Noise Is Cool For Power

Noise Is Cool For Power

One of the places that suffers due to the decibels is the airport runway. Aircrafts really make some mean sounds, and the question is, should we let the expended energy go waste? Nope, we should not and therefore designer Hung-Uei Jou has designed the Green Noise, a device that traps & converts the sound energy to electricity for the runway lights. It features a conical speaker-form to endure the elements and the modular structure stands on a tripod base for easy maintenance. Neat idea, only if we could get some tech-specs to it.

0 Designer: Hung-Uei Jou

Tracks on Train Tracks

Tracks on Train Tracks

Oh my goodness this is cute. The design you’re about to experience is called “Original Sound Track” and it’s basically a sound box flipped inside out and turned into a train on tracks. Set up your tracks, which have pins in them in just the right places, wind up your train car and set it on the tracks, and wowie! You’ve got your own little sound compilation! Made for kids, but who am I to say you adult figures can’t have one for yourself.

0 Designer: Ricardo Seola

Beach Bum, You Need To Use This

Beach Bum, You Need To Use This

We know the drill about keeping our beaches clean, but most often the problem is that we have these stationary bins placed few and far between. And people being people, may suddenly decide to populate a secluded section of the beach, where no bins are handy. Solution: Dustbin 4 Beach. It’s this streamlined bin that can be pitched into the sand and is portable. The tapered base digs deep into the sand for stability. Line them with disposable bags and place them where the public is today!

0 Designers: Ji-in Byun, Cho Jung Seok & Oh Seul Ki

What is that, a Curling Iron?

What is that, a Curling Iron?

Nay! It’s a battery charger. More importantly its a jump rope. Just fill the handles up with some rechargeable batteries, close the caps, click the button to show what you want it to show on the screen, and get to jumpin! The batteries are in the handles for two reasons: to power the screen that shows how long you’ve been jumping, and to get all pumped up! Jump and pump, pump and jump.

0 Designer: Jooyong Kim and Sungkyung Kim

All In One Loo With A Reason

All In One Loo With A Reason

The Home Core concept integrates the toilet bowl, sink, mirror and a vanity table into one. However, this is not the central theme for this all-in-one-loo. There is a water storage tank right below the sink, where you can choose to store the currently used water or allow it to drain off. (The stored water is meant for flushing the pot) Also, the water pressure from the tap can be moderated to four different levels, giving you the satisfaction of conserving some resource.

0 Designer: Dang Jingwei

Smart Dispenser

Smart Dispenser

Very basic and minimum, that’s the Eco-pump Refill Dispenser for you. It’s just an outer shell, with a nozzle and pipe that can fit over refill pouches directly. So this means you don’t have to spill the refill pouch contents into a bottle…you know the drill. Result? Minimal wastage, once you’re through with the refill pouch, screw in another. Just for an added effect, the pump has tiny Braille engravings so that shampoo and soap bottles can be differentiated, even with shampoo suds in your eyes.

0 Designers: Bang Ki Ryoul & Junga Kim

Less Emissions than a Narwhal

Less Emissions than a Narwhal

It’s true! Even narwhals let some gas go once in a while. This boat we’re about to talk about has zero! When the beans don’t go in one end, the beans don’t come out the other! It’s called “ZEMBO” because it is a zero emissions boat. How does it get around then, you might ask? It’s got a wave generator! And a fuel cell, too. I’m totally pumped up about the wave generator though, most of all.

0 Designer: Simon Gorski

Monitor Your Power Diet

Monitor Your Power Diet

Diet charts are hard to monitor, but keeping a tab on what your power-hungry gizmos is not so cumbersome, easy in fact. You need stuff like the DIET WATT system to do the calculations for you. The DIET WATT_Sub keeps a tab on the plug of the gadget and displays consumption info in real time. It transmits the readings to the DIET WATT_Main, which is the hub of info and calculations for all your appliances. The idea is that the results will put you on this guilt trip and encourage your to conserve rather than squander our resources.

0 Designers: Hyun Joo Lee & Eu Tteum Lee

Love Pot is HOT!

Love Pot is HOT!

A brilliant design with good intentions is always a winner. For the design part, Love Pot is a non-electric humidifier plus aroma dispenser. It has this tissue ball made from laminated wool felt to maximize evaporation in limited volume. Another point in favor of the wool felt is that it absorbs water fast, and launders well. For the intentions part: this $30 pot is for the Nanum project, where 100% of the profits go as charity to provide educational scholarships to impoverished children. That’s what I call Design with a Conscious!

0 Designers: Sangmin Bae & ID+IM Design Lab. Members

Just A Matter Of Habit

Just A Matter Of Habit

Bad habits die hard, especially the ones where you have to go switch off your electronics from the mains. Doing their bit to resolve this issue, designers Daun Yun & Junil Choi have come up with the “Switcle”, the plug-point and the switch married into one! Dang, only one tiny flaw, you still need to remember to switch OFF.

0 Designers: Daun Yun & Junil Choi

Disposable Handles Are Cookie Friendly

Disposable Handles Are Cookie Friendly

We have disposable cups so why not disposable handles? The Clean Cup holder slides onto most disposable cups instantly turning them into a proper mug. You can even write on the neck so people know what you’re drinking and who it belongs to. But perhaps the most interesting tidbit is the offset design of the rings enabling one to securely hold their cup while manipulating a delicious cookie

0 Designer: Dmitry Boyko

This Time It’s A Sexy Watch

This Time It’s A Sexy Watch

Besides it’s sexy looks, what I like most about the OXY Watch is that it’s unisex. Routine specs like Time, Date, Calendar, and Alarm are included, but what makes it stand out is its gorgeous E-ink display. It’s been conceived in several versions with stainless steel and colored leather strap combos, encasing a monochrome display with mineral glass. XKALIA Typography has been used to display the numerics, which really goes well with the styling.

0 Designer: Adrián Castro

Light Up Some Memory

Light Up Some Memory

Dedicated to Phillumeny, the Phillu is a matchbox shaped portable memory storage device with matchsticks that have 5 GB storage capacity. Nine sticks in the box, essentially translating to 45 GB collective capacity. The trick is that you really need to light the sticks to transfer the data.

0 Designers: Emir Rifat ISIK & Burak Kaynak