That Warm Cozy Feeling...

That Warm Cozy Feeling…

You are sitting at home. You have your favorite show recorded ready to go and your favorite take-out was just delivered. It’s a cold, grey night outside but you are crinkling your toes like a kitten on weed. You are about as cozy as you can be and thanks to your good design sense and ability to create your perfect habitat. Well Bumrae Jo & Zemzem Kaya want to be a contributing factor in your perfect dwelling moments.

0 Designer: Bumrae Jo & Zemzem Kaya

Worlds Longest Table for all Cultures

Worlds Longest Table for all Cultures

Architects always seem to be dreaming of the world’s tallest buildings, even though most people who’ve ever lived or worked in one will likely tell you they hate it. So it would not come as much of a surprise to learn that it is an architectural firm, UNStudio, behind the world’s longest table for all cultures. What is surprising however is that they managed to make it look quite down to earth considering its impressive dimensions.

0 Designer: UNStudio

Central Train Station to get a Space Age Facelift

Central Train Station to get a Space Age Facelift

Norway’s largest train station located in Oslo is soon to get a new and futuristic look. What once was the typical European architectural style of the station, will soon have a new and funky image. The architect group Space Group won first place with their design idea for Oslo’s Central Station. The new design idea is created to make Oslos’ Central Station the largest in Europe.

0 Architect: Space Group

Hooded Up

Hooded Up

Hood Air © is an innovative new product that takes on two things close to my heart, messenger bags and strange places to fall asleep.  To change functions from bag to travel hood, unzip the two halves of the courier bag and secure with a simple popper, then blow to inflate. Now you got a nice cushion to rest on along with privacy. Hood Air © is made from welded polyurethane plastic and high visibility neoprene plastic.

0 Designer: Laura Jaeger

You Is So Dirty

You Is So Dirty

Have you noticed how fast dirty, crud, and general filth accumulates around your desk? It’s a dirt magnet I tells ya. The Personal Cleaner concept by Junyi Heo is just the ticket to cleaner and healthier living. It’s basically a bamboo inspired hand vac that will look right at home on your desk. It comes with a charging cradle and the first segment pivots for better reach-around sucking. Big deal right? Actually it’s filtering the air when in its upright charging position too. Clever clever.

0 Designer: Junyi Heo

STALKER - Symbiotic exploration in the year XXII

STALKER – Symbiotic exploration in the year XXII

In the XXII century, the Earth has become a technogarden. Humanity is gathered in gigantic green megalopolises, in which technology is implemented everywhere for the inhabitants’ security. Great wild spaces still exist but are super-protected. In this technical and ultracivilised democracy, there is little place for adventure and change of scenery. This can only happen in highly respectful conditions.

0 Designer: Kevin Judlin

Paki The Hippo Is Eco-Edutainment

Paki The Hippo Is Eco-Edutainment

Let’s face it, we all care about the environment but managing energy, water, and waste is a challenge in itself. The key is instilling eco-behavior as a part of our everyday routine. That’s where Paki the Hippo comes in.

0 Designer: Paul Berger

Silence is Loud

Silence is Loud

I always kind of liked the old egg-crate design of acoustic dampening you see in recording studios and theaters. But this latest design by Altera Design Studio called “Accustica” may not be everyone’s aesthetic cup of tea but it sure opens up this world to more interpretation from other designers. Corian is moulded for the base layer and upper layers are CorianÆ Bas Reliefed.

0 Designer: Altera Design Studio

Throw and pose

Throw and pose

Possibly taking some inspiration from US spy drones being used over Iraq at this very moment finding….. absolutely NO WMDs, this latest design by Hakan Bogazpinar dubbed “Flee” looks like a lot of fun. This compact dandelion seed (seeds with wings) design houses a digital camera that snaps photos at pre-set intervals making for some great conversation starters on your myspace or facebook account.

0 Designer: Hakan Bogazpinar

MMMuummmuummuusssssiiiiiiiiccccc for the deaf

MMMuummmuummuusssssiiiiiiiiccccc for the deaf

Before I get tons of comments as to the merits(or lack there of) of this design, hear me out. I am all for inspiring designers to help people that are not given the same gifts most of us are born with. The gift of hearing is one of those we all take for granted everyday, and designer Pierre-Antoine Bouzard is contributing his part to help the deaf of the world share and “feel” the gift of music.

0 Designer: Pierre-Antoine Bouzard

I Heart Light Way

I Heart Light Way

Strange as this may sound but those baseboard light rails that illuminate darkened movie theaters intrigue me. I always look down, in part to make sure my feet are stepping on something stable and to follow the lights. I mean that’s what they’re there for right? Light Way, a fiber optic baseboard lighting system, designed by Industrial Designers Hayley Rosen, Dan Tafe, Dan Fichter and Fashion Merchandiser, Keshia Stole is your ticket to a home or office installation

0 Designer: Hayley Rosen

High-atop My PoeTree

High-atop My PoeTree

Designer Frédéric Battle (awesome last name) wants us to slow down and enjoy life. His PoeTree concept is a chair you suspend on your favorite tree – the taller the better – and utilizes a system of cables and pulleys to hull you up slowly. The contraption has a 3-point seat belt and nothing on the system harms the tree in any way, unless you plan on going up wildly swinging a chainsaw.

0 Designer: Frédéric Battle

Light Dressing on the side

Light Dressing on the side

I have heard of clothing being “too loud” but never “too bright”. Maybe that will all change with “rhyme&reason” by Mary Huang. Her lighted clothing designs are “an exploration in using light as a material to create transformative fashions…when not being worn, the pieces double in function as lamps…”

0 Designer: Mary Huang