Tamp & Lable

Tamp & Lable

I’ve seen many, many table and lamp combinations before but they’re generally machined and modern. If you’re more of a earthy earth type person, the Table & Lamp by Florian Kallus might be up your alley. It definitely possesses modern lines but the raw nature of its construction warms it up a tad. I particularly like the way the legs are angled, as if the tabletop exists on a precarious balance.

0 Designer: Florian Kallus

Illuminating Paper

Illuminating Paper

Kind of reminding me of the Pocket Light, this Paper Light takes the concept of ultra-thin illumination to a new level. Wind driven droplights harnesses kinetic energy during the day and transforms it into electro-magnetic energy as the blades cut the lines of magnetic force, and the energy stored in accumulator cells. At night, they transform to romantic LED mood lights that brighten every corner of the room via the reflectors on the ceiling. Dainty cards that are hung up by a string, look as captivating as the wind chimes!

0 Designer: Wen Jie Zheng

Triple Dose Basin

Triple Dose Basin

The Swing + is a wash basin and utility unit that encloses a drawer and what looks to be a secondary shallow basin. The idea is to make a modular unit that befits compact living spaces. The prototype scale model looks convincing, but I’m not a great fan of pivoting integrated toilets! Give me a luxurious Waterfall Sink any day!

0 Designer: Yeonghun Hyun

Flying The Umbrella Kite!

Flying The Umbrella Kite!

This one here, the Dreamfly is for the sheer joy of a carefree childhood. It’s not an earth-shattering idea, and its existence will not make any difference in your efficiency. But it will bring you a few moments of laughter, and maybe some bonding time with loved ones. The concept is of an umbrella that flies (like a kite)…Mary Poppins beware! It’s got jazzy LED lights that glimmer at night and basically implores you to drag yourself outdoors to catch some wind and fun!

0 Designers: YuKwang Kang & Jinsu Cho

Cute Crushing!

Cute Crushing!

PETer is this really cute bottles and aluminum cans crusher that hangs out on the walls. Its sweet disposition is to attract attention from children and encourage them to recycle bottles and cans the right way. The cartoon caricature for the compactor is quite apt to get em started young!

0 Designers: Guillermo Juárez & Samantha Arredondo

Toasted Wrap

Toasted Wrap

It’s the future, say around the year 2015, and in this new-age we no longer believe in standard forms. Like a toaster need not be a rectangular box, it may as well be a Halo! A Super-flexible Toaster which is a sheet of heating element; blanketing the bread and making crisp toasts! Not fussy about space, you can fold it into half or roll it into wrap and stow it till next breakfast. Easy baby!

0 Designers: Burcu Bag, Amalia Monica & Vinay Raj Somashekar

Convex Soap Into Concave Soap Makes Everlasting Soap!

Convex Soap Into Concave Soap Makes Everlasting Soap!

Too much use of the word soap, but that’s exactly how this concept works. The Frugal Soap has one aim, to use every bit of the soap at hand. So instead of coming up with solutions like the Re-Bubble Dispenser or the Soap Bank, where you need to device more objects to make one plan work, Ji Woong Kim has simply re-designed the soap-cake! A convex bottom and concave top is his solution. So when you’re down to your last bit of soap, just smudge it into the concave part of a new soap, and the two become one whole new soap!

0 Designer: Ji Woong Kim

Bottle So Beautiful And Full Of Light!

Bottle So Beautiful And Full Of Light!

Bottle Light: the concept is simple, instead of trashing an empty PET Bottle, squish it properly and screw it onto the modular aluminum LED enclosure! Normally we just end up discarding the bottle, but using it in this manner; we can get vivid shapes and refracted colors for lights. I know this idea will click in theme restaurants that are eco-centric. Not much costs involved since you need to invest only in a couple of those LED lights and holders.

0 Designers: Various

Double Dish

Double Dish

Serve snacks in a small dish and hide waste in the collection dish underneath. It’s perfect for olives, shelled nuts, and endamame beans. It can also be used as two separate dishes. Ooh – dishwasher safe and available in three color combinations: white and green, full green, full white.

0 Designer: Joseph Joseph

The Democratic Couch

The Democratic Couch

Fossa is a sofa, lounger, and corner sectional. It’s whatever you want it to be because almost all of the cushions can be rearranged, inserted, or removed. Freely create new forms for relaxing, reading, napping, or other nefarious activities. Are we now democratizing furniture?

0 Designer: Aurélien Barbry for COR

Recycled For Seating

Recycled For Seating

There are plenty of seating options out there, but currently the most unique one has to be this Rubber Stool. It’s crafted from recycled rubber and comes in flat knock-down state. To assemble, you simply need to twist and turn the sinewy legs, and lock them into place. Soon you have a comfy seat to park your tushy on!

0 Designer: Satoshi Itasaka

The Nail Within!

The Nail Within!

I see carpenters fumble for the nails in their span or gripping a mouthful quite hazardously. The Nail Hammer is an easy solution, where the handle holds a silicon case full of nails and is easily accessible. I guess this means one less nail swallowed, one finger less hurt and a nail hammered right on its head!

0 Designers: Jinsoo Cho & Ahjin Choi

Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

Sticker industry may get a setback because their “Push” and “Pull” stickers may soon get redundant. The In & Out Door solves the problem of indicating push or pull on doors by making the door handle intuitive. On the “push” side, there is a flat panel and on the “pull” side there is a handle. Instinctively you know which side of the door opens which ways, and you get crowned as a super genius!

0 Designer: Jeon Hwan Soo