Lightsaber, meet the earphone

Music can be heard… and it can be felt. But seldom can it be seen. The Glow headphones bring the sensory element of sight to the music listening experience. Much like the way an equalizer helps people “see” music, the Glow earphones contain special cables that light up and pulsate with your audio.

Bringing innovation to the portable audio industry the way JBL did with the Pulse Bluetooth speaker back in 2013, Glow makes use of an innovative material called Fibrance. Developed by Corning (the people behind GorillaGlass), Fibrance is a fiber optic cable that instead of conducting light through it, dissipates it evenly across the length of the cable, allowing it to illuminate brightly and evenly by scattering a laser light. The Fibrance material doesn’t give off heat either, making it the perfect choice for the Glow.

Controlled by an app, the light can be made to remain static, or pulsate in sync with the music. The app also controls the intensity of the laser light (which shines well even in broad daylight). The laser cables in their sense become the branding for the Glow earphones. While most companies struggle with putting their logos on the tiny earpieces, the Glow earphones are a complete winner because not only are they a great sounding pair of phones (they are), the entire product in itself is a work of branding and iconic industrial design!

Designers: Jake (Jongha) Lee, Rich Park, Soohun Jung & BEBOP Designers.

BUY IT HERE: $169 $199

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O’rug’ami!

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What’s the difference between a carpet/mat or (a large piece of cloth) and a sheet of paper or a napkin? Just the size, say the Wayon team, a creative bunch of students at EINA University of Design, Barcelona. Unlike most rugs/carpets/mats that just become static pieces of furniture, proving functional sometimes and becoming a home-decor element in the background at other times, the Imagiro carpet possesses a shape-shifting quality.

If napkins at restaurants can be bent into decorative flowers, or towels into elegant swans at hotels, why not the carpet? The Imagiro carpet lends itself to that creative spirit. It comes with a creased pattern that makes it easy to fold and maneuver, given its size. The Imagiro destroys the misconception that floor-textile need be flat. With the Imagiro, the carpet isn’t just a carpet anymore, but instead is an imagination-fueled origami art-installation that decorates your home (or even a hotel/retail space) in all three dimensions!

The Imagiro is a part of the Wayon showcase at the Salone Satellite during the Milan Design Week 2017.

Designer: Wayon (EINA University)

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A Tent for Chief Sitting-Cat

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Kennels go outside the house, but something as uniquely quaint looking as the Pet Teepee is perfect for keeping indoors! The Pet Teepee by Montreal-based Wild and Loyal is built to add character to the home-decor, while also giving your pet a comfortable, yet visually adventurous hide-out.

Handmade from wooden poles and cotton canvas fabric, the tent is easy to set up anywhere and provides a cool and comfortable pet-haven. It also makes the Teepee easy to dismantle and wash periodically. The Pet Teepee comes in two sizes and with plush cushions to keep on the inside. Pets live a life that’s carefree and filled with tiny thrills. The Pet Teepee will surely add a different dimension to the adventure in your furry friend’s day!

Designer: Wild and Loyal

BUY IT HERE: $94.99 $115.00

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“Herban” Gardening is Here!

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Herb Garden makes it possible to practice your green thumb on fresh, organic herbs from the comfort of home! About the size of a refrigerator, it features 3 sets of growing chambers, an LED light box, air pump and a fan for atmospheric adjustments. This smart appliance is entirely operable via a mobile app where users can not only monitor internal conditions like humidity and water levels but also keep track of harvesting times, planting progress and trends. Perfect for urban dwellers, it’s an interactive way to get in touch with nature and practice gardening without the farm!

Designer: Mehmet Mehmetalioğlu

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“Herban” Gardening is Here!

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Herb Garden makes it possible to practice your green thumb on fresh, organic herbs from the comfort of home! About the size of a refrigerator, it features 3 sets of growing chambers, an LED light box, air pump and a fan for atmospheric adjustments. This smart appliance is entirely operable via a mobile app where users can not only monitor internal conditions like humidity and water levels but also keep track of harvesting times, planting progress and trends. Perfect for urban dwellers, it’s an interactive way to get in touch with nature and practice gardening without the farm!

Designer: Mehmet Mehmetalioğlu

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