Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

“Simply use the emotional expression to remind and educate users to turn off the light.”

This one line says it all….moreover the cute switches create the desired impact of reminding us to conserve. I guess this is another angle to Product Design: to be instinctive without being preachy!

0 Designers: Zhou Yide, Euphe Mo, Hang Zhou & Christine Liu

Sinking Tub! Really!

Sinking Tub! Really!

Expect your bath to sink or spill or whatever it is that comes to your mind! The idea behind the Shore Tub is to give you a complete spa experience, with massages and jets of water giving you the complete service. What makes the tub different from the herd is its unique elevation system. One end of it simply spills onto the floor so that people with restrictive movements need not “climb out”, but walk out of it. I’m sure it will help in avoiding nasty slips and falls! Plus the workings look do-able as well.

0 Designer: HeyTeam Collective with Teuco

Music By The Window

Music By The Window

Eclipse is a media player that uses the photovoltaic cells on its backside to draw in solar power and sticks onto the window via a suction cup. As expected of any “good media player”, this one too features Bluetooth connectivity to steam in music from your MP3 player or catch weather updates, podcasts & radio. The speakers are built-in but the cutest aspect to the design is the compartment to hold your music device. It resembles the compartment used in cassette tape players from yester-years; the evident “eject” button et all!

0 Designers: Hoang M Nguyen & Anh Nguyen

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

With a very creative name like Twenty5ive, you can expect nothing but some awesome madness by designer duo Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim. While Melvin sticks to insect-inspiration, Yuri explores durability and kitsch with lights. Have a look….

0 Designers: Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim for Twenty5ive

Mince No Lights

Mince No Lights

Mince words, mince meat, mince some attitude; but will you mince lights? A very artistic interpretation of some wasted wires n plugs, a mince machine and a bulb! Light Mincer Lamp! Made entirely of recycled and disposed materials, the lamp is ready to adorn your table, just send out a holler to Reima.

0 Designer: Reima Honkasalo

Timed Organizer In A Book

Timed Organizer In A Book

In the day and age where electronic gadgets double up as reminders of tasks and appointments, I applaud Wonjune Song’s bold move to go back to the basics of pen and paper and of course the trusty old watch. Watch Diary is basically a book with a clock set in the middle of the page. The “red hand” indicates the current task, the “before hand” indicates past chores and the “forward hand” indicates the upcoming ones. A simple glance at the page and you’ll know if you’ve kept up your schedule or are lagging.

0 Designer: Wonjune Song

Transparent & Sexy Shower Comes Minus The Girl!

Transparent & Sexy Shower Comes Minus The Girl!

There is something sexy about combining electrical appliances with a transparent body and using nano-electrical technology. The transparent B-IRON 725, the Lupe Hand Washing System, and now this: The Dew Drop Gel Shower System. Fashioned to resemble a long transparent leaf with contrasting red heating lines running all over, it oozes with luxe looks! The shower incorporates the water heater and all controls in a very sophisticated, digital way…making you wish this wasn’t a concept, but an inviting hot shower in your home!

0 Designer: Lu Hairong

Pin Sprouts

Pin Sprouts

Tack-pins or metal push-pins have come a long way from their humble round-head-design. For the sake of convenience, the flat-round head has been given a “sprout” look here. Convenient to hold, push and pull!

Plant them in, or pull them out!

0 Designers: Lim Ruiwen & Yong Lin

Ashes To Ashes; Odor To Perfume

Ashes To Ashes; Odor To Perfume

Light one and it can be the cause of your death, and I’ll light the other in your memory. Confused? Don’t be. What we have here is the Ashtray Incense Burner, a ceramic bowl that is an ashtray on the right-side, flip it and it becomes an incense stick holder. One spreads odor, the other fragrance. One is the smell of death, the other of life! Can’t do more poetic justice than this, dedicated to the smoker!

0 Designer: Mist-o

One Watch With Many Faces

One Watch With Many Faces

Here is a neat idea that allows you to play with the different faces for a watch. The Watch oNe basically features an E-Ink display which is LED back lit, but its face is not constant, meaning you can change it at whim or fancy. Hook the watch up to the internet and download your kinda face to it. Designers have a choice to upload their creativity to the on-line store, for others to purchase. So the possibilities with this one watch are endless… mechanical, digital, classic, futuristic, complex…any type of face can be downloaded (via micro USB port) for use.

0 Designer: Igor Chak

Line Up The Tangles

Line Up The Tangles

The problem addressed in the Line Block Cable is so true to home, it’s the one most of us face when we hook up too many gadgets in one area. Not that we can help it, it’s ideal to have the TV, CD player and the music housed together. As a result, their cables leading up to the socket can get messy and unsightly. Line Block cables are constructed in such a way that they can tag 2 or more wires in a piggy-back fashion. Essentially this means that if the gadgets have this unique structured cable, they line up one-atop-the-other and split out only near the socket, to give a neat finish.

0 Designers: Various

The Future Of Escaping

The Future Of Escaping

Keeping your wits during an emergency evacuation of a building is easier said than done. If it’s a hotel or an unfamiliar mall, following the leads can be difficult and even confusing at times. The LED Escape Light is a portable LED electric torch meant to tackle this issue of unfamiliarity. It comes with a built-in projector that projects a map to guide you out accurately. I like the handy stand that it is housed in, with an easy grab-and-run vibe.

0 Designers: Various

Ocean Face And Endless

Ocean Face And Endless

There are two key elements to the Nagisa Phone designed by Mac Funamizu, first is the “dented” keypad, akin to a wavy seabed and the second is the display that literally “turns around the bend”. This time Mac seems to have mellowed in his designing sensibilities and not gone outlandishly futuristic. What’s more, he simply concentrates on beautifying the form; note the rounded back and the slight elevation when laid flat on a table. Apparently Nagisa means beach in Japanese, and this iteration is at its tranquil best.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu