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

Hug your morning wood...

Hug your morning wood…

Wow, where do I begin with this one? This is definitely going in my WTF File under WTF?!?! It seems as though a bunch of students at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Crafts got together and thought about how to best criticize societies consumer driven tendencies. Ironically, after philosophically agreeing on making an object (for purchase no less), they were convinced that society needed to be more “intimate” with their purchased objects, and should be encouraged to “caress” them in order to get said objects to function.

Infinitely Fishy Design

Infinitely Fishy Design

Ok boys and girls, you may need to squint a little on this one. What you are looking at is a fishbowl design that looks as though MC Escher was hired by Superman to create a mini fortress of solitude for his gold fish Doug. Ha, you didn’t know Superman’s goldfish was named Doug, did you? Other than my early morning fact checking, the real clever aspect here is that this design loops the fish around in an infinite tunnel of water and glass.

0 Designer: BCXSY Studio

The Fastest Growing Grass Splits

The Fastest Growing Grass Splits

Split Bamboo is probably one of the most sustainable products we’ve seen in awhile. The entire manufacturing process consists of harvesting and scoring the ends of the bamboo stalk. While the stalk is still somewhat pliable – pressing in the ends creates a foot stand and loops; the perfect coat hanger.

0 Designer: Jinhong Lin

The Tidy Way To Be Messy

The Tidy Way To Be Messy

Cleanliness is next to Godliness or so they would have you believe. If you’re the messy type who tends to toss clothes all over the floor, you need this Tidy Room by Todby Evans. All you have to do is be responsible for strategically tossing you clothes onto the mat. If you can at least do that, when laundry day rolls around – just roll up the mat and you’re good to go.

0 Designer: Toby Treyer-Evans