The Only Mechanical Smartwatch We Want

The Only Mechanical Smartwatch We Want

As a watch enthusiast, I have always questioned, why would men give up their sole symbol of prosperity and class to an e-ink display? The prime real estate in question – the wrist – is worthy of a mechanical creation that screams haute horology. However, my mindset changed when I came across the Kairos Mechanical Smartwatch, the World’s first and only mechanical smart watch hybrid.

0 Designer: Kairos [ Buy It Here ]

The Ball Boy

The Ball Boy

To make things more efficient around the Tennis Court, we have here the Tennis Ball Boy, an automated ball collector. The good news is that it efficiently picks up the tennis balls from the court and the bad news is that you won’t be able to apply for the Ball Boy position at the Wimbledon anymore!

0 Designers: Yunjo Yu and Seonghyun Kim

Not Your Mama's Washer-Dryer

Not Your Mama’s Washer-Dryer

Annie is a bedraggled bachelor’s best friend! It’s almost half the size of standard washing machines and completely portable, making it perfect for a small studio or other compact living spaces. Despite its diminutive size, it packs a powerful punch to get the dirt and grime out of clothes. Better yet- clean, dry clothes are automatically deposited into a built-in basket that’s easily removed and transported to put away fresh laundry. Laziness is no excuse when it’s this easy!

0 Designer: Sakher Abushammala

This'll Make You Say Duh-mbrella

This’ll Make You Say “Duh-mbrella”

The Illuminate Umbrella is proof that opposites really do attract! The clever design combines two unlikely objects into one highly functional product that will simultaneously keep you dry and light your way. Particularly useful at night or in moments of low visibility, the design’s integrated LEDs are automatically activated when rain is detected. It’s not only useful for illuminating your path, but also for increasing your safety by making you more visible to cars and other pedestrians. Genius!

0 Designer: Yasmin Stewart

3D GPS for the Blind

3D GPS for the Blind

Discover is a handheld navigation tool designed for the blind that goes beyond the limitations of Braille maps, allowing users to “feel” their surroundings. Using pin-screen impression technology (similar to that of pin-art toys popularized in the 1980s), the user can touch the immediate topography to gauge everything from buildings to cars and other objects around them. GPS, tactile 3D maps and location tagging make it the ultimate nav for those who can’t rely on sight.

0 Designer: Jorge Alberto Treviño Blanco

The Pocket Watch Redefined

The Pocket Watch Redefined

The story goes that in the 18th and early 19th century, men typically wore pocket watches and wristwatches were meant for women. However, during combat and wartimes, it was very inconvenient to keep track of time via the pocket watch. Necessity gave birth to the legendary design of wrist strap (Also known then as “Wristlet”) that was first used to house pocket watches onto the wrists for the ease of checking time during Boer War era.

0 Designer: Waves Design Studio [ Buy it Here ]

The Utility Pole Dance

The Utility Pole Dance

Electric cables and wires can get messy around the utility poles, posing a fire hazard. To ensure that the cables stay streamlined and accountable, the Doughnut Pole offers a great solution. Designed like a sleek organizer that even prevents birds from nesting on poles, we can totally see this being the next safe thang to be used.

0 Designer: Jun Young Park

Together at Last!

Together at Last!

There’s nothing worse than an awkwardly quiet dinner! On that note, there’s nothing that will kill the aesthetic vibe of a room quicker than ugly electronics. As you might have guessed from the name, the Soundlight is the answer to these woes! It provides both ambient light and music by using a slim 360 degree speaker built directly in to the shell of the minimal pendant. Seamless and effective, it’s the perfect way to subtly set the mood for dinner!

0 Designer: Cheng Tai

The Maker of Morning People

The Maker of Morning People

The Barisieur is an alarm clock that will wake you up with a bespoke cup of coffee right when you need it most. It challenges all 5 senses, easing the user into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ball bearings that boil water via induction heating, accompanied by the smell of freshly brewed coffee or tea. Nightly prep encourages a “ritual” before bed, signaling the body & mind that it’s time to unwind and that there’s something to look forward to in the morning! Better yet, it makes for a stunningly beautiful bedside piece. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Joshua Renouf

Industrial Chic-wear

Industrial Chic-wear

The Clamp Series of customizable rings by Drilling Lab translates factory aesthetic into fashion accessory! The designs are produced in a traditional Taiwan factory and stay true to the construction technique of the original hardware. The only difference is 3 fashionable finishes in matte black, gold, and silver. In two distinct designs, one with a visible screw and one without, you can mix, match, and size to your liking!

0 Designer: Drilling Lab

Cooking Starts In The Garden

Cooking Starts In The Garden

It would be so easy to have your own vegetable patch to source fresh veggies and herbs from. There are two main obstacles though: lack of space and lack of a green thumb. To solve these two issues we have here the “Little Helper’ a cultivation pot with a combining app. The idea behind it is to help us grow and harvest our own vegetables and eat healthier (think GMO and Pesticides). I quite agree!

0 Designer: Rita Moreira

The Right Distance

The Right Distance

Researches have shown that myopia at young ages is usually caused by the failure of keeping adequate distance between the book and the eyes when writing and reading. ‘Keep a Distance’ is a device that clips onto the book and ensures that the distance between the writer and the paper is a minimum of 30-centimeters. Whenever your head moves closer than the recommended distance, a red warning text appears projected on the paper, reminding you to keep your head up.

0 Designer: Qichong Wei

ATV Awesomeness

ATV Awesomeness

We usually consider ATV’s to be testosterone-fueled tuff stuff, and this quad is no exception, but you might find its aesthetic inspiration surprisingly soft! The Shiva was designed with… wait for it… seriously, take a breath… DANCING in mind! And not just any dancing, but ribbon dancing. Before you start giggling, check out its fierce fairings, aggressive aerodynamic shape and sporty paint job. It might come from a tender place, but the result is a mean-looking modern machine. 

0 Designer: Hu Po Chun

Yesteryear's Furniture, Today

Yesteryear’s Furniture, Today

Modeled on an abandoned stretched Eames Fiberglass Shell Armchair at the Henry Ford Museum, the design imagines the lost prototype reborn using the most modern materials with the most traditional methods. It’s woven out of 12k carbon fiber with a modified weaving pattern that gives it substantial strength & single-digit lightness. In the spirit of Eames’ design philosophy, its transparency lays bare its own construction methodology with visual access to every part, giving it an aesthetic coherence that feels both uncanny & curiously natural.

0 Designer: Matthew Strong

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