Compose Music All High Tech Like

Compose Music All High Tech Like

Have you ever caught yourself whistling a made up tune and thought to yourself, “hey this could be a hit song!” Those moments of inspiration are fleeting but with the Compose concept, you can compose anywhere.

0 Designer: Ouyang Xi

Teapot Wants to be an Ostrich

Teapot Wants to be an Ostrich

A quick glance at the Avestruz Tea Set and it may not be apparent it’s inspired by an ostrich with its head in the ground. A novel idea that serves no intrinsic value but the aesthetic is kind of charming don’t you think. My only question is if the handle is the neck, then the spout is the…?

0 Designer: Daniel Marcelo Salvatore

MENU Black Titanium Review

MENU Black Titanium Review

Lets be posh for a moment. Lets pretend I’m some wildly dandy gentleman who jet sets all over but my accoutrements don’t match the lifestyle. If you’re into luxury, style, a a bit of opulence then you might like the Black Titanium Collection by MENU. It consists of luggage tags, a mobile charging cradle, a business card case, and a credit card holder. Read on!

0 Designer: Aurélien Barbry

A Silent Alarm Clock

A Silent Alarm Clock

Alarm clocks usually jolt us awake leading us to reach for the almighty snooze button. Silence is a conceptual alarm clock that allows you to program multiple alarms and wakes you without any sound. Each person wears a wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device that generates a tactile alarm. The snooze function is engaged by shaking your hand. However, each successive time you want to snooze, more movement is required, making sure you get to work on time.

0 Designer: Johan Brengesjo

Life's Achilles Heel in a Table

Life’s Achilles Heel in a Table

Life’s excesses fueled by today’s culture of acquiring more and more is a social challenge. Designer Shelly Shelly decided to make a social commentary about it in her Achilles Heel table. Playing with the idea of fragility, the design hides gaps and spaces waiting to be discovered and explored.

0 Designer: Shelly Shelly

Wanna See My Apple Glow?

Wanna See My Apple Glow?

I didn’t think an iPhone could get pimped up any further, how wrong was I? What we have here is a “modding” option for the iPhone. Modding is replacing the back-side of the iPhone and replacing it with a back that adds the apple to glow, creating a similarity between the mac and the iPhone. Made in Russia, I sure hope that this awesome option is available for purchase in the western world sometime soon.

Dikes and Dams Be Damned!

Dikes and Dams Be Damned!

Living in areas earmarked by nature with seasonal floods is no cakewalk. But with The Wall for Flood Control concept, it can be! It requires no manual operation or power source. It uses the buoyant force of water to deploy. As water levels increase, the wall retracts up forming a barrier. Conversely when the water level drops, the wall too lowers into a platform for pedestrians.

0 Designer: Ho-Hyeok Lee

Touching My Image

Touching My Image

The LUPE may look like another touchscreen camera but this concept is designed for ease of use and simplicity even tho technically it’s quite complex. Thru a series of transparent touchscreens and optical quality glass lenses, the LUPE magnifies images near and far for almost macro like quality. The focusing mechanism is quite ingenious. Just touch what you want in focus and the camera handles everything else.

0 Designer: Seoghwan Choi

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Who says I can’t play with my electronics! Move To The Radio shoves a radio inside a traditional wood block car toy. The volume is controlled by the wheels so if you want to turn it up, you gotta push the car along, purse your lips, and make the VROOM VROOM sound! Okay that last bit is optional but if you’re gonna play, go all the way.

0 Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee

Close Up Makes Me Jealous of Kids

Close Up Makes Me Jealous of Kids

Close Up blends a love of nature and art in an art-lab table that provides a collaborative learning experience by stimulating children’s curiosity when drawing. With pleasant organic qualities, this art-lab table has an inviting light feature that facilitates tracing, sketching and observation.

0 Designer: Carolina Peña Villarreal

This camera is Outta Sight!

This camera is Outta Sight!

I will admit, upon first reading and laying eyes on this design I almost laughed out loud. Not because of the design, but for its intended purpose. Designer Chueh Lee over at Samsung China has designed what may be the worlds first camera for the blind, the “Touch Sight”. Yup, you read me right…a camera for the blind. Chueh actually makes a good argument for such a design.

0 Designer: Chueh Lee

Poll Position

Poll Position

Waiting for a public bus in any town can be not only mind numbingly boring but a very uncomfortable experience. In bigger cities, sharing a bus bench/bed with a passed out drunkard is not uncommon. For those not even lucky enough to share these precious moments in life and have to stand and wait for our environmentally responsible public transportation, I present the “Duv-tal” public transportation insta-squat seating system by Catherine Pena.

0 Designer: Catherine Pena

Martini Glass to Compliment Bombay Sapphire

Martini Glass to Compliment Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire is pretty unique with a delicate botanical flavor. Of course the most luxe martini drink demands the same from accompanying glassware. Benjamin Hubert has designed a martini glass to reflect that aesthetic. Hand blown and shaped, this martini glass evokes the organic and botanical sensibility of Bombay Sapphire. Of course when not in use, turn the glass over and use it as a coat rack for your hamster!

0 Designer: Benjamin Hubert