Two Parts And Then One

Two Parts And Then One

Salad Spoon by Joseph Joseph is a tool for tossing your fresh greens, but what makes this simple spoon clever is that its a two-part server set. Two spoons interlock as one for easy storage but open up for you to do the flamboyant act of tossing! Three really hip colors green, grey and pink; those less adventurous can have it in clear!

0 Designer: Joseph Joseph

The Obedient Nodding Faucet

The Obedient Nodding Faucet

Nodding to your command and obediently spraying out water, this is the Nodding Faucet for you. The idea is to push down the tap to start the flow and push it up, to stop. No-fuss, minimal, sleek and bare…all resonate in this design. I know some of you may argue that sensor taps will be better, since no touching is involved…for once, just lighten up and take pleasure in something different and cute!

0 Designers: Various

Chilling Outside The Window

Chilling Outside The Window

It’s interesting to so how cultural practices can trigger off inspiration to design a product that can be an extension of the same. For instance in India we usually keep pickles on our window sill, to marinate and cook them in the natural heat. Whereas in China, because of their cold conditions, food is kept outside the window to preserve it, plus it frees up the kitchen space. This Chinese practice inspired Frenchman Nicolas Hubert to design the External Refrigerator. A fridge that hangs on the external wall of your home.

0 Designer: Nicolas Hubert

Paper To Pencil, Just Like That!

Paper To Pencil, Just Like That!

P&P Office Waste Paper Processor is one of those things that you wish you knew how it works, but dang! no reasonable explanation provided at all! Maybe it’s a deliberate attempt on the designer teams’ part, because their idea is a surefire hit! What this lovely machine does is that it converts all those useless memos on your table to something useful: A Pencil! Paper goes in from one end and come out shaped like a sexy writing tool! Sexy enough an idea to bag a Liteon Award as well!

0 Designers: Chengzhu Ruan, Yuanyuan Liu, Xinwei Yuan & Chao Chen

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