Assemble and Sit

Assemble and Sit

Flat pack chairs aren’t anything new but this transparent plastic chair by Taiani Vincent uses no glue or nails. It’s just a matter of lining up notches from 3 separate pieces. Your body weight is the last component that adds stability to it. It may not be the most comfortable chair but a lot easier to haul around to activities like, waiting in line for the new iPhone.

0 Designer: Taiani Vincent

Hospitalism

Hospitalism

Pay a visit to any modern hospital and you’ll mostly like find a sterile, plain environment devoid of any human connection. The only comfort are the caring staff and family visits. UBIQ is a holographic dome that projects you and your family into the flexible dome in real time. It’s an important part of healing, to feel your loved ones nearby.

0 Designer: François Mestre

Sony gets a Sidekick

Sony gets a Sidekick

I said it before and I’ll say it again; design mash-ups are fun. Take this latest concept by Samuel Lau. He has blended together a Sidekick Mobile phone with a PSP Slim. Why? Because he can. Looks pretty decent and features a 3.2 megapixel cam round back, full frontal webcam action and the most notable aspect. a slide-up QWERTY keyboard!

0 Designer: Samuel Lau

A bit of the ole' in and out...

A bit of the ole’ in and out…

“Power Vampires” take the shape of all kinds of things; your mobile phone charger, digital camera charger, iPod charger, my mother….these items steal energy from you even when not being used for their intended purpose, like making me a sandwich. To combat this massive amount of wasted energy, designer Paulo Oh has come up with a simple plan; unplug them.

0 Designer: Paulo Oh

Time in a Crystal Bubble

Time in a Crystal Bubble

Marc Newson, world known and respected designer is no novice when it comes to designing time. Because of his love of design and his great interest in Jaeger-LeCoultres Atmos original clocks, Newson has redesigned the Atmos using his special talents and skills. Welcome Atmos 561, a special eightieth anniversary clock. The Atmos 561 resembles a clock for the future.

0 Designer: Marc Newson

Drinking From A Drop

Drinking From A Drop

DROPPA is a carafe designed to bridge the gap between form, function, and space. It expands the feeling of liquidity out of an object that looks like a water droplet frozen just at the moment of impact. It’s organic and extremely architectural. The top of the drop is actually the cup by where you invert the stem to pour water into. 

0 Designer: Ozgur Onal

Architectural Mood Lighting

Architectural Mood Lighting

The Penta lamp is probably one of the more striking designs I’ve seen. In a time when most modern lamps follow the molded poly road, this one uses structure to dynamically change its shape and ambient lighting. Its shape suggest rotary motion but the seemingly complex design is actually quite simple. Flat packed and made of recycled components, the Penta was designed by Luca Casarotto.

0 Designer: Coscadesign

iSlands pod life

iSlands pod life

Let’s face it, we are running out of really good beaches as fast as you can say Hilton. The days of dreaming about saving up for a lovely beach side retirement home are going the way of affordable gas and decent public libraries in America. But designer Vicente Guallart sees the less attractive coastlines of the world as an opportunity to add new appeal in the form of these “Microcoasts” hexagonal wooden islands.

0 Designer: Vicente Guallart

AWKWARD!!!

AWKWARD!!!

Not many things in life can be more embarrassing than being incontinent. No, I don’t mean being in a continent like Australia or Disney World. I mean the loss of control of ones’ bodily waste. It’s a sad reality and should not be something that makes people uncomfortable in any way, but it does. Well to alleviate some of this embarrassment, designer Morgane Franck de Préaumont has created innovative packaging called “Epure”.

0 Designer: Morgane Franck de Préaumont

Walk like a Switzerlander

Walk like a Switzerlander

WENGER – makers of the Swiss Army Knife brand have expanded once into many arenas including time pieces, apparel, home cutlery and luggage. Well they added one more tool to their multi-functional portfolio. Their new line of casual/athletic shoes just might turn out to be a new addition to my lust list. Their first few designs are sleek, minimal and tastefully adorned with the Swiss Army logo. Hard to stay neutral over.

A Best Friend Teddy

A Best Friend Teddy

There are millions of children bed ridden to hospitals unable to participate in schooling and extra curricular activities. Many lack fully developed socialization skills due to isolation from their peers. Dilus, an electronic teddy bear aids in socialization, entertainment, communication, and education.

0 Designer: Bruno Oro de Abreu

Attracted to time

Attracted to time

Who here remembers Harry? That lovable toy consisting of a cartoon picture of a bald man that you would move magnetic shaving around and create your own hair style and beards? Well that is the basic principal behind this pocket watch concept by Li Jianye. “Time Sand” takes a magnetized minute and hour hands and attracts the help of metal shavings (powdered iron) to display the time. Just shake up the watch and find out what time it is.

0 Designer: Li Jianye

Elegant Trash Bin?

Elegant Trash Bin?

It seems like those words just don’t belong together. When can anything that holds trash be elegant? Well, when Li Jianye designs one it can. Let me introduce you to my new friend Flexibin. This little Flexibin was designed for someone like me, who has a pile of plastic grocery store bags piled up in a box in the Laundry room. Now, those pesky little plastic bags can be put to good use with Flexibin.

0 Designer: Li Jianye