Double The Warmth

Double The Warmth

Inspired by the Asian idea that the earth was square and heaven was round, the Double Warm Multi-functional and Energy-efficient Coal Stove was conceptualized. It is designed to have a water-storage volume surrounding the furnace so that you can boil water while you use the stove for cooking. This hot water can be used for bathing etc. Nice idea, especially since it is aimed for the energy-starved counties where resources are expensive and scarce.

0 Designers: Various

Mad Scientist Coffee Maker

Mad Scientist Coffee Maker

Forget the drip! The Café Balão coffee maker is not only cooler looking than plain ol’ mechanical coffee makers, it also makes an entire pot 3 times as fast! In cork and glass, it’s peculiar  science-lab aesthetic is sure to be a conversation starter.

0 Designer: Davide Mateus

Biomimicry Transporter Bot

Biomimicry Transporter Bot

The PAFORM like one of the giant Jaeger robots from Pacific Rim… only it’s for real emergencies and not alien invasions! Designed for the distant future, the machine serves to aid in natural disaster situations by autonomously delivering everything from food and supplies to medical equipment and even smaller emergency vehicles. The PAFORM’s transforming shape is inspired by the pangolin, curling up in a similar manner and rolling to cover treacherous terrain.

0 Designer: Jex Chau

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 4- Gift Ideas For The Fitness Freak

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 4- Gift Ideas For The Fitness Freak

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 6th Dec, midnight PST

New Pebble Faces

New Pebble Faces

The latest expansion of Albert Salamon’s collection of Pebble watchfaces is even more perplexing than the last! The puzzling faces are not only aesthetically unique but they make for an entertaining way of telling the time.  You’ll get no hints from us! See if you can decipher each one!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

Hot and Cold Waterfall

Hot and Cold Waterfall

We never get a chance to see how the hot and cold water blend together within the faucet, before it cascades out like a stream. The Pavati Tap builds upon this element, to showcase how beautifully the two streams of water can create drama whilst you wash your hands. A Y-shaped waterfall effect mixes the cold and hot water into a single mutual waterfall, for your viewing pleasure. Sweet!

0 Designer: Salmon Nortje

Great Balls of Bass

Great Balls of Bass

The Pop Up Bass is a playful take on the bass speaker that makes clever use of the low frequency vibrations emitted during playback. Lightweight styrofoam balls react to the vibrations and go wild when you crank it up! They stay in sync with the beat, moving to the music and creating a visual experience in addition to the high quality audio.

0 Designer: Daniela Mata

The Sound of Sight

The Sound of Sight

The Synaesynth is a twist on the synthesizer that transforms the colors of your life into audible sound. The combination hardware/software translates imagery directly into music by pulling color data from a video feed, allowing the user to determine the input. The result is an interesting simulated “synaesthetic” experience! See it in action ->

0 Designer: Daniel Kerris

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 3 - Gift Ideas For The Foodie

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 3 – Gift Ideas For The Foodie

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 5th Dec, midnight PST

A Ride Down Easy Street

A Ride Down Easy Street

S3TR (pronounced “streeter”) is a personal transporter for urban areas that focuses around simple construction to save on cost without sacrificing fun. Riders feel as though they are flying or skiing as they shift and tilt from side to side to control direction and propel forward. Its not only ideal for getting around locally, but  foldable and transportable for switching between S3TR and public transportation or a car.

0 Designer: Vladimir Bošnjak

This Hammer Will Hurt 'Em

This Hammer Will Hurt ‘Em

The Hammer in Hand concept integrates a clever window-shattering hammer, which can be used in case of an emergency situation in a train or a bus. Coming from a state where such accidents occur on a regular basis, it will be reassuring to know that safety implements like this are easily deployable by commuters. With a few tweaks here and there, I’m sure we can build this idea into something bigger and efficient.

0 Designer: Shi Qiang

The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale

The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale

Fresh roasted beans, a nice dripper and fine-tuned grinder are great, but serious coffee drinkers know that using a scale rather than measured scoops is the only way to achieve the elusive perfect cup! For ease of use and cleanliness, the Acaia scale uses responsive, waterproof, touch-sensitive buttons and a flat, silicon bottom rather than extended feet to enhance it’s minimal look. Better yet, there’s an iPhone app that will not only show the weight, but keep track of brew time and coffee recipes!

0 Designer: Aaron Fujiki Takao

Puzzle Pots

Puzzle Pots

Generic terracotta and cement planter pots do little to save space with their conical shapes, making them less than ideal for compact living spaces. The Ma-ce-ta series resolves this issue with a collection of pots in varied size and geometric shape that fit together like a puzzle. The modular series makes it possible to create an indoor garden that’s custom-taylored to spatial requirements while it’s clean, minimal, white aesthetic compliments a variety of interior styles.

0 Designer: Design Pott