Two Hoods for Good

Two Hoods for Good

In this modern age of dual-uses for blankets, you might wonder why all the innovation has been taking place on early-morning television and 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon’s television channel choices. Well it’s not! There isn’t just a Slanket, there is THIS! This right here, the project we’re looking at in a moment right here, it’s called the “Minus 18″, and it’s made for a little bit of the ol’ wintertime picnic dinner. I bet you didn’t know people had picnics out in the cold snow, did you? Obviously you are not from Minnesota.

0 Designers: Marlen Hähle, Corinna Wolf & Anna Schermann

Bookmark Does The Work For You

Bookmark Does The Work For You

The Page Chaser is a flexible bookmark that automatically marks the page as you turn them. Ordinary bookmarks can fall out and require you to correctly mark where you left off. Why waste all that precious brain power on something so mundane? The Page Chaser catches every page as you turn. It’s an incredibly simply design that never falls out. Cheap, easy to manufacture, and handy. Win in my book.

0 Designer: Hyeon Joo Lee

Alley Traffic Lights

Alley Traffic Lights

We don’t often think of congested alleys but in Korea they’re some of the busiest intersections where over 40% of accidents occur. Like a traffic light, the AISA is a 3 or 4 way signal. It’s made of titanium alloy with a round shape  to disperse direct forces. Small camera based sensors detect whenever foot, bike, or motor traffic approach and warns cross traffic with flashing LEDS. The color indicates the degree of danger and the flashing rhythm denotes speed.

0 Designer: Jeongseon Park

Another Power Saver Plug, Maybe

Another Power Saver Plug, Maybe

We have covered many power saving plugs in the past, but for once I think we have quite an amicable solution with the Sticord. The plug itself houses the on-off switch, and when pushed on, the internal pins connect to complete the circuitry and start the power flow. The main-plug also helps identify which device it belongs to. This aspect may come in handy at offices, where many gadgets/devices coexist.

0 Designer: Dongyeon Kim

Sleep On The Pavement, It’s Soft!

Sleep On The Pavement, It’s Soft!

A quirky series of bed sheets are available at the Snurk Bedding and the latest one to catch our fancy is the Le-Trottoir. Stark replica of a hard cold pavement block, complete with moss and old rusted metal covers, the styling screams the opposite of comfortable! Probably a gentle reminder that when you do get drunk and pass out on the pavement, it won’t be as cushy as this! And as always, a part of your purchase will go as donations to Dutch Homeless Youngsters Foundation.

0 Designer: Snurk Bedding

Umbrella The Guide Master

Umbrella The Guide Master

Never get caught in the rain without a clue as to where to go. The Umbrella Guide has a city map printed on the inside of the nylon shell with attractions, cafes, restaurants, and hot spots pointed out. Pretty ingenious but which one of you designers want to step up and create one with a dynamically changing display based on location? Do it, do it!

0 Designer: Cansu Cender

Not Your Typical Take-out

Not Your Typical Take-out

It’s interesting to see how modern life affects dietary habits around the world. In Korea people are so busy with work, dinner is often a rushed affair so designer Heewon Yoon created the BOB system. Users go online and order up meals for the week. Recipe cards color coded by day along with all the ingredients and a talking timer are delivered. Cooking home made complete and nutritionally balanced meals have never been so easy and delicious. Bibimbap anyone?

0 Designer: Heewon Yoon

Review: naoLoop Loft Your Handy Organizer

Review: naoLoop Loft Your Handy Organizer

To the layman the naoLoop Loft is nothing but a glamorized sheet of metal bended in three places; powder coated and has tension straps to hold things in place. But herein lays the difference: layman vs actual user aka me! I have been using the naoLoop Loft for the past three months and can tell you this; it sure is a handy organizer especially in a house populated with four adults and two children! Hit the jump to read my review.

0 Designer: Naolab [ Buy it Here ]

Yellow Light Switch

Yellow Light Switch

Sooner or later we are all going to succumb to the charms of organized electric control hubs for lights, fans, gadgets, etc. Either it’s going to be the remote control way or a centralized switchboard way. Should the latter take your fancy, then concepts like The Yellow Light Switch are apt. Touch sensitive, pictographically accurate and adept to turning of lights, fans…

Sorry won’t work for muting nagging wife or mother-in-laws!

0 Designers: Heo Jaesik & Lim Hojoon

Wrap A Little Heat

Wrap A Little Heat

Portable burners are awesome for camping, but they do have their minor points like refilling gas and flames extinguishing during windy times. A good solution is using induction cooking stoves that are compact. The WrapStove here follows that norm and comes fitted with tiny magnets in the sleeve, to cling onto the vessel. It’s a flexible thang that is fashioned like a rolled up towel and wraps around the cooking pot. It switches-on only when the end tab is folded and the temperature is set via a touchscreen.

0 Designer: Wonchul Hwang

Dial W For Water

Dial W For Water

You don’t have to dial any alphabets for this faucet to work, but you do need to set the duration for the flow via the dial. The thought behind this dial-connection is of course eco-consciousness. A better style than those push button taps, where one push gets you enough water to just wet your hands and nothing else!

So dial wisely…5, 10, 15 seconds…or more!

0 Designer: Eun ji Byeon

Nurturing A Digital Flower

Nurturing A Digital Flower

There are benefits to nurturing this digital flowerpot called Bionic Humidifier. As you guessed it, proper care (regular top-ups of water) will ensure a healthy environment for your space. Tardy persons will be greeted with a dead, limp digital flower, which would have otherwise been blooming and humidifying the room!

0 Designer: Gonglue Jiang

Guessing Game Of The Month

Guessing Game Of The Month

What do you think this is? Hint….literally speaking it keeps the doctor away, but what it holds is a pot full of paradise!

0 Designer: Sungkuk Park