AUGUST SMART LOCK | BY YVES BEHAR

So, you want to control who can enter your apartment but you are not actually in the apartment? No problem. Renowned designer Yves Behar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson have devised August Smart Lock, a keyless access system which allows you to send a virtual key to your home to anyone you please. All you …

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MINIPOOL | BY KOS

Minipool by Kos is the first minipool with overflowing rim that is free standing and it represents the highest level of reshaping the surroundings to suit our decadent needs and desires without destroying it. Any hot tub is an example of comfort, relaxation and enjoyment, but the guys at Kos have really moved the boundaries. …

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Bacterioptica Chandelier by New Jersey Architecture Firm MADLAB

We sincerely doubt that you have ever seen 15,000 feet of any material used to make a chandelier. Bacterioptica Chandelier, designed by New Jersey based architecture firm MADLAB, is a modular assembly made of petri dishes in various sizes, hundreds of metal rods, couplings, caps and canisters, and, believe it or not, 15,000 feet of …

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LED Illuminated Translucent Ceramic Washbasins by Souhougama

A trio of Japanese designers Souhougama, Michio Akita and Masahiro Minami have created RENCA, SURIN and KEISHOU washbasins made of translucent ceramic. Minami has been experimenting with the heterogeneity of translucent ceramic (made of special Japanese clay) for years, while Souhougama originally developed the translucent ceramic technology. The washbasin has ultra-bright LED lighting which, when …

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‘Moody Nest’ by German Designer Hanna Ernsting (VIDEO)

Is it possible to show how you feel by using a furniture piece? Sounds silly, but German designer Hanna Emelie Ernsting thinks it is. Under the motto “Form follows moods”, Ernsting has created Moody Nest, a sofa that resembles a bean bag. Your mood actually dictates how Moody Nest is going to look like. With …

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EMPORIA IN MALMO, SWEDEN | BY Wingårdhs Architects (VIDEO)

Emporia shopping center is something new. This remarkable urban planning project placed along Boulevarden and Stationsgatan in Hyllie, Malmo, Sweden, done by Wingardhs’s architects Gert Wingårdh, Johan Eklind, Joakim Lyth, graphic designer Jennie Stolpe and interior architect Helena Toresson is intended to become a part of the city alongside residential buildings and offices. Due to …

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TOLEDO METRO STATION | BY OSCAR TUSQUETS BLANCA

The Toledo Metro Station in Naples, Italy (Metro is subway in Italy) was opened in September 2012 after many delays, but the wait was worth it. The station was designed by the Catalan architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca and its main feature is the blue Bisazza mosaic which covers the walls and floors of the station …

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‘Fallen Tree‘ Bench By Benjamin Graindorge

Design Miami, which took place from June 11 to June 16, offered some outstanding ideas but young French designer Benjamin Graindorge’s ‘Fallen Tree’ bench really stood out. Basically it is a piece of furniture that is half tree, half bench. It has two constituent parts – oak wood and glass – which are perfectly combined …

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ENERGI+ BACKPACK | BY TYLT

$199.99

I can’t actually believe that no one thought of this before. The ENERGI+ BACKPACK, created by TYLT, is the backpack we have all been waiting for. Apart from being a perfectly good backpack made of high quality ballistic nylon, having more than 1,450 cubic inches of internal space and 13 pockets and also standing straight …

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WOOD.HEAD.PHONES | BY ANDERS STAI FOUGNER

Fancy a change from boring designer headphones? Anders Stai Fougner, an imaginative 19-year-old student from Oslo, Norway, has designed and developed a really quirky set of wooden headphones called Wood.Head.Phones which are custom fitted and handmade in Norway. These striking and unconventional headphones are rectangular in shape and available in oak, ash, walnut or cherry. …

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