Skip To More Power

Skip To More Power

Besides being good for your flubber, skipping seems to be a good way for harnessing energy to recharge batteries. I know this idea is not so new; we have seen how jumping a rope can power a torch and juice batteries. However design is not only about problem solving, but also about refining existing solutions, hence the E Rope. Refinement comes in the form of aesthetics and interface. Both look gorgeously done in this one. Moreover, the video says it all…..

0 Designer: Kyung Guk Lee

Bus Stop High On OLED

Bus Stop High On OLED

At least you got decent bus stops in your country, so you got no reason to complain. Look at us, here in the developing world, we are modern enough to have internet at home, but basics like infrastructure and bus stops are totally lacking. So when I see innovation in such fields, I kinda get envious at times. Like, I would love to have a chic looking Inox-O Bench at my bus stop. It’s got fancy OLED screens to illuminate it and give you trivia like temperature and time. A proper shelter from the elements and a safer spot at night.

0 Designer: Jesus Mendoza Castillo

Dish Paws

Dish Paws

Do you have dish paws? Paws that do dishes or any sorts of cleaning in a jiffy. So efficient that you want to have them on all the time, especially if you are a cleanliness freak! Basically we’re looking at mittens with polypropylene woven in a rope form, covering the outer skin. And it’s the whole glove that is being used as a cleaning brush or “Brüsh” as Liang calls it. Special attention has been giving to the pressure points like the tips and the base of the palm (color coded grey). These areas are covered with a harder version of polypropylene to add power to the scrubbing.

0 Designer: Liang Yanjie

The iPad Under Mouse

The iPad Under Mouse

Let me tell you a little bit about what I know of world commerce. There’s information, which travels at the speed of light, then there’s product, which travels at the speed of a van, then a boat, then a van, then a train, then a car. It’s slower than light. This causes a bit of annoyance in the world of electronics and multimedia. Why? Because Russia doesn’t have their iPads yet! So what did the folks at DarkDesignGroup (Russian design group) do?

0 Designer: DarkDesignGroup

DIY Player

DIY Player

Simply called the DIY Player, this device is quite intriguing. The concept is simple, we as humans lust for a lot of shiny gadgets and hunger for innovation. DIY Player combines our greed for Cell phones, PMPs, gaming consoles and other such gadgets into one. It comes with a base screen and has detachable modules to it. Hook up the keypad to make it a phone or swap it for the gaming controls. Awesome idea, neat renders and a whole lot of imagination going on here!

0 Designer: Shao Wen

Pulsating Music For The Elbows

Pulsating Music For The Elbows

Physiotherapy for children with Cerebral Palsy can be quite challenging. No doubt they are more resilient than adults, but getting them to do their daily motions needs a zing of innovation! Feel The Beat adds a dash of freshness to the routine by using simple pneumatic air pump technology and music synchronization to become this interactive and toy-like wearable elbow device. Strap it on to your special child and do a different routine!

0 Designer: Ang Weiquan

Let’s Yank A British Plug

Let’s Yank A British Plug

We all know what will happen if you yank a plug off the socket; the cable will snap internally or the plug-house will split open. It isn’t the wisest way to remove a plug from the socket! Unless you are using a 3 Pin British Plug! Just go right ahead and tug at the red-sweet spot. The reason why the cable or plug-house doesn’t snap, is that the cable is reinforced internally and the plug is made from durable PVC.

0 Designer: Konstantinos Ladas

Bubbly Soundscape

Bubbly Soundscape

Inspired by J. Cage’s Inlets (1977), this carafe set, part of a collection called Domestic Soundscape, uses the idea of sound and water to create a bubbly rhythm from the simple act of pouring. As the main chamber of water fills the smaller chambers, a bubbling sound resonates to reinforce that yes, you are about to drink something. Hmm, celebrating the beauty in everyday rituals I guess. Why not right?

0 Designer: Chiara Onida

Drag That Dress

Drag That Dress

Look, if you’re a chic, nomadic traveler, you can’t be bothered with traditional luggage and bags. The Dragging Dress is some strange rolling skirt hiding a pretty substantial carrier in a big ass bustle. Only captain oblivious wouldn’t notice this mass protruding from your rear but hey, at least you can really live up to that saying, “girl got a lotta junk in her trunk.” Fo’ real tho.

0 Designer: Miya Lee

Caution! Not Slippery When Singing!

Caution! Not Slippery When Singing!

Come weekends and street bands are out in full force, trying to impress and maybe cajole a Dollar or two out of you. Besides carrying an array of equipments, have you noticed how they try and add a zing to their show with wee bit of histrionics? The Look! Speakers can add the zing without much fuss, naturally you’re going to notice the caution-sign, but only this time, it will be hooked up to the mike / instrument of a performer! Awesome!

0 Designers: Lin Ding Yuan, Yeh Lan Hsing & Shao Wei Jhe

Pen Is Mightier Than The Bullet

Pen Is Mightier Than The Bullet

Being in the writing business I know the power of words and at times, the pen is mightier than the sword. Inspired by this is Choose Your Bullets – a desk accessory that is a constant reminder of the corruption, bad decisions and violence, which plague our society and everyday life. Currently retailing in Mexico, each serial-engraved piece is awaiting your decision for the day…violence or the pen?

0 Designer: Jorge Diego Etienne

iPhone Makes Coffee FOR REAL

iPhone Makes Coffee FOR REAL

Browse the iTunes App store and you’ll see there really is an app for everything. Take for instance the Make Coffee app, a slick virtual coffee maker. If you can’t make that real cup of joe, well this is next to the best thing. In fact it was so wildly successful with more than 10,000 downloads, the makers are working on a REAL ITALIAN STYLE COFFE MAKER wirelessly controlled by your iPhone. HELLO NURSE!

0 Designer: Mario Baluci

Flat And Folding

Flat And Folding

The Flexible Speaker for the iPhone is quite a departure from conventional speaker styles. More like a pretty hanging charm on the phone, this device makes use of “Flat Flexible Laminated, (FFT) Loudspeaker technology” to its advantage. Read: paper-thin & foldable. The folding aspect is relevant; coz with each un-fold of the connecting speaker, the volume goes up. Charming!

0 Designer: Chun-Chieh Yang