovemobile has three decks of elegance. Like the yacht I just wrote about a few days ago, this is another fabulous automotive-inspired boat machine from Motion Code Blue. It’s called the SENTORI 50 R in all caps, and it’s so very visually powerful. Believe it. It looks to be a coupe!

0 Designer: Motion Code Blue

The Impostor Coaster

The Impostor Coaster

Antrepo is a whiz as far as churning out impersonation designs. Their Salt&Pepper Cell was simply delightful, and now joining the league is this “Traffitray”. The last leg to the “I’m not” product series”, this set of coasters scream I’m Not A Traffic Sign Tray! Crafted from shiny painted wood or colorful plastic, the color options include red, turquoise, green & Black&White. If you were to come up with similar impostors what would you make? Gimme wacky ones like an IV bag that’s a ketchup bottle kinds…

0 Designer: Antrepo Design Industry

Folding Fan Is A Keyboard

Folding Fan Is A Keyboard

The designers for this Keystick – fan folding-style-keyboard, say that it’s a part of their None Bacteria Project – aimed at cutting down spread infections. Ah…I don’t buy the story of it being designed for personalized used so that you don’t contaminate your fingers. I’d much rather have it as this cool futuristic fan that I flip out of my purse and use it with my iPhone to update my latest posts. I’ll have mine in Pink Mr. Kim!

0 Designers: Yoonsang Kim & Eunsung Park

Ten Distinguished Gifts for Someone Who Has Everything

Ten Distinguished Gifts for Someone Who Has Everything

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the season to smile and sweat! Smile: because you’re going to get loads of gifts and Sweat: because you’ll have to reciprocate the gesture! To answer the toughest question, ‘What do you get for someone who has everything’, we’ve drawn up a list of Ten Gifts that are really Distinguished. An array ideas to get something for someone who is a design connoisseur.

0 Designers: Various

Beetle B Kind And Cute

Beetle B Kind And Cute

Mr. B is the newest way for doing dishes. It uses supersonic technology, helps conserve water and eliminates contamination of water via detergents. Its design has been inspired by a prehistoric creature (wanna guess which?), and has a nanotechnology coating for self-cleaning and keeping Bacteria at bay. The soft rubber brush is safe on all surfaces and the ergonomically shape gives a good grip. It comes with a wireless charging cradle, and the LED “eyes” reflect the battery life and status.

0 Designer: Jinsoo Park for Cube2 Design

Gun on Wheels

Gun on Wheels

Let me just stop you right there. This thing is called the “Robotic Weapon”, but don’t be fooled! All this is really is a teleoperated MIl-Sim non-lethal paintball gun mounted on a 4-wheel-drive E-Maxx RC vehicle. Does that sound like anything you know? I remember a television show about these sorts of things I think. This lovely war machine’s alternate names are: “Kill Bot,” “Mega Hurtz,” “The Wireless Weapon,” and “SWAT BOT.”

0 Designer: Rogers Design Group