Toothy Matters

Toothy Matters

Innovations in oral hygiene usually come in the form of the toothbrush or the toothpaste; rarely is the issue of contamination addressed. Yeah, our bathrooms are filled with goop that can affect our health and sometimes they do take a ride to our system via the toothbrush. Most of us don’t fear this, but for those who care, Tocsy is your answer. What works in favor of this toothbrush sterilizer is that it hooks up to your computer via USB, for power. So no batteries and finding place for it in cramped bathrooms required.

0 Designer: Jang Mi Sook

Timed Morning Bowel Movements

Timed Morning Bowel Movements

You may be wondering what this glass-alarm has to do with your morning bowel routine. First off, a warm glass of water as soon as you wake up is the perfect way to start your day. It helps in detoxing your body and gets your bowels moving. So there! now to establish relation with the “Revive Glass”…it’s an alarm clock that holds a glass of water. Half hour before your alarm is to go off, the base starts warming up the water, so that you drink it warm enough. The alarm shuts off only when you pick up the glass of water. I totally dig the time being read thru water! Looks awesome!

0 Designers: Kai-ning Huang & Yu-Yang Chen

No Mo Bear Foam

No Mo Bear Foam

Wha? But doesn’t that mean it’s good? The foam? Well, I’d hope your beer’d have at least a little foam, but nay! You want smooth, tasty, liquid beer, not beer in bubble form. So what do you do? You tip your glass at an angle while you pour the beer inside. Now… what if the beer glass was already tipped, erasing that step in between you, your drink, and that perfect moment when it hits your lips?

0 Designer: Sinapsis Team

Now That's A Spicy Egg

Now That’s A Spicy Egg

Designer Mike Flache has a wonderful aesthetic and a pleasing sense of humor. The Spice Egg is a magnetic salt cellar and pepper pot made of stainless chromium steel. Inspired by hundreds of mouth watering breakfasts around the world, he transformed the natural shape of a simple egg into a stylish accessory. Magnets in each section of the egg stick together and makes handling comfortable.

0 Designer: Mike Flache

A Simplified Sink

A Simplified Sink

As some designers seem intent on inundating sinks with complicate gadgetry, others are taking a simpler approach. The Flow is a sink with the tap, basin and u-bend integrated into just two pieces. In the quest to create something harmonious yet functional, the Flow is an example of when “less is more” might be better.

0 Designer: Emil Rosen

Redefining The Home Office

Redefining The Home Office

I work from home and as many may have seen I have an open desk in a secluded room. Not all working-from-home people are blessed like me to have a private office within the house. Many have to use their bedrooms or living rooms as their work area. In such homes, the office desk tends to be a complete misfit amongst the backdrop. The Buro can help redefine the office-home boundaries. It’s a desk that is perfect for your work, but once you shut the cover down, it transforms into an elegant side table. Clever!

0 Designer: Keith Xianrong Zheng for Habitat

Magical Keyboard For Kingdom Come!

Magical Keyboard For Kingdom Come!

The MagicBoard is the perfect toy for the computer savvy and holds features that make me wanna drool! Picture this: a wireless Bluetooth, Wi-Fi enabled keyboard that features gesture control and touchscreen surface. Totally customizable with personalized configuration options, the board transforms smoothly from computer keys to piano keys to a drum skin! Set your own shortcuts, record tracks, playback or use it for polishing your photoshop skills! Basically all you need is a screen, CPU and a lots of imagination to create magic with this board!

0 Designer: Eliel Cabrera

Firefighter's Bread Crumbs

Firefighter’s Bread Crumbs

The job of a firefighter is diverse. They’ve got lots of tasks to take hold of, lots more than just blasting fire with water and the classic apprehending of tree’d cats. Sometimes they’ve gotta go on missions in the dark. Very often their job takes them through areas that’ve got little or no natural or artificial light, compounded by the fact that they work inside buildings, blocked sometimes from light completely. In these buildings, they’ve got to be able to find their way around, forward to the goal, and back home. It’s “Fire Line” to the rescue.

0 Designer: Thomas Buisson

Make The Halo, Bike!

Make The Halo, Bike!

How safe is your bicycle out there in the wilderness? The city is full of bike thieves. Has been since the beginning of bikes. Completely full. So what are you going to do about it? Slap a chain on there? No way! It’ll be chopped off in a moment’s notice! Tie it up with a rope and a dog? No way! They love treats! So what? Call on the power of heaven to help you? Maybe… It’s the “Halo” bicycle lock, for holy protection!

0 Designer: Steve Hunt

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

We’ve all done it – count the minutes, miles and blocks before reaching home. Temporary respite from a long, hard day is one of the first things I look forward to as the sun goes down. Far From Home is a GPS enabled bracelet that gleefully (been dying to use that word) displays iconoglyphs denoting the distance to home. Oh and yea, it’s a watch too. Hey it glows! Mmm, pretty.

0 Designers: Paolo Buatti & Alessandro Palombarini

Wallet Delight

Wallet Delight

Men are more obsessed than women about their hair! I don’t have handy stats to prove it right now, but when I look at my son, husband, father and male friends’ behavior in relation to their mane…I totally get the drift. Pavel Sidorenko puts men out of their misery of finding a reflective window at every step, by designing this really neat flexible mirror for the wallet. The size of a visiting card, it slips into the wallet with ease, and is made from plastic. Handy and cute!

0 Designer: Pavel Sidorenko

Window Seats, Wow What A View

Window Seats, Wow What A View

Without looking out, can you describe the view outside your window? I bet you don’t have the time to glance out there and take in the sights! What a shame, cause imagine if you did take out the time to savor a cup of joe, I would have installed the “Happy Window” for you. A super cool side table that opens up to reveal two chairs and a table to hang from the windowsill. It gives you instant service for the moment, and then wraps again to become furniture against the wall.

0 Designers: Yonghee Cho & Sae Hee Lee

Casting Shadows Of Love

Casting Shadows Of Love

One of YD’s team members is soon to tie the knot, and I’m sure he must have picked the ring already. But just in case he hasn’t I’d like to suggest the “Heart Of Love”, a symbolic expression of love. The ring and pendent design try and replicate the ever-popular image of a wedding ring on the bible with casted “love” shadow, and do a pretty good job of it. Call it trick photography or simply the play of lights; undoubtedly it can’t get mushier or romantic than this!

0 Designer: D.K. & Wei