Disposing The Dead Fly

Disposing The Dead Fly

So you swatted the fly, now how are you going to dispose its body? Pick it up with a tissue paper you say! Nay! Dare you waste the paper! I’ll give you a better tool, the swatter itself! The weapon itself becomes the disposer; how cool ‘n creepy. A niche in the swatter lets you pick the dead fly with precision and dispose it in the bin. Yes! Swatter; awesome!

0 Designer: Zhao Ke

Tea Coffin Revisited With More Friends

Tea Coffin Revisited With More Friends

Reminding me about the Tea Coffin is this project called the Te a me. However, designer Vera’s efforts are more comprehensive and take into account a kettle and jug system as well. For the cup and saucer, of course the burial ground for the teabag is there and so is a clever nip in the cup, to desist your bag from sinking into the tea. The complementing water jug can be placed directly on the stove for brewing the cuppa, or can be used as a kettle. The thermo magnetic saucer lets you serve piping hot water directly at the table.

0 Designer: Vera Wiedermann

Alarm Compass For Aiding Evacuation

Alarm Compass For Aiding Evacuation

Last Sunday I was at this theatre watching a movie and all of a sudden the lights went out. Pitch dark, even the damn emergency exit sign on the doors quit working. Although it wasn’t an emergency situation, just a normal power trip, I dread to imagine what would have happened if we really needed to evacuate. Scenes like this sound horrifying, but you do need a reliable system to sound out directions or visually guide you through. The Compass Alert System is one such aid that plays an audio track and indicates the direction you should be heading towards.

0 Designer: Mathieu Azema

Talking With A Palm

Talking With A Palm

The future iPhone is here or at least in conceptual form. Given that size, design and features need to be drastically innovated, the NOT A Phone – Next Generation iPhone, delves into the projection arena. So basically you strap the next-gen iPhone to your wrist and project the display to your palm. You can figure out rest of the drill from the images, so my question to you today is….are we in for projection screens for phones? Is that the future of phone display, have a basic small screen and project the rest of it?

0 Designer: Samuel Lee Kwon

A Double Squeeze

A Double Squeeze

The Citrange is a hand squeezer for the citrus fruits in your life. The unique funnel design makes it feel that the juice is going to spill out of the glass; but it does not. The double-grooves design allows you to squeeze the wide (like an orange) to the narrow (like a lime) fruit from either ends of the juicer. I like the fact that a strainer is built-in and the overall procedure cuts back one whole step in juice-squeezing. Ok, I love it!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Non-drip Umbrella

Non-drip Umbrella

The purpose of the Mohock Smart Umbrella is to get rid of disposable bags for carrying wet umbrellas and making sure you don’t lose them. The first achieved with a handle redesign, where it’s thick and wide enough to take in the dripping water by placing the umbrella upright. And to ensure that you don’t forget it anywhere, a unique top attachment has been crafted, so that you can hang it off a table. Love the attractive colors that it comes in, plus the three-fold and two-fold options. One question Mr. Designer….when can I buy one?

0 Designer: Ju Hyun Lee

Know Where Your Eyes Are

Know Where Your Eyes Are

Recon lets us know that this pair of goggles right here, “Transcend,” is the only pair in the world that provides you with real-time feedback including speed, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance traveled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. Transcend has GPS capabilities, USB charging and data transfer, and post-processing software all with a super easy-to-use, futuristic interface. Recon hints to us that soon there may be an open API app development and download community – with apps!

0 Designer: Recon Instruments

Hand Crafted And All Wood Shades

Hand Crafted And All Wood Shades

It’s back to Mother Nature as far as the Shwood sunglasses are concerned. Handcrafted with a mix of precision technology and good ol’ fashioned craftsmanship, this collection features shades made from East Indian Rosewood coupled with mirrored and polarized lenses. The style seen here is called Ashland that comes packaged in a protective wooden hard case; crafted from a mix of Walnut and European Maple. A lot of wood in there I tell you! Fashionable and chic! Price begins at $145 a piece.

0 Designer: Shwood

Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

Smoke Alarm In A Bulb!

The Lum is a unique project that looks at making a smoke alarm/detector a useful handy light during an emergency. The idea is thus: Lum is an attachment between the light bulb and its socket. It draws energy from the bulb in its latent state and when the smoke alarm triggers, it produces a sonar alert plus powers the bulb for emergency lighting. In short, during its standby mode, whenever you switch on the light bulb during daily routine, it recharges Lum’s batteries. I find it an efficient solution as a fire alarm.

0 Designer: Arthur Brault

Unbreakable Hangers

Unbreakable Hangers

This project goes by the wacky, wild, and fun name “Monkey Hangers” and as you can see by the skillfully photographed image of the muscle man going at one of the pinks with his harsh hands, they’re indestructible. Mark Marzouk of M-Design’s made these Monkey Hangers, resistant to stretched shoulders, sharp edges, and poor materials. With one swoop, Marzouk takes care of another one of our every-day objects left to time to deteriorate. Another step toward perfection in the hanging up of clothing is achieved.

0 Designer: Mark Marzouk of M-Design

Lace and Steel Grandmother

Lace and Steel Grandmother

This is the “Granny” wall shelf as designed by Beerd van Stokkum. It’s a shelf recalling a classic tradition of grandmother’s shelf with a cute little doily hanging off the side. Nostalgic nature and cut-steel construction. It’s strong enough to hold up a number of large objects, ideal for books, plants, pots, or even a medium sized television. Granny wall shelf is 85 cm long and 22.5 cm deep. It comes in black or white, finished with a finely structured UV proof powder coating. It’s got a lightly grained feel and a deep matt look.

0 Designer: Beerd van Stokkum

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shiny Toothbrush Holders

Shame on you for not thinking about your toothbrush! It needs the perfect glam house for the 23 hours and 55 minutes that it spends alone…assuming you brush for 5 minutes straight. Something like the luxe Viktor Toothbrush Holders that are shiny and totally oomph, a strong departure from the plastic and ceramic ones I grew up with!

0 Designer: Hlynur V Atlason for Kontextür

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

It’s time to move on and discard phone alarms and clocks! This is the new age people; we need cooler and hipper gear like this Alarm Pillow! It gently vibrates at the given hour, to wake you up with a buzz. And if you don’t get out of the bed, your head-weight acts as the snooze trigger. How awesome is that! The label-trigger is clever and fitting, I so need this for my sleepyhead daughter!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong