Prison Diary Online

Prison Diary Online

For a moment the news of Brit prisoners on home leave being handed out Viagra made me crack up, but once I understood the psychology behind it, I was more compassionate. It’s very vital to keep prisoners in the “right frame of mind” and creative writing can be a good outlet. The P:log is a secured random blogging system for prisoners that keeps the author anonymous, but family members and mentors are allowed to identify and communicate with the author.

0 Designer: Yejin Mun

Switch Socket

Switch Socket

Neat name for a Switch + Socket system – One.One.Two! The idea behind this design is to give you a sleek multi-purpose socket so that you can use it to hook up the many devices you own, without going on socket-installation overdrive. The combo of course is of switch & socket, but what’s different is that it doesn’t use up-down motion to function; it uses a push up-down mechanism instead.

0 Designer: Meysam Movahedi

DJ with a Real VJ

DJ with a Real VJ

You’ve been to some shows. People up on stage singing and dancing, bands playing amazing music with some lights behind them. Have you seen Slayer? They’ve got a gigantoric screen behind them. Not only does their music explode people’s eardrums, the visuals explode their eyeballskins. What’s new in that? It’s faderTouch. A rear projection touchscreen interface developed by VJ Fader, aka James Cui.

0 Designer: James Cui (VJ Fader)

Convenience In Pressing!

Convenience In Pressing!

Since the chore is so dowdy and downright hateful, Designer Lisa Töpfer decided to make us a fun ironing kit that entices us to actually iron some clothes. I totally dig the foldable ironing mat that holds in the iron, when not in use. The main unit uses Lithium-Polymer-Battery-Technology offering the convenience of cordless ironing. A temperature sensor integrated into the iron makes the appliance work at a single setting that is multi-textile friendly. Like Lisa says, “Find a positive ironing experience with the ironing kit Feinraus.”

0 Designer: Lisa Toepfer

Pay The Correct Fare

Pay The Correct Fare

Hate to admit this but auto rickshaw meter tampering in India is quite common. The drivers get away with their devious plan because the current meter calculates fare based on the rotations of the wheel of the vehicle. This system can be easily tampered with; hence a lot of us end up getting duped! The A-Rix hopes to solve this problem by offering a tamper-proof device that calculates fare with the help of a GPS Chip.

0 Designer: Siddharth Vanchinathan

Talkative Table

Talkative Table

One of the fun things you can do with the Communicative Coffee Table is to pop “the question” to your girlfriend in a really innovative way. The tabletop grids slide to reveal a chalkboard, and you can use this to write out: “Will you Marry Me…” or whatever note you wish to convey. Eight slide boards adorn the table, kinda like those grid jigsaws. One of them conceals a duster to clean the chalkboard; all you need to do is simply slide it over the writing. I can picture your cute proposal hidden somewhere, a candlelight dinner + the d°light UrHeart. Perfect!

0 Designer: Di Wu

Pencil Flat

Pencil Flat

Pencil modification number one billion! It only makes sense that one of the longest lasting and most popular tools ever created by humankind would be the subject of such a giant amount of conceptual revisions. This one right here’s flat. More like it comes to a point. Not the one where you write out of, but along the whole stick. Makes it nicer to hold, they say, makes it harder to roll, they say.

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

I Give You My Heart…

I Give You My Heart…

UPDATE: Last 2 Days to avail the $20 Discount! …and thousands of roses! Sound like perfect combo? Indeed it is, because it not only captures your true feelings, it’s also do-able. The heart shape d°light UrHeart is this unique blend of a huggable lights that glows with mesmerizing roses. Commissioned especially for Valentine’s Day, this Limited Edition (only 50 pieces), is the perfect meaningful gift!

0 Limited Edition: Pre Order Until End Of Jan To Save $20

Shoe Fetish For NYC

Shoe Fetish For NYC

There is a saying that one should judge a person by the shoe he wears, for they reveal his true status. The New York Urban Fashion Shoe (NYUF) is a step in this direction, but comes with handy technology to make it the perfect fit. To elaborate: the shoes are made from leather and subjected to preformed silicone treatment with heat (applied on Technic Fabric and Neoprene) to make them water resistant. The rubber sole is injected and its interior has a gel structure to keep your feet comfy.

0 Designer: Adrián Castro

Roger Roger, Talking on Music Gloves

Roger Roger, Talking on Music Gloves

So you’re snowboarding. You’ve got your Burton board, your Burton nopattern jacket, your Burton snowpants, Burton long underwear. But what’s missing! Your gloves! Oh just slap on a pair of Burton gloves, right? WRONG! You need some music, just use an iPod right? NO WAY! Put the music and the gloves (and the cellphone for that matter) all together. It’s the HR Burton music and voice communication gloves!

0 Designer: William Mazuel

Soap With No Suds

Soap With No Suds

And you won’t even complain! Because this is Soap Light, a portable lamp serenading as a bar of soap! Fantastic! It comes with this charger base, predictably fashioned as a soap dish and once fully charged you can place the bar wherever you fancy. Using the touch interface you can switch it on-off but to dim or brighten the light, you need to rub the bar. I can picture elegant bars all over my room.

0 Designers: Jieun Kim & Jiyeon Ahn of LUCA 12:00

Noise Is Cool For Power

Noise Is Cool For Power

One of the places that suffers due to the decibels is the airport runway. Aircrafts really make some mean sounds, and the question is, should we let the expended energy go waste? Nope, we should not and therefore designer Hung-Uei Jou has designed the Green Noise, a device that traps & converts the sound energy to electricity for the runway lights. It features a conical speaker-form to endure the elements and the modular structure stands on a tripod base for easy maintenance. Neat idea, only if we could get some tech-specs to it.

0 Designer: Hung-Uei Jou

Tracks on Train Tracks

Tracks on Train Tracks

Oh my goodness this is cute. The design you’re about to experience is called “Original Sound Track” and it’s basically a sound box flipped inside out and turned into a train on tracks. Set up your tracks, which have pins in them in just the right places, wind up your train car and set it on the tracks, and wowie! You’ve got your own little sound compilation! Made for kids, but who am I to say you adult figures can’t have one for yourself.

0 Designer: Ricardo Seola