Scales Are Never My Friend

Scales Are Never My Friend

Standing on scales to check your weight is supposed to be this hushed up ritual (unless you’re thin) that no one is supposed to know of. So I’m really curious to know how people will react and accept the Riant Weighing Scale. It’s got this jazzy pendulum system to it, with one knob that stays focused at your previous weight (or desired weight) and the other one that reads your actual weight. Stand on it, and god forbid you’ve gain weight; it lets out this shrill sound of pendulums crashing!

0 Designer: Daum Gano

Do Jiggy To Get Sterile

Do Jiggy To Get Sterile

Toothbrushes! Only Sterile Toothbrushes…I promise! The deal is that some folks think it’s high time we had a system to sterilize toothbrushes as they are a breeding ground for some awful Bacteria. One of the ways suggested is to somehow harness our 700 stokes (if you brush for 3 minutes) to kinetic energy, which in turn powers the UV LED in the toothbrush to do some Bacteria zapping. To cut the chase, use Shake Toothbrush, jiggy = dry, sterile toothbrush!

0 Designers: Hak Hyeon Ryu & Gil Ho Jin

Slurp Up Buddy

Slurp Up Buddy

We tend to associate polluted water problems with under-developed countries and rarely give a thought to how we would cope with a situation when our fully developed city comes under the siege of Mother Nature’s fury! At times like this, contraptions like the Happy Basin for instant purified drinking water can come as a relief. The basin includes nano ceramic filters embedded in the holes at the bottom of the cup that help in the filtration of polluted water. You simply need to push the basin into the water body and let surface tension buoyancy take its course.

0 Designers: Woo-sik Kim & Duck soo Choi

What Is The Tube

What Is The Tube

Any Guesses? Ok the only clue is that it measures temperature, but then again what’s so special about The Tube! If you think you know the answer, leave me a message in the comments. Be honest about your guess though!

0 Designers: Murat Ozveri & Anil Dincer For Design Quadro

Skipper Don’t Forget The Rewave

Skipper Don’t Forget The Rewave

Rewave is essentially a design using Reverse Osmosis for desalinating the sea water. More for private consumption in coastal regions where fresh water is scarce or at-sea disaster situations, the Rewave is quite self-sufficient. It floats in water and harnesses the energy from the waves to power itself. Since a great amount of pressure is required for RO, the aperture has been placed at the bottom of body, allowing the seawater to get through to the motor area. After desalinating, the fresh water accumulates at the top and comes out via a pipe.

0 Designer: Yu-Hong Che

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

When Colors Speak For Kids

When Colors Speak For Kids

Feelor Touch the Color is a color pencil set that comes with a specialized character-form on the head. It’s intended as a teaching aid for blind, preschool children, who are able to grasp concepts of shapes better than mere words or Braille. For example, if they are to color their page a particular color say red; they pull out a pencil with the head shaped as an apple, because apples are red. Likewise a chic stands for yellow, clover for green, and so on…

0 Designer: Noh Ji Hun

Protect Your Feet In Disaster

Protect Your Feet In Disaster

The Braun Post-Disaster Emergency Foot Protective Accessory is for the rescue workers who are there on scene of disasters like earthquakes. Due to the disturbed topography after such calamities, the feet of the rescue guys are most vulnerable and susceptible to injury and infection. Shards of glass, nails, debris etc. hamper the mission and walking over them always poses a threat. This handy contraption fits snugly over the shoe and protects the feet from accidental nips and cuts thanks to its sturdy structure.

0 Designer: Huang Zheng

Ultraviolet Baby Bottle

Ultraviolet Baby Bottle

Dubbed “Pureray” by its creators in reference to its completely amazing ultraviolet rays lamp at the base and amplification pipe up the center. Each bottle is stored with a cap which screws off the top, screws on the bottom, and provides ultraviolet light to disinfect any evil viruses or germs one baby formula on the rocks might have. Made for traveling.

0 Designers: Hwa-yong Shin & Hannah Kim

2 O2s and I Breath Right

2 O2s and I Breath Right

So you’ve got the sort of condition where you need oxygen. I mean more oxygen than normal. I mean oxygen in a way that you’ve got to get it in the tube through your nose basically constantly. What do you do? You rely on out-dated “just fix it” type solutions that have little regard for the limits they create that you shouldn’t have to face. What do you do? You holster up a couple packs of O2 and be right on your way with this fabulous device right here: “Plus O2!”

0 Designer: Shelly Rubenstein

Guessing Game Deuce

Guessing Game Deuce

We have only this on YD once before, right now we’re gonna go ahead and play the GUESSING GAME again, RIGHT NOW!

Just by looking at this Pre-Picture can you guess what the item is? The explanation is in the Permalink, but be honest with yourself and tell me what exactly did you think this was?

0 Designer: Giulio Sbarigia

Your Own Personal X-Ray Machine

Your Own Personal X-Ray Machine

So you say you need a portable x-ray machine. Well. Let me tell you about this particular one. It’s called “RAY”, it’s designed by Cavallius Design group, and it’s just so very compact. Let’s say you’re on a camping trip, and you’ve got a generator with, but no x-ray machine! Well now you do! Let’s say you’re at the skate park and you’ve broken every bone in your body, and you want to see how bad it is, as soon as possible! Well now that time is cut in half! Just bust out your very own RAY!

0 Designer: Jacob von Matern and Cavallius Design

Boy Are You Stressed

Boy Are You Stressed

I wouldn’t have realized if your watch hadn’t indicted that you’re all stressed up. Like the stress lines on your forehead or the outbreak of pimples are NO indications at ALL! Ok, I’m KIDDING! But really, do we need gadgets and gimmicks to inform of us of our stress levels? Ya-ha, coz we are too reliant on gizmos! My word won’t suffice, so you’re gonna countercheck my claims on something like the StressWatch! A watch that reports the Biofeedback of several body functions.

0 Designers: Michael Mathis & Gerda Hopfgartner