This Ain't No Ikea

This Ain’t No Ikea

Because even though you can put it together by hand, it’s built to LAST! It’s the notable Key line from Housefish. Created using advanced digital manufacturing combined with hands-on craft methods, they’re easy to assemble and sturdy enough to last a lifetime. Better yet, the design is modular so you can mix and match aesthetic variables and sizes for a look that’s all your own. Own em’ here!

0 Designer: Housefish

Of Cats and Fish

Of Cats and Fish

Cats and pet fish have been inextricably linked for ages, usually with the fur balls coming out on top. Until now! This clever companion house celebrates this storied relationship, finally putting the cat in the belly of the fish! It not only makes for a comfy resting space for kitty, but is open-aired and sun-filled to prevent separation anxiety. Get it here!

0 Designer: Sang Nam-Park

The Chores Servant

The Chores Servant

We are the entitled generation – entitled to benefits whether we have worked for it or not! To conform to this cushy lifestyle a state of the art servant for cleaning chores at home is more of a necessity than a luxury. The TODY features four arms that follows voice commands and cleans floors as well as fabrics. Think curtains, bed sheets etc. Using its 4 arms, it can climb, move and hang to reach areas like seats, curtains, windows and more.

0 Designer: Rana Alper

Buzz Lightyear in a Tube

Buzz Lightyear in a Tube

The Easy Find is medical equipment that will work very well in emergency situation like disasters. Typically IV Fluids are transparent and keeping an eye on them is a persistent task. When the ER is flooded with patients, things may get chaotic and thus this reusable glass infusion bottle with a specially designed dropper lights up when the drip-solution runs out. The glow is a clear indication that some action is required.

0 Designers: Huang Mingguang, Li Fu & Wang HongLi

Finally, Rest for the Weary!

Finally, Rest for the Weary!

Can’t sleep because of all the noise? No prob! Ipno allows you to find sleep even in the most disruptive of environments. This personal-size speaker broadcasts white noise: a sound that includes all frequencies and has hypnotic qualities that allow the brain to disconnect external noise while soothing the heart rate and clearing the mind. Good things when you’re trying to catch ZZZs! Simultaneously, microphones in the back capture surrounding noise which is then transmitted to a Digital Signal Processor to cancel out the external noise.

0 Designer: Clémence Germain

Bespoke Baby Bed

Bespoke Baby Bed

Nuture is a concept that replaces the core and support layers of traditional infant mattresses with a strap system that allows for a bespoke design to be created for every child. The aluminum frame provides rigidity with adjustable tension straps that allow the profile to be altered. This means parents can tailor the mattress contours to their baby to help prevent flat head syndrome, limit acid reflux and more. It’s also extendable to adapt to a range of infant beds & grows as the child does, all the way until they transition to a regular bed!

0 Designer: Iain Mortimer

A' Design Awards & Competition - Early Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Early Call for Entries

There is a common thread that binds both newcomers and experienced designers – they both look up to their peers and the industry for acknowledgment. One of the platforms that amplifies the process is the A’ Design Awards & Competition. It offers a good base to highlight, advertise & advocate good design, designers and design oriented companies and garner the attention of press, interactive medias, design critics, distributers and buyers to the award winner.

0 Deadline Early Submission: June 30, 2014.

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 3 – Molecule-R Molecular Gastronomy Cooking Kits

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 3 – Molecule-R Molecular Gastronomy Cooking Kits

The flash sale site TouchOfModern is back again this year to make shopping for gorgeous design and gadgets a whole lot more fun. In this five-part Monday Madness series, we have compiled a compelling list of five products that are perfect as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone you love, with a myriad of selections for every personality type. It’s the perfect selection of what TouchOfModern curation means; unique, unusual, and on the cutting edge.

0 Available At: TouchOfModern

Audio on a Roll

Audio on a Roll

Rolling Konus is a pioneering chassis for various types of speakers, including woofers, tweeters and more. At the heart of the design is an exhaust nozzle with variable geometry inspired by jet engines. The result is crystal-clear, high-definition sound that users can easily position with just a push!

0 Designer: Joe Sardo

Fire Away, Fire Away!

Fire Away, Fire Away!

This might just be the first car EVER designed from the ground up to be completely BULLETPROOF! Not just bulletproof though- according to designer Mike Enayah it could also brush off a few IEDs like they were flies. We’re talking tank tech here. You’d need it too with all those haters that be jelly! Aesthetically, its like a Maybach and a 1967 Shelby had a baby… er.. if they could have a baby. I want it just so I can blast David Guetta’s Titanium song and not even be kidding!

0 Designer: Mike Enayah

The Apollo Moonwatch

The Apollo Moonwatch

Lots of reasons to love it! For me, it’s that I pay very little attention to the moon & therefore know very little about its phases. Embarrassing… but true. This timepiece is not only a reminder that our celestial pal is there, but an educational tool that illustrates the moon’s changing phases. Also, I’m so reliant on my smartphone that I often forget to wear my watch at all. This fun multifunctional feature definitely provides some incentive! So maybe you’re into astrology, are a space buff, or like me & not at all. Either way, its hard not to find it cool for you.

0 Designer: Juan Restrepo

Social Design with CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud

Social Design with CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud

As a pioneering innovator, one of the biggest benefits that you can take from the Internet and smart computing is mobility. The freedom to access your data and files across all platforms, sharing and collaborating with colleagues on a project are functions that are becoming a necessity rather than a perk. Dassault Systemes understands this and has come up with a brilliant solution with the CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud.

0 Cloud with CATIA: Experience It Here

Bottle Belt

Bottle Belt

We all know that it is important to stay hydrated while exercising but the problem is carrying a bottle when out on a run. Looping in a bottle at the waist is inconvenient so designers Yuan Peizhuo & Jin Huijian have fashioned the Annulus, a water bottle belt that holds about 350 ml of liquid. A clever contraption that comes handy and adds to the exercise!

0 Designers: Yuan Peizhuo & Jin Huijian