Logitech's MX Air Wants to Fly

Logitech’s MX Air Wants to Fly

When we found out an ordinary computer mouse won an 2008 IF award, we were intrigued and had to review it. Logitech was kind enough to supply us with a model and let me start by saying this is no ordinary mouse, not surprising since I later found out it was designed by Marcel Twohig. The man currently designs for Design Partners and worked with LG prior to that. The MX Air combines laser optics for millimeter point accuracy, touch controls for parts of its interface, and Freespace’s innovative motion sensing technology to track hand gestures.

0 Designer: Marcel Twohig

Tea is Drunk to Forget the Din of the World

Tea is Drunk to Forget the Din of the World

I’ll have what the swan is having. Adam Hammerman presents a strangely elegant take on England’s favorite bit of kitchenware, the teapot. It would be a strange feeling drinking from the mouth of this beautiful animal, but in-between tips we’ve got a wonderful work of art to lay the eyes upon in Tea Time bliss.

0 Designer: Adam Hammerman

A Piggy Saved is a Piggy Earned

A Piggy Saved is a Piggy Earned

Teaching children early about saving money is important, especially in today’s world. What fun for the children to learn this concept by using The Mini Pogo and Pogo Stool Toy. Designed by Joel Escalona, The Mini Pogo is a combination of a toy and a modernized version of the Piggy Bank that will hold the coins the children place inside encouraging them to save their money. The larger Pogo is a functioning stool and a toy.

0 Designer: Joel Escalona

Nokia Open Labs 2008

Nokia Open Labs 2008

Nokia has always been knows as the market leader when it comes to mobile phones. They have been a company of legacy and innovation. For the first time, Nokia has proudly brought us Nokia Open Labs 2008 – a conference hosted in Helsinki , Finland , dedicated to social media and the future of mobile devices. Let’s get the scoop on what Nokia has in the cooker.

Rolling Bag, Literally

Rolling Bag, Literally

The brainchild of designer Rooz Mousavi, the Samsonite OBAG is a roll-on bag that literally rolls on. Its rugged exterior makes it ideal for snow or any nasty weather conditions for that matter. By augmenting the design into a giant wheel, less energy is required on your part to maneuver it. It’s even easier to drag up and down stairways in this configuration. The 2 storage compartments are on the sides and the handle collapses to slide OBAG under your bed. I SOOOOOO needed this when I was in design school.

0 Designer: Rooz Mousavi

Cooking All Tile-Like

Cooking All Tile-Like

Another entrant in this year’s Electrolux design contest, the Cooking Tiles concept takes modularity and wireless power (WiTricity) to concept reality. Flexibility and efficiency are key here. The entire system consists of two components; a smart surface containing power and touch interface, and tiles which take the place of burners.

0 Designer: Federico Weber

Windscreen Wiper Mirror

Windscreen Wiper Mirror

I’m all for the simplest ideas to solve some common problems. Instead of using some toxic glass cleaner to prevent shower steam, why not attach a discarded windshield wiper? It’s not the most elegant solution unless you live in a modern industrial loft. Oh wait! A lot of people live in those and love it too!

0 Designer: Causas Externas Studio

With Enough Power to Light a Small Moon

With Enough Power to Light a Small Moon

Behold! The power of magnetism! With my very own Magnet Light with optional extending components, I will defy all that is sacred in home furnishings by having a bedside light easily accessible in the middle of my Death Star! The fixture’s neck will extend from the very top of the chasm to the center, where I will read a book with only the power of Magnet Light.

0 Designer: Jochem Faudet

London Tap Water, Now With 100% More Glass

London Tap Water, Now With 100% More Glass

The London On Tap competition posted its shortlist of finalists this past week. The competition sought unique carafe designs that would encourage Londoners to drink plain tap water rather than over priced, over packaged bottled water. To wit, London tap water is 500 times cheaper than the average bottled alternative and involves 300 times less CO2 to process. The featured one here (read: my pick for winner) was done by Matthew Fiddimore and references the Thames with its plunging spout.

It's Tea Time! Sorapot Review

It’s Tea Time! Sorapot Review

It’s here, we got it and have been drinking tea like there’s no tomorrow – Joey Roth’s Sorapot. How excited was I to open such a beautifully packaged teapot! It’s important to note all the packaging materials are 100% recycled. The Sorapot is a modern teapot, with its architectural shape and simple functionality designed to bring the quiet beauty of tea and brewing tea into focus. How well does it perform? Hit the jump for our review.

0 Designer: Joey Roth

A Game for the Mentally and Dexterously Gifted

A Game for the Mentally and Dexterously Gifted

Mobius PLAY is a toy/puzzle by designers Paul Sandip and Suhasini. It challenges manual dexterity and mental concentration. The toy constitutes a continuous mobius ring having its ends permanently joined together and a dual snout magnetic roller. One has to hold the mobius ring in one hand and try to move the magnetic roller along the track. Just looking at it and trying to figure out how. . . is brain teasing me. Beautiful concept – a toy sexy enough to stand as an art piece.

0 Designer: Paul Sandip

The Webble Review, Footrest for Happy Feet!

The Webble Review, Footrest for Happy Feet!

We wrote about the Webble Active Footrest by BriteObjects last year. Since then we’ve received quite a few inquires about its purpose and effectiveness. We’re happy to announce the Webble is now market ready and on sale. We’ve been using one for about a month so if you’ve got happy feet and want to know if Webble can make them even happier, check out our review after the jump.

0 Designer: BriteObjects

Make Dinning Delicacies with Ease

Make Dinning Delicacies with Ease

The Sook Cut is a three-part concept by Adam Brodowski that makes delicious meals out of ingredients you may not know how to combine. The cutting board (Sook Cut) contains a moisture sensor, scale, and electronic tongue to determine what food is being prepped, then sends that information to the Sook Touch to generate a delicious recipe!

0 Designer: Adam Brodowski