For The Cardboard Lover

For The Cardboard Lover

No more pretending! Everyone knows that every person has used cardboard boxes for tables, chairs, shelves, tv stands, et-cetera. Tim Brown does not deny this. He makes it O.K. for everyone to keep a full house of cardboard goodness. Each Idea* product is a cardboard construction which opens and constructs into itself, creating the shelf or chair or whatever it says it is on the box. The box is what it is!

0 Designer: Tim Brown

You don't climb into a MMR25 to be a driver...

You don’t climb into a MMR25 to be a driver…

You do it because you’re completely hardcore. I will right here guarantee you that if cars like this begin to be driven in rallies, rally racing will be the new most popular race on television- nay, the new most popular sport in the world. Released at this years Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge; witness the tantalizingly futuristic Mitsubishi Motors MMR25 Rally Racer.

I'm Sure Doug Bradley Would Enjoy Such Decore

I’m Sure Doug Bradley Would Enjoy Such Decore

Perfect for cocktail party atmosphere or your late-night horror-movie versions of Mario cosplay, the possibilities are endless for Cube Lamp, aka Lámpara Cubo. The designer of this box of wonders is Ricardo Garza Marcos, a man of good taste and real minimalistic design sense.

0 Designer: Ricardo Garza Marcos

Like Legos for Interior Designers

Like Legos for Interior Designers

These polypropylene leaves, dubbed Maria by the designer Luca Nichetto, just look plain fun to play with. Secured together by small pins through the leaves’ joint holes, users can build and create their own unique room partitions, window shades, or whatever you can think of. The distributor, Casamania, also offers an “additivated” version which changes color depending on temperature, so stick ‘em outside and watch the seasons change.

0 Designer: Luca Nichetto

Tiny Chaser in my Hand

Tiny Chaser in my Hand

Yuri Suzuki counts the headlights on the highway at 33.3 RPM. This little yellow car does only one thing: click the white button on and it runs along tracks of vinyl, playing the music it runs along as it goes. Tracks of vinyl? That is madness! Instead of race track for race cars, music tracks for Sound Chaser.

0 Designer: Yuri Suzuki

Crystal Comb

Crystal Comb

It is really amazing how bees make honey. It is even more amazing how delicious natural honey is straight out of the honey comb. Yar Rassadin, Russian designer, has captured this honey making process with the Beehouse Lamp. The lamps honey-filled cells are created from honey-yellow Swarovsky crystals and the comb is made from white bend plastic- a brilliant depiction of a honeycomb.

0 Designer: Yar Rassadin

Be The Ultimate Party Multi-Tasker

Be The Ultimate Party Multi-Tasker

Most of us have been to parties and enjoyed the conversation, atmosphere and most of all the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Yet the difficulty in trying to be social while carrying a plate of food and a glass of wine in your hand is quite difficult and sometimes next to impossible. Ken Goldman’s design, Fingerfood is the answer to those who are not naturally born multi-taskers.

0 Designer: Ken Goldman

He That Would Have The Fruit Must Climb The Tree

He That Would Have The Fruit Must Climb The Tree

Some might see this design for the Pendant Light and say “hey, that looks just like a bag stuck in a tree.” I am one of those people who would say that, and so is the designer of the Pendant Light, Ed Vince, who looked up one day, saw a bag stuck in a tree and said “Hey, that looks like something that could be made into a lamp; I want a Bag Stuck in a Tree in my house.”

0 Designer: Ed Vince

I'm Your Venus

I’m Your Venus

Using recycled materials to be more kind to our earth is a good idea however the manufacturing process it takes to recycle these products are still using energy. What is the answer and how can we be more creative in the design process all the while creating sustainable products? Japanese designer, Tokujin Yoshioka has developed a process where he uses a fiber structure submerged in a water bath that encourages the growth of crystals.

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

When Molded Plywood Just Won't Do

When Molded Plywood Just Won’t Do

Visually, this chair by Kedar Naik seems like the perfect way to relax after a long day’s work. Its winding graceful lines seem to impose no constraints on the user’s body save its own natural form. That being said, the Glide chair’s only cited materials are aluminum and lacquered fiberglass, neither of which strike me as particularly comfortable. Perhaps this is a piece best put artfully in a corner and pointed to whenever one has guests.

0 Designer: Kedar Naik

Prehistoric Roarrr! Pleo Review

Prehistoric Roarrr! Pleo Review

Every Pleo is autonomous. Yes, each one begins life as a newly-hatched baby Camarasaurus, but that’s where predictability ends and individuality begins. Like any creature, Pleo feels hunger and fatigue – offset by powerful urges to explore and be nurtured. He’ll graze, nap and toddle about on his own -when he feels like it! Pleo dinosaur can change his mind and his mood, just as you do. Is this the future of pet ownership? Find out after the jump.

0 Designer: Caleb Chung [ Buy It Here ]

Headphones Meant Not to Filter out Background Noise

Headphones Meant Not to Filter out Background Noise

As oil reaches recording break highs, more and more people are turning to bikes to get them around and of course nobody wants to leave behind creature comforts like music while driving. Problem is most of today’s headphones are designed to filter out background noise. That’s not very safe for a bicyclists since hearing what’s coming is important. The Semicircle headphones are designed to fit in your ear without blocking background noise.

0 Designer: Seohyun Baek

More Chairs? No Problem. Let Me Fold Some Up.

More Chairs? No Problem. Let Me Fold Some Up.

The Biombo Chair is an idea whose simplicity makes it seem obvious. The wood chair, built over a hinged wood structure, when not in use is a folding screen (Biombo). The surface of the seat can be engraved with a graphic image that transforms it into a decorative object when folded flat. To turn it into a chair, you simply take it off and get all origami.

0 Designer: Daniel Milchtein Peltsverger