Turn on the Quiet

Turn on the Quiet

This audio device, called Joe, will be your bestie when it comes to your personal office space at work. When surrounding noise pollution is disturbing your flow, Joe produces white noise (a sound composed of all audible frequencies to the human ear) to essentially “cancel-out” cacophony so you can focus. It’s like being in your own imaginary bubble of isolation when you don’t have the option to close the door! Vid after the jump!

0 Designers: Schmitt Nicolas & Hélène Casado

Maracas That Light Up Life

Maracas That Light Up Life

Traditional maracas are hollow balls made from dried gourd shell or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. The new-age version is a kinetic-powered version that self-illuminates whenever used. Ideal for situations like disaster or refugee camps, the modified musical instrument provides some fun and entertainment in an otherwise drab situation.

0 Designers: Jin Won Heo & Chang Man Son

Scented Sculptures

Scented Sculptures

There’s little to not like about a candle, especially if it smells good… but, if there is one gripe, it’s that most are limited (aesthetically) to the following: country, hippy, tribal, or just plain cheesy! For the design-minded, the NAO series of scented candles look as good as they smell. Each unique transparent glass vase is hand blown by expert craftsmen before wax & fragrance by a renowned perfumer in Grasse, France are added. Some simple, others futuristic… they’re meant to last as a sculptural object well beyond the lifespan of the candle itself.

0 Designer: Jérôme Olivet

Your Laptop's Best Friend

Your Laptop’s Best Friend

Introducing, Easel: the comfortable feet for your laptop! However simple, this ergonomic solution has many benefits for both laptop and user. Conveniently kept together with magnets, its easy to set up to keep your computer elevated, safe from surface scratches as well as overheating. This upright position also makes it easy on hands while typing and prevents eye/neck strain with its upright screen angle. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Jordan Mummert

Suprematist Sculptural Shelving

Suprematist Sculptural Shelving

DSIGNIO’s Collage Collection is a system of shelving and cabinetry based on the Suprematist art movement (with a dash of Cubism and sprinkle of Neoplasticism!) that focuses on forceful and simple shapes over superfluous elements. The resulting aesthetic is an illusion of overlapping wood blocks, yet each modular layer is functional with its own cover and internal system of cubbies and shelves. Halfway between art and design, it’s first an object of functionality and secondly a sculptural expression for contemplation.

0 Designer: DSIGNIO

3D Printer Reversed

3D Printer Reversed

3D printing is a pretty effective way to prototype and test out products. To scale any mass production of items kinda turns out expensive because of the high cost of raw materials. To make the whole operation a lot more cost effective, we have here the 3D-Reprinter, a machine that recycles plastic into the raw material for printing. So imagine using a plastic soda bottle as the source of your new 3D Printing project! So very wild!

0 Designers: Yangzi Qin, Yingting Wang, Luckas Fischer & Hanying Xie

We Need Illumination Everywhere

We Need Illumination Everywhere

Light tabs that you can tear off just like a pill on a strip – that is what the Enlighten Self-setting OLED Sticker is all about. This innovative light sources its power from the solar panel on its back and works at illuminating your space in creative ways. Stick a couple on your shirt during a disco party or wear them as handy lights while cycling at night. One strip, many light tabs and your imagination can scale to amazing heights.

0 Designers: Si-Qian He and Ding He

Tube Amp Meets Tablet

Tube Amp Meets Tablet

Låmpion is a hybrid tube amplifier and dock designed for audiophiles who want to use their smart devices, including tablets and smartphones, without losing connectability to their other high-end audio equipment. Despite this added functionality, the design maintains a simplistic and balanced blend of materials and accents that support its premium vacuum tube amp style without being too technical in overall form. Definitely a man cave must-have!

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

If Mary Had a Little Pouf

If Mary Had a Little Pouf

More than just a pouf, Cora is a 4 legged friend designer Manrico Freda describes as being a “half shorn sheep!” The design’s whimsical character and 11 playful color combinations make it a welcoming addition everywhere from the foyer to the dressing room. Topped with super-cozy natural wool felt, it’s simply the perfect place to put your bum!

0 Designer: Manrico Freda

Every Car is a Stoplight

Every Car is a Stoplight

The addition of brake lights to vehicles & stoplights to intersections are two major life-saving standards, but still some problems exist when drivers are following large buses or trucks that block traffic signals. This design, simply called the Signal License Plate, combines the functionality of both to give heightened awareness to drivers approaching from behind. As an additional layer of safety, the plates work in tandem with signals to not only display the current red/yellow/green light, but count down to give drivers preparedness for changing conditions.

0 Designers: Jin Won Heo & Da Som Kim

The Tower of Power

The Tower of Power

Say goodbye to the hassle of bending down to sort through tangled up cords and hard-to-reach outlets! The ergonomically designed Tower brings power UP to you when and where you need it most. Modern and sleek, the vertical design features 4 AC outlets, two USB ports, detachable caddy to hold smartphones and tablets, as well as a removable bottom to stand flush against the wall. It’s the ultimate in electrical convenience everywhere from the bathroom to the gym!

0 Designer: The Art of Power

KonneKting Isolated Kiddos

KonneKting Isolated Kiddos

Whether closed off for immunological or other physical reasons, children in isolated care still rely on socialization as a therapy for body & mind. This is difficult given the solitary conditions. Until now! KonneKt is a creative solution that transforms windows from barriers into a shared playground where kids can play together from their own rooms. Using magnetized or suction-cupped shapes & figures, the system encourages children to work together to create scenes or play games like chess, connect four, or checkers. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Job Jansweijer

12 O'clock Somewhere

12 O’clock Somewhere

12:00 on a watch face marks the end of a day for someone, but it also means the beginning of a new day for someone else. Inspired by this relationship, Reset is a modern timepiece that displays user-defined points in time to indicate daylight hours in other parts of the world where family and friends may be. Represented in a linear form across the face, wearers can easily tell if they’re within an appropriate time to call, or simply be reminded their loved ones are starting a new day.

0 Designer: Kim Hyo Jin