Super Inline Skates

Super Inline Skates

Inline skating has its merits as a true competitive sport but what’s the next step? What’s the next level? Designer Tay Kian Khuan believes it’s his 720 Skates. Designed for pro competitions, they may look like any other inline skates but the wheels are set on independently rotating gears instead of an inline track.

0 Designer: Tay Kian Khuan

LED Light Show In Water

LED Light Show In Water

This artsy design project by Seung-Jin Lee calls for a series of tubes embedded with LEDS floating right on the water’s surface. A computer controller experience then creates magical patterns of light. Okay, somebody like Bjork or Radiohead or Daft Punk needs to get on this ASAP. I can imagine amazing future concerts utilizing this technology.

0 Designer: Seung-Jin Lee

Urban Croquet

Urban Croquet

This guest post onĀ Urban Croquet is by designer Alice Kaiserswerth. When John Jaques made croquet an overnight craze in England 150 years ago, he packaged a game that fit perfectly into the physical and social spaces of the mid 19th Century – casual, fun, social, and played in the spacious gardens of the gentry or any clearing sufficient to install hoops and stakes. The free-wheeling spirit of those formative days of croquet is gone forever. Or is it?

0 Designer: Alice Kaiserswerth

A Birdfeeder That Satisfies All

A Birdfeeder That Satisfies All

If I hang a birdfeeder, I want to see birds using it. This double sided birdfeeder designed by Sofie Collin makes both the birds and voyeuristic humans happy. On the veneered side, multiple perches allow any tiny bird to sit and snack on the hanging sack of seeds.

0 Designer: Sofie Collin

A Better Mosquito Net

A Better Mosquito Net

The Color Guard mosquito bed net is the first bed net that has a double-layered sheath preventing mosquitos from biting through the net. Also, each net is dyed a custom color by its owner with a colored insecticide that impregnates the fibers. It’s safe to humans and non toxic to all animals except those pesky insects.

0 Designer: Eric Burns

Help An Octopus Find His Legs

Help An Octopus Find His Legs

Here’s a great way to get kids involved with cleaning up the beach. This toy octopus is missing his 8 legs. You’re supposed to find plastic bottles and screw them on to become his legs. Once you get all 8, he’ll be buoyant enough to float.

0 Designer: Jaehyung Hong

Soles On Ice

Soles On Ice

With too much time on your hands and not a single ice skating rink for 100 miles, you have to resort to alternatives. These ice skates don’t need an icy surface because they actually frozen ice blocks strapped to your feet. Just find any smooth surface and you’re good to go.

0 Designer: Brit Leissler

A Snowboarder's Best Friend

A Snowboarder’s Best Friend

Behold the Koncur Stix. As if snowboarders didn’t have enough to carry, here’s yet one more item but it may be well worth it. The Koncur Stix is a telescopic pole that gives you precise readings about the condition of the snow, temperature, and includes a compass, altitude reader, and an emergency whistle.

0 Designer: Expansion Design

Caterpillar Stretcher Scoffs At Stairs

Caterpillar Stretcher Scoffs At Stairs

Caterpillar stretcher unit provides ergonomic and time saving transportation. 80% of patients being moved to the hospital by ambulance are not acute cases. They are conscious and aware of what is happening. However carrying a stretcher downstairs, with a 100-kilo person is not a pleasant experience for a patient or the paramedics.

0 Designer: Morten Wagener

Mobile Workspace for Public Spaces

Mobile Workspace for Public Spaces

This workstation lets people works outdoors. It belongs in urban, public spaces and can serve as an accessible alternative to stuffy or claustrophobic offices. The Workstation can be set up on a university campus, in the backyard between apartment buildings, or in modern office landscapes. The Seats have circular segments, allowing people to sit next to or across from each other.

0 Designer: Mathias Schnyder

Sphere-shaped Emergency Shelter Bonds Community

Sphere-shaped Emergency Shelter Bonds Community

Emergency shelter during disaster that provides physical & psychological needs. The concept behind “sphere” not only considers taking shelter from extreme weather conditions but also reestablishing the feeling of security and companionship without losing ones privacy. The center of “sphere” is constructed as a social place, which consists of single families and inhabitants.

0 Designer: Felix Stark

Landmark Bus Shelter That Changes Color

Landmark Bus Shelter That Changes Color

The Landmark bus shelter is the central component of a product family that has been developed as a uniform design concept for the city furnishing of Hamburg in order to convey a harmonious overall image of the urban area. Modern elements and clear lines enable a universal use of this bus shelter.

0 Designer: Hadi Teherani [ Manufacturer: Wall AG ]

A Board With 2 Personalities

A Board With 2 Personalities

The Axess is one board with a split personality. It can transform into a snowboard or moutainboard which is sorta like a skateboard on steroids. Of course switching from one to the other requires some fiddling around with screws and such. Too bad there isn’t a button I can press to make it transform. Yea I know, too many episodes of Inspector Gadget.

0 Designer: Pascal Prat