What's French for LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION?

What’s French for LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION?

Fresh off the heals of top designers around the world voting the Citroen DS “The Most Beautiful Car of All Time”, the classic French automaker has released these subtly impressive lifestyle accessories. Cleverly integrating their iconic logo into raised patterns hinting at their French fashion heritage, Citroen’s line of everything from sunglasses to a snowboards will help launch the reintroduction of their famed Citroen DS.

0 Designer: Citroen

Fantasy Comes Alive With The JetBike

Fantasy Comes Alive With The JetBike

We don’t live in Utopia, traffic snarls and packed commutes are the stark realities that we live with. A lucky few get to satisfy their urge of zipping down empty streets, past peak hours. Those not so lucky, vent their fury by tinkering with their vehicles and displaying their prowess in arenas. Others like Norio slip into the fantasy world and conspire to ride/glide on a Jet Powered Bike!

0 Designer: Norio Fujikawa

The Zohan of Astromech Droids

The Zohan of Astromech Droids

I’m sure you remember R2-D2′s brief stint as a server on Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge. I bet you’re aware of R2′s fancy-smacy real-world cousin Bar2-D2. But do you know about Ciclope, the hair stylist robot? Hello there, friendly one-eyed comb holder, what are you uh- AHH! ALIVE!

Oh, you pour me haircut coffee. Excellent.

0 Designer: Maurizio Maiorana

File Under Robot Infrastructure

File Under Robot Infrastructure

In Leeuwarden, Netherlands they enjoy the comforts of a robotic overlord controlling a road bridge.  It looks less like a bridge than a giant transformer crouching next to the river, holding down a thin spatula of road surface.  From the road lines on the bridge arm it looks like cars just drive over the entire surface of the thing.  It’s a smart solution for a small bridge, even though its size is a bit ungainly, and they somehow thought painting cute post-modern pastel colors was interesting.

0 Via Jalopnik

Fridge on Top of Fridge on Top of Fridge

Fridge on Top of Fridge on Top of Fridge

Have you rented a house lately? I’ve noticed something about rental places. They all (most) have just those white or yellow full old fridges. Made for people who have eyes on long tendrils. Or for hotdish, which I do not object to. Anyway. What we’ve got here is what modern folks in living situations (everyone in the world) should get their paws on for kitchen time. The “Celsius” – modular refrigeration unit.

0 Designer: Angeline Meloche

Modular Pets Making A Good Footrest

Modular Pets Making A Good Footrest

As if Fido didn’t have enough competition from would-be robot overlords; now comes yet another challenger that requires even less fuss. TOYS are modular furniture pieces all designed to look like man’s best friend. They come in a variety of shapes, materials and colors. Set ‘em up on the window to look out at the world or place ‘em under your feet because you know a real dog would never agree to be your footrest. The loving, dedicated companion bit is lost but at least there won’t be any “accidents.”

0 Designer: 2-B-2 Architecture

Scratch A Date

Scratch A Date

The Scratchender is a calender that use the same material used on those vile scratch cards, teasing me into believing I may have won something. I digress, you don’t cross out past days with a pen but just scratch them off. It’s a much more visual and dare I say interactive way to keeping your dates straight. I just have issue with the left over bits, shavings, and debris. Those things are murder to clean up!

0 Designer: Agustin Zea

No Cartoon Hill Too Comical for this Buggy

No Cartoon Hill Too Comical for this Buggy

How many times have you watched a silly cartoon where a stroller or buggie rolls away from a mother, only to be narrowly avoided by an oncoming vehicle? Like a billion, probably. In less wonderful news, this sort of thing does actually happen. And quite often in Australia, according to designer James William Wansey! So he’s made this fantastic little device to stay the cart!

0 Designer: James William Wansey

Grass Patch That Tells The Time

Grass Patch That Tells The Time

It’s always an educational experience to see what’s in store for us as far eco-friendly products go. Joining the green brigade is this Timeless Garden that looks at bringing in a green patch and clock to match your décor. Using the chemistry between mud and metal, the clock sustains itself, without craving additional toxic juices. The frame is a hitch between by two recycled plastic bodies fashioned as a pot/clock.

0 Designers: Francesco Castiglione Morelli & Tommaso Ceschi

Know Your Energy Consumption

Know Your Energy Consumption

Everyone talks about going green, consuming less, conserving and recycling. But for heavens sake will, SOMEONE tell me just how do I go about knowing which room is consuming extra energy? If in a community, how do we get to keep tabs and monitor the consumption of all the houses? The answer is quite simple actually; get someone to manufacture what Rocco has conceptualized. O.e.i is an OLED touch screen light switch that represents all your misgivings.

0 Designer: Rocco Avallone

Impress In-Laws By The Perfect Rice Dish

Impress In-Laws By The Perfect Rice Dish

Paella, Biryani, Mexican Rice or Chahan; it doesn’t matter what you’re cooking, but if it’s for your in-laws you better get it right. For this, an investment in a good rice cooker is a must. However till you actually go out there and get yourself one, lets look at what Sang-Jang Lee is proposing. It’s a rice cooker that sports a touch interface lid and the promise of the perfect grain.

0 Designer: Sang-Jang Lee

Sculptural Public Seating

Sculptural Public Seating

Inspired by nature and the dynamic possibilities of evolution, the Issit was design for airports and train stations. The chair(?) acts like a sculpture and armature when it’s not occupied – the seats rise automatically when you leave and return to their upright position. I like the idea and design tho I would yell at anyone attempting to sit on the two other seats because I want the entire thing for myself. My throne.

0 Designer: Addi Design Group

Now LED Lights In Irons!

Now LED Lights In Irons!

For ages the form factor of an iron hasn’t undergone much transformation. They only arena where you get something funky is in concepts. Here is my chance to once again slip into fantasyland and imagine that I’m using a hip-cat appliance while doing my mundane chores. Besides looking different there are only two places where this Steam Iron scores favor with me, one is the cool LED lighting that indicates the temperature in proportion with the hot red color. And the other is the soft silicone lining.

0 Designer: Tatasuya Kobayashi