Don’t miss out on our top 10 trending designs from September so far!

September is rapidly getting over but the innovation is not! Here are the best designs from this month that are already turning heads, be it an attachment that allows you to connect 4 SIM cards to your phone to super slim wallets with fifteen layers and invisible stitching that are good for posture while being high on innovation. Just scroll down, have a look and get inspired to create your own innovative design.

This weird, zany attachment for your Samsung phone from SIMore gives your phone an additional 4 sim-slots, allowing you to be a walking-talking living example of someone living the open-market dream. The attachment fits into a dual-sim smartphone’s secondary sim-slot, much like a USB-Hub plugs into a spare USB port. Your primary SIM card still drives the phone, but Simore’s adapter gives you the power of having and using four extra SIM cards, allowing you to own and use up to 5 different numbers (possibly from 5 separate telecom providers!)

YeongKyu Yoo of cloudandco has designed two wallets that are extremely slim – WalletType1 and SlimWalletType1. The former is a bi-fold design with 6 pockets, and the latter is a card wallet with 2 pockets. The key to the form are the layers and the invisible stitches. Sporting a multi-layer construction with uniform thickness, the edges of the wallets are precisely painted for the ultimate seamless look. The wallets look like a solid sheet of beautiful leather and nothing more. To capture the beauty of quality leather, they focused on bringing its texture to the foreground. This meant keeping all unnecessary details invisible, including stitches. The multi-layer construction was carefully conceived so that once assembled, the form is completely uniform in thickness. To finish it off, the edges are precisely painted for the ultimate seamless look — just like a solid sheet of beautiful leather.

Treat your sofa as the beautiful and central part to your home that it should be with designs such as the Lawless Sofa by Evan Fay.

Unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Lamborghini Siánn explores a whole slew of fresh possibilities for the company. After the conceptual Terzo Millennio, the Sián is the first car from the Italian automotive company to venture into a hybrid drive, relying on a V12 engine as well as a unique 48 volt e-motor, delivering 34 hp to provide immediate response and an uplifted performance.

Having analyzed the shortcomings that current inhalers have, and identified that both the stigma that they carry and their “throwaway” nature are two of their main issues, Ryan Lee Sanderson, Justin Arsenault & Thrive Design created not one, not two, but four inhalers. As the name suggests, the Aria Youth is targeted towards youngsters; it features a rubberized body that will protect it from the inevitable drops that will be thrown it’s way. This, combined with the large paddle accusation makes this product a far more suitable alternative.

Long before planned obsolescence was a thing, products were built to last a lifetime. People would own, use, and reuse products for years, passionately maintaining them for future use, and fixing them if something ever broke. It’s rare to see that sort of passion in today’s products, and the Wingback Mechanical Pen by Alasdair MacLaine is a rare item that embraces that culture of design-for-perpetuity. Buy it now!

Titled the ProPilot, the golf-ball is inspired by Nissan’s ProPilot 2.0 driving technology and is the company’s way of showing how they can fit their incredible self-driving chops into something literally palm-sized. The golf ball obviously isn’t intended for professional use! As a way of demonstrating how small Nissan can go with its self-driving tech, the ball literally finds its way to the hole no matter where you hit it.

The Polaroid Lab is a novel product that lets you rest your smartphone on it, and turns the image on your smartphone screen into a Polaroid photo. The desktop device uses a close-proximity lens to literally take a photo of your screen, turning your high-end smartphone’s photo into a printed picture that you can then scribble a message under and pin to your wall. The Polaroid Lab’s biggest benefits are that you can choose the best photo from hundreds of clicks, edit it and add filters or stickers, and then place your phone with the image loaded on the screen onto the Lab to turn it into a Polaroid snap.

The Turning Chair is a creative take on seating relies on a form that can be flipped 90° to completely change its function! When in orientation A, the Turning Chair is a comfortable low-lying lounger with a reclining backrest, perfect for your living room… but thanks to its angular rear legs, the chair can be flipped back to turn it into a high-seated bar-stool that fits rather suitably in your kitchen. Plus, get this… the chair’s form is stackable too!

Austin Maynard Architects have designed ‘king bill’ — a playful renovation and extension of a double-story terrace house and neighboring garden. the original house is among the oldest in the Australian suburb, built around 1850. after its 2018 update, it’s now also one of the most inventive.

Philip Lück’s imaginative take on everyday objects includes an iPhone 11 with a fidget spinner!

‘Reality leaves a lot to the imagination’, this quote by John Lennon is what I believe must be the inspiration behind this wonderful mix of reality and imagination displayed by designer Philip Lück. Philip, who goes by the username philiplueck on Instagram has been adding a twist of imagination to the mundaneness of our daily lives. What sets him apart is his sense of humor, be it a fidget spinner in place of the 3 cameras on Apple’s latest iPhone 11 Pro that is causing a wave of fear among trypophobe’s across the world to a dose of creativity you wish you could take every morning. There is a healthy mix of reality, imagination, and a subtle suggestion that asks you to take a harder look at the reality of our everyday lives in each of his renders.

Now here’s a version of the iPhone 11 Pro that adds some fun to the 3 camera setup, and keeps the trypophobia at bay! Not to forget, the hours of screen-free analog procrastination it would provide when the phone was not in use.

Addicted to inspiration is a unique take on the struggle every creative person faces – how do you fuel those creative engines on an everyday basis? Well, a pill as such on a daily basis would sure be helpful!

Are you worthy enough to wield the power of those practically indestructible Nokia phones? Inspired by Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, these phones were all the rage when having a mobile phone became commonplace. Oh, the hours we spent playing the game ‘snake’ on those phones!

I have often actually imagined what a cool washing machine the Instagram logo would make, and this render surely proves me right. Now if only someone would actually manufacture this…

Mr. Mark Zuckerberg is the name of the book here!

Meet Cokebomb!

Meet the model inspired by OFFF Barcelona. Born as a festival over a decade ago, OFFF showcases three days of electronic music showcases, from some of the most respected names in the world of underground house and techno.

A direct shot of the good stuff for the day’s life has you down.

Moneymaker grates the cash to find you some change!

An ode to morning routines and rituals with a dose of daily updates! With the amount of data thrown at us on a daily basis, we do end up throwing most of it away without consuming it, making this an apt description of our mornings indeed.

Named heavy times, this image is sure to evoke the weight of passing time on our shoulders.

Sipped is for those days when life gives you lemons!

Inspirational toothbrush designs that have us chucking out our old brushes!

Being a design site that has showcased and even preferred innovative concepts over the years, we can surely say that concepts are very important to our thought process. The concepts are nuggets of inspiration that challenge you to create beyond the regular, innovate and push the boundaries of what we see. And the designers curated here today are churning out some really exceptional renders! What caught our eye this week was the cool collection of toothbrush renders. The designers here have not only showcased great rendering skills but have also utilized design thinking to create a more sustainable, ergonomic and overall innovative collection of toothbrush designs. Can someone please bring these designs to life for us to use?!


A truly innovative removable-head concept with switchable top/ bottom halves to mix and match your toothbrush to reflect your look and feel as well as reducing plastic waste, designed by Alexandre Touguet.

DR STAERCK – a toothbrush because brushing your teeth is no fun anyway by Katharina Stärck.

Render Weekly’s own original render to inspire the community to create innovative designs.

A toothbrush that cares for its near and dear pal, the toothpaste! Designed by Kevin Clarridge.

Dennis Sedov decided to go with some classy 70’s forms rendered in Dental grade aluminum.

The Carbon Brush by Saad Syed.

Nicholas Baker brings out the beauty in simplicity with his old-school render of a hexagonal toothbrush concept.

Bringing you switchable toothbrush head and a gummy head, this design by Mario Arnone gives you a soft handle that can hold the dental equipment you need, giving you complete oral hygiene.

Well-loved brush by Matteo Ercole brings us the other side of those pristine toothbrushes.

Toothbrush with a twist by Lasse Thomasgård brings a literal twist to replaceable brush head with a small pin-like stricture to hold the brush together when in use.

Spacious and playful Loft Designs you’d love to move in to!

Loft’s are often associated with bachelor life, a leftover space that no one knew how to use and then got appointed to the person who would not have issues about living there. But personally speaking, I love lofts! I find it very exciting to live under a roof, where you are in tune with the environment on the outside, where you are the first to hear the sound of raindrops falling on the surface while you sit safely underneath it. The designs curated here have converted the humble loft into a work of whimsy and art, utilizing each nook and corner in imaginative ways to make the most of these living spaces.

Austin Maynard Architects have designed ‘king bill’ — a playful renovation and extension of a double-story terrace house and neighboring garden. the original house is among the oldest in the Australian suburb, built around 1850. after its 2018 update, it’s now also one of the most inventive.

The visualization studio VER depicted a board-marked concrete house with factory-like glazing, which Mexican architecture studio Lázaro is planning to build in the city of Uruapan.

Black corrugated metal encases inspired interiors of Tokyo house by TakaTina. The residence is named Black Box after its corrugated metal cladding, a material more commonly associated with industrial building.

Photonic Studio created this render of a Living Module where the cozy house wraps itself around you.

This private residence by architecture firm 07BEACH incorporates a double-height living room with an indoor tree growing at its center. Built for a family of five, the house is designed as one big space so that the parents can keep an eye on their three little children as they constantly move around.

Toronto-based StudioAC has remodeled the interior of a local apartment for a young client, balancing a bright and open living space with a cozy bedroom tucked away inside a millwork box.

A brown cashmere coat, a pair of sand-colored shoes and a piazza in Rome influenced this 1930’s loft renovation. “When it was our turn to renew the apartment our first step was to simplify everything we felt was too much, in terms of dimensions and materials,” said Note Design Studio.

A folded steel staircase runs alongside an exposed brick wall to connect the two levels of this east London loft, named the Lansdowne Drive, by architecture studio Bell Phillips.

This design uses the existing building’s material palette which consists of concrete floors, zinc pan-decking ceiling with blackened steel beams and railing by the Seattle based firm SHED.

The Olympia Eld Inlet Cabin by Charles Johnson.

Loft 69 by is a realistic render of a unique loft by Peter Ang.

Origami-inspired product designs that will simply transform your lifestyle!

You have to love origami for the creative freedom and empowerment it gives to humble materials like paper and leather. Using simple, intuitive yet strengthening techniques, origami is like a shot of superhero juice that transforms these products into super-products that fold, hold heavy weights and basically challenge your perception of the capability of that material! And let’s not forget, all this is happening under the beautiful and minimal approach ushered in by the nation that designed origami in the first place, Japan. So get ready to watch and be awed by this collection of designs that will surely transform and find a place in your everyday lives!

With the Imagiro, the carpet isn’t just a carpet anymore, but instead is an imagination-fueled origami art-installation that decorates your home (or even a hotel/retail space) in all three dimensions, displayed as a part of the Wayon showcase by EINA University of Design, Barcelona.

When packaged, the Fold wallet comes as an open, unfolded piece of leather, secured to a packaging board that also contains the instructions to assemble the wallet together. With two simple fasteners, the Fold wallet comes together, transforming from a flat piece of leather to an incredibly useful, classy, zero-compromise wallet that’s sure to spark conversation by Lemur Design.

The Polygons is the origami-like measuring spoon that lays flat and folds to 4 different sizes to fit your cooking and baking needs by Rahul Agarwal.

Crafted from environmentally friendly PVC and PP, the FODI is a nifty little stand for your tablet and smartphone. When flat, it measures a cool 1mm thick and uses the powers of Origami to fold open into a convenient stand that lets you dock your smartphone or tablet onto it at a convenient angle for watching videos, movies, or just regular video-chatting by Kade Chan & Kiho Satoshi.

This technique takes a spin on the everyday mechanism of contracting and stretching an origami structure to turn on the light! Designed by Yael Akirav, this ‘conductive origami’ came to life by 3D printing the conducting filament on fabrics.

The Bone Aid is a simple flat-packed board with a printed folding guide. The guide allows it to be folded in three different ways, making it an effective cast for elbows, legs or ankles by Yu-Chi Wang.

The Omotenasino Otomo employ an Origami-esque pattern, and their innovation lies in the treatment of the paper, which makes these dishes infinitely washable and reusable.

The pop-up booster for Bombol is the first fold and store away booster seat for toddlers. The pop-up is comprised of an origami structure which is incredibly strong and safe. How strong? The pop-up met both the international safety standard for boosters and even the standard for adult furniture, which meant pounding it with a 75kg weight over 20,000 times – and it still didn’t break, designed by Frederic Gooris for Bombol.

3box is a series of foldable boxes, which size and function can be adjusted by scaling the triangular 2d mesh by King Kong Design.

Setting out to design a motorbike that is indicative of Japan’s culture, spirit, and aesthetic, Artem and Vladimir designed the Motorbike for Great Japan. The motorbike’s design makes use of planar surfaces, reminiscent of samurai uniforms, and a body with an origami-inspired form.

Libraries designed to transport you to the book-lovers dimension!

I confess I am a complete bibliophile, which can be defined as a lover (phile) of books (biblio). My love of books transcends my love of food, sleep or anything else, much to my parent’s consternation while I was growing up. And this post is literally from my bucket list! Is there ever anything better than to lose yourself in the magic of words? Books take you beyond who you are and supplement them with the power of your imagination, they are unstoppable. Being a great example of architecture and interior design, these libraries perfectly encapsulate the stories brimming within their books. So go ahead, immerse yourself in these wonderful places that will appeal to all your design styles, may it be minimal or royal and plush!

The VAC Library is a wonderful construction that includes a large wooden climbing frame and uses solar-powered aquaponics to keep vegetables, koi carp, and chickens in Hanoi, Vietnam. Designed by Farming Architects, the library/ city farm hybrid is a way to teach children more about self-sustaining ecosystems in a fun environment.

Mounted on a bicycle, and shaped out of sheet metal, the Shared Lady Beetle Library resembles a large ladybug, something almost out of a fairytale. Open any of its wings and inside it are bookshelves filled with books.

Dutch firm MVRDV has built a public library that looks like a huge eye, as part of a new cultural district in Tianjin, China.

FIS Arhitekti worked in collaboration with fellow architects C+C and C28, to create the Living Units – modular rooms that can be combined vertically or horizontally to create larger structures and here they have been used to create pop-up library overlooking Ljubljana.

The LocHal library, located in Tilburg’s station district, is actually named after the locomotive shed in which it is housed. Designed by Civic Architects, the building retains its original industrial steel era vibes and includes giant textile movable screens that can be adjusted to meet the user’s privacy needs.

Herzog & de Meuron has released images of its curving, stone-clad National Library of Israel, which is now under construction and scheduled to complete in 2020.

The Apple design team collaborated with Foster+Partners to redesign this neo-classic library in Washington DC, converting the classic interior into a modern retail space, while also retaining the original building’s grandeur.

Using modern and unique decor pieces such as woven hemp chairs were added by Emma Olbers during the renovation of Stockholm’s stunning National Museum.

Sofa designs so good, they’re impossible to resist: Part 2

Rather than a statement piece, sofa designs have become a piece of comfort. Many of us (consider me guilty too) have surely ended up eating, sleeping, crashing and basically just living out on our sofa. But the designs we have collected here will ensure you treat your sofa as the beautiful and central part to your home that it should be. Scroll down to see designs that will inspire you to innovate, reimagine and create some truly unique sofa designs.

Lawless Sofa by Evan Fay.

The Shell Sofa comes with two small openings at the beginning and end of its structure, making it perhaps the most entertaining play area for a domestic cat by Natalia Komarova.

Felix is a miniature sofa with a mesmerizing canopy that takes inspiration from Mexican architectural designs of the 1950s by Christian Vivanco.

The Brick Sofa by Copenhagen designers KiBiSi consists of stacked pillows with fiber concrete buttons!

Beatle’s versatile construction makes it possible to easily switch things up depending on both your spatial and comfort needs. The flexible back can slide all the way around on a built-in rail system, instantly transforming it from sofa to lounge. You can adjust it in a number of comfortable positions and choose the side that works best for your space, as designed by Burak Aykan & Nur Eryılmaz.

The Borghese table, also known as the eponymous sofa, is inspired by the umbrella pines at the Villa Borghese gardens in Rome by La Chance.

In just a couple of simple steps, SHO transforms from sofa to sofabed in seconds by taking control of the cushion! The design utilizes a unique metal frame that snaps together to hold a twin-size latex mattress in an upright position that’s perfect for sitting and reading by Biwei Pan.

The furniture collection of Dutch photographer Fien Muller and artist Hannes Van Severen is simple, minimal and beautiful in its use of leather.

MERRICK Sofa takes a new and interesting approach, playing with lines to create a focal point that is bound to hold your attention, designed by architect Micheal K Chen.

An expression of sea waves perception, this piece explores the balance of being quietly alone and shaking with the sea, being isolated from the world while noises still there around you by Artur de Menezes.

The minimally elegant sofa-armchair by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba.

Products that showcase why concrete is the trending design material

Concrete, the solid manufacturing material has poorly been grouped together with bulky structures, construction work, and other not-so-delicate uses. Bring to the mix modern-day manufacturing techniques which have taken the poor man’s concrete, transformed and elevated it to a high-class material that lets you form delicate, even tiny parts with it. Products made with concrete bring to them an element of surprise and wonder as people take a while to associate the beautifully designed object in front of them to the material they have traditionally known, making it a favorite of the modern designer. See to believe, the list includes a watch made from concrete, an elegant chess set to speakers and even lights designed to portray concrete in a manner you have never seen before!

The Fortify chess set celebrates concrete and its contribution to civilization by using it in the aptest game possible, chess by Daniel Skoták.

Ghost Flowerpots by Studio Iludi.

The Concretus Speaker uses concrete as a material with imperfections, but it contributes to a larger sense of aesthetics, making each product unique in a way because each speaker has a different surface finish, different air-bubbles in different places by Gražina Bočkutė.

Open space is a lighting collection from French designer MorganeTschiember, which plays with shape, form, and light.

A concrete patch in the hardwood floor for those snowy boots and muddy sneakers by Matt Gibson of Gibson Carpentry.

HexaSeat by Pouya Hosseinzadeh for Enison Co.

The 4th Dimension Watch was born from a fascination with contemporary architecture and design with a spiral staircase immediately stands out as a visual connecting point between 2 separate dimensions by 22 Design Studio.

Vista Concrete side table by Benton Fusion.

Concrete Key Holder with hidden magnets by Alexander Wilhelm of Betolz.

The minimal yet surprisingly elegant Oval concrete washbasin by Gravelli Design.

‘Basso shelf system’ is a modular shelf consisting of three different basic elements created by the Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner. The design is a modular shelf system consisting of three different basic elements. Stacked one upon or next to the other these cubes are fixed with simple round pegs. “Basso” works inside as well as outside and could be used for books or ring binders or as a shelf for wine bottles or firewood.

Enchanting Hotel Designs you want to chart your travel plans around

Hotels have often been the means to an end, a place to stash your luggage and crash through the night while you explore the vibrant surroundings. But that changes with these designs… Each of these designs is a unique space that speaks to its surroundings, by allowing you to break free from the world and escape to the almost-mythical beauty they represent. Providing heritage experiences of living in a restored Geisha house to the thrilling view of the London skyline with a 360-degree infinity pool, there is a hotel here that will inspire your wanderlust!

The one-bedroom boutique hotel, Trunk House by Hiroe Tanaka takes over a 70-year-old geisha house, adding a bright-red disco room that, according to the designers, is the smallest disco in Japan!

The vision for Infinity London is rather unique. A 600,000-liter infinity pool with an edge-less design on all four ends, giving you a stunning reflection of the sky above you, interrupted by concrete, tiles, or ladders by Compass Pools.

The Tree House Hotel Room is structured to serve as hotel rooms, offering tourists the opportunity to connect with nature. “The project is conceived as a ‘slow down’ form of tourism, where nature and the integration of architecture within it plays the primary role,” said the architects Peter Pichler and Silvana Ordinasstudio.

The Punta Caliza hotel is an intimate sanctuary on the remote island of Holbox, Mexico, based on the region’s ancient buildings with each room equipped with a private plunge pool that connects to the main canal, reflecting the omnipresence of water on Holbox as designed by Estudio Macías Peredo.

Hotel Mar Adentro sits on the coast of San José del Cabo, at the southern tip of Mexico with rooms designed to look like little sugar cubes as they are reflected in the shallow pools that surround the guest rooms, designed by Taller Aragonés.

Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has proposed building a hotel at the 600-meters-high place in Norway known as the Preikestolen to recreate the thrill of “living on and beyond the edge”.

The H C Andersen Hotel is named after the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and the pagoda-inspired hotel will consist of a stack of 18 misaligned floors as designed by BIG Studio.

The eight-storey Source Hotel sits along a major boulevard in the River North Art District (RiNo) and is designed with irregularly stacked floors and interiors that give it an interesting industrial design meets punk vibe by Dynia Architects.

Damien Hirst has designed an extremely opulent suite in a hotel in Las Vegas which follows the theme of pills, butterflies and even sharks suspended in formaldehyde! The Empathy Suite spans 9,000 square feet (836 square meters) and occupies two storeys within the Palms.

The Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental is located in an 88-meter-deep abandoned quarry near Shanghai as designed by Jade + QA. “The concept for the building was inspired by the quarry itself and by its natural environment needing to be finely balanced with the new development following the using the Tao principles of yin yang,” says Jochman

From recycled shipping containers to entirely cardboard built, these cafes will find a spot on your bucket list

Cafe’s have surely and steadily integrated themselves into our lifestyle, from quick pit-stops to refuel our caffeine hit to leisurely catching up with people or even a book. Cafe’s have been designed to replace that warmth we crave on a rainy day, with the smell of coffee enticing you all the way, and this particular collection of designed spaces are here to redefine the traditional coffee space. Breaking the traditional warm palette of Starbucks, we have this design constructed completely from recycled shipping containers, a cafe that is build using cardboard to ones that even feature koi ponds inside them, these cafes will surely bring you zen while you sip on that perfectly brewed drink.

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has stacked 29 recycled shipping containers to make a Starbucks coffee shop alongside a shopping center in Hualien, Taiwan

Facebook is opening up five pop-up cafes across UK where users can get a check on their privacy settings while getting a free cup of coffee! Facebook hopes that these cafes will help increase awareness on how easy it is to set up their privacy settings, helping users know who exactly can see their data

Indian architecture studio Nudes has built an entire cafe in Mumbai using cardboard to design the space. Everything apart from Cardboard Cafe’s core, shell and services in the cafe have been made from cardboard. Walls, chairs, tables and even lampshades have all been sculpted from pieces of the corrugated material

The Waveon cafe in Gijang, South Korea is made up of a series of enormous concrete volumes that are stacked and rotated to optimize views of the East China Sea by Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects

La Linda is an artisanal cafe and bakery built within a 1927 garden house in Uruguay’s capital by Pedro Livni Arquitecto

Italian architect Giuseppe Gurrieri designed the eco-bar with folding exterior wall panels along the side of the building that faces the road, creating the occasional tables

The Hanoi Cafe in Vietnam features a fish pond, an indoor waterfall and a rooftop vegetable patch that exists in a self-sustaining eco-system by the Farming Architects

A former power station in Melbourne has been converted into a cafe and restaurant with exposed brickwork and a modern grungy vibe by Collingwood-based DesignOffice

Wes Anderson’s film, The Grand Budapest Hotel is the inspiration for the Budapest Cafe in Chengdu, China and utilizes marble surfaces with geometric elevations and pastel hues to evoke that feel by Biasol

This laundromat in New York includes lounge areas and a coffee shop, as a welcoming alternative to other coin-operated wash places common across the city by Sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams