Water-saving Body Wash

Water-saving Body Wash

The Multifunctional Bathtub has an exclusive tilt function that allows you to save water when you take a soak. Depending upon how you tilt and use the tub, you could end up saving 80% of water for foot bath, 60% of water for half-body and 40% for full-body bath. Sounds like an interesting and fun idea and I really hope it works! Roca, are you listening?

0 Designers: Seung Hyun Lee, il Woong Jwa, Bom Yi Lee & Jiwon Moon

A Tribute of Legos

A Tribute of Legos

To celebrate their 15th birthday, Nucleo has created this miniature lego version of their latest project “Histogram” (originally a limited edition coffee-table designed for Nilufar Unlimited). Available in unlimited numbers, Fans, friends and followers of the Italian brand can own and build their own playful twist on the iconic graph-inspired piece.

0 Designer: Nucleo

Easy Moto Armour

Easy Moto Armour

As someone who was recently in a motorcycle accident, I can testify that wearing gear is CRUCIAL to a rider’s safety. It’s easy to carelessly avoid gearing up because it’s difficult, time consuming, & just plain uncomfortable. The SP3 focuses on resolving these problems by making the back protector as easy to put on as wearing a backpack, & also incorporates a neck stabilizer directly onto the helmet. Better yet, the helmet hooks on to the back protector so you can remove your helmet, drop it & move about.

0 Designers: Franco Pessino & Damian Segura

Hands-On Audio

Hands-On Audio

With tons of features & straightforward functionality, Spotify is a great way to get the perfect tune for whatever mood you’re in at the moment. The Pick Up and Play concept explores adding a tangible element to the service, using a compact speaker and touch-screen cubes to harness all the Spotify functions. Shake em to mix things up, line em up to create a playlist, or even gift one to a friend as a customized mix-tape! Not the most portable option, but it’s a fun, interactive player that’s perfect on your desk or coffee table.

0 Designer: Roy Martens

Singular Cleaning

Singular Cleaning

The Wall is a wall mounted washing machine design for single folks. This compact washing machine is wall mounted and suitable for a small load of clothes. It looks cute and adds spunk to washing clothes, which usually a very boring job!

0 Designer: Seung Hyun Lee

Music For Everyone

Music For Everyone

If you are the kind that likes to share their music with everyone, then the Whooom concept will tickle your fancy just right. The system comprises of six speakers and one docking station. Each speaker is powered by their individual battery and charge via induction when hooked up to the main dock. The units communicate through WiFi and have a very Tron like vibe, looking extremely sexy in dim lights.

0 Designers: András Fakó &
Marton Budai

A Twist on the Hanger

A Twist on the Hanger

Composed of just two materials, the Bancon hanger features soft padded foam that protects fabric and a wooden, river stone-shaped insert that gives the hanger contour. While it’s larger than your average hanger, the wide form keeps clothes in shape, wrinkle-free, and prevents that annoying shoulder-bump from metal and plastic hangers.

0 Designers: Ali Haji & Amin Saadat

This Stool Rocks!

This Stool Rocks!

This Stool Rocks is a project that explores the digital-to-physical possibility of made-to-order furniture. Fabsie’s network of local producers ensure that each stool is made in the city nearest the consumer, cutting delivery time and production costs. The stool itself is minimal in form, flat-pack ready, and super-easy to assemble. The versatile design also features 3 base options: Hard Rock, Soft Rock, and Easy Rock depending on how hard you want to rock!

0 Designer: Fabsie

The Ultimate Couch Potato Remote

The Ultimate Couch Potato Remote

The Loupe next-gen TV remote goes beyond the capabilities of the average push-button remote, allowing the user to control every aspect of entertainment through a customizable touch-screen interface. Without interrupting what’s playing, users can search the guide, manage recordings, & access media directly from the 1136×640 resolution color display & even take photos or record video with the remote. A voice recognition option also gives the user total hands-free control so you never have to put down the popcorn!

0 Designers: Sarah Gao & Beata Patasiute

My Affair With Korea

My Affair With Korea

My affinity and bias towards Korean designers is often reflected in the articles that I wrote for Yanko Design. So you can imagine my delight when I got the chance to visit the Korean Designers’ stand at the 2013 Munich Creative Business Week. Aside from the informative K-Design Talk (yes, after K-Pop its time to embrace K-Design), there were a couple of designers showcasing their works as a part of the design fest.

0 Designers: Various

Plant Doctor

Plant Doctor

The Plant Doctor is not just any device that detects the health of your plant. It is sophisticated with tech and ensures you get the exact readings via the highly integrated micro-controller technology. The usual suspects of soil moisture, nutrition content etc. are charted easily. What makes the device even more practical is that it self powers using the electrolyte in the soil for energy. The highly sensitive soil nutrient sensor analyzes the soil and process the information.

0 Designers: Fan Xu and Du Xubing

Future Of Mobile Computing

Future Of Mobile Computing

This project is called ‘The Future Of Mobile Computing’ and it is the conceptual exploration of potential applications of future flexible technology. To streamline the future of flexible computing we have to reconsider some of the current technology and manufacturing techniques. This means that in the future it is possible to have hardware that is interchangeable, that learns from use, which changes over time, that degrades gracefully and that works naturally.

0 Designer: Callil Capuozzo

Ooo La La Lighting!

Ooo La La Lighting!

The OOO lamp derives its name from the ultra-thin, perfectly circular plate that composes its shade. The swiveling shade is made possible by using a rotary joint and dual magnets that connect the tubular arm to the top and bottom plates. The result is a a sculptural lighting object with fewer parts, straightforward assembly, and easy functionality! Simply give the shade a light press to focus the light in any direction, or position it upright to hide direct light and create an ambient glow.

0 Designer: Vasiliy Butenko