These funky tablelamps from Italamp are “inspired by the art and seduction of women’s clothing,” and of course are quite attractive, given their style. The lamps are available in many colors and a whole lot of alluring shapes.
Mini has taken wraps off its Rocketman concept, which is scheduled for an official debut at the Geneva Motor Show. At just about 11 feet long, the tiny car uses a unique 3+1 seating arrangement, and keeps its focus on being light and mini. To stay light, the concept uses a carbon spaceframe, weight reducing wheels, and an enclosed surface structure to reduce drag. Apparently, the car is high on efficiency as well, claiming about 78mpg on the American cycle.
Designer Vanessa Hordies has created this super creative Night Night bedside lamp that makes good use of an hourglass as well. The lamp has a wooden base with a lamp located in the glass top. As the sand trickles over the lamp, it gradually dims the light by gradually covering the lamp in sand, covering it up as the user drifts to sleep.
First presented at the Geneva Motor show in 1961, the legenary Jaguar E-type will turn 50 this year. To mark the occasion, a Swiss businessman asked Vizualtech to design a car based on the legend of the E-type, and thus was born the Growler E 2011. The concept is based on the Jaguar XKR, getting power from a supercharged 5.0l V8 that pumps out 600hp. Chassis of the car has a carbon fiber core, while the body is mostly made from composites, keeping the weight low and allowing the car to hit 62mph in under four seconds.
Linje Espressomaker was designed by Husby, Audun Grimstad, Åsne Kydland and Mariko Kurioka Rohde, with the idea of introducing Scandinavian design touches to the Espressomaker, a world they find to be greatly under Italian influence. Counting of wood as an expression of Nordic design, the Espressomaker was created with layers of Poplar wood glued together and sanded down.
If a name like Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda doesn’t help, this concept clock at least has its minimalist looks going for it. A concept from Swedish design student Maria Bergström, the clock intends to make you give up on the procrastination and actually get some work done. You put colorful, leather-covered magnets on the clock’s face to mark time for appointments, meetings or other things. If you happen to be running late, the minute hand will nudge the magnet forward and let you know.
FlapFlap floating lamp appears to levitate in total defiance of gravity. However, the secret of levitation is the oldest trick in the book, the wire supports. We get that part, but why is the furniture levitating as well? Someone call the exorcist. Designed by Büro für Form, Germany the lamp is priced at $265.
Furniture in the Kalab Exhibition is a collection of military surplus and “souvenirs.” That of course means the living room is going to be a battlefield, with all those military items lying around. Inspired by the Israeli conflict, the furniture intends to show the mix of military and civilian life. The influence comes through with vases made out of bomb shells, ashtrays made from extinct bullets and a sofa stacked like a dugout.
Lunar Cubit pyramid is the winner of the United Arab Emirates design competition and is likely to be built in Abu Dhabi. The concept proposes a pyramid capable of turning sunlight into electrical energy, enough to power 250 homes. Designed with proportions similar to those of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the central pyramid would be 50 meters high, and surrounded by 42 royal cubits, each of which is 22 meters high. The Lunar Cubit structures would be made from glass and amorphous silicon, and would be open to visitors.