Sport Bike Expands Mobility

Sport Bike Expands Mobility

The WISB handbike is a result of the combined advantages of adaptive bikes and recumbent bikes that expands the limits of users with restricted or no leg-function. One part agile wheelchair and one part sport bike, the WISB gives users the option to toggle between “high mode” for indoor use and comfortable city driving, or “low mode” for cross-country trips and long distance riding. Controllable power settings and improved aerodynamics make this handbike perfect for both indoor or outdoor use.

0 Designer: Bär Claudia

Cascading Water Tap Reminds Me of Bamboo

Cascading Water Tap Reminds Me of Bamboo

The Bamboo Fountain faucet takes inspiration from the natural Asian springs and looks like a bamboo stem. The water intentionally flows as a slow gurgling fall to minimize wastage. The water flow can be fortified with dietary elements like Calcium, Iron, and Potassium using special cartridges. I think this is a good idea for counties where it is safe to drink out of tap water. Temperature control and touch sensitive display round off the features.

0 Designer: Mickaël Chrost

The Thorough Guide

The Thorough Guide

E-Stick is a unique guide stick for the sight impaired. It has a touch sensitive and interactive system to make commuting easy and comfortable. It features an SD-Card slot from where in one can load maps to the stick. Basically it beams out guided turn-by-turn directions for the user via an earpiece that hooks up wirelessly, I’m assuming its Bluetooth enabled. So once the map is loaded and the destination keyed in, you just follow the guided instructions, so simple!

0 Designers: Messizon Li & Yang Fan

Tea Easy

Tea Easy

Love me a good cup of tea but when you’re own the go and need something quick, but still fresh, investing in something like the T-EASY can be a Godsend. No, not the rapture kind but still glorious (I’m still alive). It has an 8 cup capacity, demarcated so you’ll know how many tea leaves to uses per cup of water. The only flaw I see is not all teas will fit within that 1:1 ratio. For example, floral teas are very light, therefor needing more leaves/flowers per cup for water.

0 Designer: Dr. Hakan Gürsu for Designnobis

Crafty Ceilings

Crafty Ceilings

Gotta love the craftsmanship of this woodwork! Los Tres Juanes’ dedication to the perfection of their signature woodwork shines in their Mudejar art inspired coffered ceilings. The dominant characteristics of the art emerge conspicuously in the ornamental panels which form a series of geometrical shapes made of finely intertwined wood. The intricate pieces are unsurpassed in sophistication but the design team has maximized time efficiency while maintaining attention to detail by streamlining their custom production process.

0 Designer: Los Tres Juanes

Leather Leftovers

Leather Leftovers

Pepe Heykoop’s Skin Collection of furniture is a response to the excessive 25-30% of leather waste produced by the furniture industry each year. The leftover scraps of material are hand stitched in seemingly random patterns over recycled old furniture,  producing a revitalized skin for objects that would otherwise become unused. Each piece of furniture is unique and the scraps very in size, color, and texture, ensuring that no two designs are exactly alike.

0 Designer: Pepe Heykoop

Let's Get Dirty!

Let’s Get Dirty!

Unlike the conventional quad, the TrakRok all-terrain trike concept features an independent track system similar to that of a snowmobile. High powered electric motors propel the segmented rubber track plates, enabling maximum traction in both the mud & snow. The system is powered by renewable energy using hydrogen fuel cell technology & the hard yet lightweight ribbed exoskeleton is composed of anodized aluminum to protect the internal components from the harshest of seasonal conditions.

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

What a Plump Chair!

What a Plump Chair!

There’s a huge movement of ultra minimal chairs made of wood, metal, plastic and glass. Yes they’re gorgeous to look at but some would say, not as inviting to sit in. The Jamirang (loosely translated to “sleep” in Korean) is one comfortable looking chair. It maintains the unobtrusive lines I like, yet beckons to be sat on. Plump, is it alright to refer to a chair as plump?

0 Designer: Bora Kim

Never Too Old for a Computer

Never Too Old for a Computer

There’s this perception that the silver generation gets intimidated by technology and can find it difficult to get savvy with gadgets. Four of my family members…all above 65 years and only one of them is comfortable with computers. So maybe the perception is true, and this is why designers like Ryan Klinger are spending hours on designing a laptop especially for them. Personal Computing for Older Adults can be a solution, and it has my support!

0 Designer: Ryan Klinger

This Coffin is to Die For!

This Coffin is to Die For!

Okay, so… I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but this is one sexy coffin. I always thought I wanted to be cremated, but Jacob Jensen’s Diamant Coffin Series has made me have a change of heart. The design, a winner of the prestigious 2011 Red Dot Award, combines sustainable materials and stealthy aesthetic into a resting place that would even make Dracula jealous. On a softer note, the diamond inspired shape’s highest point lines up with the deceased’s heart, signifying love and eternity. 

0 Designer: Jacob Jensen

Gravity Defying Table

Gravity Defying Table

I love a design that makes you second-guess what you’re seeing. The Gravity Table by Simone Savini is one of those head-turning designs that will make a fantastic yet refined creative statement.  Its abrupt transparent feet give the illusion that it’s floating on air, while its ghostly minimal body makes it almost seem possible. A great conversation piece that only gets more fun after a few drinks.

0 Designer: Simone Savini

Compact Water Purification

Compact Water Purification

NextOfKin Creatives goal in designing the EcoWater CES purification system was to deconstruct and reduce the system to its core components and simplest form to create the most compact design available. Three main cylindrical shapes make up the core and house the primary components: the filtration column, hot water tank, and re-engineered compact water pump. The cylinders are angled forward to create a sense of motion and play for the user, while paying an homage to the classic pitcher.

0 Designer: NextOfKin Creatives

Cutting Edge Time

Cutting Edge Time

The CuTime Wall Clock is a metaphoric representation of the circular saw. If we think about it, time is like a malleable element that can bend and shape into different meanings for different people. For some time is money, for some it is an eternity of solitude. So tell me, what would a cutting edge design like this mean to you?

0 Designer: Flussocreativo