You Can't See the Cables for the Tree

You Can’t See the Cables for the Tree

“GoGreen” is the new phrase that seems to echo around the world. With many joining the bandwagon, it shows that many of us are trying to make a conscious effort to adapt to a more sustainable lifestyle. PhotonSynthesis is a device by designer Vivien Muller, which is a solar-cell bonsai lookalike, tree charger. You can charge your cell, your Mp3 player or a number of other electronic gadgets by plugging in to the tree.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

How Many Noodles Can I Eat?

How Many Noodles Can I Eat?

The most rudimentary design can be the smartest, especially when dealing with one of the most basic food groups: spaghetti! Everyone knows that the other food groups can be eaten in excess (for example: the candy group or the soda pop group), but every good mother knows that spaghetti must be well portioned for perfection. Design studio WANKO presents, simply named: the Noodle Dispenser.

0 Designer: WANKO Studio

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Trike for Disabled Tikes

Trike for Disabled Tikes

Conceived after visiting a children’s hospital in Jerusalem, designer Shabtai Hirshberg created the A2B trike so disabled kids could mount and ride by themselves. When a child mounts the trike, stepping on the pedal locks the wheels, enabling the child to literally walk right into a seated position. The chest support keeps the child stabilized, and the whole trike can be customized to each child’s needs.

0 Designer: Shabtai Hirshbrg

Watch Out! Don't Cut Your Tongue

Watch Out! Don’t Cut Your Tongue

So here’s something different from usual posts. It’s not tech related, not I.D. per say, and tho simple, is plenty difficult to execute. Fragile candy sends a sharp message. I taste good but I’m also bad for you. Mmm no suspended fruit? I demand anything clear must have suspended fruit!

0 Designer: Wooteik Lim

The Visual Assistance Card

The Visual Assistance Card

Imagine being blind for a minute, and you have to go to the store to pick up a few things. You have everything in your basket ready to be checked out and since you have no cash in your pocket, you whip out the old trustworthy debit card. However, since debit/credit card machines have pretty much gone all digital, you will have to trust the clerk to help you with entering your private information. Yeah, pretty scary huh?

0 Designer: Kyle Lechtenberg

Funky Pants

Funky Pants

How about some custom made pants in your choice of color and wood, with some nice chrome legs, or chrome balls – casters my friends? Pants by Melia Design UK, creators of the orgasm table, is a funky, retro, underwear shaped coffee table sure to bring out the oohs and ahhs from anyone who sees it.

0 Designer: Melia Design UK

Design Not Just Products; Design Behavior!

Design Not Just Products; Design Behavior!

The Experience Recorder: here lies not only the possibility of near-perfect microblogging, but also a new meaning to the journalistic ideal of Total Coverage. The experience recorder fits on the hand and records not only photos, but sounds, movement, video, and temperature. Here you can experience the whole objective reality of a person’s experience! And, most important, it comes in a totally hot Fresh Prince color scheme!

0 Designer: Valeria Fuso

The ButtonFly Zipper

The ButtonFly Zipper

Irony since I asked our resident industrial designer Shane Crozier to help me redesign a zipper and lookie here, someone’s already done it. Tho I’m not sure how feasible this is, the ButtonFly is interesting nonetheless. Giant interlocking button flaps create a seal similar to that of a zipper. Doesn’t seem as efficient as a zipper but it offers something new in terms of creating uniquely designed garments and accessories.

0 Designer: Mikhail Stawsky

The Genesis of Henosis

The Genesis of Henosis

The Henosis is a concept vehicle designed to connect human to machine in a personal way. The vehicle comes with a bevy of technological doo-dads to analyze the environment, driver’s mood, expression, and biometric readings to provide the most comfortable and safe driving experience.

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

Pour Me a Glass of Light

Pour Me a Glass of Light

(de)light is a project that reinterprets the concept of light as we know it. What does it mean when you can pour illuminated liquid from archetypical components like a lightbulb? When something so intangible becomes tactile and easily transferrable. The project challenges fundamental design paradigms about how we use lighting, how it’s displayed, and how it’s controlled. Imagine what our world would look like.

0 Designer: Cristina Ferraz Rigo

Smoke and Mirrors and Light Bulbs

Smoke and Mirrors and Light Bulbs

Why buy, arrange, and construct an array of 60+ fluorescent light bulbs when you can strap together three of them and let good ‘ole reflections do the rest?  Resting on the floor, the pyramidal shape contains three fluorescent bulbs that, aided by mirrors, project light onto your favorite piece of designer furniture.  As an aside, if you happen to close off the shape with a fourth mirror you apparently create free perpetual energy.

0 Designer: Dodo Arslan

The Rainbow Connection

The Rainbow Connection

I’m not talking about the song Kermit sings, but about the colorful design by Christian Flindt – Parts of a Rainbow. These modular stackable chairs were not created to just stack on top of each other, but were designed to stack sideways. By stacking them sideways, the chairs can then be used as a colorful bench. Parts of a Rainbow are certain to be the most admired and talked about item at your next friendly gathering.

0 Designer: Christian Flindt