Only geeky by name...

Only geeky by name…

Featuring a commanding contrast of raw wood and steel, the Geek chair has a fresh and contemporary appearance that’s elegant yet unpretentious. The design itself is straightforward and familiar, using simple geometric lines for subtlety. For more individual style, there’s a choice of matte black or white finish coupled with the solid maple rods.

0 Designer: munkii

Truly Handy Cam

Truly Handy Cam

Apart from the complex technical know-how required to use a camera, you’re also supposed to be physically stable and nimble with your hands. Even as someone with full use of my own, I can barely manage all that! With its flexible viewfinder screen, the ergonomically designed Inclusive Digital Camera makes it easier (especially for those with dexterity setbacks) to shoot from a more comfortable, wrist-supported waist height. Perfect for shooting motion or long durations for anybody from the eldery to beginners.

0 Designer: Andrew James Warner

Interactive Interior

Interactive Interior

The Cromatic collection of children’s bedroom furniture blurs the difference between fixed and flexible furnishings in a transformative combination of beds, desk and storage. Kids and parents can customize configurations to their liking with rolling bed and moveable table units that maximize play, work and relaxation space. It’s as functional as it is fun, and teaches us that the line between permanent and portable is not so cut and dry! Check out the vid to see it in action—>

0 Designer: Arasanz

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