This Log Chop Bench is a one-off piece defined by one very unconventional process (to say the least). Designers David Long & Antoine Morris avoided concrete blueprints & lent their ax, log, & minimal sketches to a professional Lumberjill (you heard me) who carved out seat spaces with surgical precision.
Sometimes trying to plug a cord into a wall socket is like an adult version of that children’s toy where you have to match the shapes up to get them to fit. No, it shouldn’t be difficult but imagine what it’s like for the disabled and vision impaired. Baek Kil Hyun’s solution is modifying the traditional prongs into two half-hemspheric rings
Designer Jongwoo Choi believes traditional knives are not suitable for elderly because the center of mass is located at the rear when people push down. His solution – the Swing Capsule kitchen knife. The handle can rotate up and over the blade creating a more centered balance while keeping your fingers safely away.
This interactive watch by Julien Moise uses the wearer’s own renewable wind energy to power it’s icy blue display.
While I think industrial style is becoming a little played out (thanks to big nationwide retailers), I do appreciate an authentic reclaimed piece especially when it’s been sourced locally. The guys over at Unite Two Design have got it down! Using re-purposed materials, ranging from farmhouse beams to old machinery, the Farmpunk line of furniture is a modern twist on the style but also maintains that rough industrial charm.
I have a strange pet peeve- I hate when people display things on top of their coffee tables.
Dear Alan, Apple will love you for your Gaming Pod concept and gamers like me who can’t live without the iPhone for this very reason, will worship you. I hope you can refine it enough to make it a CKIE project