Cooling Ribs? No! Seat!

Cooling Ribs? No! Seat!

That’s just crazy, what are you saying, that this isn’t just a gigantic cooling unit for my 1980′s jumbo computer? I predict that in the future, all chairs will be bigger than houses and will only be affordable by the super rich! But for now, we’ve got this amazing “Hi-Tech Couch” inspired by just that, cooling ribs from a computer. But wait, why does the preview pic for this post have the chairs staged in a graffiti filled hallway?

0 Designer: Design-Gezunt Studio

Sleepy Joe's Boring Book Emporium!

Sleepy Joe’s Boring Book Emporium!

Have you ever read any of the Lord of the Rings novels? Books? And you didn’t fall asleep? Wow. Have you read the Silmarillion? Ah THERE we go, now you’re snoozin. No matter the quality of the book, the perfection in the organization and execution of the words, sometimes books can just lull you to sleep. When that happens, there’s “Sleepy Joe Inflatable Book Cover and Pillow!” Stay awake and read this!

0 Designer: Shinyoung Ma

What Does Design Work Smell Like?

What Does Design Work Smell Like?

Mine smells like a cat, and sneezing. It’s kind of like a survival course. But for Vivian Chun-Yen Wang as a design student, it’s the school’s natural odor, of course! Her project here deals with the olfactory portion of everyday working in a non-culinary environment. Why non-culinary? Because they’re basically the only ones that already have their smells mastered!

0 Designer: Vivian Chun-Yen Wang

Scales Are Never My Friend

Scales Are Never My Friend

Standing on scales to check your weight is supposed to be this hushed up ritual (unless you’re thin) that no one is supposed to know of. So I’m really curious to know how people will react and accept the Riant Weighing Scale. It’s got this jazzy pendulum system to it, with one knob that stays focused at your previous weight (or desired weight) and the other one that reads your actual weight. Stand on it, and god forbid you’ve gain weight; it lets out this shrill sound of pendulums crashing!

0 Designer: Daum Gano

Bike Thief, Don’t Even think About It Mister

Bike Thief, Don’t Even think About It Mister

Bike Thieves move on to your next victim, because this bicycle has BROKEN WHEELS! This exact feature is what keeps the bike safe. I love this ingenious idea that kind of breaks down the inner rim of the wheel, so that it becomes an unstable cycle with wonky-wheels that no one can ride. Anti-Theft Collapsible Bike Wheel; that’s what you call this baby.

0 Designer: Carmond Lai

American Cardboard Machine!

American Cardboard Machine!

Yes, it has struck again. It’s cardboard! And made and treated the way we’re talking about here, it’s chemical free, recycled, and recyclable! How is that for wrapping your arms around some bark? Included in this post are several designs, all designed by Ben Blanc Studio made exclusively for Cardboardesign, all ready to be slap-packed and picked up by you for you and yours.

0 Designer: Ben Blanc Studio

Wallpaper ALIVE!

Wallpaper ALIVE!

The only experience I’ve ever had with wallpaper has been all within thus: looking at, pulling down, and pasting up. Not too exciting! But what’s this!? Wallpaper concepts? What could possibly be done with wallpaper! Kicki Edgren Nyborg will let you know! Inside this post are three concepts that live by the theme “Alive!” They’re called “Wake-up Wall,” get to know them!

0 Designer: Kicki Edgren Nyborg

This is Pants Seat

This is Pants Seat

Is it a side table? No! Well kind of. Is it a stool? No! Well actually you can sit on it, too. But what is it? Simple. It’s a book container! And it looks just like pants! Why would someone do that? Well, let me tell you! They want to make us (you and me) wear pants everywhere! Even in our own homes. That’s insane! But let me tell you, these pants wont rip.

0 Designer: Alex Bradley Design

Map Hole Points The Way

Map Hole Points The Way

Map Hole is a new road guidance tool designed to direct pedestrians and travelers to their final destination using existing elements in the urban landscape. It locates the pedestrian with a starting point and provides information on the exact distance or average walk time to the listed landmarks. It sounds intriguing but I feel like I need a cartography degree to understand it. If this were real, you might just enter a city full of confused people looking down at the ground.

0 Designer: Jiae Kwon

Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

They’re not pigs at all. They’re a mobile, wireless projector and speaker set called Polpettek. Say that 10x fast. The anthropomorphic flavor is supposed to be more inviting and blend in better as objects of design rather than electronic equipment. The little speakers have magnetized feet so if you wanted to stack them into one large multichannel speaker – you can. There’s no info regarding specs but the designer’s last name is Alessi (no relation). Uncanny tho. It would fit right in their product line.

0 Designer: Eduardo Alessi

Awesome Cuteness In A Cup

Awesome Cuteness In A Cup

On the lookout for something super cute, delicate yet functional to add to your walls? I’ve found you the right stuff! Hookmaker Teacups add grace where it is lacking; it holds your knickknacks and trinkets, and has a hook for you to hang your keys. I’d like to hang a bunch of these together, just for their dramatic effect.

0 Designer: Kegan Fisher [ Buy it Here ]

Crank Up Some Lights This Time

Crank Up Some Lights This Time

You do recollect the Crank Up Battery, right? Close on heels to that concept is this Eco – Twinkle Light. Just like how you would crank up the battery or simply sharpen a pencil, you rotate Twinkle’s handle to charge it up. Twinkling fairy lights with loads of imaginary fairy dust, sparkle up this gem of an idea!

0 Designer: Kenan Wang

Colors For Cooking

Colors For Cooking

Coral is this elegant pan that you can use for cooking and serving, but unlike the rest of the gang, this one comes coated with thermochromic spots. The pale blue dots turn into bright orange beauties, as the temperature of the pot increases. The handles on the pan comes off easily, thanks to the plug-spring system used. This ways you get to cook safely and efficiently and then slide off the pan-handle and serve right away!

0 Designers: William Spiga & Juliana Martins