Color Security

Color Security

Who needs fingerprints, retinal scanners, and other biometric do-dads? When it comes to security a rubik’s cube is all you need (not really). This Color Cube allows the user to create their own color combination in lieu of the usual text based password. Whenever you need to verify your identity, just solve your rubik’s cube.

0 Designer: Cheng-Li Hung

Trendy People Need This Phone

Trendy People Need This Phone

The Edge phone is designed for the style conscious fashionistas. The name has nothing to do with data speed. In fact we don’t even know what this phone is capable of because as with all fashion phones, looks rein supreme and the Edge phone makes sure you notice with its glowing glass keyboard.

0 Designer: Chris Owens

Design Digest Vol.6

Design Digest Vol.6

  1. First real reindeer fur rug by Michael Malmborg for Lyx.
  2. Strip tease lamp by Arnaud Lapierre.
  3. Spindle Table by Brad Ascalon for Ligne Roset.
  4. Lounge Landscape by Nicola Burggraf, Susanne Hoffmann, Steffen Reichert, Nico Reinhardt & Yanbo Xu.
  5. Bonsai tree table by Anke Weiss.

Now This is Hot!

Now This is Hot!

Horizontal heaters are so passé. Or at least says the mind behind this aptly named “Wall Ceramic Heater” by Andrey Vostrikov. Andrey claims this heating concept provides better energy efficiency, faster heating times and measurable noise reduction.

0 Designer: Andrey Vostrikov

Transformer Chair; More Than Meets The Eye...

Transformer Chair; More Than Meets The Eye…

When is a chair not a chair? When it’s a sofa, or a chaise of course. Well that is the idea behind this three-in-one design from newcomer Roel Verhagen-Kaptein. Roel’s take on modern seating just might have been inspired by those lovable, petrol blooded Cybertrons.

0 Designer: Roel Verhagen Kaptein

Flavoring My Tossed Salad :)

Flavoring My Tossed Salad :)

I’m probably one of the few people who doesn’t like adding salt and pepper to my salads because I prefer sweet nutty flavors. Something like ginger honey vinaigrette or a sesame pear dressing. However many salad aficionados won’t do a salad without salt and pepper so to make tossing one a little more convenient, these Pepperfork and Saltspoon utensils are the perfect set.

0 Designer: Enoc Armengol

Lighter-Than-Air Lights

Lighter-Than-Air Lights

LED technology is probably the greatest thing to happen in illumination since the invention of the candle. LED’s are energy efficient, cool to the touch and give off a clean, attractive light. Designer Luc Schouten has elevated LED usage to new heights with this whimsical “Floating Light” design that uses helium filled latex balloons anchored by a small LED base.

0 Designer: Luc Schouten

Emergency Response Unit

Emergency Response Unit

Since the 2004 Asia tsunami, there has been a glut of designs and competitions aimed at better aid distribution in crisis zones. Most are unremarkable and not particularly well developed solutions. The ‘Bedu’ Emergency Rapid Response by Toby McInnes is a breath of functional air. It is designed to fit within the current logistical framework and features just about everything you could possibly need. All rolled up neatly in a barrel. If only it assembled itself.

0 Designer: Toby McInnes

Design That Grows With You

Design That Grows With You

One of the biggest concerns for new parents in making any new purchase is whether or not a product will grow with their child. From clothing, to shoes, and even furniture, true value comes from any product that can last as long as possible. Double points are earned with parents when a design can also have multiple uses.

0 Designer: Frank & Stanimira Rafaschieri

It's Like I'm Raving Everywhere I Go

It’s Like I’m Raving Everywhere I Go

The Music Light isn’t the first light show device generated by measuring certain frequencies of sound. In fact there are already a few on the market. This one takes it one step further because sound can be visualized in a way no current product on the market can do. Instead of just flashing, you can see pulses of light move up and down the cords, pulsating, rippling, shifting colors even.

0 Designer: Terence Woon

When Is A Chair Not A Chair?

When Is A Chair Not A Chair?

This is more of an abstract concept hinging on art than a full on envisage of a real product. Dream Of A Toilet asks an interesting question about how we define objects by their function. We’ve given them all different names but what if somehow, someway we forgot what everything was called. All we knew was how to use it. Everything we sit on just because a seat regardless if it’s a lounge chair or toilet. Is this sense of design ubiquity ridiculous or as humans do we always have to categorize everything into further sub-catergories?

0 Designer: Min-Kyu An

Paper Scale

Paper Scale

This was bound to happen but Duck Image Studio is the first (that we know of) to apply paper electronic technology to a scale. The ultra thin flexible scale combines a pressure sensing sheet that relays information to an e-paper display. It’s waterproof, easy to clean, and can be rolled up for storage.

0 Designer: Duck Image Studio

ReTHINKING ReSOURCES

ReTHINKING ReSOURCES

Forty percent of the world´s energy is used by buildings. More than fifty percent of the greenhouse gases come from buildings and the construction industry. Mexican architectural firm, ReCURSO Studios, has these eye opening environmental facts well understood when they set out to design this modern showcase of low impact, sustainable architecture.

0 Architect: ReCURSO Studio