A Shelf with Many Faces

A Shelf with Many Faces

Piegato-a new design by Matthias Ries, wears a coat of many colors. If ordered, you would receive a flat piece of sheet steal rack. With just a few maneuvers, you can have a shelf system in place to support books, pictures or whatever you want to display. With only two screws, the shelf can be hung on the wall in your home or office. The Piegato also acts as a magnet board. Piegato is available in black, white and selling online for $191.00 USD.

0 Designer: Matthias Ries

Saverclip Shames Your Electricity Usage

Saverclip Shames Your Electricity Usage

The Saverclip is a clothespin like device that reads electric usage on any power cable it’s clipped onto. Say for example the slow cooker crock pot you leave on all day. How much power is it actually using and would the results make you change your mind to using something faster, like a pressure cooker?

0 Designer: Lee Young Don

If Apple Made A Foleo

If Apple Made A Foleo

Ah Foleo, the infamous Palm Smartphone computer assistant we’ll never see. Sure the hardware was lackluster and left people wondering why they would carry yet another device around, especially one so underpowered. Of course, maybe if Palm had some of that Apple magic, they’d come up with something like the iFolio.

0 Designer: Willy Yonkers

A Persian Puzzle

A Persian Puzzle

I love puzzles, especially jigsaw type puzzles. I also love Persian Rugs, but the cost of them can sometimes be quite overwhelming. Thanks to Katrin Sonnleitner, I can have the best of both worlds. With her new design, The Persian Puzzle Rug, anyone who loves both the rugs and puzzles can enjoy putting together their own rug made from cut out pieces of recycled, natural and synthetic rubber.

0 Designer: Katrin Sonnleitner

Hot Crossed Chair

Hot Crossed Chair

Cross-stitched Wood Chair is a design by Penelope Ann Ramos, a current design student at Pratt University. This design was inspired by creating a fabric design from wood. The design is made up of wooden slats which are then sewn together with a cross stitch pattern. The wooden slats are perfectly draped over the frame of the chair achieving a soft yet sturdy design.

0 Designer: Penelope Ann Ramos

Geeky Gambling

Geeky Gambling

Snap! It’s a USB flash drive that looks like a domino but the disguise serves a purpose. Each white dot denotes 1 gig of memory used. Not sure how useful that is but at least you’ll be ready for an impromptu street corner game of dominos.

0 Designer: Marcos Breder

Decant Your Memory

Decant Your Memory

Oh look, another use for RFID tags! The WineTeller is a fancy wine opener smart enough to read RFID enabled corks! The embedded LCD display translates “wine language” into laymen terms because not everybody knows what a coulure or vignoble means.

0 Designer: Sangmin Bae

Sweeping Trash

Sweeping Trash

I know I’ve seen something similar before but this BIN concept is much prettier to look at. It combines a motorized sweeper and 18 liter trash can into one. The sweeper neatly tucks in, handle and all, into the front of the trash can when not in use.

0 Designer: Faris Elmasu

Hydra Saves Alpine Adventurers

Hydra Saves Alpine Adventurers

The Hydra is a collapsible micro wind turbine designed to provide power to polar and alpine adventurers.

0 Designer: Brad Knewstubb

A Watch That Alarms You

A Watch That Alarms You

Designer Nikita Golovlev has created a watch for the hearing impaired. AlarMe is a very unique and stylish design that has the ability to alert those who cannot hear an audible alarm by vibration on the watch. The watch has two built in multidirectional microphones that measure the surrounding ambient sound levels.

0 Designer: Nikita Golovlev

I Think I Have Lost My Appetite

I Think I Have Lost My Appetite

Those of you reading this probably are quite blessed with the ability to have anything to eat you want at any time of day. Unfortunately, there are many people who do not have that privilege. Designer Rafael Morgan created the following design with those less fortunate in mind. The Indigestive Plate was created with a secret message.

0 Designer: Rafael Morgan & Ben Collette

Wallpaper Design Awards 2008: the winners

Wallpaper Design Awards 2008: the winners

Unless you’ve been holed-up in bed for the last ten days, you won’t fail to have noticed the countdown to the annual Wallpaper* Design Awards. Last night the event itself took place and winners were revealed. Here are the winners.