Chess Caps

Chess Caps

Almost everyone has some memory of playing chess in their childhood. The first time you decided to try because someone explained it as “complicated checkers.” Fun and great experience! It’s a game played all over world. Poor, rich, near and far. Chess Cap recycles bottle caps into chess pieces. Accompanied with some chalk, and you’ve got yourself a proper game. Chess for poor kids.

0 Designer: Guanyun Wang

One Arm Food Prep

One Arm Food Prep

Enamor (an anagram of “one arm”), by designer Grace Lim, gives users with only one arm the opportunity to expand their cooking skills by making food preparation a cinch. The simple, easy to clean kit consists of both vegetable and meat cutting units that hug tightly onto any counter top. The set for vegetables has been modified to make intricate slices and julienne cuts while the meat set uses sharp, gripping shears to cut through the toughest of  meat and fat. 

0 Designer: Grace Lim

Limitless Modular Storage

Limitless Modular Storage

Container is a modular system that, unlike stationary sideboards, offers users a customizable storage solution that conforms to any unique space, becoming a dresser, media cabinet, tv stand, or anything else imaginable. The solid elm base acts as a “landing dock” for the MDF containers that can be stacked, interchanged, or removed altogether, adapting to the user’s needs. The modularity of the structure is further highlighted by the application of varying materials & finishes on each unique storage compartment.

0 Designer: Alain Gilles

Body Control

Body Control

Turn your body into a motion based controller for software on your Android mobile phone with Second Nature, a concept hardware/application combination that uses motion sensors attached to the body to detect the user’s activity. The user can define gestures to perform whatever function they like, including volume control, exercise training, or any other context-specific function.

0 Designers: Various

Calling All Divers, Micro Algae Scuba

Calling All Divers, Micro Algae Scuba

Inadequate air supply is one of the top complaints from divers. They want to stay under water longer. There are rich marine resources, and therefore the combination of micro algae characteristics and a “rebreather” are applied in the Micro Algae Scuba concept.

0 Designer: Liu Chia-Wei

Ebony and Ivory in Switches

Ebony and Ivory in Switches

The gorgeous Remorkable Piano Switches fashioned as elegant piano keys give a new meaning to ebony and ivory. Made from Corian the keys can be customized in two tones or kept singular color. What’s neat is that you can engrave or screen-print text and symbols on them. The LED Module of switches embeds the lights within the frame, upping the glam-quotient. A voltage version, the 250V model also allows the product to be used for renovation work.

0 Designer: REMORK DesignStudio

Nimble Foot on the Scale

Nimble Foot on the Scale

I’m not BFF with weighing machines, so much so that I keep ignoring the one in my room everyday! An overwhelming sense of desperation engulfs me when I step on it, and often juggle my frame, in the hope that it may show just an ounce lesser than before. Resonating this sentiment of mine, Jinsik Kim has designed the artistic Salopsy Scale. Molded from either concrete or clay, the scale is the shape of two feet, when perched as tiptoe. I love it more for the emotional value that it aims to provide than its actual function.

0 Designer: Jinsik Kim

RX Re-envisioned

RX Re-envisioned

The RXFE electric concept represents how a modern successor to the iconic rotary powered RX7 might take form. Four hub mounted electric motors work in tandem with the rotary engine forming a hybrid power drive. The RXFE’s facelift emphasizes hard lines and masculine detail but maintains the low profile of the two door 90s icon.

0 Designer: Henry Wang

Lamp is a Man-eater!

Lamp is a Man-eater!

Looks like I’m not the only one with a crazy little shark obsession! I am IN love with this lamp by Aleksandr Mukomelov. The sweeping form of the Shark lamp is subtle enough to blend into both elegant spaces and casual rooms alike. An articulate design with touch of whimsy that will make you chuckle.

0 Designer: Aleksandr Mukomelov

Refitted Rocker with a Story

Refitted Rocker with a Story

The Rocker Bench Mustafa is the result of a new collaboration between Helmut Morrison, Klaus Fuchsenberger, and Loitfelder/Weitkamp that breathes new life into these long-lost original Munich U-Bahn metro benches. The limited edition of benches has been refitted with a modest but solid engineered wood rocking frame that gears all attention toward the original bench, reminding of its historic past and encouraging new memories.

0 Designers: Various

You Need a Big Chest to be Superman

You Need a Big Chest to be Superman

Wearing red underpants over blue tights is not going to make you Superman! You need to exercise….and maybe beef up that chest with the Elastic Exerciser! This handy elastic rubber sheet is disguised as a mousepad. When no one’s looking you can do a rep or two and your secret will be safe. Same rules apply for Batman and brigade.

0 Designers: Guanyun Wang, Chengyuan Wei, Fan Zhang & Ye Tao

Hardcore Headphones

Hardcore Headphones

The Helix-IR concept is designed by Jean HONG & Dassault Systèmes DesignStudio team. It’s a wireless headphone that looks like mechanical wizardry with all the moving parts. The central part is made from sheet aluminum, laser cut and stamped. This configuration provides a lightweight, flexible structure complimented with high end finishing. It surrounds the head like an exo-skeleton. We don’t have much information on the specs but told the performance is top-tier for the hardcore audiophile.

0 Designer: Jean Hong

Bring Mount Fuji into Your Home

Bring Mount Fuji into Your Home

If you’ve been lucky enough to visit Japan and see the majestic mount Fuji, then you understand why designers like Yuchen Liu are inspired by it. It’s perpetually surrounded by mist and  that’s when it clicked for Yuchen Liu. The Fujisan Humidifer is an homage to mountain – purifies the air and puts moisture back into it. Beautiful, honest design.

0 Designer: Yuchen Liu