Puzzling Smartwatch Apps

Puzzling Smartwatch Apps

These perplexing time apps were created for the much-raved about I’m Watch smartwatch, and transform the basic resting face of the device into the time-telling puzzle of your choice. No ticking hands, no big numbers… hit the jump to see if you can solve em’ without help from the decipher-instructions!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

Flipboarding

Flipboarding

Love this GIF-TY polaroid camera for capturing ‘movements’ and making them tangible. This unique camera allows you to print out short flipbook animations, so that you can physically keep the memories of precious moments alive in a fun way. GIF-TY’s Animations can be physically edited, and clipped on a separately designed module. Nametags can be attached to those clips just like old videotapes.

0 Designer: Jiho Jang

Portable Printable Wallpapers!

Portable Printable Wallpapers!

The Portable Freenter has the potential to be a game-changer in the world of wallpapers. Imagine using a device that directly prints your desired wallpaper pattern onto the wall. You get the liberty of choosing different kinds of fonts and also draw a picture and put texts, colors or sizes of your choice. You can input the selections via a pen or through a keyboard. Get creative, people!

0 Designers: Kim Kwang-hyun, Roh Ga-young, Kim Su-hyun & Shin Jun-won

Great Balls of Rubber!

Great Balls of Rubber!

CYQL is a one-of-kind ottoman composed almost entirely of recycled bicycle inner tubes. Kinda like a rubber-band ball, each ottoman is wrapped in tubes of different sizes, textures, colors, and prints, giving each an individual character and unique history! The rubber itself is ideal for reusing not only because of it’s inability to disintegrate back into the environment, but because of its material qualities of being stain/water-proof, elastic, and patina over time.

0 Designer: DesignLaboratoire

The Neck Saver - Part Deux

The Neck Saver – Part Deux

About a year ago, we featured Rob Bye’s Stretchless Hanger, and now he’s back with version 2.0! Like the original, the design aims to speed up the process of hanging clothes without damaging or stretching the material. But after taking your feedback into consideration, the new and improved version is more rigid, structurally sound, and just as easy to use. Which one do you like better?!

0 Designer: Rob Bye

Don't Be Square

Don’t Be Square

From keeping record of the sun’s rotations around the earth to the face of a clock, we have always used circles to track time…. but why are our calendars square?! The Round Method is an annual calendar that begs this very question. Its circular structure corresponds to the year more sensibly than conventional calendars and with its all-encompassing visual nature, its perfect for long-term goal setting. Get it here in a digital version you can print. See how it works —>

0 Designer: David Schellander

The Triangle of Life

The Triangle of Life

Life Triangle is a life raft featuring a multi-directional triangular shape so that it doesn’t capsize easily. Apparently the triangular structure prevents the raft from turning over, a fear often associated with smaller rafts. The boat involves automatic inflation and features a movable signal light containing GPS technology. Anything that keeps you safe on the high seas has my vote!

0 Designers: Prof. Shi Yuanwu, Hu Sumei & Wu Chongxiang

Exploring With iSCOPE

Exploring With iSCOPE

The iSCOPE integrates the use of an iPhone or iPod to help children explore their natural surroundings. Akin to a magnifying glass, the device combines learning with a fun interactive experience. It encourages children to explore through real-time interaction with nature and keeps them engaged by disclosing facts and trivia.

0 Designer: Chang-Hsuan Pai

Literally Twisted Hanger

Literally Twisted Hanger

Mobe, inspired by the mobius strip, is an accessories hanger thoughtfully crafted to be simple, elegant, and highly functional. Though its shape is more complex than the average hanger, its ideal for scarves, ties, and belts. Made from a twisted strip of thin 1.5mm plywood, the design also uses a minimal amount of material. 

0 Designer: Dan Hoolahan

Containers of Light

Containers of Light

The word “flaca” is one of the only things I remember from Spanish class – it translates as proportionately lean; a perfect description for the Flaca lamp. The sophisticated lighting solution itself has minimal aesthetic impact on the wall to which it is mounted, but its diffused upward and downward illumination create a decorative play of light against the wall surface. Its perfect for highlighting above or below, or simply to create definition between spaces.

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

The Assisted Move

The Assisted Move

The process where caregivers have to shift their wards from a wheelchair to their bed can get tedious and cumbersome. The Lady Shifting is an aid that allows them to transfer the person for their chair to the bed and vice versa, with ease. The following video explains it all.

0 Designers: Tsai Jui-An, Tsai Meng-Hong & Cheng Ka-Man

Reusing The Food Energy

Reusing The Food Energy

Food Scraps Reuse is a kitchen appliance that is a household biogas energy generator. It takes in the family kitchen waste and converts it to electrical energy and a liquid fertilizer through the process of fermentation. While the electric energy can be used to power small kitchen appliances, the fertilizer can be used for houseplants. Superb!

0 Designers: Various

The Eggstractor

The Eggstractor

I’m totally trademarking that name BTW! Separating egg whites from the yolk can take some serious skill! That is… unless you have this modern whisk by Ivan Zhang. By slightly modifying the shape with a circular indention, the whisk catches the yolk, allowing the white to drip down. The whisk can then be used as normal to beat the eggs or stir your mixture. It makes separating effortless and better yet, keeps your hands clean of egg goo!

0 Designer: Ivan Zhang