Zen-Inducing Stool

Zen-Inducing Stool

The Opus stool finds inspiration in traditional Chinese medicine where the balance between mind and body is key in keeping physically and mentally agile. The ball-based structure encourages the user to take control of their balance by placing them in a new position between traditional seat and upright standing. In this posture the center mass of the individual is located under the spine, positioning them in a stance where mind/body harmony will keep them comfortable.

0 Designer: Dor Ohrenstein

Simply The iPhone 5S

Simply The iPhone 5S

Back curve, totally flat, a slight curve…three different forms have been explored; so what can we expect from Jony Ive and his band of designers? Don’t know! What we do know that this concept iPhone 5S is pretty awesome and catchy! Good enough to whet our appetite for more.

What do you think?

0 Designer: Alvaro Toledo

Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke!

C-Thru is a helmet that is designed to help firefighter walk through dense smoke during smoke diving search and rescue missions. Time constrains of six minutes per mission, makes it imperative that the gear is optimal. C-thru gives them the edge thanks to the wire-frame vision of the interior geometry, surrounding the smoke diver. Using technological enhancements, the helmet provides a visual map of the interiors so that it becomes easy for the firefighter to locate the victims.

0 Designer: Omer Haciomeroglu

Be a healthy sitter... serious!

Be a healthy sitter… serious!

Did you know that sitting is an epidemic??? Yes, honey…sitting! It sounds silly, but it’s true that it contributes to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and decreased lifespan. The Ooloo footrest aims to curb the detrimental effects of this modern necessity by bringing a little motion into the picture. Just put your feet up and rock away to keep sitting from hitting you when you’re down!

0 Designer: OolooBoard

Refined Ripples

Refined Ripples

The Extraction Quattro washbasin achieves its elegant form by being  cut and turned from a single piece of ripple-shaped stone. The resulting piece mimics the ripple in a smooth, curvilinear and geometric bathroom centerpiece. A perfect compliment to the basin, the extra cut-out material from the original stone makes for a great wall ornament. At a glance, the basin appears to have fallen directly from the wall and onto the surface of the counter!

0 Designer: Viktor Puzur

Fitness Unchained

Fitness Unchained

The Evo Fitness Bike “ix” changes the dynamic of home workouts by providing owners with an attractive show piece that looks as good in the living room as it does in the gym. Evo’s “Active Sway Frame” allows a 10-degree sway to either side to enhance the workout by engaging the user’s core and upper body as they pedal. It imitates the natural motion of real cycling in the comfort of home! You can own it here! Check out the vid to see all the cool features…

0 Designer: Mark de Grasse

Streamlining The Traffic Signal

Streamlining The Traffic Signal

Kayseri is a culturally rich city, located in the heart of Turkey. Commissioned by the municipality, Art Lebedev Studio has developed this modular traffic light design for them. As a scaled down version, this compact light fits perfectly in a progressive atmosphere. As a key innovative feature, the bottom display features text backing up the main color signals.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Top 20 Best Of Best red dot award: product design 2013

Top 20 Best Of Best red dot award: product design 2013

For those who attended it, the red dot awards ceremony and gala was a night to remember. Dr. Peter Zec presided over the ceremonies and the attendees had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with fashion icon Jimmy Choo. Into its second glorious decade, the Red Dot Gala took place on July 1st. in the opera house at Essen, Germany. From an up-cycled soda can watch to flipping alarms, this year’s selection for the Best Of Best red dot award: product design is truly innovative. Come have a look…

0 Designers: Various

Big Pixels for Small Spaces

Big Pixels for Small Spaces

The Pixel series of bathroom furnishings was designed not for compact spaces, but the tiniest of tiny micro spaces! Each wall-mounted unit is just 16cm thin, but you’ll be surprised what they’re packin’. Simply open the sliding door to reveal a full-size folding sink and underlying storage. It’s a clever way to hide the basin while creating more space in your minimal interior.

0 Designer: Oriol Barri

Tea at any age!

Tea at any age!

Face it now- one day you’ll be old and shaky! When that happens, you’ll be loving the Due Kettle. Unlike conventional kettles that are hard on the wrist, the design features dual handles that help sturdy your grip. Additionally, its spring-loaded lid assists the user in opening the spout, making it even easier to pour.

0 Designer: Nur Yıldırım

The Well-Mannered Wastebin

The Well-Mannered Wastebin

The latest from LÚCID, this rubbish bin focuses its attention to the lid for added functionality & user friendliness. It features an electronic lock system with a hands-free sensor to automatically open & close when the user approaches. To keep the contents hidden, a dual-hinged cover keeps unsightly, smelly items contained for the user’s comfort. Made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene thermoplastic (the same stuff as Legos), the bin has the strength & rigidity of plastic as well as the toughness of rubber.

0 Designer: LÚCID

In-house Volcano

In-house Volcano

I love the way designer Dae-hoo Kim has taken away the focus from the form and driven it to the process of vapor creation in this Volcano Humidifier. No doubt the design is classy, but the whole idea of a volcano shaped humidifier emitting doughnut-shaped condensed vapor is a lot more appealing. Take a look at the video to see how it’s done. Absolutely stunning; just like a volcanic eruption!

0 Designer: Dae-hoo Kim

Windows 8 and Nokia’s Love

Windows 8 and Nokia’s Love

Its been a while since an awe-inspiring concept phone crossed our path, so humor me if you will, and have a peek at what the Nokia Lumia 1080 Concept Phone has to offer. The phone is inspired by the 5-inch plastic OLED display that features Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). Future-proof, the concept believes in wearable technology hence the use of a flexible display.

0 Designer: 91 mobiles