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Stretch Shelfs

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By Raymond Koh in New Products on Tuesday 26 January 2010

Ever wondered how to funkify a wall, making it both interesting and practical? Well, here’s a solution brought to you by Pete Oyler. Inspired by the simple rubber band, Oyler’s shelving unit uses aluminum wall pins and cast rubber that’s able to flex and stretch into a number of shapes. No more plain walls, boring shelves or tacky bookcases. A fresh and innovative storage idea awaits.

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TopUp Head Protection: a collapsible bike helmet

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By Raymond Koh in New Eco on Saturday 23 January 2010

Although still a prototype, this collapsible helmet is something daily bike riders would love to have available. No more bulky, heavy helmets, this lightweight product by Do You Velo is a practical solution for those riding to and from work.

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Fruit shaped Post-It notes

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By Raymond Koh in New Trends on Saturday 23 January 2010

Simple to use and something we all have in our homes, these fruit-shaped Post-It notes are hardly essential, but definitely fun and different, helping brighten up this traditionally dull object.

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Hitch Hands

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By Raymond Koh in New Products on Monday 11 January 2010

Hitch Hands is a device that mounts on your truck hitch. It has the capacity to adapt and move to wherever you want, from which position you can set the plastic hand in the shape of a “V” of victory, the surfer hang loose greeting, f**k you, and much, much more.

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David Scomparin designed beach mat

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By Raymond Koh in New Design on Saturday 5 December 2009

For those looking to spend hours under the sun at the beach over summer, David Scomparin has found the perfect solution to tanning in comfort. As all beach lovers know, when you’re lying around soaking in the rays, it’s always such a frustrating thing having to find something to cover your face — from relying […]

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Bookmark II

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By Raymond Koh in New Design on Friday 27 November 2009

Bookmark II by Propaganda has been such a help during this busy exam period. Though I never realized how creative this little rubber band bookmark is, it really is something special.

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Lazer Urbanize N’ Light helmet

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By Raymond Koh in New Design on Monday 23 November 2009

For those that cycle to and from work, this neatly designed helmet is a must. Sure, a small blinking red light on the rear of your bicycle seat is essentia,l but the large red light on the back plus the smaller white light on the front of this clever helmet not only helps you be […]

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Designer tap and basin

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By Raymond Koh in New Design on Saturday 21 November 2009

Imagine seeing one of these in the place of a normal tap and basin. You’d question how on earth it worked, right? Well, it’s quite simple really: you take the small river stone off and the light pressure of the water is left to flow. A brilliant and remarkably aesthetically pleasing design that gets rid of the mechanical components of a tap. Just hope you don’t lose that stone.

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The Good Afternoon clock

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By Raymond Koh in New Design on Wednesday 18 November 2009

The Good Afternoon clock by Mile Project just shouts design. It’s simple, creative and makes great use of modern technology. The look speaks for itself, a white circular frame with tiny holes that lets a bright and powerful focused LED light beam stream out, creating the second, minute and hour hands of a clock.

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Cityscape designer blinds

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By Raymond Koh in New Products on Wednesday 18 November 2009

Some cool designer cityscape blinds by Elina Aalto, with options including Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and Helsinki. I’m not sure as how practical they are, as when you close your blinds, you don’t want to let any light. But maybe someone has a place for them somewhere.

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Stereo Acoustic Guitar

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By Raymond Koh in New Design on Friday 14 August 2009

More than just a funky looking instrument, this oddly shaped guitar has been designed so that it records as if the person was actually playing in front of you: ‘The Stereo Acoustic Guitar directs a stereo sound towards the player, rather than a mono sound out to the listeners, as is the case with most […]

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Makoto Tojiki’s Man With No Shadow

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By Raymond Koh in New Art on Monday 10 August 2009

This lighting sculpture by Makoto Tojiki, dubbed The Man With No Shadow, was on show recently at Salone Satellite and features LED threads which form a startling image of a lonely man.

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The space age Culla Sinue crib

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By Raymond Koh in New Trends on Monday 10 August 2009

The Culla Sinuè crib by Daniela Avaltroni is a must-have for those trendy parents of today with its subtle curves and spacey futuristic look.

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Maruja Fuentes’ decorative tiles

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By Raymond Koh in New Design on Monday 10 August 2009

Maruja Fuentes is the mastermind behind these decorative tiles. Made from recycled materials, by using these, you’re now able to place a little color and interest in an otherwise boring tiled wall. The intent was for them to be used as planters for a wall display or covering. However, with a little creativity, I’m sure […]

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Parapu, an environmentaly friendly chair

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By Raymond Koh in New Eco on Saturday 8 August 2009

Swedish trio Claesson Koivisto Rune have come up with a biodegradable environmentaly friendly chair. The brilliance shines through DuraPulp, a paper based material that is fully recyclable. Reinforced with PLA, plastic made from maize starch or cane sugar which binds with the paper fibers at 167 degrees Celsius, the result is a material that has the properties of plastic and the qualities of paper: water resistant, lightweight, yet surprisingly solid.

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