o2 Moto

o2 Moto

The dual-purpose Air Powered Motorbike tackles street and off-road environments effortlessly with its many enhancements to achieve the lightest weight possible. Though inspired by the gasoline engine Yamaha Tricker stunt bike, it is powered by three compressed air tanks that make it even lighter. Different from conventional air motors, the rotary air engine virtually eliminates the vibration, internal wear, and friction while offering superior performance. Perfect for newbies who want to practice their wheelie.

0 Designer: Bolaji Teniola

Convertible Ramp

Convertible Ramp

The user-friendly Convertible is a flight of functional stairs that changes into a ramp for wheelchairs. By simply pushing a lever, the flight of steps shifts and become a slope. The device has been designed for a low construction cost, easy installation, and minimal maintenance.

0 Designer: Chan Wen Jie

The Coffee - Kool Aid Cup

The Coffee – Kool Aid Cup

Need both hot and cold water but have only one travel mug? No problem, the ‘It’s up to you – Temperature-controlled Cup’, allows you to carry both hot and cold water in the same thermos flask. This vacuum cup is divided into two and lets you carry your cuppa beverage both hot and chilled! How awesome!

0 Designers: Liping Lin, Jie Lin, Dujia Chen & Yuming Zheng

Memory Keeper

Memory Keeper

The Synapse Storage solution was inspired by the very place that inspiration originates… our brains! Like the intricate wiring within our grey matter, the strung baskets represent the structure of our nervous system, specifically where we store memories. It provides a place to keep our favorite items while reminding us that our connection to these objects is uniquely human and goes beyond the surface.

0 Designer: Alexandra Denton

Phased By The Moon

Phased By The Moon

Inspired by the moon, the Lunaround watch features the “luna” or moon shaped hour hand that rotates one complete cycle every 12 hours. Measuring a comfortable 40 mm in diameter, the watch also hosts a red minutes and second hands. It is kinda fascinating to observe how within the center of the moon (hour hand), the hour digits can be seen moving. Awesome ‘moon’ sighting on the wrist!

0 Designer: Alex Garzon [ Buy it Here ]

Laser Precise Time

Laser Precise Time

Love the Bullion Wall Clock for its innovative use of metal and laser, just to tell the time. Three steel medallions are artfully stacked upon each other and are wall mounted using a magnetic mechanism. The topmost medallion is stationary and houses a circular array of laser pointers to demarcate the hours on the wall surface. The middle and bottom medallions both rotate, and each houses a laser pointer that indicates the minute and hour hands respectively.

0 Designer: Eric Wang

Wicked Wickerwork

Wicked Wickerwork

The Tina chair and bench merge age-old rattan craftsmanship with modern production methods in a design that is both innovative and traditional. In designer Benedetta Tagliabue’s own words, “they’re built with the painstaking care and attention to detail of artisanal methods coupled with the precision and quality that comes with technology.”  At once minimal and natural, they’re complimentary to modern and classic interiors alike.

0 Designer: Benedetta Tagliabue for Expormim

Sustainable Cultivation Units

Sustainable Cultivation Units

Hakan Gürsu’s Living Pots are a series of thoughtfully produced planters for the urban gardener who’s conscious of their carbon footprint.  Composed of 100% recyclable and reused wood and metal, they make use of lumber scraps that would otherwise be thrown out or burned after truncation. With a minimal number of parts, each unit is flat-pack ready and easy to assemble. Better yet, they can be nested to create vertical gardens where space is limited. Check out the vid to see how it’s done —>

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

Destroying Time

Destroying Time

The Digital Destruction Watch is a good analogy for how old has to make way for the new. The watch features a face where the analog dial seems to have been destroyed by the elements and made way for the digital era. Measuring a nifty 38 mm in diameter, the timepiece is good for both men and women. Specs include a digital LCD screen, time in a military style 24 hour format, a crown button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight.

0 Designer: Ross McBride [ Buy it Here ]

Reflective Clothing for the Modern Cyclist

Reflective Clothing for the Modern Cyclist

In Los Angeles, it’s not uncommon to hear horror stories about cyclists in motor accidents, which is precisely why Angeleno designer Brett Clouser started this unique line of reflective cycling wear. Unlike standard neons, this minimalist jacket is savvy enough to wear out socially. It also collapses into a compact pouch, making it easy to store in your pocket. A reflective application on the jacket shines light directly back to its source, making it almost 400% more reflective and easier for drivers to see cyclists.

0 Designer: Lunis

Eyewear in Perfect Harmony

Eyewear in Perfect Harmony

The right pair of specs are all about balance and FLEYE’s premier design has got the solution nailed! Sure the eyewear is attractive, but the magic is in the adjustable nose pads affixed to a single piece of flexible titanium thread that gracefully loops through the nose bridge. It’s strong, durable and accentuates the aesthetic of the glasses with colors that match the style of the frame. Genius!

0 Designer: FLEYE

InsideNorway at Milan Design Week

InsideNorway at Milan Design Week

From prison-made lamps to barely-there benches, the Norwegians really made their mark at Milan Design Week! Hit the jump to see some of the best from InsideNorway —>

0 Designers: Various

One-hand Washing

One-hand Washing

The Angel Faucet is specifically meant for those folks who have lost an arm. Apparently stats show that folks with this kind of impairment find it difficult towash their hand properly. The sensor-activated tap is integrated with a scrubbing pad that allows you to scrub and clean the single hand effectively.

0 Designers: Yang Shuai, Cui Chengtao, Wang Shuai, Lin Shuo & Liu Shaolu