A new way to drink water

A new way to drink water

Why should a faucet for drinking water look the same as the faucet in your bathroom or garden? Here’s a defiant and different design for a faucet meant to celebrate water as the ‘Elixir of Life’.

0 Designer: Seungwoo Kim

Results: A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015

Results: A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs is long gone, but his words echo true for all the winners of the A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015. Today, we recap select winners, who were hand picked from the entries. In all, 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines were awarded the top honor! Take a look inside ….

0 Designers: Various

Toilet Paper With a Twist

Toilet Paper With a Twist

Even if you have a toilet paper roll holder installed in your bathroom, chances are that every now and then you simply stand up your roll on some bathroom surface rather than replace the old one. Unfortunately, this means bacteria and dust can make their way to your bum! The solution? A toilet paper roll that’s easily extendable to keep the paper elevated from the surface.

0 Designers: Various

Galactic Gadgetry

Galactic Gadgetry

What would computers look like twenty years from now? Holograms? 3D projections? Or just really sexy looking gadgets? The Neptune gadget suite has pretty much convinced me that technology in the future will be built in families of gadgets and softwares constructed to provide us with a unified experience, no matter what product you use.

0 Designer: Pearl Studios

Half The Workout

Half The Workout

Taking its redesign a step further, we have here the Dumbbell 1/2 – a pair of multi-functional dumbbell for home exercise. Thanks to the new shape you can use them as single dumbbell, double dumbbell, and push-up bars. Slide them under your bed when not in use or carry them in your gym bag for an outdoor stint. Super easy and super cool!

0 Designer: HyeonCheol Lee

A Slice of Light

A Slice of Light

This stylish, half-slice shaped sconce uses a clever combination of lines and curves to create the visual illusion that it’s unattached and floating. Not only for looks, the unique placement of the 3D shape effectively illuminates the space with a variety of vertical positions easily defined by the user. Up, down, just till it around to highlight or shadow the area to your liking!

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune

The Sporty Planter

The Sporty Planter

Instead of concealing our junk with a fig leaf, this twist on the jock cup protects our fig leaf! Fashioned from cement and nylon, its shape and palate emphasize the natural beauty of our most precious belongings. From the man cave to the locker room, add a touch of sportiness and green to your favorite space. 

0 Designer: HEFF

Paper Cut

Paper Cut

Taking inspiration from everyday objects, we have here the Paper Cup Humidifier. Designed to give you the volcano vibe via the form of a paper cup, this humidifier is simple and minimalist. Can totally picture this being hooked up to my computer as I work!

0 Designer: Kim Dae Young

Super Duper SUP Board

Super Duper SUP Board

SipaBoards are the latest in SUP board innovation and are there to get you paddling as soon as possible and on the water longer. The barely-audible, self-inflating, electric stand up paddle board features a water jet-propulsion that gives you the extra bit of confidence and ability you need especially when paddling upstream, against the current, or around the bend while enjoying the view like you never have before! Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: SipaBoards

The Story of the Zigzag Door

The Story of the Zigzag Door

The very clever HyeonCheol Lee aims to make the subway ride a very easy experience for all of us. By simply change the way the doors and chairs are arranged, the density level can be dispersed to each direction; meanwhile the total number of seats remains the same. Other improvisations include E-ink displays that run on low electricity and specific spaces for luggage and umbrellas.

0 Designer: HyeonCheol Lee

The Smartwatch Killer

The Smartwatch Killer

If you’re not ready to sacrifice your favorite timepiece for a smartwach yet, then Digitocks is for you! This retrofitting watch attachment that comfortably alerts you to incoming notifications, health goals and more. Simply pair it with your smartphone and attach the slim disc to your watch. For a fraction of the price, you can make your existing watch smart! Jump to the vid —>

A Different Side of Ford Motors

A Different Side of Ford Motors

The latest from Ford Motor Company isn’t what you might expect from the acclaimed automaker! Ford’s global design studios created some non-automotive objects for display at the 2015 Salone del Mobile. Among these is a minimal suspended light that follows the principles behind the Ford GT’s interior design. Hit the jump to see the brilliant result —>

0 Designer: Ford

The Greenhouse Just Got Smarter

The Greenhouse Just Got Smarter

An intelligent twist in a trend of urban microclimate gardens, the SmartGreenHouse helps users exercise their green thumb with almost any type of plant, herb, flower, fruit or veggie. This is made possible by a highly customizable climate control system that can be fine tuned in regards to temperature, light, and water as well as air and soil humidity. A synced smartphone app also guides users in not only the initial parameters for the green of their choice, but also long term maintenance.

0 Designer: Massimo Battaglia