The other kind of corner…
Posted: 20 May 2013 09:55 AM PDT
Shelving units that are adapted for the inside of corners are a common and useful storage solution, so why not expand this concept to outward-facing corners for even more space-savings? Designer Kim Hyung Geun answers this very question with his latest piece- a versatile shelving system that makes the most out of both kinds of corners that are just waiting to be used! Easy to mount and easy on the eyes, it’s a simple way to bring more shelving into compact spaces.
Designer: Kim Hyung Geun
A Perfect Circle
Posted: 14 May 2013 08:54 AM PDT
Just like the name suggests, the Easy-to-View Compass makes reading the radius of circles or arcs in technical drawings a cinch. Numerical values are instantly calculated and displayed on its bright LCD screen. It’s not only more accurate, but decreases fatigue by eliminating the needs to constantly readjust and monitor the setting.
Designers: Cheol Woong Seo & Jae Hee Park
If you need strange pillows, umbrellas and cool dogs, the technology section of Pinterest is where to find them.
posted on October 8, 2012 at 7:17pm EDT
1. Thumb Thing
Otherwise known as a broken umbrella.
3. Ostrich Pillow
4. Darth Vader iPhone Charger
5. Thumb Drive
6. Branch Holder
7. Dog Treadmill
8. Soda Handle
9. iPad Arcade
10. USB Cufflinks
11. Baby Seal Taser
12. Dog High Chair
13. Under-the-sheets Fan
14. Hug Me Jacket
15. Louis Vuitton Waffle Maker
16. Dog Poop Vacuum
17. (because it deserves another photo)
18. Bookshelf Chair
19. Shark pillow/suffocator
20. Oreo Dipper
21. Waffsicle Maker
22. DIY Ostrich Pillow
23. Plastic Bag Holder?
24. Body Sleeping Bag
25. Coffee Holder Umbrella
26. Hand-Phone Case Thing
27. Keyboard Sandals
28. Hairdryer Gun
29. USB Toast
30. USB Toaster
31. One last time
Posted: 09 May 2013 08:30 AM PDT
The dual-purpose Air Powered Motorbike tackles street and off-road environments effortlessly with its many enhancements to achieve the lightest weight possible. Though inspired by the gasoline engine Yamaha Tricker stunt bike, it is powered by three compressed air tanks that make it even lighter. Different from conventional air motors, the rotary air engine virtually eliminates the vibration, internal wear, and friction while offering superior performance. Perfect for newbies who want to practice their wheelie.
Designer: Bolaji Teniola
InsideNorway at Milan Design Week
Posted: 06 May 2013 08:41 AM PDT
From prison-made lamps to barely-there benches, the Norwegians really made their mark at Milan Design Week! Hit the jump to see some of the best from InsideNorway —>
DESIGNER: Thomas Pedersen
Variér Kokon nestles your body, responding to your every movement and providing balance and harmony in your very own personal, tranquil zone. A compact and classic recliner, Variér Kokon is a modern expression of timeless elegance and unsurpassed comfort. Its compact form, ease of use and classic design make it particularly versatile.
COMPANY: Northern Lighting
PRODUCT: Bake Me a Cake
DESIGNER: Marten & Jonas
Bake me a cake is a charming and playful table lamp made out of oak wood and smoked tinted glass. Simply lift up the glass to change the bulb. The lamp portrays a dim light. Bake me a cake will be manufactured by the inmates in a Norwegian prison close to Bergen, through a unique collaboration between the designers, Kriminalomsorgen region vest (the Norwegian correctional services) and Northern Lighting. The project aims to create an engaging experience for participating inmates.
PRODUCT: Twin Chair + Twin sofa table
DESIGNER: Arild & Helge
The Twin chair and Twin table aim for functional and aesthetic versatility. Optional swivel or fixed leg supports are available as is a wide variety of material finishes like chrome, birch, oak, or stained wood.
PRODUCT: EZ Bench
DESIGNER: Voll, Borgersen and Olofsson
The goal of the EZ Bench is to provide the most comfortable, universally applicable seating with minimal use of resources and materials. It’s not only a challenging experiment, but also an important principle of sustainable development. The result is a stylish and functional bench with backrest, armrest and seat in just six components that create the mere essence of a bench.
PRODUCT: HÅG Capisco Puls
DESIGNER: Peter Opsvic
HÅG Capisco Puls is a modern and flexible office seating solution that’s based on the legendary saddle-seat chair. The starting point is an in-depth understanding of the body and our need for constant motion. The result: a new office chair specially developed for people like you who work in active, modern office environments.
Finally, a stroller tots will love!
Posted: 03 May 2013 09:27 AM PDT
One problem with current stroller designs is that they do little to appeal to the emotional attachment of the toddlers who ride in them. Most are built around functionalities required by parents, & aesthetics take a back seat. But what’s the point if your kid is miserable riding in it?! After all, happy kids make happy parents! The Strollon stroller taps into the imagination of the child & yet doesn’t sacrifice functionality. It’s so cool you’ll wish you were small enough to ride in it.
The idea was to give kids a stroller experience that makes them feel as if they have their own car, so the design is fit with features like a windscreen, lateral windows, doors, and a sporty exterior. Genius!
Designer: Amir Labidi
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 08:45 AM PDT
The Mercedes Benz Dolphin takes that design cues from the naturally streamlined shape of the aquatic animal, applying lightweight material to its aerodynamic form for maximum efficiency. Powered by a dual-stators maglev DC machine, the lighter and cleaner engine was a natural choice to compliment its focus on environmental friendliness and efficiency. It’s a Flipper-inspired family car of the future!
Designers: Liu Shun, Gao Zhiqiang & Chen Zhilei
2013 iF concept design awards – Shortlisted 100 Announced
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 09:41 AM PDT
The main objective behind the iF concept design awards is to foster young talent and help them bloom. Grooming them to become the next big change in the product design field. 2013 saw some really interesting concepts take vision and follow the unchartered path of innovation. Here is a look at twenty of the most striking projects (out of the 100 shortlisted) this year. The full list is available here.
Jarpet projects the 3D images of pets, and can interact with kids by multi-sensory technology.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 09:29 AM PDT
The Cromatic collection of children’s bedroom furniture blurs the difference between fixed and flexible furnishings in a transformative combination of beds, desk and storage. Kids and parents can customize configurations to their liking with rolling bed and moveable table units that maximize play, work and relaxation space. It’s as functional as it is fun, and teaches us that the line between permanent and portable is not so cut and dry! Check out the vid to see it in action—>
LITERA CORREDERA CROMATIC from Muebles Arasanz on Vimeo.
Posted: 04 Apr 2013 09:00 AM PDT
The Grand Wizard smartphone goes beyond the MP3 playing functionality of other phones, turning the user into a real life mixmaster DJ with turntables and everything! Sure, there’s an app for that… but this is way more fun! The portable mixing station makes it possible to manipulate and produce media using intuitive right and left controls, each dedicated to a track. Make your own remixes while you’re on the go or at any time you’re inspired!
Designer: Yu Hiraoka