Life's Achilles Heel in a Table

Life’s Achilles Heel in a Table

Life’s excesses fueled by today’s culture of acquiring more and more is a social challenge. Designer Shelly Shelly decided to make a social commentary about it in her Achilles Heel table. Playing with the idea of fragility, the design hides gaps and spaces waiting to be discovered and explored.

0 Designer: Shelly Shelly

Wanna See My Apple Glow?

Wanna See My Apple Glow?

I didn’t think an iPhone could get pimped up any further, how wrong was I? What we have here is a “modding” option for the iPhone. Modding is replacing the back-side of the iPhone and replacing it with a back that adds the apple to glow, creating a similarity between the mac and the iPhone. Made in Russia, I sure hope that this awesome option is available for purchase in the western world sometime soon.

Dikes and Dams Be Damned!

Dikes and Dams Be Damned!

Living in areas earmarked by nature with seasonal floods is no cakewalk. But with The Wall for Flood Control concept, it can be! It requires no manual operation or power source. It uses the buoyant force of water to deploy. As water levels increase, the wall retracts up forming a barrier. Conversely when the water level drops, the wall too lowers into a platform for pedestrians.

0 Designer: Ho-Hyeok Lee

Touching My Image

Touching My Image

The LUPE may look like another touchscreen camera but this concept is designed for ease of use and simplicity even tho technically it’s quite complex. Thru a series of transparent touchscreens and optical quality glass lenses, the LUPE magnifies images near and far for almost macro like quality. The focusing mechanism is quite ingenious. Just touch what you want in focus and the camera handles everything else.

0 Designer: Seoghwan Choi

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Who says I can’t play with my electronics! Move To The Radio shoves a radio inside a traditional wood block car toy. The volume is controlled by the wheels so if you want to turn it up, you gotta push the car along, purse your lips, and make the VROOM VROOM sound! Okay that last bit is optional but if you’re gonna play, go all the way.

0 Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee

Close Up Makes Me Jealous of Kids

Close Up Makes Me Jealous of Kids

Close Up blends a love of nature and art in an art-lab table that provides a collaborative learning experience by stimulating children’s curiosity when drawing. With pleasant organic qualities, this art-lab table has an inviting light feature that facilitates tracing, sketching and observation.

0 Designer: Carolina Peña Villarreal

This camera is Outta Sight!

This camera is Outta Sight!

I will admit, upon first reading and laying eyes on this design I almost laughed out loud. Not because of the design, but for its intended purpose. Designer Chueh Lee over at Samsung China has designed what may be the worlds first camera for the blind, the “Touch Sight”. Yup, you read me right…a camera for the blind. Chueh actually makes a good argument for such a design.

0 Designer: Chueh Lee

Poll Position

Poll Position

Waiting for a public bus in any town can be not only mind numbingly boring but a very uncomfortable experience. In bigger cities, sharing a bus bench/bed with a passed out drunkard is not uncommon. For those not even lucky enough to share these precious moments in life and have to stand and wait for our environmentally responsible public transportation, I present the “Duv-tal” public transportation insta-squat seating system by Catherine Pena.

0 Designer: Catherine Pena

Martini Glass to Compliment Bombay Sapphire

Martini Glass to Compliment Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire is pretty unique with a delicate botanical flavor. Of course the most luxe martini drink demands the same from accompanying glassware. Benjamin Hubert has designed a martini glass to reflect that aesthetic. Hand blown and shaped, this martini glass evokes the organic and botanical sensibility of Bombay Sapphire. Of course when not in use, turn the glass over and use it as a coat rack for your hamster!

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert

A Piece of Olympic Fever

A Piece of Olympic Fever

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing are arguably the best Olympics in recent history. If you’re just dying for a piece of the action, why not a memento that looks right at home in the festivities. This lacquered red clock looks likes a traditional Chinese talisman with each hour on the face represented by one of the 12 major Olympic sports.

0 Designer: QianJun Gao

Audi-O...get it?

Audi-O…get it?

Audi meets audio…who doesn’t love a good pun? Especially when it is as good looking as this iPod inspired Audi designed by Ondrej Jirec, a design student from the Czech Republic. His concept Audi design takes the great American past time of making your vehicle into one giant rolling boombox to new heights.

0 Designer: Ondrej Jirec

Stick Your Dongle in this Asterisk

Stick Your Dongle in this Asterisk

USB hubs come in all shapes and sizes, so why not one of the most ubiquitous shapes in typography? The asterisk’s name is derived from the Latin for Star and this design is certainly the star of the USB lot. Designed by Joel Escalona, the “Asterisco Hub” is like the perfect party, one male to four females connections.

0 Designer: Joel Escalona

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

DND Casa a Korean design company has developed an amazing line of television equipped mirrors using Ad Notam mirror image technology. The possibilities are limitless with where you can watch TV. Staying true to their “everything is imaginable and almost everything is possible” philosophy, DND Casa has applied this technology to other home and office objects as well, making anything multifunctional.

0 Designer: DND Casa