Flat Bulb by Joonhuyn Kim
Flat instead of round? Why not? These babies won't roll, saving them from falling and breaking. They're easier to pack and stack, saving money and space. Why are lightbulbs round again?
images via Freshome
rEvolution wine glass by Jakobsen Design
Instead of the traditional vertical design, Jakobsen Design thinks horizontal. Just by changing the direction, not only do you get a unique look, but the glass becomes sturdier than before while being capable of the same function. A base is no longer needed and the angled position of the glass opening makes it easy for sipping and pouring. Interesting and smart, no?
images via Yanko Design
News! * one item has been removed due to patent process *
Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector by Louise van der Veld
How cute is that? Louise van der Veld turns a boring necessity into something fun. Inspired by the American black-capped Chick-a-dee, its appearance and name is a tribute to the actual bird and its warning call. Yes, it actually chirps! Too fun. I'd take a white one to discreetly blend into the white walls and ceiling. I'm sure that every time I looked at it I would smile.
images via The Initiator and Company
So there you have it, isn't design great? Whether it solves a problem, provides a unique point of view, or simply makes you smile, good design makes life better.
Happy day to you,