Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Listen up, today’s man carries way more stuff than his pockets can hold. You’ve got keys, money, identification, mobile phone, MP3 player, wireless headset, pen, maybe even a checkbook and portable gaming system to pass time. The Setgo line of urban accessories makes this man’s pockets lighter while keeping him at arm’s reach of everything he needs.

0 Designer: Nathan Leon

Another Way To Get Around

Another Way To Get Around

Nothing beats walking. You get fresh air, see the sights, and the much needed exercise you KNOW you’ve been procrastinating on. That’s why you need something like this unicycle transport by designer Regimantas Vegele. It works like an elliptical machine. You get on and pedal except it’s not stationary. Sure, little kids may point and giggle as you whiz by but who cares! You’re on the move, on the go, and doing it all while staying fit and healthy.

0 Designer: Regimantas Vegele

JAL goes LUX

JAL goes LUX

Necessity has always been the mother of invention. That is why limited space is something the Japanese have become experts in. So it is no wonder the fine flying experts at JAL (Japan Air Lines) have created along with James Park Associates’ the new “JAL Suite”. This first class seating will be available in their new fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts.

0 Designer: JPA

Bobby Bouché - That's good H2O!

Bobby Bouché – “That’s good H2O!”

One of my biggest pet peeves is plastic water bottles. I can’t stand the water bottle culture that has been raging for years now. Everyone needing 24/7 “hydration” is just a bunch of pseudo-science hooey invented by water marketers. Sure water is essential for sustaining life, but do we really need to be spending so much money and landfill space on simple drinking water? RKS, designers of the MIMIQUE mobile phone concept have gotten together with KOR Water to address the issue of irresponsible water bottlers and consumers.

0 Designer: RKS Design

I HEART this DESIGN

I HEART this DESIGN

Here in the U.S. this week, one of our most respected political journalist and host of NBC’s “Meet The Press” died at the young age of 58 from sudden cardiac arrest. Bringing new attention to the global heart disease issue, his sudden death was not only a shock but could have been prevented if proper life saving techniques were performed. Proper application of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can increase the chances of a victim surviving by up to 50%. Designer Ryan Helps (yup, really his name) has addressed this issue with his “CPR-PAD” design.

The Doors Live!

The Doors Live!

Lately I have been loving everything Swedish. On the top of my personal music charts sits a very hip singer called Lykke Li, on my computer I have old episodes of The Muppet Show featuring The Swedish Chef and of course there is the mother of all pre-packaged instant Swedish culture IKEA. Up next from the land of Saab and fjords comes The Doors! No not those doors, these contemporary door designs by Snickarper, a door manufacturer in Sweden or a peanuty chocolate candy bar… both good. Enjoy.

Danish Do-It-Yourself

Danish Do-It-Yourself

For those of you not aware, kit cars are cars that you purchase and assemble yourself, and are usually based on discontinued cars of the past. Unlike the original cars they are inspired by, kit cars take the frame and mechanics from whatever current automobiles have close-enough specifications. So you may find a Ferrari kit car riding on Corvette frame and engine. Got it?

0 Designer: Jesper Hermann

Starck Reality Contrast

Starck Reality Contrast

Just a few months ago Philippe Starck was announcing the death of design. Never one to be taken too seriously, Philippe Starck is set to contradict himself once again and launch a new reality television show. Produced by the BBC and scheduled to air on BBC 2 next year, Philippe Starck’s “School of Design” will feature ten aspiring product designers that will be given the opportunity to work alongside Starck and his design team over a period of several months.

Make Sens Phone

Make Sens Phone

Seeing is not always believing as mobile phones go. It’s all about the screen and how much info can be managed through the screen. But for the blind or mostly blind of the world, little thought has gone into making a phone that helps them in their journey through life. The “Sens” phone by Takumi Yoshida is a great idea who’s time has come. For the nearly blind, this phone features lighted sides that help convey different alert messages.

0 Designer: Takumi Yoshida

Music a la mode...

Music a la mode…

Gadgets as fashion…don’t want it, don’t try it, can’t stand it… oh wait, unless of course it is done as well as this MP3 player just announced by INNO Design. It’s called the “INNO-B0″ in the Korean market, and takes the form of a pendant or button design. Emblazoned with the Taegeuk pattern, the INNO-B0 comes in fashion colors (ugh, did they really have to say that?) including hot pink, cacao black, white, orange and brown. My Shuffle just got a little passé.

0 Designer: INNO Design

Cylons Love This Chair

Cylons Love This Chair

SIX is an architecturally inspired side chair manufactured from specially produced honeycomb composite and 4mm steel wire. The design pays homage to the striking aesthetic born from the functional design of industrial structures (think Eiffel tower) and light and space. Shown here in chrome with clear panels, a wide variety of color options for the frame and a selection of standard and metallic tints for the panels. The chair also features a detachable light that illuminates the honeycomb seat (Cylons!), creating a funky and unique lighting effect.

0 Designer: Ian Giles Mason

Enlighten Lights

Enlighten Lights

The halo is one of the most mysterious artistic elements in cultures all over the world. Always depicting an “enlightened one”, the halo seems to be internationally recognized as a sign of great power or knowledge. Designer Sander Mulder has created this Halo Light that attempts to capture some of that mystery by cleverly hiding the light source in the stainless steel housing.

0 Designer: Sander Mulder

Pullight Dynamo

Pullight Dynamo

The Pullight Dynamo looks to be nothing more than a flashlight powered by stored kinetic energy built up from pulling a string. Inside the dynamo is a 3 phase motor to deliver more power from very little kinetic energy. What’s more, the dynamo can charge other devices like a mobile phone or iPod. It’s splash proof and perfect for emergency situations.

0 Designer: Sebastien Sauvage