Ultimate Suffering Over Spilt Soup

Ultimate Suffering Over Spilt Soup

Have you ever felt like the 80′s were over? Have you ever felt like those TV-trays you used were pretty excellent, but then again, pretty wobbly? Have you ever felt like you needed a giant retro-futuristic table chair in your home, but never had the courage to ask for it? Buck up, bucko, because Stefano Rubertelli has got what your chicken-noodle-craving, couch-potato self is sniffing for.

0 Designer: Stefano Rubertelli

I Can Sleep Anywhere

I Can Sleep Anywhere

Late nights with friends, working on projects until the wee hours of the morning or a brief touch of insomnia, can really make for hard times the next day. After overdosing on caffeine, you still can feel the affects of the night before, and by mid-morning, you would give just about anything for a quick siesta. Designed by Ivonne Dippmann, i-sleep can be our cure-all for these dreadful times and allow us the cat-nap we so desperately need.

0 Designer: Ivonne Dippmann

Crystal Snowflakes

Crystal Snowflakes

Ever looked at a magnified snowflake? It is truly remarkable how detailed and unique each snowflake is and how their individual designs can never be replicated. This magical creation of nature is the inspiration behind the design Save Your Ice. Croatian designer; Ljiljana Tutnjevic created the Save Your Ice design as a subtle reminder of the current Global Warming issues.

0 Designer: Ljiljana Tutnjevic

Make Bad Habits a Bit Better

Make Bad Habits a Bit Better

Los Angeles is stereotyped as a “health city” but the reality is it’s far from it. Sure there’s a salad bar for every McDonalds but there are also smokers and accompanying them are cigarette butts and ash. I’m not going to preach how terrible smoking is but I will say have the decency to at least properly dispose of your ciggy waste properly. The public streets are not free territory for filth. The BUG ash tray was designed for those that need a quick hit without being a mess cat. Keep your butts and ash inside the metal case and empty it when you get home.

0 Designer: Wiyono Sutjipto

Got a Light?

Got a Light?

I sure do. It’s about the size of a credit card and powered by a small cell. Flip up the lightbulb shaped cut-out to switch on the soft, mellow, glow of bliss. What’s the point? Novel – next time you have a bright idea, you can have an actual lightbulb “bling!” on.

0 Designer: Hyun Jin Yoon & Eun Hak Lee

Eco Bus

Eco Bus

I hate getting behind a bus in traffic! The nasty, smelling, diesel fuel exhaust smoking up the road in front of me. It stinks, and pollutes the air around me. No wonder we have so much pollution in bigger cities that are filled with these pollution machines. Yet, how can we live without them? Easy, just ask Volvo. Volvo has created the Volvo 7700, the first hybrid bus that is promising major green delivery. The 7700 promises to reduce fuel consumption by 30% – a perfect solution to the rising fuel prices.

All The Cool Kids Wear Air Jordan Prosthetics

All The Cool Kids Wear Air Jordan Prosthetics

3D printing has become an incredibly powerful tool to customize one-off products for differing applications. This project was based on using this technology to design a customized prosthetic leg for a specific user- a young, urban, male athlete. Nike was chosen as an appropriate brand to bring form to the leg. It also required familiarizing oneself with the emotional, medical, lifestyle, and physical changes the user would encounter.

0 Designer: Colin Matsco

Best of September 2008

Best of September 2008

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in September 2008.

Hanging Hard Drives

Hanging Hard Drives

Portable hard drives are not really THAT portable if you have to tote around another peripheral but maybe you should have bought a laptop with a bigger hard drive! OOO Zing! No I didn’t! Yes, yes I did just go there. Kidding aside, the Hang it On hard drive encloser lets you hang you 2.5″ companion off the back of your lappie’s LCD screen. Sure, now your MacBook Air looks like it has a tumor growing off it’s svelt lines but at least you’ll get more than a measily 80 GB.

0 Designer: Sangho Jin

Modern Woodshop Tools

Modern Woodshop Tools

This re-design of an electric planer brings the charm and elegance traditional woodworking hand tools together with a new ergonomic handling concept; reducing wrist tension. Have the most modern and sexy looking woodshop in the neighborhood!

0 Designer: Mario Weiss

Cardboard Comfort

Cardboard Comfort

No you are not looking at a comforter set for break dancers. This ingenious design called “Le Clochard” by SNURK is a great way to be reminded of the daily plight of the world’s homeless. Proceeds from the sale of these duvet sets will aid homeless shelters around the globe and bring new awareness to one of the oldest issues that plagues humanity.

0 Designer: SNURK Studio

Virtual French Insanity le zoom le zoom

Virtual French Insanity “le zoom le zoom”

Well the French have taken their love of video games to the next level. So strong was the response to the virtual racer dubbed “GTbyCITROËN” in the hit Playstation 3 game Gran Turismo 5, that one of France’s oldest auto manufacturers decided to explore the future of design and make the jump to reality. Reminiscent of Mazda’s “Nagare” design movement, this sleek concept features bold design initiatives.

A Square Teddy with Digital Books Inside

A Square Teddy with Digital Books Inside

From the soft heart of Silje Softing comes Pling Plong, a pillow person with built-in media player and a taste for reading. Aimed at children with an aptitude for imagination and a heart of gold, Pling Plong will stimulate one of the most excellent impulses a young person can have: Adventurelust!

0 Designer: Silje Softing