Too Soon? Seemingly Recession-Proof Aston Martin Presents the Luxury One-77

Too Soon? Seemingly Recession-Proof Aston Martin Presents the Luxury “One-77″

Literally hand-crafted features, production of only 77 units (that’s 77 cars made, ever,) and cost around a couple million dollars. Is this for real? Aston Martin creates a designer dream-car that defies the imagination of the middle class and acts as a masthead for the company:

“all [the] beauty we could bring to a car.”

0 Designer: Marek Reichmann + Aston Martin Design Team

I'm Feeling Alright

I’m Feeling “Alright”

Born of Japanese and Danish influences, Joseph Riehl’s Alright rocking chair looks like a comfortable addition to any room, fitting right in with that Ikea sofa you just can’t get rid of. While the low rise design may suit gamers more than most, the chair could rock anyone to sleep with the rubber mount that stretches and compresses in any direction. It’s a good thing the bent arcs give the joints extra strength, because I could see myself spending a lot of time in something like this.

0 Designer: Joseph Riehl

Leaky Roof Brightens Your Day

Leaky Roof Brightens Your Day

The art of lighting design is finding ways to articulate glaring light out over surfaces without inefficiently wasting too much of the lamp’s power. Daniel Becker accomplishes that in his “Melting Light” by hanging an LED packed ‘raindrop’ below a rippling plastic reflector. The brilliance of Daniel’s light is in the rippling shape; by spreading the otherwise harsh reflection out over three concentric circles, the glare and shadows are softened and become pleasing to the eye.

0 Designer: Daniel Becker

Close the Blinds and Turn Your Love Light On

Close the Blinds and Turn Your Love Light On

You might not be a romantic at heart or even that great at planning a memorable dinner party. Regardless, it is well known that the ambience of your surroundings can make or break that memorable moment-Some nice mellow tunes, great friends and most importantly lighting. Unfortunately lighting requires electricity which means a high electricity bill. The result is a need for a change in our thinking and adopting a more economical way of using light for our environment.

0 Designer: Yoon-Hui Kim & Eun-Kyung Kim

MacGyver Tries iPod Speakers

MacGyver Tries iPod Speakers

With all the hot-to-trot conceptual design work out there, it takes quite a person to just sit back and kick out the jams on a speaker set like this. Presenting the iPod Ghetto Accessory. iPod with classic earbuds, two toothpicks, no girls, and four cups. What else could a person ask for?

0 Designer: Dmitry Zagga

Miami Dade College is a Super Building

Miami Dade College is a Super Building

Located at Biscayne Boulevard and NE 5th Street in downtown Miami, the Campus Center for Miami Dade college looks like something out of OMA’s handbag.  It is urban density turned into a superbuilding, combining apartments, offices, educational facilities, and a lot of space for art exhibition.  But it is all Miami: the bravado somehow feels just what downtown Miami needs, and the design firm responsible, Oppenheim Architects , is located in Miami as well. 

0 Designer: Oppenheim Architects

When You Scoopy Your Puppy Poopy, Shipoopi!

When You Scoopy Your Puppy Poopy, Shipoopi!

If your town or city demands that its streets aren’t shi**y, you’ve got a lot of responsibility for your tiny puppy named Ittybitty. Ittybitty loves to make the poopy, and it’s your responsibility to scoopy the poopy. If you don’t like plastic bags that are freshly hot, pick up a Dogpot! A nice portable cleaner for your puppy’s poopies! Super-doopy!

0 Designer: Young-Long Choi

The LMacTouch: Perfect Desktop for a Perfect World?

The LMacTouch: Perfect Desktop for a Perfect World?

When you think “modern computer,” you think size, portability, functionality, and case aesthetics. What else? The LMacTouch has the good stuff. It’s got a touch screen, major-ly adjustable screen, green features, and it’s pretty!

Why isn’t this a production model?

0 Designer: Mayyen Chan

Suspended Over Water

Suspended Over Water

Do you want to take the ultimate lunch break? Forget the Gehry’s tad-overdone (sorry) Conde Nast cafeteria in New York City; head to Bangkok to the Octospider. It is a corporate cafeteria that elevates the act of eating to new heights (ouch these puns hurt, I am truly sorry). Suspended over the water with delicate concrete and steel legs, the cafeteria has three wings that spread out, giving each seat a view in every direction. It’s designed by Exposure Architects, based in northern Italy.

0 Designer: Exposure Architects

Where Have All the Collapsables Gone?

Where Have All the Collapsables Gone?

A time-honored challenge. An elegant design solution. The Fil Quadrat Design Team brings us the NewFuTi for dining and after-dinner coffee. Collapsable to two configurations, the NewFuTi is good for more than just the diner on the go: it’s togetherness in both forms makes for a fitting bit of furniture in any persons living situation.

0 Designer: Fil Quadrat Design Team

3D Wall Coverings: is the Cost Worth the Payout?

3D Wall Coverings: is the Cost Worth the Payout?

For those times when you want more than just paint on the walls; more than just wallpaper! When you’ve got nothing better to do than dust your 3-D wall all day and stare at the bright colors, yes, there is Paperforms Flow! The wall solution for the design crazy person. Made of 100% post and pre-consumer waste paper.

0 Designer: Jaime Salm with MIO

Wristlet Gets Young'ins Back in Time For Supper

Wristlet Gets Young’ins Back in Time For Supper

Until such time toddlers are given mobiles on their 5th birthdays, parents will have difficulty keeping them wrangled in and safe from danger. This Wristlet from Petr Hampl might be a useful solution in the mean time, allowing parents to send messages, alarms or graphic symbols to the solar powered display. Better hope they come in other colors, I don’t think pink would fly very well with boys.

0 Designer: Petr Hampl

Kite Cars

Kite Cars

For the hyper-imaginative future fliers. This “Wind Light Vehicle” allows three methods of locomotion, two of which involve that giant wing on the hood there. There’s an electric motor in each of the three tires, for one. Then the wing can swing upright for the vehicle to become like a windsurfing board, or it can become detached for some amazing kite wind action!

0 Designer: Tsun-Ho Wang, Min-Gyu Jung & Sung-Je Do