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Solar Powered IDEA: Lighting that Orbits Your Home

In what appears to be a piece of lighting that might just take flight and start orbiting the room at any given moment, Japanese IDEA is offering up a very space-age solar-powered ambient orb.

The Origin Washstand Gets You Back to Nature

Inspired by the meandering currents of natural streams and rivers,  members of the NOTHING Design Group offer their latest creation, the Origin Washstand.

A Thousand Strands of Light: Altrove Lighting

Into the ethereal realm we go with the lastest new lighting from Artemide, called Altrove.  From designer Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Altrove can be used as either a decorative wall or ceiling light.

New Concepts in Water Conservation: the Reduce-Your-Use Bathmat

This year's finalists for INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge conceptualized a bathmat that inuits when you need water and when you to cut you off.

Get Wired with the Outlet Wall

Tangled cables and cords got you down?  Behold the outlet wall - a vast expanse of space dedicated to the detangling of cords and the electrifying of electronics.

 

 


Inflatable Furniture Gets an Upgrade with 'Via Lattea'

Italian furniture design company Meritalia must love their pasta, because they've gone so far as to construct "raviolis made of air" in their new inflatable line, 'Via Lattea'.

Turn Up the Heat with the Oven Re-Constructed

Are you disinclined to use your oven in the summer months due to the invevitable heat that pours forth, seemingly for hours after your meal has finished and the dishes are done? Ciprian Frunzeanu may have devised a clever solution to summertime oven woes with his tiny Oven Re-Constructured design.

Indoor Gardening Flipped: The Sky Planter

Patrick Morris has turned indoor gardening on its head with his revolutionary Sky Planter design, which allows plants to literally grow upside down.

Furniture that Eats Itself: The Auto-Cannibalistic Table

Who knew inanimate pieces of furniture could turn into savage cannibals? The Auto-Cannibalistic Table is a table designed to gradually eat itself.

Personalize Your Walls With Paintable OLED Tiles

It seems there is an innate desire of children and adults to, at some point in their lives, take a crayon, can of spray paint or a marker and draw on a wall somewhere.  Thanks to lighting artist Shane Crozier, that desire need not be sublimated any longer!

 

 

Paper Landscapes Cover New Ground in Lighting Design

Paper Landscapes is a lighting design project from New York artist Marcus Tremonto, inspired from topographic digital technology.

 

All Tied Up: The Fattie Chair by Tracy Deramus

Stumped as to what to buy dear old dad for Father's Day?  Well, here's an idea:  The Fattie Chair by Tracy Deramus, a chair whose seat and back are constructed of neckties.

The Personalized Commode: Toilet Pages

Designer Jan Ctvrtnik has devised a solution to all the ails of a shared toilet. Read on to find out how.

 


Kurage Fiber Optic Lamp by Sschemata

Japanese Sschemata architecture office has designed the third generation of their fiber optic lamp, the loopy and winding Kurage.

Text-ile Chair: Taking Keyboards Out of Con-text

The amount of tech waste produced each year is astounding. To put some of the discarded goods to use, designers Dante Bonnucelli and Lamm put together this Text-ile Chair, made from old keyboards.

 

 

Sebastian Errazuriz's Flipping Wall Shelves

As space is usually an issue most people grapple with at some point, somewhere in their domains, it's always a pleasure to find a way to utilize it in aesthetically pleasing and effecient ways.  Repisa N5 by Sebastian Errazuriz does just that. 

Ameba: New Shapes in Lighting

Designed by Pete Sans for Vibia, Ameba is a modular hanging light structure with a size and shape that are totally customizable.

'The Idea of a Tree': Solar-Powered Furniture Making Machine

For DMY Berlin Design Festival 09, Viennese designers Mishcer'Traxler showed off their amazing furniture-making machine that runs on solar power.  Sounds crazy? Read on for the details.

Paris' Own Bears Cave: a Project by Paul Coudamy

Didn't think you would find a bear's cave smack dab in the urban landscape of the second arrondissement of Paris, France, did you?  Well, Paul Coudamy, French architect, has re-envisioned the urban jungle to include the wild of the forest with the Bears Cave, a revamped office space for his client, an internet company called Bearstech. 

Robert Hoffman's Modular Lighting Hits Home

German design student Robert Hoffman has designed a series of modular lights for the DMY 2009 International Design Festival in Berlin.