Peel The Skin, Drink The Water

Peel The Skin, Drink The Water

In an effort to battle the oncoming disaster that is the ever-decreasing clean water supply, Sarah Taiho’s created this bottle extraordinaire. It’s plastic with a special elastic rubber skin. When the skin is on, it acts as protection against outside elements, it keeps the dirtiness out, and the filtrated water in. How did that water get in there then? Once the skin is peeled off, it acts as the filtration system needed to fill the bottle up with cleanliness!

0 Designer: Sarah Taiho

Different Window AC

Different Window AC

The concept of Blinds doubling up as Solar Powered Window Air Conditioner is not new, but there is something that makes Briz tad different. Briz uses water as a coolant; water runs through both tubes beneath the bottom part of the blinds emitting dry mist. As water evaporates, it absorbs the heat thus naturally cooling the atmosphere. BTW Solar Power and other concept gimmicks still prevail.

0 Designers: Nari Kim & Pullip Lim

100% Design Tokyo 2009 – Part I

100% Design Tokyo 2009 – Part I

The 100% Design Exhibitions are a great time to mingle with the cream of the Design Industry and I really had a great time covering the Tokyo Edition. The theme this year was “Love Green” and the Exhibitors did a great job interpreting and weaving in the sentiments into their designs. The theme was well reflected in products made using alternative energy sources and natural materials. In short everything looked green too, I mean the color green!

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One Liter Racing Madness

One Liter Racing Madness

What kind of vehicle race would you see if each driver were limited to only one liter of gasoline? Thats what Moritz Martin is asking right here. Inspired by growing interest in speed and energy efficiency races, Martin’s concept challenges the driver to summon their tactical intelligence and skill to finish the race using only the energy of one single liter of fuel. Setting the race on thin water film areas and projecting the track on in interior display of the vehicle, this type of racing’s only been seen thus far in science fiction arcades.

0 Designer: Moritz Martin

Welcome Blocks of Power

Welcome Blocks of Power

So you’re driving along in your electric car, right? And you’re thinking gosh, now that I have this Hybrid or whatever I am driving today, I feel like I should go another step. How can I generate more power? How? I need to not only generate enough energy for me to drive, I need to generate power for the buildings I’m driving past. “Carbon Zero” road block system has the answer for you!

0 Designer: Jaeyong Park

Disposable Paper Laptops

Disposable Paper Laptops

I quite agree with Je Sung Park when he says that disposable cameras and cell phones have gained acceptance, so why don’t we take the next step and bring out a disposable computer. His Recyclable Paper Laptop is quite a raw version and could do with some refinement. It uses recycled paper or pulp material all packed in layers. This is so that you can easily replace the damaged portions (even corrugated paper will tear easy). The vibe of a Paper Laptop is intriguing, I kno eventually someone will figure out the tech bit, so let’s see who will take the bait.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park

Sticky Carpool Window Clingys

Sticky Carpool Window Clingys

A carpool concept for a perfectly trusting world. That’s what this is. Our designers here, Gwang Hoon Lee, Chan Il Jung, have concocted a simple window-sticky device that displays statistics about the contents of the vehicle it inhabits. It shows availability, maximum number of passengers, destination, and ETD estimated time of departure. Sound just fine to you?

0 Designers: Gwang Hoon Lee, Chan Il Jung

Not Another Brick In The Wall

Not Another Brick In The Wall

The Save Water Brick design is really unique; the brick is a mixture of discarded plastic bottles and dried rotting leaves molded into bricks. There are funnels within the brick to channelize the rain water to nearby plants or underground tanks. So the basic idea is that it collects rainwater for consumption. Obviously the bricks are intended for external walls so that they can absorb the water, but the question is will they be strong enough to endure the elements?

0 Designers: Jin-young Yoon & Jeongwoong Kwon via IIDA

War of the Patio Worlds

War of the Patio Worlds

There’s no deflection like reflection! Does that make sense to you? It will in a second here, just wait. As for the title of this post: this products we’re about to explore is a Heat Reflection Canopy and it’s made, quite simply, to keep your patio warm. Oh that didn’t explain it well enough for you then, ey? Well perhaps our alien overlords could explain better?

0 Designer: Russell Zoran Corder

The Green Share A Cab

The Green Share A Cab

In Utopia you can actually find cabs that are willing to take you to your destination. In that same fantasy land, cabs drivers and passengers actually believe in carpooling! For such fantasy situations is the Carpool LED Top Light. This sprightly indicator harnesses the wind energy via the embedded fan to power the indicating lights. Sadly we don’t live in Utopia and we can never find a cab, let alone share one!

0 Designers: Xi Ouyang, Yuanbiao Jin, Yao Sun & Yelu Liu

Not Your Everyday Satanic Shelf

Not Your Everyday Satanic Shelf

Ever wonder what real impact organized religion has had on furniture design? Me too! I wonder that every day! Designer Guy Keulemans wonders that, and he’s doing something about it! Researching the ethnography of online atheist groups in addition to a historical analysis of the influence of religion on aesthetics, he set out to create a bit of furniture that inverts aesthetic function.

0 Designer: Guy Keulemans

Moisture Collectors

Moisture Collectors

Inspired by the Giving Tree, this project called the “Savior Bud” latches on to trees (one of Earth’s most generous living things) and uses it’s natural recycling processes to obtain water. In a simple process which basically involves collecting the moisture from the leaves and emptying it out into containers, the Savior Bud takes one more step toward acceptable living conditions in Africa.

0 Designers: Kim Hyo Jin and Seol Ah Sun

Straw Sneakers

Straw Sneakers

In this project, designer HoDong Sung took on the task of redesigning a two thousand year old shoe. A shoe design, I should say, not a old rotten shoe. The Bio Mituri is the 2009 re-design of the traditional Mituri straw shoe from Korea. Reducing pollution and increasing style points at the same time! Enjoy this and Sung’s fantastic industrial design travels and shoe-history in real sneaker comfort!

0 Designer: HoDong SUNG