Breathe Easy Tonight

Breathe Easy Tonight

Easy to use CPAP – Therapy System or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is an aid that eases breathing for folks with sleep apnea. The device doubles up as a humidifier as well and integrates easily into the home environment. Although I like what it’s trying to do, it looks a little too medical for home use and I suspect it’ll put a damper on home relations too if you know what I mean.

0 Designer: Andreas Ruesch

Flameless Outdoor Cooker for Campers

Flameless Outdoor Cooker for Campers

The Outdoor Chef is a shortlisted entry in the 2011 Australian Design Award-James Dyson Award. It’s an all-in-one camp cooker designed for portability, storage, food prep and of course cooking. The flameless induction cooktop is perfect for fire restricted camp sites and considering this is from a country recently ravaged by fire – it emphasizes safety without compromising the joy of being outdoors.

0 Designer: Jessica Damsma

Side Hung

Side Hung

Unlike most lamps, Floo is suspended from one side. It remains level because the center of gravity has shifted to the shade’s unique conical shape. Aesthetically, without the central cabling in the way, you get an even circular disk of light uninterrupted by wires. I love when design is as simple as moving a seam or line to create an entirely new yet enigmatic silhouette.

0 Designers: Liran Levi & Gilad Karlshtadt

A Vest of Power

A Vest of Power

The construction industry suffers from one of the highest work-related accidents across the board with nearly 60% of those injured having to leave indefinitely. The H3 is a vest with integrated accumulators on the back and supporting arm. The design improves physical efficiency using artificial muscle technology. It’s meant to assist the human operator, not replace him/her.

0 Designer: Martin Gschwandtl

The Sunshine on my Wall is Informative!

The Sunshine on my Wall is Informative!

The usual task of a wall clock is to indicate time and at the least, look pretty. What if we were to add laser beams, touchpad UI, WiFi, bluetooth and computer syncing? Now wouldn’t that be a rocking concept! The proposed Sundial is all of the aforementioned;  a cool device on the wall that will beam you the weather, your appointments for the day, stock markets and whatever else  you please!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh

Writing with a Phone

Writing with a Phone

The Traccia is a phone concept modeled on how we use a writing instrument, specifically a pen. The intuitive way we write on a sheet is translated to commands for the phone thanks to the embedded optical sensor  located at the end of the stick. Basically whatever you write gets translated to a command or function via the installed software. This means your invisible writing can be converted to SMS or an email, just like that!

0 Designer: Andrea Ponti

Invisible Chair

Invisible Chair

Ben Alun-Jones’ latest work is an attempt at the impossible: invisibility. ‘There is something of an ideology in chair design,’ he explains, ‘that really what you want to sit on is nothing – like you’re supported by air. That’s how I began creating a chair that, in a way, wasn’t there. A structure made out of light.’ The ‘Affinity Chair’ is unlikely to win any prizes for comfort, but it pulls off an impressive vanishing act.

0 Designer: Ben Alun-Jones

My Banana Keeper

My Banana Keeper

The ChiquiSafe is a banana keeper because we all know how easily the fruit gets bruised. The innovative packaging idea came from David Dos Santos of REMORK studio for Chiquita Europe. I have seen similar products but personally feel this design is truer to my aesthetic. It’s flexible, durable and dishwasher safe. Can’t wait to get mine.

0 Designer: David Dos Santos for REMORK DesignStudio

What a Face!

What a Face!

The Orbo is a series of watches with unusual dials. The series includes the Temp, the Date and the Stop, all of which have orbiting digital displays mounted ontop of the regular analogue dial. The secondary displays feature temperature or date depending upon the model. However the Stop is a Chronograph and features a cluster of secondary displays. Overall the effect is quite cute enough to warrant production.

0 Designer: Zach Weiss

The Deceptive Stool

The Deceptive Stool

The Harun is a stool that’s not meant for your butt! Meaning its an air purifier plus humidifier that camouflages itself like furniture. Its features include a 4-liter water tank, four humidifying filters, six-step filter process and the ability to filter out odor, fine dust, yellow dust, viruses, allergies, and VOCs. Essentially its one of those equipments meant for large rooms and you don’t want to spoil their looks with obvious looking purifiers. The neat, sophisticated option!

0 Designers: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

Marginal Notes Inspires Design

One morning, Note Design Studio scribbles in the margins of old sketches and notes. They were just random ideas, visual brainstorms in passing to help illustrate key ideas but never saw the light of day. They fell in love with these scribbles and embraced their odd proportions, diverse materials and lack of clever functions. Some were left for later but others were pushed further, into the physical world. In the end it became an exhibition called what else, MARGINAL NOTES.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

Psychedelic Waterflow

Psychedelic Waterflow

Now here’s a cool digital faucet that can perk up the ambience of your bathroom with its color coordinated flow. Casually called the Digital Faucet, the water color reflects the temperature; warm red means its hot and blue indicates a cold flow. It features four touchkeys for navigation, replacing the traditional lever system. It comes in an automatic shutdown model (for water saving) and features a time delay display for this purpose. In case you’re wondering, the faucet uses RGB LED lighting to indicate temperature colors. Pretty neat!

0 Designer: Christopher Yang for Effisystem

How to make a very Long Pencil, Lesson #3

How to make a very Long Pencil, Lesson #3

On one hand we have the Continuous Pencil where the stub is fashioned to fit into a wooden stick to lengthen it. And on the other hand we have the simple 1 + 1 = 1 Pencil, where a plastic tube connects two stubs to make one long pencil. In Lesson #3 we have To Be Continued, a plastic extension with the added functionality of a sharpener. Once again designers iterating the need to use a pencil to it’s very last bit and I totally agree with them.

0 Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng & Bo-Jin Wang