Play-Powered Pump!

Play-Powered Pump!

OasiSaw is a clever pump system that utilizes FUN to source ground water! Modeled after a seesaw, the design harnesses the energy created during play to not only pump, but filter water using a carbon nanotube filter. After building up a fun-fueled sweat, they’ll have plenty of fresh, clean water to quench their thirst, with more to share!

0 Designer: Jinhyuk Kim

Spray n' Save

Spray n’ Save

However simple, the eco-friendly T-Spray bottle is incredibly innovative in a number of ways! For starters, the bottle features a squeegee adapted directly onto the top in order to free one of the user’s hands during use while also preventing exhaustion. To save space and energy in the delivery process, the multifunctional tool also utilizes an ingenious packaging system where the bottle and squeegee combo are nested in cut-out spaces within the concentrated detergent container.

0 Designers: Navid & Soroush Vahidian

A Beach's Best Friend

A Beach’s Best Friend

Not your typical MD, Dr. Recare is the autonomous mobile doctor designed to make marine cleanup a cinch. The 3D printing craft cleans sand, extracting plastic garbage from the other waste before heating it and applying to a mold to create a newly printed recycling bin. The new bin is placed in strategic locations at the beach where it’s needed most! It’s mobile 3D printing at its best!

0 Designer: Mingyu Jeong

Social Solar Charger

Social Solar Charger

Nothing will put a stop to your day of running around the city faster than a dying phone battery! CityCharge gives users who are on-the-go a place to sit and relax while their devices charges. Powered entirely by solar energy, it features 6 charging cables that can accommodate most smartphones and tablets. A success at their new home in Bryant Park, NYC, the design is round, easy to move, and also has a communal table that encourages social interaction!

0 Designer: Ignacio Ciocchini

Tablet Me Timbrrs!

Tablet Me Timbrrs!

Natural cedar wood meets modern tech in this attractive, machined, hand-finished stylus for your tablet. Each Timbrr is unique to the grain of the tree it was born from, bringing  the warmth, natural feel, and even the aroma of the cedar wood to your finger tips! Better yet, it develops a natural patina with use, so each is truly unique to the user. Check out the vid after the jump!

0 Designers: Dominic Peralta & Jon Corpuz

Personal Hydroponics

Personal Hydroponics

Inspired by larger vertical farming systems, Stem is an indoor modular appliance used for growing small plants. It enables users to grow herbs and vegetables easily and efficiently with an automated hydroponic system, automatically watering plants on a timed cycle with little maintenance. Modular sections can be added or taken away to accommodate any space or need. Not only green in theory, it’s also produced with environmentally friendly materials including Zeoform!

0 Designer: George Sawyer

Fate is in your hands!

Fate is in your hands!

Energy efficiency is synonymous with eco-friendliness, living green, and saving the planet. Nuture is a living energy monitor that embodies this idea with a literal sense of life or death! The amount of water that the plant gets fed is entirely dependent on the cumulative energy use of the user- less when your energy use is too high, and just the right amount when it’s low. It’s a living representation of energy consumption and a symbolic reference to the consequences of overuse. Keep your plant alive and you’ll help keep the world alive!

0 Designer: Angelo D'Onofrio

Thirst-Quenching Trees

Thirst-Quenching Trees

Designed for use in tropical desert areas of Africa and the Americas where temperatures vary greatly between day and night, the Hope Tree is a large tree-shaped device that absorbs moisture from the air to supply drinking water. The design’s expansive folded surface of the canopy directs H20 particles to the central column to be filtered. Then, fresh, drinkable water can be collected via the easy-access base. 

0 Designers: Various

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

SEESAW is an ingenious device that gives you subtle visual cues to monitor anything imaginable! Using WEB APIs, you can set it to keep an eye on everything from your energy consumption, stocks, the weather and more. The ball goes up… the ball goes down… all while changing colors to indicate good/bad, less/more, hot/cold, etc..

0 Designer: Ripple Effect

A Cradle for a Tree

A Cradle for a Tree

To celebrate their new Pluma, Montessori, and Roll cradles, Woodly is planting a tree for each unit sold! Carried out in collaboration with Treedom.it , buyers can track their tree and even check it out with GPS coordinates. Even cooler are the cradles themselves! Check out the design details after the jump.

0 Designer: Woodly

Water and Wisdom

Water and Wisdom

Water & Wisdom is a charity project that transforms the cardboard packaging for bottles of mineral water into a chessboard. The bottle caps become the chess pieces. Designed for areas of need, the thoughtful design not only provides fresh water, but an intellectually stimulating activity equally important for mental health.

0 Designers: Various

Say Hello to Urb

Say Hello to Urb

Urb-Garden brings gardening into small, indoor urban environments in a sculptural and aesthetic way! The unique form is actually the result of a design project focused around safety. Users will find that the pots are at an ergonomic height to prevent back strain and the materials used are thoughtfully chosen to be lightweight or heavy where it matters. Check out the vid to see an extra, interactive feature of this ingenious planter!

0 Designers: Various

EcoMoto

EcoMoto

Designed around EngineAir Australia’s compressed air powered rotary engine, this concept scooter was developed as a green solution for casually zipping around town. Focused around ecology and utility, with the design cuts the bike down to its bare essentials. Steam pressed bamboo is used in place of plastic for all of the fairings, to give it a unique, raw aesthetic that draws viewer’s eyes to the unconventional engine design as well as the air tank that replaces the fuel tank.

0 Designer: Darby Bicheno

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