What we all need is a reclining lounge chair with some serious engineering. Designer Frédéric Sofia has introduced the 35H Lounger. Controls are centralized on the armrest for precise positioning.
35H Relaxation Armchair, by Frédéric Sofia, for ligne roset
The AK-47, also called the Kalashnikov after its inventor, is one of the most successful industrial products of all time. Since its introduction in 1947, an estimated 80 million AK-47s have been built. Its success is based not only on its resourceful construction, but also its affordable production, dependability, functionality and high demand. The AK-47 is one of the icons of the twentieth century, but it is also a deadly weapon.
For a new art project, the designer Martin Postler has investigated the history, the aesthetics and the lethal seductiveness of the Kalashnikov. He has freed the AK-47 from its terrible capacity to injure and kill by deconstructing it into a paper model construction set. When putting the detailed model together, the builder is automatically confronted with the Kalashnikov and its significance – both historical and personal. At the end of the construction process each person can decide if they would like to hang their own AK-47 on the wall, paint it, customize it with stickers or simply burn it. Then ultimately this AK-47 thankfully remains a piece of paper.
AK47, Paper Gun Model Kit, by Martin Postler
Available here: Van Stockum
The UNO 24 one-hand watch presents the entire day at a glance. During the course of each 24-hour period, the single hand of the UNO 24 completes just one full rotation.
The watch’s special scale means that each time of day is indicated by an individual position of the precise hand.
A delicate line marks the point of transition from one day to the next. The positioning of the watch hand on the dial corresponds to the position of the sun in the sky. The real strength of the UNO 24, however, lies in its simple yet impressive ability to present “an entire day at a glance” in a precise, analogue graphic form.
UNO 24, by Botta
The first design computer with a ceramic casing handpainted in Delft, Holland at Royal Delft, The Porcelijne Fles.
The Delft Blue series will be available as a limited edition and with numbered certificate from Royal Delft, Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles anno 1653.
PURE*DELFTBLUE, by Plushdepartment
After the success of luxury crash helmets, Atelier Ruby has come out with a new model called Belvedere. It offers one integral visor, with a excellent hinge detail, delivered in three different colours.
The time indicated is actually the reverse reflection of the digital clock placed on the bottom. Made from the finest Kiso Urushi lacquer finish in three colours: vermillion, ebony and “tame’
Dancing on the Water Alarm Clock, by Yukio Hashimoto, for YOnoBI
The glass brick is back. The new shape includes LED’s and mirror reflections stretching into infinity and colors changing in computerized configurations and patterns. Named “best of the best” at the Red Dot Awards.
LED Glass Brick, by Lei Yueh Enterprise Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan
Personal aviation is getting closer to reality, the Eclipse 400 is a step in the right direction. This single-engine four seater can travel roughly 1,400 miles on a single tank at a maximum speed of around 380mph.
Eclipse 400, $1.35 million, by Eclipse Aviation
A simple and abstract way for telling time: designs for watch faces by Denis Guidone.
“We worked for five years to avoid any small details like that which are common in boats… to finally have a boat which looks like the computer rendering. Such a boat is the vision, the dream”.
- Philippe Starck
The Giga Yachts A is 387 foot long, with three pools, one master suite, six guest suites, and rooms for 42 staff. The fuel tank is so big that it costs $US1.4 million to fill up. It’s owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, who got it built for about 150 million euros at the Blohm & Voss shipyard, Germany, according to a Philippe Starck design.
We will be happy to settle for one of the two tenders, also designed by Philippe Starck