One Spill Each Day

One Spill Each Day

This is one living concept that’s all about conservation. The Napkins Calendar inspires you to only use one cleaning device per 24 hour period. Right? Maybe not.

Napkins Calendar reminds me of a similar project made by my friend and associate Dylan Lathrop. Mr. Lathrop’s project was a collection of stickers that had their “stuck on” date printed on them. The result of the project: reflection.

0 Designer: Stas Aki

How Many Supercars Can a Woodchuck Chuck

How Many Supercars Can a Woodchuck Chuck

And now for something completely different? I’d say this was a strange play on recent “keep your non-green riches a secret” trends, but it’s been in the works for a while. North Carolina State University’s craftspeople have got one amazing looking machine on their hands, and I dare say they’ve chosen the best time, (economically and green-wise,) to come this close to completion.

0 Designer: North Carolina State University Craftspeople

Boombastic Surround Sound or Single Stereo, Take Your Pick

Boombastic Surround Sound or Single Stereo, Take Your Pick

Earbuds for iPod and gang are good enough, but in the interest of avoiding ear damage, its always advisable to hear your music over normal speakers at least when you are at home. There are many options available in the market but the Designit Concept takes an edge because it offers the option of cluster or standalone.

0 Designer: David Granath

Affordable Water Kettle, Bad Economic Times

Affordable Water Kettle, Bad Economic Times

Almost everyone is feeling the economic pinch as our global economy goes straight to hell but consumers are at the tail end of this trickle down effect. Queue the modest product design company. They want to keep designing aesthetically pleasing products but people aren’t going to buy it. It’s clear utilitarianism will be making a comeback and the Kettle Qp is one of the firsts to embrace that trend.

0 Designer: Andrey Vostrikov

Engineered to The Nth Degree

Engineered to The Nth Degree

The Grid Chair by Jaebeom Jeong may look like something straight out of Solidworks but it’s a real chair. The design is inspired by industrial super structures, scaffolding, and stainless steel. The result is something eerily modern but intriguing because of all the exposed “work.” At least your bum will be happy thanks to the walnut black satin stained seat.

0 Designer: Jaebeom Jeong

Kengo Kuma Houses for Muji

Kengo Kuma Houses for Muji

Kengo Kuma has designed two prefabricated houses for Muji  They are small, simple, beautiful, can come in many variations, are made of standardized kits of parts, and are generic in a very Zen kind of way.  Just like the rest of Muji’s stuff!  Both house prices start around $200,000 USD, so it’s definitely the Muji of architecture.

0 Designer: Kengo Kuma

Time, the Immovable Object

Time, the Immovable Object

Do you carry a watch anymore? That’d be stylish. Do you wear one on your wrist? That’d be so 90′s. Designer Stas Aki stops the hands of the clock without stopping time. Don’t misunderstand it! It’s a look at global togetherness. If the global economy isn’t evidence enough, the Aki Clock identifies how much we’re tied together, all over time.

0 Designer: Stas Aki

Lost Flight Caught in Light

Lost Flight Caught in Light

Yanko has no small coverage of lighting solutions, tricks, and just plain fun ideas. This one’s a work of art. Rendered to perfection and produced to reflect the mysterious flight that inspired its creation. Flight 815 coming in for a landing!

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Don't Be Caught Without Flower Frames!

Don’t Be Caught Without Flower Frames!

Cedric Ragot designs his way in to a box. When you’ve got a house you want placed in some new Shui sort of order, you might consider putting a frame on everything! Your pictures, your tables, your pets, and of course, your flora. “Compose-It” is a frame for plant life. It comes in several sizes: small to BIG.

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Roids of Light

Roids of Light

These asteroids are fully lit! Giant ‘roids with 24 unique facets that come in plastic or clear glass. Can it just sit on the ground there like that, you might ask? No! It can also hang from the ceiling or the wall. “Pendant” mode, that is called. Order your bit of the moon, which is also light-up, today!

0 Designer: Koray Ozgen at Innermost Design

Confess It to the Poles

Confess It to the Poles

Everyone has secrets, and the poles want to know! Designer Florian Brillet creates the newest amalgamation of the main points of secrecy: the public, and the secret itself. In Brillet’s “Secret” project the secrets are told to the public poles, and the public poles tell the secrets back to the public.

Once the secret is separate from the teller, it becomes public property.

0 Designer: Florian Brillet

Triangle of Life

Triangle of Life

During the earthquake(s) this year in china, more than a few students and other civilians were seriously injured or killed by the tables they were hiding under. Haishan Deng has a definite swipe of a solution for instances such as these. Using the physics of the “Triangle of Life” Deng presents: the “Life Desk.”

0 Designer: Haishan Deng

Not Safe for Flammable People

Not Safe for Flammable People

I’ve never fallen (asleep) in the fireplace. I bet you or a loved one hasn’t fallen into the fireplace (recently.) I bet your dogs, cats, or hamsters don’t fall into the fireplace (often.) Cedric Ragot is here to set your life on fire.

Your life, your cat, or any other accidental thing.

Or you can just warm your house.

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot