Stone In The Creek

Stone In The Creek

Not all fixtures have to be slick, chromy, and minimal. There’s a place for a little bit of the ornate and organic too. The Stone in the Creek wall basin fixture not only looks good, but can also help save water. There are two modes, straight flow and side flow. The former spills water beneath the stone like a standard tap. The latter spills water 360º around the stone. Much less water is wasted so it’s ideal for washing hands.

0 Designer: Ngo-Bun Wong

Stockholm Furniture 2009, Full Coverage

Stockholm Furniture 2009, Full Coverage

Can’t get to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Stockholm 2009 Furnishing Fair? We’ve got you covered. Just bookmark this page for the latest. Hit the jump to see what we’ve seen so far.

Updated: Friday February 6, 2009

War Of The iPod DJs

War Of The iPod DJs

I don’t know about the club scene in your area but apparently young Parisians are indulging in iPod battles where they play their music over a nightclub’s PA system, regaling the crowds to their tunes. 4 Leaf is one such platform that allows the young-guns to battle it four ways. Meaning four iPod DJs get to play their gig using just this one console. I like it! To learn more about how to party, head over.

0 Designer: Matthew Blythman

A Humidifier That’s All Concrete

A Humidifier That’s All Concrete

Dry, arid climate is so bad for the skin, no matter how much you may lather on the moisturizer; nothing beats the simple formula of H2O. A slab of concrete with a bit of gadgetry gets us this Concrete Block Humidifier, which works with an all-important weight sensor. This is to ensure that a dry, empty bowl gets automatically switched off. Very convenient!

0 Designer: Sang-Jang Lee

A Fresh New Look At The Computer

A Fresh New Look At The Computer

We are so traditional in our ways that we tend to presume the obvious materials of choice for something like our computers. Now, would you buy the theory of stretching a Bamboo fabric across the aluminum frame of the comp to protect its innards? This will not only cut costs of manufacturing by 65%, but also the bamboo will also do well as a ventilator.

0 Designer: Jeffrey S. Engelhardt

Sexy Lighting With Metal And Moss

Sexy Lighting With Metal And Moss

What do you get when you marry metal to Spanish moss? That’s easy, you get the Oasis Lalune! Just ignore my silly joke and look into the option of this exotic lighting that very simply relies on moss to add some character to a metal frame. A part of the Oasis collection for Plato, Lalune transforms easily from an outdoor lampshade to a floor lamp by adding on a stand.

0 Designer: Gaspard

Humans Suck In Water, Need This

Humans Suck In Water, Need This

Exitpoint is a sonar based dive navigation and early warning system designed to reduce incidences of divers becoming separated and assist inexperienced divers when navigating in unfamiliar and challenging environments. It allows divers to access real time information on the location of their dive buddy(ies), supervisor and boat quickly. It also features a proximity warning alerting divers who are in danger of swimming out of range, a.k.a. me.

0 Designer: Tom Fraser

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right

I salute all parents across the world because baby rearing ain’t easy. There’s about a 10 year gap between me and my sister so when she was a baby, I had to prepare her baby formula. It took some trial and error to find the right temp but my life (and hers) would have been so much easier if we had this Baby’s Bottle.

0 Designers: Hung Cheng, Tzu-Yu Huang, Tzu-Wei Wang & Yu-Wei Xiang

Smile Please! Shoot, It’s A Trashcan!

Smile Please! Shoot, It’s A Trashcan!

Dining at self-service has one major flaw, cleaning up your mess after you’re through with the meal. Inevitably the trashcan (front loading types seen in fastfoods) is ALWAYS full, or you spill the tray contents while shoving in the mess. Grrr! I hate it! And while I’m trashing trashcan designs, let me also tell you that only a bottle of Purell makes me want to touch those lidded thingies. On the flip side, something like this Click Hybrid Trashcan will make me want to use it pronto.

0 Designer: Hyejin Lee

Give Your Input on The Mozilla Phone

Give Your Input on The Mozilla Phone

Working with Aza Raskin of Mozilla Labs as part of their Concept Series, yours truly is helming the open source project to design the Mozilla Phone.  The lovely BlackBerry you see here is the first throw-away concept to come out of the project blog at MozPhone.com. While only a crude mashup of a Blackberry 7130 and the Optimus Keyboard, its serves to illustrate how much more we need phones to communicate with us.

0 Designer: Billy May

Candlelight Be Damned, LED Forks Are Here

Candlelight Be Damned, LED Forks Are Here

It’s the Valentine month, and love is in the air. Planning out gifts, romantic dinners, cards…awesome fun! Care to sparkle the evening a bit? Dine in elegance in exquisite settings with gourmet food, candlelights and good old charm! Perhaps lightWARE cutlery will illuminate the ambience; after all it’s a heady combination of silver, crystal and LED lights.

0 Designer: David Veldkamp

The Brave Little Light Cable

The Brave Little Light Cable

The entire cord is stays whichever way you style it. It’s got a flexible electrical lining that allows the entire chord to take part in the way the lamp sits. It’s like, totally alive. Every style is unique. Not like those crappy normal lights. Think of all the things you could use this for! I’d bring it with constructing with me. Next we need it to have some A.I. in there so it could go the next step: follow me around and totally snake smart.

0 Designer: Mi-So Sim

Do It Yourself Pipe and Plastic Chair

Do It Yourself Pipe and Plastic Chair

Word is on the streets that people be lovin the do-it-yourself kinds of stuff. Straight up. This the chair for you. It’s a glider. It ships flat. Produced of recyclable materials. Polypropylene molded sides, synthetic fabric, pvc tubing. Chair or bench. Stay positive with negative space in mind. It’s called “Empower” because yes, the power is indeed yours.

0 Designer: Ryan Klinger