I call this a School-Stool

I call this a School-Stool

As kids in kindergarten, we would place our chairs upside down on our desks at the end of the day. To make it easier for the cleaning staff to sweep the mess we’d made all day. Now, while most children don’t go beyond three and a half to four feet, stacking chairs sounds like a good practice to get kids to understand how stack-ability works. The stackstool is a colourful, child-friendly stool that stacks easily.

0 Designer: Jake Naish

3D printer that's cheaper than an iPhone

3D printer that’s cheaper than an iPhone

I knew that title would grab your attention. While we’re on the subject, yes it’s true. The Tiko printer goes for $179 and apart from the highly competitive price tag, the printer boasts of a unibody design, the ability to process branded/non-branded filaments, and a new Delta technique of printing that involves the nozzle being controlled by three arms. This allows the printer to print with stunning accuracy, and faster!

0 Author: Sarang Sheth

A Neatly Folded Bicycle

A Neatly Folded Bicycle

Simply called the “Fold Bike,” this origami-inspired folding cycle provides ultra-portability in the urban environment without sacrificing style. The dapper design’s paramount feature, however, is a folding wheel that saves additional space. It’s been designed with a simple yet robust spring locking mechanism that engages the wheel in a fixed and sturdy position in motion. With a simple release of the lock, the wheel folds into just a quarter of its size.

0 Designers: Tim Gerlach & Eason Chow Wai Tung

Tea-Bag Life Saver

Tea-Bag Life Saver

Designed for tea-enthusiasts by tea-enthusiasts, the Tea-Bag Mug was designed to let users savor every last drop. Because many bags still have life after a single brewing, the design’s built-in infuser makes it easy to remove and reuse the bag for additional cups in a sanitary, hands-free way. Simply drop in a bag, brew and re-brew if you’re thirsty for more!

0 Designer: Yizhe Zhou

Stylish Meets Space-Saving Stool

Stylish Meets Space-Saving Stool

More often than not, folding functionality means a sacrifice in aesthetics for many objects including bikes, tables, and seating. The Tension Stool, however, finds that harmonious sweet spot between folding ability and style. Its minimal yet effective construction is at once sculptural and useful for supplementary seating that can be stowed away with a simple collapsing of its 3 legs. To get it out of the way, just slide it under the bed or sofa!

0 Designer: Dmitry Kirgizov

Concealed and Convenient

Concealed and Convenient

Switchblades are for gangsters. Army Knives are for, well, army people (duh). What about the general populace? People who randomly need a knife to cut something open, or cut something loose? You can’t keep a full fledged knife on your body at all times. That’s the first sign that you may need therapy. The Screwpop is a tiny little knife to get the job done. It has its own stainless steel protective cover (that also opens bottles…whut whut!), and a brass eye that allows the knife to be secured to your keychain or carabiner clip.

0 Designer: ScrewpopTM Tool, LLC.

An Artistic Eco-Twist on the Hanger

An Artistic Eco-Twist on the Hanger

Victor Puzur’s “Trempel” clothes hanger transforms ordinary industrial cardboard tubing into elegant space-saving hangers that perfectly support the shoulders of your shirts, jackets and sweaters as well as accessories like scarves and belts. Each is created by cutting the cardboard tubing at an angle and inserting a pop-rivert with a standard hook. The sculptural result is recycled, reusable art for your closet!

0 Designer: Victor Puzur

This Dresser is Hiding Something

This Dresser is Hiding Something

Like his Black Scars Cabinet, designer Alon Dodo’s Secret Dresser is a thought-provoking piece with a bit of mystery and dark playfulness. What appears to be a straightforward (albeit beautiful) mixed wood dresser holds a secret within the surface of its top. Hmmm.. .can you tell what it is?! Hit the jump to find out —>

0 Designer: Alon Dodo

The New Urban e-Bike

The New Urban e-Bike

A winner of the 2015 International Red Dot Product Design Award, the LEAOS brand of electric bikes stands out for quality, innovativeness, and excellent design that aims to change urban mobility in a sustainable way. There are 3 models available: Pure, White, and Solar- the first ever completely self-sufficient Series E-Bike with fully integrated solar panels for charging even when you’re riding. Hit the jump for a full list of specs —>

0 Designer: LEAOS

From Flat to Flex

From Flat to Flex

At first glance, it might look super rigid… but take a seat and you’ll find the Flexi chair to be quite bum-friendly! Crafted from wood and aluminum, its seat flexes to the user’s unique body shape before popping back into place when they get up. It blurs the lines between what we think LOOKS comfortable and what IS comfortable.

0 Designer: Ariel Anisfeld

Blade or Skate in One

Blade or Skate in One

Who doesn’t remember that awkward transition from roller-SKATE to roller-BLADE? For some of us, it was the other way around and we still haven’t mastered it! Either way… the Changeable Roller Skate performs exactly as it sounds and features a wheel shaft structure that allows the conversion from double rows to a single row of wheels. Great for beginners or for those just looking to switch things up!

0 Designers: Various

Wrist-worn Medication Reminder

Wrist-worn Medication Reminder

Because Alzheimer’s is associated with memory loss, a suffering patient’s ability to remember to take the medication that helps them can be severely reduced. This solution helps with a regimented dosing program by integrating a small pillbox into the back of a wristwatch. The timepiece then alerts patients when its time to medicate, giving them a sense of independence from external help.

0 Designer: Asal Hazrati

Bric-a-Brac Mac

Bric-a-Brac Mac

Apple thought that the most natural progression in terms of design for the Macbook was to make it sleeker and colour it gold. The guys at Jolt thought “Nah, let’s go old school…”, and out came the first ever Brik case for the Macbook. Now you can pimp out your laptop case however you see fit! With a dash of nostalgia, that too!

0 Designer: Jolt Team