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

Clothes Pin and Memory Stick, Why Not?

Clothes Pin and Memory Stick, Why Not?

Simplicity, functionality and cheap-ass combine to bring you a the memory stick from poor.pl. It requires no instructions or explanation, something to be applauded in anything containing a PCB. Stick it in your computer, use it, and when your done clip it to yourself or anything handy. If you lose it check the clothes line. With luck it didn’t rain.

0 Designer: poor.pl

I Don't Wanna Grow Up, I'm a Big Kid Now

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Big Kid Now

It’s a rotating stool. That’s all to be quite frank but design isn’t just about function but also how it communicates to us; be it a futuristic envisage or a nostalgic herald. I think the Torillo stool falls into the latter. The top part of this stool rotates 360º. Just grab a hold of the horns and give it a whirl.

0 Designer: Diego Moreno

Everybody Mamba!

Everybody Mamba!

A group of young designers from Valencia, Spain have made their first appearance just recently at the Valencia Design Show ’08 in Spain. Obviously with an eye for design and creativity to boot, La Mamba Studios may be new to the design scene, but the feedback to their design style is extremely positive. This group of designers has what it takes to become accepted into the creative world of design – charisma, enthusiasm and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

0 Designer: La Mamba Studio

Bring Your Own Soundboard

Bring Your Own Soundboard

This speaker concept called Brooch has no built-in soundboard. You have to bring that to the party. With its specially design suction cup, attach it to any smooth, flat surface. Different surfaces have different tones to them. The idea is to experiment. All music controls are projected onto that same surface for simulated touchscreen goodness. What do you guys think? Win?

0 Designers: KyungRyul Lim & Miyeon Kim