Emotional Backpack For Cyclists, What Fun!

Emotional Backpack For Cyclists, What Fun!

Here is a totally cool backpack that goes by the name of SEIL Bag. It’s a backpack meant for cyclists and features an LED Display (flexible PCB) on its face. The bag is designed to work in two modes: Driving Mode and Emotion Mode. In the Driving Mode it shows left and right turn signals for the rider, which is controlled via a detachable controller. This makes it easy for the following traffic to know the riders intent. The cool-quotient is upped with the Emotion Mode; here you can display a variety of emoticons, just for the heck of it.

0 Designers: Lee Myung Su, Park Geun Wan & Park Okhee for Leemyungsu Designlab

Traffic Lights Gets Smarter

Traffic Lights Gets Smarter

The Control Safety Traffic Light Concept features an LED display that gradually changes the colors from Red to Green, with the Amber (or Yellow) fading in and out; between the changes. Solar panels and a security camera are integrated into the design for obvious reasons, and the whole thing works in conjunction with similarly designed pedestrian lights.

0 Designer: Roberto Vackflores for CRAB Diseño Industria

Should We Watch Out Or Not?

Should We Watch Out Or Not?

And that is my question to you this Monday Morning. Do you want to be forewarned about a broken-down car with a holographic “Watch Out – Warning Triangle” beaming at you from a distance, when driving? Or do you think it will be a distraction and a hazard? The idea is simple….holographic red triangle projected from a distance, warning you of a stalled car ahead in the lane. Some may argue it being an eerie Potter-esque sign on the freeway; others may call it helpful. Take your pick!

0 Designers: Chun-Chieh Chang & Wan-Hua Tsai

Superfast Rescue Tube

Superfast Rescue Tube

The Rescue Tube is meant for the fishermen folk who brave the high seas every single day. As a part of their routine they are supposed to wear life vests but many ignore this as it causes restricted movements. Rescue Tube on the other hand is a simple latch-clasp that can be hooked to the clothes as a normal buckle. It doesn’t pose as an obstruction. During an emergency situation you simply tug at the lower clasp to inflate the tube instantaneously, maneuver it around your neck and it’s ready to be used!

0 Designer: Baek Mi Young

Solar Bean Cooker

Solar Bean Cooker

Everything you want in a solar cooker, it’s right here, right now, in this “Solar Ibex.” You can cook whatever you want, too, not just beans. The Solar Ibex has the ability to cook, boil, and back at up to 300 degrees celsius, and features an adjustable timer. Foldable, lightweight, packable, and a zero carbon footprint. Built-in gear motors and an auto tracking sun ray concentrator drive the parabolic reflector towards the sun at all times, acquiring all the best rays for your soups and and noodles. I’d like one of these for my apartment deck!

0 Designer: Nir Beit-av

A New Gloriette

A New Gloriette

The rich French. What they can do is extraordinary. Especially when you’re talking about their great tracts of land and the way they’ve had them designed and laid out. In this post, you’ll need to know the term “gloriette.” A gloriette is a structure or building constructed in a garden setting made to work with and compliment the surrounding area. This term “gloriette” comes from 12th century French and means “little glory.” What we’ve got here, designed by the Campaña brothers for Veuve Clicquot, is the “La Gloriette,” a contemporary version of the gloriette done in the playful nature of our modern day design world.

0 Designers: Veuve Clicquot and the Campaña brothers

Bottle Full Of Light!

Bottle Full Of Light!

Look what we have for you, a home-recycle solution for your PET Bottles! Of course you will need the help of the + (Plus) Conjunctive Flash Light, but that really won’t be a problem. For the moment let’s look at what the designers have to offer: an ingenious flashlight (with a flex-tail) that screws onto the mouth of a standard PET bottle. The result is that you get a makeshift lantern-esque lamp ready to be hung-up in a tent or taken outdoors. Nifty idea, what do you think?

0 Designers: Various

One Person Camper APE

One Person Camper APE

Do you know about the Piaggio APE 50? It’s the cutest little three wheeled vehicle you’ll ever set your eyes on. Do you love camping? How about totally on your own? How about camping totally on your own inside an APE? The project you’re about to set your eyes on is called the “Bufalino,” and it’s a one-person camper using the APE 50 as its platform. Made for absolute flexibility, the Bufalino contains all the elements needed for living. Only the engine, frame, chasis, and parts of the cab were kept perfectly APE.

0 Designer: Cornelius Comanns

PET Bottles To The Oil Spill Rescue

PET Bottles To The Oil Spill Rescue

A Picture Perfect photo of Barack Obama swimming with his daughter in Florida is not the answer to oil spills! It takes more than that to contain the damage and get the affected areas back to their feet. A moment of thought goes out to the Oil Fence here, which is made from recycled PET Plastic bottles, fitted with special rubber caps on both ends. The logic is to reuse the trashed bottles for a greater good like containing spills without adding burden to the environment. The color scheme of orange and yellow, sure makes it look bright and cheery against the black slick of oil!

0 Designers: Min A Namgung & Jangwoon Kim

Firefighters 1, Fires 0

Firefighters 1, Fires 0

Based on the IFEX 3000, the HPI 1000 Impulse Gun is designed for fast and effective control of small fires. With 25 bars of pressure, 1 liter of water can accelerate to over 400 km/h atomized through a special membrane. The high exit velocity enables deep penetration into a fire, curbing the heat within. Bad ass! If only I could get this for the next company water gun fight.

0 Designer: Jan Thinius

Lights By The Morning Dew

Lights By The Morning Dew

I am by no means a rugged person. I don’t particularly enjoy being “outdoorsy”. I’m the kind of person that overpacks and overcompensates for all possible scenarios, one of which is getting lost. The Dewlighting (should be called Dew Light) is designed for such a scenario. You can use it as a battery powered torch light or hang it to provide ambient lighting. When hung, a flexible sack can be unfurled to collect water droplets. I like the idea although this relies on only getting lost in a humid area.

0 Designers : Sae Hee Lee, Sungjae Lee, & Hyemi Lee

Dog Power Polar

Dog Power Polar

It’s been quite a while since the last time I did a post about a sled. A sled for snow, incase you did not know. The designer of this project I’m about to tell you about, Dawid Dawod, reminds us all that dog power, combined with sled engineering, has been utilized by humans in traveling and hunting for hundreds of years. Dawod notes that as far back as the 10th century we were rolling hard with our best friends by our side. So what does Dawod design? The sled!

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Just The Right Cover For My High-Heeled Shoes

Just The Right Cover For My High-Heeled Shoes

God help you if you live by the coast where drainage sucks, it’s puring like crazy and its high tide as well! To top it off, citizens callously litter the streets, which end up clogging the gutters! Sounds familiar to me coz I’ve lived through one of the worst city floods due to all of the above, hence the Smooth Cover for city drains sounds fantastic! The cover has slanted slits that are narrow enough to let the rain water pass through but keeps away the trash.

0 Designers: Yan-Ting Chen & Hsin Yeh