Would You Confuse Them For Pool Balls?

Would You Confuse Them For Pool Balls?

I know I would! The Field Roamers are illuminated spherical objects that are a product of experimentation with the primary goal of seeing how “light bounces could affect the appearance of geometry with varying surfaces in low light.” The lights have no explicit moving parts but their illuminated tracks and the obvious form indicate that you could just roll them along the surface. Cool roving lights I say!

0 Designer: Adam Heslop

Interactive Tiles

Interactive Tiles

The I-Quad uses tile shaped LED electronic boards held together by a simple frame and interacts with external devices via USB or wireless. Each tile is capable of a low-res, almost dot matrix-like resolution. Essentially anything can be displayed across these tiles; from communication, entertainment, even ambient lighting.

0 Designers: Soo-Jin Chou, Young-Hee Cho, Young-Kuk Oh, Oh-Jae Kwon & Kue-Hoo Hwang

Digital Jeeves Can Get Me Anything!

Digital Jeeves Can Get Me Anything!

Ok people, you got to humor me for this one. Travel with me into the future where we are so dependant on technology that we don’t even trust our secretaries to get us the bagel or coffee right! It’s the future where bots and machines share a better relationship than humans, and have more Contacts in the Right Places to get us access to exclusive events and restaurants…simply at the click of a button!

0 Designers: Matthew Spencer, Adam Heslop & Simon Drewery

Future Cars Best Served Cold Hearted

Future Cars Best Served Cold Hearted

Imagine yourself on that lukewarm desert highway. The year: 2020. The time of day: dusk. You’re cruzin USA, thinkin nothing can harm a hombre like you in a place like this. Just then you see the flashing lights of a RT20 police mobile. You lay on the gas, thinking noone can catch you, “el Mexico!” But you just got served. Served up cold. Because you just got passed. By the RT20 highway patrol.

0 Designer: Mathieu Lewis

Nigella Would Love This Ornate Blender

Nigella Would Love This Ornate Blender

“What is this, 1958? Give the little wife a blender?” Famous quote from the iconic Father of the Bride, but I’m sure little Annie wouldn’t have flipped so much had she received anything as ornate as this gilded beauty. This is just one of those eye-candy things that you get to decorate your kitchen with, not really industrious or something. Simple, elegant, leaf-inspired; you get the drift. Enjoy gilded pureed pea soup tonight Nigella!

0 Designer: Sang-Jang Lee

Decoding The Cries Of A Baby

Decoding The Cries Of A Baby

Who said that maternal (or paternal) instincts come in naturally when you hold your precious little bundle! I went trough a lot of trial and error with my crying baby. I didn’t know if he was crying for more milk, was unwell or wanted more affection. Wish I could re-do those days with something like this BabySays. It’s a device that kinda deciphers the baby’s crying and gives you, the parent an idea of what might be bothering him.

0 Designer: Hansook Lee

Stone In The Creek

Stone In The Creek

Not all fixtures have to be slick, chromy, and minimal. There’s a place for a little bit of the ornate and organic too. The Stone in the Creek wall basin fixture not only looks good, but can also help save water. There are two modes, straight flow and side flow. The former spills water beneath the stone like a standard tap. The latter spills water 360º around the stone. Much less water is wasted so it’s ideal for washing hands.

0 Designer: Ngo-Bun Wong

Stockholm Furniture 2009, Full Coverage

Stockholm Furniture 2009, Full Coverage

Can’t get to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Stockholm 2009 Furnishing Fair? We’ve got you covered. Just bookmark this page for the latest. Hit the jump to see what we’ve seen so far.

Updated: Friday February 6, 2009

War Of The iPod DJs

War Of The iPod DJs

I don’t know about the club scene in your area but apparently young Parisians are indulging in iPod battles where they play their music over a nightclub’s PA system, regaling the crowds to their tunes. 4 Leaf is one such platform that allows the young-guns to battle it four ways. Meaning four iPod DJs get to play their gig using just this one console. I like it! To learn more about how to party, head over.

0 Designer: Matthew Blythman

A Humidifier That’s All Concrete

A Humidifier That’s All Concrete

Dry, arid climate is so bad for the skin, no matter how much you may lather on the moisturizer; nothing beats the simple formula of H2O. A slab of concrete with a bit of gadgetry gets us this Concrete Block Humidifier, which works with an all-important weight sensor. This is to ensure that a dry, empty bowl gets automatically switched off. Very convenient!

0 Designer: Sang-Jang Lee

A Fresh New Look At The Computer

A Fresh New Look At The Computer

We are so traditional in our ways that we tend to presume the obvious materials of choice for something like our computers. Now, would you buy the theory of stretching a Bamboo fabric across the aluminum frame of the comp to protect its innards? This will not only cut costs of manufacturing by 65%, but also the bamboo will also do well as a ventilator.

0 Designer: Jeffrey S. Engelhardt

Sexy Lighting With Metal And Moss

Sexy Lighting With Metal And Moss

What do you get when you marry metal to Spanish moss? That’s easy, you get the Oasis Lalune! Just ignore my silly joke and look into the option of this exotic lighting that very simply relies on moss to add some character to a metal frame. A part of the Oasis collection for Plato, Lalune transforms easily from an outdoor lampshade to a floor lamp by adding on a stand.

0 Designer: Gaspard

Humans Suck In Water, Need This

Humans Suck In Water, Need This

Exitpoint is a sonar based dive navigation and early warning system designed to reduce incidences of divers becoming separated and assist inexperienced divers when navigating in unfamiliar and challenging environments. It allows divers to access real time information on the location of their dive buddy(ies), supervisor and boat quickly. It also features a proximity warning alerting divers who are in danger of swimming out of range, a.k.a. me.

0 Designer: Tom Fraser