Cake Stand shelf
Each designer or agency office should be filled with creative and innovative gadgets that surprise our clients and stimulate the imagination. A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos. This will not make you a better designer, but looks are important, specially in front of your clients. Are you a good designer?
Bamboo Dry Erase Board
What's in my bag Feb/Mar 2010
Razer TRON Gaming Keyboard
Color scanning pen
zipper earphones Designer Ji Woong creates an interesting earphone concept that prevents inconvenient tangles that can also potentially damage the earphone itself. The common solution in order to prevent earphone tangles is to use cables that are flat rather than round and YI earphone mimics that idea by forming a flat figure when “zipped” up. The controls on the zipper is a nice touch and I can imagine that this design could be quite fashionable if marketed well. via Yanko
Cute card holding iPhone case, iPUP by KON If you’ve been looking for an all-in-one solution for a card case and an iPhone case, check out South Korean design agency KON’s iPUP for iPhone 4 & 4S. Often, a multi-purpose smartphone case can be bulky and unattractive but KON’s (Knock of Neverland) iPUP presents itself as a cute puppy always guarding not just your precious phone but your various cards as well. You can adopt an iPUP in 5 different colors ($30) at KON Store.
Timely Steeping I am in love with the Tea-time tea steeper for its intuitive design and simplistic interaction between tea leaves, water and steeping time! A flipping action, akin to starting the timer, sets the tea making process into action. Loose tealeaves and hot water do their steeping business and the ready tea slowly trickles down to the bottom beaker. The timer/filter hold back the leaves and your cuppa is ready to sip! A point to note is that designer Pengtao Yu has used a spring loaded timer to keep the product low-tech and traditional.
Wanted: The Most Minimal Chair in the World The German furniture firm Vitra is usually known for high-end stuff you'd pass down through the generations. But they've gone into a completely different--and strange--direction with Chairless, a "seating device for the modern nomad." Designed by Alejandro Aravena, it's simply a strap that you put around your knees and back. So that you can lean back, with maximum comfort. Apparently, Aravena was inspired by a similar strap he saw being used by an Ayoreo Indian. Naturally, a part of the proceeds will be used to support the Foundation for Paraguayan Indian Communities.
Katrin Greiling" /> Unlike most of her peers on the hotshot contemporary design scene, Katrin Greiling doesn't live in Sweden or Denmark or the Netherlands. Sure, her works are sometimes bought by rich Middle Easterners. But she's not exporting Scandinavian style abroad. Rather, she lives in Dubai, and she's a pioneer in bridging modernism and the Middle East--part of a new generation hoping to entice contemporary Arabs with products drawn from their own history. Specifically, Greiling is obsessed with the nomadic Bedouins, and she creates furniture inspired by their way of life. Modern Middle East (Bedouin inspired)
wine bottle hanger