Needlepoint Woes Resolved

Needlepoint Woes Resolved

An encore to the Big Eye Needle is this neat idea called the Easy Needle. Unlike the Big Eye, which had an expanding loop eye, the Easy Needle has a minor slit in the eye to allow the thread to slide in comfortably. I know many use magnifying glasses to thread the needle, but if  Easy Needle doesn’t interfere with the quality of my stitch, I’d be willing to give it a try.

0 Designers: Du Rui, Zhou Hongjie, Liu Yan & Tao Linkai

How Practical Can The iPad Get, iBookends?

How Practical Can The iPad Get, iBookends?

Did you have a life before the iPad? Did you even read books or see any movies before this Steve God Jobs-sent device came around? I know, life was so lame without this magic device, and I really wonder how you could keep your books lined up on the shelf before support came around in the form of iBookends. Designer Dominic Wilcox has his own take on the scene, hit the jump to know more!

0 Designer: Dominic Wilcox

No More Hot Hands

No More Hot Hands

I love my hot tea but it’s always a balancing act to keep the cup from scalding my hands. And what about the tea bag? Some way or another, the tail end drops into the water and becomes a game to see how fast I can fish it out. The Double Wall Tea Cup eases my woes. It keeps heat away from my hands without the need of a handle and has a little notch at the base to keep my tea bag tag from getting away. Brills!

0 Designer: Endrit Hajno

Spooning The Yogurt

Spooning The Yogurt

Most often yogurt cups come with extra plastic spoons, which for the moment may seem handy, but are they really? Aww come on; get your eco-green-caps on! We need to re-think, for that matter Cho Hye-seung has already done that bit, and come up with the Yogurt Spoon Package Design. The top seal of the cup comes off and can be folded into the shape of a functional spoon. Now be honest, how many of you actually lick the yogurt stuck to the seal paper…isn’t this a more legit way of doing that?

0 Designer: Cho Hye-seung

Flip Flop Mouse

Flip Flop Mouse

The Toe Mouse is especially designed for those who have upper limbs disability and cannot use their hands to move the mouse. This ergonomically designed gadget uses our natural ability to grip between the toes, for manipulating the Mouse. You need to slip it on, between the big toe and second, just as you would wear your flipflops. The sensor below the big toe acts as the left click button and the one below the second toe is the right click.

0 Designer: Liu Yi

You’re Not Mowgli

You’re Not Mowgli

And you’re lost in the jungles…deep forest where GPS doesn’t work and you are stupid enough to leave your satellite phone at home! Aren’t you glad that you packed the “Rescue Balloon Kit” in your backpack? The handy kit contains a helium gas cylinder and a long string balloon. Fill it, seal and send it skywards. When you’re missing and rescue mission is on, hopefully this red tube will get spotted, hovering above the dense foliage.

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han

Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

The agony of getting a scratch on a digital camera LCD screen is too close to home! One time I broke the screen while riding a coaster at Genting Highlands Park! And the other time, desert sand of Dubai ruined the lens. Only if my present Kodak had a 360 degree display protector as seen on this Zero Angle Digital Camera, I wouldn’t worry so much. The LCD screen is like a hard cover over the lens, that you flip 360 degrees to open up and use. When shut it’s like a sleek metallic blub, when its open…it’s a neat-o screen with all the camera navigation intact!

0 Designers: Sun ho Sin & Jeong eun Park

Interactiv' Boxing And No Misspelling Here

Interactiv’ Boxing And No Misspelling Here

I tried boxing once and sucked at it. Yes friends, I hit about as hard as bird poop on a car window. It’s pathetic so before I return to the boxing gym, I need the Interactiv’ Boxing companion. It’s wall mounted and as the name suggests, interactive! Aim for the targets as they light up and choose from 10 training programs. They come with a pair of gloves so fistacuffs is not the name of the game here. Once I’m good and ready, I can return to the boxing gym with my head held high.

0 Designer: Damien Urvoy

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