Dog Accessories Designed by Nendo

Dog Accessories Designed by Nendo

Heads or Tails is by far the best looking set of doggy accessories I’ve seen. A three-piece collection, consisting of a dog bed, dishes and toys. The artificial leather bed becomes a little hut when dogs burrow inside it, and a cushion when they lie on top. The ceramic dishes are reversible, with a shallow dish for food on one side and a deeper dish for water on the other, and the silicon rubber ‘bone’ can be reshaped into a ball by tucking in the two ends.

0 Designer: Nendo for Pen Magazine

FlyKly Smart Wheels Gives Your Bike an Electric Boost

FlyKly Smart Wheels Gives Your Bike an Electric Boost

Move through busy city streets in no time and spare your energy with the help of Smart Wheel, a pedal assist that encases an ultra-thin electric motor and intelligent electronics within a robust housing, neatly fitted onto the spokes of a bicycle rim. It fits practically any bicycle frame and helps you use your bike more efficiently and comfortably, when and where you need it.

0 Designer: FlyKly, Kickstarter

Scanning At Your Finger Tips

Scanning At Your Finger Tips

The Finger Scanner is a barcode scanner that you can put on your finger and scan stuff at the grocery store. The idea is to reduce the wait time at the checkout line and get billing done more efficiently. Besides the high cool-quotient, I like the progressive nature of this design. Minimal and functional!

0 Designer: Seokmin Kang

The Joy of Biking

The Joy of Biking

Flexi-Bike poses a challenge to design thinkers and engineers, but in a very good and creative way. Sporting an informative LED display, the bike is quite whimsical in its style and approach. I am not sure how feasible this design is, but for sure it is thought provoking and bound to bring about a healthy debate. So what are you waiting for… bring it on….let me know your thoughts; yay or nay?

0 Designer: Hoon Yoon

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

You best know him as the man behind the red dot awards – concept design, Singapore, however I know Ken Koo as the visionary behind many design initiatives across this island country. We almost lost him to the world of finance, with his degree in accountancy; Ken began his career with numbers. But like they say … Accenture’s loss is now the design fraternity’s gain! I hope to turn my many conversations with Ken into a bustling series, and that you readers and I can pick his brains on topics related to the business of design.

0 Editorial by Ken Koo

2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

That’s all folks! The 2013 Electrolux Design Lab has officially wrapped! Over 1700 designers put their concepts to the test, and only 8 of the most talented prevailed to go on to the grand final in Stockholm, Sweden. But only ONE would emerge to snag the title, some cash, and a year’s worth of bragging rights! And… the moment you’ve all been waiting for….

Goose Down & Quilted Sofa

Goose Down & Quilted Sofa

Brilliant! I absolutely adore this big, cushy, comfy, plushy sofa from Gervasoni. The Nuvola collection consists of a lounge chair and sofa from a multilayer and solid wood frame, upholstered with differentiated density polyurethane foam covered by a goose down and polyester fibre quilting. All this and the covers are removable for easy washing.

0 Designer: Gervasoni

Two Uses To A Mouse

Two Uses To A Mouse

I was asked to give 10 creative ways to use a pencil, other than for writing…some of the answers that I came up were: as a hair-knot clip, chopsticks, stirrer… you get the drift, right? Similarly, a creative way of using a mouse, other than with the computer is – a pen! A Folding Pen Mouse!

0 Designer: Yoon Son

Scan With Fingertips

Scan With Fingertips

The Fingear is a fingertip scanner that can be used by the visually challenged people to scan and know what object they are touching. The device uses Bluetooth to connect and transmit the information to a hearing aid, popped into the ear. For example, if the user scans his finger over a flower, the earpiece communicates the same.

0 Designer: Dongseong Jeong

Clip Power

Clip Power

The Clip Socket is a new way of looking at power strips. It breaks away from the traditional design of a plug and socket combo and instead explores the possibility of using a clip-on system. Designed to be safe and for extended use, this could be the next-gen in electrical innovations.

0 Designer: Sohyeon Kim

Smart Mug Displays Temperature, Yay or Nay?

Smart Mug Displays Temperature, Yay or Nay?

I was browsing through my feeds yesterday morning and found this Kickstarter project that kinda turned me onto the idea of assistive tableware. Imagine plates that tell you to stop eating because you’re fat, or a rice bowl that flashes red whenever you inadvertently stick your chopsticks upright – total faux pas. The Smart Mug displays the current liquid temperature via a series of LED lights.

0 Designer: Evita Krumina, Kickstarter

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Team Up for (RED)

Jony Ive & Marc Newson Team Up for (RED)

Iconic designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson aren’t two names I expect to see together on the same by-line but there they are on a one-of-a-kind desk machined from a single piece of aluminum. It almost seems like the perfect marriage – Newson’s typical swoopy/curvy lines in lieu of anything sharp in one of Ive’s favorite materials. The eye-popping table top grabs most of the attention with its oversized cellular surface pattern.

0 Designers: Jony Ive & Marc Newson  Built by: Neal Feay

Creative Refrigeration

Creative Refrigeration

With apartments getting smaller these days, conventional kitchen forms are getting modular and so are our appliances. The Bil-Live Refrigerator is a module that fits into the wall, thus taking up very little space. Fridge comes integrated with a table, making it easy to dine in the limited space. Hit the jump for more details by the designers.

0 Designers: Jin-seok Kwon & Hosuk Jihyun