No Faster Way to Chop a Room Up

No Faster Way to Chop a Room Up

Presenting that which is spreading the designer room sea apart. The Nomad shall intensely and in a cute manner allow you to split your rooms apart in a way that is both efficient and colorful, easy to store, and because of the form and materials, easy to replace and increase the quantity of. Slip, connect, clip, and surprise! It is wall time.

0 Designers: Jaime Salm and Roger Allen with MIO

Digital and Analog, Perfectly in Sync for the Clock Which has Captured My Heart

Digital and Analog, Perfectly in Sync for the Clock Which has Captured My Heart

OK show of hands: who is in the mood for the perfect wall-clock. One…two…ok everybody? Lets get to it: Masayoshi Suzuki of Pinto busts out the Digilog, a clock where the analog hand shows the minutes, while the digital number displayed at the top shows the hour. What else do you want? Fill up the apartment buildings, hotels, and the White House, because this is it! This is the future!

0 Designer: Masayoshi Suzuki

Don't Call it a Bean Bag, SumoSac Review

Don’t Call it a Bean Bag, SumoSac Review

Around this time last year we reviewed the Sumo Omni Lounge. It’s still in the office and despite being subjected to people instinctually wanting to run and “cannonball” on it, it has held up well. We recently had a chance to try out Sumolounge’s new and expanded product line, namely the SumoSac. In short, everything has been vastly improved. Tho the original Sumo Omni used “beads” and retained a beanbag-like consistency, the SumoSac is totally different. It opts for batting. Hit the jump for our review.

0 Designer: Sumolounge [ Buy it Here ]

Tapping Your Way Up The Charts

Tapping Your Way Up The Charts

If there truly is design for the masses, this music creation tool definitely qualifies. Using friction-sensitive sensors on the glove’s fingertips, users tap out a rhythm and beat while the recorder on the back of the hand sends it wirelessly to your ears and saves it all for later editing. There’s nothing quite like using preexisting habits of behavior to define user interface issues; a really smart idea from Designer Petr Hampl.

0 Designer: Petr Hampl

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Rechargeable batteries sure have helped make my life a lot easier, but I sure do hate the bulkiness of the machines that allow me to recharge my batteries. Trying to pack up my gadgets to take with me on the go is a struggle enough, why add the extra bulk of a battery charger to the equation? Here I introduce to you Febot- The answer to all of your gadget packing needs.

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon

Kappu Lamps Light Up Italian Design

Kappu Lamps Light Up Italian Design

It doesn’t take too sharp an eye to pick out true Italian design. The colors and shapes jump out at you, smacking you with clarity of form and just enough flare to draw the eye. These Kappu lamps from Giorgio Biscaro do just that with its two thermoformed sheets of polypropylene that clip together and shroud the filament lamp inside. With the ease of deconstruction, different finishes and colors can be mixed and matched to your style, while the materials keep costs low.

0 Designer: Giorgio Biscaro

So Very Many Shreds on the Shred Head -it's a Super Shredder!

So Very Many Shreds on the Shred Head -it’s a Super Shredder!

Sometimes, the shredder is not enough. Sometimes the shredder is not big enough, not mean enough, and not shreddery enough. Shreddery isn’t a real word, you might say. Well I say the Paper2Dust doesn’t know the meaning of words. With the ability to shred your papers as much or little as you want, allowing you to see the carnage firsthand without any mess, the Dust and you will destroy all important documents like they were ninja turtle babies.

0 Designer: Bluelarix Designworks

Attn Sneaker Seekers, Collectors, and Displayers

Attn Sneaker Seekers, Collectors, and Displayers

So, your footwear choice depends on the kind of clouds that are coming in this afternoon, hm? You’ve put down cardboard over puddles to keep the bottoms of your shoes clean, yes? You’ve stood in line with a perfectly good pair of shoes to buy a pair of shoes you’ll never wear in public, true? Check it out. For your own shoe museum: the Shrine Rack.

0 Designer: Fernando A. Robert [ Buy It Here ]

When I Grow, You Grow

When I Grow, You Grow

There can be strong emotional connections between plant growers and the plant during the growth cycle. From the moment the seed is planted, to the time when the plant dies, it is monitored by the grower. This monitoring is often subconsciously scheduled into the user’s daily routine.

0 Designer: Jason Kline

Here We Go Loopt-y Loo

Here We Go Loopt-y Loo

Eva Bauer & Hetal Jariwala are at their flippin’ tricks again and have once again created a highly functional stylish shopping bag to add to their Flip and Tumble collection. We first saw their 24-7 bag earlier this year that caught my attention – a bag to ball in 8 seconds, you can’t beat that. Yet they did it again with the Loopt bag.

0 Designer: Eva Bauer & Hetal Jariwala

Moving Clock Makes Your Eyes Pop

Moving Clock Makes Your Eyes Pop

Let me tell you a story about the alarm clock. Today I slept right through mine. But not before I woke several times before the correct wake-time. And the alarm was soo far away, and on my cellphone/mobile. If I were able to see the time I had left, this might have been avoided!

The Mac Attack analogues my woes away.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Tea Light Supernova in the Sky

Tea Light Supernova in the Sky

I always end up buying too many tea lights for Halloween pumpkins, but maybe this chandelier one-off from Daniel Becker can help put the extras to good use. Using ~140 tea light settings with low wattage bulbs replacing live flames, “Tee Licht” would make a sharp addition to any room. As a bonus, you could hook it up to a rope come New Year’s and use it for your own personal crystal ball drop.

0 Designer: Daniel Becker

Lumin Lamp or Jellyfish or Deformed Airship?

Lumin Lamp or Jellyfish or Deformed Airship?

Inspired by Japanese paper lamps, Lumin is both a modern and simplistic in the way it captures the essence of form while bringing warmth to a space. This lamp was designed to create a moody atmosphere. The organic shape helps soften and diffuse light and encourages different fall off points. Beautiful.

0 Designer: Devin Sidell