iMeds

iMeds

I am used to popping a contact lens into my eyes, which is why administering eye drops is easy for me. However, for most folks, it can be a challenge to put in a few drops. The i-drop is an eye drop applicator tool that fits onto the typical eye drop bottles. The design is clever and can be implemented soon; any takers?

0 Designers: Eunyoung Lee and Kwangtack Lee

The Sweetest Sour Lemon Squeezer

The Sweetest Sour Lemon Squeezer

We squeeze lemons with our hands sideways, so why should our kitchen lemon squeezers go top to bottom?! There are benefits doing it our natural way, and for this reason, Citro is the first sideways squeezer! Unlike its top-to-bottom rivals, it leaves no juice left behind in the “bottom” half of the lemon. Because of its positioning, it’s also more intuitive to use.

0 Designer: Viraj Joshi

The World's First COOL Wheelchair

The World’s First COOL Wheelchair

Inspired by a spinal injury of his own, designer Andrew Florence set out to redesign the wheelchair as we know it. The result is the Carbon Black Wheelchair. Made by F1 engineers from F1 spec carbon fiber, the sleek and sexy design aims to not only enhance usability with lightness and rigidity, but change the existing perceptions of wheelchairs and their users. It’s the ultimate in medical mobility for independent users to whom style matters as much as practicality. I hope I never need one, but if I do… I hope I’m rolling in this!

0 Designer: Andrew Slorance

The HexSkin

The HexSkin

Quite recently I had a massive fall and busted open my knee. The wound was deep, wide and the kinds that cannot be stitched. I have to admit, that I am ticked at the primitive ways my wounds are dressed. It’s the same old sterile gauze and cotton with Hydrogen Peroxide and Anti-bacterial ointments. I could do with the funky styling of the HexSkin, which is a nurturing bandage that dissolves over the skin.

0 Designer: Felipe Castañeda

The Wild Power

The Wild Power

Energy Harvesting is device that uses temperature differences between objects to source renewable energy via a thermoelectric generator and thermoelectric energy management chips. The good thing about it is that it can be used in any setting to harvest the energy and tank up. It is a practical both in the city and in the wild.

0 Designers: Chien Ta-Wei, Huang Li-Ren, Chu Fang-Chih, Chu Yuan-Hua, Huang Chao-Jen & Yao Hong-Da - Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Stone Serveware Au Naturale

Stone Serveware Au Naturale

What appears to be a random, irregular pentagon shape is actually created by simplifying the map of Seoul, capital of South Korea. Appropriately called the Seoul Tray, the marble dining piece is created with a CNC machine to achieve its protruding interior lines that provide grip and a modern aesthetic expression. In matte and polished versions, this serveware for hors d’oeuvres and wine is as elegant as it is simplistic.

0 Designer: Kim HyunJoo

Dr. Catsby's Food Bowl for Whisker Relief

Dr. Catsby’s Food Bowl for Whisker Relief

This thoughtfully designed food bowl can put an end to your cat’s mealtime misery. While straight, high-sided bowls can be harsh on whiskers and lead to “whisker fatigue/stress,” Dr. Catsby’s bowls are wide but shallow, making it easy for cats to access their food without making contact with their whiskers. A subtle top lip keeps food from being pushed over the edge, and its simplistic design is a cinch to wash. Jump to the vid and meet the Doc!

0 Designer: Loren Kulesus and Erik Strom

The Eyes and Ears of Your Home

The Eyes and Ears of Your Home

The latest in home security, DefenDoor allows your to screen your visitors just like you screen your calls. Its wide-angle lens and 720P/HD resolution also help you keep your home safely monitored while you’re out and even notifies you when other family members return safely. With a low price point and easy wireless installation, it’s a smart and cost effective solution for securing your doorstep and the rest of your home.

0 Designer: Glate

The Flexible Speaker

The Flexible Speaker

This unique open structure speaker system explores audio adaptability through flexible modular design. The speaker, battery and circuit board are divided into different units and connected via conductive fabric and velcro. Unlimited components can be connected to create various functions. For example, an arduino board for sound experiments or a motion detector for a simplistic alarm. Its flexibility, small size and light weight make it easily adaptable in, on or around an endless amount of applications.

0 Designer: Hanzhengyi Pan

Pocket 3D Printing

Pocket 3D Printing

The Lumipocket DLP 3d Printer is ultra-compact without sacrificing high quality. With a printing area of 10cm diameter and 10cm tall, its footprint is one of the smallest. With its integrated top projection system, light curing resin is made easier than ever by eliminating the need to replace the printing vat or anti-stick coating often. See it in action after the jump!

0 Designer: Lumi Industries

Display and Charge Like Never Before

Display and Charge Like Never Before

Queel & Company’s not-so-utilitarian Spool Dock blurs the line between modern home decor and electronic accessory. Crafted in the USA from sustainable North American white oak, merino felt wool and a weighted metal base, this stylish charging dock is as sophisticated as it is warm and natural. Better yet, it also doubles as a convenient cable organizer that allows users to swivel docked devices with the touch of a finger! Get it here

0 Designer: Quell & Company

Hip, Fast and Foldable

Hip, Fast and Foldable

The VELLO series ushers in a new era of urban mobility in the form of high-performance folding bikes. In 3 distinct versions (Rocky, Speedster, and Urbano), they include some of the best features of a city, racing and folding bike while introducing new functions like integrated lights, folding fenders, and magnet release/suspension to cope with the demand of the urban lifestyle. With one easy kick (no hands needed), it folds in one second to swiftly transition between riding and carrying. See it in action –>

0 Designer: VELLO Bike

3D Printed Gold Plated Jewelry

3D Printed Gold Plated Jewelry

Mocci provides 3D printed jewelry but takes it a step further by gold plating the end result. Let me clarify. The 3D print is actually used to create the molds that inform the master. Once you’ve got the master, you can pretty much replicate it and do anything you want with it. 3D printing enables the designer to quickly alter and customize the design. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign and their first collection celebrates geometry and the year of the horse! Hit the jump!

0 Designer: Mocci, Kickstarter page