Elegantly French, this minimal hideaway desk is worthy of your home!

French designs always have a sense of sophistication and elegance to them. And Bastien Chapelle’s Elmer Desk is no exception. French Design Incubator helped pair up designer Bastien Chapelle with furniture manufacturer iRESISTUB, and they collaborated to create Elmer. At first glance, Elmer looks like a simple storage cabinet, and though it is one, it also doubles up as a desk!

The multifunctional piece primarily showcases a lot of iRESISTUB’s metalwork, with a sturdy black metal frame and two long metal legs. A squarish wooden door with rounded edges occupies the portion above the legs. When the door is shut, Elmer looks like a regular cabinet, upon which you can place miscellaneous items. However, once you open it, it reveals spacious storage space, with the door functioning as a neat little desk. Within the compact storage area, you can place your books, stationery items, folders and maybe even a tiny plant or two! The working surface is large enough to accommodate a laptop, books or other documents.

Minimal, warm and organic, the Elmer Desk is a quaint piece of furniture that could seamlessly merge into any home or workspace and is a stunning specimen of French design.

Designer: Bastien Chapelle and iRESISTUB

Elegantly French, this minimal hideaway desk is worthy of your home!

French designs always have a sense of sophistication and elegance to them. And Bastien Chapelle’s Elmer Desk is no exception. French Design Incubator helped pair up designer Bastien Chapelle with furniture manufacturer iRESISTUB, and they collaborated to create Elmer. At first glance, Elmer looks like a simple storage cabinet, and though it is one, it also doubles up as a desk!

The multifunctional piece primarily showcases a lot of iRESISTUB’s metalwork, with a sturdy black metal frame and two long metal legs. A squarish wooden door with rounded edges occupies the portion above the legs. When the door is shut, Elmer looks like a regular cabinet, upon which you can place miscellaneous items. However, once you open it, it reveals spacious storage space, with the door functioning as a neat little desk. Within the compact storage area, you can place your books, stationery items, folders and maybe even a tiny plant or two! The working surface is large enough to accommodate a laptop, books or other documents.

Minimal, warm and organic, the Elmer Desk is a quaint piece of furniture that could seamlessly merge into any home or workspace and is a stunning specimen of French design.

Designer: Bastien Chapelle and iRESISTUB

Elegantly French, this minimal hideaway desk is worthy of your home!

French designs always have a sense of sophistication and elegance to them. And Bastien Chapelle’s Elmer Desk is no exception. French Design Incubator helped pair up designer Bastien Chapelle with furniture manufacturer iRESISTUB, and they collaborated to create Elmer. At first glance, Elmer looks like a simple storage cabinet, and though it is one, it also doubles up as a desk!

The multifunctional piece primarily showcases a lot of iRESISTUB’s metalwork, with a sturdy black metal frame and two long metal legs. A squarish wooden door with rounded edges occupies the portion above the legs. When the door is shut, Elmer looks like a regular cabinet, upon which you can place miscellaneous items. However, once you open it, it reveals spacious storage space, with the door functioning as a neat little desk. Within the compact storage area, you can place your books, stationery items, folders and maybe even a tiny plant or two! The working surface is large enough to accommodate a laptop, books or other documents.

Minimal, warm and organic, the Elmer Desk is a quaint piece of furniture that could seamlessly merge into any home or workspace and is a stunning specimen of French design.

Designer: Bastien Chapelle and iRESISTUB

Elegantly French, this minimal hideaway desk is worthy of your home!

French designs always have a sense of sophistication and elegance to them. And Bastien Chapelle’s Elmer Desk is no exception. French Design Incubator helped pair up designer Bastien Chapelle with furniture manufacturer iRESISTUB, and they collaborated to create Elmer. At first glance, Elmer looks like a simple storage cabinet, and though it is one, it also doubles up as a desk!

The multifunctional piece primarily showcases a lot of iRESISTUB’s metalwork, with a sturdy black metal frame and two long metal legs. A squarish wooden door with rounded edges occupies the portion above the legs. When the door is shut, Elmer looks like a regular cabinet, upon which you can place miscellaneous items. However, once you open it, it reveals spacious storage space, with the door functioning as a neat little desk. Within the compact storage area, you can place your books, stationery items, folders and maybe even a tiny plant or two! The working surface is large enough to accommodate a laptop, books or other documents.

Minimal, warm and organic, the Elmer Desk is a quaint piece of furniture that could seamlessly merge into any home or workspace and is a stunning specimen of French design.

Designer: Bastien Chapelle and iRESISTUB

Elegantly French, this minimal hideaway desk is worthy of your home!

French designs always have a sense of sophistication and elegance to them. And Bastien Chapelle’s Elmer Desk is no exception. French Design Incubator helped pair up designer Bastien Chapelle with furniture manufacturer iRESISTUB, and they collaborated to create Elmer. At first glance, Elmer looks like a simple storage cabinet, and though it is one, it also doubles up as a desk!

The multifunctional piece primarily showcases a lot of iRESISTUB’s metalwork, with a sturdy black metal frame and two long metal legs. A squarish wooden door with rounded edges occupies the portion above the legs. When the door is shut, Elmer looks like a regular cabinet, upon which you can place miscellaneous items. However, once you open it, it reveals spacious storage space, with the door functioning as a neat little desk. Within the compact storage area, you can place your books, stationery items, folders and maybe even a tiny plant or two! The working surface is large enough to accommodate a laptop, books or other documents.

Minimal, warm and organic, the Elmer Desk is a quaint piece of furniture that could seamlessly merge into any home or workspace and is a stunning specimen of French design.

Designer: Bastien Chapelle and iRESISTUB

This damage-proof hoodie is made with the same ceramic technology used on the space station

To put things in perspective… the only material tougher than the ceramic used in Vollebak’s latest jacket is literally diamond.

Making the world’s most indestructible clothing does require constant reiteration, and Vollebak’s constantly believed in pushing the boundaries of material science. Having made hoodies out of everything from Kevlar to carbon nanotubes, Vollebak now returns with a material so resistant to wear and tear, it’s used on the international space station. The ceramic hoodie comes with an aramid layer (Kevlar is an aramid) and is further coated with a layer comprising more than 60,000 matte-black ceramic particles that allow it to be theoretically destruction-proof, but still breathable and flexible. The hoodie builds on one of Vollebak’s most popular items, the Ceramic T-Shirt, which was developed in 2017 and has, since then, been taken into jungles, warzones, and live volcanoes.

The Ceramic Hoodie is designed to be protective yet comfortable. The fabric is tough but breathable and comes with an inner fleece lining and waterproof zippers. Each hoodie is equipped with a layer of ceramic coating that’s as thin as a human hair, and soft to the touch, but is abrasive-resistant enough to make it the toughest garment not just on earth, but arguably on the space station too!

Designer: Vollebak

TCL is working on an expandable phone with a ‘scroll-style’ sliding display

These images that were leaked to CNET show that TCL could have possibly unveiled the most interesting phone of the year in a week. You’re looking at the world’s first phone with a sliding/scrolling flexible display courtesy TCL, which they would debut at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Sadly the trade show was canceled on account of concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in China, but that hasn’t stopped TCL from getting everyone’s eyes on this new breed of smartphone.

Think of TCL’s sliding phones as an interpretation of those scrolling advertisement boards you see at bus-stops or airports. The phone comes with a large display that’s partially hidden from view. Pull the phone’s two halves apart and the screen expands, like you’re unrolling a scroll. The concept, in theory, circumvents the folding smartphone’s biggest problem by eliminating the hinge and that unsightly crease. It does, however, raise a few concerns because the screen expands, but the glass above it doesn’t. The phone comes with the flexible display curved around the sides, in classic ‘waterfall display’ fashion, and a two-part telescopic body with a parting line clearly visible on the back, right beside the triple-lens camera. Just like you’d flip open a folding smartphone, you’d be required to pull the two halves of this phone apart and the screen ‘magically’ expands to go from a traditional smartphone display to a more tablet-esque format… all without worrying about over-engineered hinges, and unsightly creases. How viable this new format is, and whether this makes the phone more vulnerable to damage than folding phones, all that’s still to be determined… but it’s great to see that the smartphone industry isn’t afraid to think out of the box and make bold moves in the name of innovation!

Designer: TCL

Meet VOIXATCH, a smartwatch for an alternate world where watches and earphones are one product

It might sound a little dumb now that I’m saying it in 2020 but we may have been duped. Companies have, for too long, made us buy unnecessary products that just about do the same thing but in slightly different ways. Think about it. Your phone, watch, and earbuds all give you notifications (albeit in different ways). They also all let you access your voice assistant, and pretty much most of your data like your calendar, phone book, or other services. Why then, do we need separate devices that are smart enough to have overlapping functions? Why spend extra money on a smartwatch that tracks your health when your phone could just as easily do it, if Apple or Samsung wanted? Or even your earbuds, which are surprisingly good at detecting your heartbeat through your ear canal and could easily pick up your temperature too. Your watch does almost everything your phone does, and your earphones are smart enough to make sure you don’t need to take your phone out to choose a song, call a friend, or ask the internet questions. So here’s an alternate version of the product that’s near and dear to you. Meet the VOIXATCH. If that name mildly confuses you, you’re not the only one. VOIXATCH is basically a pretty sensible amalgamation of the three products that we got duped into paying truckloads of money for. It’s a smartwatch that does practically everything your phone does… and guess what. It has a Bluetooth headset docked right into it that you can detach and use to make calls and possibly even listen to music. VOIXATCH is basically what happens when good technology meets good intentions.

The VOIXATCH made waves on the tech circuits especially after a demonstration at the Mobile World Congress last year. In development for a while now, the most utilitarian smartwatch is finally ready to hit the shelves and subsequently the wrists. Grabbing eyes as the first smartwatch with a built-in Bluetooth headset, the VOIXATCH helped unveil a world where watch and earphones were part of a tight ecosystem as one single product that did practically everything your phone could, without you needing to take your phone out. The VOIXATCH smartwatch comes equipped with LTE and GPS, has its own SIM card slot, a Google voice assistant, a heartbeat sensor, a gyroscope, and a battery life of 48 hours. That, however, isn’t the most impressive bit about the VOIXATCH, because embedded within its bezel is a detachable ring that turns into a Bluetooth headset.

Looking rather magical as you literally remove your watch’s bezel and suspend it around your ear, VOIXATCH is the only smartwatch to effortlessly integrate a Bluetooth headset into its design. The headset (or earpiece, if you want to call it that) sits flush around the watch’s circular display, popping out upon the push of a button when you need to use it. With a microphone, speaker, and a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, the headset works the instant you plug it out, allowing you to answer calls with your smartwatch as well as send voice texts to people, listen to audio, or even use voice commands with your watch’s AI. The mechanics of it are truly revolutionary, as the VOIXATCH team has literally spent years to engineer a solution as elegant as this. The detachable Bluetooth headset comes with a talk-time of 3 hours, and can instantly be recharged by docking it back into the watch.

What VOIXATCH promises is something quite new and uncharted. We’re so used to owning a separate phone, a separate smartwatch, a separate pair of earbuds, and separate chargers for all three items that VOIXATCH’s promise of streamlining our behavior sounds unheard of, but is truly greater than the sum of its parts… like combining raisins, chocolate, and salted popcorn. Or if you’re looking for a more relevant analogy, quite like how Steve Jobs introduced the ground-breaking iPhone as a combination of a phone, music player, and breakthrough internet communicator. Is the VOIXATCH the new iPhone? It’s hard to say… but it does come from the same place of frustration. The multifaceted smartwatch, in that regard, does a great job of providing convenience along with the same functionality you’d get from owning three separate gadgets. It also comes compatible with your existing smartphone through VOIXATCH’s app that lets you access your watch’s pedometer, calorie counter, heart-rate tracker, and a variety of watch-face themes right on your phone… Oh, and before I forget, the VOIXATCH is IP67 water-resistant too, so feel free to go jogging on the beach with it!

Designer: Young Kwon Oh

Click Here to Buy Now: $179 $259 ($80 off).

VOIXATCH: The First Smart Watch with Built-in Bluetooth Headset

VOIXATCH lets you enjoy all the essential features of a smartphone in a cellular-enabled smartwatch that you can customize and adapt to your daily style while also using it as a smartly integrated Bluetooth 5.0 headset that easily keeps you connected wherever you go, whatever you’re doing.

Integrated Design: LTE + GPS + BT Headset in a Watch

With patented all-in-one design the VOIXATCH gives you more freedom and convenience to discover the true value of a smartwatch.

Beyond the Bezel

This true smartwatch features a detachable bezel that is actually Bluetooth headset with integrated speaker & mic.

Gold or Platinum?

Change the bezel choosing from the four available colors, and you’ll find one that better compliments the way you look at any given time.

Overview of Features

– LTE + GPS
– Bezel 5.0 BT Bluetooth Headset
– Customizable Design
– Notifications
– Fitness Tracking
– On-wrist Charging
– Waterproof IP67
– Dedicated App

How It Works

The Easiest Way to Answer a Call. Detach the headset from the watch body to automatically answer a call.

Notifications. Check easily messages received from your smartphone or VOIXATCH itself.

Recharging Made Easy. The smartwatch keeps your Bluetooth headset charged and ready for your next call, without you having to carry a separate charging case. Place the headset on the watch body, and the watch body will start charging the headset automatically.

Easy to put the Headset on your ear. Only one hand needs to put the Bluetooth Bezel headset on your ear. Detach and just push the side button of the headset, then a support hook on the back of the headset pops out, so you can secure the headset on your ear.

Lost No More. VOIXATCH has a wing-shaped protrusion that is designed to prevent the bezel from unexpected detaching. That makes it harder to lose and easier to keep safe and right where you want it, all the time. To detach the Bluetooth bezel headset, twist it counterclockwise and then lift it off the watch body.

Powered by Google Voice. The intuitive Ul allows you to easily control watch functions and apps with voice commands.

Fitness Tracking with the Dedicated App. The app allows you to intuitively and conveniently personalize your smartwatch from your phone while also picking up your health and fitness data.

Click Here to Buy Now: $179 $259 ($80 off).

Vinyl turntables designed to turn you into a vinyl junkie!

Vinyl turntables never seem to go out of style! They are classic collectibles that have reached iconic status. Any vinyl record owner or audiophile loves to showcase their beloved turntable. After all, they seem to wash over everyone with a wave of nostalgia. One glance at a turntable, and you’re taken on a trip down memory lane, and a very retro one that is. Hence designers have been exploring when it comes to turntable designs, and we’ve curated a collection of exciting and innovative ones!

Saturn is a beautiful vinyl record player inspired by the planet Saturn, its rings and its moon Titan. It comprises of a black turn-table platform, which will subtly remind you of Saturn’s rings. Placed on top of the base platform is a spherical speaker or the upper hemisphere of the entire structure, which is what the planet Saturn would probably look like if viewed from the top. Attached to the sphere is the tonearm, and the end of the needle has been inspired by Titan!

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Introducing o-ton, a vertical, wireless turntable that lets you import and digitally enhance your vinyl records. It’s almost entirely translucent, so you can see all the inner workings and, of course, your vinyl’s unique cover art. The design features a digital stylus that automatically turns your device on if you insert a vinyl. With an integrated optical sensor, the stylus can identify and jump individual tracks.

The SC+P Turntable uses the combination of high-quality materials, precision engineering, and a visually striking design to emphasize the state of the art components that reside within its body. The undeniably beautiful device is made up of a striking framework that draws attention towards the vinyl that sits at the center. The result of this skeleton-like form is the exposure of the mechanics and electronics that allow the device to function.

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Titled the Kozmophone, this alternate-reality gramophone takes one of Edison’s greatest inventions and gives it multiple upgrades, including a miniature holograph projector that brings back the visual joy we associated with Windows Media Player’s visualizer graphics before online streaming took over. The avant-garde gramophone comes with a slick, glossy, cutting-edge design, featuring an Audio Technica AT 91 cartridge and belt-driven turntable with built-in vibration damping.

LOVE is a premium, smartphone-controlled record player that you can use with the support of an app or without. It reads records utilizing a traditional stylus or can be connected to Bluetooth and WiFi. You can use your smartphone to play, stop, repeat and skip records, and even select different RPM speeds. It is said to be the world’s first intelligent turntable!

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Echoing the vinyl disc’s gentle concentric carvings, the Barky turntable’s base has something similar, but something that has been around for millennia. A cross-section of wood taken from an ash tree, the Barky’s base has wooden age-lines that match perfectly with the shape and nature of vinyl, creating something that looks absolutely surreal as you begin to notice the biomimicry of sorts.

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The turntable itself is a rather retro/hipster product and using concrete in the Enso only makes it more kitschy and cool. With its imperfections, concrete gives a different flavor to a product that has otherwise only seen the use of plastic, glass, metal, and wood. Designed with a simple rounded form that highlights the vinyl disc platter and arm, the Enso comes with a rather integrated form and the only thing breaking it is the walnut wood control panel which juts out to end the monotony and play with one’s visual expectation of continuity.

We love a cool vinyl turntable, and Gearbox’s Automatic Turntable MkII is as cool as it gets! Inspired by Dieter Rams’ 1955 Braun PC 3 SV record player, you can actually observe the inner workings of the transparent turntable. Yes, you heard that right, it’s transparent! Not to mention it’s the perfect culmination of retro meets future. However, one of its most exciting features would be the turntable’s high-fidelity built-in valve phono stage, making it the first turntable in the world to actually have one!

The RokBlok by Pink Donut isn’t your conventional vinyl record player! It’s the world’s smallest, wireless record player. You simply place the RokBlok upon your favorite record and listen to your favorites tunes anytime anywhere. It functions as a turntable without actually looking or being one, intriguing right?

Designed to be a DJ console that offers incredible amounts of control to the person behind it, Whiteout features a base with multiple grooves and a series of knobs you can place on them. The knobs work both as rotary-controls as well as sliders, while the base itself lights up with a minimalist interface. A pair of grooved circles on the base act as the turntables, while touch-sensitive controls on the top let you play, pause, loop, transition, solo, and mute tracks.

A Japanese charm redesigned to keep you healthy by syncing with the earth!

Omamori (お守り) are traditional good luck charms in Japanese culture that protect the wearer of the charm. The Japanese word “mamori” (守り) means protection, while prefix “o” gives the word an external movent connotation, transforming it to “your protection” and there are Omamoris for every area of life: love, health, luck, trips, success, protection. The concept of Kenkō is a futuristic take on the traditional Omamori, it does not cure illnesses or ward off evil spirits but it helps you stay healthy by being in sync with the earth’s electromagnetic frequencies. It is ergonomic, travel-friendly and minimal while still being a powerful force.

The earth is constantly emitting 7,83 Hz (also known as the earth’s breath, who knew that?!) along its surface which is believed to allow living beings to regulate their physiological functions. Scientific studies show that the earth’s natural magnetic fields have a positive influence on our brains. With the rapid development of electronic communication technologies, our bodies are getting confused between the natural and artificial frequencies which are dwindling our inherent ability to be in sync with nature. This concept device is aimed at increasing focus, coordinated neural activities, improve sleep and circadian rhythms, stabilize blood pressure and stimulate osteoblasts. Kenkō will be created to produce a 7,83Hz signal, reproducing the natural frequency using technology which will help human bodies re-establish their intrinsic relationship with being healthy naturally. It will have an LED light strip that glows when you switch on the device. Electrosmog caused by Wi-Fi and smartphone frequencies can no longer disturb the sync between the natural rhythm and your brain with Kenkō’s 1.5m protection radius around you. It is also designed to be pocket-sized so you can carry it everywhere like the traditional Omamori is meant to be but with a sleek touch of tech!

Designer: Daniele Peruzzo