Roger, Roger. What's Our Vector, Victor?

Roger, Roger. What’s Our Vector, Victor?

Feldar is a 2-way radio from Jian Guan which uses red LED’s surrounding its case to indicate the direction of other radios. The addition of a compass and its disregard for GPS signal makes its a low cost choice for hiking, skiing and other long-ranging outdoor sports. That said, I can imagine a bunch of 10-year-olds having a crapload of fun playing in the woods with these; even Jian himself calls them Walkie-Talkies.

0 Designer: Jian Guan

Balls of Fury

Balls of Fury

Do your balls get out of control sometimes? Nothing is more annoying than constantly having to bend over and organize your balls. Well take comfort because your balls are about to get the shaft. It’s called the TUBALL by Inez Kochanowicz and it has the single purpose of controlling your balls in this long mesh-like tubular sack.

0 Designer: Inez Kochanowicz

Spacey Loo or Giant Smoking Pipe?

Spacey Loo or Giant Smoking Pipe?

Its name is Mrs. Hudson. Yes she has a name. The design was inspired by a modified water drop, whatever that means. I’m seeing more smoking pipe tho, but hey, it recently won a Russian bathroom design contest sponsored by Roca so it must be good. I just wonder who Mrs. Hudson is and if she knows a loo was named after her.

0 Designer: 2-B-2 Architecture

Rugged High-heels

Rugged High-heels

Any fashionista knows expensive heels and water do not go together. If durability weren’t such an issue, I’m sure you’d rock those blahniks daily. SWIMS, a Scandinavian company known for making stylish galoshes just released the City Slipper high heel.  Like the other SWIMS products, the design of the City Slipper is simple and beautiful and in line with company’s Scandanavian heritage. In addition, the design incorporates lots of great details both for practical and aesthetic reasons.

0 Designer: SWIMS Studio

Can You Smell Me Now?

Can You Smell Me Now?

While I wait for my mobile phone with built-in Swiss Army Knife functionality, I will admire this latest design dubbed LAVENDER DESIGN by Andrew Seunghyun Kim. Ready for the skinny on this sleek yet stinking phone? Well first off, it has a built-in perfume dispenser of you guessed it, lavender. If that were not enticing enough, the LAVENDER DESIGN also features a built-in “LAVENDER LIGHT” that coats your phone in a bath of bacteria killing UV lights while charging.

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

This is No Universal Remote

This is No “Universal” Remote

Often in a society of excess, (or depression, as it were,) the tendency is to provide as much precise detail in look and control as possible. Brian Garret Schuur has created a television remote that’s just the opposite. Schuur has reduced the channel, volume, pause, play, record, and power into one control button with his frankly titled “Single Button Remote.”

0 Designer: Brian Garret Schuur

3 is the new 4

3 is the new 4

Auto designers have been toying with the idea of three-wheeled transports for some time now and this latest concept by Higgins-Aubé called ENERGYA is pretty much another attempt at it. This side-by-side two seater is legally considered in most jurisdictions a “motorcycle”, eliminating most of the mandatory automobile systems and components that weigh down and increase the price of regular 4-wheeled automobiles.

0 Designer: Higgins-Aubé

Hanging in Orbit

Hanging in Orbit

This pendant lamp from Lucie Koldova is dubbed Orbital Light for obvious formal reasons, but all I know is that it should have been in 2001: a Space Odyssey. The LED diodes that line the inside of the ribs cast a kind of omnidirectional glow on all nearby surfaces, giving the interior a very futuristic ambient light. The project was apparently designed for grand-scale interiors and halls, but maybe my kitchenette would also be appropriate.

0 Designer: Lucie Koldova

For the Playboy with Everything, Porsche Design P'9120 Review.

For the Playboy with Everything, Porsche Design P’9120 Review.

Move over cheap radio alarm clock because for the past month I’ve been trying out the Etón P’9120 designed by the venerable Porsche Design company – yes the same one that makes those uber sexy cars. If music is your ace then you’ll be happy to know it handles nearly all digital delivery forms, including docking up with your iPod, Touch, and iPhone, radio, and integrated XM satellite. There’s even a built-in subwoofer and of course, 2 separate alarms because you never wake up on the first alarm.

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Xylophone of Ultimate Darkness

Xylophone of Ultimate Darkness

The sun will sweat when it finds the joy you and your children will take in melodic harmony with the blinds pulled. William Gurley presents “Beat Blinds”: now with each and every note worthy of blackness at midday. Not included is “Foot-stool of Ultimate Tallness” for those up-and-coming percussionists whose curse it is to walk in ultimate shortness.

0 Designer: William Gurley

Breakfast Skills with no Spills

Breakfast Skills with no Spills

Bored of morning talk shows? The daily paper too scary to read lately? How about waking your tired butt up with a good round of breakfast olympics? THE BRUNCH by Ivo Vos is a “series of consumer products that celebrate the mundane.” Test your mortar lobbing skills with this angled toaster/launcher. Or see how your peeing accuracy could improve with this height measuring tea pot.

0 Designer: Ivo Vos

Ultimate Suffering Over Spilt Soup

Ultimate Suffering Over Spilt Soup

Have you ever felt like the 80′s were over? Have you ever felt like those TV-trays you used were pretty excellent, but then again, pretty wobbly? Have you ever felt like you needed a giant retro-futuristic table chair in your home, but never had the courage to ask for it? Buck up, bucko, because Stefano Rubertelli has got what your chicken-noodle-craving, couch-potato self is sniffing for.

0 Designer: Stefano Rubertelli

I Can Sleep Anywhere

I Can Sleep Anywhere

Late nights with friends, working on projects until the wee hours of the morning or a brief touch of insomnia, can really make for hard times the next day. After overdosing on caffeine, you still can feel the affects of the night before, and by mid-morning, you would give just about anything for a quick siesta. Designed by Ivonne Dippmann, i-sleep can be our cure-all for these dreadful times and allow us the cat-nap we so desperately need.

0 Designer: Ivonne Dippmann