Tattoo with a Purpose

Tattoo with a Purpose

The Arrow concept looks at starting a trend amongst teens, where they get hooked to sticking these glow-in-the-dark arrow-tattoos, which double up as hand signals for night time cycling. The socially responsible message is evident and I think the ‘cool quotient’ is good enough to lure sensible and safe riding practices. Love it!

0 Designers: Weiche Wu & Kwang Hyun Ahn

New Bathtub Obsession

New Bathtub Obsession

I am going to assume that the Lotus is a Bluetooth speaker that syncs with your smartphones and devices, to provide sublime auditory satisfaction while taking a soak. Float it next to your yellow duck and simply take in the ripple sensations as they stir the water in rhythm to the beats of the music. Waterproof et al, the Lotus has in it the makings of a brilliant new bath toy! I want one now.

0 Designer: Lim Loren

Hold the Phone

Hold the Phone

Gotta love the über-cool iLoop iPhone holder! The designer was inspired one day while playing with an phone in one hand and an old exercise hand grip in the other. The resulting design has a playful aesthetic and is a nifty solution for stabilizing your iphone when you’re recording videos, FaceTiming with friends, or playing music.

0 Designer: PROVOCO

Things That iPad3 is Not!

Things That iPad3 is Not!

iPad3 is not a tablet with an extending screen; however the Extending Note is! Made from two modules stacked together, this baby can slide sideways to transform a regular tablet to a megacreen in a jiffy! The goodness extends to solar charging capabilities and OLED screen, features that you simply won’t find in the upcoming iPad announcement!

0 Designer: Kim Hyung Geun

Sexy Manhole Cover

Sexy Manhole Cover

The Fuel Cover is a manhole cover that serves two essential purposes. Primarily it functions as a safety indicator, displaying the methane and noxious gas levels from the ducts running below the road. Secondly it acts as a hub to harness biogas and kinetic energy that can be used by maintenance workers for their equipments, when they require it. As far as innovation, the precautionary feature serves more purpose than the plausible use as a power reserve. No doubt, the cover looks slick!

0 Designers: Wang Yi & Ji Ze

A Cute Lil' Space Heater

A Cute Lil’ Space Heater

Inspired by the warm winds that originate in the Mediterranean between Africa and Spain, the Levante 360° fan heater provides efficient multidirectional heat that is pushed outward from the circular vent that surrounds the body. Unlike many conventional designs on the market, the Levante’s protective grille is replaced by an attractive tactile shell that makes it almost unrecognizable as a space heater (as you know, they can be quite an eyesore).

0 Designers: Stefan Otzelberger & Denis Beyer

Touch Sensitive Digitar

Touch Sensitive “Digitar”

As the name indicates, the Touch Sensitive Guitar uses Touchskin surfaces in the neck, drum and wheel that allow users to effortlessly strum to their favorite tune. Aside from being easy to use, the guitar also includes a myriad of features including wireless linking to social media sites where you can see how you measure up to your friends and direct downloading of digital music tutorials for the built-in LED lighting guide.

0 Designer: Formquadrat

Plug and Glow

Plug and Glow

The verSTECKlichT is a quick solution to providing a subtle glow to any area imaginable. The super-simple design consists of a single socket and plug, both covered by wooden caps, and a neon glowing ring accent. Connect to any outlet for instantaneous illumination that you can hang from the ceiling, dangle on the wall, or rest on a flat surface.

0 Designer: Modell-N

Divide and Conquer the Balloon Whisk

Divide and Conquer the Balloon Whisk

Cleaning a whisk can be a challenge, especially if you are working with a sticky mixture or thick dough. Divisible is a clever design that addresses this issue, as well as the storage. The whisk simple splits in half, straightening the curvy wires and facilitating easy cleaning. By far the most hygienic cleaning solution, demonstrated brilliantly in the accompanying video.

0 Designer: Hansol Kwon

Ultrasonic Drying

Ultrasonic Drying

Ultrasonic Dryer looks at slashing your electricity bills drastically by regulating energy consumption and methodology. The dryer uses an ultrasonic atomizer system in place of the traditional electric heating system to vaporize residual moisture in clothes. As a result, mist is formed and can be cooled and collected as recycled water. The idea looks good enough to explore and I love the user-friendly design, which brings the machine drum up to the user-height rather than them bending down to load in the clothes.

0 Designer: Lin Zhuoxi

3D Made Easy

3D Made Easy

Armada is a phone-sized portable 3D scanner built so that anyone can capture the physical forms of objects on the go. Armada syncs via Bluetooth with your smartphone to create a 3D scan of any object through triangulation between its cameras and cross-beam laser. The process is streamlined so that all the user has to do is hit the start button. After scanning, Armada builds an STP file in real-time on your iOS or Android phone that can be opened and edited in any 3D modeling software.

0 Designers: Isaac Blankensmith and Kyle DeHovitz

Visualize Your Carbon Footprint

Visualize Your Carbon Footprint

When it comes to conserving energy at home, one major setback is the lack of products that make it possible to gauge your consumption as you use energy. Octopus is an electric heating system that utilizes thermo-sensitive film that changes color depending on the intensity of the heat output, giving users a visual reminder of their carbon footprint. The film, located at the front part of the heater, can be visually customized to satisfy a variety of styles and tastes.

0 Designer: Clément Martineau

Forever-safe Bicycle

Forever-safe Bicycle

I am sure you agree with me that prevention is better than cure. Therefore prevention of theft is better than hunting down stolen property. Based on this application we have a bicycle lock that deters theft in a very clever way. The pedals double up as wheel clamps and are designed such that breaking the lock (or pedal) will not only be a tough job but also a foolish endeavor. Superb!

0 Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng & Yu-Ting Cheng