It is generally considered a “shame” to use a fork for eating Chinese or Japanese food. Excuse us for not being able to manipulate those sticks easy and eat leisurely at the same time. For people like me, eating with chopsticks could become infinitely easier if the amateur chopsticks wheel from designer Sang-Gyeun Ahn would become more easily available. The “wheel” can be used as a towel holder for table dressing, and when its time comes, be used with chopsticks.
Created by design students at ISD of Valenciennes in France, the Saline Bird motorcycle concept has a powerful and masculine stance, and a very unconventional power source. Envisioned as a racing bike, the concept has a frame made of carbon fiber that props the rider in a position similar to that of a speed skier, enhancing aerodynamics.
Swedish Treehotel won’t put you up in the conventional rooms you’d expect, instead you get to pick from treehouse styled rooms. Each of these tree-house rooms is equipped to suit tastes and requirement, and there’s a fine selection of rooms to choose from.
The beauty of these alphabet chairs and quotation lamps combo is that you can kind of customize and personalize your living space the way you want it. Appropriately named Spell It Out! the collection from Tabisso includes chairs designed in the shape of alphabets from A through Z and numbers 0 to 9. The accompanying lamps are available in various shapes as well, with 25 symbols to choose from. That would make for some sweet customization, or just a healthy dose of typographic beauty.
Designed by Melody Shiue, PreVue is an e-textile based display that allows a visualization of the fetus, a preview, if you will. Expecting mothers can wear the piece of stretchable display technology over their abdominal region, allowing the device to simulate the fetus and display its movements. It would be pretty sweet to see the baby grow, move and… you know, just watch the little sucker go through its day.
No matter how clingy a relationship, having someone sit continuously on the lap can get a bit… uh, uncomfortable. Fret not clingy lovers, for designer Ilian Milinov has come to the rescue. The Hug Chair has basically been designed so lovers can sit close and snuggle, without all that undue physical exhaustion. Well, you could use the extra space for other boring purposes, like using it as a table. But where’s the fun in that?
Twist&Brush is one of those designs you look at and exclaim “Why didn’t anyone think of this before?” The remarkable feature in this design is the handle, that isn’t just a solid shaft, but a tube that can hold the toothpaste. You fill up the tube with toothpaste, rotate the bottom a few notches, and it nudges the paste on to the brush. Simple, convenient and a great tool for frequent travelers. We’re not sure if designer Kawamura Ganjavian intends to put this into production, but there’s no reason why a product like this shouldn’t exist in real life.
An uncountable number of pens have fallen victim to my chewing habbit. It isn’t quite the best thing to do, but somehow I end up nibbling at the pen anyway. Dave Hakkens has come up with an awesome solution for pen nibblers like myself, the edible pen. Seeing that we only make use of the pen’s ink and the rest of it mostly is made for a comfortable hold, Hakkens replaced the conventional plastic case with 22 pieces of edible peppermint flavored candy. Even the ink used in the pen is edible. The pens are made with similar ingredients as candy bracelets, but are harder, more chalky and won’t melt in the hand.
Spore speakers by designer Ron Poon make use of Bluetooth to have the music flowing through these tiny speakers. You could use a number of these speakers so the sound is well distributed throughout the room. The speakers also include a mic, so you can use them for phone conversations as well, while they are connected to the phone. They are more geared towards use with phones, working as speakers and as a handsfree as and when required.
Italian photographer Massimo Gammacurta loves to convert objects and icons into lollipops. Quite a tasty indulgence, with sweetness in the heart. Made for the artist’s conceptual project Lolli-POP, cach of the lollipops in these images has been made with real hard ball candy and represents logos of famed brands.