Tang, Tea And More, On The Go

Tang, Tea And More, On The Go

Cumulus Bottle concept is simple, it’s a plain reusable bottle with a juice concentrate dispenser located in the cap. Pop in the juice cartridge into its compartment, fill in the water and you’re set. At the push of a button, the drink concentrate (or granules) dispense into the water and mix into a refreshing drink. Most often we discard the used juice/soda bottles, but with the Cumulus, we eliminate that action and re-use it time and again for flavored drinks on the go. Eco-consumers at their best!

0 Designer: Kisun Kim

Nintendo 3DS With Huge Screens!

Nintendo 3DS With Huge Screens!

Olivier Demangel is basically a 3D artist and his take on Nintendo is really awesome. What’s missing in the real-world version is screen real estate and this concept takes care of that. Over the years many designers have had their take on this game console, but thus far I like this the best. So what do you think…do we need a Nintendo DS redesign or are you happy with what you got? Psst…those who want a peek at what an iPhone gaming console should look like, hit this link.

0 Designer: Olivier Demangel

Solar Pebble Powers Africa And The World

Solar Pebble Powers Africa And The World

The Solar Pebble is a solar powered lamp targeted for use in rural Africa, as a humanitarian product, and at home in the UK as the perfect gift. The LED Solar Pebble is powered by batteries that are charged from the sun via a small, efficient solar panel. It can also charge mobile phones and other devices. The versatile ratchet handle allows the product to be carried and angled when standing or suspended. On the go? Just strap it onto a backpack for daytime charging.

0 Designer: Adam Robinson for Plus Minus Solar

Stale-o-meter

Stale-o-meter

The Foodmer is kinda like a stale-o-meter that will tell you how fresh or rot your food is. Tupperware and Seal containers have spoilt our habits a bit. Even I have a tendency to pre-cook, chop and store my veggies and fruits. Normally I’m not the sorts to let my veggies go stale, but you can’t expect everyone to be diligent and keep a track. If nothing else, the red warning strip will remind you to consume the contents before they spoil. Preventive measures I suppose.

0 Designer: Yeom Ha-na

A Perfume For A Man's Man

A Perfume For A Man’s Man

Hey now who doesn’t love a good smelling man? Even the brawniest, burliest men a.k.a construction workers deserve a little eau de toilette. Art Lebedev makes it a point to create a scent worthy of a man with notes of bergamot, rosemary, birch, cedar, iris, and cardamon called the Spirit Level. But even the toughest men wouldn’t be caught dead with a frou frou bottle so this one comes packaged and functions as a level.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Don’t Iron Bras At Work

Don’t Iron Bras At Work

We are on a Lebedev overdrive today and rightly so. Their concepts are seemingly perfect for today’s fun day! What we have in this batch is a coffee mug re-design that puts the “energy of hot coffee to practical use.” In simple terms, the heat from your piping hot coffee-filled mug “Ironius” can be used to iron out a few creases of your shirt. Perfectly handy for those naughty ones who indulge in office romances. *Nina in her silky black bra are not included in the package!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Magically USB Delicious!

Magically USB Delicious!

It’s a magic tophat! And this magic… it is engineering science. What one hat here does is the work of a much more scientific looking USB hub! But I say to you this! How fun is that box you’ve got, that silly looking, non-fun USB hub you’ve got over there? None at all! That’s not fun at all. What were you thinking! Instead you could be over here having the time of your life using this magic hat! It’s called “Cylindrus” and it contains no rabbits.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

See What Your Pet Sees

See What Your Pet Sees

Pet Vision isn’t the only device touted to record everything your pet sees but it’s small, compact, and actually looks decent compared to some of the monsters on the market. The integrated camera sends live video or intermittent photos to your computer so you can see what poochie and… what do they generically call cats, kitties?… so you can see what kitty are doing. It was originally created to help disabled people keep an eye on their pet but anyone could enjoy it. I plan on raising a cat army equipped with such devices. All shall bow down to me.

0 Designer: TOOUT Industrial Design Co., Ltd

Pre Order: Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook by Brian Ling

Pre Order: Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook by Brian Ling

As a writer it never occurred to me how important and valuable a sketchbook can be to a designer. This was till I had an in depth conversation with fellow YD-er Brian Ling about his innovative Spaces for Ideas Sketchbook. Although most ideas are refined on the computer, it’s the basic sketch that gets the design flow going and as Brian says the fastest way to get an idea out of your mind and into reality is to sketch it.

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No More Crumpled Ties

No More Crumpled Ties

The Stick Pin Iron Kills two birds with one stone; it keeps clips your tie in place and can be used as an impromptu iron to remove creases. In short it’s ideal for business travelers and workaholics who don’t have time to change before the party! The design uses ceramic heating plates that get powered by either USB or an electric outlet. It gets hot enough to tackle the ties, but if its more than that, you may as well invest in a travel iron.

0 Designer: Goal Orientation

Getting Screwed Thrice

Getting Screwed Thrice

If you like things in triplets then the Tribulb is surely for you. The eccentric twist to this orgy is that one LED bulb gets screwed thrice…one after the other or simply in one go. What’s funny is that the bulb doesn’t actually screw onto sockets but requires special fitted fixtures! It comes in a choice of colors (white, yellow or their mixture) to set your mood, however the brightness depends upon the number of hook-ups used. I like the versatility of the design, because you can actually customize and fashion the bulb into a floor lamp or a ceiling chandelier. Whimsical!

0 Designer: Shinya Yoshida

A More Powerful Lock

A More Powerful Lock

Not even a lightsaber could bust it. This is the “Energy Lock” from designer Young Suk Kim. Alas it is not the kind of lock you keep your bike secure with, instead it is for your plug-in objects around the house. This project goes by the name “Energy Lock,” and it’s about to totally change the way you plug in your coffee maker at night. Or VCR, if you’ve still got one of those, maybe your computer you keep hooked up all night, basically everything that sucks power while you’re not using it.

0 Designer: Young-suk Kim

Google Envelopes, Beta Of Course

Google Envelopes, Beta Of Course

Designers Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik from the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University came up with this concept called Google Envelopes. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to map the course of mail and how it can tell a story? They came up with Google Envelopes, which can be sent through G-Mail itself. It’s only a concept, but totally viable and something people can immediately understand.

0 Designers: Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik