Orbital Force In Washing Clothes

Orbital Force In Washing Clothes

What are your steps for laundry at home? Sorting clothes in separate baskets, loading the washer with the first batch and then adjusting the detergent…finally get the washed batch out into a basket and dry em up. Load the next! How about cutting a few steps in the process, revamping the concept of washing machines and getting you an Orbital? The machine-drum here is the basket…two baskets actually, white for the whites and blue for the color clothes.

0 Designer: Tiffany Roddis

Fold The iPad Or Double The iPhone To Get A Link

Fold The iPad Or Double The iPhone To Get A Link

That would be my simple explanation for the Intel Link Concept Phone. Easy and simple, the idea exploits the benefits of smartphones, computers and notebooks and linking them together in a dual screen phone. As the twins explain it (Mark n David are twins!) “Link with a dual screen allows for unique interaction while being in constant contact with a partnering notebook, utilizing the notebooks processing power, hard drive and software. The hand set has back to back screens, offering unique scope of interactivity.” Sweet!

0 Designers: Mark Law & David Law for Particle Design

Only the Flyest Hanging

Only the Flyest Hanging

You know you’ve got to hang your clothes up when you want to attain full fashion victory, right? Well you DO. And to do it, you’ve got to have the most flight-ready hangers. There is only one way. The “Hangar” hanger from Chetan Sorab. It’s shaped like an airplane. Inspired from early World War aircraft, made mostly for kids, but also for me, because I love it.

0 Designer: Chetan Sorab of Epicenter Design

Lights By The Morning Dew

Lights By The Morning Dew

I am by no means a rugged person. I don’t particularly enjoy being “outdoorsy”. I’m the kind of person that overpacks and overcompensates for all possible scenarios, one of which is getting lost. The Dewlighting (should be called Dew Light) is designed for such a scenario. You can use it as a battery powered torch light or hang it to provide ambient lighting. When hung, a flexible sack can be unfurled to collect water droplets. I like the idea although this relies on only getting lost in a humid area.

0 Designers : Sae Hee Lee, Sungjae Lee, & Hyemi Lee

Squishy Controls

Squishy Controls

Flora presents a unique perspective on remote controls. The silicone outer shell responds to pressure and tension by squeezing and pulling it. The inputs translate into different commands when navigating data on a computer. The center contains a small touchscreen for gesture input. The design needs major work but the concept is interesting. Color me intrigued.

0 Designer: Khatija Aslam

Good Things In Small Packages

Good Things In Small Packages

Economic sense always guides me to buying refill pack for toiletries as they work out much cheaper. However I’m forced to buy the more-expensive-pint-sized version for my travels as smaller bottles are convenient to carry. The Shower Plus comes like a god-sent resolve because of its size and packaging. The secure lock system ensures no leaks, so accidents of shampoo or lotions mixing with clothes seem impossible! The thoughtful suction tab on one face makes its wall-mount in a jiffy. Rarely do we get the perfect combo utility, form and function!

0 Designer: Jin Chang-soo

Disposable Printer

Disposable Printer

The Instant Cartridge Printer is an awesome idea modeled on the lines of how disposable cameras are dispensed. The plan is to buy a cartridge printer off the shelf, according to the paper size you plan on using. Related info like print speed, print resolution and color is provided on the packaging itself. The designers try and bring in an eco-angle by using recyclable paper for the milk-box packaging and recyclable parts. However the printer is powered by an internal battery & hooks to the device and comp via USB.

0 Designers: Yuexun Chen & Chia-Chen Hsiao

Phone On Board

Phone On Board

This is sexy enough to make me want a handset. Phone On Board originated by observing how space is used around a phone. People make calls but also keep pens, notes, keys – any number of things. The design itself is minimal enough to live in Muji stores and I love how the no-frills design of the handset brings all the attention to the base plate. Stunning example of design by extension and adaptation.

0 Designers: Shin Go Eun & Giha Woo

BioErgonomic Pen Is Inspiring

BioErgonomic Pen Is Inspiring

I love a designer that understands ergonomics but I love one that understands humor even more. This BioErgonomic pen is shaped to better fit in the hands. The squatter base helps it rests between the fingers and that bump keeps it from slipping. Designer Mohsen Tafazzoly admits “usage probability for women is higher than men.” I wouldn’t count your stats too quickly. I know a lot and I do mean A LOT of men that would buy this. Oh and look, the ink color is denoted by the umm… the head.

0 Designer: Mohsen Tafazzoly

Pen Full Of Memories

Pen Full Of Memories

Bond and his clan are always sporting innovative gadgets that look cool and make us plebs feel in-adept! Taking a pot-shot at Q’s ability is the U Drive Memory Pen and will hopefully be a fitting answer to pen and memory needs! Let me explain, the tip of this slick ink-less pen actually holds sensors that “read” and store the written text / sketches into the built-in memory card. The info thus stored can be accessed via the USB key at the rear of the pen. In short you don’t need any paper to jot down notes, just the action of writing on any surface (hand, table, paper etc.) is sufficient.

0 Designer: Wang Xuelei

Beautiful Balena!

Beautiful Balena!

Sometimes simple lines and fluid depictions translate into gorgeous results like the Balena. Designed as a bathroom sink faucet, Lu cleverly mixes metal with tinted green transparent plastics to highlight the functional beauty of the water valves inside. A built-in single axis hinge allows you to turn the spout up and down, plus the water flow can be manually adjusted at anytime. I’m curious to see how an entire bathroom range of fitting in this line will turn up and of course color combinations in this can get wild and exciting!

0 Designer: Wen-Yo Lu

There's Something in the SEAT!

There’s Something in the SEAT!

There’s NO ONE on the wing of the plane! The only people on this plane are sitting in their seats. So what’s the most important thing on the plane to make comfortable? You betcha. This is an economy class airplane seat designed by the likes of repeat-wower-designer to Yanko, Gerda Hopfgartner. Made to form fit the body, these seats have instantly activatable “smart control” which has the ability to adjust to your perfect setting with only the entry of a few measurements you’re free to memorize.

0 Designer: Gerda Hopfgartner

Solo Storage Box Is Dizzyingly Awesome

Solo Storage Box Is Dizzyingly Awesome

Solo is a playfully interactive storage box with randomly placed cubes as handles totaling 36 drawers in varying lengths. The drawers are strategically placed to maximize storage. Inspired by architecture and typography, the design has even spawned its own eponymous font. I love how the piece demands attention. It’s bold but still tasteful. It looks like something the Riddler would have in his lair – a brain teaser just to find your socks.

0 Designer: Franck Tawema