If you haven’t seen this waste bin yet – feast your eyes. Designed by Shigeichiro Takeuchi, the Swing Bin was getting raving reactions as a prototype. Now, finally, it looks like the project can see the light of production, thanks to this Kickstarter campaign. Pledge to get yours.
This is just delightful. A hanger that unfolds in order to double its capacity. Shanghai born and Germany based designer Ivan Zhang created this clever little item that takes the traditional hanger function to a new level. Designer explains: “Keeping the original shape and function, Hanger’ can easily twist into two paratactic hangers by using the feature of elastic material and a clever structure design. Then we can keep two pieces of clothes hanging on the same hanger, which is a common usage in daily life. However, the difference is that Hanger’ can help people freely take off the inside clothes, rather than taking off the outside ones first.” A very neat idea that leaves no excuses for messy closets. I like that.
This product has been created in the shoebox dweller’s heaven. The Floyd Leg is a table leg with the simple clamping mechanism that can be attached to any surface material. The possibilities are truly endless. The legs are compact, easy to store and transport, and they ship flat, saving money and resources. Brilliant! The Floyd leg comes in two sizes.
I’ve always had a soft spot for peg boards, their versatility is hard to match. This particular one, designed by Philip Stankard and Jon Alling of Human Crafted, is also a pleasure to look at. Handmade from natural wood, it is as handsome as it is functional.
“This is our take on the standard peg board that everyone loves to hate in their garage. When combined with another garage favorite, the bungee cord, the utility is taken to another level.”
The piece is perfect for a kitchen, home office, or any other place that requires wall storage. Choose a few accessories to customize your board even further.
Eva Solo To Go Grill is a solid contender for the grilling season. The piece is compact, you can set it up on your balcony, in the woods, even on the beach. It has a handy strap that holds parts together for easy transportation. It even has handles that always stay cool, so you can move it around while cooking. The To Go Grill is made of enamelled steel with silicone handles. The grid is made of chromium-plated iron, while the strap is made of nylon. The coal bucket and grid are dishwasher-safe.
This is one of those things that taunt you with the “why haven’t I thought of it” question. A stunning beautiful power cord, called oon, has been created by Los Angeles based studio Okum. Three electrical sockets designed to flex and rotate conform to different situations, allowing for all connections to be utilized and organized. Deliberately crafted, details in wood, metal, plastic and fiber compliment and complete one another. Available for purchase from designers’ website.
This quirky key holder is a collaborative project of Luz Cabrera and Malorie Pangilinan, designed for Fab’s “First Things First” competition/showcase for NYCxDesign 2014. Inspired by the 50s iconic phrase “Honey, I’m Home”, the piece resembles a honeycomb with pockets for key chains. Designers elaborate: “Home is the place you return to, and that home becomes yours when you receive that shiny new set of keys. But even keys need a place to return to. The bees will come buzzing home to this retro chic key holder that also doubles as an elegant wall piece.” The key chains come in different colors to differentiate each household member’s set of keys. Lovely. Wishlisted.
Quirky came up with yet another clever idea – Branch shower curtain rings. Aside from serving their main purpose, these rings hold your towels, loofahs and other bathroom essentials. I especially like that they can add storage on both sides of the shower curtain. Watch the video after the break so see the product in action.
As a gal and a tech lover, I couldn’t pass by this product without wishlisting it. Designed by David Stuebe of iSkelter, this make-up organizer doubles as a docking station for your iPhone, iPad and most phones and tablets. The position of the devices is such that you can even check news, weather or emails while getting ready for the day. What a great idea! The piece is chiseled and handcrafted from natural, eco friendly bamboo. The product’s smooth surface is glazed with a protective, stain-resistant sealant. Available for purchase here.
Who would have thought that a humble radiator could be so stunning! Scaletta by Italian studio Tubes Radiatori draws on the vision of a ladder leaning up against a wall. It can perform in the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom, using a simple electric cable as a power source. I especially like the little pulley that helps you to control the cable clutter. What a beautiful idea and a simple minimalist execution.