Hot Choz

French designer David L'Hôte seems to be just as fed up with wires as I am. Centfils (translating to something like 100 wires) is a series of design concepts that address the increasingly problematic proliferation of electrical wires. From left to right: Octave goes under the desk for all those computer peripherals, Odile on top of the desk for the mobile devices and Oscar in …

Living in a Box

Last year, German design firm Transalpin conceived a way to pass electricity through wood and named it Wood.e. The 12V current doesn't actually pass though the wood; there's conductive material layered in to the plywood. This year, they created Living In a Box (above) as an example of how this innovative material could be applied. Normally separate pieces, chairs, tables, lamps and shelves, are integrated …

Step by Step

Today might be turning in to a day of featuring new work from designers previously on Cool Hunting. Remember the SMS Chandelier by Moritz Waldemeyer and Ron Arad? Waldemeyer's latest piece, Step by Step, combines the precision of computer controlled robotics with the elegance of Swarovski crystals. While this one is at home in a funky minimalists foyer, Waldemeyer should really consider making a mirror …