Ringmarks Be Gone

Ringmarks Be Gone

Pilo Pilo ring is a finger ring with a mini cushion attached to it, designed to be both stylish and useful. I myself know I leave all kinds strange marks on my face as I ponder the genius bestowed upon me. I’m not really a ring wearer but I’ve had more impressions of my wrist watch than I care to admit. A cushion on a ring? Hey, I’ve seen stranger and this concept actually makes sense to me.

0 Designer: Sae Shigeto

Stereo Listening Rings - Two Rings to Rule Them All

Stereo Listening Rings – Two Rings to Rule Them All

Now here is a perfect example of concept design bettering the world in previously unimagined ways. The deaf of the world are not just being deprived of music, a sweet whisper and a simple phone call. They are also lacking the ability to be fairly warned of impending danger from out of sight sources. Designers Kwang-seok Jeong, Min-hee Kim and Hyun-joong Kim really deserve a round of silent applause for this inspired design.

0 Designer: Kwang-Seok Jeong

Overtstuffed Bags Not A Problem

Overtstuffed Bags Not A Problem

The Kompressor Luggage is a concept that uses seatbelt like straps to compress its volume by nearly 40%. The space savings means you can take it as carry-on luggage, especially helpful since some airlines now charge for check-ins. The center dial does double duty by keeping your contents locked up and as a ninja star when needed. Okay so that last bit was a jest but surely that would be totally cool if true.

0 Designer: Gary Wilkinson

Time to Watch this Line

Time to Watch this Line

A watch for keeping time is becoming less and less a part of society. With many of us now looking at our mobile phones for the correct network calibrated time, the watch industry has seen a massive decline in sales over the past decade. Wearing a watch in 2008 is becoming more of a utilitarian fashion accessory, than a way to count the hours.

0 Designer: Denis Guidone

Tech that lets you connect with kids...

Tech that lets you connect with kids…

We have all seen the nature shows where the baby deer wanders too far from its mom and gets pounced on by some hidden predator. Well aside from opposable thumbs, moms have a new way to differentiate themselves from our mammalian brethren. The “Link” Child Locator is a device that takes a page from the movie Alien, in that it allows for the tracking of your spawn as they hide in the clothing racks at your local Gap store.

0 Designer: Continuum Studio

Get Inked....and some beer

Get Inked….and some beer

Are you a little burnt like me? Not necessarily from smoking anything, you just have a mind full of “more important” things than menial tasks like grocery shopping. Well for all you sub-genius’ out there, this next item up for bids is right up your grocery aisle. Don’t look like a crack-head and just write willy-nilly all over your body words like Melons, Coke or Tampons. Get organized and pick up some “To-Do Tattoos” by Andy Ward for Fred & Friends.

0 Designer: Andy Ward

Dandi Gentlemen Need Tech Too

Dandi Gentlemen Need Tech Too

The Cobalt is a response to the discerning public need for the next convergence device to blend elegance with simplicity and portability. The Cobalt’s round OLED touch screen allows easy access to all its features with a simple flick of the thumb left, right, up or down. The default screen shows time, date, temperature, and updates on voicemail, email and text.

0 Designer: Adam Huffman

A Watch For The Extrovert

A Watch For The Extrovert

Inspired by HR Giger’s amorphous designs, the Draught Watch carries the idea of symbiosis by proposing the watch and the wearer are one. The design is a bit outside the box but nothing is ever too weird for us extroverts.

0 Designer: Benjamin Wysk

Talk About A Really Shiny Watch

Talk About A Really Shiny Watch

An exclusive, hi-tech concept watch aptly named Shine – combines luxurious gemstones with advanced technology and materials. Using a unique laser projection system, time is displayed by a touching the logo. It’s completely made of hi-tech white ceramic filled with over 200 square cut white topaz gemstones. If this were real, every celebrity socialite would be wearing one now. Can we say bling?

0 Designer: Vlad Icobet

Making Your Own Clock

Making Your Own Clock

The Meaning of Time is a brilliant clock concept perfect for all those crafty people out there. It supplies the mechanism to keep time, you supply the hour and minute hands. You can use just about anything as long as it fits thru the holes. I myself am partial to a barrel of monkeys. Perhaps a picture string of ex-lovers or even more sinister ants trapped inside a glass tube.

0 Designer: Bomi Kim

This beating could use some pepper...

This beating could use some pepper…

Are you an alpha or a beta? Well now it doesn’t really matter next time you are confronted with a would be mugger or attacker. Designer Idan Arbel has come up with this brilliant idea. Once you have successfully rendered your assailant a curled up crying mess on the floor, with these “Pepper Knuckles, you can proceed to give him the beating of a lifetime. Go ahead, hit a criminal when he/she is down… it’s only fair play.

0 Designer: Idan Arbel

Timezones and Ticketime

Timezones and Ticketime

Ticketime is a boarding card and a wristwatch all in one. The fringe of the ticket is made of electronic paper that could be torn off and worn as a wristwatch during the period of your travel. Before your departure, the airline company would preset the watch to the time zone of your destination. It is returned to the airline counter during your check-in upon your return flight, whilst still serving the purpose of a flight ticket.

0 Designer: Jacky Wu

0-60 Seconds in 60 Seconds...

0-60 Seconds in 60 Seconds…

Albert Einstein once said “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Tell that to designer John Pszeniczny, he thinks time could use a turbo boost and has designed the fastest watch on Earth dubbed “F1/Carbon GMT”. Inspired by the F1 race car world and constructed of carbon fiber, Swarovski crystal, rubber and metal, this timepiece has 18 identical rubies and tells the time in everyone of the 18 cities on the 2008 F1 circuit.

0 Designer: John Pszeniczny