To-Do Reminders on the Table

To-Do Reminders on the Table

You have a computer, a smartphone, maybe even an iPad yet you still resort to post-its because you know short term memory is a total FAIL. The Post-It Schedule aims to put some order into those random reminders by day and ONLY mon-fri because everyone knows the weekends are full of activities no one should schedule or remember.

0 Designers: Kang Chang Youn & Lee Seul Gi [ Buy it Here ]

Envy the Envy 4G

Envy the Envy 4G

There was a time when ID “imagineers” would concoct fabulous concepts using new fangled tech that hadn’t been invented yet and I miss those days. Heaven forbid you do that now, you’d get your a** handed to you. I’m fond of the Envy 4G with its SUPER AMOLED screen and MasterMobile OS. So what if it looks like Windows Phone 7 and iOS 4 had a baby? It’s got a Carbon chip! That’s a CPU and GPU on one silicon. It’s the future people, have fun with it.

0 Designer: Vitor Gomes

Dock Cut from Aluminum Block

Dock Cut from Aluminum Block

Although I appreciate Apple’s strict minimalist design with the MacBook Pro, having all the ports on the sides always irritated me. You can’t really hide them so I’m quite keen on this docking solution by Bostjian Majcen. It repeats all the ports but towards the back and now you have a nice large flat surface to do whatever you want with – but that isn’t very minimalist is it?

0 Designer: Bostjan Majcen

Little Birdy is Quite a Help!

Little Birdy is Quite a Help!

Helping the elderly climb stairs is such a noble thing to do, however they may not find a helping hand every time they need it. The Companion Bird is a cute and functional solution. It hooks onto the rails of a staircase, offering an ergonomic grip that is steady and secure; providing help when needed. Plus it adds a bit of color.

0 Designers: Kim Bo-kyung & Baek Eun-ha

Yet Another Traffic Light!

Yet Another Traffic Light!

We’ve seen some really cool Traffic Lights Concepts and going to the list is the Mobius Strip Lamp. It’s a one-in-all installation that features vehicle signals, pedestrian signals and a street lamp. The main idea is to reduce the visual mish-mash of lights and get them composed into one neat strip. The signal values are standard, meaning green, yellow, and red light.

0 Designer: Kisung Lee

The Red Cross Needs This

The Red Cross Needs This

Easy access to water during a fire in the subway is next to impossible. The interim solution is to hold a soaked rag to your face. The Crack Mask is a set of emergency masks you crack open, breaking the water capsule inside. Hold the soaked mask to your face and proceed with the evacuation.

0 Designers: Han Chi-hoon & Kim Yeon-soo

Cook The Food and They Will Come

Cook The Food and They Will Come

Presented here are two projects by Sandra Haak that envisage future technologies like Polytronik to help develop her concepts. The first project is 101° Degree, which is a water boiler and the second project is GUADO, a cooking and tableware set consisting of a hibachi and unique bowls with flatware. Check out the finger-tongs that allow you to pickup bite-sized nibbles without getting your fingers dirty. So kitsch!

0 Designer: Sandra Haak

A New Grip, A New Steam

A New Grip, A New Steam

What many beginning designers, especially those with big dreams and aspirations, don’t realize that it’s the little things, the littlest parts of things, that matter the most. When you take a tiny piece of something and improve it immeasurably, that’s when you’ve made a magnificent difference in the world. If you’re able to work inside the system and change it from the inside out, you’ve just created a pathway. That’s what this Steam Machine has done with its handle.

0 Designer: Yuree S Lim

Psychedelic Bubbles

Psychedelic Bubbles

Do you remember blowing soap bubbles and chasing after them? Give me a set now, and you’d find me doing the same…. even at this age! I guess for such fun-stuff we get stuck in a time warp or something. And since this is the next-gen, imagine adding some neon-psychedelic colors to the suds and blowing glow-in-the-dark light bubbles! The next big thing!

0 Designers: Wang Qiubo, Shen Lingyan, Zou Yujuan & Shi Tenggao

Shower Flower!

Shower Flower!

The River Flowing System doesn’t give you the chance of wondering if you have it set to flow or tap. The design is such that the showerhead is placed above a basin-esque bowl and the water flows down as a stream. Water pressure and temperature settings are controlled via a centralized knob and showerhead is held into place via magnets. So basically you just turn the shower on and the water cascades down the bowl-lip, giving you the best of both the worlds!

0 Designer: Choi Hyong-Suk

Well Timed Sockets

Well Timed Sockets

Every little step towards saving energy is a good thing; and thus we have the Ring Socket. The design is based on how a timer works. Set the ring for an hour, two-hours, more-hours; and at the end of it, the power supply shuts off.  A thoughtful design but I guess suitable only for single sockets; as a long strip it would look too comical!

0 Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin

Travelling with a Closet

Travelling with a Closet

One of the first things to do when I check into a hotel is to unpack my bags and inspect the closet. I hate to leave my suitcase messy and prefer to arrange clothes neatly in drawers. The flipside is unpacking takes time. The Traveler’s Closet is intended to solve this problem. The case is designed as drawers and the handle lengthens to host hangers. The only thing is I hope it doesn’t end up wrinkling my clothes.

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

Cutting Up in Style!

Cutting Up in Style!

The ORCA Saw looks complicated but I’m sure it’s ergonomically comfortable to hold. One of the unique features is a thumb scroll switch instead of your typical trigger and its distinctive curved blade guard allows more working angle. Not that I own any saws, but if I were to get one, this would be it! It’s even gorgeous on display.

0 Designer: Jon Nguyen