Making Beaches Safer

Making Beaches Safer

The SOS Rocket is a unique safety buoy that earmarks safe swimming areas at the beaches. In case the currents sweep a swimmer, they can latch onto one of the buoys and release the helium-filled SOS balloon and thus attract the lifeguard’s attention.

0 Designers: Wonkyung Jang and Jaehyo Lee

Leaning Lighter

Leaning Lighter

Based around a design that’s gone largely unchanged for years, the Sway cigarette lighter is proof that even minor tweaks can mean greater functionality. The design focuses on user friendliness, featuring a button that can be used from any side, as well as a weighted bottom that allows it to stand upright for convenient picking up. The bottom is also rounded, making it easy to slide into pockets. In a variety of fun colors, there’s a tone for every taste!

0 Designer: Salmon Nortje

Only A Bloody Bag

Only A Bloody Bag

The Blood Bag gets a redesign with this new concept, which hopes to resolve some key flaws through innovation. For example, the bag has a purposeful niche around which you can wrap the integrated tubes, thus leaving the labeling area clear and visible. There is a sensor attached to the bag, which helps to keep the donated blood at optimum temperature for transportation. Small, but significant innovations, what do you think?

0 Designer: Ni-Hsin Chang

Getting Groovy with Roy G. Biv

Getting Groovy with Roy G. Biv

The Raising Geometry collection of sculptural lighting objects merge retro style with midcentury modern simplicity in a series of functional mirrors enhanced by electric neon light! Comprised of 3 designs (Octagon, Wave and Triangle), each features a different color combo and geometric shape that is repeatedly reflected in seemingly endless space for a deep visual effect that transforms the design into a 3D light picture.

0 Designer: Cascade

The LEGO Maniac Must-Have

The LEGO Maniac Must-Have

I soooooo wish I had this when I was a kid! It’s called Cubie and it’s THE best way to tote around everyone’s favorite connecting toy… LEGOS! The design takes the classic green LEGO baseplates, adds zippers, and VOILA! You’ve not only got storage for your pieces, but also a “mound” for building horizontally, vertically, or both! Better yet, you can unzip it to create a larger flat, zig-zag surface for larger scale creations. If only I were a kid again!

0 Designer: Marque Zagg

The Trendy Totable Tube

The Trendy Totable Tube

Whether you’re an inventor, architect or other designer, after you’ve drawn up beautiful renders, the last thing you want to do is stuff them in an ugly cardboard tube! Inspired by this lack of aesthetically-pleasing storage, Arkitube was created as a functional and attractive way to carry architectural drafts, construction drawings or posters for presentation. Crafted from lightweight aluminum with an optional leather strap, it’s not only more stylish but more durable and weatherproof! Jump to the vid—>

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Balloon Pop

Balloon Pop

It doesn’t matter if you are camping alone or with your Brady Bunch, the point of the matter is that you never know when wilderness can turn against you and leave you stranded. For distress times like this and more, the Air Audio offers SOS function like Morse code signals. In lighter moments it doubles up as a Bluetooth Speaker that syncs with your Smartphone. Super Awesome!

0 Designer: Yu Jin Park

The Future of Google Nexus 360 Smartphone

The Future of Google Nexus 360 Smartphone

Here is a very grounded look at what can be the future of a Google Nexus Smartphone. The concept – Google Nexus 360 – is rooted in reality and can be commercially viable in a couple of years, if we put our minds to it. The concept hopes to eliminate the need for multiple devices and takes wearable tech to the next level.

0 Designer: 91mobiles

Nanorobot Food Savers!

Nanorobot Food Savers!

This far-out design, called Nanopack, offers a new way to store leftovers in handy, cube-shaped packages. It consists of googols of tiny nano-robots which have the ability to rearrange themselves to create solid forms. Simply place a Nanopack on your food and it will spread out, enclose it and shape it into perfectly sized cubes! By squeezing around the food, it maintains the food form and quality, leaving no air or moisture pockets, thereby saving money and reducing waste.

0 Designer: René Walk

Bio-inspired Icebox

Bio-inspired Icebox

Frigido is a radical refrigerator that takes inspiration from our very own cardiovascular system! At the “heart” of the upright, circular design is a cooling system that distributes and circulates refrigerated air to each of 6 compartments that surround it in a pie-shape. Each compartment is used to keep specific food categories, each with their own temperature and humidity requirements. This brings more attention to food quality, freshness and overall organization that’s particularly ideal for smaller households.

0 Designer: Sakly Sadok

NOOKRONO, Chronograph Watch by Nooka

NOOKRONO, Chronograph Watch by Nooka

You know I’m a huge fan of Nooka, purveyor of the most unique watches you can decorate your wrist with, but all their timepieces were digital, until now. The NOOKRONO is their first chronograph and true to Nooka form, it’s eye catching and minimalistic while retaining a sexy level of futurism.

0 Designer: Nooka, Indiegogo

The Moto Gear Must-Have

The Moto Gear Must-Have

There’s no such thing as too much safety when it comes to motorcycling and riders will readily welcome any additional layer of protection, especially if it compliments their bada$$ biker look! The MEDA is an ingenious addition to any rider’s regular gear that gives them extra visibility to other drivers by using integrated lights that work in tandem with the motorcycle’s existing braking and turn signal system. The backpack is so lightweight and ergonomic that riders will even want to use it when they’re not carrying cargo. See it in action —->

0 Designer: Angela Wang

Tenth Dongguan Cup International Industrial Design Competition 2014

Tenth Dongguan Cup International Industrial Design Competition 2014

Someone rightly said, “don’t try and reinvent the wheel – just work on making it better than anyone else.” The Dongguan Cup international Industrial Design Competition is a great opportunity for you to do just that. Dongguan is one of the most famous manufacturing cities in China and home to this competition since 2005. This year, you can participate and showcase your version of the wheel and take home a sizeable chunk from the 9 million RMB (approx. $150,000) prize money!

0 Submissions Close: 20th September, 2014

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