Don’t Fear The Middle Seat

Don’t Fear The Middle Seat

The seat diners dread the most is the uncomfortable center place, right where two tables join. Murphy’s Law comes into action and invariably one table is slightly taller than the other, causing an up-down situation! With the dedicated Plate For People Who Sit Between Two Tables, I’m sure we can tackle the awkward scene, and just for the novelty of eating off this cool plate, I’m willing to sit in the middle!

0 Designer: Shira Nahon

A Gentlemen's Lamp

A Gentlemen’s Lamp

How fantastically dandy is this? It’s just a lamp with a fun accessory! The Gentlemen table lamp wears its shade like a tuxedo shirt and bow tie. And like any good dandy, are interchangeable. You can mix and match to your heart’s content. Whimsically sophisticated and definitely very pop. It’s all made from stainless powdered and polished steel too. I want it.

0 Designer: Ramei Keum

Battered, Bruised, Broken, But Still Good

Battered, Bruised, Broken, But Still Good

A usual obsession with clean cut lines is not Matylda Krzykowski’s “MO,” or modus operandi – the name of her project. Made from spruce, each chair presents an archetype – of destruction perhaps. Chairs are usually thought of as utilitarian objects and even at their most abstract design; remain functional. Krzykowski distorts this reality by artfully destroying them.

0 Designer: Matylda Krzykowski

Let’s Tape Our Time

Let’s Tape Our Time

Ora is a handsome watch that takes a break from the digital and analog era. It comes with an in-your-face style and colors that are energetic. Vibrant as its looks is the system to tell time; three interwoven tapes, yes the measuring kind, move across the face to indicate the hour, minute and day. Fashionable or not, it certainly scores well in the product-design segment.

0 Designer: Alexandros Stasinopoulos

Feather or Leaf, I Love This Chair

Feather or Leaf, I Love This Chair

On first glimpse I had the Ivy Chair confused as one draped in a spray of feathers, but a closer look revealed it was swathed in enigmatic white leaves. Sign of purity? Poetic? Nay I think eccentric and exotic. Almost like bringing home a shower of your raked treasure from the garden and trying out a DIY project. Whatever! From contemporary interiors point of view, the Ivy Chair in white (and maybe in black for Takashi) will be perfect!

0 Designer: Satoshi Itasaka

Waiters Chime In!

Waiters Chime In!

What kind of friend do you want, waiters? Waiters, what would make your life easier? Would it be… shoes that’ll be kinder to your feet? Naw. How about a hat that has a little mechanical hand which wipes your brow of sweat? Sure? Naw, no. Oh I know! The “Waiter’s Friend!” It’s the swiss army knife of the waiter world!

0 Designer: Morph Design Studio

Portable Barista

Portable Barista

Huddle around coffee drinkers coz I bring to you this unique esPRESSivo Portable Espresso Coffee Maker. The trouble with brewing espresso outdoors is the dynamics of pressing coffee beans and of course the relevant equipments, so thermosflasks is the way to go. Until this brainwave of hand-pressing the beans using the esPRESSivo machine comes to life! The all-in-one-unit allows you to press the beans, light up a small flame at the base of the unit to brew your cuppa, and stores the surplus! Brilliant!

0 Designer: Shao-Lun Chao

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Adding a new dimension to photography is the Intel Capture180 Camera. Taking a tangent from the mega-pixel war, and data storage issues, the Capture180 Camera brings in the news with its Virtual Reality imaging proposal. It uses a 180 degree fish-eye lens to capture 180 degree hemisphere and stores the information as meta-data within each shot, allowing the camera’s viewfinder, a digital picture frame, or your computer screen to come alive with the images.

0 Designer: Lucas Ainsworth

Pledge For Domestic Can Crushers

Pledge For Domestic Can Crushers

The Automatic Aluminum Can Crusher is designed as a battery operated, automatic, aluminum, can crusher for domestic purposes. It’s a nifty recycler that works on an 18vdc power tool battery (and/or an AC adapter), and chomps on 40 cans on a full charge and yet hungry for more! Cans get crushed to 40% their original volume, and that’s quite neat. Although what we see in the video is a very rough cut of what’s to be expected, the project has made its way to Kickstarter and a pledge is going around for it. Maybe you want to chip in.

0 Designer: Doug Wehrly For Zertronix

Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds That Actually Work!

Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds That Actually Work!

Sony approached me a few months ago about a stereo bluetooth headset. I had my doubts because I’ve used my share and the declarations never meet up with experience. The Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 however are all that and a bag of chips provided you have a fully compatible device. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Sony Ericsson ( Buy it here )

Glassy French Press

Glassy French Press

If you’ve seen one french press, you’ve seen them all right? The art of the french press is in its simplicity. No complicated machinery or doo-dads. This french press is different because it’s molded out of a single piece of glass framed in metal. It’s not just a design aesthetic but for durability too. A single solid piece of glass is far more shatter resistant.

0 Designer: Chris Woodward

The Ultimate Flat Iron, KQC Turbo Review

The Ultimate Flat Iron, KQC Turbo Review

A flat iron review? Are you serious? Yes I’m TOTALLY FOR SERIOUS. The KQC Turbo Generation II isn’t just any flat iron. It comes with a slew of promises from faster, safer heating to protecting your hair while straightening it. Any of you privy to the experience of professional irons know there is a huge difference between a $200+ iron and a $30+ iron. Hit the jump and I’ll explain why this $200+ iron is a must have for anyone who regularly straightens their hair.

0 Designer: KQC ( Buy it here )

Dancing Vases

Dancing Vases

I like these vases. They are an exploration of the latest laser sintering technology and illicit childhood memories of spinning tops. Each of the 5 vases is a snapshot of a top from the point of spin to a wobbling stand still. I love the design and what it stands for. They’re currently on exhibition at the London Design Festival but I’m crossing my fingers that these will go into production.

0 Designer: Robin van Hontem