Stay on Target... Stay on Target...

Stay on Target… Stay on Target…

Target Project is the brainchild of Benjamin Males, a dude who aims to “raise questions about our experience and relationship with surveillance technologies and CCTV.” The device(s) Males has created record time, date, weight, height, obesity, and skin color for analysis. Good or evil?

0 Designer: Benjamin Males

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

When surround sound started to be pushed by home audio companies, the movie they used to push it with was Jurrasic Park. Hearing the T-Rex roar from all directions was the most excellent experience I’d ever had at a department store, and to my ears, it really did surround the room. But our ears have become more sophisticated in the short time between then and now, and Simon Denzel’s “Mono” is bringing us closer to real professional home surround sound.

0 Designer: Simon Denzel

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

There are few companies who evoke experience and know-how in speaker design as Bowers & Wilkins do. The company has over 40 years of history creating some of the best sound experiences for consumers and audiophiles alike. I had the opportunity to review their Zeppelin Speaker for the iPod. It’s been getting rave reviews from customers and won a Gold 2008 IDEA award. Kudos to Native Design. Must be good right?

0 Designer: Native Design

Hamper is the Washing Machine

Hamper is the Washing Machine

I fail at managing laundry. I have way too many clothes. When I am ready to wash, it’s an all day affair dragging heavy baskets to and from the washer/dryer. I’m not saying I’m too busy or lazy. I just want a simpler solution and I think designer Guopeng Liang is on to something with his iBasket concept.

0 Designer: Guopeng Liang

Trigano Coffee Table, DO WANT!

Trigano Coffee Table, DO WANT!

The Trigano Coffee Table designed by Michael Laut is an architectural piece of modern living for any space. It is made with a large piece of acrylic bent 90 degrees, suspended in place by a wooden brace. The innovative and dramatic design provides for expansive foot-room as well as a striking visual statement.

0 Designer: Michael Laut

Luminodot, Don't Call it a Lite-Brite

Luminodot, Don’t Call it a Lite-Brite

I had a Lite-Brite growing up. The idea of sticking colored plastic nibs into a backlit board was so simple yet I remember sitting on the floor for hours on end, hypnotized by my juvenile creativity. Fast forward 20 years later and I’m getting that feeling again. Bandai has a Lite-Brite like product called the Luminodot. Same concept but for the 21st century.

0 Designer: Luminodot

I've Traveled Each and Every Highway

I’ve Traveled Each and Every Highway

And more, much more than this, I did it My Way. And thanks to Signce Studio, you can do it your way with My Way too. This handheld device makes it possible not only to use a Get-There-Quick method, but a Smell-The-Roses method as well! Take note of the excellent integration of similar devices and innovation that makes My Way a new one.

0 Designer: Signce Studio

Alien Saucer Lands. FRED Humidifier Review

Alien Saucer Lands. FRED Humidifier Review

Living in L.A. means dealing with desert heat and the dry conditions that accompany it. I’ve used a number of humidifiers in the past and tho all performed as expected – they always ended back in the box relegated to the back of a closet. After using the FRED Humidifer by Swizz Style for several weeks, I’ve come to realize why my closet is filled with a bunch of past contenders.

0 Designer: Matti Walker

Coox in the Kitchen

Coox in the Kitchen

Another entrant in this year’s Electrolux design contest, the Coox cook top table makes urban living a cinch. The flexibility enables you to roll it where needed. Now cooking in your living room right in front of the TV, or by your desk in the office is just a matter of convenience. When the unit is off, it even doubles as a table for serving and eating.

0 Designer: Antoine Lebrun

Stackable Seating made with Zero Defects

Stackable Seating made with Zero Defects

The Mebel furniture series has a set of stackable chairs made of molded wood or plastic. The ergonomic shape and portability make it ideal for hotel and office lobbies. What’s more, construction adheres to the six sigma philosophy, meaning zero defects – an idea I hope more furniture designers adopt.

0 Designer: Daniel Milchtein Peltsverger

I Want a Bath, Spa, and Jacuzzi but Got No Space

I Want a Bath, Spa, and Jacuzzi but Got No Space

I’m not going to poo-poo my apartment because I actually have a nice bathroom but am no where near sporting a bath, spa, and jacuzzi all in one unit. Have you seen the size of those tubs? They’re HUGE. Designer Dominik Chojnacki must understand my pain because his SPAcer is a movable Spa bath that can fold up against the wall to save floor space. Nevermind that it looks like an Orca turned upside down, Dominik claims the shape was inspired by two rain drops.

0 Designer: Dominik Chojnacki

Airport Jitters

Airport Jitters

Airport navigation can be a trick, especially if you live in a large metropolitan area. With Gauri Sharma’s Ascend design, preparing to fly becomes more enjoyable than the flight! Vibrating stickers with flight information and modular touchscreen kiosks are the keys to this airport revolution…

0 Designer: Gauri Sharma

Kitchen on Wheels, Natch!

Kitchen on Wheels, Natch!

One of the top entrants in this year’s Electrolux design contest is the Kitchen Drawer. Designed for the internet generation – you know the type, always connected, always mobile, and most likely living in urban areas where space is a commodity.

0 Designer: Nojae Park