Meanwhile, In The Agricultural Sector...

Meanwhile, In The Agricultural Sector…

This work was created for the exhibition Beeld Hal Werk in Amsterdam which included some 59 sculpted works. The idea came from Louis-Ferdinand Celine’s ‘Death on credit’ in which a pseudo scientist tries to increase the size of his crops by radiating the land, only to harvest small rotten, maggot-infested potatoes. Needless to say, it didn’t work. This modern version looks like a 1980′s crash landed sci-fi prop. Lasers on stun PEW PEW! All made possible with the help of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

0 Designer: Paul Segers

Cover The Shaft!

Cover The Shaft!

A simple collapsible cover is what the Umbrella + design is all about. The ridged cover retracts near the handle stem and stays out of the way when in use. It glides back to the top, to cover the wet-dripping umbrella, making it easy for you to carry it indoors. Simple and effective!

0 Designers: Jisun Park and Nankyung Kim

Give The Chair A Bum!

Give The Chair A Bum!

It’s a convenient backpack one minute, and the next it becomes this awesome tushy-friendly chair. Think picnics, fishing trips and camps…the Bag Hug Chair is for those happy occasions. A little creative imagination may edge you to using it in your tent-styled home! Super clever and super neat!

0 Designer: Moonjo Jo

Exit Made Easy

Exit Made Easy

REDesign Exit Door simply repositions the door handle to make it an intuitive and effective design during emergency evacuations. Most of than not, the assumption is that we are going to run through doors. But in user-situation, it could be a physically-challenged person, a child or even a person crawling up to the door, who may find the horizontal door bar difficult to reach. Thus this vertical, elongated handle serves as a fitting re-design.

0 Designer: Chen Guan-Yuan

Non-drip Umbrella

Non-drip Umbrella

The purpose of the Mohock Smart Umbrella is to get rid of disposable bags for carrying wet umbrellas and making sure you don’t lose them. The first achieved with a handle redesign, where it’s thick and wide enough to take in the dripping water by placing the umbrella upright. And to ensure that you don’t forget it anywhere, a unique top attachment has been crafted, so that you can hang it off a table. Love the attractive colors that it comes in, plus the three-fold and two-fold options. One question Mr. Designer….when can I buy one?

0 Designer: Ju Hyun Lee

Know Where Your Eyes Are

Know Where Your Eyes Are

Recon lets us know that this pair of goggles right here, “Transcend,” is the only pair in the world that provides you with real-time feedback including speed, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance traveled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. Transcend has GPS capabilities, USB charging and data transfer, and post-processing software all with a super easy-to-use, futuristic interface. Recon hints to us that soon there may be an open API app development and download community – with apps!

0 Designer: Recon Instruments

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