This Is An Invitation To Break Glass

This Is An Invitation To Break Glass

Don’t you hate when your bus gets into an accident and rollovers and you’re like, DAMN I can’t get out because this window ejection system just doesn’t work? The Safety Hammer aims to ease your woes. It’s pasted directly on the glass and with just 20kg of pressure, shatters so even kiddies and oldies will have no problems.

0 Designer: Gao Meng

Cornification

Cornification

Who wouldn’t love a pillow made up of velcro corn kernels, show of hands please. The Sweetcorn Pillow makes all your corny fantasies come true. Pluck them, chuck them, play with them, but please don’t butter and eat them. Is this novel? Mmm hmm. A bit ridiculous? You betcha! Do I want this? Damn skippy!

0 Designer: Weng Jie

Air Cones For Road Safety

Air Cones For Road Safety

Road Cones can be a pain sometimes, for the driver a safety hazard and for the guy who has to place them on the road, a back breaking job. Not many must have thought of redesigning this thang, but innovation is really called for. Interim let’s look at the Air Cone Concept; it’s this flattened balloon strip that you lay on the road. Inflating it causes Air Cones to pop up, but care has been taken to ensure a sturdy design. Only hope that crazy kids with pins in hand don’t go popping it just for fun.

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park & Junkyo Lee

Cook In With The CookIn Table

Cook In With The CookIn Table

This is induction cooking at its finest. Designed to be functional and as a wonderful table top to serve from, the CookIn Table encourages family time by engaging everyone to join in ala hot pot style. The cooktop only heats up when a metallic surface touches it. Beneath the glass top are retractable shelves for additional service stations and beneath that is storage for utensils. Beautiful and accompanied by an extremely detailed exploded view. We like that.

0 Designer: Young-Chan Choo

Sit On An Ostrich Or Something Like It

Sit On An Ostrich Or Something Like It

A finalist for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa, the Ostrich Barstool defies conventional seating design for something whimsical and surprisingly comfortable. Inspired by a recent ride on an Ostrich, sounds fun! – the result is an upholstered seat with elegantly shaped steel legs based on an ostriches’ proportions. I want 3 of these NOW. I think they’re gorgeous and fun to look at.

0 Designer: Y. Tsai

 All I Ever Want Is The Smartbook To Be Real

All I Ever Want Is The Smartbook To Be Real

And then I’m ready to go to Geek Heaven! One of the reasons why devices like iPad and other tablets exist is to satisfy this urge in us to stay connected to the web world. Latest touchscreen phone also carry the same incentive, but somehow both the devices have one flaw: tablets lack an external keyboard and phones lack the screen real estate. To bridge the gap we have the really innovative Smartbook; a Smartphone that flips open to become a QWRTY keyboard and syncs with its personalized PC Tablet.

0 Designers: In-oh Yoo & Sun-woong Oh for Metatrend Institute

Sexy Steel Case For iPhone

Sexy Steel Case For iPhone

When compared to my leather Plain-Jane Capdase iPhone Case, the Sheet Metal iPhone Case looks smoking HOT!. Thankfully this is not one of the YD staples of being a concept, yes it’s available for purchase! Sleek Steel on the outside is combined with silicon padding for the innards and clever cutouts tackle wireless signals and heat emissions. Only dilemma is that with the iPhone I opted for a candybar style, this cover makes it an awkward flip, if I walk the middle-path…apparently you needn’t flip open to talk.

0 Designer: Ryan Glasgow for LtdTools

Move! Your Butt And Stuff

Move! Your Butt And Stuff

Dual functionality is the name of the game and if you add in words like “green”, ecofirendly” or “recycle”, the game gets better. What we have here is a simple enough solution to a problem that might not exists;but let’s just go with the flow for a moment. Scenario is that you move often and/or don’t have the resources to furnish your sparse accommodation, so you probably need boxes that can double up as furniture. So when you’re not packing stuff into “Move!”, just rearrange its body to become this seat to park your butt.

0 Designer: Janine Perkuhn

For The Love Of Coffee

For The Love Of Coffee

I think I’ve confessed one too many times that tho I’m a coffee addict, I just can’t spend too much time nurturing it. There are actually freaks like me who LOVE instant coffee and don’t want to do the grinding-percolating routine. Which is why I simply adore this ceramic-glass fusion called Coffee Set. It’s a cup with a slotted bottom that holds in just right amount of coffee powder and water, for you to stir the mixture with the handle. Yup no spoons required! The design gets even more interesting with the saucer, which has a missing bottom!

0 Designer: Yali Dai

 Becoz I Like To Move My Sofa Around

Becoz I Like To Move My Sofa Around

Long before it became a fad to hire interior designers to do up your rooms, humble folks just rearranged their furniture to give their home a new look. Times and trends now dictate that either we use innovative stuff that never gets obsolete or keep hiring the cash-drain! Fitting into the former category is the EQUALIZE Multifunctional Furniture Modules; a set of three pieces that can be configured in your free-fancy way. Create sofa, couch, folding table, flower or fruit vase!

Washing Machine Divides and Conquers

Washing Machine Divides and Conquers

I want this in my home NOW. We all know step 1 in caring for your clothes is to properly wash them but who can be bothered with the whole separate and sort bit? Technically you should sort by color first, then fabric. That all adds up to multiple loads, some of which may not be full which makes you an evil water waster. The Individual Washer concept is an upright washing machine with 3 compartments to sort and launder your clothes together without worry about color bleeding or bleaching. Now I’m looking at my washing machine with contempt.

0 Designer: Yali Dai

Deep Sea Exploring

Deep Sea Exploring

Fluke is a diving robot designed for the deep abyss. The data collected serves to deepen our understanding of the ocean as an ecosystem. The research probes are equipped with flexible, pressure-resistant carriers suitable for holding various sensors in order to prepare for the respective missions. Extremely effective and featuring reduced energy consumption, the low-complexity drive system concept is based on the movements of a fish and can be manufactured affordably.

0 Designers: Ralf Kittmann & Annalisa Koch

Projecting With OO

Projecting With OO

Built from semi monocoque carbon fiber, the durable OO wireless projector is a part of the GEO series from designer David Riesenberg. As he explains, the projector displays high definition (1080p) data via WiFi or internal SSD storage and works independently from any wire for up to 3 hours. It does rely on its internal Li-Ion battery for some support but hooks up to any power source (via a single wire), should the need arise.

0 Designer: David Riesenberg