Tagged Concepts

Time on Paper

The Chronotebook is a notebook by designer Wong Kok Kiong that turns the typical day planner on its head by doing away with the narrow grids of the traditional planner for a small analog clock in the middle of the page. The idea is that you can write in your own date on top of the page, use the rest of the space like a blank page and plan your day by marking the analog clock. The Chronotebook won last year’s Muji’s International Design Competition and is currently available in Muji stores. It’s the simplest manifestation of what a day…

Lacoste concept watches and more

The Lacoste TT Concept Watch Fresh wristwatch and clock concepts by design collective, Designed by Item. The Lacoste Techrono Concept Unnamed watch concept with a band that snaps on to your wrist like the Opla by Voila Another unnamed concept The Border line watch is a clip on reminiscent of the pager The Mantel Dome – A fresh take on the traditional carriage clock. related links Designed by Item

HK08: Hong Kong Design Competition

Every year the Hong Kong Exhibition puts together a designer competition to encourage local talent and one of the recurring themes in the designs, apart from the creative copy that accompanies each entry, is the attempt to latch the work upon any semblence of Chinese identity even though that is not part of the criteria of the design. Open Group – 1st Place – The Art of Face-Changing by Designer Koo Wai Shan The winner in the open category is the “Art of Face-Changing” which was inspired by the traditional Chinese theatrical masks. There are twelve Chinese opera masks of…

HK08: Scott Wilson

In the world of watches, Self described modern design entrepreneur Scott Wilson is known for his Presto Digital Bracelets which were a phenomenal success, remain a best seller and have achieved iconic product status. Another of his Nike credits is the Oregon Series Watch Collection, associated with Lance Armstrong’s extraordinary career in competitve cycling. Wilson now works on design driven projects for major brands through his own MINIMAL design studios which allows him at the same time to work on design-manufacturing projects of his own, such as OOBA, his furniture line. Below are a few quotes from his keynote speech…