A New Look At The Carafe

A New Look At The Carafe

Venice is host to some of the most spectacular glass factories in the world. A place where exquisite mouth-blown pieces are created every single day. I found new respect for this industry when I visited one such factory and saw how they artistically breathe life and form into a blob of molten glass. Featured here is the Barbara Carafe Vase, a beautiful mouth-blown piece with modern sensibilities. A colored crystal ball doubles as a seal and a tactile magic ball to the carafe.

0 Designer: Nina Jobs [ Buy It Here ]

You Have Smartphones? Here's a Smartwatch

You Have Smartphones? Here’s a Smartwatch

Sleek and minimal? Check. Large screen? Check. Oodles of tech? Check, check and check! The E’llipse Traveler is a watch to end all watches. Why? Because it has a fancy processor and the latest algorithms in human-machine learning. Yes it learns you! It knows what you want and keeps you up to date. That’s not all. ZigBee and Bluetooth modules enable indoor localization, an impossible feat for GPS. The UI is based on widgets – one for every kind; time, weather, calendar and a custom API lets developers get creative.

0 Designers: Su Chew Lee & Paolo Di Prodi

Treats Come In Triplets

Treats Come In Triplets

Three for one, that’s how I look at the nifty Trinity Dish. The holidays are near so I’m all for anything that promises less prep and cleanup. They’re two much for these two little hands! The Trinity Dish unfolds into, count ‘em – one, two, three dishes offering guests bite sized goodies. Get real creative and use them for decor, say a beautiful candle display or maybe little storage containers for your home office.

0 Designer: Lisa Hilland [ Buy It Here ]

A Radio For Treehuggers

A Radio For Treehuggers

It’s a wooden log and a radio. That ain’t all folks. It’s also solar powered and if Mr. Sunshine isn’t happy that day, there’s a dynamo powered by your finger. I love the giant wooden rotary dials to change stations and volume. The old school retractable antenna nostalgically tugs at my heart too. Sure I have no idea what station I’m changing to but it looks like an ewok crafted it so I totally approve. BTW, 80% of the radio is oak. The rest are radio components. Treehuggers might like it… or will they hate it since it’s made from a tree? Hmmm

0 Designers: Solène Le Goff & Christophe Gouache

Everyday Socket Rings

Everyday Socket Rings

Welcome back for this day’s installment of the Everyday. Every single day you (or at least I) use a plug, or multiple plugs to activate the objects we use that require the power. The power of electricity. But how can the power of LOVE be attained? With a plug. In what’s more than just a simple gesture here, Anna Yu of Yu Yu Design presents the Plug and Socket Duo Ring – one male, one female.

0 Designer: Anna Yu of YU YU Design

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Nice name, huh? Actually the name is “Breeze Radio” but I thought it better to make it more technical to get you weird electricity connection lovers in here nice and interested. I recently discovered how easy it is to instal a light fixture. Exciting, huh? Knowing that, I find the concept of a wind based acoustic coupler radio pretty neat! Let’s get a better look at it!

0 Designer: Chiu Chi Hung

This is no Tippy Cup

This is no “Tippy Cup”

When I was a little fellow, I had several new-age solutions for my spilling tendencies. One was, as the title suggests, a “tippy cup.” The tippy cup was a regular cup with a screw-on lid that had a little sippy tip on the top and a weighted half-sphere on the bottom. It worked wonders until I learned how to get the top off! What designer Kenyon Yeh’s got for us here is a simpler solution for a slightly less destructive child.

0 Designer: Kenyon Yeh

Magical Transparent Fireplace

Magical Transparent Fireplace

The beauty of the Electrolux Fireplace is that it stands out as this opaque ceramic column that slowly turns translucent to transparent, as the flames flare up. Upon cooling down the column goes back to being the white shaft it was. Kinda like now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t. Maybe the impending winter has something to do with it, but I think this design is awesome! The video is cool too.

0 Designer: Camillo Vanacore

Spices That Defy Gravity

Spices That Defy Gravity

Come summer and most rural Indian women gather in courtyards to pound heaps of fresh herbs and spices to store in huge glass jars. Urbanization and instant foods have thankfully spared me the trouble, but where to store my good? Zero Gravity Magnetic Spice Rack & Magnetic Spice Stand looks to be an apt solution. With 12 airtight canisters and easy one-handed operation, the jars defy GRAVITY in a very unique way! More info ahead…

0 Designer: Zevro [ Buy Spice Stand | Buy Spice Rack ]

What A Block Of Light!

What A Block Of Light!

The Block Lamp has been around for a while but I bet you didn’t know about its unique features. Each part of the block lamp was hand casted, then goes into an extremely long cooling process to avoid cracking when exposed to strong temperature changes. Awesome right! Even the matte bulb is sand-blasted for durability, and for once it’s a design that comes with the light bulb included! How thoughtful!

0 Designer: Harri Koskinen [ Buy It Here ]

2 O2s and I Breath Right

2 O2s and I Breath Right

So you’ve got the sort of condition where you need oxygen. I mean more oxygen than normal. I mean oxygen in a way that you’ve got to get it in the tube through your nose basically constantly. What do you do? You rely on out-dated “just fix it” type solutions that have little regard for the limits they create that you shouldn’t have to face. What do you do? You holster up a couple packs of O2 and be right on your way with this fabulous device right here: “Plus O2!”

0 Designer: Shelly Rubenstein

The Spruce Whale

The Spruce Whale

A futuristic flying marvel the likes of which have never been seen! The WB-1010 is a concept plane made to make use of yet-to-be-invented materials and technology and aims to meet the demands the world 85 years from now will make. Speed, comfort, and space for a whole lot of people, that’s what this is all about. You’re in for a real treat of shocking and splendidly fantastic conceptual technology in one notorious BIG future plane!

0 Designer: Reindy Allendra

Sittin Around on Shrooms!

Sittin Around on Shrooms!

Yes, the “Mustool,” exactly the seat you need to build your Streets of Amsterdam themed bar and grill around. Or perhaps the psychedelic masterpiece Heavy Metal is more your mushroomy pleasure? Or perhaps you’re in the mood for Alice in Wonderland? That’s what designer Gray Goh Szjin had in mind when these fungus among-us type chairs came drifting between the ears.

0 Designer: Gray Goh Szjin