Lumin Lamp or Jellyfish or Deformed Airship?

Lumin Lamp or Jellyfish or Deformed Airship?

Inspired by Japanese paper lamps, Lumin is both a modern and simplistic in the way it captures the essence of form while bringing warmth to a space. This lamp was designed to create a moody atmosphere. The organic shape helps soften and diffuse light and encourages different fall off points. Beautiful.

0 Designer: Devin Sidell

Clothes Pin and Memory Stick, Why Not?

Clothes Pin and Memory Stick, Why Not?

Simplicity, functionality and cheap-ass combine to bring you a the memory stick from poor.pl. It requires no instructions or explanation, something to be applauded in anything containing a PCB. Stick it in your computer, use it, and when your done clip it to yourself or anything handy. If you lose it check the clothes line. With luck it didn’t rain.

0 Designer: poor.pl

I Don't Wanna Grow Up, I'm a Big Kid Now

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m a Big Kid Now

It’s a rotating stool. That’s all to be quite frank but design isn’t just about function but also how it communicates to us; be it a futuristic envisage or a nostalgic herald. I think the Torillo stool falls into the latter. The top part of this stool rotates 360º. Just grab a hold of the horns and give it a whirl.

0 Designer: Diego Moreno

Everybody Mamba!

Everybody Mamba!

A group of young designers from Valencia, Spain have made their first appearance just recently at the Valencia Design Show ’08 in Spain. Obviously with an eye for design and creativity to boot, La Mamba Studios may be new to the design scene, but the feedback to their design style is extremely positive. This group of designers has what it takes to become accepted into the creative world of design – charisma, enthusiasm and a spirit of entrepreneurship.

0 Designer: La Mamba Studio

Bring Your Own Soundboard

Bring Your Own Soundboard

This speaker concept called Brooch has no built-in soundboard. You have to bring that to the party. With its specially design suction cup, attach it to any smooth, flat surface. Different surfaces have different tones to them. The idea is to experiment. All music controls are projected onto that same surface for simulated touchscreen goodness. What do you guys think? Win?

0 Designers: KyungRyul Lim & Miyeon Kim

One Size Fits All, Herman Miller Embody Review

One Size Fits All, Herman Miller Embody Review

Over the past decade and a half Herman Miller has firmly established itself “the” company to go to with all your seating needs. The original Aeron Chair came to symbolize the dot com era. Any and everyone had to have one in office to be certified “cool.” The mesh design, fully adjustable design, and 3 sizes to choose from made it one of a kind. Flash forward 15 years and they’re set to do it again with the new Embody chair taking the one size fits all ethos by further improving a number of adjustable features. 

0 Designer: Herman Miller

Keeping it Hot Hot Hot

Keeping it Hot Hot Hot

Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Do you wish you had one device that acted as a flashlight, a candle, a rave machine, and could tell you the temperature of your bath water, all the while using everybodies favorite: LED lights? Well all the answers to your problems are in this little product. It’s called the LED Bath Light, and it tastes just like candy!

0 Designer: Kai Chen

Rubber Chair Takes Care of All Your Nagging Green and Chi Personal Problems

Rubber Chair Takes Care of All Your Nagging Green and Chi Personal Problems

Rubber tires. How I love thee. Let me sit on the ways. First, I love how you’ve been around the block. Second, it feels excellent on my bottom to sit on your tread. Three, I love the three R’s, today’s being Re-use. Rubber tires, let me introduce you to Jaime Salm, who has created the Rubber Stool to harness your power, and close the loop.

0 Designer: Jaime Salm of MIO

Flat Lightbulb Solves all Thomas Edison's Problems with Two Cuts

Flat Lightbulb Solves all Thomas Edison’s Problems with Two Cuts

When I think of light bulbs, I think of how hot they are, how they give me light at night, and how easy they are to break! From Joonhuyn Kim, displayed at the 2008 100% Design Tokyo, here is “Flat Bulb.” Better for stacking and shipping, no rolling away on you, and the best: aesthetically ironic. Simply fantastic!

0 Designer: Joonhuyn Kim

iLaundry Gets Out iStains From Your iClothes

iLaundry Gets Out iStains From Your iClothes

While not directly inspired by a specific Apple gadget, this “Aquarium” washing machine by Djordje Zivanovic is a good example of how pervasive that aesthetic has become. Touting a simple mechanism of rotating spheres that open and close for laundry insertion, the washing machine aspires to a decorative solution in a world of boxy appliances. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go hit play on my darks and colors.

0 Designer: Djordje Zivanovic

A Bench Just for Smokers

A Bench Just for Smokers

Smoker Bench kinda sounds like a drug related peripheral or an awesome grill with ample seating but its really a bench with integrated ash receptacles. Created by designer Fatih Baltas, Smoker Bench is a project of social responsibility. In many places in America, smoking in public is illegal. What’s a chain smoker to do? Even they need a comfy spot to enjoy the slow effect of black lung. Sorry, I had to go there.

0 Designer: Fatih Baltas

Rake and Take to Compost

Rake and Take to Compost

The title says it all. The Rake and Take is a cardboard composter. Instead of filling plastic trash bags, rake leaves into into the Rake and Take, compact them and compost them or leave them for city pick-up. Much “greener” than those nasty plastic bags. Be kind to the Earth mm-kay?

0 Designer: Louis Morton

Zaha Hadid's Swirly Furniture (Again)

Zaha Hadid’s Swirly Furniture (Again)

Another week, another exhibition featuring Zaha Hadid’s swirly, blobby, and cool lacquered-fiberglass furniture . But this latest round, a show sponsored by Rove TV has some gems worth seeing.

This New York show, seen in a few rooms at Sonnabend and in the magnificent recently-vacated garage at 169 10th Avenue, are an excellent catalogue of Where Zaha Hadid Is Going and Where She Has Been.

0 Exhibition: Sonnabend Nov. 1 - Dec. 13