Tuesday, 1 June 2010

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Illuminating Wood

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 09:11 AM PDT

We’re on some wood kick today. This is awesomely fantastic. Designer Julian Robin designed a tricky piece of furniture. The Cub Lamp looks like a normal block of wood, until you turn it on. The interior of the Cub Lamp is etched with a leaf design. Not sure how large it is but a slight redesign could make it double as a stool.

Designer: Julian Robin

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Cub Lamp by Julian Robin

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The Online Coat Rack

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 09:03 AM PDT

Love me a good coat rack but this is no ordinary Coat Rack. This one connects to the internet and makes suggestions on what jacket to wear by displaying it thru a very cool looking analog barometer. It’s playful and functional. We need more products like this.

Designer: Blair Ross

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The Coat Rack by Blair Ross

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iPhone 4G Future Planning In Solid Wood

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:46 AM PDT

We know the iPhone 4G will soon grace us in about a week (unofficially) but that didn’t stop designers dreaming up awesome peripherals for it. The Wooden Wood dock is future planning for a device that we know you’ll be in line for. If the rumors are true, the mix of metal, plastic, and glass need something more substantial and eco-friendly than an ordinary dock. As Mr. Woodchuck would say, “is it made of … wood?”

Designer: Chris Chan

Wooden Dock for iPhone 4G by Chris Chan

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Folding Specialties Of A Kitchen

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:02 AM PDT

With the InFold Kitchen Concept you can no longer use "lack of space" as an excuse to cram in more appliances or whipping up a gourmet meal. What it's really about is this, a modular wall-mounted kitchen but with everything fold-able. The appliances, sink, cooking platform, chairs, cooking range, all fold up vertically into the length of the wall. This ways, all you ever need is a good sized empty wall and adequate floor space to move around in.

The way we are making advances in modular kitchen layouts, this concept doesn’t seem too farfetched. Only a few tweaks required!

InFold Kitchen is a part of the Electrolux Design Lab Competition.

Designer: Ciprian Frunzeanu

The InFold Kitchen Concept For Electrolux Design Lab by Ciprian Frunzeanu

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Three Seats, Wild Names

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 12:03 AM PDT

Oh my goodness, all you students working your butts off in universities around the world to bring the planet fabulous industrial design, you are amazing. In this post we’ve got a group of just such fabulous hardworking students with three fantastic projects. All of the projects in this post are furniture related, and they’ve all got wild names. And what’s best? They’re all so amazing I’d be daft not to want them sitting in my very own gigantic lake or oceanside home.

I don’t have an oceanside or lakeside home yet, but someday! Right now I’ve probably got enough room for about one of these monstrously cool amalgamations. All are must peek.

1. Atar (the black and white ribbons chairs) Designers: Christian Andrés Parra Sánchez, Juliana Andrea Mosquera. Concept: Gravitational Illusion. A fantasy of optically excellent proportions. These chairs float between naturalistic and industrial on a bed of impossibility.

2. Chair 1 + 1 = 1 (clippers) Designer: : Lily Assicie Muñoz. Concept: Opposed Complementaries. A step by step sort of process sheet made three dimensional with different pieces of chairness. “1 + 1 = 1 means that unities do not make two things but one component.”

3. Inqui (three legged red black white seats) Designers: Demetrio Collazos. Weird, strange, odd beings with a zipper underneath to insert or take out the padding that makes the whole thing work. The greatest excellence in aesthetics here is the zipper color accent. Totally fabulous.

Designer: Students from Icesi University

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Furniture Design by students from University of Icesi, Cali Colombia

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The One Hand Baby Feeder

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 12:02 AM PDT

For those about to feed their babies solid food, congratulations on that giant move into the future! Soon Jr will be chowing down on pizza rolls and soy burger bites like a real teenager adult! But first, there’s an age where you’ve got to hold the baby at the same time as you’ve got to hold the spoon. Feed the child using this lovely bowl right here. It’s called the “Baby Dipper,” and it’s truly for those with the most squirmiest of little ones.

This bowl has a non-slip base, contoured interior, spoon-shaped lower corner, and colorful transparent sides. BPA-free, phthalate free, lead free, and PVC free.

Made for the littlest chompers to those kids moving on up the food chain. And if all these features weren’t enough, this bowl’s made with Eastman TritanTM copolyester. That’s a really rocking plastic with “superior clarity, dishwasher durability and toughness.”

Most fabulous bowl for kiddies.

Designer: Barbara Schantz

Baby Dipper by Barbara Schantz

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Handwash with Just a Shot

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 12:01 AM PDT

It’s the future. Don’t kid yourself – even though there’s no flying cars or Sprocket dogs or anything, we’re in the future. Do you know what that means? That means we’ve gotta be basically saving what we’ve got left before we’re so far down in resources that it’s just silly. So what’s to be done? Let’s start right here with water. This is a project called “Misting”, a hand-washing station that uses no more than a shot glass of water per handwash.

The fun bit of the process of designing this project had to have been the testing phase, as it was done primarily with pressurized air and paint sprayers. You can see just a clip of this in the second image in the gallery. The same concept is used in this project as is used in that sprayer, as the water is actually misted on the hands of the user, allowing the water to hit maximum efficiency when you’re talking about usage.

steps of conventional running tap (15sec):

- wet hand

- soap and lather

- rinse off soap

- dry hand with towel or paper towel



steps of misting (15sec):

- wet hand (pressurized air and water)

- soap and lather

- rinse off soap (presurized air and water)

- hand dryer (pressurized air)

Suigarto notes that these stations are just for handwashing at the moment, but the concept could eventually work for other things like showers, sinks, etc. Then there’s the thought of cost, since these Misting stations wouldn’t be standard at first, they’d be more expensive to install than your average fountain. But as I’m sure you’ve guessed, the shotglass of water concept in the Misting station could easily very quickly pay in otherwise used water for the amount that it cost to install initially.

Below you’ll see a wheelchair-accessable Misting station, a walking-accessable Misting station with a picture of a test model (aka a pressurized air paint sprayer), and a blown-up view of a Misting station. I just love blown-up views, don’t you?

Designer: Christian Sugiharto

Misting handwashing system by Christian Sugiharto

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