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

Thin is Out, Odd is In

Thin is Out, Odd is In

Mobile phones are getting so thin, they’re almost ignoring every rule of handheld ergonomics. Designer Heikki Juvonen decided to backtrack and redesign a futuristic mobile complete with all modern accoutrements but with realistic ergonomics in mind. The end result is a phone he believes is perfectly balanced in the hand placing the heavy components towards the bottom. The unique profile shape also helps it sit better in the hand providing multiple surface areas to grip.

0 Designer: Heikki Juvonen

Hacks on the Radio

Hacks on the Radio

How do you feel about participating in the manufacture of your next product purchase? Polish duo Maria Makowska & Piotr Stolarski from Gogo design have created the Log Radio and Clock from single lengths of raw pinewood with the intention of involving the user in the production process. When purchased, the lucky owner gets tossed a hand saw to hack their item from the log, creating a personal touch to the finished product. Pray that the person before you can cut straight!

0 Designer: Maria Makowska & Piotr Stolarski

All of Berlin in a Single Credenza

All of Berlin in a Single Credenza

Presenting the defining moment in Credenzoligy. This credenza is made to read like a novel, telling the story of the history of the structures that made up historical and modern East and West Berlin. Sounds like it could be rough. But with detail and subject matter as rich as this, learning can be at once elegant and quite complicated.

0 Designer: Tina Roeder and David Krings

No Faster Way to Chop a Room Up

No Faster Way to Chop a Room Up

Presenting that which is spreading the designer room sea apart. The Nomad shall intensely and in a cute manner allow you to split your rooms apart in a way that is both efficient and colorful, easy to store, and because of the form and materials, easy to replace and increase the quantity of. Slip, connect, clip, and surprise! It is wall time.

0 Designers: Jaime Salm and Roger Allen with MIO

Digital and Analog, Perfectly in Sync for the Clock Which has Captured My Heart

Digital and Analog, Perfectly in Sync for the Clock Which has Captured My Heart

OK show of hands: who is in the mood for the perfect wall-clock. One…two…ok everybody? Lets get to it: Masayoshi Suzuki of Pinto busts out the Digilog, a clock where the analog hand shows the minutes, while the digital number displayed at the top shows the hour. What else do you want? Fill up the apartment buildings, hotels, and the White House, because this is it! This is the future!

0 Designer: Masayoshi Suzuki

Don't Call it a Bean Bag, SumoSac Review

Don’t Call it a Bean Bag, SumoSac Review

Around this time last year we reviewed the Sumo Omni Lounge. It’s still in the office and despite being subjected to people instinctually wanting to run and “cannonball” on it, it has held up well. We recently had a chance to try out Sumolounge’s new and expanded product line, namely the SumoSac. In short, everything has been vastly improved. Tho the original Sumo Omni used “beads” and retained a beanbag-like consistency, the SumoSac is totally different. It opts for batting. Hit the jump for our review.

0 Designer: Sumolounge [ Buy it Here ]

Tapping Your Way Up The Charts

Tapping Your Way Up The Charts

If there truly is design for the masses, this music creation tool definitely qualifies. Using friction-sensitive sensors on the glove’s fingertips, users tap out a rhythm and beat while the recorder on the back of the hand sends it wirelessly to your ears and saves it all for later editing. There’s nothing quite like using preexisting habits of behavior to define user interface issues; a really smart idea from Designer Petr Hampl.

0 Designer: Petr Hampl

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Rechargeable batteries sure have helped make my life a lot easier, but I sure do hate the bulkiness of the machines that allow me to recharge my batteries. Trying to pack up my gadgets to take with me on the go is a struggle enough, why add the extra bulk of a battery charger to the equation? Here I introduce to you Febot- The answer to all of your gadget packing needs.

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon

Kappu Lamps Light Up Italian Design

Kappu Lamps Light Up Italian Design

It doesn’t take too sharp an eye to pick out true Italian design. The colors and shapes jump out at you, smacking you with clarity of form and just enough flare to draw the eye. These Kappu lamps from Giorgio Biscaro do just that with its two thermoformed sheets of polypropylene that clip together and shroud the filament lamp inside. With the ease of deconstruction, different finishes and colors can be mixed and matched to your style, while the materials keep costs low.

0 Designer: Giorgio Biscaro

So Very Many Shreds on the Shred Head -it's a Super Shredder!

So Very Many Shreds on the Shred Head -it’s a Super Shredder!

Sometimes, the shredder is not enough. Sometimes the shredder is not big enough, not mean enough, and not shreddery enough. Shreddery isn’t a real word, you might say. Well I say the Paper2Dust doesn’t know the meaning of words. With the ability to shred your papers as much or little as you want, allowing you to see the carnage firsthand without any mess, the Dust and you will destroy all important documents like they were ninja turtle babies.

0 Designer: Bluelarix Designworks

Attn Sneaker Seekers, Collectors, and Displayers

Attn Sneaker Seekers, Collectors, and Displayers

So, your footwear choice depends on the kind of clouds that are coming in this afternoon, hm? You’ve put down cardboard over puddles to keep the bottoms of your shoes clean, yes? You’ve stood in line with a perfectly good pair of shoes to buy a pair of shoes you’ll never wear in public, true? Check it out. For your own shoe museum: the Shrine Rack.

0 Designer: Fernando A. Robert [ Buy It Here ]