The Light Bulb Effect

The Light Bulb Effect

Let me put on my monocle and tell you a story. You see long ago before Swan or Edison invented the lightbulb, people used candles. When lightbulbs became the norm, the candle went the way of the wind. DUH right? Well I’m feeling a bit nostalgic so I’m keen on The Light Bulb Effect – a wax candle shaped like a bulb. The interior cavity melts straight down without deforming the outer wall and you can screw it into a standard socket. A soft light but one that’ll make everyone look gorgeous.

0 Designers: Helbert Ferreira, Remi Melander - SYSTEM DESIGN STUDIO

The Spicy Hug Of Yin And Yang

The Spicy Hug Of Yin And Yang

There is nothing more comforting than a warm hug from your mother. It’s the most natural form of reassurance, and metaphorically speaking, an embrace can help us conquer our fears and achieve aspirations. My point is that a hug says a lot about human emotions, be it a bear hug or side-shoulder embrace. Depicting this raw gesture is the Hug Salt & Pepper Shakers delightful with a zing. Because when viewed from above, they also resembles Yin & Yang!

0 Designer: Alberto Mantilla [ Buy it Here ]

9 Spots For Your Eye

9 Spots For Your Eye

The Motion Global Eye by China Telecom aims to create a humanistic platform for the vision impaired, one that will enable them to interact with today’s modern technologies in a much more natural and intuitive way. The devices has 9 points and a central guide. This setup mimics today’s most commonly used key input – the alphanumeric keypad. The unusual feature is the video recording capability. I’m curious as to what a blind person might record.

0 Designers: Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom Corporation Limited

The Headphones that Captured All

The Headphones that Captured All

Hey so I know you want to capture everything that you experience. Wait you don’t? Then don’t read this. You’ll get all mad probably. This is a concept design about a set of wireless headphones that also have a 10.1 megapixel digi-cam on one side and a digital image projector on the side. You can capture your world all the time and put that stuff on the internet right away. Instantly.

0 Designer: William Gerwin

Breakfast In Bed Or Anywhere

Breakfast In Bed Or Anywhere

Breakfast in bed or at Tiffany’s, it doesn’t matter anymore because the adorable Downtown Breakfast Set is what me wants! The modular tray (conceals the lithium-ion battery within) elegantly carries a pad-based coffeemaker, milk foamer, and toaster and is meant to be placed just about anywhere. Question is, what about the ingredients like bread slices, preserves etc. Need to figure out how to make this handier that it already is. But I love this idea!

0 Designer: studioMEM

Lighting The Oceans With Wave Power

Lighting The Oceans With Wave Power

The Wavelight concept coverts mechanical energy captured by ocean waves into electrical energy to illuminate a series of LED lamps. Each lamp is tethered to its neighbor with a weight anchored to the sea floor. The lights are designed to attract attention for rescue operations or to warn passing ships to steer clear. A very intriguing design but are LEDs powerful enough? What happens if the anchor isn’t long enough to reach the sea floor?

0 Designers: MicroDream

Sands Of Light

Sands Of Light

The notion of time slipping through our fingers is well represented by the sand timer, but how about light slipping through? This effect is captured by the Lime Light – Solar Fled Lamp and is well depicted by the tiny glass bulbs that refract light as they cascade down the hourglass and illuminate the room. The clock is ticking….glass balls fall through to the bottom half, and when they run out…the lamp switches off. Elegant and with a strong message to conserve. Time (light) is running out….

0 Designer: Seichi Tomari

Time Shant Stop Until We Reach...

Time Shant Stop Until We Reach…

Equilibrium! Yes, until all scales are equal, all minds at rest, every video program recorded to VHS cassette, time must go on! And if you want to know where it is, where it was, and where it’s going, you’re gonna need a watch! And what better watch to slap on your wrist at a time like this than the “Equilibrium Watch” from Projects Design. It’s got all the creative time display you need.

0 Designers: Projects Design [ Buy it Here ]

Smart Street Lights Know How To Bloom

Smart Street Lights Know How To Bloom

The street lights in my area have a mind of their own and flicker into life on whim. So when I hear of concepts like the Sustainable City Lights, it makes me go green with envy. It’s not asking too much for an intelligent lighting system that harnesses the solar and wind energy for itself. Lampposts intuitive enough to beam up the LEDs only when people are around, else emit a soft glow! Ah, Wishful Thinking

0 Designer: Philips Design

Touch The Whale Tail

Touch The Whale Tail

I have this awesome yet odd fascination with whales. There’s a majesty about them you can’t quite touch so I live vicariously thru cetacean inspired design. The Whale Humidifier doesn’t do anything extraordinary but it’s in the shape of a whale for godsakes! That’s an automatic win in my book. The touch sensitive tail activates the device and as expected, steam comes out of the blowhole. A hoi hoi!

0 Designer: Arthur Xin

Pencil Printer Part Two

Pencil Printer Part Two

The refined Pencil Printer part II comes with detailed explanations and a better understand of saving the environment from paper trash and permanency of Ink! In here we see how the lead shavings feed the cartridge toner and prints effortlessly on paper. Mistakes are easily erased, and once the crappy memo is done with…you can erase all the gibberish and re-use the paper. A true test of erasing skills!

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Seunghwa Jeong & Jin-young Yoon

Do Origami For Play

Do Origami For Play

The unique part of the PLAY MP3 Player is the way it works. It functions by either folding or sliding. To play the music, fold the player into half to form the icon ” ▶”. To rewind the music, slide one of pieces to make icon ” ▶▶”. To stop the music, unfold the play triangle to a square or ” ■ “. PLAY MP3 Player most definitely adds a new dimension in MP3 designs! What do you think?

0 Designers: Jun Pyo Kim, Keun Sol Kim, Sung Mi Kang & Joo Hee Park

Eiffel Broom & Vroom!

Eiffel Broom & Vroom!

Ah! Only if Harry Potter could use this for Quidditch, but a rounded broom won’t help him fly higher or faster. It will merely help him catch all the cobwebs and dust from his quarters in the Gryffindor dorm. Now that the House Elves like Dobby have Hermione’s support… it’s the Eiffel Broom, as the next gift for Harry and Ron!

0 Designers: Min Seok Song & Jung Gi Seo