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Design

Battery Clock

Battery Clock

Giha Woo’s Front & Back concept makes batteries even more crucial in making a clock work by using them as the hour and minute hands as well. Any more minimalistic and we’ll have a sundial.

Longreach Buoyancy Bazooka

Longreach Buoyancy Bazooka

Dyson Award winner Samuel Adeloju’s Longreach Buoyancy Deployment System is an expanding foam device that quickly reaches drowning victims, helping them stay afloat so rescue can respond.

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Secret Stash Project

Secret Stash Project

Yiting Cheng modified everyday objects and turned them into secret stashes, hiding in plain sight. Some of them are near pointless, but the furniture is elegant and very functional.

Polaroid Coasters

Polaroid Coasters

Just Noey creates these clever ceramic coasters, inspired by Polaroid instant pics. Each one features the artist’s original images, digitally transferred and coated with a 100% waterproof glaze.

Paul Rand Retrospective

Paul Rand Retrospective

A short film created for Paul Rand‘s posthumous induction into the One Club Hall of Fame. Rand is responsible for many iconic logos, including the IBM, Westinghouse, ABC, and the classic UPS logo.

Original Models

Original Models

Photographer Dan Forbes and Wired put together this gallery of early prototypes of iconic gadgets and gizmos. From the super-soaker to the Atari 2600, their beginnings are humble.

AlessiTab Tablet

AlessiTab Tablet

Italy’s Alessi is working on a sleek tablet based on Android 2.1. It will offer a 10.1″ HD touchscreen, fast access to the web, widgets, and other apps. Also, a DVB tuner for countries that support it.

Pantone Visa Cards

Pantone Visa Cards

Show off your favorite PANTONE color, while simultaneously racking up spurious debt with these colorful credit cards, currently available in colors from the Spring 2011 fashion color report.

Super Deluxe Vending Machine

Super Deluxe Vending Machine

The Semi-Automatic vending machine at the Hudson is stocked with a curated combination of guest necessities and luxury items, including Paul Smith toothbrushes and a red Ferrari 599 GTB.

Horsey Bike

Horsey Bike

Shortlisted in Designboom’s Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010, Eungi Kim’s concept bicycle add-on doesn’t add functionality; it adds a unicorn’s body. We think we have a winner here.

Silhouette Typography Posters

Silhouette Typography Posters

Like peanut butter and chocolate, we are enjoying the combo of typography with iconic pop culture references from Jerod Gibson; it’s also a great way to remember your movie quotes. (Thanks James!)

Dock Everything

Dock Everything

Designer Yaser Alhamyari has a few gadgets to dock, so he came up with The Docking and Storage Base, which not only holds your iMac, but docks, syncs and charges up to 3 additional devices.

Zotac Zbox Mini PC

Zotac Zbox Mini PC

The sleek and sexy HD-ID33 and HD-ID34 compact PCs measure just about 7.4″ x 11″ x 1.5″, run an efficient 1.8GHz Atom D525 CPU, nVidia Ion graphics chipset, Blu-ray and an HDMI output.

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John Beck Industrial Furniture

John Beck Industrial Furniture

John Beck Paper & Steel produces dramatic, industrial styled furniture and lighting using (sometimes shotgun-blasted) steel, with a sprinkle of reclaimed wood and eco concrete.

Flying Carpet Sofa

Flying Carpet Sofa

Made by Tonio de Roover, East meets West are a couple of sofas made of steel, plywood, velcro and Persian carpets. We’re wondering how comfortable they are to sit on – or if they can really fly.

The Scubster

The Scubster

This 11.5ft-long pedal-powered submarine can go as fast as 5mph and as deep as 20ft. The current design’s problem is a vital one though – there’s no on-board oxygen supply.

The Walking Table

The Walking Table

We want Wouter Scheublin’s Walking Table concept so bad. Not only does it take the hassle out of rearranging furniture – a gentle push or pull and it springs to life – it also looks really awesome.

Steelcase Node School Desk

Steelcase Node School Desk

The Steelcase Node school desk, available in 12 colors, takes ye olde high school desk/chair combo and modernizes it with improved ergonomics, integrated mobility and simple, no-tool assembly.

LDN and NYC Bicycles

LDN and NYC Bicycles

Biomega is offering 2 new bikes: LDN, with a wishbone shaped one piece carbon fiber frame by Ross Lovegrove, and the aluminum framed NYC by KiBiSi, with nontraditional carbon fiber belt drive.

TruFocals Glasses

TruFocals Glasses

While most of you guys are probably too young to need bifocals or reading glasses, you may be able to completely avoid them thanks to these new high-tech glasses with an adjustable focus slider.

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OO!2 Lighting Collection

OO!2 Lighting Collection

These sleek OO!2 Circular lights from Teun Fleskens emit ambient light from the edges of the circles and can be used as hanging or tabletop lamps. Offered in acrylic or wood veneer finish.

The Pratt Home Office

The Pratt Home Office

West Elm challenged 2 teams of ID students at the Pratt Institute to create eco-friendly office furniture using FSC certified materials; the resulting Pratt home office collection oozes responsible chic.

Levitating Float Table

Levitating Float Table

The Float Table from RockPaperRobot has a matrix of steel cables that hold its 64 cube structure in place. Made of PVC, magnets and secrets, it’s fully customizable in size and shape. (Thanks Larry!)

Leaf Personal Light

Leaf Personal Light

Yves Béhar’s striking LED Leaf light for Herman Miller allows the user to control the intensity and light color (warm or cool) by sliding a finger along a groove in the lamp base. (Thanks Ron!)

Botta Solus Watch

Botta Solus Watch

Featuring a minimal one-handed display, each Solus is crafted from a hefty titanium case, and powered by a Swiss-made Ronda movement. Available with either a Titanium or Leather band.

Bent Hands Clock

Bent Hands Clock

Designed by Giha Woo and Shingoeun, this ingenious clock can simultaneously tell time across the globe, thanks to a spiraling hour hand with dots marking the time in multiple countries.

ARC Rescue Chopper

ARC Rescue Chopper

Designer Leong Huang Zi envisions a future in which his duo-fan propeller aircraft is saving lives. While this concept military chopper will probably never see the light of day, we still think it’s cool.

Foosball Coat Racks

Foosball Coat Racks

Table-top jocks will love these foosball coat racks. They come in two, four or five-figure models. The figures can even be painted with the jersey of your choice. Rugby variant also available.

Threadless x Dell

Threadless x Dell

Dell Design Studio has partnered up with Threadless to create a series of cool artist-designed netbooks and laptops. 11 designs are on the way, but the first few are already available.

Kameha Grand Hotel

Kameha Grand Hotel

The Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn features stylish avant-garde public spaces and rooms by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, a glittering glass façade and stunning views of the Rhine.

Solar Camera Strap

Solar Camera Strap

Weng Jie has designed an excellent camera strap that features thin solar films across the width of the strap to harness solar energy and charge your camera when out clicking away in the field.

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