Heavy Shopping Bags Need Some Air For Easy Carry

Heavy Shopping Bags Need Some Air For Easy Carry

We learnt in grade school that lesser the surface area, the more pressure it exerts and vice versa. Applying this theory to making it easy to carry heavy shopping bags, means to somehow increase the surface area of the bag-handles. I’ve seen people fold in a napkin to their grip, so that the bags doesn’t exert that much pressure; however Hyo-eun & Eun-seok have devised the Tube Grip instead. It’s an inflatable polyvinyl chloride strip that provides supporting grip; easing the pressure on your hand.

0 Designers: Hyo-eun Kim & Eun-seok Kim

Peeling With Three Variations

Peeling With Three Variations

There is a reason why potato peelers come with brown handles; to blend in with the peels, so that you accidentally throw it out with the trash and replace it with a new one. With a sophisticated peeler like this Rotary Peeler, I doubt any such accidents will happen. Not only is it designed really simple, it’s got functionality multiplied 4 times! How? Well for starters it’s got three different blade options for peeling (one for potatoes, a serrated one for soft fruits and veggies and a third to cut uber-smooth juliennes), and a potato-eye weeder.

0 Designer: Damian Evans for Joseph Joseph

Tug Your Plug

Tug Your Plug

A slight tug on the cord, that’s all it asks for, this Pull Lightly Plug by Choi Hyong-Suk. Why? The obvious reasons…old habit of yanking a plug die hard, so give this one a gentle tug…right till you hear a click…satisfy your sorry cravings and save some wasted standby electricity. From a design point of view – it’s clever because it works around a natural human behavior and doesn’t try to be preachy!

0 Designer: Choi Hyong-Suk

Wheelchair Only For Transfers

Wheelchair Only For Transfers

The caregiver for an invalid or a patient is one mighty soul! He or she needs to be physically and mentally strong to offer impeccable services to their ward. One of the most physically draining jobs is to carry and transfer the patient from the bed to the toilet or even to a chair. The IX Transfer System is a wheelchair intended for such short distance transfers. It’s more to be used in communal spaces such as a hospital and works both automatic and manual. Indeed, a very different orientation for a wheelchair!

0 Designers: Liren Tan, Tan Jun Yuan & Lim Yi Xiang

Sports Panel for Interaction Upgrade

Sports Panel for Interaction Upgrade

Behold the power of Zotefoam! It’s a high quality foam capable of withstanding the punishment that only a sports fan can distribute. That’s why designer Ross Hubbard used it to create the “Football Fan Display,” a simple, powerful tool to display a single letter or number, meant to be used in combination with others, made to be rented before a sports game and returned right afterward. Activate it at the back, punch in the number or letter you’d like, tell your pals what letters or numbers they should put on theirs, and spell “TECHNOLOGY.”

0 Designer: Ross Hubbard

Swiss and Unmanned

Swiss and Unmanned

That’s what these helicopters certainly are. Swiss! That means they’re going to be white, red, and black, and no other color, ever! Very pretty, very fantastically sleek. The helicopters in this post are both unmanned and are both designed by Swiss UAV – aka Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Made in Switzerland. The KOAX X-240 & The unmanned helicopter NEO S-300 will blow your sox off in a whiff of white airflow, right in your face.

0 Designer: Swiss UAV

My Fingers Are So Smart, They Measure!

My Fingers Are So Smart, They Measure!

Go back into the history of measurements and we know that in the ancient times, body parts used to be the standard for measurements; hence ‘a foot’. The need for uniformity paved way for the metric and imperial systems that are now commonly used. However our basic instincts still make us want to use ‘a span’, ‘two finger spaces’ or ‘an arm’s length’; old habits die hard I guess! To resolve this and bridge the gap between digital accuracy and human approximations is the Smart Finger.

0 Designers: Choi Hyong-Suk, Jung Ji-hye & Yoo-Jin Park

Rock On My Special Baby

Rock On My Special Baby

Teaching children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is usually done on a one-on-one basis. So in a class of handful students, when the teacher is busy with one student, the rest are usually occupied in lesser engaging and stimulating activities in the off-task area. Rock On is a special rocking chair meant for the students who are not being taught, for the moment, by the teacher and are waiting for their turn. This fun rocker sports different activity boards to keep these students calm and engaged.

0 Designer: Liren Tan

A Very Cubed Kitchen

A Very Cubed Kitchen

The Kit – Cub Kitchen is a very well thought-out plan and covers almost all the basic requirements of a kitchen space. It adopts the cubicle form and houses a fridge, microwave, sink, cutting table, modular storage cabinets, garbage bin and an electrical cooking top. What’s unique about the cabinets is that just below the sink are 2 dedicated as water tanks, one that feeds the sink and the other to collect the gray water. Now if we are careful in using green products for cleaning the dishes, I’m sure the water can be recycled to good use. Tedious labor but very rewarding!

0 Designer: Paul Mauduit

For The Apple Geek Of The Day!

For The Apple Geek Of The Day!

I’m sure this concept is going to bring smiles to many iGeeks (me included) and keep us lusting for it to become a reality! The Docking and Storage Base is a convenient tray that fits under the screen of the iMac or PC and docks everything ‘i’; iPod, iPhone, iPad. It covers the area below and to the back of the screen allowing you to sync, charge, store and display up to 3 devices. Two of the docks are towards the end of the ramp so that they don’t obstruct the main screen, allowing them to be used as secondary screens (clever!).

0 Designer: Yaser Alhamyari

The New Indoor Sun

The New Indoor Sun

The urban landscape makes it difficult for us humans to experience the bliss of natural sunlight at home, thanks to the towering high-rises. So how can we expect our houseplants to flourish or pamper them with the natural goodness of sun? Unless of course, we get sneaky and trap some solar power in the “Solight” and then hood it over the plant; trick it into thinking it’s getting some natural sunshine! Clever idea and no one will know how you manage to keep those plants happy…because you can stash the Solight away when not required!

0 Designer: Lee Ju Won

Never Ending Pencil

Never Ending Pencil

To cut a long story short, what we have here is a simple writing tool called the Continuous Pencil, which can be used till the very end. We usually end up discarding pencil stubs…I know my children waste too many saying that short pencils are uncomfortable to hold. So basically you keep increasing the length of your stubs with a handy interim-headless-long stick that fits snugly into its rear. Quite simple and straight, but is it a refinement of the 1 + 1 Pencil?

0 Designers: U Jung Heo, Young Gag Han & Sa Yoeng Kim

Yummy Pieces of Ceramic

Yummy Pieces of Ceramic

This collection of plates and cups and containers and etcetera are all about the creation process. Designer Dik Scheepers saw the way the ceramics industry was doing things: multiple iterations of mold-making labor intensive, and said hey, let’s make this easier. So he did. It’s all so simple. Instead of creating a mold for the whole bowl at once, ask why it’s got to be perfectly round – then you will see the answer. Pieces of π (pi) uses individually constructed pie pieces of molding to create, making a modular system of this whole process!

0 Designer: Dik Scheepers