Pour some light wine

Pour some light wine

A standard wine glass is one of the more beautiful shapes in our world. This vessel’s simple elegance is only rivaled by the complexity of the content it was designed to hold. Sharing a glass of wine is one of the more intimate and bonding experiences anyone can enjoy and this lamp design by mmckenna is an unprecedented way to add a little more ambiance to any evening.

0 Designer: mmckenna Studio

Must Get Every Last Bit Out

Must Get Every Last Bit Out

Problem: Spoon or knife, I can’t seem to get the last bit of peanut butter out! Ugh, I know there’s totally enough left for a nice even layer on a slice of bread but short of cutting the jar I have no alternatives – or do I?

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

A Watch For The Extrovert

A Watch For The Extrovert

Inspired by HR Giger’s amorphous designs, the Draught Watch carries the idea of symbiosis by proposing the watch and the wearer are one. The design is a bit outside the box but nothing is ever too weird for us extroverts.

0 Designer: Benjamin Wysk

Green Sailboat

Green Sailboat

Your little schooner (aka; sailboat) sure is lovely for cruising the open waters and enjoying natures majesty. But did you realize that sailboats can be one of the worst offenders of the green movement? It’s true. With the amount of fiberglass, epoxy chemicals, high end woods and pretty much a ton of non-sustainable materials it takes to make one of these floating works of art, the only real way to recycle a boat is by sinking it and making it an artificial reef.

0 Designer: Max Koriath

Fort Focus

Fort Focus

I am sure everyone at one point has felt the urge to crawl into a box and hide from the world. I know I can’t live without that sense of confined privacy I get when I am tucked away in my car while in traffic, hidden behind my tinted windows. Sure, I know people can still kinda see me as I pick my nose or pound on the air drums, but I don’t care. It’s my very own little fortress from the world.

0 Designer: Soojin Hyun

Elegance on the go...

Elegance on the go…

I don’t know about you guys but I am getting tired of seeing adults walking around with cups of coffee and those silly little sippy cup to-go tops. We are grown ups, can’t we all manage to drink our coffees or teas on the go without spilling it all over ourselves? What are we 6 years old? Laurent Corio has added a little taste of elegance and maturity to a commonly used convenience.

0 Designer: Laurent Corio

Touchy Feely Phones

Touchy Feely Phones

Those lovable Finns at Nokia really want you to get in touch with our emotions and believe that your mobile phone is a great start to get you there. They are introducing a design exhibit showcasing the future of mobile phones at this year’s New York Design Week. Design firm Provoke worked with Nokia to make a conceptual study showing where mobile phone trends are heading in 4 years.

0 Designer: Provoke Studio

Fresh By A Ring Of Blue Light

Fresh By A Ring Of Blue Light

We all love fruit but they’re not exactly cheap and usually demand to be eaten sooner than later, otherwise the ravages of time wreak  havoc on them. Blue is a concept fruit bowl that utilizes FotofreshTM technology – the same one found in the Halo vacuum and many new refrigerators. The blue wavelength inhibits and kills bacteria thereby prolonging shelf life.

0 Designer: Koray Gelmez

Herbalicious Furniture

Herbalicious Furniture

Design student Elliot Mariess needed to come up with something new and off kilter for his degree so naturally he envisioned any space should and could have an aromatic herb garden. This simple looking dresser is more than meets the eye – inside is a whole garden living off a low wattage bulb. Not only do you get fresh herbs, but it naturally filters the air, keeps stank off your clothes, and makes us all look like green thumbs.

0 Designer: Elliott Mariess

Auto design that floats my boat...

Auto design that floats my boat…

Design mash-ups can be so much fun. Take this 1963 Corvette Stingray inspired boat design by Swedish designer Bo Zolland. He takes the split-back window design of the classic American muscle car and fuses it into a watercraft that manages to come off very futuristic and ultra luxurious at the same time.

0 Designer: Bo Zolland

Cooking with a Twist

Cooking with a Twist

Here is a fun new way to cook that could either really annoy some chefs out there or really make many of us happy for the added built in convenience. The “Arcus” is a freestanding stove concept created in cooperation with Miele & CIE. AG. The interesting aspect of this stove is the built in ability to raise or lower the heat with a simple twist of the pot or pan you are cooking with.

0 Designer: Manuel Perez Prada

Lighting with a Twist

Lighting with a Twist

From the maker of LEGO salt n’ Pepper shaker, Diagonal bed and Table+Chair, designer Joel Hesselgren brings us a new lighting concept that twists and turns to your rooms content. These two concepts, the spotlight dubbed “Turn I” and the “Split” I” are cut on an angle for an interesting take on lighting any room.

0 Designer: Joel Hesselgren

A New Form of SLR? Maybe

A New Form of SLR? Maybe

This new body design by Manuel Prada takes inspiration from ancient telescopic instruments, a commentary on searching for the right picture – that perfect frame. All the mechanics fit inside a barrel optimizing it for one-handed operated. This makes it easier to hold steady removing the need for optical stabilization and even tripods.

0 Designer: Manuel Perez Prada