Oodles of Noodles

Oodles of Noodles

I am no Italian Chef, and so I have always struggled with getting just the right amount of pasta cooked for the guests sitting at my table. Thanks to German Design studio, ding3000, the answer to my noodle problems has been solved. Noooodle is a device designed for measuring spaghetti portions. Noooodle allows you to measure off just the right amount of spaghetti from one to up to four people.

0 Designer: ding3000 Studio

Sound Hive

Sound Hive

Hive is a simulated surround sound speaker system. As of now the market only has two options – either spread speakers around the room for the real experience or invest in a sound bar which usually consists of a long bar housing anywhere between 8-30 small speakers pointing in every direction for a simulated experience.

0 Designer: Oskar Daniel

Silent Energy

Silent Energy

Silent Energy is an interactive exhibition concept that helps us become aware of energy usage. The amount of energy we use has a direct effect on overall consumption. We usually think of energy as invisible so if that veil were lifted, and every moment clearly visualized, we’d might think twice about leaving lights on, turning off appliances, etc. This energy awareness is an important tool for all of us to learn if we’re to practice the first part of this mantra; reduce, recycle, reuse.

0 Designer: Jannis Huelsen

Trash Up In Smoke

Trash Up In Smoke

Inspired by Korean smoke alarm towers called Bongsudae, this trash bin retains the graceful organic shape of the former. The pattern even has an Asian aesthetic without being too traditional. My only gripe is the narrowing of the top. Makes it easy for things to come in, but a chore to get out.

0 Designer: Denis Oh

Design Digest Vol.10

Design Digest Vol.10

  1. iCover by Nick Ross.
  2. Foliage Table by Letao Tao.
  3. Fried Egg Candle by Jaehyung Hong.
  4. Cycle Bag by Iohanna Pani.
  5. Burberry Mixer by Peter Andersson.

First LEED Certified Parking Garage

First LEED Certified Parking Garage

As oxymoronic as it sounds, there is a parking garage that is considered “green”. “How?” you ask. Designers Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners, constructed the garage, which is on its way to being the first LEED Certified parking structure in the USA. The structure provides 900 parking spaces (14 of which are devoted to electric vehicles) throughout six levels of above ground parking and one and a half levels of below ground parking.

0 Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell

13 Park Square Mews

13 Park Square Mews

Belsize Architects have designed another spectacular home, No. 13, which is a small, contemporary mews house in London’s historical Regents Park. The architects looked at the project as a way of showing how a modern building could be designed on a small site in a historic part of London, and give a feeling of being much larger than it is while creating a sense of privacy.

0 Architect: Belsize

Jet-Setter Lite by Charles Cha

Jet-Setter Lite by Charles Cha

Inspired by the 1950s “jet set” lifestyle of the rich and famed socialites, this ‘green’ chic solid state illumination coupled with sensual flamboyant mirror finish aims to reawaken the sense of interactive live-work-play realism within self and the surroundings. Having a dual purpose nature of a wall lamp and up-lighter, its usage is functional and adaptable.

0 Designer: Charles Cha

2008 Salone Del Mobile Preview Part2

2008 Salone Del Mobile Preview Part2

The highly anticipated, not to mention comprehensive, Salone del Mobile is one of the world’s most revered furniture and design shows. With over 2,500 exhibitors from nearly 40 different countries, it goes without saying there’s quite a bit to see. We are literally days away now, it will run from 16 to 21 April, and to save you scouring more than 200,000 square metres of exhibition space, we’ve put together a preview of the designers, products and projects we’re most excited about.

Uber Hi-tech And Just For Women Too

Uber Hi-tech And Just For Women Too

The stereotypical hi-tech watch is a very masculine item but the “i/o” concept emphasizes the watch as a fashion accessory for women. It’s designed like a cuff bracelet with a hidden digital clock. Its body features a glossy mirror surface finish that only allows light through from underneath. When not in use it shows just a dot. After touching the dot, the time magically appears! Oooooo!

0 Designer: Robin Lapo Bigio

I need Help!

I need Help!

I hate having to go to the pharmacy and go through aisles and aisles of medical products to try and find the best one suited for my needs at that particular moment in time. With the new Help branded products designed by ChappsMalina Studio, the ability and simplicity in finding a needed product is now readily available.

0 Designer: ChappsMalina Studio

Feast of Music

Feast of Music

It seems the family dinner at the dining room table is a thing of the past, another victim of cultural change. Perhaps Fumiaki Goto can breathe new life into this tradition with her musical dining table. Built like a marimba, The varying sized top surfaces create different tones when struck.

0 Designer: Fumiaki Goto

Origami Crockery

Origami Crockery

Praise the heavens! Next time you’re hosting a party you won’t have to buy those disposable plastic cups and plates. Designer Oksana Bazanova has provided an alternative. It’s cheap, environmentally friendly, and looks great. Inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, It’s envisaged that these crockery pieces are all purchased from the local supermarket as flat sheets of waterproof paper and folded by the user on an as need basis.

0 Designer: Oksana Bazanova