by Michele Adriaens, 11 Apr 2013 |
SPOT is a multipurpose light that quadruples as a torch, desk lamp, ambient light and wall light. Made from durable polypropylene (PP) the light is splash resistant which means it can even be used outdoors.
The design is a collab between students of the National University of Singapore and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle - Gloria Ngiam, Nigel Geh and Guillaume Bloget. ”We were inspired by the functionality and versatility of industrial work lights, and aspire to introduce this adaptive feature into daily living. With SPOT, we have stripped the concept of a work light to the essentials and at the same time introduced an element of playfulness to it.”
Support the project on indiegogo, where US$45 will secure your own SPOT.
by Michele Adriaens, 5 Apr 2013 |
Fold me up. Take me out. I’m portable is a snippet of the lyrics to John Mayer’s single ‘Go Anywhere’. It’s also a pretty good description of a cool product design that dropped through our mailbox last week.
Students of the National University of Singapore and the Politecnico di Milano – Nora, Melina and Eddy – teamed up to design the Fold Me, a portable utility case that helps organize your belongings.
“Our approach towards this design is to simply bring about more convenience to the lives of the people around us. The case is made from Waterproof Teflon-coated canvas and genuine calf leather. It can be folded in multiple configurations, adapting to your various needs and situations and it also doubles as a phone dock when folded. We are now trying to secure funds via indiegogo to cover for the start-up cost and manufacturing of our first batch.”
by Michele Adriaens, 2 Apr 2013 |
Trouble finding your items? Not enough space on your desk? Too many things to carry? Always working on-the-go?
Designed by 3 Industrial Design Majors – Jia Ying, Albert and Corina – the STITX will help you keep track of all your items. It piggybacks onto your laptop and is designed to let you carry your belongings and gadgets around town in comfort and style.
“STITX is a stick-on organizer for your belongings and gadgets necessary for work on-the-go bringing you convenience by sitting snugly at the back of your laptop, reducing the clutter of things on the already-tiny workspaces. We’ve launched our product on Indiegogo and we hope we will get enough support to start stitching.”
by Michele Adriaens, 28 Mar 2013 |
Familiar with the dirty looks coming your way while you are digging for a USB thumbdrive in the bottom of your giant satchel of clutter?
NUS Industrial Design majors – Eason,Yee Jek and Elyn – say the solution is simple: the CRUX USB organizer, a personal USB library that brings greater ease and convenience to the storage, usage and management of multiple USB thumbdrives.
“After plugging in your USB thumbdrives into CRUX, access to all your storage content is reduced to a simple step of sliding the attached USB cable into your computer. A simple button buckle makes it easy for you to secure and retrieve your thumbdrive when any adjustment is required. A leather strap is used to hold the USB cable, enabling easy access by allowing your thumb to slide it out quickly from the side of CRUX.”
CRUX comes in three colors of Mocha Brown, Midnight Blue and Scarlet Red. It’s exterior surface is lined with suede, and the interior is made of neoprene that’s super durable.
For more information, visit the CRUX indiegogo website.
by Michele Adriaens, 24 Mar 2013 |
Here at Culturepush we started our spring cleaning by sorting out our keys. We love to organize (nah, really?) so we were thinking about ditching our not so stylish bulky keypouch for a more functional design, the Keyper.
Produced by 3 Industrial Design majors from the NUS School of Design and Environment – Goh Hong, Sylvia and Vick – the Keyper charmed us with its slim aesthetic supported by impeccable hand-craftsmanship. Holding up to four keys, the Keyper is made from genuine vegetable tanned and dyed calf leather, and is designed to snuggly fit most key types.
“We noticed a common problem that was clear in the daily lives, and hence sought to improve it. Current solutions to store keys were either bulky, noisy, or offered no protection for our belongings. We felt that a slim, all around protection was the best solution, and thus designed Keyper after much research and prototyping. We believe that Keyper is a useful and aesthetic solution to store, organize and protect your keys.”
To fund the manufacturing process, Keyper launched an indiegogo campaign, where you can pre-order the key organizer for USD$30.
by Michele Adriaens, 17 Mar 2013 |
We posted about Graphic Designer Preston Tham in May 2012, praising him for his banner-making skills. Now Preston is back with a spanking new website chock full of new visuals.
The 21-year-old will soon be out from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in Visual Communication and Media Design. His design practice includes branding, web design and illustration.
by Michele Adriaens, 15 Mar 2013 |
Let’s give a warm welcome to Zeon Pang, an enthusiastic designer graduating from Nanyang Polytechnic School of Design, with a focus on art direction, publications and photography.
“My works are all very bold and experiential but with clear objectives, achieving results that are out of the box. Design is all about creating something impactful and communicative, something that will trigger the mind and the heart of people.”
by Michele Adriaens, 11 Mar 2013 |
HDB by Chang Shian Wei.
The Dancing Joaquim by Quiet Studio.
Days of Lightning by ampulets.
Tembusu by Desinere.
National Bird of Singapore by Relay Room.
“An icon is symbolic. It can represent a set of beliefs, or values. It speaks of a particular time and place, a people and their culture.”
Today we are slobbering unashamedly at S U P E R M A M A‘s new project where five local design studios were invited to produce a graphic focussed around Singapore icons. Lovely!
About the project:
The Singapore Icons Studio Project is initiated by S U P E R M A M A to create a collection of ceramic ware with Japanese ceramic company KIHARA INC. The Project’s key design intent is to explore the possibility of identifying, beyond the Merlion, new Singapore icons. Five designers and design studios were invited to take part in this Project, and their exploration of what these new Singapore icons can be is launched as a collection of ceramic ware under S U P E R M A M A’s new label Democratic Society .
The ceramic wares can be bought at S U P E R M A M A at SAM 8Q.
Photo credit: Meng Kwang.