d°light Huggable Review. I Miss My Glowworm

d°light Huggable Review. I Miss My Glowworm

Diana Lin Design LLC designs and manufacturers award-winning products that push the boundaries of innovative design techniques such as their dºlight Huggable pillow. How excited was I when I opened a package to a glowing pillow!

0 Designer: Diana Lin [ Buy It Here ]

Paper Clips to Tell How I Feel

Paper Clips to Tell How I Feel

Just a little accessory unisex enough for anyone to wear. Clip Language are paper clips with emotive objects emphasizing an emotion. Clip it on anything to let people know how you feel. Imagine a world where the most mundane objects loosely communicate what you’re thinking without speaking a word. It’s just a novel concept but one I wouldn’t mind having in reality.

0 Designer: Mi-So Sim

Fold Magazine Racks

Fold Magazine Racks

Using bent, powder coated steel, Fold Magazine Racks emphasize the paper contents of a magazine. The shape is simple and lends well to its core function with a unique architectural element underscoring the design. I really like the simplicity and wouldn’t mind have all three colors in my home.

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert

The Age of Aquarius... in Sprinkling

The Age of Aquarius… in Sprinkling

While automatic lawn and crop sprinklers have existed for some time, the Aquarius takes automatic watering to a new level. While current automatic sprinklers activate on a time-based schedule, Aquarius detects moisture levels in the soil and waters according to changing conditions. No more sprinkling in rainstorms for you!

0 Designer: Aydin Oztoprak

Digitize That Stack of Business Cards

Digitize That Stack of Business Cards

Business cards have become less of a way to disseminate contact information and more about brand extension, so it makes no sense to spend so much money on them only to be thrown out after someone transcribes all the relevant information into an address book. The B-Scanner helps with both aspects.

0 Designer: Sungwoo Park & Bongkun Shin

Can't Get Fresher Than This

Can’t Get Fresher Than This

Eco Box is a concept to change the way we ripen, harvest, and deliver fresh fruit. The box is “packaged” around a fruit with plenty of holes for air circulation. The fruit is allowed to ripen this way reaching its full sweet potential. The box protects the fruit from insects and when it’s ready, picked and ready to be sold.

0 Designer: Jung Hyuk

Little Satan

Little Satan

These Shetanis, or ‘little Satan’s’ have been individually hand carved from ebony by the Makonde tribe in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who have been making similar figures for about 1500 years.

0 Designer: Muungano Studio

Aura Light or World's Loudest Windchime

Aura Light or World’s Loudest Windchime

If you’re ever in need of a giant hanging glass snowball, you might try Manuel Vivian’s Aura suspension light.  Composed of hand twisted strips of glass individually hung from a ceiling plate, the fixture would give any room the artsy sculptural look.  For full effect, add equal parts Eames lounge chair, fine cognac and attractive model.

0 Designer: Manuel Vivian

Welcome to the Wine, Wine West

Welcome to the Wine, Wine West

Like the designer, I’m sure, I’ve broken my share of wine glasses, and I don’t even really like wine! I usually put whiskey and coke in there, then I don’t find the whole glass until spring cleaning. For the wine enthusiast (or drunk) with short shelves or clumsy tendencies, it’s untrained designer Sherwood Forlee to the rescue!

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

BRAZO Table Lamp Review. LEDs for Days

BRAZO Table Lamp Review. LEDs for Days

I had the good fortune to review the BRAZO table lamp by Pablo Designs commissioned by Haworth, winner of a 2008 IDEA award. The BRAZO is a high performance LED task light offering effortless adjustability, calibrated light focus (more on that later), and brightness control all wrapped in a sleek aluminum body. Intrigued? Read on.

0 Designer: Pablo Designs

Too Weak to Open Caps. Need a U-Cap

Too Weak to Open Caps. Need a U-Cap

Plastic caps were designed to keep liquids in. Then at the last minute somebody realized people actually have to remove them to get to the liquid so they threw on some groves around the cap for grip and called it a day. Bah I say! I will admit sometimes I can’t do it! That cap just won’t let go. Maybe I need a U-Cap.

0 Designer: Jeong Hoon Cha

Zune Phone Finally, Okay Maybe

Zune Phone Finally, Okay Maybe

I know a lot of you out there are just waiting for the Zune phone – Microsoft’s answer to the current king of multitouch telephonic devices. Until they actually confirm, check out the Zune Contact concept by Adam Huffman. He’s revamped the interface, made the body madly thin, slapped on a 5 MP camera and went all touchscreeny. Sure it’s just pie-in-the-sky now but who knows, something similar may come from Redmond Washington. Oh BTW, that big white button at the bottom is really a soft cushy thumb rest. . . yeah.

0 Designer: Adam Huffman

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