Mine Sniffer

Mine Sniffer

M-SEEK aims to make demining safer and quicker. The lightweight device uses an electro-chemical sensor to sniff out the bad stuff. Miners no longer need to wander aimlessly since it’s designed to strategically specify zones of high danger. The designer spent many a day working with real deminers to figure out what needed to improve. The end result is a tool and system that not only saves lives but also money which could potentially mean more deminers hired to rapidly demine an area.

0 Designer: Arsen Stjepanovic

Non Sexual Squeeze

Non Sexual Squeeze

It surprises me to know that we got some prudes in the house, who took offense to the sexy banter on the Perfect Screw. So this time I figured I’d keep the obvious sexual innuendos out of the Perfect Squeeze. Orangin Citrus Squeezer! Straight and simple: this is a citrus squeezer that works more like a crank-me-up thang, similar to what you saw on a battery and a light before. Is this decent enough for you?

0 Designer: Jaren Goh

Give Your Fruits A Hug

Give Your Fruits A Hug

I like no-fuss minimal designs especially for my interiors. Nothing like some subtle white whirls with a hollow space to envelope a bunch of fruits. That’s simply the Hug Bowl for you. White Solid Surface with gradients akin to an arena. Let them give your oranges and melons a big hug!

0 Designer: Desu Designer [ Buy it Here ]

A Hot Bed

A Hot Bed

Are you really geared up for the winters? Really, really? I’m sure you must be having your woollies out, but there is always scope for improvement. How about Home Improvement? How about an enigmatic radiator that flips open to become this warm bed on the floor. Like the “Bediator”; I’ll endorse it only if it promises not to buckle under my weight.

0 Designer: Yi kunwoo

Flowers Growing from the Fridge

Flowers Growing from the Fridge

You live in the city. You cannot tell a flower from a hole in the wall. Or perhaps you’d love to see a flower there, in the brick, just peeking out at you in this concrete jungle? I love that image. A flower is just a flower, appreciate it all the more if it comes popping up against all odds through the cracks of a dirty sidewalk. This fanciful nature is alive and well in the 25togo designed “Flower in Flat.”

0 Designer: 25togo [ Buy It Here ]

Best of November 2009

Best of November 2009

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in November 2009.

0 Designers: Various

Save The Animals And Yourself

Save The Animals And Yourself

Zerokill are Solar Powered panels that are supposed to line the highway and help reduce animal road-kills during nighttime driving. It works in two ways: there are infrared sensors built into the body of Zerokill and when they detect an animal within the vicinity, they beam out subtle blinking LED lights, so as to warn the oncoming motorist. For the second part of the process, it reflects the oncoming car’s headlights, illuminating the sideways, as a warning to the animals. Like they say forewarned is forearmed!

0 Designers: Sungi Kim & Hozin Song

Make Art With Electrical Wire

Make Art With Electrical Wire

Instead of hiding messy wires, the Drawing Line concept encourages art with them. A mounted peg board (pegs included) over a wall socket provides a blank canvas to string and weave your own art. This could end up one of two ways. Some people may do some amazing things with it. They’re just better at pulling form and space out of unusual mediums. Other people will just end up mounting messy wires. Regardless, I think it’s an interesting idea taking what’s normally a hidden afterthought into a functional art piece.

0 Designers: Jung Ji-hye & Choi Hyong-Suk

Tent Life on the Singular

Tent Life on the Singular

This right here is one heck of a four seasons tent. It’s basically a one-person shell that protects the user against the elements she or he is camping in. U.V. radiation tries to check in, but it’s denied. Vapor absorption also is rendered into low air flow for effective total isolation. In the back of the shell is a storage area for 80 Its of gear. The tent itself is 3.8 kg. You CAN fit in there.

0 Designer: Alvaro Poblete Poulsen and Florencia Campos Correa

Light In A Pinch

Light In A Pinch

Hang up lights to suit your mood simply by clipping on electro-luminescent sheets of paper to a hard-wire clip called the Pinch. Simple idea that leaves the door wide open for all kinds of interchangeable lighting options. I can envisage guest designers and artists contributing to the system to build one-of-a-kind lighting kits. I wish this weren’t just a concept.

0 Designer: Shinyoung Ma

Glass Half Full…Always

Glass Half Full…Always

Did you ever contemplate whether your glass was half empty or half full? Thank heavens designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew did some thinking, and came up with these really classy InsideOut series. Martini Glasses and Champagne Flutes made out of hand-blown borosilicate glass. It has the advantage of double-walled glass, which provides insulation, thus keeping your drink colder for longer.

0 Designer: byAMT [ Martini Glasses | Champagne Flute]

Radio Ga Ga

Radio Ga Ga

Flexio is this really awesome radio that’s solar powered and portable. I’m willing to overlook the “only one fixed FM channel” stand for the cute little paper packaging it comes in. I’m sure the dynamics of manufacturing this are going to be reasonable, because one can even use it for promotions and gifts…like ask someone to advertise on its package. The innovative factor comes from the flexible speaker & flexible solar cell. It’s designed to be used within the station-waves range, but could be modified to receive internet radio via WiFi or WiMax.

0 Designers: EOL/ITRI & Scenario Lab

Make My Own Juice

Make My Own Juice

We all know that energy is neither created nor destroyed; it only changes its forms. When we do our daily chores or simply exist, we do expend some amount of it that could be trapped and used to power gadgets and devices. This is the very premise of the “Human Energy Recycle System.” Wearable contraptions (on hands, fingers and wrists) called “Solution Units” come fitted with a battery that stores the harnessed juice. These batteries can be then removed and used to charge basics like cellphones and MP3 players.

0 Designers: Choi Hyong-Suk & Yun Jung-Sik