It is strange to think that not too long ago there were no such things as pixels. Before the invention of photography, artificial pixels (short for PICture ELements)simply did not exist. It wasn’t until the personal computer hit the mainstream did the word “pixel” become widely known outside of geeks, video/photographers and the CIA.
Designer: Christian Zuzunaga
It seems Philippe Starck has made enough toothbrushes, toasters, watches, mopeds, chairs, trendy hotels, mediocre sushi restaurants and piles of money. So what is this shamelessly self promoting product designer doing now to get attention? Biting the hand that feeds him of course. In a recent interview with Germany’s Die Zeit Magazine, Mr. Starck proclaims the “death of design.”
Designer: Philippe Starck
Listen, you are not in college any longer and it’s about time you started cleaning up your act. Stop wearing the same underwear more than two days in a row, learn to cut your finger nails and not consider them a food group, and certainly stop drinking your “de-stresser” out of the bottle. While we wait for you to actually use soap and water to clean your dishes, we present the “Vinho Verde” wine bottle concept.
Designer: Viktor Pucsek
If you are one of the dwindling few still holding onto your home landline telephone, then this call is for you. Straight out of Stanley Kubrick’s props department are these two cordless telephone designs dubbed “Colombo One” and “Colombo Two”, by London-based Chauhan Studio.
Ok, I will try to avoid the obvious puns like, “this cabinet sure is out of this world!” or “hey, my furniture just mooned me…” but this design by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO is one heavenly creation. D’oh! I just did it, damn! Created using ecologically safe paint (ELI ecolightinside), this “Fullmoon” sideboard furniture has the ability to “create special effects” in the dark.
Designer: Sotirios Papadopoulos
Design at its core has always been the exploration of spacial reference that may bring harmony or solutions to problems. The Dialogue/Monologue concept takes it a step further by focusing on the communicative aspect of design.
Designer: Sylvain Favardin & Ludmila Korenarova
Inspired by Swarovski’s expertise in crystal and Signity’s brilliance in gems, the Luna Watch is made of crystal, stainless steel and a Spessartite Garnet. To tell time just touch the two contact points and time seems to magically float inside the crystal.
Designer: John Pszeniczny
How many times has this happened to you? You are in your living room with a stripper giving you a table top dance, when inspiration hits you! What would be better than one stripper dancing on your coffee table? Of course, two! Unlike your rented guest, not all things in life are flexible enough to change with your moods or needs. Designer John Truex clearly feels my pain and thinks life’s objects should be more adaptable.
Designer: John Truex
“Lets Peel Eggs” initially starts as an unfinished product. Users need to complete the production by peeling off pieces of the shell. The polycarbonate bulb is covered with a layer of environmentally friendly, highly brittle plastic. The custom design comes from how you peel it. Done peeling? Then you’ve got custom lighting.
Designer: Jinhong Lin
Imagine whole, furnished spaces completely opening up like a pop-up book. The “Space Book” execution is a little iffy, but the concept is pretty novel. It would be amazing to see a social art project where homeless individuals are given Space Books, providing a total juxtaposition to their current living standards.
Designer: Jin-Hui Kim
Believe it or not this sexy concept is almost ready for the streets as is, more unbelievable than that, its from Suzuki. You read correctly, someone at Suzuki got the memo that good design just might equate to more sales and this Suzuki “Kizashi” (Kizashi means Prelude in Japanese) is seriously good design.