Oh No They Di'nt!

Oh No They Di’nt!

Walking and texting is challenging enough as it is… but walking with my morning coffee and texting is damn near impossible if not dangerous! The Uppercup is the first cupholder designed just for iPhone – perfect for fanboys who love their coffee too. Ok… so maybe it’s not a practical solution to any real problem, but it’s definitely a clever statement about the flood of wild iPhone accessories on the market.

0 Designer: NATWERK

For the Purist

For the Purist

The XXXVI DG doesn’t fold, it has no electric motor, no phone charger or place to put an iPad, it can’t fly and it’s not an amphibious vehicle. It is, however… a bicycle with two wheels, gears, pedals and a frame. It was inspired by the purest form of the bike and simply applies traditional construction with modern materials to maximize the basics of a design that’s worked for over a century. It’s not going to be the fastest, smoothest, or even the most advanced…but it is… TIMELESS!

0 Designer: Paolo De Giusti

Daydream in the Clouds

Daydream in the Clouds

Who hasn’t dreamt of laying on the clouds?! This playful seating collection called Cirrus brings the fluffy stuff indoors in a whimsical series of gentle sofas and lounges. As comfortable as they look, each piece is composed with a rigid OSB frame and sinuous spring system in the seat and back surrounded by flexible PUR foam so it keeps shape without sacrificing comfort.

0 Designer: Dizajno

The Bubble Touch

The Bubble Touch

Transitioning from a BlackBerry to an iPhone or any other touchscreen phone has you craving for the soothing comfort of the bubbled keypad. I had a hard time getting used to the silky feel of a virtual pad but now that I am accustomed to it, an alternative like the Bubble Phone concept has a great appeal. Imagine getting best of both the worlds; touchscreen on one side and raised keypad for the addicts. Good going!

0 Designer: Seunggi Baek

Simple Life Starts From The Kitchen

Simple Life Starts From The Kitchen

Ok, here’s a thought, we often repeat certain steps or patterns while cooking, especially near the sink area. So how about organizing ourselves so that the steps are easy and quick to follow. For example steps like washing food, putting food into containers, cleaning the chopping board, etc can be minimized as we draw connections between each action to simplify the workflow, we will work more efficiently.

0 Designer: Wu Chun Ming

The only data storage you need...

The only data storage you need…

The Viceversal portable drive serves as a universally compatible way to carry data from iPhone to Android or Surface to Galaxy, whatever systems you use. Smaller than the average flash drive, the dual lightning and USB connections can be pushed in to the body for protection during transport, and easily released to tap into the central storage for seamless access from a variety of platforms.

0 Designer: Rexplore

Clever Cutlery

Clever Cutlery

It’s a sporkife! No wait… a knoork??  Whatever it is, this curious-looking cutlery design was created with respect to the logical order in which people might eat their food. The hybrid spoon/knife/fork is first used as a spoon to consume side dishes before being broken at the perforation to form a separate knife and fork for cutting protein items. While the disposable object is still made of plastic, it generates less waste than other plastic cutlery sets.

0 Designer: Bozzai Krisztina

Extreme Sports Notepad

Extreme Sports Notepad

It seems like my friends who enjoy outdoor activities like skiing and mountain-biking are the same folk who like to draw, write, and journal. Something about that fresh air I guess. They’ll appreciate this extreme-notebook called Idea – it’s a waterproof, unbreakable & recyclable pad that can withstand the wildest conditions. Users can doodle to their heart’s desire on the mountain top, while camping, on the beach, or any other place they find inspiration.

0 Designer: arcHITechts

Butterfly Tea

Butterfly Tea

This is the day and age of packaging! Quality products do sell well, but to give them that creative edge, they need to be packaged well. For example a great tasting tea will always be bought, but if it’s sold as cleverly packaged as this butterfly tea bag, then you give it that creative edge to be bought by the curious minds and impulse shoppers.

0 Designer: Yena Lee

This Is So Easy

This Is So Easy

It’s not rocket science but the clever addition of a simple niche to the cable tie design! The Easy_to_Cut cable tie makes snipping off a tie easier and safer. Been there; done that – the pain of snipping of cable ties can lead to a whole lot things going wrong. For example, I have once managed to snip off the external cable that covers and protected my extension cord wire. Easy_to_Cut resolves these issues by providing a built-in niche into which the tip of a cutting implement’s blade can be inserted. Superb!

0 Designers: Kim Seokhui, Kim Seongjin & Lee Jongsung

Tinkerball to the Rescue

Tinkerball to the Rescue

Inspired by the events of 9/11, designers Jiyoung Choi & Namsun Do created the Tinkerball as a life-saving device for a variety of emergency situations from fires to earthquakes. The equipment uses a controlled cable and handle mechanism to serve as a descending life-line for those trapped in high places and needing to escape. Easily installed in apartments or offices, it’s a great life-saving solution for an often overlooked hazard.

0 Designers: Jiyoung Choi & Namsun Do

Asthma's Worst Enemy, Kid's Best Friend

Asthma’s Worst Enemy, Kid’s Best Friend

Parents with children suffering from asthma have only two options for treatment, the nebulizer and inhaler. While the inhaler is easily carried, it’s also less effective at the onset of an attack. Nebbie offers both the effectiveness of the mist nebulizer and the practicality and portability of the inhaler. The equipment is packed into a small, playful character that’s transportable, easy to use and friendlier to kids.

0 Designer: Phornpavee Saiyavath

Levitating Table

Levitating Table

Designed with eyes on the future, this striking table was inspired by the Maglev train’s use of magnetic technology and applies the same levitating principles to a functional, futuristic dining table. Using an electromagnetic suspension system, the table levitates above a steel plate while electromagnets attached to the table are oriented toward the plate from below. The user can easily change table height by adjusting the strength of the magnetic field.

0 Designer: Yana Christiaens