Skip To Make Some Light

Skip To Make Some Light

With all the energy you expend while jumping rope, imagine using some to power a handy torchlight fitted within the skipping rope handles. Torchlight in any form is a good idea, but the cool quotient in this Jump Light comes from the fact that you won’t need any batteries to power the bulb. It simply runs by converting the kinetic energy from your jumps to electric energy. Now if that isn’t motivational enough for you to skip just a bit more!

0 Designers: Hyun Joo Lee & Eu Tteum Lee

Poop Bucket With A Mission

Poop Bucket With A Mission

We are all well aware of the various sanitation issues that developing countries are facing, the biggest one being poop management. It’s easy for the kids (and in some cases adults) to take to the open fields and roadsides, without realizing the implication of health hazards like disease outbreaks and food contamination. One of the solutions addressing this issue is the Poosh. This is a bucket-mounted toilet for the developing world.

0 Designer: KAIST, Industrial Design Dept

Double Headed Watering Can VS Godzilla

Double Headed Watering Can VS Godzilla

Oh no! Watch out you wilty-wanting flowers, you will be GROWN by the not one headed, but TWO headed watering can! Yes! It is “Symmetrican,” the watering can that is symmetrical! You can put water in on either side, the water flowing freely because of the hole on the other side. Then carry it where thou wilt, for it is simple to carry! Then, pour! It’s so simple, it’s just madness!

0 Designer: Saebyul Lim

A Pack O' Heat-Em-Ups

A Pack O’ Heat-Em-Ups

And just when you thought you were going to have to use that pesky park-grill again. Or start up a fire that’d burn down the forest. No way! Here’s what you’re gonna do: whip out one of these! “Stoov!” It’s basically what amounts to a magnet you program, stick to your pot, and let heat up. Sounds reasonable enough?

0 Designer: Mathieu Baele

Skate Hard in Destructos!

Skate Hard in Destructos!

These shoes right here are called “Destructo Sports Action Shoes!” Oh my goodness. I know, and you know, that if you do a lot with your feet, your feet shells explode. And when I say feet shells I of course mean shoes. Your shoes are worthless! They come apart at the flick of a knife! But not anymore, now you’ve got these amazing piece-by-piece strong shoes, by Thomas Balaguer.

0 Designer: Thomas Balaguer

Have A Safe Hump

Have A Safe Hump

No room for naughty thoughts here, but the explanation for a design simply called the “Safe Hump.” This is no ordinary speed breaker, the system within allows it to harness the mechanical energy (of cars passing over it) into electric energy so that it can power the LEDs. Two reasons why we would want this: 1) LEDs lined speed breakers at night are easily visible from a distance 2) The design of this hump is such that your car glides over it smoothly.

0 Designers: MicroDream

Designers on Golfbag

Designers on Golfbag

I always say it’s important for designers to attack everything. I mean you and me, designers, should not only choose a field to go into, but should also pay attention to and hope to improve on every little thing in their environment. And if you’re one of the folks like this designer, Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan, you might just enjoy yourself a game of golf! And right here is the Kuralkan improvement of the golf bag.

0 Designer: Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan

Scuba Dive Without The Wetsuit

Scuba Dive Without The Wetsuit

I’ve been scuba diving once and I’m not sure I would want to undergo the fuss again. Can’t stand the water getting into the goggles, and since I’m not a pro (to own my personal gear) a generic close-to-my-prescription-number-goggles do not help. I’d much rather get clearer vision and view the underwater beauty from the sidelines. Glass bottom boats are more like it, but even better would be the Beriscope!

0 Designer: Jaewon Choi

Lights Lead The Way

Lights Lead The Way

The simply named Road Lights is a system of wind generated lane lights powered by the wind of vehicles whizzing by. You’ve all felt it before, that wall of air as a car passes by. Why waste it? The energy captured by the system illuminates a series of pegs 50-100 meters in front of you to lead the way. Eco-friendly (yes I’m still using that phrase) and a perfect opportunity for a really creative car commercial.

0 Designers: Sungi Kim & Hozin Song

Better Than Disposable Plates

Better Than Disposable Plates

I think Mina Song’s idea for an inflatable plate called the “Air Dish” is quite a sound one. You’re on a picnic and you care for the environment so you use the garbage can to dispose your used paper plates. But still that’s waste of plates/resources right. Change the scene and use the vinyl Air Dish instead: inflate it, use it, rinse it, fold and stow it….no bother of disposing it anytime soon. Just be careful about pricking it.

0 Designer: Mina Song

Such Pretty Moonstones

Such Pretty Moonstones

I’m in love with the Seoul Green Project called Luna Piedra which means moonstone in Spanish. These beautiful pebbles illuminate with embedded OLEDs. They replace traditional lighting setups which aren’t portable and waste a lot of energy. The Luna Piedra generates enough power by water currents using a very tiny nano generator. It doesn’t heat up and leaves no polluting effluents. I want one, NOW.

0 Designer: Yichun Chuang

Rip Your Environment Apart

Rip Your Environment Apart

Augmented reality! That’s what we’re dealing with here. This right here is the “Scout – Portable Pedestrian Navigation Device” and it’s intended to be used by people traveling about, connecting then with local knowledge, wisdom, and GPS information to guide them. It’s a digital compass is what it is. It encourages “uninhibited exploration, discovery, documentation, and sharing.”

0 Designer: Matt Marrocco

Mine Sniffer

Mine Sniffer

M-SEEK aims to make demining safer and quicker. The lightweight device uses an electro-chemical sensor to sniff out the bad stuff. Miners no longer need to wander aimlessly since it’s designed to strategically specify zones of high danger. The designer spent many a day working with real deminers to figure out what needed to improve. The end result is a tool and system that not only saves lives but also money which could potentially mean more deminers hired to rapidly demine an area.

0 Designer: Arsen Stjepanovic