Door handle that turns into a mood light, lead light and a flash light

Door handle that turns into a mood light, lead light and a flash light

Door handle that turns into a mood light, lead light and a flash light … I’m sold.

“The LEDoorHandle is a combination of a door handle, LED lights, and a detachable torch. Designed by Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu and Nguyen-vu Dang, this concept also functions a mood light. The system uses the locking-motion of the handle to harness energy and charge the lithium batteries of the flashlight. ”

LEDoorHandle is a 2011 Spark AwardsWinner by designers: Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu & Nguyen-vu Dang


SUPRA X CASIO Limited Edition

SUPRA X CASIO Limited Edition


“In commemoration of G-SHOCK’s 30th anniversary, Casio partnered with leading independent footwear brand, SUPRA, to design their own signature timepiece and Vaider Lite high top. This exciting release is a groundbreaking collaborative effort that features a dynamic range of fashion forward products in celebration of G-SHOCK’s rich and innovative history. The collaboration marks the first time G-SHOCK has offered this particular watch style for customization. SUPRA designed the shock resistant watch’s face with black branding on a matte black bezel with red accents. The traditional resin band was replaced with military grade Cordura that has a red underside, which is accompanied by a custom matte black metal case back. The Case back features the “It’s About Time” clock set to 8:13 (20:13 in military time) engraved. Black analog/digital watch with cloth band and black & red face.”

GA200SPR-1A  $190 at limited retailers.  From Casio.com

The Volkswagen “Beetle Sphere” by Ichwan Noor

The Volkswagen "Beetle Sphere" by Ichwan Noor

Ichwan Noor
Beetle Sphere, 2013
Aluminium, polyester, real parts from VW beetle ’53, paint
180 x 180 x 180 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Art:1 by Mondecor Gallery.
Photo © Art Basel | Hong Kong 2013 | MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

“The idea emerged from a personal perception towards objects that are products of a “transportation culture”, which induces hints/signs of spiritual emotion. To behold a vehicle (car) is to have a “magical” (supernatural) identity. Sculptures represent the interaction between humans and the object realm, with strong spiritual tension that affects the subconscious, and that yields a new “animistic” attitude. By combining the techniques of manipulation and substitution, the form of this sculpture tends toward realistic distortion, which allows new interpretations about the object (car), as a shift in perception that creates an associative meaning. The sculpture’s visual form yields an impression of a sphere – the basis of all forms. The shape of a car is pressed onto the spherical form, producing a dynamic movement, a certain flexibility, but also fragility. It is a concept of “totems” that is embraced/believed by the people of today.”