Rox Bench

Rox Bench

For those of you who live in houses with restricted gardens where space saving furniture is paramount the Rox bench could be the solution for you. In the winter the unit collapses down into a storage unit where you can keep garden tools, children’s toys, etc. In the summer it opens out into a 3 seater bench and has two accompanying tables. Another feature is the built in solar lights, creating a cool night time effect.

0 Designer: David Andrew Bottom

Button Down Tunes

Button Down Tunes

Plenty of designers have attempted to fuse fashion with gadgets. Most have been unsuccessful with often designs that were either complicated, cumbersome or just plain ugly. Here is an item that is simplicity at its best. The “Wire Button” by Jaehyung Hong untangles your headphone cables for your listening pleasure and looks subtle enough to avoid being branded a gadget geek.

0 Designer: Jaehyung Hong

Pimp my QWERTY

Pimp my QWERTY

With the tech blogs getting all hot and bothered over Art Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus keyboard and it’s customizable OLED keys, we thought we would show off a slightly more analog version of the same concept. At no where near the Optimus Maximus price of nearly $2,000 USDs, this $30 version called “Keyboard Shortcut Skins” by Photojojo serves essentially the exact same function.

Green Green House

Green Green House

Daniel Schipper has come up with this “Folding Greenhouse” design for city dwellers that need to spread their botanical love. This light-weight, flexible and modular greenhouse is perfect for small spaces and unfolds faster than you can say origami. The Folding Greenhouse’s frameless folding construction is made entirely out of recyclable plastic. Making this the greenest green house we have seen so far.

0 Designer: Daniel Schipper

Fold Your Lamp

Fold Your Lamp

Here’s an interesting way to manufacture, pack, and assemble a lamp. The aptly named Folding Lamp is made from a 0.8mm sheet of stainless steel pre-scored so all you have to do is fold along the dotted lines. In what order you choose to fold is entirely up to you making each piece a unique item.

0 Designer: Thomas Hick

View first, ask feasibility questions later

View first, ask feasibility questions later

Ah the lengths people will go to for a great location and even greater views. “Separation Creek House” by Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB) Architects takes cliff building to knew heights. Built on a forty-five degree incline, the property presented unparalleled challenges. ‘Most of the one hectare site was too steep to build on.

0 Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows

Creative Brain Drain

Creative Brain Drain

Drainage systems can be such a drag. I mean, with all the dirt, trash, ditched drugs, dead bodies and lost dreams floating down them, people generally think of drains as a pit of despair and refuse. Not any longer, designer Honfay Lui wants to add new vigor and vim to drainage systems and has introduced “Matrix”. The worlds first contextual drainage system.

0 Designer: Honfay Lui

What's up my Jigger?

What’s up my Jigger?

What is the true measure of a liquid? Is it the color of its molecules? Is it its density? or maybe its viscosity..? Whatever it is, the “Cube Jigger” by Josh Owen for Kikkerland has six ways to measure your liquids in the most commonly measured form…its volume. This design evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measures into the smallest possible dispenser.

0 Designer: Josh Owen

Suzuki's Green Machine

Suzuki’s Green Machine

The good folks at Suzuki are serious about going green and have been spotted testing their latest concept, the Suzuki Crosscage Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle. With no gears, no noise, no clutch and no emissions, this hydrogen fuel cell / electric hybrid two-wheeler just might be the future of motorcycles and is closer to reality than you might think. Seriously, there is a guy riding one in these pictures, you won’t hear it coming, but it is.

0 Design: Suzuki

Iceberg Living

Iceberg Living

Icebergs may soon be a thing of the past, but tell that to the designers of this “Iceberg” housing project that just won a competition to build a housing complex at the Aarhus docklands development in Denmark. Architects Julien de Smedt and CEBRA architects in collaboration with Louis Paillard and SeArch have dreamed up this future community due for completion in 2010.

0 Architect: Julien de Smedt

Face melting Vinyl Stereo Speakers

Face melting Vinyl Stereo Speakers

Ed Lewis (aka Fungus Amungus) has posted a great do-it-yourself project that combines one of my favorite art forms with another of my favorite art forms. He took the hip, urban chic of vinyl toys and gave them the gift of music by fusing speakers into the faces of these “Munnny” vinyl toys from Kid Robot.

0 Designer: Ed Lewis

The Longest Mobile Phone Ever Or Just Looks It

The Longest Mobile Phone Ever Or Just Looks It

Candy bars, flips, bricks, diamonds – phones come in a myriad of monikers but a common denominator are their form factors. For the most part they’re designed to be pocketable. You can throw all those expectations out the window because designer Tamer Koseli wants no part of it. His NEED Phone is probably the longest mobile phone concept we’ve seen.

0 Designer: Tamer Koseli

Up Top Or Bottom?

Up Top Or Bottom?

The Daydream table looks like an ordinary shabby chic coffee table but it hides multiple trap doors for included vases that can go on top or down below – depending on your needs. Nothing I dislike more than being lazy on a Sunday afternoon on my couch with a bunch of vases blocking my view. Instead of angrily pushing them all to the floor, now they’re neatly tucked away. Out of sight, out of mind.

0 Designer: Yu Zhao