R U Down W/ Fluorescent?

R U Down W/ Fluorescent?

The quest for the new fabulous lighting fixture continues. What have we got here? A spaceship named “Sputnik.” Our newest obsession Oliver Schick has this T-8 fluorescent tube pendant luminaire whipped up and ready to take on the 70′s today! In an effort to revitalize the “clunky” ringshaped tube of that Star Wars era, Schick creates this space-inspired hanging lamp to keep the “time-tested” lighting solution alive!

0 Designer: Oliver Schick

To Shave All Areas

To Shave All Areas

Yes if you, too, would love to evolve and cut off all that hair you’ve got on your body, you gorilla person, then you’ll be glad to know there’s now one SINGLE tool to do it all. The “All Area” shaver by designer Jonas Buck. Take this info from a couple of Ken dolls and discover for yourself what hair goes and what hair stays.

0 Designer: Jonas Buck

Heavenly Abode

Heavenly Abode

Rebuilding New Orleans is an ongoing effort and pitching into the concept-zone is the New Orleans Arcology Habitat or NOAH. Since the details on this structure are in-depth and plenty, lets plunge into them right away. NOAH proposes to be a habitat for 40,000 residents who can benefit from the planned residential units, school system, commercial, retail, hotels, casinos, parking, and public works facilities.

0 Designers: E. Kevin Schopfer in collaboration with Tangram 3DS

Dispensable Water

Dispensable Water

The Source Project indulges in a whole new way of purchasing and dispensing packaged drinking water. The system requires store owners and vendors to install a Source Water Fountain outside their shops, like how you have those candy dispensing machines. You need to do a onetime purchase of the special Source Bottle from them, and then fill up the water. Every time you purchase a refill of water, you get credited a certain number of redeemable points. The highlight is the unique water-filling process and the bottle.

0 Designer: Oliver Craig

Ten Incredible Light Options

Ten Incredible Light Options

You may spend thousands of Dollars re-doing your home, but all the money is wasted if you don’t create the correct ambiance. How do you get that? Simple, compliment what you got with the correct lighting. This is the one deciding factor that can either hype up the room, or make it dowdy and drab. Let’s look at Ten Incredible Light Options that will surely glam-up your space.

0 Designers: Various

For Those Who Still Own CD Albums

For Those Who Still Own CD Albums

And for those of you who still buy CD albums? Hands up, everybody who still purchases music CDs from the record store. Wild! Some of you do? Alright then, let’s get on with it. Here’s a way for you CD-o-philes to get your aesthetic pleasure on. You open your cd, listen to it for a while, then put it away – where? In your brand new “Qubiq” case, right up there on your wall! Isn’t that pretty?

0 Designer: Kenneth Lylover

Not Just a Chair, My Friends

Not Just a Chair, My Friends

Oh no! This is not just a chair. It’s “My Bedside Chair” -for your derrier. But not just for your derrier. Nay! Tis also for a bit of the old storage. What you put in there is your book and your pencil. It’s got some nice features, too! Like for example it’s made of solid ash wood and leather. What more could you want of a chair than wood?

0 Designer: Lewis Taylor

“Tikk, tikk... tekk!” The Special Sound Of Measure

“Tikk, tikk… tekk!” The Special Sound Of Measure

No more approximations, not even if you’re blind. A reassuring sound of “Tikk, tikk… tekk”, two fingers and some Braille embossed cylinders, mix them up and you got yourself the Tikk-Tekk Rainbow! It’s a low-cost universal measuring tool that uses a string (ranging from 1cm to 100 cm) wrapped within the casing, and is extended between the finger tips. Kinda like how you use your hands to gesture an estimated distance; only Tikk-Tekk gives you the exact numbers.

0 Designers: Guopeng Liang & Yun Li

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone is designed for both blind and sighted people. How? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile feedback they’re missing with ordinary touch-screens and blind people get a whole new interface made of braille. The idea was inspired by the little raised dot on the number 5 on almost all mobile keypads. Hey if it works, why not extrapolate the idea into a whole new interface?

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

Robot Overlords Disguised As Peace Robots

Robot Overlords Disguised As Peace Robots

We may not be able to end all wars but if this quattro is right, we can at least stop people from participating. Por que? Peace Robots serve the United Nations as an ad-hoc intervention squad. They’re subject to UN principles; neutrality and non-partisanship. “Non-lethal” systems enable them to defuse hot stops and potentially save civilian lives. Know what else? Peace Robots are not remote controlled. They’re self-governed and operate in swarms. O’rly? Please discuss.

0 Designers: Jupin Ghanbari, Benjamin Cselley, Jelena Stoikovic & Dominik Premauer

Be Neat and Tidy, Refresh Charging Station

Be Neat and Tidy, Refresh Charging Station

Refresh is a charging station for 3 or more devices (depends on how large they are). The station comes with connectors  for your most popular power hungry devices (finger points at my iPhone, Blackberry, and iPod). If your device uses mini, micro and standard USB, you’re covered too. It’s not anything fancy but as with all Bluelounge products, it’s about tidying up your space. Hit the link for a full list of compatible devices.

0 Designer: Bluelounge

Da Balloon Light

Da Balloon Light

Tis a variable volume lamp, the variable volume lamp you’ve always wanted! Aïssa Logerot inflates the lighting business with this thing called the “Lampad’air.” It’s an inflating lamp on a tiny tube with an inflating device attached. The light is intense. When the lamp inflates, the triangles move away from one another. When the triangles move apart, the light that can escape from the lamp increases! Wacky.

0 Designer: Aïssa+Logerot

Algae-Powered Transport Truck

Algae-Powered Transport Truck

This is a vehicle, for the world, to transport goods around the world, with a lot less pollution! Sounds great, doesn’t it? It’s able to drive on the road, get aboard some train tracks, travel really far (on ALGAE fuel cells!), get off the tracks, and go to where it needs to be! Fun, yes?

0 Designer: Benjamin Cselley, Jupin Ghanbari, Jessica Covi, Erol Kursani