Bend-and-Snap Mouse!

Bend-and-Snap Mouse!

It’s no wonder this design was a 2011 red dot product design Best of the Best winner. A mere 15 mm thick, and composed primarily of flexible silicon, the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse was designed for on-the-go users, and can fold flat when not in use, making it effortlessly portable while achieving necessary ergonomics. Other innovative features include a touch sensitive scroll function, and a blue light tracking system that allows it to scroll on a broad range of surfaces. 

0 Designers: Donn Koh with One & Co. Design Inc, San Francisco, and Microsoft Industrial Design Team

Origami for Superheroes

Origami for Superheroes

If wearing bullet proof tights and bending steel with your fingers is no big feat for you, you may be into this pencil sharpener that is literally ‘folded’ out of a single sheet of stainless steel. Designed by Donn Koh, this “Origami Sharpener” design captures the spirit of origami with folds that create volumes for ergonomic handling and also form the channel walls to guide pencils into place; the grinded edge forms the shaving blade.

0 Designer: Donn Koh

A Phone That Really Hangs Up

A Phone That Really Hangs Up

This cordless hanger phone enables new ways and new spaces to place your phone when not in use. “Hanging up” your phone takes on a whole new meaning as phone calls are ended by simply the hanging action. Letting it stand on a table also turns it off. Comes with an induction charger and transmitter in the form of a hook. It looks a little uncomfortable to hold and I assume it’ll using some sort of motion sensing technology ala iPhone.

0 Designer: Alec Wong & Donn Koh

Not Just a Smartphone

Not Just a Smartphone

The HTC Evo 4g combines performance and pick-me-up aesthetic into one sleek and powerful Android superphone that makes its business-like counterparts look and act like a total snooze-fest. Though this “performance powerhouse” features a bigger battery, large 4G antenna, and extra-large speakers, its size is counteracted by an adapted exterior form with visual “tricks” like an eyeball-ish camera protrusion and sleek wrap-around side split that not only contrast its bulk but add to its appeal.

0 Designer: Donn Koh with One & Co and HTC

reNEW Your Charge

reNEW Your Charge

I love designs that are misleading. Kinds that look like one thing but actually function as something else. Take the case of this reNEW Solar Battery Charger. It looks like this neat decorative frame that hangs on your window (via the suction cup) or sits pretty on a table. In reality it’s a solar charger for your re-chargeable batteries. Slide the batteries down the back of the frame, into the protective charging pouch, and when it’s all juiced up, pluck it out from the bottom.

0 Designers: Tracy Subisak, Donn Koh & Herlinda

You Don't Need Wolverine's Power

You Don’t Need Wolverine’s Power

There’s a new generation of bandages coming that accelerates healing using electric fields. One of those concepts is called HealFast which is specifically design for diabetic patients. Diabetics often experience chronic ulcers and pressure sores so a new bandage had to be designed to address those issues. HealFast can be applied with just one hand. Place the pad on the wound, press down and peel off the surrounding paper guard.

0 Designer: Donn Koh

2-D Lamp Design

2-D Lamp Design

How many dimensions does light need to have anyway? Well, when you figure that out, you might just feel the need to pick up the “Lamp Chop Light” by Jeth Koh. Jeth basically chopped off all the unnecessary bits from traditional light sources and delivered this laser cut, foldable lamp made form a single sheet of metal. Able to hang from a wall or stand all on its own, this lamp is sure to NOT stand-out from the rest.

0 Designer: Jeth Koh

8 Reasons To Turn To Solar Energy

8 Reasons To Turn To Solar Energy

Humans have been harnessing radiant hear from the sun since times immemorial. A host of ever-changing and evolutionary technologies have helped us stake claim on solar power, which is free and abundant. Active solar techniques like the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors and Passive solar techniques like constructing buildings oriented towards the sun are the two methods that most designers consider whilst integrating solar energy into their design.

0 Designers: Various

A Printer Table Literally

A Printer Table Literally

For those of us cursed with limited space, Space For You is the answer. It’s a combination printer and table that blends in well with small offices as furniture. The faux drawers are actually paper loading trays and the slit is where your prints come out. Now nobody will scold you for setting your drink on top of the printer.

0 Designer: Lukas Koh

All In One Haptic Phone

All In One Haptic Phone

Eat your heart out multi-touchscreen iPhone. The Haptic phone not only sports the cool touchiness, but also the very cool hapticness. The entire front and back of the phone is a touchscreen. However the screen not only shows a graphic UI, it also sports a PUI (physical user interface). The surface area can raise to mimic all kinds of buttons.

0 Designer: Lukas Koh

iPhone Gets Wallmounted and Docked

iPhone Gets Wallmounted and Docked

On/off the Wall is a clever docking station for the iPhone. It wallmounts the phone in such a way that you can operate it without a hitch! The dock casing does not interfere with the touchscreen or the home button. All apps at your fingertips and what’s more the design pays tribute to Donn Koh’s reNEW Solar Charger. Love it!

0 Designer: Benjamin Helle