Designer Nikita Golovlev has created a watch for the hearing impaired. AlarMe is a very unique and stylish design that has the ability to alert those who cannot hear an audible alarm by vibration on the watch. The watch has two built in multidirectional microphones that measure the surrounding ambient sound levels.
Designer: Nikita Golovlev
Those of you reading this probably are quite blessed with the ability to have anything to eat you want at any time of day. Unfortunately, there are many people who do not have that privilege. Designer Rafael Morgan created the following design with those less fortunate in mind. The Indigestive Plate was created with a secret message.
Unless you’ve been holed-up in bed for the last ten days, you won’t fail to have noticed the countdown to the annual Wallpaper* Design Awards. Last night the event itself took place and winners were revealed. Here are the winners.
3XN Architects won the international architectural competition for the New Headquarters for Deutsche Bahn in Berlin . The location of the “CUBE” is in one of the most well known places in Europe, Washingtonplatz, which is the very center of Berlin and the building will be surrounded by German Government buildings.
Well, it seems pretty much that anywhere in the world, smoking is now banned from inside bars, restaurants and most clubs. Which all in all is pretty positive, but then again, we must respect the decision of others and understand that they enjoy a smoke with their coffee, beer or mixed drinks etc. So all you smokers will be quite pleased that there is someone looking out for your habits, and even if you have to go outside to smoke a cigg, Florian Brillet wants you to enjoy it as much as possible.
Designer: Florian Brillet
The holy grail of touch interface design seems to be marrying the simplicity of hand gestures with deep navigation. This is Bello’s speciality. Designer Ryan Han wanted to create a portable media player anyone could use.
Designer: Ryan Han
Measuring cup designs have changed throughout the years from the old metal design style to a more modern design. However, the newer designs have always been on the cool side of design, but far from being reliable. A New York design company, Pollen Design, has created a newer version of the measuring cup called NuScup. NuScup, is an adjustable measuring scoop that comes with a co-molded seal.
Designer: Pollen Design
Having the latest in technology is great-every gadget you can think of all the better. Yet with those tech pieces comes a wired mess. Studio Manzano has designed a couple of new products to help out with the messy tangled wires that may be on display in your home. The Powerblock, is a shield that hides all of the tangled mess of wires connected to all of your gadgets.
Designer: Studio Manzano
Designer Kwangho Lee thought it would be clever to take old sheets of styrofoam and mold them into furniture. Now before birds, polar bears, rabbits, and treehuggers clobber me, I want to say it’s just a concept. Nobody is really going to make styrofoam furniture. But to the material’s credit, it does get warmer the longer you sit on it.
Designer: Kwangho Lee
Mike Hudspeth from Machine Design talks about what to look for in ID software. Today there are many. Besides Alias ($25,000), good packages include Rhino ($895), ICEM ($2,300 and up), NX (a lot, depending on what bundle you pick), and even SolidWorks ($3,995). So besides price, how do you decide? The only significant differences between programs are capability and interface. When selecting ID software, look for these capabilities: