Wear Your Secret Stash

Wear Your Secret Stash

The PocketBand is THE solution for those times when you don’t feel like carrying a wallet or your keychain. Perfect for the beach, going for a jog, swimming, or other activities, each stretchy silicone band features a secret pouch for money, keys, or other small belongings. Just turn it inside-out, put the item in the waterproof pocket, flip it back, and wear it! Whether you’re OCD, a fashionista, or just forgetful, you gotta love this fun accessory!

0 Designer: PocketBands

Nooka With A ZIG

Nooka With A ZIG

Besides its stunning geometric looks, the Nooka ZIG has one of the most practical elements that this digital era requires. The concept is the perfect marriage of a digital watch with USB, redefining portability and interaction. While the designer aspires to bring back the physical human interaction that is often lost with technology, I think the watch just takes us a step closer to the surreal world.

0 Designer: Adrian Candela

The Automotive Inspired Xetum Kendrick Watch

The Automotive Inspired Xetum Kendrick Watch

April is a month of frenzy in the world of watches, mainly because of Baselworld, the Mecca for watch-enthusiasts. Living up to the expectations, is San Francisco-based luxury watch startup Xetum Automatic Watches with their latest offering, the Xetum Kendrick. While I appreciate well-designed watches very much, I am more passionate about the ones that tell a story. The good news is that Xetum Kendrick is both well designed and has a good story to tell.

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Generation X

Generation X

The Gear – X Watch Concept is a take on retro steampunk styling. I love it for its skeletonized dial that showcases the movement so aptly. Designed as a unisex watch, I can imagine it being worn by me more than my husband. The ample dial and case size is perfect and it’s definitely worth seeing how a manufacture would develop this watch’s movement.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

Designing Time

Designing Time

Once in awhile I get a gem in my mailbox, a jewel so beautifully crafted, so perfectly engineered, and so vividly different that I openly say “wow” as I read about it. It’s a gentle reminder why I do this blog. AÃRK Collective is a small team of designers and entrepreneurs based in Melbourne who are trying to redefine the way we see time. The inaugural range comprises of three silhouettes that aim to showcase a perfect harmony between form and function.

0 Designers: AÃRK Collective, Facebook

Reduced to Time (but with some surprises)

Reduced to Time (but with some surprises)

The minimal Reductionism watch makes time-telling easy by displaying large numbers on a simple LED grid, but it’s also multifunctional as an indicator of incoming calls or text messages. Connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth, the watch notifies the user of calls with a quick vibrating pulse and transforming blue glow while text messages are indicated with red glow. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Omar Egeh

And Now It’s Time For A nWatch

And Now It’s Time For A nWatch

I love the passion that drives designer Mohammad Mahdi Azimi, he dishes out great Nokia concepts even in the troubled times of this erstwhile phone giant. Let’s take a look at his Nokia LUMIA Watch concept. With features like pressure indicator, compass, altimeter, GPS, Calorie meter, 4G LTE and syncing with the Lumia series of phones, this one is a good competition for the iWatch, what do you think?

0 Designer: Mohammad Mahdi Azimi

Sneak a feel at the time...

Sneak a feel at the time…

We’ve all been in situations where we’d like to check the time, but avoid doing so because others might consider it rude. With the ultra-minimalist touch watch it’s possible to read the time both visually and tactilely so you can check it any time without being obvious! Simply press a button to trigger the hands to move to the correct time and feel for the small and large hands.

0 Designer: Christopher Konings

The iWatch Wet Dream

The iWatch Wet Dream

While some of my friends argue that an iWatch would be a failure, the success of TikTok and LunaTik go to prove that wearable gadgets on the wrist are more than welcome. Keeping this in mind, designer Tolga Tuncer capitalizes on the iWave with his version of the iWatch concept.

0 Designer: Tolga Tuncer

Time for All

Time for All

The Time Timer Watch PLUS incorporates visual, audible as well as tactile alerts to broaden the reach of its users to include those with special needs or anyone who simply has trouble with time tracking. Time is depicted as a red disc that disappears as time moves, and user defined intervals are signaled by both sound alarms and vibration. With an easy-to-use interface, it’s perfect for blind or deaf users, or anyone who just needs a productivity push.

0 Designer: Time Timer

iWatch

iWatch

iKnow, we all waiting in anticipation for something spectacular to come forth and the iWatch rumors are pretty strong. So if we were to indulge in fantasy for a minute, then this is how Esben Oxholm thinks the Apple team would design the phone/watch. Heavily inspired by the look of the iPhone 5 and sporting a minimalistic, sleek look, the watch is crafted with black aluminum on the outside and a thin layer of soft matte rubber on the inside.

0 Designer: Esben Oxholm

Low-Tech Timepiece

Low-Tech Timepiece

The beautiful and simplistic OWO watch features a minimal face with white hands against a pure white background. Hard to see the time right? Wrong! Simply shake the watch and iron particles will stick to the magnetic hands making the hour and minutes visible. The thoughtful design encourages interaction and lets the user control their awareness of the hour rather than feel rushed and distracted by ticking hands.

0 Designer: Tim Defleur

Custom-Capacity Bag

Custom-Capacity Bag

This versatile utility bag, called Shirrley, is composed of just one piece of mesh fabric and a single string. It’s deceivingly strong and the flexible nature of the material accommodates a variety of objects. When fully collapsed, it looks like a shirred handbag but when stretched it becomes a full-size grocery bag. The space-saving design can be crumpled and easily stored in the car, closet, or another bag.

0 Designer: Yuree S. Hwang