The Ultimate Mobile Printer

The Ultimate Mobile Printer

So how about this … your phone case also doubles up as a portable printer. I like the concept and logically speaking, we are seeing many new practical designs that support portable printer – scanners that are pint-sized. Taking it a step further and cramming it as a Smartphone cover is an eventuality. Just a matter of time! So we have it on paper now … let the drum rolls begin…

0 Designers: Various

The Very Visible Traffic Lights

The Very Visible Traffic Lights

Panorama Traffic Lights are easily visible to pedestrians even if it is hidden behind tall buses (and other bulky vehicles) at the signal crossing. It is designed in a manner that increases the signal’s visibility across various viewing angles. It enhances road safety by cutting down accidents and ensuring that crossings are safer. Love the design and wonder if this is the solution we are looking for.

0 Designers: Kyung Ok Jeon, Sim Hye Yoon, Park So Yeon & Lim Ju Hee

Easy Pain Relief

Easy Pain Relief

I’ve just been through a painful patch of wound dressing and using awkward bandages, which is why I know that an improvement in design is needed. Although meant to be used as a Pain Relief Patch (for muscle pains), The Rolling Patch concept can be extended for all kind of bandages and First Aid dressing concepts. You can alter the length of the patch and trim to the requisite length, avoiding wastage and promoting easy application. Super!

0 Designers: Eun-ji Jeong & Na-young Kim

Winner Crowned for Electrolux Design Lab 2014!

Winner Crowned for Electrolux Design Lab 2014!

Bonjour de Paris! MAGICAL is the only word to describe the climax of this year’s Electrolux Design Lab… & no better place could play host to the big finale than the most magical city in the world! After months of development, 6 finalists from around 1500 submissions found themselves fighting for the top 3 spots with one grand prize winner of €5,000 & a 6 month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre. Hit the jump to watch the a replay of full event or skip to 2:00:00 to watch Yanko’s Troy Turner get up close & personal with the designers! And… the 2014 winners are… 

The Luggage Trap

The Luggage Trap

This luggage tray concept surely tops the ones I have seen long distance buses use. The entire tray pulls out and allows you to load the bags with ease. Next, you slide the tray back in and you’re ready to go. The difference actually is the ability of the tray to slide out completely and hold the weight of the bags thanks to the pull-down legs. A simple redesign that can work out well for the loader and his back! Relief from the strain!

0 Designers: Choi Seungho, Han Jiyu, Jeon Minchang, Lim Hyunmook and Yoo Sungmin

A Clean Swim

A Clean Swim

Public swimming pools can get messy and dirty during the summer months and maintaining them is quite a task. Typically water filtration is done best when the pool is empty, however concepts like this Water Filtration are intriguing and helpful. Individual capsules of filtration systems line the pool ropes and help clean the water constantly. Yes, you can swim with peace without having to worry about how many kids have pee-ed in the pool!

0 Designers: Eun-ji Jeong and Tae-young Choi

Double the Power

Double the Power

Wireless Dual Battery is a compact disk-shaped design that splits into two components. Both the ends house recharging gear and can be used to juice your dying Smartphone. Love it for its design and convenient portability.

0 Designers: Sang Hoon Yoon and Hyeji Eom

Superfast Extinguisher

Superfast Extinguisher

Designed to be rolled on the floor as you run towards extinguishing a flame, the O-Extinguisher is easier to move than traditional one. It even discharges a larger amount of fire suppressants to douse a fire. Super clever and super fast, this is a concept that I’d like to see move to the next level. Any takers?

0 Designer: Hee-Sun Kim

The Smartest Kettle

The Smartest Kettle

Typically you have electric kettles that heat the water to one uniform temperature. This restricts you to just making soups, tea or coffee and nothing else. With the Smart Electric Kettle, you can set the water to be heated to different temperatures. It’s well designed and practical and is meant for some of those times that you need some warm water and nothing else.

0 Designers: Yang Izzie, Tong Pokeys and Mo Junyuan

Please No Touchin

Please No Touchin

There are people like my mom, who are freakishly particular of never sharing their glass or bottle of water with anyone. Their reasoning is that they don’t want to spread germs or take on anyone else’s either. Sounds reasonable and yet very annoying that I cant sip from her bottle, in case I’m really thirsty. The Touchin is a design that prevents the spread of germs because of the way it’s fitted to the neck of the bottle.

0 Designers: Yun So Hyeon, Chang Min Jeong, Hong Myung Jik & Byun Ji Hyun

More Power To Heat

More Power To Heat

The cozy heat emitting from your laptop can be put to better use with concepts like the Piece Battery. Based on the idea of absorbing heat energy from sources like the TV and computers, the adhesive strip of Piece Battery converts the heat absorbed into electrical power that can be used as wireless charging for mobile devices. It’s a very novel concept that requires a bit of refinement and technical support.

0 Designers: Prof. Chai Chunlei, Zhang Kejun, Cheng Zirui, Jin Qi, Li Zhexin, Li Ziyao, Ma Xuna, Shao Shuai and Yu Yijun

The Case Of the Dying Battery!

The Case Of the Dying Battery!

The Mini Power is a very clever design-tech that comes to the rescue at the right moment! Based on researches, people run out of charger on their Smartphone, just when they need it the most. The Mini Power is based on the Paper battery technology and is designed to be a much smaller volume portable charger. It has small capacity which is just enough for urgent use.

0 Designer: Tsung Chih-Hsien

Smart Faucet

Smart Faucet

The Duet is a clever faucet that focuses on ways of making grey water easily accessible for doing the dishes. Essentially the faucet has two aspects: a regular water dispenser, with temperature and pressure option and the second – with gray water dispenser, in the form of a brush for the rough cleaning of the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.

0 Designer: Bogdan Ionita