Confused Between Mensuration And Menstruation?

Confused Between Mensuration And Menstruation?

I am having a crass sense of humor today thanks to designer Andy Kurovets, who brings us the Hygienic Sanitary Pad Layers Table and Sanitary Tampon USB! As if it wasn’t uncomfortable enough watching those adverts on the TV where “Blue Water” was soaked up by a pad, that now we gals have to endure an entire shelves-table depicting the layers of sanitary napkin soaking up the actual stuff. Maybe the boys need to know the difference between Mensuration and Menstruation!

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Dispensable Water

Dispensable Water

The Source Project indulges in a whole new way of purchasing and dispensing packaged drinking water. The system requires store owners and vendors to install a Source Water Fountain outside their shops, like how you have those candy dispensing machines. You need to do a onetime purchase of the special Source Bottle from them, and then fill up the water. Every time you purchase a refill of water, you get credited a certain number of redeemable points. The highlight is the unique water-filling process and the bottle.

0 Designer: Oliver Craig

Ten Incredible Light Options

Ten Incredible Light Options

You may spend thousands of Dollars re-doing your home, but all the money is wasted if you don’t create the correct ambiance. How do you get that? Simple, compliment what you got with the correct lighting. This is the one deciding factor that can either hype up the room, or make it dowdy and drab. Let’s look at Ten Incredible Light Options that will surely glam-up your space.

0 Designers: Various

“Tikk, tikk... tekk!” The Special Sound Of Measure

“Tikk, tikk… tekk!” The Special Sound Of Measure

No more approximations, not even if you’re blind. A reassuring sound of “Tikk, tikk… tekk”, two fingers and some Braille embossed cylinders, mix them up and you got yourself the Tikk-Tekk Rainbow! It’s a low-cost universal measuring tool that uses a string (ranging from 1cm to 100 cm) wrapped within the casing, and is extended between the finger tips. Kinda like how you use your hands to gesture an estimated distance; only Tikk-Tekk gives you the exact numbers.

0 Designers: Guopeng Liang & Yun Li

Be Neat and Tidy, Refresh Charging Station

Be Neat and Tidy, Refresh Charging Station

Refresh is a charging station for 3 or more devices (depends on how large they are). The station comes with connectors  for your most popular power hungry devices (finger points at my iPhone, Blackberry, and iPod). If your device uses mini, micro and standard USB, you’re covered too. It’s not anything fancy but as with all Bluelounge products, it’s about tidying up your space. Hit the link for a full list of compatible devices.

0 Designer: Bluelounge

Squeezing Delight!

Squeezing Delight!

I am so in LOVE with this squeezer! Exquisite in style, it’s one of those classy looking tools that don’t just sit pretty on your kitchen counter top; it’s actually functional! The hand-held reamer is dishwasher safe and has a cup fashioned at the base to catch the pips and bits. In a time that we see dime-a-dozen non-functional jazzed up tools, this utility “Catcher” comes as a refresher.

0 Designer: Graeme Davies for Joseph Joseph

No More Double Trouble

No More Double Trouble

Scenario 1: Dishwasher load is done, now you take out the dishes and place them in their respective shelves, cabinets etc. Been doing this all your life! Scenario 2: Wall mounted Electrolux Bifoliate Double Dishwasher uses one compartment to clean the dishes via ultrasonic wave technology; you then transfer the clean load into the next shelf. Space saving, less time consuming, done in a jiffy. Which Scene do you like?

0 Designer: Toma Brundzaite

You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once

YD isn’t the ideal place to discuss suicide, but that’s the only inspiration that one gets from the Mint Light #5 You Only Live Once Lamp. The hangman’s noose works in a creepy way as well; tighten the noose to turn it off and loosen it to brighten the lights. Almost poetic in a way….life is a precious gift, if you let your worries depress you, its like the tight noose of this lamp–DARK. Enjoy what you have and it brightens up your life!

0 Designer : mintselect @ mintpass

Titanic Lacked Rescue Sticks

Titanic Lacked Rescue Sticks

Humor aside, it’s quite tough to aim a heavy Lifesaver tube, accurately to a drowning person. It would be much easier to throw him the Rescue Stick, which is a baton shaped contraption. Contraption it is, coz it’s strings undergo a chemical reaction when they hit the water; they dissolve to release a horse-shoe shaped float. So basically the baton reacts to the water and becomes a life-saving device. As a back-up plan, in case the reaction fails, the tube can be inflated manually.

0 Designers: Sungjoon Kim, Jangwoon Kim, Sook-kyung Lee & Keunhwan Pack

Super Cool And Super Cute!

Super Cool And Super Cute!

A designer professor once told me that the key to a good design was innovating on an existing one. Kinda like improvising and adding a new dimension to the product. Take the casestudy of keys; until now the focus has been improving the locking mechanism and safety features. I don’t think many (or any) have considered re-designing the styling of a key per se. Uber-cool transportation designer Greg has. His SUPER COOL Designer STAT KEYS collection are stylized blank keys that can be cut to fit majority of American locks and Kwikset locks.

0 Designer: Gregory Scott Stoermer [Buy Here]

Snail-Mail House, Do They Still Exist?

Snail-Mail House, Do They Still Exist?

Oh yea they do, coz no matter how hooked we get to technology, emails, chats etc. Snail Mail WILL NOT go out of fashion. So presenting to you here is a very tangible “Lettreman XXL” letter box, to receive those Christmas Checks from grandmas. Besides the “striking peephole”, what I really like about the box is the clever paper-tube, where my callous newspaper boy can leave my morning papers. Well protected from the elements! If the XXL size too big for you, RADIUS DESIGN has two smaller sizes to choose from. BTW I love the zesty orange color one.

0 Designer: RADIUS DESIGN

Grippy For The Grip Challenged

Grippy For The Grip Challenged

Slip Grips are designed to help individuals with limited hand mobility manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion.

0 Designer: Stanton Burns

How To Read A Non-Braille Book

How To Read A Non-Braille Book

You’re blind, I mean sight impaired and the situation is that you wanna read Harry Potter but the Braille version is not available. So you pop out the “Haptic Reader”, place it on the front page, and allow it to scan the contents. Almost magically all the letters get converted to Braille, which dot the surface of the reader. Want more magic? Turn on the voice system, to hear the story instead.

0 Designers: David Lee, Yuna Kim & Hansub Lee