Primal Earbones

Primal Earbones

From the innately elegant design sensations of fuseproject comes this technologically and aesthetically candy-coated little device. It is a hands-free bluetooth device for your ear. Telephone and etcetera. With colorway names like this, how can one resist? Yello, Drop me a Lime, Lilac You Mean it, and Frankly Scarlett. These are the next level earbone pieces after the one we reviewed last year.

0 Designer: fuseproject

Recycled Lights

Recycled Lights

Here are two creative individuals who have decided to DO something instead of offering lip-service to the term RECYCLE. They use their imagination to craft out the most amazing Recycled Plastic PET Bottle Lights. In case you picture sea-creatures in some of their art, then that’s coz Lisa, an architect, fancies them. Landscape designer, Su Sim takes inspiration from natural landforms instead. Hop around Malaysia to catch the duo showcase their eco-artworks. Take a bow designers!

0 Designers: Lisa Foo & Su Sim

Never Get The Size Wrong

Never Get The Size Wrong

What size are they….AA, C, D? Wicked minds! Me is innocently asking you the size of your Batteries. The ones that you use in your gadgets. So you don’t remember exactly, and what if you buy the wrong size? With the AtoD Rechargeable Battery, you’ll never get the size wrong. Why? Coz the one size fits all slots. How? It’s made from memory form, so it squishes to the required size in a squeeze. 1.5 Volts of Nickel Hydroxide power is what you get; recharge it and use it.

0 Designers: Pyeong Joo Goh, Jong Seung Choi & Ji Soo Hong

Finger Orchestra For The DJ

Finger Orchestra For The DJ

If spinning music is your hobby (or job), then the DJ Machine is quite an intriguing prospect for you. The system features seven, 360° rotatable joysticks similar to a synthesizer that modify music in a “haptic and playful way.” Each of the joysticks can be personalized with individual sound effects and can transmit the sound to a receiver via Bluetooth. Sporting bright LED displays, the entire unit looks pretty jazzed up, but the honest confession of Sony-PS-controllers-inspired-tech-for-joysticks is quite heartening!

0 Designer: Christian Peetz

Colonel Kebabs Anyone?

Colonel Kebabs Anyone?

One of my fav hangouts cooks the kebabs straight on the table. It’s got a live charcoal grill embedded into the center of the table and skewers of semi-cooked veggies and meats slowly grill over the embers. An enjoyable experience, it can be replicated at home with the Danté Table Top Cooking Platter. Altho Idan doesn’t specifically mention it, I assume he intends to heat/cook the bite-sized portions over a charcoal grill (or similar), enclosed within the ceramic base.

0 Designer: Idan Arbel

Induction Iron

Induction Iron

The brief was to optimize the application of BASF’s plastic material ULTRADUR and the result was an Induction Iron. Utilizing ULTRADUR’s heat resistant properties to his advantage, Therese came up with a bare minimal design that has been “stripped down to the essentials.” This cordless induction heating iron works through an electromagnetic field that transforms the energy directly and heats only the ironing plate.You may recollect the ironing board that is being used here, it’s that same flip-mirror one we showcased earlier.

0 Designer: Therese Glimskär in collaboration with BASF

Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF)

Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF)

You read that right. The first technical term written in the “about” of this project sent to me is the WAF factor of this amp. It’s got a good WAF – it’s made for indoor use, not supposed for the garage. Aki Hirota’s made this amp to be for those who aren’t aiming to be in a band. The users of this particular bit of equipment are aiming to just jam on the singular personal tip.

0 Designer: Aki Hirota

Book Case Genetics

Book Case Genetics

Returning lumberjack slash designer Joel Escalona has a bookcase for us all that gets back to basics in a real metaphorical way. Or is it physical? What I DO have the real 411 on is the fact that this is definitely not for putting in the corner. Definitely this DNA is made for the center of the room. All seeing!

0 Designer: Joel Escalona

Pure Safe Water In The Tropics

Pure Safe Water In The Tropics

AquaIris Portable Water Purifier is meant for folks in the tropical regions and is packaged as a really sexy looking bottle. The reusable removable filter is attached to a lanyard that sports all the usage instructions. You need to fill the water into the bottle and insert the filter into the special slot. The water travels under a layer of converter crystals where germicidal UVC rays directly hit every water molecule passing by, thus making it pure and safe to drink.

0 Designer: Talia Radford

Motion Sensitive Remote Control

Motion Sensitive Remote Control

When the Nintendo Wii came along, the world changed. The world of video games, the world of remote controls, that particular world. We got up, we went outside, and we started to play sports and do exercise for entertainment again! Oh wait that didn’t happen at all! We might go there again someday but for now, our world’s got things like Ryan Sorrell’s “Remotion” – Nintendo not affiliated.

0 Designer: Ryan Sorrell

A Very Relaxed Radio

A Very Relaxed Radio

You will never find a more chilled out radio than this. “Radio Valerie.” No buttons, no switches. At least none that are immediately apparent. Reveal to yourself the simplicity. To tune the radio, pull the antenna back and forth along the station markers. The speaker face turns the radio on, the speaker face turns it off, and the speaker face controls the volume. And of course the antenna increases the signal reception. Super chill.

0 Designer: Radio Valerie

More Than Words

More Than Words

Is your phone a camera or the camera your digital player as well? Confused? You ought to be! As newer generations in gadgets and devices come out, the clear demarcation of their lineage gets blurry for the sake of multi-functionality. In the name of salvaging individual identity, mintselect @ mintpass has designed a range of devices in the typographical form of their function. Called the “Used as Read” series, the stackable lineup includes a speaker, a remote control, a woofer, a music player and amp, a radio and a lamp.

0 Designer: mintselect @ mintpass

Ten Creative Camera Concepts

Ten Creative Camera Concepts

The camera is one gadget that gets me jittery. We have come a long way from the pin hole to the digitalized era; but the abundant options and navigations in the current ones leave me all confused. One time, I almost managed to ruin my African Safari photographs coz I forgot to switch the focus from manual to automatic! However, here is a look at ten concept cameras for the future that are conspiring to leave me as the amateur photographer, while you folks become the pro.

0 Designers: Various