Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ferrari Superbike

Monday, November 23, 2009

Weird Footwear Design

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Surf Chair

This cool-but-strange-design out of Denmark is a perfect example of how great design doesn’t necessarily mean great ergonomics. I love the concept behind this chair — it almost reminds me of a snail carrying his house (or, in this case, computer) on his back. But as lovely as that great circular frame is, I can’t imagine would be comfortable for more than fifteen minutes.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Small House In Japan

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Top 10 High Tech Luxury Beds

Multimedia beds have succeeded in turning more than a few heads in the past. No doubt, these high-tech luxury beds will ask you for some huge bucks in exchange for a blissful sleep, but can you really put a price tag on a good night's sleep? Multimedia beds have evolved into one of the most important pieces of furniture in any home and are here to stay as people are getting increasingly personal and fussy about their choices. Here, I have compiled a list of Top 10 high-tech luxury beds for geeks, like me, who think that living through the day with all the assistance from the gadgets is not just enough. Check out the fabulous beds after the jump.

1. Magnetic floating bed

The magnetically levitating bed by Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars is an upshot of six long years research work. The bed faces gravitation with magnets and it can support up to 900 kilos and is supported by four steel cables. The scale model of the bed was presented at the Millionaire Fair in June 2006 and the floating bed is estimated to be priced around 115,000 Euros for the scale model and for complete model expect to lay down around 1.2 million Euros.

2. Starry Night Sleep Technology Bed

The Starry Night Sleep Technology Bed from Leggett Platt is a spellbinding combination of technology and bedding that makes use of diagnostic tools to moderate temperature, monitor body movements and alleviate snoring. At $50,000, it's not just another run-of-the-mill luxury bed. It touts anti-snore technology to reduce snoring in mild to moderate cases by elevating your upper body a few degrees. Its dual programmable temperature control from 68 to 117 degrees Fahrenheit adjusts the temperature to your liking. The Sleep Diagnostic Center monitors body movement and breathing pattern throughout the night. If you are the one who can't live without music, the bed comes with an iPod docking station and 2500-watt surround sound system with four 8-inch subwoofers. Other salient specs include Internet connectivity, wireless RF remote that connects to a 1.5TB media server with four gigs of RAM, and a 1080p projector.

3. Hollandia Platinum-Luxe Elite sleep system

I bet you would never want to get out of the Hollandia Platinum-Luxe Elite sleep system. It boasts loads of other luxury options besides a retractable 32-inch Sony Bravia HDTV integrated into the bed's footboard. The TV sits 80 inches from the headboard, slightly exceeding the normal 1:3 ratio of screen size to viewer distance, and the brightness dynamically adjusts to the ambient light, to reduce eye strain. The Elite is also equipped with a Sony Bravia theater system that includes a five DVD/CD changer, a five speaker surround sound system, a subwoofer beneath the bed for a complete hi-end experience, and an iPod docking station. Last but not the least; the bed gently adjusts to a comfortable reclining position. And, the the most useful feature is the integrated massage system that features four powerful motors with a micro-computer that provides 12 individual massage programs, and a 30-minute automatic shutdown. It also has a 13-inch retractable back-sliding system and Hollandia's telescopic head support. All the features are beautifully engineered into the bed, there are no unsightly wires visible in the room. The bed looks gorgeous design-wise too. The base is covered in Italian-designed fabric, which is a new, 100 percent synthetic fiber that protects the frame from pets. The Elite is available in white or gray to complement any bedroom decor.

4. Multimedia Bed with RUF Cinema

This magnificent multimedia bed looks like it is specially designed for a Hollywood movie. The bed has a home cinema rack fitted between the two-upholstered headboard bolsters with enough space for DVD player and game consoles. The RUF Cinema's foot section has an aluminum cover that conceals the screen which can be easily assembled using the radio remote control. So, all it needs to make the screen stand-up and hide-out is a button on the remote control. Moreover, the padding on the headboards can be easily adjusted to suit your comfort.

5. Gravity Zero Groove bed

Hollandia International is quite known for producing extraordinary line of luxury sleep systems, mattresses, daybeds and bedding. The Gravity Zero Groove sleep system from the company comes with a 150-watt sound system to get your groove on. The two powerful sleep system motors and two massage systems with 12 massage programs make sure you never feel exhausted in the bed. The rhythmic lines and hip styling of this unique bed and mattress touts four-joint adjustability, back-sliding system, and a flexible shoulder comfort zone. The mattress is actually made from ventilated Talalay latex, which offers full comfort and support. No doubt, the Gravity Zero Groove sleep system will ask you for some huge bucks in exchange for a musical, blissful sleep.

6. Ultimate TV bed

Another cool entry onto the list is the Ultimate TV bed, the super-luxury bed with a single press of the wireless remote. The end of the bed opens silently to glide out a 22-inch flatscreen TV. The bed is delivered with in-built, electronic leveling. The price-tag is a complete knock-out for $32,375.

7. Histoire Do Be swivel bed

The Histoire Do Be is a rotating swivel bed run by remote control from Mobelform. The bed comes with built-in cabinetry with TV stand and orthopedic mattress. The bed is available in different color, sizes and wooden assortments. So folks! Give your bed-room a nice make-over with this gorgeous looking round-shaped remote-control bed.

8. Gustarle TV Bed

The Gustarle TV-Bed comes complete with Samsung flatscreen LCD TV with built in DVD player. This impressive waterbed comes with the latest top of the range Samsung 26-inch LCD TV and the Sony high definition DVD player. Several wood finishes are available for the bed, headboard and footboard, together with a superb choice of real leather fabrics for the inset panels on the headboard and each side of the footboard. This gorgeous TV Bed is also available with Visco Elastic memory foam mattress upon request. Available in various sizes, the 200cm model will set you back £6,950 (US $13,577).

9. Indestructible Bed

The Quantum Sleeper Unit is a high-level security system designed for maximum protection in various hostile environments. The high-tech bed folds up into a fire-resistant coffin-like box to keep you safe from any uneventful event. The bed is fitted with a high-level security system that protects you from destructive forces of nature, bio-chemical terrorist attack and kidnappers. Besides, the bed is not just about protection, it is also the ultimate in entertainment and communications as it also comes with a built-in CD player, DVD Screen with PC hookup, microwave and refrigerator along with cellular phones and radios to keep you connected to the outside world! The bed is designed to enable the person(s) inside the unit to see out and prevent those outside from seeing in. The bed, though not in production, costs an estimated $135,000.

10. Sonic Bed by Kaffe Matthews

Behold the big bed! The Sonic bed is a gigantic bed with 12-channel surround sound. It may resemble a wooden tank from the outside, but it touts enough speakers inside to make a perfect home theater set up. Designed by Kaffe Matthews as a museum exhibit, the bed runs on 220 volts of electricity and covers every inch of your body in sound. All you need to do is hook up a TV and you will never feel like leaving your bed.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Interesting Curtain Make Your House Bigger

If you feel like your home space is not that big enough, you may take that curtain as a good idea to make your house seems big. The 3D pattern curtain, it not only gives the functions of curtain, but also can effectively develop a sense of interior space. Nice.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Transparent Phone

Window Phone - concept phone On one hand, clear conceptual phones already, so this is not just the first, but on the other, the so-called Window Phone has one impressive feature - its transparent housing varies depending on the weather!

Thus, in the sunny days, the screen will be completely transparent, on a rainy day it will appear «virtual» drop, but it is covered with frost frost. Ie translucent screen will look like as well as present a window into a variety of weather. I do not know how it will be practical, but at least, very original! :)

Letter S shaped Switch Restaurant


Switch Restaurant in Dubai, UAE by Designer Karim Rashid. A truly unique environment for your dining. Called Switch because it is arranged along undulating walls that change colour continuously which is inspired by the Arabic letter S turned on its side. The design creates an interesting texture for light and shadow.





Cool design collections from industry designer Karim Rashid

The Collections


Karim Rashid is a leading figure in the fields of product, interior, fashion, furniture, lightingdesign and art. Born in Cairo, half Egyptian, half English and raised in england and canada. he received a bachelor of industrial design in 1982 from carleton university in ottawa, canada.


Cool design product sculptures Vase, tactile vase designed for duel placemants , made of porcelin in Germany.


Cool design product shelving with convex curve.


Cool design product Kup, Container produced in aluminum, can be opened along a horizontal axis, designed to serve as needed for ash disposal and numerous other desktop functions.


Cool design product Magino small stool, formed acrylic stool plus magazine rack, which can also be used as a side table for adaptable living preferences.


Cool design product Jimini Creamer and Sugar, beautifully paired and elegant sugar and crean servers, enhance any table setting with a pair.

Karim Rashid design shop

Kurv™ Chair and Kurvman, Designed as a sensuous flexuous ribbon of formed wood frame with upholstered center designed ergonomically for all contexts from office to home with an area below for magazines or to store other objects.

Kapsule Chair
A sturdy child friendly chair. Naturally multifunctional due to its storage and seating capabilities.
Injection molded polypropylene -comes in two pieces
Available in deep purple, Neon Green and Electric blue.

Quadro Side Table. Functional table, suitable for small spaces and to enhance any room. Flat central surface and four rounded sides that open individually to extend the table surface, opaque lacquered wood, 16″ H x 16″/ 47″ W, D. Made in Italy.

Letter S shaped Switch Restaurant


Switch Restaurant in Dubai, UAE by Designer Karim Rashid. A truly unique environment for your dining. Called Switch because it is arranged along undulating walls that change colour continuously which is inspired by the Arabic letter S turned on its side. The design creates an interesting texture for light and shadow.