Carbon Dioxide Scrubber is a device researched by David Keith and his team. The system looks at capturing CO2 directly from the air and making it cleaner. Not completely devoid of shortcomings, the technology of reducing diffused emissions has the skeptics on the fence. Here is a concept that looks at that addressing the issue of an individual doing his bit for the environment. The eCO2 is a personal scrubber that tries to erase the personal carbon footprint of the individual.
Designers: James Kershaw & Chad Garn
Those who pride themselves in balancing the flat tray above their head have had their head above the clumsy rest of us. This “Drink’Tray” has finger holes for you to grip. You can grip tight and no more spillin’ for you. Use it at home to feel like a pro, or bring it to work for restaurant madness. Like training wheels for those servicing the drunk grabby-types.
Designer: Martino D'Esposito
I’m not saying I’m a misogynist, but I can’t help but feel traitorous with respect to my sex for posting this brass knuckle inspired “Punch-Bag.” I’m sure a woman who would use this on an ungentlemanly man would have good reason, but I can only hope the knuckles themselves are as plastic as the bag. For those interested in the odd textile, it’s a laser-sintered polyamide formed into mobius-like links that chain together.
Designer: Jiri Evenhuis & Janne Kyttanen
Cut! It! Out! You’ve got to be kidding me, girl! These scissors get three snaps in a circle, that’s my word. I suppose they’ll cause carpal tunnel, but what doesn’t, these days? Not much, I’ll tell you that. So will designer Efrat Gommeh.
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Designer: Efrat Gommeh
Your no-wino-am-I-oh-me-oh-my-oh worries are over, Heidi! The glass is now the bottle. As the designer, Mister Edouard Larmaraud, (a Frenchmen, of course,) says: the gesture of “drinking straight from the bottle” become less vulgar when the bottle is made for the drinking. Add this to the Industrial Design shelf of things that everyone wants but noone would dare use.
Designer: Edouard Larmaraud
Do you carry a watch anymore? That’d be stylish. Do you wear one on your wrist? That’d be so 90′s. Designer Stas Aki stops the hands of the clock without stopping time. Don’t misunderstand it! It’s a look at global togetherness. If the global economy isn’t evidence enough, the Aki Clock identifies how much we’re tied together, all over time.
Designer: Stas Aki
The same two-display clock you pick up before each flight (because you lose it between each flight.) The Industrial Facility’s designed this perfected object for IDEA International, Japan. IDEA plans on unveiling the production model at 100% Design London. It’s called “Jetlag,” and it’s sky high!
Designer: Industrial Facility
A device to see without sight, adding distinguishable sound to objects that can’t be identified by sound. Dubbed “Info Jewelry” by designer Ryoji Takahashi, this ring and earpiece combo are used to scan products in stores. Once scanned with the ring, the signal is sent to the earpiece which conveys the product name and expiration date, where applicable. What other use could such a thing be? Perhaps many things could come of it!
Designer: Ryoji Takahashi
You remember the ubiquitous Candy Necklace, right? Many of you probably still indulge in edible jewelry now and again. While the Candy Necklace might not have been designer His-Ju Chang’s primary inspiration, she has certainly refined the art. Using the surplus of the world, here’s the solution to global hunger: the Food Necklace!
Designer: His-Ju Chang assisted by Yu-Lei Chu
White Fruit Radio follows how biological organisms organize their internal and external components, both of which are intimately related. Electronics today are often designed linearly with one following the other. White Fruit is made of sycamore for its acoustic properties and an LED substrate is hidden beneath the thin surface. But wait a minute, no knobs or buttons?
Designer: Swann Bourotte
They’re a huge hit in Italy, over 10,000 watches sold in the first 10 days and half a million in the first year of distribution. The waterproof version was just released this past September. The Too Late Watch is the most simplistic of simple timepieces with nothing more than a monochrome digital readout. Hell, it doesn’t even have an alarm function but it does come in a bazillion colors.