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

A Swiss Army Knife of a Table

A Swiss Army Knife of a Table

D*Haus’ D*Table is a functional 3D puzzle inspired by the Haberdashers Formula! Discovered by English mathematician Dudeney in 1903, it turns a perfect square into an equilateral triangle by dissecting the square into four distinct shapes. Dudeney’s achievement lay dormant in mathematical textbooks for over 100 years, but when applied to modern design, the possibilities are endless! Functionally flexible, this coffee table adapts to any space while encouraging play and user interaction.

0 Designer: D*Haus

Accommodating Strip

Accommodating Strip

You can only understand the value of a good power strip when you own too many devices. I am literally joined to the hip with my iPad, iPhone and camera on any given day. So a good power strip that can accommodate the various charger heads is a welcome design. The Modular Power Strip Concept is a step in this direction and I think someone should make it now!

0 Designer: William Harris

Turtlebugs and Spiderfrogs

Turtlebugs and Spiderfrogs

The Creative Wooden Creatures kit educates and fosters the creativity of children by allowing them to create a wide range of animals by combining and rearranging various interchangeable body parts. They can discover animals from land to sea or explore and create their own creatures from octolizards to jellypedes! The combinations are endless! Abstract shapes and sustainable wood material give it unique identity and Link-n-log timelessness… a great hand-me-down from generation to generation.

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

Shower Power

Shower Power

Showering is supposed to be a catharsis of the day and of our daily environmental exposure. The last thing we should be dirtying up is our conscience with wasteful habits like using up way too much life-giving water. The “Sshower” for Roca was conceived by designer Marco Antonio Esquiró San Román for that very reason. With built in sensors that can automatically detect when you are actually under the shower head, this shower will turn of the stream and replace it with steam until you are ready to rinse off.

0 Designer: Marco Antonio Esquiró San Román

Extraterrestrial or chair?

Extraterrestrial or chair?

Like something straight out of a science fiction horror movie, the UB1K chair touches on the darker side of futurism with its alien, scaly, organic aesthetic. The tripodal design appears muscular… flexing to pounce at any moment. It’s a bit menacing but nonetheless captivating.

0 Designer: Edward Kim

Necessity, The Mother Of An Innovative Mug

Necessity, The Mother Of An Innovative Mug

Designer ‘Scott ‘ observed that the coffee and tea drinkers at the hawker center in Singapore were served their ‘teh’ (tea) or ‘kopi’ (coffee) in local styled cups, sans saucers. The problem with this is that the beverage is served using condensed milk, which is heavy and settles at the bottom of the cup. As a result the coffee-drinker has to stir the drink several times, and this gets annoying since they have no sanitary place to put down their spoon, and have to place it inside their cup.

0 Designer: Lee Hae Seung Scott

High Tech Bamboo

High Tech Bamboo

Daan Roosegarde’s modern zen garden, “Boo,” brings a lil eastern influence and a mystical world of light/sound to the courtyard of Hotelschool the Hague in Amsterdam. A walk through the forest of 6-meter high pillars reveals an interactive experience where LED lights and cricket sounds follow and play with the viewer as they move. When the common square is empty, the “Boo ghost” awakes and wonders through the garden, triggering the lights to play with each other, creating a visual story viewable from afar.

0 Designer: Daan Roosegarde