Build Your Fresh Air

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Air quality varies from place to place as much as allergies vary from person to person… so, it makes very little sense that we all have the same purification systems available to us! Designed with this in mind, the TAC air purifier provides custom air cleaning to suit you and where you live. Oh, and it’s super cute.

Unlike other purifiers, it features unique filters, each dedicated to a specific type of allergen or pollutant. Live in a big city? Throw on the smog filter. Allergic to pollen? There’s a filter for that too. Simply layer the brightly colored filters to get just the right balance for you and your unique space!

Designer: Junku Jung

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Too Cool for Stool

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When it comes to stools, wood and metal are the most common material selections you’ll find. The ARTU stool combines both in a way that’s anything but common!

Architectural and atypical, it’s designer Alexander Zhukovsky’s answer to finding an unusual solution for this usual material mixture. Here, folded sheet metal in stark white meets natural wood. Unlike conventional designs, each material plays an integral part of both the leg and seat sections.

Designer: Alexander Zhukovsky

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Organize your Keys, Organize your Life

UPDATE: Less than 12 hours left in their campaign!

If you relate to the Keymaker from the Matrix, you probably have too many keys. So until biometric authentication takes over and replaces all your keys with fingerprints and retina scans, we’re just going to have to solve your too-many-keys-but-nowhere-to-put-them woes using good-old industrial design!

The Key Wrangler is an outwardly simple product, but makes use of ingenious problem-solving techniques to not just segregate your keys, but secure them too. Most keychains feature either a ring to hold your keys, or a carabiner that you slip your keys into. The Key Wrangler features both! Merged together in a sort of “keychain remix” (say the creators), the Wrangler features a carabiner/clip that hooks onto your garment, bag, or zipper along with a key post that neatly holds your keys (and even the occasional USB stick) in an organized row.

The carabiner clip is a literal life saver. While keys tend to slip out of your pockets while seated, or get pickpocketed, the carabiner clip holds them firmly in place, preventing gravity from doing its thing, and deterring thieves from easily grabbing your keys. Having used a carabiner keychain for more than 5 years now, I can attest that the carabiner clip is by far the most useful feature of a keychain. Below the clip lies a slender knurled rod that acts as a hanging-bar for your keys. The rod makes segregating keys an absolute dream, because unlike those keychains with loops, the rod holds the keys in a fixed arrangement. So even in the dark (or if you’re giving the keychain to your friend), it’s easy to remember that your first key is the house key, the second key is the cupboard key, the third key unlocks your garage. That arrangement never changes (unlike in looped keychains), making referencing incredibly easy, especially if you have more than five keys (or bad memory). If you’re anything like the Keymaster, needn’t fear since the Key Wrangler holds up to 17 keys!

Even though the Key Wrangler takes on a complicated challenge, its design language echoes “Form follows Function” through and through. The piano shaped key holder keeps a low profile, and makes use of simple production techniques, allowing it to be not just functionally efficient but energy efficient during production too. A perfect addition to your EDC (every day carry) or even your home, the Key Wrangler does the job of a silent savior, not just holding your keys, but securing them as well as keeping them organized and always accessible!

Designers: Che-Wei Wang & Taylor Levy of CW&T

BUY IT HERE: $50.00 $70.00

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Organize your Keys, Organize your Life

UPDATE: Less than 12 hours left in their campaign!

If you relate to the Keymaker from the Matrix, you probably have too many keys. So until biometric authentication takes over and replaces all your keys with fingerprints and retina scans, we’re just going to have to solve your too-many-keys-but-nowhere-to-put-them woes using good-old industrial design!

The Key Wrangler is an outwardly simple product, but makes use of ingenious problem-solving techniques to not just segregate your keys, but secure them too. Most keychains feature either a ring to hold your keys, or a carabiner that you slip your keys into. The Key Wrangler features both! Merged together in a sort of “keychain remix” (say the creators), the Wrangler features a carabiner/clip that hooks onto your garment, bag, or zipper along with a key post that neatly holds your keys (and even the occasional USB stick) in an organized row.

The carabiner clip is a literal life saver. While keys tend to slip out of your pockets while seated, or get pickpocketed, the carabiner clip holds them firmly in place, preventing gravity from doing its thing, and deterring thieves from easily grabbing your keys. Having used a carabiner keychain for more than 5 years now, I can attest that the carabiner clip is by far the most useful feature of a keychain. Below the clip lies a slender knurled rod that acts as a hanging-bar for your keys. The rod makes segregating keys an absolute dream, because unlike those keychains with loops, the rod holds the keys in a fixed arrangement. So even in the dark (or if you’re giving the keychain to your friend), it’s easy to remember that your first key is the house key, the second key is the cupboard key, the third key unlocks your garage. That arrangement never changes (unlike in looped keychains), making referencing incredibly easy, especially if you have more than five keys (or bad memory). If you’re anything like the Keymaster, needn’t fear since the Key Wrangler holds up to 17 keys!

Even though the Key Wrangler takes on a complicated challenge, its design language echoes “Form follows Function” through and through. The piano shaped key holder keeps a low profile, and makes use of simple production techniques, allowing it to be not just functionally efficient but energy efficient during production too. A perfect addition to your EDC (every day carry) or even your home, the Key Wrangler does the job of a silent savior, not just holding your keys, but securing them as well as keeping them organized and always accessible!

Designers: Che-Wei Wang & Taylor Levy of CW&T

BUY IT HERE: $50.00 $70.00

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Eye of the Wagen!

The first ever engine-powered car was born as a direct successor to the horse-carriage. That’s why most cars back in the day had horse-carriage inspired designs. However, when cars evolved further, they began getting humanized. The horse carriage features started disappearing and the car began looking more and more ‘human’. The headlights started being interpreted as eyes while the grill became the mouth. Family cars looked happy, regular cars looked more serious, and racing cars looked aggressive. Headlamps that were interpreted as eyes then began taking that interpretation more seriously. Angel ring headlamps pretty much looked like the car was staring directly at you. Today, we’re looking at the next step for car headlamp designs. Probably the most eye-resembling headlight of them all, the Volkswagen ID Crozz headlamp is made up of tiny LEDs that light up to not just illuminate the road, but form a more pronounced eye-design.

With its outer eyelash and inner eyeball design, it’s no mistake that the car headlamps were designed to be the eyes of the car. The conceptual car’s headlamps light up in a way that looks like eyes opening. The headlights’ ‘eyeballs’ are also designed to follow you, looking at and interacting with objects as well as pedestrians. Other than the surreal headlamp design that we definitely feel is the the next step for automobiles (especially when they become autonomous and start integrating with voice assistants, becoming even more human than ever), the VW ID Crozz is said to mark the company’s foray into the all-electric market, in a bid to challenge Tesla. Currently in its conceptual stage, the ID Crozz was debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show this year as a part of VW’s ID range of self-driving zero-emission cars. VW has plans however, to bring the ID Crozz on the roads by the year 2020… so expect to see a lot of eyes (or eye-inspired headlights) on the road three years from now!

Designer: Volkswagen

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