NICE is the new SMART

NICE is the new SMART

There is a fun and efficient NewCar hitting the British city streets very soon. It’s called “MyCar” and it can be YourCar for a mere $18,000 USD. Nice… that’s the name of the car company putting out this hip little all-electric city run about. Designed by legendary designers Giugiaro of Italdesign and made in Hong Kong.

Travelin’ Light

Travelin’ Light

There is nothing I love more than to see a design that is super practical, super stylish and one that I would love to have at my home. A cross between a tree and a lamp-post with glowing orbs, Vaka will be the life or “LIGHT” of the party. No matter what mood you are in – chillin’ out listening to some tunes, romantic evening with your special someone, or a bass thumping party, Vaka will be your perfect companion.

0 Designer: Ian Bach

Farmer Br00wn

Farmer Br00wn

Sci-fi screenplay writers will be cracking their knuckles if this latest concept by Armand Leconte becomes reality. He envisions vast fields of crops being harvested by autonomous, cold hearted, damn-dirty robots! Wait, sorry…just watched iRobot. Seriously though, feeding the world is becoming more and more difficult and finding new more efficient ways to grow and harvest crops is a huge priority around the globe.

0 Designer: Armand Leconte

Like A Hamster

Like A Hamster

Liber toit, a concept by Aureline Ranson turns your neighborhood into a giant hamster-like jungle gym! If that sentence alone doesn’t excite you then hear me out. Why relegate ourselves to the street? If we’re supposed to reduce our reliance on petrol based technologies to get around, lets take full advantage of our body’s full dexterity.

0 Designer: Auréline Ranson

Home Away At Sea

Home Away At Sea

The stress of daily life has a sneaky way of building up and crashing you before you expect it. You then realize it’s time to get away – from work, life, everything. Origin, a free-floating home away at sea could provide you with that escape.

0 Designer: Jean-Baptiste Mayot

Catching the Wild

Catching the Wild

Well raise my rent and call me Sally. Now this may seem a little odd, but the collective known as Stolenwood share both a passion for design, and, er… westerns. Though I don’t think Ikea will fear their marketshare anytime soon, this little gem is sure to win more than a couple of fans. “Catching the Wild , a coat stand that carries your wild clothes.” It’s a lasso…get it? Yahooooo!

0 Designer: Stolenwood Studio

Cryptex Mobile: Feel the code

Cryptex Mobile: Feel the code

Opus Dei has been needing a mobile phone to call their very own since the demise of the Knights Templar. If only designer Marc Schömann was catholic and lived 600 years ago, this baton style mobile phone might have saved them from a Dan Brown style disaster. This phone called “_______” (yup, it has no name) uses haptic technology to provide physical feedback for making a call.

0 Designer: Marc Schömann

Mood shifting shoes

Mood shifting shoes

What is it about high heels that make women weak in the knees (other than it makes women literally weak in the knees)? Oh right, I remember now, high heels are HOT! So what is a girl to do when she leaves with her office in boring flats and wants to show off her stems? Get herself up to speed with this adjustable heel shoes called “Goodie 2 Shoes” by designer Natalie Thorne.

0 Designer: Natalie Cosette Thorne

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