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

Less About The Time

Less About The Time

The Lessolute is a clock and timer combo that works together in a distinct, emotional manner. When its placed horizontal, the device functions as a clock, but when you stand it straight, it works like a timer. Interacting with the clock is more likely to get it working, rather than pressing some buttons! Interesting!

0 Designer: Jaeil Bae

A Ladder to be Proud Of

A Ladder to be Proud Of

Now, here’s a ladder you won’t want to hide in the closet! The Tenzing ladder’s attractive simplicity and easy functionality allow it to become not just a tool, but an accent to any living space. Warm birch molded into smooth curves give it both an inviting aesthetic and structural integrity. The included Tenzing branded tool-bag makes makes even your hammer and screwdriver look cool!

0 Designer: Fritz Specht

Possibly the Sexiest E-Bike Ever?

Possibly the Sexiest E-Bike Ever?

Nikos Manafis’ e-bike concept achieves its sharp, aerodynamic form through a manufacturing process that consists of folding sheets of aluminum around minimal, lightweight frame. But it’s an electric bike, so where is the motor?— Not one but two 250W in-wheel motors work either separately for extended range, or together for an extra boost of speed. Extras include a classic Brooks saddle and 3d printed lenses for LED tail lights! Watch the 360!

0 Designer: Nikos Manafis