Tapeworm, the Good Kind

Tapeworm, the Good Kind

Tapeworm is a strip that slides into any roll of tape for an instant tape dispenser. Due to the high yield strength of the material used, Tapeworm returns to its original flat shape despite significant bending and tension. It’s also friendly to you stomach and intestinal track so no worries there.

0 Designer: Paul Sandip

Real Physical Tweets

Real Physical Tweets

Microbloggers rejoice, Marc Owens has made a machine that makes it possible to update your status offline. The Receipt Clock’s only function is to keep the time and date and print it out at the click of a button. The slip of paper you receive, plus a thought on your part, and you’ve got tweets that you can paste to the streets.

0 Designer: Marc Owens

C’N’C “Plug Generation” Contest

C’N’C “Plug Generation” Contest

C’N’C invites you to join in on the fun with their “Plug Generation” Contest. Think about how you would interpret the slogan “C’N’C Plug Generation”, by using original artistic techniques such as photos, murals, stickers, video, sculptures or composite and send it in to C’N’C. The winners will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their creations used as graphics on T-shirts and accessories and showcased during Milan’s Fashion Week in February 2009.

Designed for Poverty

Designed for Poverty

If you’ve been struggling for ideas in our design for poverty contest or wondered how design can help those in poverty then perhaps a little bit of inspiration is in order. Recent Coventry University graduate Daniel Sheridan has successfully developed, and deployed the “Energee-Saw” through his company PlayMade Energy. The mission of PlayMade Energy is to bring renewable electricity to schools in the developing world through the fun of play.

0 Designer: Daniel Sheridan

A Well-Spent Day Brings Happy Sleep

A Well-Spent Day Brings Happy Sleep

An object that with knowledge of the most excellent ways of Leonardo Da Vinci will require very little explaining. The Da Vinci Alarm Clock assists the user in adhering to the 3.5/.5 sleep schedule devised by the Renaissance Man, allowing the user 21 hours of awake time a day, completely free of sleepiness.

0 Designer: Marc Owens

Still Haven't Found the Big Dipper

Still Haven’t Found the Big Dipper

There are a great many lights and chandeliers out there that emulate an explosion of light through glass and lines of refraction.  The Constellation Chandelier from Studio 1 Thousand however, accomplishes this feat through the simple use of LED’s and bent copper stems that array downward from a wrapped base.  Upon closer inspection, the clamps securing the LED clusters might even bring to mind Ingo Mauer’s Zettelz lamps, although this is anything but derivative.

0 Designer: Studio1Thousand

Duck Billed Helicopter Saves Lifes

Duck Billed Helicopter Saves Lifes

The H1 ‘Fugu’ by Matt Bassett is a purpose built helicopter targeted at disaster relief. It has been rationalized and rethought to optimize space with a minimal yet flexible package layout, thus allowing maximum efficiency and smaller required landing areas. To put it in perspective, it carries a similar sized load to a Chinook, and is 40 feet shorter, largely due to the coaxial rotor arrangement.

0 Designer: Matt Bassett

Stay on Target... Stay on Target...

Stay on Target… Stay on Target…

Target Project is the brainchild of Benjamin Males, a dude who aims to “raise questions about our experience and relationship with surveillance technologies and CCTV.” The device(s) Males has created record time, date, weight, height, obesity, and skin color for analysis. Good or evil?

0 Designer: Benjamin Males

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

When surround sound started to be pushed by home audio companies, the movie they used to push it with was Jurrasic Park. Hearing the T-Rex roar from all directions was the most excellent experience I’d ever had at a department store, and to my ears, it really did surround the room. But our ears have become more sophisticated in the short time between then and now, and Simon Denzel’s “Mono” is bringing us closer to real professional home surround sound.

0 Designer: Simon Denzel

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

There are few companies who evoke experience and know-how in speaker design as Bowers & Wilkins do. The company has over 40 years of history creating some of the best sound experiences for consumers and audiophiles alike. I had the opportunity to review their Zeppelin Speaker for the iPod. It’s been getting rave reviews from customers and won a Gold 2008 IDEA award. Kudos to Native Design. Must be good right?

0 Designer: Native Design

Hamper is the Washing Machine

Hamper is the Washing Machine

I fail at managing laundry. I have way too many clothes. When I am ready to wash, it’s an all day affair dragging heavy baskets to and from the washer/dryer. I’m not saying I’m too busy or lazy. I just want a simpler solution and I think designer Guopeng Liang is on to something with his iBasket concept.

0 Designer: Guopeng Liang

Trigano Coffee Table, DO WANT!

Trigano Coffee Table, DO WANT!

The Trigano Coffee Table designed by Michael Laut is an architectural piece of modern living for any space. It is made with a large piece of acrylic bent 90 degrees, suspended in place by a wooden brace. The innovative and dramatic design provides for expansive foot-room as well as a striking visual statement.

0 Designer: Michael Laut

Luminodot, Don't Call it a Lite-Brite

Luminodot, Don’t Call it a Lite-Brite

I had a Lite-Brite growing up. The idea of sticking colored plastic nibs into a backlit board was so simple yet I remember sitting on the floor for hours on end, hypnotized by my juvenile creativity. Fast forward 20 years later and I’m getting that feeling again. Bandai has a Lite-Brite like product called the Luminodot. Same concept but for the 21st century.

0 Designer: Luminodot