Chromazon / A Giant Skeleton with Colorful Leafies

Chromazon / A Giant Skeleton with Colorful Leafies

Chromazon is a design installation whose color and construction make it an environment to behold. Did I say whose? Its organic nature makes it not just an art installation, not just a park bench: Chromazon is unnatural nature. Lately (the last ten years?) in our modern architectural design environment* competitiveness is a must. The Chromazon encapsulates the world’s new(?) radically concentrated love for design in all things.

0 Designer: SU11 Studio

Chubby Brothers Hidden Chairs Dining Table

Chubby Brothers Hidden Chairs Dining Table

Working in any kind of home or professional environment can be trying for a creative-oriented person, especially when essentials (such as a dining table, for instance) are needed for daily living. While even the wildest eccentric likes to sit down for a nice meal, afterward there’s still a bunch of goofy furniture sitting in the kitchen. What Brian Lee has made here is a definite score for those who wish to get the most out of their home or slightly public dining arena.

0 Designer: Brian Lee

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

The ReGlow lamp from Shelley Spicuzza likes to recycle, but skips a lot of steps in between.  By screwing in empty, unlabeled plastic drink bottles into the center sphere’s threaded holes, the lamp creates a burst of light and refraction.  The fixture also lets you affect the color of light through the type of bottle used, so click through if you want to see the Coca Cola version.

0 Designer: Shelley Spicuzza

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Actually the unique shape serves several purposes. It fits snug in your ear, easily loops together around your neck when not in use, and somehow prevents bacterial growth which is 700 times more concentrated in regular ear buds. If it weren’t just a concept, would you buy one?

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Tabs Have Never Seemed so High-tech!

Tabs Have Never Seemed so High-tech!

Making sure to flex its concepting muscles, KDDI au just announced their PLY mobile phone concept inspired by sandwiched plywood. Each section is tabbed to core functions like a dialpad, keyboard, gamepad, touchscreen, pico project, and printer! Will it ever see the light of day? Hard to say. Miniaturizing some of those proposed functions seems beyond what science and technology can achieve now but never underestimate kooky designers and crafty engineers.

0 Designer: Hideo Kambara

Chrono-Shredder. What a Big Mess!

Chrono-Shredder. What a Big Mess!

The Chrono-Shredder is a device that reminds us of both date and time. There’s no on or off button. As minutes pass, a continuous roll of time is shredded until you end up with a big pile of paper by the New Year.

0 Designer: Susanna Hertrich

Daym. Biomimicry in all its Glory

Daym. Biomimicry in all its Glory

Looking like a prop from a sci-fi movie, Daym by Andreas Martin, is a self deciding robot that carries everyday goods throughout the day and is much a companion as he is a high-tech bee inspired satchel bag. Nimble of body and sound of mind, this concept isn’t as wild as it first appears. View the designer’s whole process here.

0 Designer: Andreas Martin

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Consisting of 3 stools and a dining chair, the Shell seating group is designed by Sydney design group Nicholls-Scott. Looking as if they were pulled straight off of the bat-mobile, Shell furniture is made from 2.0mm sheet aluminum, which is then cut and molded for durability and strength. Nicholls-Scott design with the sole purpose of lessoning their environmental footprint and creating a more sustainable manufacturing process.

0 Designer: Nicholls+Scott Studio

Didactic Puzzle Gives My Brain Ouchies

Didactic Puzzle Gives My Brain Ouchies

I’m all for brain teasing toys but I never had a knack for them. I blame my parents. Don’t make the same mistake and get your kids an OBLO – a 3D didactic puzzle sure to gift them with powers in spacial geometry. Designer Marko Pavlovic believes it engages children on an emotional level and encourages growth thru the development of investigative and problem solving skills. Intrigued?

0 Designer: Marko Pavlovic

Voice Stick

Voice Stick

Braille is still the standard when it comes to helping the visually impaired read. Unfortunately translating text into braille is costly and time consuming thus the disproportionate number of braille books. Voice Stick is an advance optical character recognition scanner designed to make all books available to the visually impaired.

0 Designer: Sungwoo Park

Grass Balls. No You Cannot Smoke it

Grass Balls. No You Cannot Smoke it

Grass cutting is a bore, but even the most monotonous chores can be remedied if you make it fun. The Muwi concept is an automated mower barreled shape to compact grass cuttings into balls and disks for, get this. . . to play with. Of course if you’re the type that hates grass stains, these balls and disks are also perfect as compost fertilizer.

0 Designer: Yuli Sung

Bam Bam Baby

Bam Bam Baby

I want my tricycle! When I was a kid, I had a big wheels trike made of thick hard plastic. I took that thing everywhere, complete with handle bar tassels thank you very much. Nowadays living with a delicate footprint is important and thats trickled its way down to kid’s toys. Take for example the Bam Bam Baby trike.

0 Designer: Andrew Grigor

Lone Speaker Drone is Louder in a Hive

Lone Speaker Drone is Louder in a Hive

This simple, rugged speaker called the Hive Audio System for outdoor entertaining features a sound tube that protects the speaker from the elements and amplifies sound as it reverberates. The bell is completely translucent with a rugged base for stability. This speaker works wirelessly from a main station unit and can be linked to other liked units for multiple sound outputs forming a hive.

0 Designer: Christopher Stuart