The Futurist’s Hand Activated iPhone Speaker can be controlled by just using your hand gestures and its sentient atmospheric lifting body design very well compliments the form factor of your iPhone. Loaded with sensors on either side of the fuselage, it detects hand movement for increasing/decreasing volume and another sensor in the port side speaker which pauses or toggles tracts.
When it comes to the realm of contemporary furniture designs, the trend alludes to multi-purpose combinations, like – a chair and bed combination, a storage space and bicycle lock combination and even a table and drying rack combination. However, we daresay, this is the first time we have come across the unique fusion of a chair and bookshelf. Christened as the ‘OpenBook’ (by TILT), the design itself is touted as an evolutionary form of the studio’s earlier Library Chair.
We have previously seen Panasonic showcasing their Android controlled cooking devices. However, this time around the things are a bit on the conventional side albeit with a classy touch. The Japanese electronic giant has introduced their ’new kitchen blueprint’ which comprises of various kitchen devices including a state-of-the-art induction hob, a cooker hood with LED lighting, a Pyrolytic self-cleaning built-in oven and an efficient yet quiet dishwasher.
If you are looking for a bookshelf that perfectly suits your linear space then you can opt for Balance bookshelf designed by Brooklyn based Cush Design Studio. Appearing like a balance, these bookshelves help you to clearly see the stack of read books on one shelf and the unread ones on the other. Each shelf can accommodate around 5 to 10 average sized books. The entire configuration consists of three pipe fittings on the walls, the placement of which can be adjusted while installing them on the wall. These wall mounted bookshelves are produced by the design studio in a limited edition of 10 pieces each in individual three colors. The individual shelves measure 11-1/4″ (wide) x 9″ (diameter) x 3/4″ (height).
These days you can see people decorating their homes with various kinds of home décor objects that give a natural character to their home. Therefore, they show a keen interest in all sorts of decorative items that bring along nature from outdoors. The moss artwork discussed here may also entice them as it appends natural greenery to a living or work space. Paris based artist, Claire Roberts creates them by growing moss on almost every ordinary household objects including clocks, framed artworks telephones,etc. Many of these creations require a very little care as for up to years they don’t need any water or sunlight because of special foam base.
Recently we discussed about the membrane chair, which was one of the elegant furniture designs created by the talented British designer Benjamin Hubert. This chair was an Eco design lounge chair that made use of industrial materials in its construction and was unveiled at the Milan Design Week 2013. Another of his magnificent designs, the Cradle Chair, also got the opportunity to be showcased at Salone Del Mobile 2013. He collaborated with Italian furniture brand Moroso to create this minimalist lounge chair. This lovely design intermingles two variant classifications of seating. One of which is a net structured hammock and the other one is a traditional upholstered chair .
When it comes to public places like an airport or an office, the essence of a personal space is lost among the ‘common area’ retreats like a waiting room or a canteen area. The aptly named ‘HUSH’ (by Freyja Sewell) has been envisaged for such zones, where you can enjoy your solitude and rest in a safely enclosed space free from outside circulation. Comprising of a felt pod which is entirely composed of biodegradable materials, the form of the design resembles a mini-tent with a singular access point. This entrance ‘gap’ stretches from top to bottom, thus making the HUSH a semi-private pod with easy connection to the surrounding space.
Now, if we ask – what strikes you about the above pictured building, the bulk of the answers would relate to the oddly minimalist facades of the structure. However, in truth, the most unique feature of the building is its circulation credentials as opposed to its post-modernist aesthetics. Christened as the ‘Two in One house’, the structure (designed by Clavienrossier Architectes) is located in the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. And, as can be somewhat comprehended from its name, the house remarkably integrates two separate apartments of differing size, segregated by a large contiguous wall.
Concrete it seems has finally made its foray as a credible material used for home decor items. Previously we have come across pendant lamps and ping-pong tables made from this sturdy composition. And, now we remarkably have beer bottles coated with layers of ‘left-over’ concrete. In a startling turn of events, Hungarian design team Remember The Lion stumbled across this novelty of product design, when they dipped their beer bottles in surplus concrete during a house renovation project!