Sky Whale

Sky Whale

The latest from aviation enthusiast Oscar Viñals, the AWWA “Sky Whale” concept aircraft explores the use of hybrid engine technology and active airflow wings. The unique wing system is longer from tip-to-tip and includes an integrated turbine near the fuselage which redirects laminar airflow while producing supplemental energy for the hybrid engines. Looks like an ultra-modern Spruce Goose!

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

The Ultimate Apron!

The Ultimate Apron!

Whether it’s in the kitchen, garage, or art studio, this clever apron design is the only one you’ll ever need. The key to its versatility is three interchangeable “belts,” each with its own unique arrangement of pockets for carrying different necessities. When you’re finished, just fold it up with the tools until you need it again!

0 Designer: Playground | Connect Design

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

Here is news that will warm some hearts and give relief from the bitter cold sweeping across the United States of America; WDR announced the World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design. United States takes the first place among 69 represented countries in 2013 with 112 Design Awards won globally. I have recapped some samples of the kind of amazing works that have won at the A’ Design Awards & Competition; of course the rank order is in there as well.

Sexy Hollywood Bath

Sexy Hollywood Bath

How about a sexy soak in a tub that has all the glitz and glam of Hollywood? The Xiuxi Bathtub has air injection device at the bottom that puts forth bubble bursts of water and friction that causes the anion to open pores of the skin cells. There is infrared light to stimulate cell tissues and enhance blood circulation. In short it’s a spa bath and treatment at home, at the fraction of the cost.

0 Designer: Erik Edward Kim

This is not a bike.

This is not a bike.

LUMA is a three-wheeled vehicle powered by human muscle! Similar to a step-cycle, users simply use the platform for each foot to set the trike in motion. The three-wheeled design is super-stable, safe and easy to operate, making it a great fitness option for users of any age or physical ability.

0 Designer: Bart Zimny

Super Stellar Lighting

Super Stellar Lighting

Welcome to Nexus World – a place where light rules and carbon fiber, silver and glass are the only elements to be found. This conceptual lighting series explores spacial dynamism with an expansive array of otherworldly designs that are unique from one to the next. The collection finds harmony in material likeness, but otherwise, they couldn’t be more different. Which of the 16 suits you?!

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Total Eclipse of the Wrist

Total Eclipse of the Wrist

Anyone who’s experienced nature’s most amazing and unusual phenomenon never forgets it! Now, you can experience the Eclipse on your wrist, every day. Using a patented Swiss Super-LumiNova pigment on its watch dial and minute hand, the Eclipse watch offers day and night visibility with bright illumination in the dark. Get in in black, grey, or snow here!

0 Designer: ZIIIRO

Behold The Cactus

Behold The Cactus

The Cactus is a hybrid kinda appliance, one that moves from a freezer to a refrigerator to a food warmer. Consider it as a food storage box that keeps your eatables either warm or cold, depending upon the requirement. Designed for use in nuclear households, the appliance goes against the typical principle of conducting heat from the outside to cool the inners of a fridge.

0 Designer: Erik Edward Kim

Charge Card With A Difference

Charge Card With A Difference

The illume is a card-sized multiple USB charger that helps you connect your device for a juice-up anywhere. As a tidy and efficient adaptor, it is a Micro USB pin that hooks onto a 30-pin or Lightning Connector, in a jiffy. Love the size and the style! What do you say?

0 Designer: Damon Lin

Meet Frame.

Meet Frame.

Frame is a tablet like no other! Instead of a regular touchscreen panel, Frame has an interactive translucent touchscreen on which information is projected. Now users can harness the power of augmented reality to display an varied array of informational media. If you’re an architect, show your client the home of their dreams against a landscape. If you’re a doctor, show your patient their diagnosis in real time. The possibilities are endless!

0 Designer: Robrecht Vanhauwere

The Mountain Climber's New Best Friend

The Mountain Climber’s New Best Friend

The carabiner and walking stick are a mountain climbers two best friends, so why not combine the two?! This uber-practical tool by Jingyu Lee brings the two together in a sensible, simplistic design that’s a must-have addition to any serious climber’s pack.

0 Designer: Jingyu Lee

Something Cool Hiding in this Tire

Something Cool Hiding in this Tire

Biking and camping go hand-in-hand, so this clever combination makes perfect sense for anyone looking for adventure! The Travel Tent is integrated seamlessly into a specialized bicycle wheel, giving the rider easy access once they arrive at their destination. It also takes some of the load off the rider’s back while freeing up space for other cargo. No question that it’s an interesting concept, but I’d love to see a functional version that adapts to any existing tire!

0 Designers: Various

Modern Day Jukebox

Modern Day Jukebox

The PA1 speaker concept elevates the everyday experience of audio through its inherently simple functionality, elegant aesthetics and big, room filling sound to match. Its aluminum back casing is a striking yet minimal visual feature of the speaker, and its interchangeable front facing mesh covers available in Black or White, allow for a personalized touch. Wireless Bluetooth functionality and super-easy mounting mean you can enjoy tunes from any room in no time.

0 Designer: Studio Proper