Flat Tire Prediction

Flat Tire Prediction

Wouldn’t it be a boon if you had a system that told you about your upcoming flat tire? I’m not talking about some random card-pulling session but a proper system like the Flat Tire Warning Light. The device combines a Tire Pressure Sensor, LED Technology and Vibration Generation Chip to tell you in advance that a flat tire is coming your way. Get ready!

0 Designers: Hsiang-Han Hsu, Tzu-I Wen, Jhih-Jie Wang & Yih-Wenn Luo

The Flying Cart

The Flying Cart

Food service in-flights have its own set of hiccups, the narrow aisle doesn’t allow passengers to pass through and the trolley design has forever been the same. Flying Trolley brings in a new perspective by utilizing the aircraft ceiling as the trolley ramp. Only an aviation specialist will be able to give us a better idea about its feasibility, but for the moment I can imagine this idea being used in other spaces like a train. What do you think?

0 Designers: Seongjoo JOH & Lee Min – Joo

Not your Granny's pill case...

Not your Granny’s pill case…

This cleverly designed pill case takes inspiration from an unlikely source, but actually proves to be quite functional! Adopting the form of the iconic Russian Matryoshka doll (you know, the type we loved to play with as kids where there’s a doll nested inside a doll, inside a doll, inside another doll!), the pill container easily divides daily doses in a fun & logical way. Better yet, each tumbler not only holds & separates medication, but also doubles as a drinking glass for the water necessary to swallow pills!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Design from Scratch

Design from Scratch

At first glance, you wouldn’t think that the “First Chair” was all that simple to produce with its seemingly complex counterbalance of the legs, seat & back. But it’s actually result of the designers attempt to create a chair entirely from scratch! Using only the minimal amount of tools & materials available in his workshop at the moment, designer Jonathan Dorthe cut each piece from a single flat sheet of Russian plywood & then assembled using basic joinery techniques. It’s minimal in both aesthetic & process!

0 Designer: Jonathan Dorthe for Atelier-D

Frozen Fishes In Ice

Frozen Fishes In Ice

I love the illusion that the Ice Cube tank proposes; imagine the stunned expressions when people discover that the cube is an ice deception and that your fishes are swimming in safe waters. A clever perception and very Fred ‘n Friends kinda design; got to hand it to Arthur for making us look at the lighter side of life!

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (SE Xin)

Nooka With A ZIG

Nooka With A ZIG

Besides its stunning geometric looks, the Nooka ZIG has one of the most practical elements that this digital era requires. The concept is the perfect marriage of a digital watch with USB, redefining portability and interaction. While the designer aspires to bring back the physical human interaction that is often lost with technology, I think the watch just takes us a step closer to the surreal world.

0 Designer: Adrian Candela

Stalactites of Light

Stalactites of Light

The Stalasso pendant lamp was inspired by one of nature’s own art forms, the stalactite dripstone. The elegant form captures the essence of the naturally occurring contrast of water as it drips from the tip of the mineral deposit. It’s versatile as a single hanging “drop” of light, an ambience-inspiring cluster, or an expansive arrangement across large spaces.

0 Designer: Joeri Claeys

Go Nuts!

Go Nuts!

The ZGRYZ (Polish for “bite”) nutcracker uses a geared lever mechanism to swiftly crush even the hardest nut shells without requiring a herculean effort. The jaws of this heavy-duty tool crack everything from almonds to walnuts, all while giving the user complete control of force to protect the precious meat inside. It’s efficient, compact, and ergonomically enhanced for hands of any age, size, or dominance.

0 Designer: Antoni Skapski

The Ultimate Hipster Headphones

The Ultimate Hipster Headphones

The Low Fi Hi Tech Headphones are an exploration into building a pair of fully functional headphones without any line-produced part. Composed of just wire, tape, solder, magnets and a few 3D printed parts, the design is surprisingly not rickety and the sound quality is nice against all expectations. In a sense, it’s lo-fi in both audio and material quality! —Want to print your own? Designer JC Karich’s 3D printing files are available here!

0 Designer: JC Karich

No Wet Blankets Allowed

No Wet Blankets Allowed

Make that towels! This is becuase we have the Dry Clean, a very capable towel drier that not only dries towels but also disinfects them. The device uses a miniature turbine to direct hot air towards the towels and maintains the temperature to allow for easy drying. An ultraviolet (UV) light disinfects the towel and keeps them fresh and fluffy. On a daily basis this may seem as an extravagance but think of cold and wet seasons, plus hotels where uneccesary laundry can be cut.

0 Designer: puredesign

Retro Analogue Photography In Digital Era

Retro Analogue Photography In Digital Era

When they were asked to rethink the camera by BBC Future, the designers at Conran and Partners were clear that they wanted to set about reimagining every aspect, from the form factor to the technology inside. The result is this new-age hybrid that has a gaping hole replacing the camera lens and no digital viewfinder to check out the images clicked. In a very spunky way, the concept transports us back to that era when rushing to the darkroom with the camera roll used to be so much of fun.

0 Designer: Conran and Partners

Kick your computer to the curb!

Kick your computer to the curb!

Keep your computer cool with Curb- a simple, minimal desktop bar designed to elevate laptops for increased airflow and reduced internal and ambient heat. The scalene triangle shape allows for two different degrees of elevation depending on the preference of the user. A small cutout tidies the power cord and also serves as a stopper for loose cables. In colorful TPE/silicon, it’s anti-slip, soft, and durable enough to throw in your laptop bag.

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Amphibious Prosthesis

Amphibious Prosthesis

It’s easy to take for granted little things like running on the beach & swimming. Murr-ma is a specialized prosthesis that extends these experiences to amputees or those with mobile disability. Inspired by the dorsal fin of the sailfish, the fins channel the water flow alongside the carbon fiber backbone & out at the sides, providing the wearer with the necessary thrust to move through the water. The split toe design also makes it possible to easily transition from sand to surf.

0 Designers: Julia Johnson, Thomas Essl, Yuki Machida & Damien Rocca