Listen, you are not in college any longer and it’s about time you started cleaning up your act. Stop wearing the same underwear more than two days in a row, learn to cut your finger nails and not consider them a food group, and certainly stop drinking your “de-stresser” out of the bottle. While we wait for you to actually use soap and water to clean your dishes, we present the “Vinho Verde” wine bottle concept.
Designer: Viktor Pucsek
If you are one of the dwindling few still holding onto your home landline telephone, then this call is for you. Straight out of Stanley Kubrick’s props department are these two cordless telephone designs dubbed “Colombo One” and “Colombo Two”, by London-based Chauhan Studio.
Ok, I will try to avoid the obvious puns like, “this cabinet sure is out of this world!” or “hey, my furniture just mooned me…” but this design by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO is one heavenly creation. D’oh! I just did it, damn! Created using ecologically safe paint (ELI ecolightinside), this “Fullmoon” sideboard furniture has the ability to “create special effects” in the dark.
Designer: Sotirios Papadopoulos
Design at its core has always been the exploration of spacial reference that may bring harmony or solutions to problems. The Dialogue/Monologue concept takes it a step further by focusing on the communicative aspect of design.
Designer: Sylvain Favardin & Ludmila Korenarova
Inspired by Swarovski’s expertise in crystal and Signity’s brilliance in gems, the Luna Watch is made of crystal, stainless steel and a Spessartite Garnet. To tell time just touch the two contact points and time seems to magically float inside the crystal.
Designer: John Pszeniczny
How many times has this happened to you? You are in your living room with a stripper giving you a table top dance, when inspiration hits you! What would be better than one stripper dancing on your coffee table? Of course, two! Unlike your rented guest, not all things in life are flexible enough to change with your moods or needs. Designer John Truex clearly feels my pain and thinks life’s objects should be more adaptable.
Designer: John Truex
“Lets Peel Eggs” initially starts as an unfinished product. Users need to complete the production by peeling off pieces of the shell. The polycarbonate bulb is covered with a layer of environmentally friendly, highly brittle plastic. The custom design comes from how you peel it. Done peeling? Then you’ve got custom lighting.
Designer: Jinhong Lin
Imagine whole, furnished spaces completely opening up like a pop-up book. The “Space Book” execution is a little iffy, but the concept is pretty novel. It would be amazing to see a social art project where homeless individuals are given Space Books, providing a total juxtaposition to their current living standards.
Designer: Jin-Hui Kim
Believe it or not this sexy concept is almost ready for the streets as is, more unbelievable than that, its from Suzuki. You read correctly, someone at Suzuki got the memo that good design just might equate to more sales and this Suzuki “Kizashi” (Kizashi means Prelude in Japanese) is seriously good design.
The cone shape has always been a natural one for sound enhancement and projection. From the early days of circus hosts announcing some daring feat of high-wire acrobatics, to riot police announcing their intention to crack your skull open for having an opinion… good times. The cone is probably the first and best idea in sound delivery.
Designer: Paul Scarfe
Wall art, clothes airer, wardrobe, or all three in one? Sometimes the simplest of design modifications can reap the biggest rewards, as the Klotho beautifully demonstrates. With one deft touch, designer Mattias Pinkert has transformed an everyday object into something multi-functional and stylish that costs no more than its soon to be extinct predecessors.
Designer: Mattias Pinkert
To celebrate (or mock) the opening of the newest New York City museum, called appropriately enough, “New Museum”, designer Sherwood Forlee brings you this scaled down version in lamp form dubbed “New Lamp.” Disappointed by the lack of light being emitted by this new structure, Sherwood took Mihoko Ouchi’s original building design and added an extra dose of luminescence.
Designer: Sherwood Forlee