Coffee For My Dervish Darling!

Coffee For My Dervish Darling!

The Dervish Coffee Cup takes inspiration from the Sufi Saints and their attire. Flowing robes that spin around as they twirl to their enchanting music! This essence is captured perfectly in the coffee-cup set of two. The double-walled porcelain cup gives a safe grip, making the cup handle an unnecessary attachment. Thanks to the curvilinear form of the plate, it is very easy to hold and carry. Once together, the two parts transform into a single, fluent form, preventing any risk of spilling. I’d love to have a set for myself!

0 Designer: Kunter Sekercioglu for ZULAStars

Blind CC

Blind CC

The Credit Card for the Blind looks complicated but is quite simple to use. It uses the cardholder’s fingerprint (using fingerprint recognition software) as their signature and the Braille on the display for transaction details. An inbuilt speaker rattles-off the kind of products being paid for, thus giving the blind a complete account of the transaction autonomously. Giving them a completely secure and safe transaction.

0 Designer: Kwon Ki Nam

A Soapy Solution, One At A Time

A Soapy Solution, One At A Time

Conservationists are few and far between, so sometimes it really depends on how cleverly you design a product to get the desired eco-green results. It’s quite natural for us to keep the water running while we lather our hands, so how about designing a faucet that allows you to do only ONE thing at a time! Presenting the Anti Waste Faucet: it holds a soap dispenser on the top half and the water-tap in the bottom part. Pump the lever down to dispense soap and raise it up to turn on the water. Basically you squish some liquid soap into your hands, lather up and then pull the lever up for water to rinse your hand.

0 Designer: Junjie Zhang

Cover The Shaft!

Cover The Shaft!

A simple collapsible cover is what the Umbrella + design is all about. The ridged cover retracts near the handle stem and stays out of the way when in use. It glides back to the top, to cover the wet-dripping umbrella, making it easy for you to carry it indoors. Simple and effective!

0 Designers: Jisun Park and Nankyung Kim

Disadvantaged Little Tyke Can Swim!

Disadvantaged Little Tyke Can Swim!

It’s quite a heart breaking sight to watch wheelchair bound children not taking advantage of the swimming pool due to their limitations. The Little Mermaid is a floatation aid that is aimed at such children. It comes fitted with a hand-wheel that helps the child to navigate across the pool independently. So besides some hand exercise, the child can enjoy waddling in the water! Sweet!

0 Designers: Soyeon Park, Taeyeong Park & Hyeonjee Lee

By The Power Of Rings

By The Power Of Rings

The RIMA lamp is an awesome beauty that has what it takes to be artistic and fun. Four controller rings manage the whole show…sliding them left to right or vice versa illuminates the LEDs or switches them off. The heat, intensity, angle of the beam and color are controlled via these rings, however a processor, which detects the position of each single ring, regulates the actions.

0 Designer: Matthias Pinkert

Fire Safety With Home Sprinkler System

Fire Safety With Home Sprinkler System

This Sprinkler concept was designed for residential homes doing triple duty as a smoke detector, emergency light source, and sprinkler. Sometimes the nearest fire extinguisher just isn’t near enough so this bad boy is extra insurance. I’m not sure what it sprays to put out fires. Water would suggest the need for plumbing yet the diagram describes it as “powder.”

0 Designers: Taewoong Kim & Chul Kim

Exercise Sticks?

Exercise Sticks?

The el:Dudy is an all around hand-held exercise system for “older” people. Each has a bevy of motion sensors and accelerometers to accurately track progress. All the information is sync’d and stored on your computer or phone via bluetooth Real Snazzy eh? This looks so cool. I can handle wrist twists and I love anything that helps stretches me out. And since when did massage become exercise? I’m not “old” but sign me up. Preventative measures people!

0 Designer: Chan Po Yee

Earphones Tangled No More

Earphones Tangled No More

“Get Job’s art out of your pocket and onto the wall”

Enough Apple Hype to grab your attention? The focus today is on these tiny colorful rings that help you manage your earphone cords. The Budtrap urges you to turn your iPhone into art by confining your earbud wires to the One Less Tangle. I guess a more acceptable solution than zipping them up!

0 Designer: BudTrap

Umbrella Is High On Grass!

Umbrella Is High On Grass!

How I love the double-meaning to this title, but sadly (err, debatable!) the grass referred to here is the sober green variety that grows in your backyard. Awesome idea displayed with the Green Trace project! A flat umbrella stand comes fitted with mesh and some pre-sowed seeds; lean wet umbrellas as suggested and let the water drip down to water em greens. Easy in a jiffy get indoors grass; a green patch out of nowhere! How very organically-kitsch!

0 Designer: Junjie Zhang

Let Me Count Your Money, Honey!

Let Me Count Your Money, Honey!

So much cash stashed at home that fingers get tired while counting! Who wouldn’t want to live that life! The truth is that small business and maybe some households do have that kind of money, and the big counting machines currently available are inconvenient. So the solution lies in a compact Counting Ring, a simplified money counting machine. It packs in features like LED Display & Power Switch, Sheet-Separating Veins, Battery Slot and Infrared Ray Scanning. Slip it on the thumb and you’re set.

0 Designers: Various

Give The Chair A Bum!

Give The Chair A Bum!

It’s a convenient backpack one minute, and the next it becomes this awesome tushy-friendly chair. Think picnics, fishing trips and camps…the Bag Hug Chair is for those happy occasions. A little creative imagination may edge you to using it in your tent-styled home! Super clever and super neat!

0 Designer: Moonjo Jo

Home and Personal Radiator

Home and Personal Radiator

I would appreciate this more if I lived in a colder climate but I still want it!. The Akopo is a new kind of radiator system made from PVC, refractory stone and ceramic. I say “new kind” because the main body not only radiates heat like a traditional unit, but also warms up detachable modules made of PVC elastomer and ceramic. They’re safe to use and incredibly flexible. Sometimes you don’t need to heat up the whole house. You just want to warm yourself up.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat