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 ]

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The new Devialet line of high-definition audio systems leads the pack with its combination of rare elegance and unimaginable performance. The same exclusive sound amplification technology, known as ADH, combines the power of digital systems with the fidelity of analogue. Additions such as USB ports, ethernet capability, wireless streaming and even a remote app for Android and iOS devices are the latest updates catered for the modern user. The question isn’t why you should get a Devialet, but which one you should have!

0 Designer: Devialet

The only time fake can be fashionable!

The only time fake can be fashionable!

The Impetus leg prosthetic gives sports-minded amputees not only the capability to play sports again, but to boost their confidence while doing so. 3D printed sections on the design can be interchanged and created precisely for the wearer’s individual taste and style or to carry uniform colors. Designed and shaped to bipedal physics and proportions, it gives amputees ability and aesthetics on the same level as non-amputee players.

0 Designer: Aurélien Dantin

15 Best of Best 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept Winners

15 Best of Best 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept Winners

Two kisses on the runway, plenty of dance moves, one South Korean traditionally dressed gal and loads of excitement later, I am finally back in my room. Its almost 2:30 am here in Singapore, and I cannot get sleep until I recap this Bedazzling red dot awards night! Ken Koo and Peter Zec took to the stage and set the ball rolling for an evening of celebrations. This year, many things were done differently; first off yours truly was the onsite video reporter and had a videographer follow me everywhere. Videos coming later…

Shower with a Clean Conscience

Shower with a Clean Conscience

A hot shower feels sooooo good! It’s no wonder that we often overlook how much water we’re using. The Refresh system helps cut back on consumption by quickly filtering and recirculating some of the water from each shower cycle. The system can be implemented into any existing shower for instant water savings. Slots for the user’s favorite bar soap are built into the design, so it doubles as a dish!

0 Designers: Various

The Pen Printer

The Pen Printer

Abandoned pens and other such stationery stand a chance at purposeful usage, thanks to the Pen Printer. The device uses the ink from discarded pens to print on paper. The current tech may not support such an ambitious idea, but it’s worth the exploration, since many of us have bundles of uncapped and discarded pens in our drawers for no apparent reason!

0 Designers: Tae-jin Kim & Su-in Kim

70s Lighting Fit for Today

70s Lighting Fit for Today

One look at the Faro lighting collection and you’ll be reminded of boogie, polyester, and peace! This 70′s inspired series breathes new life into mod style by recreating the plastic shell pendants that were popular almost 40 years ago. Thick transparent glass  diffuses light in layered waves for a groovy glow that subtly resembles a lighthouse lantern.

0 Designer: Marc Graells

AirChair

AirChair

Inspired by the framework of the the very first experimental aircraft, the Air Chair’s triangular steel structure is at once reminiscent of flyers of the past and modernly minimal. Faceted planes compose the seat and back for an aerodynamic aesthetic that also excels in comfort. Even more interesting, every section of the design has also been proportioned to the “golden ratio” for aesthetic appeal.

0 Designer: Federico Mauro Costa

So Thin, We're Worried

So Thin, We’re Worried

Somebody get this lamp a cheeseburger because it is wayyyyyy skinny! It’s called the Lanx lamp and it highlights the extreme thinness of current OLED technology. 3mm aluminum gives the barely-there structure strength while a skinned wood veneer provides surface protection and completes an aesthetic best described as ethereal.

0 Designer: Alessandro Marelli

Wrapped Around My Finger

Wrapped Around My Finger

The Zero is yet another bottle packaging design that looks at extracting the very last drop of its contents. We saw a similar toothpaste design that used centrifugal force to drive all the toothpaste towards the mouth. The question here is, does this concept work or should designers put back their thinking caps and come up with something different? What do you say?

0 Designer: Yongwoo Shim