Calling all Star Wars geeks! The twist on space movie swag doubles as a home camera for keeping an eye on things while you’re gone! Shaped like the notorious villain’s helmet/mask, a small yet powerful camera is built-in to the center. What looks like an innocent fan collectible is actually an unassuming watchdog that you can access from any smart device to make sure things are A-okay at home!
Designer: Kim Hyeonseok & PDF Designers
Unlike many plastic monocoque kennels, this cool cat crate is flat-pack and easy to take anywhere, even after you’ve put it together. The DIY design arrives as a slim package and can be put together in minutes with thoughtfully cut wood sides and felt sheets. The materials are not only cozy for kitty, but nice to look at unlike many other industrial-style designs!
Designer: David Zhang
The Y3 shoe by Chanel Shi comes in two variants. One of them has a plain, no-nonsense avatar, but with a sole that gives it an unusual and pleasant flavor. The other avatar looks absolutely deadly, with its upper shell that is inspired by crustacean designs. The upper shell is removable, allowing you to switch between both avatars, making the Y3 great for when you want to look casual as well as when you want to dress down and grab a few eyeballs!
Designer: Chanel Shi
I used to enjoy a time when mobile phones had tactile keyboards. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve actually typed out full messages without looking at my phone once. It used to be a great feeling, working with information with the aid of tactile feedback. The Bradley timepiece brings that same joy to the act of reading time.
Around its rather beautifully crafted dial are two channels, both holding a ball bearing each. The ball bearings roll across the channel, their position with respect to the face of the dial indicating the time. You could stare at the watch to read the time, or conversely you could run your finger across the dial to ‘feel’ time move by… The latter is surely more poetic!
Designer: Nick Gu
Buy It Here: $229.99
The HTC One concept is highly reminiscent of Sony Xperia’s phone design. The curved side profile reminds me of the Xperia Arc. However, the back face of the phone follows HTC’s design language. The One concept boasts of a strong visual aesthetic, doing away with the ‘sleek’ trend today’s phones keep following. The phone’s curved back fits well into one’s hand, making it much more comfortable to hold than the phones out there today.
Also, look! No antenna lines!
Designer: Steve SH Kim