Don’t Judge a Book by its’ Color

Don’t Judge a Book by its’ Color

When we walk into the library, the atmosphere is somewhat dreary and cold. Unfortunately, it is not the most inviting of places, we go out of necessity. The library can also be a bit intimidating while we go aisle for aisle looking for the books that we need. Even then, we come upon the section where the book should be located, yet the call tag is someone rubbed off or maybe even the ink has smudged on the paper and we can’t really tell if this is the exact book that we need.

0 Designer: Valeri Madill

Mutant Timepiece

Mutant Timepiece

Straight out of Poland, Damian Kozlik has designed an interesting if not confusing timepiece dubbed “X-Watch”. His attempt at a universal time piece able to be used by sighted and the blind is a step in the right direction. Not sure if X marks the right spot on this one but his rubber strap housing carries an array of LEDs behind graduated glass with extruded braille numbers that chris-cross to highlight and center the correct time.

0 Designer: Damian Kozlik

Popup Délices (delicacies)

Popup Délices (delicacies)

Fine tableware is a victim to the rhythms imposed by modern society and globalization. Everyone is in a hurry. Time is money and food storage/portability is more important than actually enjoying what you eat slowly.

0 Designer: Marina Lecade

Immortality Thru Japanese Robots

Immortality Thru Japanese Robots

Japan wants to make robots to cover every segment of the market. Oboe is one designed for the elderly – sorta. In a creepy cybernetic way, Oboe contains all the knowledge, or will contain, everything your loved ones know before they pass. This way, they’re immortal since all of their experiences can be passed onto future generations.

0 Designer: Arnaud Deloustal

Circle of thrust

Circle of thrust

Reinventing the wheel has never looked so uh… awkward? I will wait to pass judgement on the comfort aspects of this concept and whether or not my abdomen is ready for the onslaught of vibrations that are sure to come. I also don’t see Pamela Anderson or any other well endowed ladies hopping on this thing, but this design called “WheelU” by Tomer Zer Kavod is sure to get a lot of attention from the more Mountain Dew drinking types out there.

0 Designer: Tomer Zer Kavod

Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Years of clubbing and raving till dawn have taken their toll on many of us trying to live normal, productive lives. I am not exactly sure how much hearing loss I have suffered but I do think people tend to mumble a lot more now… or maybe I am just projecting my hearing issue onto others…what-ever, speak up!

0 Designer: Shing Lo

UPSIDEDOWN ICON

UPSIDEDOWN ICON

Viktor and Rolf, well known for their unique designs in the fashion industry, were contacted by Piper-Heidsieck to create a unique twist to the design of their Limited Edition Piper Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage champagne. The result is a unique, one of a kind design that is far past ordinary champagne bottle designs.

0 Designer: Viktor & Rolf

My One Handed Thumb Controlled Camera. Ambidexterity Be Damned!

My One Handed Thumb Controlled Camera. Ambidexterity Be Damned!

Mikhail Stawsky believes he has the answer to designing a truly universally comfortable camera called INDEX. All the mechanics are the same as any said camera but the body has one handle giant handle that rotates left or right, depending on your dexterity.

0 Designer: Mikhail Stawsky

Unique Time and Customed

Unique Time and Customed

Once upon a time custom and handcrafted were hallmarks of luxury items. Today anything expensive enough for a niche group with disposable income is considered luxury, regardless of make and quality. Pierre-Thomas Lambert wants to echo that past with a concept called Unique Time. You choose the mount, face, frame, strap, and mechanics. Everything is crafted from the finest materials in the utmost detail. Truly a one of a kind Unique Time (piece).

0 Designer: Pierre-Thomas Lambert

That Warm Cozy Feeling...

That Warm Cozy Feeling…

You are sitting at home. You have your favorite show recorded ready to go and your favorite take-out was just delivered. It’s a cold, grey night outside but you are crinkling your toes like a kitten on weed. You are about as cozy as you can be and thanks to your good design sense and ability to create your perfect habitat. Well Bumrae Jo & Zemzem Kaya want to be a contributing factor in your perfect dwelling moments.

0 Designer: Bumrae Jo & Zemzem Kaya

Worlds Longest Table for all Cultures

Worlds Longest Table for all Cultures

Architects always seem to be dreaming of the world’s tallest buildings, even though most people who’ve ever lived or worked in one will likely tell you they hate it. So it would not come as much of a surprise to learn that it is an architectural firm, UNStudio, behind the world’s longest table for all cultures. What is surprising however is that they managed to make it look quite down to earth considering its impressive dimensions.

0 Designer: UNStudio

Central Train Station to get a Space Age Facelift

Central Train Station to get a Space Age Facelift

Norway’s largest train station located in Oslo is soon to get a new and futuristic look. What once was the typical European architectural style of the station, will soon have a new and funky image. The architect group Space Group won first place with their design idea for Oslo’s Central Station. The new design idea is created to make Oslos’ Central Station the largest in Europe.

0 Architect: Space Group

Hooded Up

Hooded Up

Hood Air © is an innovative new product that takes on two things close to my heart, messenger bags and strange places to fall asleep.  To change functions from bag to travel hood, unzip the two halves of the courier bag and secure with a simple popper, then blow to inflate. Now you got a nice cushion to rest on along with privacy. Hood Air © is made from welded polyurethane plastic and high visibility neoprene plastic.

0 Designer: Laura Jaeger