A great idea by Choi Won Seok & Kim Do Yeop is the “PowerPost”.
Everyone needs many electric outlets at his working place, e.g. for the coffee machine, the computer, lights, a radio etc. Mostly you don’t have enough outlets at your desk, but this special desk with one leg equipped with outlets solves the problem.
Design of this clock is very simple. Circular shape of this clock follows the classic form of traditional clocks, but what puts this clock in modern design, in design of future, is the light that plays by his given function, pointers.
On the outside of the clock light shows hours, on the inside of the clock the minutes, and in the middle of clock’s housing light indicates seconds.
The Lumio is a portable light that folds up just like a book and when opened it becomes illuminated from within. The light is embedded with magnets so it can be mounted on a wide variety of surfaces and when fully charged it remains lit for 8 hours. The Lumio was designed by architect Max Gunawan who launched it as a Kickstarter project just three days ago where demand has been great the project is already 240% funded. Learn more here.
Save wine bottles, make your own tables.
Simply insert bottles in to openings in pieces of wood. In addition to use as table tops, the pieces of wood (in this case, they’re scrap wood sealed with a wax finish) can function as serving trays.
Brazilian designer Tati Guimarães designed this collection. We featured her metal frame that holds corks — for use as trivets, or to hang on a wall — on Unconsumption here (way back in June 2009!). Check out her site, Ciclus, for additional information.
For other items in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series — an occasional series of posts highlighting examples of wine-related repurposing — browse here.
The storage element with the name “Chuck” is a flexible wall shelf of 4 mm thick wooden floors and two stainless steel sleeves.
The result is a combination of flexibility and stability. The result is an individual, changeable space for a small amount of importances.
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: photo of yourself, shrinky dink paper, thin black sharpie, colored sharpies
1. Take a photo…
Here is another great desk, this time by Tomas Kral. It follows a very different approach, straying away from pure minimalism and having a modern rustic appearance. The main table is made from extremely attractive Ash, whilst the perimeter gutter is made from cast Aluminium - a material and process that allows some amazing shapes and textures to be products.
I find great appeal in the way the Aluminium has been left in an in perfect state, and when paired with Ash gives an extremely impressive contrast. It is also great to see a designer show the process of manufacture, with each stage of prototyping being shown on his website.
Sadly the product is not available for purchase, but it is still a great design to see.