Simply Slide!

Simply Slide!

It’s not the question of carrying money and cards; its how we carry it. A well-designed wallet is all that we ask for, one that is minimalistic, sexy and above all – functional. The silver lining to the SLIDE Wallet is the materials used, which is cork fabric & classic denim. Who would have thought that something as simple and sustainable as cork can be used to design a great wallet!

0 Designer: STITCH & LOCKE [ Buy it Here ]

Kids' Pinball Challenge

Kids’ Pinball Challenge

Fun PinBall is a twist on the classic that takes the game to a whole new, exciting level with modular pieces that allow kids to mix, match and create their own designs! Similar to a marble run, the magnetic modular pieces can easily be combined and exchanged. As an educational tool, it teaches kids preliminary physics and encourages creativity and experimentation as well as interaction with others. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Fun PinBall

Super-linked Solar Street Concept

Super-linked Solar Street Concept

A recipient of the 2014 red dot Design Award, the Solar Street Concept is an energy saving product for public spaces. With its 7.3 square meters of solar cell panels and MoSESS (movement sensors energy saving system), it provides eco-friendly illumination throughout the night. The system also includes street lamps, bus stops as well as phonebooths and ATMs, all power-driven by excess energy collected from the larger network of interconnected solar panels.

0 Designer: Nikola Knezevic

A Simple Find-a-Bike System

A Simple Find-a-Bike System

With the influx of bicyclists in urban areas, so comes the problem of misplaced bikes! In a sea of other similar-looking bicycles, this external add-on makes it easy to locate yours. Not only a functional, solar powered LED headlamp for nighttime riding and safety, it also features a radio-controlled beeper/signal to assist in finding your bike. It’s a simplistic addition to any bike that makes a world of difference when you’re ready to go!

0 Designer: Sun Jin

Remote Baby Bonding

Remote Baby Bonding

Parents of preemies can find themselves at home worrying in the first days or weeks following the birth & miss out on building a physical/emotional connection. Baboo is a baby bonding system that creates a connection between the hospital incubator & the home, immersing new parents in the newborn’s progress as much as possible. It gives real-time information (awake, asleep, activity, weight, etc.) presented in a calming way to decrease feelings of stress, guilt & worry. Over time parents will notice these changes & establish a sense of pride for their little fighter!

0 Designer: Kimmy Ansems

Mosquitoes on a Mushroom

Mosquitoes on a Mushroom

The biggest problem with camping is the battle with mosquitoes (and other creepy crawlies). No matter how much of the repellent you rub on yourself, they do tend to find a spot to attack you. The ‘Anti Mosquito’ is a mushroom inspired design that needs to be placed around the tent. The solar panels on the head source energy during the day and lure in mosquitoes and moths during the night via a soft glow, exterminating them using a current.

0 Designers: Dae Kwan Park, Jeena Jun and Seung Woo Jung

Scuba Smart-Goggles

Scuba Smart-Goggles

The key to a good scuba dive is knowing your surroundings, so the Scubus S provides multiple layers information to divers through augmented reality. More of a head-up display on the screen of the goggles, the wristband-controlled interface shows users vital info like depth, direction, water temp, air supply and more. Because safety is paramount in a dive, it immediately alerts to dangerous situations and gives users the ability to signal for help with the push of a button.

0 Designer: Noah Smith

Dat Flatness Tho!

Dat Flatness Tho!

Each piece of the Fläpps Collection from Ambivalenz is printable and combinable with the others, giving users the freedom to compose their individual wall requirements or change things up on a whim! The design featured here is disguised as an unusual mountain-scape, but simply fold it down and it transforms into a functional coat hanger. Jump to the vid and check out all the printable products!

0 Designer: Ambivalenz

A Moto Disguised

A Moto Disguised

Despite having pedals, the Hydro Bike isn’t really a bicycle at all. This fuel cell-powered transportation features these faux pedals because in a lot of countries it would legally still be considered a bicycle, avoiding the need for a motorcyclists license, road tax, etc.. Thanks to its compact hydrogen power tech, the unibody design is a bit slimmer and stealthier than other powered bikes without sacrificing power for not only its motor but other various components including sleek integrated lights.

0 Designer: Imran Othman

This Plug is a Switch!

This Plug is a Switch!

Ideas that enhance functionality are always welcome, and hence the Clack Plug makes its way here. The socket is the switch itself; hence the design compels you to switch off the plug when not in use. Ideal of course is to unplug devices when not in use, but for now the Clack Plug will suffice.

0 Designers: Goeun Choi, Jeongsoo Heo & Younghun Lim

2014 KeyShot Render & Animation Competition

2014 KeyShot Render & Animation Competition

Start your (render) engines! This October, Luxion kicks off their annual KeyShot render competition to submit your best automotive-related rendering created in KeyShot for the opportunity to win a license of KeyShot Pro. What can you submit? Well, it could be a car, a motorcycle or a rim, headlamp or aftermarket part for any vehicle. Send it in and show what you’ve got!

0 Deadline: Sunday, November 16th, 2014 (last time zone)

Turnt Up Chess!

Turnt Up Chess!

The game of chess has long been an iconic symbol of status and intellect, so why not put your own on display? Mate is a wall-hanging chess board that provides a new and challenging perspective of the battle field. The design serves as functional art that allows players to enjoy the traditional game in an exciting way where an audience of friends can watch. It looks great and means no more top board that taking up space and collecting dust in the corner! DO WANT!

0 Designer: Sean D. Connell

Introducing... the future!

Introducing… the future!

It’s called Bleen, and it’s a breakthrough in technology that reimagines the holographic projection system of tomorrow as as convenient and portable. From its sculptural shell, holographic images are displayed for a variety of applications available in the open-source Bleen Store. This means developers can create an endless amount of programs for gaming, sports, education, exercise, and of course, entertainment. Do virtual yoga with friends, enjoy a 3D gaming experience, or even hire a virtual “DJ” for your next party! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Bleen Inc

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