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

Jello Cup, For Real

Jello Cup, For Real

On June 26th, the Gowanus Studio Space hosted the 2nd annual Jell-O Mold competition in Brooklyn, New York. The competition encouraged artists, designers, chefs, and lovers of Jell–O to use gelatin in new and unexpected ways. A company called The Way We See The World won for sculptural/structural integrity with Jelloware – a set of delicious, squishy, colorful glasses.

0 Designer: The Way We See The World

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

We’ve all done it – count the minutes, miles and blocks before reaching home. Temporary respite from a long, hard day is one of the first things I look forward to as the sun goes down. Far From Home is a GPS enabled bracelet that gleefully (been dying to use that word) displays iconoglyphs denoting the distance to home. Oh and yea, it’s a watch too. Hey it glows! Mmm, pretty.

0 Designers: Paolo Buatti & Alessandro Palombarini

Nomadic Sound Systems

Nomadic Sound Systems

Nomadic sound system is a family of objects formed from wireless, battery powered, portable speakers designed to explore new ways for sound to interact with people and space. The project borrows from the typology of a marching band with the pieces intended to be used together, each responsible for one part of the audible experience.

0 Designer: Benjamin Newland

Square Cut Traffic Signs

Square Cut Traffic Signs

When we were Re-learning the Traffic Lights and many feel that re-arranging shapes is not always the answer for good road safety. In situations like fog, poor visibility and rain, road lights like the Light Programmable Road Sign may work better. It employs a LED Video Display, consisting of RGB LEDs with the possibility of reprogramming. Jump in to learn more…

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

Caution! Not Slippery When Singing!

Caution! Not Slippery When Singing!

Come weekends and street bands are out in full force, trying to impress and maybe cajole a Dollar or two out of you. Besides carrying an array of equipments, have you noticed how they try and add a zing to their show with wee bit of histrionics? The Look! Speakers can add the zing without much fuss, naturally you’re going to notice the caution-sign, but only this time, it will be hooked up to the mike / instrument of a performer! Awesome!

0 Designers: Lin Ding Yuan, Yeh Lan Hsing & Shao Wei Jhe

Water Zoomin with Personal Propeller

Water Zoomin with Personal Propeller

Do you ever get tired of floating along on your water raft, having to use your hands and feet to get around? Here’s the key for you! This is the “Inflatable Water Propeller” by Chao-yang Chou and Sian-Zong Chen. It propels you through the water. It can also sit still while you chill in the water. This first one includes the inflatable air cushion that attaches to it. Burn your skin all day, floating about, or use this device to rock and roll. What you do is hold on tight and let the propeller JAM you through the waves. Speedily!

0 Designers: Chao-yang Chou and Sian-Zong Chen

I SAID QUIT THE STICK MISTER!!!

I SAID QUIT THE STICK MISTER!!!

If you don’t want embarrassing alarms like that screaming in your face, then its best you quit that cigarette! In countries like India, smoking in public places is banned, but people seldom comply with the rules. This means you will find folks lighting up at bus stops, sidewalks and even parks where children play. Unlike Japan many countries don’t have designated smoking zones, so the only plausible solution is to have large smoke alarms that scream embarrassing sirens and chants, forcing you to put-out the stick.

0 Designer: Jin Ho Kim

Carving Up the Ice Caps

Carving Up the Ice Caps

So it’s summer. You get kinda tired of the skin-bubbling heat, so you decide to head to the chill zone for some much-needed ski or snowboard or sled-dog action. You get out there and you get injured in a major way! Who comes to the rescue? Wolves. Well not anymore! Now there’s the CARV, aka the Compact Alpine Rescue Vehicle as designed by Matt Hardman.

0 Designer: Matt Hardman

Re-learning The Traffic lights

Re-learning The Traffic lights

For the greater good of mankind I’m willing to do my bit and learn new traffic rules. If it saves a life or time, then why not! What Uni-Signal here is saying, that we have been using round traffic lights for ages now, with only the red-amber-green-colors for aid. How about prepping the system and broadening the spectrum of usage (by colorblind people) and change the shape of the lights! Triangle-Red-Stop, Circle-Amber-Stay, Rectangle-Green-Go! If nothing else, it looks swanky and now we can teach tiny-tots shapes and colors in one go!

0 Designers: by Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon

Fashionably Buoyant and Alive

Fashionably Buoyant and Alive

How not to sink while still staying nice-looking for all the squirrels and dolphins and mythical forrest animals. That’s the alternate title to this post. This post is about a project just titled “The Lifejacket,” designed by Fraser Reekie. Made for all those potential lifejacket wearers who for some reason or another don’t take that crucial step: putting it on. To show improve, Reekie upped the hotness and lowered the amount of terrible, terrible straps flying everywhere.

0 Designer: Fraser Reekie