Ambi-Keytar

Ambi-Keytar

As you might have guessed by its name, the Ambidextro keytar was designed for use by righties and lefties alike. The compact instrument features a unique double-sided key design that enables the musician to play two distinctive sounds in an ergonomic reach-around style, allowing for greater movement and musical control no matter the player’s dominant side. All we need now is a synthpop comeback!

0 Designer: Wilson Wen-Cheng Liang

The Perfect Pocket Phone

The Perfect Pocket Phone

I love me some snug jeans! The only problem is that I also love my big phone, and squeezing it out of my pocket just to check texts or the time can be quite a procedure. The slim, minimal Glance phone by designer Alan Farías is tight-jean friendly and features a genius little screen on its bottom side in addition to the larger main screen, so even when your phone is in your pocket you can take a discreet glance down to check the battery, see who’s blowing up your email, texts, twitter, or even to casually check the time.

0 Designer: Alan Gerardo Farías

Where the #@$% is the Bus?!

Where the #@$% is the Bus?!

If you’ve ever taken the bus you know the whole waiting part can be a total drag. It’s usually my luck that I’ll be tempted by the nearest snack shop, run in for something quick, and end up missing my ride! This smart bus shelter design, imagined specifically for the city of Dublin, syncs with buses to provide riders with a visual indication of estimated wait times through simple, color-changing LED panels.

0 Designer: John McGowan

Coffee Delights

Coffee Delights

This delightful Nespresso concept machine is as clean and crisp in design as a smooth cuppa cappuccino! It is a basic machine with minimal functions and can be operated with one simple action. The handle reclines back allowing you to insert the ground coffee beans or coffee capsules; a choice between a short or long espresso on the dial switch makes you the heavenly cuppa joy.

0 Designer: Eyal Carmi

The Bag Every Creative Should Have

The Bag Every Creative Should Have

The slim Match Point laptop bag by Jacquelyn Schmelter makes it possible to carry utilities around in a stylish way while conserving less space. Designed for artists and designers, this sharp looking design will not only secure a laptop but also features an integrated graphics tablet so the user can get creative in any situation.

0 Designer: Jacquelyn Schmelter

Sustainable Cycle

Sustainable Cycle

Featured in the top 20 for the 2011 International Bicycle Design Competition, the Greencycle 2 provides more than just basic transportation between point A and point B; it provides an environmentally sustainable, meaningful and overall beneficial solution to poorer countries. A series of G2s were created in the design process with core parts made from renewable resources such as bamboo, which is widely available in many 3rd world countries.

0 Designer: Paulus Maringka

Ceramic Bio-Fireplace

Ceramic Bio-Fireplace

Inspired by natural peculiarities and movement of the flame itself, the Essence of Flame series of bio-fireplaces transform an industrial fireplace into a visually rich creation, even when it isn’t burning. Designed to fit industrial fireplaces, the simple rings are made of high refractory clay that resists frequent heat. More decoration than primary heat source, and with a variety of styles, each is sure to conjure a relaxed mood in any room.

0 Designer: Alexandra Mazur-Knyazeva

Mixing Bar with Dumb!

Mixing Bar with Dumb!

I’m all for tidy exercise equipment at home or at work and this Bar&Dumbbell fits the bill right. In one clever re-design shift of merging designs, two heavy-duty gym equipments get an aesthetic new avatar and occupy much lesser space. Very clever!

0 Designer: Jun Hyun Kim

Modulating The iPhone Sound

Modulating The iPhone Sound

The Air Module is a very simple speaker design that requires no power supply! Yea, you got that right! It has a rubber brake, wood and ceramic system that allows it to modulate sound. Have a look at the pictures inside and you will know what I mean. So basically the module just envelops your iPhone (or any other device) and pipes out the music in rhythm. Cool!

0 Designer: Arthur Trichelieu

Doodle Masterpiece

Doodle Masterpiece

The Masterpiece Pad is a great take on the doodle pad that features a variety of whimsical frames that instantly give each piece a sense of permanence, encouraging the drawer to keep their work of art. Fold the pre-cut flaps, insert the tabs that hold it together and voila- you’ve got your own doodle masterpiece!

0 Designer: Benjamin Parton

Cleaning Cuttlefish Style

Cleaning Cuttlefish Style

To help preserve wildlife and the environment, the Oceanic Cleaning System uses solar power and automated satellite units to seek out and capture plastic particles and man-made waste. Inspired by cuttlefish, the satellites use lateral fins to maneuver through the water, collecting plastic and other debris. After waste is collected, the units navigate back to the base where it is deposited and sorted for recycling.

0 Designer: Erik Borg

DIY, FLat-pack Bamboo and Glass

DIY, FLat-pack Bamboo and Glass

Gotta love this simple, flat-pack, DIY design by designer Tamara Petrovic. The Star Table is the result of a study in form triangulation and features light frame construction that consists of 4 thin planes that interlock to form a lightweight, strong and stable base.

0 Designer: Tamara Petrovic

Tape on USB

Tape on USB

I’m a sucker for retro cassette tape concepts and they always take me back in time. So check this Player & Tape Concept, which features a portable music player that can dock 3 USB sticks at a time. It comes with a mock USB cassette tape that can store music and can be shared with friends. Just like how you used to make mix-tapes and compile romantic love songs! Ah, those were the days…

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee