Adap-table

Adap-table

Made from a singular piece in multiple materials and various colors, each Bliss table is produced by genuine craftsmanship and can be customized to be modest and subtle or loud and extravagant depending on the user’s taste. The center features an interchangeable, modular unit that further its versatility and make it adaptable to any occasion. 

0 Designer: John Stangdell

Adorably Wild Lighting

Adorably Wild Lighting

Inspired by the wildlife of the African savannah, the GIFU lamp series is as lovable as it is super-functional as a space saving design. Each lamp arrives flat-packed, but unfold it to reveal an adorable animalian form. The clever design makes the most of each component with the wiring resembling a tail and the bulb resembling a trunk!

0 Designer: María del Pilar Velasco & Pau Stephens

Five Reasons to Embrace Old Age with a Tech Smile

Five Reasons to Embrace Old Age with a Tech Smile

Sagging skin, weak eyesight and aging bones are not my primary concerns for old-age. I am more curious to know if technology advancements will match my expectations. However the reality is that, as we age from this present moment, we will always be in sync with technology and its latest developments. But will the stuff that we take for granted, like a walking stick, broom or pen, keep up with our future demands? Here is a lineup of five designs that hope to make our old-age as comfortable as possible. Let me know what you think of them…

0 Designer: Various

Illuminated Wired Mess

Illuminated Wired Mess

Chaos theory rules as I try and come to grips with the traditional connotations of the After Image Floor Lamp. Modelled on the mesmerizing ember effects of a fire going out in the dead of the night, red wires in an organized chaotic fashion, wrap around the modular frame of this lamp. To quote Monocomplex, the design was inspired from the scene of mouse fire play; ‘Jui-bool-no-ri , which is one of Korea’s traditional customs. If you ask me, it’s a whole lot of wires and bulbs in a symbiotic relationship!

0 Designer: Monocomplex

Technology Transforming Faith

Technology Transforming Faith

Todays‘ technologies tend to convey security and confidence rather than functional transparency. It is strongly connected to mechanisms of faith and religion. Current societies particularly those bound by faith traditions, like Catholicism or Islam, have failed to adapt to a modern understanding. Despite the observed secularisation, there seems to be a general urge to individually define religion. Hence, we are not facing the extinction of religion, but its transformation.

0 Designer: Lukas Franciszkiewicz

Quick Shelter for Furry Friends

Quick Shelter for Furry Friends

Here is a design that is sure to touch the hearts of most people! Inspired by his own compassion  for abandoned animals, designer Gyeongwan Koo created the design as an effort to give temporary shelter to cats, dogs or even  birds that need it. Simply push the pre-cut U and O shapes, fold, and voila! 

0 Designer: Gyeongwan Koo

The Value of Pee

The Value of Pee

GP Toilet is a pathology-enabled toilet system that analyzes your urine and gives you a detailed diagnostic report on it. It works pretty simple, when you need an analysis done; a nozzle sprouts out and takes samples while you do your job. A quick investigation and the reports are displayed onto the integrated screen. I see the value of such toilet bowls in hospitals and homes where frequent monitoring is required on a weekly, if not daily basis.

0 Designers: Various

Shave With Your Fingers

Shave With Your Fingers

The Embrace electric shaver is unlike any you’ve seen before. The ergonomic design positions itself in the users hand to create tactile feedback and enhanced pressure sensitivity, decreasing the overall negative impact repeated shaving has on the skin. An adjustable sensor also measures the smoothness of the area so the perfect shave is achieved each time.

0 Designer: Marco van Leeuwen

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Parafree is a sleek, minimalist wheelchair that offers a functional, stylish & sporty solution for paraplegics looking for a little extra workout throughout the day. The unique frame structure was designed to compel the paralyzed user to maintain constant balance, encouraging abdominal, back & core muscle training. The interaction of arms & core muscles leads to an upright position & helps reduce orthopedic damage.

0 Designer: Felix Lange

Safety Drive

Safety Drive

It always tickles me pink when I see a clever twist to a seemingly simple design. Bulavkus is a USB Flash Drive masquerading as a classic safety pin! Sharply designed as a 4GB storage unit, it ‘keeps your data safely pinned.’ Forever ensuring that you never lose your drive, wicked minds can use this disguise for industrious purposes. Am I right 007?

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Louder than a Snake’s Hiss

Louder than a Snake’s Hiss

Snakes is a set of portable speakers that can be manipulated to any size or orientation, for your listening pleasure. They can be used together or independently and are in three versions: small, medium and large. These Bluetooth enabled slytherines come with built-in microphones and good for conferences as well.

0 Designer: Junonna Trotsiuk

Bird's Eye View of Baby

Bird’s Eye View of Baby

There are two things that almost every parent/newborn has – a baby monitor and mobile. Why not combine the two?! This was the challenge driving designer Denny Tsai to create the Aegis mobile/monitor combination. As a toy, the device keeps newborns pacified, but its embedded video camera also provides parents a bird’s eye view of the crib that no other monitor on the market currently provides.

0 Designer: Denny Tsai

Non-Lethal Home Defense

Non-Lethal Home Defense

I’m not a big advocate for weapon design in general, BUT this design aims to provide a non-lethal solution for defending your home when the security system and locks have failed. The weapon pulses and invisible laser that super-heats the surrounding air. The resulting plasma explosion delivers a swift kick to the intruder while electro magnetic waves induce temporary paralysis. OUCH!

0 Designer: Isaac Richardson