Parking Markers for Dummies

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“Mobile Marking for Parking Spaces” might not feel quite as special getting that parking space plaque along with your work promotion… but there’s no denying just how convenient it is!

The moveable, stackable design makes it easy for any place with a parking lot to distinguish and allocate spots. Whether it’s an apartment complex or place of business, multiple units can designate spots for individuals or groups with both changeable placards and color variations. Not only for organization, the availability of logo placement also enhances brand awareness to the vendor making each unit an integral part of the company presentation.

Designer: IONDESIGN

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Country on the Outside, Chic on the Inside

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At the site of an original farmhouse from the late 19th century, a new fruit distillery by ADR that seamlessly blends in with the old. Here in the village of Javornice in southern Bohemia, an added shop, fruit store, refrigerated fermentation plant, customs warehouse basement, wood house, garage and accommodations for family members and guests take the place of a former pub with dance hall, traditional stables and barn.

Only the basic materials and some main supporting walls of the original buildings were preserved. The new fermentation building and accommodations in the attic were built in addition to a wood house with a garage in the place of the fallen barn. The distillery itself is a completely new and detached building (though you wouldn’t know it from afar) which creates a partially enclosed and protected courtyard between the other buildings.

Designed with an effort to preserve most of the original architectural features of the buildings, new materials, however contemporary, were chosen with respect to the original. For example, the original roofs have red roof tiles while all the new buildings have the same material in black.

Proposal of the buildings, the facades and shape of the roof, were significantly influenced by the immediate environment resulting in traditional solutions in terms of both shape and material. Most of the facades have a classical lime plaster while wooden supporting structure are lined with wooden planks. Only the distillery itself has surface of solid bricks painted white to accent of significance of the building.

Courtyard areas and other outdoor spaces around the building are paved with natural stone consisting mostly of granite.

Designer: ADR

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A Mate that Illuminates

Reminiscent of Baymax, the adorable fluffy robot companion from the movie Big Hero 6, Bero is a friendly smart-lamp that lights up, bringing an affectionate warmth to your home. The Bero is a perfect addition to a child’s room, providing them with a lovely friend who they can trust or confide in, while also being a beacon of light, hope, and happiness for them.

What’s unique about the Bero lamp is that it combines beautiful character design along with product design to make a lamp that has a strong emotional connect. The designers behind Bero also crafted a rather enchanting backstory, giving the Bero history, and meaning. The Bero comes from a secret, enchanted world under the forest, called Jinnia. A light spirit, it shines across the forest, providing light and nourishment for trees to grow. Curious by nature, the Bero loves helping humans too. It watches over children as they sleep, giving them sweet dreams; and returns to the forest once the sun comes up!

Take that story and couple it with the Internet of Things, and the Bero becomes a truly interactive toy/lamp for children as well as adults who love being young at heart. The Bero comes as a pair, with a big Bero that acts as a standalone lamp, while the little Bero can be carried around and used as a mini-torch. The big Bero sits at roughly a foot in height and contains within it an RGB LED module. Controlled by a native app, the module can replicate close to 16 million colors by playing around with the RGB ratios. The app even allows the lights to pulsate gently, or even act as an alarm notification. What’s interesting is that still, outwardly, the Bero doesn’t resemble an electronic gadget. It doesn’t come with an off/on switch, but rather relies on it being gently tapped on the head or body to be switched on or switched off. It’s attention to details like these that make Bero less of a lamp and more of a wonderful living, interacting buddy… both in the darkness as well as in the light!

Designer: Nyllili Studio

BUY IT HERE: $69.00 $115.00

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Hello Edison? We reinvented the Bulb

Design magician Simon Morris sure knows how to captivate our hearts with their incredibly beautiful levitating products. Only less than a month ago we were introduced to the unforgettable Story clock that went on to become the Editor’s choice on YD… Now, the Flyte lamp promises to delight even more.

While the Story clock contained an innocuous chrome orb that floated mysteriously above the face of the clock, moving like its hands would, the Flyte lamp does something even more mysterious. Not only does it host an incandescent bulb that flats over its wooden base, the bulb also magically lights up with invisible wireless electrical energy that travels through air from the base till the bulb! A completely surreal experience, the Flyte lamp feels like the lovechild of a Salvador Dali and Nikola Tesla romance. Interestingly enough, it happens to use Tesla’s wireless power system to supply enough electricity to the bulb via air to actually have it illuminate.

Flyte’s magic extends beyond just the lamp too, for when you replace the bulb with your phone by placing it on the base, the base becomes a wireless smartphone charger! (Although it would be nothing short of wizardry if the phone could levitate while charging too!)
It’s no surprise that this magical lamp was voted as one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of the year!

Designer: Flyte (Simon Morris)

BUY IT HERE: $292.99 $349.00

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Park your rear on this Porsche chair!

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Most look at the 1964 Porsche 911 and go “Wow, what a classic”… Designer Minseop Woo looked at the 911 and got inspired to design furniture! The Stool 911 captures the most iconic hood detail of the vintage Porsche, with the way the stool’s front legs arch upwards, mimicking the headlamps of the 911 coupe. When compared in side-view, the details look virtually identical, however one is a classic automobile, and the other is a seating device!

The Stool 911 doesn’t fail to impress as a chair either. It features an easy to carry design that’s also stackable, making it a winner chair, as well as an ode to a legendary car!

Designer: Minseop Woo

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