VOIP with Style

VOIP with Style

The Tatung VOIP, winner of the 2008 IF, IDEA, and Red Dot awards is one classy phone with aims to making internet phones user friendly. Featuring Bluetooth, wireless and a touch pad design, the Tatung VOIP Phone is easy to connect to your VOIP service. Its casing can be customized but other than that the phone is devoid of unnecessary features with the exception of a faux antenna which is just for retro nostalgia.

0 Designer: Nova Design

Smokey The Bear Approved

Smokey The Bear Approved

The Shooter fire extinguisher makes all those years of Nerf gun practice worth while. Simply put it’s a light weight gun loaded with CO2 cartridges. There’s a laser guidance system to help you aim and an alarm button to let others know there’s a fire-a-comin! This has a coolness factor of 10 but how much do you wanna bet people would shoot these off just because it’s sadistically fun?

0 Designer: Eunjung Kim

More Sake!

More Sake!

When I want more sake, I want more sake. Just like when I want more water, more soda, more whiskey, or more soda AND whiskey. But in the places I love to take my sake, traditional opaque containers are still king. In a single act of brilliance, David Ngo has solved not only my sake problem, but the problems of all opaque drinkers everywhere! No longer will I have to wallow in the confusion of a container with hidden contents! Now my sake will light me up LITERALLY!

0 Designer: David Ngo

My Rolling Stones Ticket is Made of Grass, Man

My Rolling Stones Ticket is Made of Grass, Man

The O2 ticketing system is a wonderful little system for those with a green thumb (or for those who wish they had one) to remind themselves of all the little things nature does for us terrible human concertgoers. While a normal ticket to an event only stands to get lost, this one reminds the user of their upcoming joy every day! This living ticketing system saves the environment, one treehuggin’ concertgoer at a time! Very crunchy music oriented.

0 Designer: Gil Cocker

Bag for All Occasions

Bag for All Occasions

The Arrow Backpack keeps up with all your activites; gym, work, and school. The plastic structure collapses and expands to suit your baggage needed. It’s uniquely shaped to support your spine and the large neoprene straps relieve weight and stress on the shoulders. At its smallest, you can divide the bag into 2 separate modules.

0 Designer: Notus Design

Chromazon / A Giant Skeleton with Colorful Leafies

Chromazon / A Giant Skeleton with Colorful Leafies

Chromazon is a design installation whose color and construction make it an environment to behold. Did I say whose? Its organic nature makes it not just an art installation, not just a park bench: Chromazon is unnatural nature. Lately (the last ten years?) in our modern architectural design environment* competitiveness is a must. The Chromazon encapsulates the world’s new(?) radically concentrated love for design in all things.

0 Designer: SU11 Studio

Chubby Brothers Hidden Chairs Dining Table

Chubby Brothers Hidden Chairs Dining Table

Working in any kind of home or professional environment can be trying for a creative-oriented person, especially when essentials (such as a dining table, for instance) are needed for daily living. While even the wildest eccentric likes to sit down for a nice meal, afterward there’s still a bunch of goofy furniture sitting in the kitchen. What Brian Lee has made here is a definite score for those who wish to get the most out of their home or slightly public dining arena.

0 Designer: Brian Lee

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

Mountain Dew Supernova in the Sky

The ReGlow lamp from Shelley Spicuzza likes to recycle, but skips a lot of steps in between.  By screwing in empty, unlabeled plastic drink bottles into the center sphere’s threaded holes, the lamp creates a burst of light and refraction.  The fixture also lets you affect the color of light through the type of bottle used, so click through if you want to see the Coca Cola version.

0 Designer: Shelley Spicuzza

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Actually the unique shape serves several purposes. It fits snug in your ear, easily loops together around your neck when not in use, and somehow prevents bacterial growth which is 700 times more concentrated in regular ear buds. If it weren’t just a concept, would you buy one?

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Tabs Have Never Seemed so High-tech!

Tabs Have Never Seemed so High-tech!

Making sure to flex its concepting muscles, KDDI au just announced their PLY mobile phone concept inspired by sandwiched plywood. Each section is tabbed to core functions like a dialpad, keyboard, gamepad, touchscreen, pico project, and printer! Will it ever see the light of day? Hard to say. Miniaturizing some of those proposed functions seems beyond what science and technology can achieve now but never underestimate kooky designers and crafty engineers.

0 Designer: Hideo Kambara

Chrono-Shredder. What a Big Mess!

Chrono-Shredder. What a Big Mess!

The Chrono-Shredder is a device that reminds us of both date and time. There’s no on or off button. As minutes pass, a continuous roll of time is shredded until you end up with a big pile of paper by the New Year.

0 Designer: Susanna Hertrich

Daym. Biomimicry in all its Glory

Daym. Biomimicry in all its Glory

Looking like a prop from a sci-fi movie, Daym by Andreas Martin, is a self deciding robot that carries everyday goods throughout the day and is much a companion as he is a high-tech bee inspired satchel bag. Nimble of body and sound of mind, this concept isn’t as wild as it first appears. View the designer’s whole process here.

0 Designer: Andreas Martin

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Consisting of 3 stools and a dining chair, the Shell seating group is designed by Sydney design group Nicholls-Scott. Looking as if they were pulled straight off of the bat-mobile, Shell furniture is made from 2.0mm sheet aluminum, which is then cut and molded for durability and strength. Nicholls-Scott design with the sole purpose of lessoning their environmental footprint and creating a more sustainable manufacturing process.

0 Designer: Nicholls+Scott Studio