Curved iMac has your back...

Curved iMac has your back…

Many things come to mind when I imagine new features that might be useful on my Mac; a touch screen, integrated 3G connectivity, pop-out remote control, integrated LCD projector, and maybe even a ninja bear defense radar system… I had an incident, let it go. Designer Nuno Teixeira believes every computer should be two faced and with more curves.

0 Designer: Nuno Teixeira

Lamp Goes Here

Lamp Goes Here

First impressions upon seeing the “Tall & Tiny” sticker design by Alice Rosignoli, is that the secret society of Illuminati have murdered yet another pair of lamps and Interpol are busy investigating their demise. My second impression is; cool! This 2D sticker lamp design flattens traditional 3D designs more than the U.S. dollar and is a fun way to be hip, save space and still confuse the hell out of your parents when they visit and ask “are you ever going to grow up?”

0 Designer: Alice Rosignoli

Rolling Italian Synthesizer

Rolling Italian Synthesizer

Cambiano, Italy – Pininfarina has long been the design house of choice for such car brands as Maserati, Cadillac, Peugeot, Jaguar, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, MG, Lancia and more often than not Ferrari. Their auto designs are icons of the auto industry and have made many of us drool with envy over such legendary works of art like the Ferrari Enzo, Alfa Romeo Spyder, Maserati Quottroporte and Ferrari Testarossa, just to name a few.

0 Designer: Pininfarina

Multipurpose Sink From Kohler

Multipurpose Sink From Kohler

The Kohler Prologue single-basin stainless steel kitchen sink with recessed wet surface creates a customized workflow station that’s perfect for food preparation. The integrated wet surface rests above the main basin to provide a separate area for rinsing fruits and vegetables or cleaning meats and seafood. An optional storage drawer and complementary accessories – a bamboo cutting board and stainless steel colander – complete this multipurpose system.

0 Designer: Anne Kitzmiller

Fruit Playground

Fruit Playground

Have you ever noticed how fruit seems to go bad faster in a bowl? It’s true! Some uber-chemical process with gases occurs just from the fruit touching each other. The Portafrutta remedies thats problem by using 35 individually laser cut pieces of wood to form peaks and valleys. The design strategically spreads fruit out without too much contact between them. Even without fruit there’s a nice sculptural quality to it.

0 Designer: Angela Violino & Tim Boyce

Design Digest Vol.8

Design Digest Vol.8

  1. Jawbone’s Limited Edition Headsets by Fuseproject.
  2. Skyorder shoe rack covered in gold leaf by Johanna Eliason.
  3. Boat, butterfly and leaf inspired table by John Lonsdale.
  4. Monaco House by McBribe Charles Ryan.

Mod-Squad Living

Mod-Squad Living

Parking lots are a sometime necessary blight of urban landscapes and a cheap way for landowners to generate income with minimal financial commitment. That being the case, there are more parking lots in some areas than needed and much of this real estate goes mostly unused. Enter London based Architect Tim Pyne. He has conceptualized a practical and stylish apart-hotel design for all those empty lots that is both profitable for the land owners and environmentally responsible.

0 Architect: Tim Pyne

Kickin' it Mumbai Style...

Kickin’ it Mumbai Style…

Like frogs sitting on lily pads, so goes the experience when visiting the “Blue Frog Lounge” in Mumbai, India. Architectural firm Serie, have created an entertainment space that is both attractive and stand-offish at the same time, mirroring its patrons casual chic attitudes. For unobstructed people and performer watching, staggered heights and angled booths atop a glowing blue lake of light, give the impression of floating in a warm lake under the spring moonlight, waiting for the mating ritual to begin.

0 Architect: Serie

Metamophing Computer Interfaces

Metamophing Computer Interfaces

Siafu is a PC designed to give people with vision loss or impairment a more intuitive computer experience. It lays flat like a tablet and allows the user to fully interact with it by way of touch. The surface utilizes a conceptual material called magneclay or magnetized liquid.

0 Designer: Jonathan Lucas

Water Ball Ripples

Water Ball Ripples

The Ripple faucet creates a new, fun way to interact with water. Drawing inspiration from surface ripples, the faucet creates a strong visual relationship between the two. On top of the frosted ripple surface sits a metal ball. An array of electromagnetic sensors detects that ball’s position. Moving the ball in or out from the center controls water pressure. Moving it around controls temperature.

0 Designer: Smith Newnam

Three Piece Art House Rock Band

Three Piece Art House Rock Band

Looking like a hidden rebel alliance base on a distant planet, this cultural center in Santo Domingo, Colombia, is what I envision the real future of post-apocalyptic architecture to look like. Architect Giancarlo Mazzanti dispenses with the obtrusive and predictable rearrangements of glass, steal and concrete phallic references with this organically inspired beacon of grounded, yet ethereal modernity.

0 Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti

Stay Cool Working Out

Stay Cool Working Out

The Cycool is designed for people who hate working out and hate sweating. It goes without saying if you work out, you’re going to sweat – thus we have millions of overweight (but dry) people around the world. With the Cycool, put those sweat gland in check. The system is powered by your own peddling. The faster you peddle, the faster the fan.

0 Designer: Jin Woo Han

Eau de Temps

Eau de Temps

“I love the smell of Napalm in the morning…” – Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now). Though I question anyone’s sanity that might actually mean those very words, it does speak of the fundamental truth that a particular scent has the power to instantly transform our moods.

0 Designer: Abiogenesis Design