By The Power Of Rings

By The Power Of Rings

The RIMA lamp is an awesome beauty that has what it takes to be artistic and fun. Four controller rings manage the whole show…sliding them left to right or vice versa illuminates the LEDs or switches them off. The heat, intensity, angle of the beam and color are controlled via these rings, however a processor, which detects the position of each single ring, regulates the actions.

0 Designer: Matthias Pinkert

Fire Safety With Home Sprinkler System

Fire Safety With Home Sprinkler System

This Sprinkler concept was designed for residential homes doing triple duty as a smoke detector, emergency light source, and sprinkler. Sometimes the nearest fire extinguisher just isn’t near enough so this bad boy is extra insurance. I’m not sure what it sprays to put out fires. Water would suggest the need for plumbing yet the diagram describes it as “powder.”

0 Designers: Taewoong Kim & Chul Kim

Exercise Sticks?

Exercise Sticks?

The el:Dudy is an all around hand-held exercise system for “older” people. Each has a bevy of motion sensors and accelerometers to accurately track progress. All the information is sync’d and stored on your computer or phone via bluetooth Real Snazzy eh? This looks so cool. I can handle wrist twists and I love anything that helps stretches me out. And since when did massage become exercise? I’m not “old” but sign me up. Preventative measures people!

0 Designer: Chan Po Yee

Earphones Tangled No More

Earphones Tangled No More

“Get Job’s art out of your pocket and onto the wall”

Enough Apple Hype to grab your attention? The focus today is on these tiny colorful rings that help you manage your earphone cords. The Budtrap urges you to turn your iPhone into art by confining your earbud wires to the One Less Tangle. I guess a more acceptable solution than zipping them up!

0 Designer: BudTrap

Umbrella Is High On Grass!

Umbrella Is High On Grass!

How I love the double-meaning to this title, but sadly (err, debatable!) the grass referred to here is the sober green variety that grows in your backyard. Awesome idea displayed with the Green Trace project! A flat umbrella stand comes fitted with mesh and some pre-sowed seeds; lean wet umbrellas as suggested and let the water drip down to water em greens. Easy in a jiffy get indoors grass; a green patch out of nowhere! How very organically-kitsch!

0 Designer: Junjie Zhang

Let Me Count Your Money, Honey!

Let Me Count Your Money, Honey!

So much cash stashed at home that fingers get tired while counting! Who wouldn’t want to live that life! The truth is that small business and maybe some households do have that kind of money, and the big counting machines currently available are inconvenient. So the solution lies in a compact Counting Ring, a simplified money counting machine. It packs in features like LED Display & Power Switch, Sheet-Separating Veins, Battery Slot and Infrared Ray Scanning. Slip it on the thumb and you’re set.

0 Designers: Various

Give The Chair A Bum!

Give The Chair A Bum!

It’s a convenient backpack one minute, and the next it becomes this awesome tushy-friendly chair. Think picnics, fishing trips and camps…the Bag Hug Chair is for those happy occasions. A little creative imagination may edge you to using it in your tent-styled home! Super clever and super neat!

0 Designer: Moonjo Jo

Home and Personal Radiator

Home and Personal Radiator

I would appreciate this more if I lived in a colder climate but I still want it!. The Akopo is a new kind of radiator system made from PVC, refractory stone and ceramic. I say “new kind” because the main body not only radiates heat like a traditional unit, but also warms up detachable modules made of PVC elastomer and ceramic. They’re safe to use and incredibly flexible. Sometimes you don’t need to heat up the whole house. You just want to warm yourself up.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat

No-Guessing, Only Clear Punching

No-Guessing, Only Clear Punching

The Transparent Punch allows you to see where exactly you will be punching the hole in a paper. The red ring guides your placement and saves you from doing a shoddy job. I’m used to the double punch machine, but if a fancy-looking, practical one like this appears, I’m all for it!

0 Designers: Kisang Yoon and Kyubok Lee

Visualizing Light Controller

Visualizing Light Controller

The To Be Touched Range is a series of intuitive light controllers for the LivingColors series by Philips Design. The models in this range from a simple on/off switch to one that includes a dimmer. The beauty in these switches is the visual color effect that they imbibe. The color saturation and intensity are directly proportionate to the lighting settings chosen. So a deep color ring suggests that the lights are at their brightest.

0 Designers: Philips Lighting & Philips Design

A Sharp Needle Eye!

A Sharp Needle Eye!

The routine while sewing is to cut the thread with a pair of scissors (or teeth!), but since scissors are known to play truant when you need them the most, here is an alternate solution. The Cut Needle. The eye of this special needle has a sharp blade towards the lower-inner eye. The thread tends to stay around the upper eye area whilst sewing, so when you need to cut off the thread, simply snap it over the sharp blade. Teeth and scissors both are not needed! Awesome!

0 Designers: Various

Panning The Bin

Panning The Bin

There is one job that I don’t really have to do: sweeping. Why? Because I’m blessed with maid-service and my house-help really does a darn good job of it. So when I showed my help this Bin Pan, she was eager with excitement, pestering me to bring in one for the home. It is a clever design, to integrate the pan with the dustbin. It looks nice and works well, both at home and at office! Guess I owe her this one! One Bin Pan coming up!

0 Designer: Kawamura Ganjavian

Err, Yes It’s A Water Droplet!

Err, Yes It’s A Water Droplet!

Igor Palichev of the DarkDesignGroup wrote to me saying their new design is inspired by the water droplet. But the naughty side of me refuses to look at the Bool Bool Faucet with innocent eyes! This concept bath mixer combines the two mechanisms: the mixing of hot and cold water, and regulating water pressure; in one protruding rubbery adjustment. A vertical shift controls the water pressure and a horizontal flick, the temperature. Honestly, am I the only one who thinks this a wicked design in a very cute way?

0 Designer: DarkDesignGroup