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Design

B.B. Billosaur Piggy Bank

B.B. Billosaur Piggy Bank
$39  Buy Comment

Designed by Le Mouton Noir & Co, B.B. Billosaur is no ordinary piggy bank. He doesn’t accept coins – his mohawk of holes only accepts bills. He comes with corks should you want to seal his head.

Bdoja Handwoven Chair

Bdoja Handwoven Chair
$2800  Buy Comment

Designer Amaya Gutierrez drew inspiration from her home in Oaxaca, Mexico for this comfy looking handwoven chair. A team in LA uses Oaxacan knitting techniques to give the chair its unique look.

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6ft 6in Lamp

6ft 6in Lamp
$1,050  Buy Comment

A sculptural lamp with gangly legs rocking wooden Jordans and packaged in a wooden shoebox. 6ft 6in is an homage to His Airness made by artist Kimou Meyer aka Grotesk. It’s really just 30″ tall though.

Hug Me Collection

Hug Me Collection

A collection of avant garde menswear inspired by hugs and the need for human connection. Made by Chan Si Leong as a project at the London College of Fashion. Photos by Sara Pista.

Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly

Are you a neat freak? Then Austin Radcliffe’s photography blog might become your online happy place. Radcliffe’s collection features a wide variety of things (and people) organized neatly.

Umbra T-Shirt Display

Umbra T-Shirt Display
$40  Buy Link Comment

The T-frame display makes any t-shirt special, whether it’s one autographed by your favorite athlete or just the one you wore yesterday. Designed by Caleb Ferris & Prakhar Mehrotra.

Gigabot Large Format 3D Printer

Gigabot Large Format 3D Printer
$2,500++  Pledge Comment

re:3D’s Gigabot 3D printer has a build volume of 24 cu.in., significantly larger than other prosumer and desktop 3D printers, so you can print larger items or print multiple small ones at once.

Inflatable Concrete Tent

Inflatable Concrete Tent

A unique tent that’s made out of canvas soaked in concrete. The tent is relatively flexible and compact when dry, but it transforms into a sturdy structure when it’s soaked in water and inflated.

Kai Table

Kai Table

Designed by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara, the Kai is a lounge table that’s filled with asymmetrical drawers and cupboards. Contact Hirakoso to order. Images by Takumi Ota.

Cykla Bike Concept

Cykla Bike Concept

A three-in-one bike by Mika Becktor, the Cykla can quickly switch between cruiser, road, and commuter modes using an adjustable frame and seat. We also like the integrated lighting, and open spoke design.

Founders Playing Cards

Founders Playing Cards
$13++  Pledge Comment

Casino-quality playing cards illustrated with the likenesses of America’s most influential founders by The Department of Design. Though we do find it ironic that Washington is King. (Thanks Tyler!)

Typographic Word Chess Pieces

Typographic Word Chess Pieces
~$280  Buy Comment

Taking a more literal approach than just using first letters, these 3D-printed chess pieces use the full name of each piece as an integral part of their design. Be sure to order both black and white sets.

Pantone Pairings

Pantone Pairings

Not everyone gets thrilled by seeing well-matched colors, but we’re sure we can all appreciate these food swatches made by designer David Schwen. Prints coming soon. Aaaand we’re hungry.

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Cheater’s Pool Table

Cheater’s Pool Table

PoolLiveAid detects the table, cue and ball and then provides a virtual overlay of the ball’s trajectory. We’re not sure if it takes into account the strength and angle of the strike though.

Foldable Animal Lampshades

Foldable Animal Lampshades
$48  Buy Comment

Design collective mostlikely’s 3D lampshades come in a variety of animal heads and shapes that you fold and glue together yourself. They can be floor, desk, pendant or even head mounted.

The Stooler

The Stooler

Similar to the Tick Clip, Andrea Carulla’s The Stooler lets you turn almost any object into a seat. It consists of four wooden legs attached to a pair of flexible straps. Contact Utoopic to order.

Blackbraid Bicycle

Blackbraid Bicycle

Despite its menacing appearance, the Blackbraid bicycle weighs less than 11lbs. Made by PG-Bikes in collaboration with Munich Composites, the bike’s frame is made from braided carbon fiber.

Original CIA Argo Poster

Original CIA Argo Poster
$55  Buy Comment

Vandal Factory is doing a limited run of screenprints of the Argo poster used by Ben Affleck the CIA for the “Canadian Caper”. Act fast, you can only order until Midnight EST, Sunday 2/24/13.

The Worker Lamp

The Worker Lamp

Pascal Howe’s The Worker is a 13ft. high lamp that looks like a huge construction toy (or a construction tool dropped at an alien landing site). Keep tabs on Howe’s Facebook page for purchase info.

Tiny Chalkboard Pin

Tiny Chalkboard Pin
$6  Buy Comment

This 3″ metal button can be tacked onto your shirt, coat or backpack, and lets you share your doodles and thoughts with the world. Comes with chalk, eraser and magnets for hanging it on your fridge.

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Classified Moto Lamps

Classified Moto Lamps
$229-$429  Buy Comment

Custom bike shop Classified Moto puts some of its surplus parts to good use by turning them into lamps. The parts come from 70s and 80s Japanese motorcycles and still bear dings and dents from use.

Google Glass: How it Feels

Google Glass: How it Feels

A first person perspective look at how the current prototype of Google Glass is used. Even better, Google is offering a limited trial run of Google Glass for select U.S. residents. More info here.

Inside Skate

Inside Skate
$350  Buy Comment

Part of Didi Dunphy’s Recess Collection, Inside Skates are skateboards with colorful upholstery. They make for a great conversation piece, but are also good for skating indoors. Video here.

Desk Bed Concept

Desk Bed Concept

1.6 S.M. of Life is a concept desk that transforms into a bed. Athanasia Leivaditou says the idea came to her after studying and working in New York. Or maybe she just saw an episode of Seinfeld.

Marie Bean Bag Chair

Marie Bean Bag Chair

Antoinnete Bader updates the bean bag by adding triangular leather pads on its upper half, providing a classier look and making it adaptable to various sitting positions. More here.

Hidden Log Drawer

Hidden Log Drawer

We’ve already seen similar designs before, but Mark Moskovitz’ Facecord drawer is a more rustic take on the natural camouflage offered by stacks of wood. Contact Mark for sales inquiries.

Emergency Bench

Emergency Bench

We already have inflatable mattresses, so why not an inflatable bench? Jamie Wolfond can rely on his quirky concept in case of a seating emergency. Its legs can be removed for easy packing.

Bicycled Bikes

Bicycled Bikes

Conceived by creative agency LOLA Madrid, Bicycled is series of unique, handmade bicycles made from old car parts found in junkyards. Sign up to get on the waiting list for one. (Thanks Elias!)

Lumio Lamp

Lumio Lamp
$95+  Pledge Comment

Lumio borrows from the form of a book. Its body is made of Tyvek, while the cover is made of wood with neodymium magnets inside. The lamp also has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8 hours.

All Black Playing Cards

All Black Playing Cards
$10  Buy Comment

We already have more decks of cards than a Vegas Blackjack table, but we’re going to have to grow our collection with these all-black PVC cards, decorated with creepy polygonal royals and a skeleton Joker.

Bay Lights Project

Bay Lights Project

Tired of the Golden Gate getting all the attention, the Bay Lights Project will outfit one side of the San Francisco Bay Bridge with 25,000 LEDs to turn the landmark into the largest light sculpture yet.

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