The Cootie Catcher. I'm For Serious Ya'll

The Cootie Catcher. I’m For Serious Ya’ll

Inspired by a popular origami game, designer Vivien Mullter created the cootie catcher (yes you read right) or fortune teller (coin-coin in French, it also means corner-corner). It’s made of 2 basic parts, 4 sections of 8 in aluminum pieces fixed together with nuts and bolts.

0 Designer: Vivien Muller

Rotterdam Cube

Rotterdam Cube

Taking a page from Apple’s big-glass-cube school of retail architecture, developer Multi Development and The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) presented a multi-use concept design. This design is punctuated by the use of massive sphere recesses where people can reflect on the empty space in their souls, compelling them to try and find happiness through consumption.

0 Architect: OMA

BMW - No More Dents and Dings

BMW – No More Dents and Dings

BMW is really thinking outside the proverbial box with their latest concept design exercise. If the previously featured M1 concept did not strike your fancy, maybe this GINA Light Visionary Model will do the trick. The GINA is a roadster concept wherein the use of sheet metal found on bodies of production vehicles has been replaced with a special, flexible, highly durable and extremely expansion-resistant fabric material that stretches across a metal structure.

Tear down your walls

Tear down your walls

Anyone who has spent a significant period of time either living in a small windowless apartment or tripping through the galaxy on a mind bender may have at one point felt the urge to tear a hole in the wall to let some light in. Judging by this concept, designer Billy May almost surely has. His Torn Lighting is perfectly disguised on your wall while hiding it’s LED secrets from view.

0 Designer: Billy May

A Whale Off Port Bow!

A Whale Off Port Bow!

This Whale Vase is so simple, so elegant, so perfectly executed. It comes in two pieces you strategically place on any surface, as if the whale is breaking tide. Designer Alessandro Beda is currently looking for a way to mass produce and we couldn’t be more happier with the idea!

0 Designer: Alessandro Bêda

Ambiguous Light

Ambiguous Light

A diffusion of light, a twirl of imagination. The ambiguous and deliberately evasive form of ‘Eva’ presents itself to be a radiant morning fixation or perhaps a lazy cloud in the sky. Designed for self assembly from 4 identical, circular pieces of polypropylene. And if all else fails, try it on as a hat.

0 Designer: Siwei Fang

Some Real Gift Soap

Some Real Gift Soap

Gift soaps are nice but their beauty and smell degrades with use which leads to most people never using them, to try and preserve the gift. What if Gift Soap really did contain a gift? Like a box of cracker jacks, use the soap to reach the special object in the middle. Clever.

0 Designer: Yoon Kuk Hyun

Speed Render a Speedster

Speed Render a Speedster

If you like the creative process, you will love to see this video of a car sketch speed rendered in just 5 minutes using only photoshop. Jan Lim from Malaysia SEGi College’s industrial design department speeds us from pencil sketch to polished metal. If you can put up with the mind numbing music, you just might learn something.

iPhone's Second Coming

iPhone’s Second Coming

Well the second coming has finally arrived. The brand new iPhone version 2.0 was just announced by the master of marketing Mr. Steve Jobs. What is so “new” about the new iPhone? Here are the basic relevant features for your average user:

- 3G Network Compatibility (This means much, much faster internet access. A very needed update.)

Tour Signal de Force

Tour Signal de Force

In an effort to revitalize the La Défense neighborhood of Paris, this winning design by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, was selected over dozens of other firms. This 71 floor tower will include office, hotel, residential and retail spaces. Heralded as “sustainable architecture”, this design is basically made up of four blocks piled one on top of the other with atriums forming huge windows, each facing in alternate directions.

0 Architect: Jean Nouvel

Touch Free Service

Touch Free Service

Efficiency and cleanliness are what’s on order with this serving tray design by Carlo Casagrande. His “Vassoio Monetti” design is about as minimal and effective a tool as it gets. Capable of holding most European sized demitasse and champagne flutes, this elegant serving tray even allows for touch free delivery of your precious liquids. No more, “waiter, your finger is in my coffee…” moments.

0 Designer: Carlo Casagrande

Eclipse Intuit Phone Love Sun

Eclipse Intuit Phone Love Sun

Check out the Eclipse Intuit Phone by Eddie Goh. It’s got all the basic stuff we’ve come to expect from our mobiles; powerful 5 megapixel camera with built-in software for editing and uploading to a photo album, slide-out touch keyboard with tactile feedback, and a nice big touchscreen front and center. What makes this concept unique is parts of the phone are made from a chemically based thin solar skin to charge the battery when exposed to any kind of light.

0 Designer: Eddie Goh

Collapsible Shelves For The Unorganized and Cheap

Collapsible Shelves For The Unorganized and Cheap

PLoP! is a storage shelving system designed for nomadic students on budget. Made from eco-friendly corrugated board, PLoP! weighs a mere 1.8kg and is collapsible, so students can easily carry it home with them, even on the public transport. Once at home, they simply have to remove the packaging, ‘plop’ it open, affix its backing supports and be prepared to be wowed as this humble material of a furniture holds the weight of dozens of books and objects.

0 Designer: Joyce Hong