Modern Sacred Shelving

Modern Sacred Shelving

The Noma Shelf is a statement on habitual consumption, reminding us of the things we already own, while accommodating the new. Based on the traditional Japanese tokonoma, the shelf is sized for displaying small artistic objects. However, if you slide the shelf away from the wall, a stretchy lycra pouch is revealed for storing cherished items and trinkets. The pouch grows as items are added, so the form is completely dictated by the contents and quietly reminds us of our accumulation as it swells!

0 Designer: Zak Stratfold

Stale Cabbage Patch

Stale Cabbage Patch

Love this concept of the Fridge Magnet that features a QR code-scanning function. Basically it provides information on the shelf life of food and keeps a tab on the expiry dates. In a good way, it also acts as an interactive, informative tool for children. It displays the image of the food item, its name, and place of origin, production date, proper temperature for preservation, and expiry date.

0 Designers: Hu Yaxing, Chen Zhipeng, Liao Haibo & Tang Yigang

Minimal Camp Stove

Minimal Camp Stove

A camping stove is essential cooking equipment; something you can’t leave behind, but almost always the most inconvenient thing to carry! The HexA is a minimally designed camping cooking stove that hopes to eliminate the fuss of carrying a big one. It folds up to a compact hex tube and unfolds like a flower! Yes, I am in a poetic mood today!

0 Designers: Ha Joo Yeon, Yoon Seung Hyun & Park Hung Jun

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

While most vehicles operate on 2 or more wheels, the Infinitlar concept vehicle IS a wheel! The autonomous, hydrogen powered vehicle is an extraordinary vision of future personal transportation we could be using 30 years from now. It aims to provide users in densely populated urban areas the creature comforts of home while they travel. It’s more like a gyroscopically stabilized “room on wheels” that delivers you from point A to point B so you can focus on other things like work or relaxing!

0 Designer: Jex Chau

Bee Beautiful!

Bee Beautiful!

The Ru urban beehive concept focuses on aesthetics to encourage the reintegration of bees into city environments. The idea is simple: by enhancing the aesthetic, a deeper emotional connection can be created with an object that has stereotypically negative connotation. With its sculptural form, the Ru hive might improve human acceptance and raise awareness to the recent bee population decline. The beehive would be installed in parks, on greenhouse roofs or other predetermined urban areas.

0 Designer: Marc-André Roberge

Fun Foam Furniture!

Fun Foam Furniture!

Bend it, fold it, use it as a pretend shield, use it as a pool floatie, throw it, flex it, fly it… then sit and relax! It’s the Aepe Chair and it’s the most sensible seating solution for kids! The durable foam design is built to last through endless amounts of playtime. Better yet, it comes flat-packed, ready to fold into position. So easy, kids of any age can help fold it into shape! Watch the vid to see it from a kid’s point of view! 

0 Designer: Roman Bentley

Love This Solar Bike!

Love This Solar Bike!

Ele is a solar bicycle with solar panels on its wheels that rotate 30 degrees on both sides, to face toward sun. This is to absorb as much sun-power that it can. This hybrid bike can be charged via electricity and the sun. It works in 3 modes though, muscle power, Semi- electric: electricity helps the user to ride easier and faster. Lastly, The Electric: here it functions completely like an electrical bicycle.

0 Designer: Mojtaba Raeisi

Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Almost every tech gadget now comes in a sexy new avatar except for the humble Walkie-talkie! Thanks to the Talky, hopefully some biggie (like SONY) will be inspired to redo the design and give it a fitting new look.

0 Designer: Pengfei LI

Like Bread and Butter

Like Bread and Butter

Wood and steel just go together! The Composite Stool earns its name from the marriage of these two elements that form its simplistic yet stylish construction. Plasma cut 4mm mild steel is pressed into shape and powder coated to form the top, while sapele or silver beech wood is machined and assembled by hand to form the legs. The result is so sleek you’d never guess they were handmade in designer Andrew Cassels’ very own garage! Get em’ here!

0 Designer: Andrew Cassels

Surprising Material Bonding

Surprising Material Bonding

Designer Einat Kirschner’s experimentation with techniques to combine metal powders and ceramics found similarities in their processing methods and heating temperatures which allowed for the creation of fascinating, otherworldly forms without the use of adhesives! The material combination, dubbed CeraMetal, might appear delicate, but its incredibly strong, making it ideal for a variety of applications. Iron powder and copper powder versions give each design a one-of-a-kind aesthetic with varied hues and organic shapes.

0 Designer: Einat Kirschner

Breathe Right with Help from the Earth

Breathe Right with Help from the Earth

The DSI dry salt inhaler enables a natural treatment of respiratory diseases by using natural salt crystals from Europe’s largest salt mine in Parajd, Romania. A special feature of this biocompatible medical product is its special membrane, which prevents air from being blown back into the device, causing condensation. The one-way safety valve prevents the salt from contamination and accustoms the user to the right breathing technique in order to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect.

0 Designer: CO&CO Designcommunication

My Weight Is For My Eyes Only

My Weight Is For My Eyes Only

I am very possessive about my weight; it’s meant for my eyes only! Weighing scales that make a public display of my weight are a big NO! The KOALA Digital Scale takes care of this issue because it directly sends the weight to your Smartphone app. As far as convenience goes, it adopts the principle of roly-poly to make it stand automatically when not in use. Very Smart!

0 Designers: Hyunseung Jang and Yongbum Lim of Plastic Irony

I Heart Stooka

I Heart Stooka

I am writing this article on the Stooka Chair, curled up in my hotel bed, from one of the trendiest boutique hotels of Singapore. The kinds that focuses only on chairs! It’s ironic that this hipster place has all kinds of seating options from eras gone by, but not one that boasts of being sustainable, multifunctional, portable, easy to store and more importantly eco-friendly. Perhaps I should talk to them about the Stooka.

0 Designer: Design Lot 5 [ Buy it Here ]