You Is So Dirty

You Is So Dirty

Have you noticed how fast dirty, crud, and general filth accumulates around your desk? It’s a dirt magnet I tells ya. The Personal Cleaner concept by Junyi Heo is just the ticket to cleaner and healthier living. It’s basically a bamboo inspired hand vac that will look right at home on your desk. It comes with a charging cradle and the first segment pivots for better reach-around sucking. Big deal right? Actually it’s filtering the air when in its upright charging position too. Clever clever.

0 Designer: Junyi Heo

STALKER - Symbiotic exploration in the year XXII

STALKER – Symbiotic exploration in the year XXII

In the XXII century, the Earth has become a technogarden. Humanity is gathered in gigantic green megalopolises, in which technology is implemented everywhere for the inhabitants’ security. Great wild spaces still exist but are super-protected. In this technical and ultracivilised democracy, there is little place for adventure and change of scenery. This can only happen in highly respectful conditions.

0 Designer: Kevin Judlin

Paki The Hippo Is Eco-Edutainment

Paki The Hippo Is Eco-Edutainment

Let’s face it, we all care about the environment but managing energy, water, and waste is a challenge in itself. The key is instilling eco-behavior as a part of our everyday routine. That’s where Paki the Hippo comes in.

0 Designer: Paul Berger

Silence is Loud

Silence is Loud

I always kind of liked the old egg-crate design of acoustic dampening you see in recording studios and theaters. But this latest design by Altera Design Studio called “Accustica” may not be everyone’s aesthetic cup of tea but it sure opens up this world to more interpretation from other designers. Corian is moulded for the base layer and upper layers are CorianÆ Bas Reliefed.

0 Designer: Altera Design Studio

Throw and pose

Throw and pose

Possibly taking some inspiration from US spy drones being used over Iraq at this very moment finding….. absolutely NO WMDs, this latest design by Hakan Bogazpinar dubbed “Flee” looks like a lot of fun. This compact dandelion seed (seeds with wings) design houses a digital camera that snaps photos at pre-set intervals making for some great conversation starters on your myspace or facebook account.

0 Designer: Hakan Bogazpinar

MMMuummmuummuusssssiiiiiiiiccccc for the deaf

MMMuummmuummuusssssiiiiiiiiccccc for the deaf

Before I get tons of comments as to the merits(or lack there of) of this design, hear me out. I am all for inspiring designers to help people that are not given the same gifts most of us are born with. The gift of hearing is one of those we all take for granted everyday, and designer Pierre-Antoine Bouzard is contributing his part to help the deaf of the world share and “feel” the gift of music.

0 Designer: Pierre-Antoine Bouzard

I Heart Light Way

I Heart Light Way

Strange as this may sound but those baseboard light rails that illuminate darkened movie theaters intrigue me. I always look down, in part to make sure my feet are stepping on something stable and to follow the lights. I mean that’s what they’re there for right? Light Way, a fiber optic baseboard lighting system, designed by Industrial Designers Hayley Rosen, Dan Tafe, Dan Fichter and Fashion Merchandiser, Keshia Stole is your ticket to a home or office installation

0 Designer: Hayley Rosen

High-atop My PoeTree

High-atop My PoeTree

Designer Frédéric Battle (awesome last name) wants us to slow down and enjoy life. His PoeTree concept is a chair you suspend on your favorite tree – the taller the better – and utilizes a system of cables and pulleys to hull you up slowly. The contraption has a 3-point seat belt and nothing on the system harms the tree in any way, unless you plan on going up wildly swinging a chainsaw.

0 Designer: Frédéric Battle

Light Dressing on the side

Light Dressing on the side

I have heard of clothing being “too loud” but never “too bright”. Maybe that will all change with “rhyme&reason” by Mary Huang. Her lighted clothing designs are “an exploration in using light as a material to create transformative fashions…when not being worn, the pieces double in function as lamps…”

0 Designer: Mary Huang

Put the Pedal to the Medical

Put the Pedal to the Medical

Ok, no Flintstones jokes please…this is serious business. Africans in rural areas often need ways to traverse vast distances to seek immediate medical attention. Most of the time a traditional ambulance or even any motorized vehicle is simply not available. Designer Benoît Angibaud addresses this issue with his “Jaambaaro” pedal car design.

0 Designer: Benoît Angibaud

Universal Standard Time

Universal Standard Time

Will Smith and little green men approved, this latest design by Ramei Keum is called “The Universe” and it is out of this world… yuk, did I really just write that? I guess I did and my delete button has been broken for years now (as many of you so lovingly have noticed). Anyhow, this simple and elegant watch design is centered by a cluster of rubies (bling) and circled by two diamond satellites (bling bling).

0 Designer: Ramei Keum

The Wizards of Öz

The Wizards of Öz

Things just seem to taste better when dispensed from objects made with thought and care. Like when my mom makes me a sandwich made exactly the way I make them, but for some reason her’s taste so much better. I am guessing that will be the case with this “Öz” pepper grinder by Ahmet Bektes and Koray Gelmez.

0 Designer: Ahmet Bektes

BlueTooth Umbrella, Hey Why Not?

BlueTooth Umbrella, Hey Why Not?

Rain blasted urbanites should love this idea. Bluetooth Umbrella is simply an umbrella with a bluetooth enabled handle for handsfree operation with your mobile phone. It also doubles as radio so you can totally go “singing in the rain.” Leave it to designers to make people look kookier than they are. I mean what would you think if you see me walking down the street in the pouring rain talking into my umbrella handle? Yeah. . . DO WANT!

0 Designer: Mikhail Stawsky