Krank it on Up

Krank it on Up

So you’re working up high. I mean real high. I mean higher than the sky. OR just high enough so that a ladder can reach, but you’re nervous carrying up giant loads of tools with you walking up those safe yet perilous steps of death. You know what you need? a bucket tied to some string. But what if you’ve got a bigger load than a few pencils and a hammer? What you be needin’ is nothin less than a Krank.

0 Designer: Alex Matthews

Always Take The Stairs

Always Take The Stairs

Nothing works better than passive aggressiveness, for instance if you are weight-watching, in-your-face rude nagging always backfires, and you end up letting loose. On the other hand, a subtle, sub-conscious reminder may just do the trick. If I tell you to take the stairs, you may decline, but if you were to see an image of a slim person climbing floors, it would probably encourage you to do the same. This is the concept of the Health NUDGE “Elevator vs. Stairs”.

0 Designer: Sunghee Park

Twinky Lights, Oh So Cute And Moody!

Twinky Lights, Oh So Cute And Moody!

I don’t know why they are called the Light Recycler, but the job of this cute little stub is to enhance the small dots of power indicators that surround us. Tiny dots of lights are all around us…the power on our CPU, gadgets charger, cordless phone hub, etc. So you stick on the Light Recycler, which sorta enhances the mild dim to a catchy glow. Why? Just for the fun of it, Mood Lights, no apparent reason and please don’t look for one either!

0 Designers: Eunsung Park, Hansoon Jeong & Yoonsang Kim

Put A Brake In Your Shower

Put A Brake In Your Shower

There has been no dearth in designs that harp about water conservation, and adding to the list is the Shower Brake. This one suggests that we kinda allot ourselves a quota, and use that bit only. The water controller sucks in a designated amount of water (when pushed up) that is ideally sufficient for a shower. As the quota depletes, the visual stats of the controller descends at a constant rate, letting you know how much water you used over number of minutes. The time of the shower is directly proportional to the amount of water used.

0 Designers: Sang-in Lee & Dae hyun Kim

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

No idioms or preachy ideas here, just plain and simple Straw re-designing. Flatten the tube; roll it around a wheel like how you get those tape-gums. Use alternate cheaper materials and voilà you have the “Pluck Out The Straw”. The only thing useful I see form this design, is the smaller packaging of the product. How far will this go in cutting cost, or making a lifestyle difference is left to be seen.

0 Designer: Deok-geun Han

Different Ways To Juice

Different Ways To Juice

Juice is quite the apt name for this multifaceted charger. It sports a USB outlet at one end, and two slots for charging batteries at the side. These side slots are called Air Holder and can hold two different sizes in battery for recharging. The main unit works as an AC adapter and stores “juice” for your devices. LED lights on the body indicate charge-levels and the whole thing is offered as a sleek ingenious mobile charger.

0 Designer: Hiroaki Tanaka for Nobil

Chopoon or Spooncho?

Chopoon or Spooncho?

What would you like to call this really neat cutlery? Nothing fancy about it, but simply a soup spoon with no handle, just two pig-nose-like holes (grunt!oink!) where you fit in wooden chopstick. The Chopsticks Plus One Project is more for the Asian market, where meals require different sets of cutlery to be used. It is a hybrid of chopsticks and spoon; however there is an ace up the sleeve with the Chopsticks Plus Two. It’s a chopsticks & toothpicks combo! But Pick your teeth in private.

0 Designer: Aïssa Logerot

Water In Thin Air

Water In Thin Air

We all know about water vapor, and its laws for condensation. Applying this law to the “Dew Drop”, we have a device that is capable of extracting water from the air, condensing it and utilizing it for watering plants. All you need to do is insert the artificial leaf into the soil, plug it on and wait for stuff to happen!

0 Designer: Jacky Wu

Single Sheet of Folded Metal

Single Sheet of Folded Metal

Who loves single sheets of folded metal!? Everyone here should be raising their hand, because metal is awesome, and folding metal is amazing, and using one piece of metal where usually there’d be at least 3 or 4, well that’s just super. Designer Tobias Labarque folded the heck out of this metal right here and he made the TLF03ALU, a cantilever-type chair made of a single perforated aluminum plate.

0 Designer: Tobias Labarque

Printing A Road

Printing A Road

The Road Printer is a device that can be used to print road-signs directly onto the road surface. As opposed to the tedious job of hand-painting the signs, this device looks at making the task easier and precise. A set of templates like Stop, U Turn, Bus, Arrow Signs etc. are pre-programmed into the device and are jet-sprayed to the surface. The menu buttons are large enough to endure a boot or a push from your fingers. A solar panel on the top-end helps in charging the thang.

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Doyoung Kim & Hongju Kim for Designsory

Last Minute Shopping Guide

Last Minute Shopping Guide

The countdown has begun and before you get accused of gifting something tactless and trivial to your loved ones, let us help you out. Here is a Last Minute Shopping Guide, which features some really creative gift ideas. Although this cuts it real close, the Christmas Gifts will arrive in time for the celebrations, if you place your orders BEFORE the stated time-limit (X-mas delivery for the US only). What’s more the range goes from super affordable to super elite, suiting every budget! So, Happy Gifting!

Measuring Babies

Measuring Babies

Babies being babies will not stay still just because you want to measure their progress in height. They are going to squirm, scream and do everything possible, when you take that tape measure from head-to-foot! This is why I simply adore the Baby Measuring Crib Fitted Sheet. It looks to be this fun, non fussy way of marking your baby’s growth progress. The graphics on this sheet reflect an accurate measuring scale. What’s more, it’s printed on 100% cotton with environmentally friendly ink. Totally Baby-friendly!

0 Designer: Clare Chen

Hardcore Pans

Hardcore Pans

These pans (and pots) are so hardcore. But. The thing this project is about is the handles. Designer Valera Barnayev whipped these fantastic handles up in collaboration with industrial designers from Calphalon Cookware. Designed from handle-up, these bits of wood/metal/plastic were made for those homes that display more than use.

0 Designer: Valera Barnayev