Serial Pop Drinks Rejoice

Serial Pop Drinks Rejoice

Hey kids, are you a serial pop drinker? Sure recycling is good but lets say for some oddball reason you collect bottles. As long as the neck is a standard size, and you collect 16 of them, you can make yourself a little stool or table. Chairs & Toys is really for children but I know a few adults that would try and pass this off next to their Herman Miller furniture.

0 Designer: Jinhong Lin

The Octocube of mystery

The Octocube of mystery

On first sight, the Octocube is all smoke and mirrors. You could spend quite a while trying to figure out what it is or does. Go on. See if you can figure it out. If you can’t work it out from the pictures alone then how about the name. Octocube. Any help? The sharper eye will observe the 2 cables/pipes at the rear so surely it does something right? Designer Vivien Muller has created this little mystery for your Thursday morning enjoyment.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

Two Faced Art

Two Faced Art

Lenticular printing is a technology in which a lenticular lens is used to produce images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles. Most of us have seen postcards printed in this fashion and though it is a rather old printing technique, we all still seem to be fascinated by the effect and often stand slack jawed as we shift the image back and forth.

0 Designer: Drzach & Suchy

An Egg-celent Speaker

An Egg-celent Speaker

For some reason egg shaped objects induce an autonomic “awwww” response in my brain. Yea it’s cute but this Egg is more than meets the eye. ‘Crack’ the shell and two pieces become your satellite speakers while the base acts as a subwoofer. The base also provides a dock for your MP3 player. It recharges via induction and when portability is a must – comes with a cool neoprene jacket. Do want!

0 Designer: Nathan Gabriele

iWash My Face

iWash My Face

Ah sleep…my drug of choice. What sucks worse than not sleeping enough? Having to wake up from a nice, cozy, toe curling slumber. To arouse ourselves from our hibernating, most of us have devised some pretty unique ways of getting our collective asses out of bed. One of the most common rituals is to crank on some upbeat tunes and splash water in our crusty faces.

0 Designer: Jan Puylaert

Olympic Torch Dreams

Olympic Torch Dreams

The very first Gold Medalist for the upcoming Olympic games has just been announced and designer Soyun’s ‘Olympic Torch for Mumbai, India.’ torch concept is at the top of the heap. This concept was unique in the way it incorporated each participating countries flags in a mosaic of colors that when complete, represents the unity and spirit of the Olympic games. Inspired by host country India’s textures and culture, this winning design clearly possesses the winning edge.

Talk About A Really Shiny Watch

Talk About A Really Shiny Watch

An exclusive, hi-tech concept watch aptly named Shine – combines luxurious gemstones with advanced technology and materials. Using a unique laser projection system, time is displayed by a touching the logo. It’s completely made of hi-tech white ceramic filled with over 200 square cut white topaz gemstones. If this were real, every celebrity socialite would be wearing one now. Can we say bling?

0 Designer: Vlad Icobet

OMG Window With Built In Squeegee

OMG Window With Built In Squeegee

Do I have to be anymore descriptive than the title? This is brilliant. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Or maybe someone has and I’ve been living in a home with windows that require manual cleaning. I need this and need this now.

0 Designer: Jung-In Jang

Design Digest Vol.11

Design Digest Vol.11

  1. Kundi – the idea pen by Chetan Sorab.
  2. Mac Case by Eno Setiawan.
  3. Fragile salt and pepper shaker set by Mey Kahn & Boaz Kahn.
  4. La Divina Commedia by Niels van Eijk & Miriam van der Lubbe.
  5. One-Sheet by Geert Koster.
  6. Disney Store Headquarters by Clive Wilkinson.

2008 Designer Glass Competition Finalists

2008 Designer Glass Competition Finalists

What is it about martini glasses that people find so attractive? Is it the precarious nature of their original design, forcing you to step ever-so-gently and methodically as to not lose a single drop of alcohol goodness? Makes you wonder if the original martini glass silhouette was not purposefully awkward. If you are forced to treat something like it is a precious cargo, will you start to believe it actually is precious cargo? Therefore, psychologically elevating its value?

Mobile Phone Shaped Like And Egg, Sorta

Mobile Phone Shaped Like And Egg, Sorta

Designer Roman Tubl wasn’t concerned with integrating the latest and greatest in his EGG mobile phone concept. He just wanted something functional and easy to use with some eye candy for people who like their phones flashy – literally.

0 Designer: Roman Tubl

CandLED Lamp

CandLED Lamp

Everything old is new again, or so it goes with this latest novelty lamp design called “Good Night Eileen” by Christine Birkhoven. Mixing old uses with new technologies, this lamp design is intended for people who clearly posses the modern convenience of light switches and electricity, but prefer to walk around with their light source in hand, for those moments investigating that creepy breathing noise coming out of your attic or basement.

0 Designer: Christine Birkhoven

Sony Cybershot Snap Is Leathery

Sony Cybershot Snap Is Leathery

These excellent renders are just a concept Sony Cybershot camera dubbed ‘Snap’. Inspired by a man’s wallet, the surface is covered in leather. Like other ultra compact Cybershot cameras, you slide the cover to activate, only it pivots from a corner for easy one handed operation. Outside of that, it’s just another run-of-the-mill Cybershot. What do you think? Yay or nay?

0 Designer: Young Hwan Kim