• Me-Mover Trike Can Carve Corners, Climb Inclines And Fold Into The Size Of A Rolling Briefcase

    Me-Mover Trike Can Carve Corners, Climb Inclines And Fold Into The Size Of A Rolling Briefcase

    We’ve seen plenty of quirky tricycle designs around these parts, from recumbent drifters to standing mini-trikes, all aimed as an alternative personal transport machine. Out of all these, though, I feel like the Me-Mover has the most potential to offer a real alternative to traditional bicycles for urban transport. Described as a “personal active transporter” that’s designed for city use, the ride looks like a kick scooter with two separate footpads and three wheels. It doesn’t use conventional pedals like many trikes we’ve [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Tuckaway Stand Is A Neat Attempt At Hiding All Your Home Theater And Gaming Gear Behind The TV

    Tuckaway Stand Is A Neat Attempt At Hiding All Your Home Theater And Gaming Gear Behind The TV

    TV wall mounts are awesome, setting your TV up at ideal viewing angles while using up zero floor space in the living room. But what if somebody’s not happy with TV wall mounts because their HDMI-connected accessories still has to go on a nearby desk, but isn’t quite enthused with what TV stands offer either? Well, maybe that person can pick up one of these Tuckaways. Described as “a superior alternative to other TV stands and wall mounts,” it’s a [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Design Deck: Learn Graphic Design While Playing Solitaire

    Design Deck: Learn Graphic Design While Playing Solitaire

    Want to read up on graphic design, but don’t have the time to invest in poring over a 300-page textbook?  Join the club.  What if there was a way you can passively learn the subject while playing poker with the boys or practicing close-up magic tricks?  That’s exactly what the Design Deck, a fully-functional deck of playing cards that double as graphic design lessons, hopes to provide. Like other playing card decks, each of the card faces feature a corresponding [...]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Fotobit Lets You Easily Build Sweet Looking Wall Mounted Photo Mosaics

    Fotobit Lets You Easily Build Sweet Looking Wall Mounted Photo Mosaics

    There’s no shortage of framing options for mounting photographs and prints up a wall.  So much so that you really have to question whether we need another.  Despite that, we can’t help but be fans of Fotobit’s expandable frame system. Sized to hold a 4 x 4 print, it makes an ideal frame for showcasing printouts of your favorite Instagram photos.  Of course, hanging a sole 4 x 4 print up an empty wall doesn’t sound like a great way [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Imagine a Segway (okay, an electric Vespa Segway).  Take away the electric drivetrain, replace it with a bicycle’s gear mechanism, and make the riders stand on the integrated pedals rather than a designated footpad.  That’s exactly what they did with the Halfbike. We’re not exactly sure how to describe it.  Is it a trike with neither a seatpost nor a handlebar?  is it a manual Segway?  Is it a toddler’s bike that’s been rigged to ride full grown adults upright?  [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Sure, you can attach some of those adhesive hooks on the back of the bathroom door to give yourself extra facilities for hanging towels and other garments, but we have a feeling you’ll end up needing even more space shortly down the line.  The Hinge N Hang offers a more expandable alternative. A multi-purpose towel bar, it installs conveniently right on the door hinge, so there’s no need to work with hammers, adhesives, and screwdrivers.  Once mounted, it gives users [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Cliq Magnetic Hangers Trade In Hooks For Magnets

    Cliq Magnetic Hangers Trade In Hooks For Magnets

    We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: everything is better with magnets.  Apparently, the same holds true even with the traditional clothes hanger and the Cliq, a hanger that trades in hooks for magnets, proves it. Made by Flow Design, the hangers feature a minimalist design that eliminates the bottom of the frame, so you can use it to hang suits and shirts, but not ties and towels like you do with your regular-shaped ManHangers.  Because it ditches the [...]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Dice Reinvented: Doublesix Dice Gives Same 1 to 6 Odds While Allowing Easier Rolls

    Dice Reinvented: Doublesix Dice Gives Same 1 to 6 Odds While Allowing Easier Rolls

    From children’s board games to casino craps tables to carnival hucksters, the traditional six-sided die is a constant and familiar presence. And it has largely gone unchanged, despite the fact that a cube is a horrible design for something intended to be rolled along a flat surface. The Doublesix Dice is an attempt to redesign the classic, offering the same odds for each number to turn up, all while rolling a lot easier over surfaces. Instead of a cube, the [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Smart And Useful Design Of The Day: thingCharger

    Smart And Useful Design Of The Day: thingCharger

    Wall outlets have been ready for a redesign for the longest time, with the whole new host of charging needs present in our modern times. The thingCharger is an adapter that ensures you’re up to snuff, offering a selection of charging options fit for 21st century households. A modern charging station, it plugs straight into a two-slot wall outlet, acting as a replacement unit for your old pre-mobile-era power outlets without any complicated installation. It offers the same two slots [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Loopits Stash Your Gear On Wall-Mounted Elastic Bands

    Loopits Stash Your Gear On Wall-Mounted Elastic Bands

    We never run out of a need for wall-mounted storage fixtures. And while a shelf (or, our personal fave, many foldable shelves) can definitely take care of many needs, we’d rather skip the elaborate mounting and installation if we can in favor of something simpler like Loopits. A simple customizable mounted storage, it uses a large elastic band to create a holster of sorts, ready to sandwich any object you put between its soft, stretchy material against any surface. You [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Booktree Perches Your Books Along Its Branches

    Booktree Perches Your Books Along Its Branches

    Looking for book shelves that can decorate as much as serve as extra storage areas around the house?   If bringing a little of the outdoors into your home will suit your current decor, we have a feeling you’ll gladly welcome the Booktree. Designed by Kostas Syrtariotis, it received some attention a while back as a beautiful bookshelf design that looks perfect for children’s libraries and homes that want to add a little character to their walls.  This time around, you [...]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Simple, Smart And Useful: Life-Spot Smartphone Charging Station

    Simple, Smart And Useful: Life-Spot Smartphone Charging Station

    Sometimes, products feel special because they’re extremely novel and groundbreaking.  Other times, they just do things smarter than whatever else is on the market.  We feel that second criteria applies to the Life-Spot Multi-Charger. A smartphone charging hub, it sports a simple but clever design that makes very efficient use of space.  Seriously.  If you’re looking for a communal phone charger suited for homes, offices, and practically any place where people gather, this is easily one of the best options [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Foaster Charges Your iPhone On A Two-Slice Toaster Dock

    Foaster Charges Your iPhone On A Two-Slice Toaster Dock

    Sometimes, things are awesome because they make our lives easier.  Sometimes, they’re just neat because they’re so ridiculous yet easy on the eyes.  Take Apple’s products, for instance (I kid, fanboys, I kid).  The Foaster, though, definitely qualifies on that second category, bringing a dual iPhone charging dock designed to look like a two slice bread toaster. Why make an iPhone charging dock clad in the form of a toaster?  According to creators Covena Design, their research has indicated that [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Orbitkey Brings The Swiss Knife’s Fold-Out Design To Keys

    Orbitkey Brings The Swiss Knife’s Fold-Out Design To Keys

    The classic Swiss Knife is an incredible design, bundling a series of flip-out tools inside a small pocket-sized frame.  The Orbitkey brings that same clever design to your keys, keeping them in an organized pile for resting snugly in your pant’s pocket. Offering a stylish, more practical alternative to key fobs, the contraption holds your keys in a neat stack, with the holes hooked onto a single screw that’s integrated in the locking mechanism.  To use a key, just flip [...]

    Continue reading »

  • These Plates Are So Gross And Creepy, You’ll Skip Meals And Lose Weight

    These Plates Are So Gross And Creepy, You’ll Skip Meals And Lose Weight

    Remember when the year started?  Yes, when you promised to eat less and lose weight.  Well, that didn’t happen.  And now that the year is ending, you’re feeling bad about losing another year of opportunity to get healthy.  Well, there’s still hope.  And we have a feeling these DISH Series Plates can help tone down your appetite. Created by the NYC-based Patella Bros, it’s a limited edition series of ceramic plates screen printed with realistic-looking unappetizing fare.  And, no, we [...]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Forever Pillow: A Travel Pillow You Can Wrap, Knot, Bundle And More

    Forever Pillow: A Travel Pillow You Can Wrap, Knot, Bundle And More

    Specialty travel pillows are fine and all, but why settle for single-purpose snoozers when you can get one that offers plenty of usage options?  That’s exactly the case with the Forever Pillow. Made by BCXSY and HUZI (same guys that created lost chair) it’s a travel pillow that’s designed to accommodate a variety of configurations.  Whether you’re napping on a coach seat, the airport terminal, or the bathroom at Starbucks, it allows you to customize the pillow to ensure maximum [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Pixelstick Takes Your Light Painting Photography To Whole New Level

    Pixelstick Takes Your Light Painting Photography To Whole New Level

    Light painting, that thing photographers do where they use long exposure photography to capture light movement, makes for some seriously gorgeous photographs. As you get more advanced, though, you begin to realize the limitations inherent in the medium, requiring you to come up with difficult out-of-the-box solutions to effectively get the results you dream about.  Pixelstick is a light painting system that expands the limits of what’s possible without requiring you to pull hairs out thinking up outlandish techniques. Made [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Lumio Lamp Folds Into A Book, Opens Up Like A Glowing Accordion

    Lumio Lamp Folds Into A Book, Opens Up Like A Glowing Accordion

    We’ve seen our share of clever light designs, from minimalist to decorative to chuckle-inducing.  The Lumio Lamp, however, sets itself as a new favorite with its unique transforming shape, compact folding design, and whole new world of uses. Designed by Max Gunawan, it boasts a minimalist styling that allows the entire thing to fold into a book-like bundle, making it easy to transport for portable lighting needs.  Unfold the book and it opens into an accordion-shaped fixture that you can [...]

    Continue reading »

  • This Unique Book Rack Hangs Your Books On The Wall

    This Unique Book Rack Hangs Your Books On The Wall

    Sure, strategically-placed shelves can make for fine display opportunities for your books.  But if you’d rather find something even catchier to the eye without enclosing your book inside a frame, we have a feeling you’ll love this Book Rack. Made by Agustav Design, it’s a novel shelf design where the books are hung on strings rather than set down on a surface.   You can line them up in a file like a regular shelf, have some books face forward for [...]

    Continue reading »

  •