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iPad “Tank Case” by Andrea Ponti

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 8, 2013
Aptly titled, the “Tank Case” was created by Italian designer Andrea Ponti with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. Crafted from anti-shock aluminum, the case takes into account all elements and edges of the iPad’s structure...

Marc Jacobs Road Rash Skate Deck

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 7, 2013
Constantly expanding his repertoire within uncharted creative lands, luxury designer Marc Jacobs presents his latest street-chic foray into the world of skateboarding with the Road Rash Skate Deck. Following his very recent appointment to the Creativ...

Dyson Airblade Tap

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 6, 2013
Dyson has literally changed the way you visit the restroom with its inventive Airblade Tap. Designed for use in public spaces, the tap combines both a faucet and hand dryer into one fixture, meaning users can both wash and dry their hands without mis...

Pharaoh Pendant Light by Hulger for Lightyears

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 6, 2013
Hulger presented this innovative new lighting fixture at the Stockholm Furniture Fair as its first ever design commission for Danish lighting company, Lightyears. The ‘Pharaoh,’ a hanging pendant housing that looks curiously like an erlen...

Dent Chair by Studio o4i for Bla Station

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 6, 2013
Swedish furniture designers Studio o4i and Bla Station come together to produce a very innovative and certainly unusual looking piece of furniture, fittingly named the ‘Dent Chair.’ The chairs are formed using layers of ash wood that have...

Orange22 Design Lab Minimal Float Wall Desk

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 5, 2013
Noting that a workspace can be created wherever a person sees fit, the Minimal Float Wall Desk from Orange22 Design Lab mounts easily to any wall-type to create a multi-use desk or display shelf. Designed by Dario Antonioni, a clever use of geometry...

Homework Table by Tomas Kral

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 31, 2013
Slovakian designer Tomas Kral’s Homework Table employs a “moat-like” design as a charming and inventive way to organize and accommodate the necessities of the working creative. Fabricated from aluminum and ash, the metal periphery i...

The United Center Michael Jordan Statue Blueprint

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 31, 2013
Eighteen years since the unveiling of the United Center Michael Jordan statue, a rare blueprint of the statue has been made public. Showing the measurements as well as the planning involved, the blueprint is a testament to the work put in by sculptor...

A 1,000-Piece Dieter Rams Braun Design Collection is Up for Sale

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 28, 2013
If you have an extra €350,000 EUR (approximately $471,379 USD) laying around, a private owner has put up a 1,000-piece Dieter Rams/Braun collection that was individually created and curated between 1955-1985. Featuring many groundbreaking domestic ap...

Beaver Pencil Sharpener by Rodrigo Torres for Alessi

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 26, 2013
Italian design label Alessi has teamed up with Milan-based artist Rodrigo Torres for this miniature chrome-plated beaver. Created for Maison & Object Paris 2013, the tiny paperweight doubles as a pencil sharpener for a humorous take on the wood-c...

Albam x antikmodern Pop-Up Shop Interview

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 24, 2013
Since January 18, vintage furniture curator antikmodern has hosted a pop-up shop at clothier Albam’s Upper Street location in London. The retailer’s basement currently houses a selection of mid-century as well as modern furniture pieces a...

designaffairs STUDIO’s Fully Transparent Clarity Bike

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 23, 2013
designaffairs STUDIO’s fully transparent Clarity Bike takes advantage of an advanced polymer which combines high impact resistance, lightweight properties, and a gentle flexibility that usually would only be expected on an old Italian steel fra...

ALEAF Chaise Lounge

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 23, 2013
Designed as both a flexible chaise lounge and an armchair, the ALEAF Chaise Lounge makes use of a continuous, flowing structure ideal for either work or relaxation. The hybrid was envisioned by the duo of Michele Franzina and Venezia Homedesign and m...

Signal Snowboards x Leatherman Snowboarding Tools

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 21, 2013
Signal Snowboards enlists the help of multi-tool expert Leatherman to create two models of snowboard tools, the Hail and the Rime. The carabiner-shaped tools feature a scraping edge, #3 flat/Phillips head bit, headphone wrap, lace assist, headphone s...

Designer Ewan Yap Explores the Principles of “BIG BRAND THEORY”

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 17, 2013
In a fascinating exploration of brand logo strength, Kuala Lumpur-based designer Ewan Yap presents the “BIG BRAND THEORY.” How big is your brand? The recognizability of a brand’s logo may well be a pertinent measure of its strength....