Open The Damn Door

Open The Damn Door

Ok so you have too many drinks, its dark and the door won’t open. Obviously you need to insert the key, but the point is, sober or drunk, many of us do end up struggling with the key and keyhole. Concave Lock follows an annulus pattern with a fluorescent ring that glows in the dark. Because of the concave surface of the lock, the design allows you to slide the key into the keyhole on the first try! Superb!

0 Designer: Poh Liang-Hock

World of Worms

World of Worms

Like many kids (and much to my parents dismay), I was mesmerized by worms! The Miniville compost system capitalizes on this obsession, teaching kids the importance of worms and composting through an interactive, modular “city” structure that gives little ones a first-hand look into the process so they can… well… see how worms work!

0 Designers: Various

Finger Friendly Cutting Board

Finger Friendly Cutting Board

Pego is an all-in-one solution that’s here to replace the cutting board. The design consists of a cutting surface, secured knife and pegs that are used to hold food in place while the user chops, dices and minces- keeping fingers out of harms way. It’s particularly useful for kids learning to cook!

0 Designer: Rowan Williams

Wall Saver

Wall Saver

A floating bookshelf can be a great storage solution and minimal accent to any wall, but not every wall is prepared to hold the supports that the shelf rests on. This design, called OPEN, is a shelving system that achieves the same floating aesthetic without the need for wall mounts. The shelving boards dangle on super-thin but strong fishing line that mounts to the ceiling. Better yet, the shelves can be adjusted without having to remove and replace hardware.

0 Designer: Frederic Julian Rätsch

Brutalist Watch

Brutalist Watch

Dzmitry Samal’s limited edition concrete watches are a beautiful expression of mass that you can wear on your wrist. The 8 different designs are characterized by striking repetitive angular geometries that create a rough, blocky appearance with a focus on balance rather than preconceived symmetry. The concrete housings project totalitarianism but the wild faces scream unrestrained expression!

0 Designer: Dzmitry Samal

Anywhere Mouse

Anywhere Mouse

I love the finesse that the Arc Mouse promises to bring to my computer usage experience. I hate those miniscule mini-mouse that you are supposed use with laptops. Given that I use Photoshop and many other software at one go, track pad navigation is a big no-no for me. The grip of the small mouse is cumbersome and when you are commuting you really can’t use them. So in steps the Arc Mouse, one that you can use on any surface, including your jean-clad thigh!

0 Designers: Seunghoon Shin and Chang Seok Kim

The Staged Is Set For This Lamp

The Staged Is Set For This Lamp

The Stage is a lamp inspired by the acrobats who grace the circus. Their antics atop of the trapeze and their skillful executions go on to bear a striking resemblance in the way you interact with the lamp. Kisun has recorded an enigmatic video here, which compliments the sentiments of an aerial dance that the artists portray. Have a look…

0 Designer: Kisun Kim

H2Mow

H2Mow

The innovative Crab lawn mower aims to cut back on both environmental and noise pollution caused by conventional mowers. The hydrogen fuel cell powered mower runs almost silently and is also chemical emission free. A push button start, straightforward controls and simple recharger make it extremely easy to operate for any user. The compact mower’s handle also folds flat onto the body for easy storage or transport.

0 Designers: Otto Polefko and Balazs Botos

Cutting-Edge Chariot

Cutting-Edge Chariot

As the race for developing ultra-efficient vehicles continues, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of making advances in more old-fashion mobility. The H2X horse-drawn hitch design applies modern materials to a straightforward, contemporary form that together give a glimpse into the future of leisure riding.

0 Designer: Hall Design

Floss Trainer

Floss Trainer

People’s inconsistency in flossing has less to do with not liking the process and more to do with issues of memory and habit development. With this in mind, the Oral Care Habit Development Device was designed into the toothbrush holder as a convenient way to measure and cut floss directly from the holder. The device also includes a timer that gives the user a visual signal and audible beep and can even be controlled with a smartphone app!

0 Designer: Christopher Santos

Corky Headphones

Corky Headphones

Simply love the aspect of using cork in a design, and Antonio Joaquim Rocha has got it pat down with the Sourk headphones. Designed for the luxury segment, the headphones combine wireless technology with noble materials such as cork, leather and stainless steel. Apparently the acoustic insulation properties of the cork allow the user to enjoy sounds at full throttle without interfering with the surrounding environment.

0 Designer: Antonio Joaquim Rocha

Blood Buddy

Blood Buddy

For those suffering from diabetes, checking blood glucose levels up to 10 times a day can be daunting. The painful finger pricking can be especially disturbing for children. The Blood Buddy was designed to make things a little easier. The testing device takes the form of a whimsical character that can appears to “chomp” on the user’s finger. It’s a great solution for distracting nervous kids from the painful lance and introduces the process in a fun, friendly way!

0 Designer: Hannah Warren

Shady Seating

Shady Seating

This clever seating series by Duffy London is sure to get plenty of head turns as it plays with the viewer’s perception! Each chair has a permanent, unwavering shadow that acts not only as a visual peculiarity, but an integral part of the cantilevered support structure. Chairs appear to balance on two legs and, complimented by various shadow characters, it’s almost believable!

0 Designer: Duffy London