Broken Bricks Makes Lego Dreams

Broken Bricks Makes Lego Dreams

Concrete is a valuable resource yet we burn thru it like it’s free air so companies around the world are looking for ways to make concrete “greener” and sustainable. Last week I heard about concrete made from hemp so the future is bright but what about all the concrete we have now? There is a solution. The Broken Bricks recycling machine turns any old concrete into new Lego-like bricks for use in numerous applications. It’s pretty well thought out and I’m sure our construction mavens would love to pile these life sized toys together.

0 Designers: Youngwoo Park, Hoyoung Lee & Miyeon Kim

Air Dried And Bacteria Free!

Air Dried And Bacteria Free!

One of the best and hygienic ways of drying the dishes is airing them. Nothing like some good old sunrays to do the job! Stackable Cups encourages this habit by featuring four projections that allow the water to drain out completely, when you stack glasses one-on-top-of-the-other. Stacked wet glasses generally stick to each other and pulling them apart can get tricky; so this design kinda resolves that issue too. Moreover, they make the set look kitsch!

0 Designers: Seung Jun Jeong & Seo Young Moon

Gum Disposal Done Right

Gum Disposal Done Right

If you get chewing gum stuck to something precious (clothes, shoes, hair etc.) then rub some ice to harden it and then scrape it off. The point is, you got chewing gum stuck to you because an irresponsible nutcase probably owns a bottle of chewing gum and had no handy paper around for proper disposal. The ingenious “Green Seeds” chewing gum bottle design addresses this issue and features a perforated paper-tape dispenser at the bottom of the bottle plus a temporary storage space for used gums.

0 Designer: Gonglue Jiang

Three Parts Time

Three Parts Time

Behold the ever-changing display of the 1/4 Watch. Believe it, ma’ams and sirs, because quite often you will not see that same sight you saw a second before you glanced. Completely true, believe me. Feel free to devour your choice of any of the several colorway choices, black, white, blue, or red. Each of them classy enough for you to go to class in, waking up all your classmates feeble little class brains with your wild and fabulous watch from EleeNo.

0 Designer: EleeNo [ Buy it Here ]

Shoes of the Centipede

Shoes of the Centipede

Flex your toes in these bad boys, I tell you soccer players all over the world. Football players! I meant to say that. The ball is round, and you kick it across the field into the goal. That game. Put these shoes on for it. These are the Umbro “Centipax” shoes, a concept by Tobin Dorn. It’s an outsole design that absorbs the impact of everything using injected EVA and makes you fly above the ground with super speed. Lightweight, flex grooves in the heel, distribution of impact. Inspired by the creepiest crawliest insect in the world, the trillion legged centipede.

0 Designer: Tobin Dorn

MacBook 3D! Glasses Included

MacBook 3D! Glasses Included

2009 was the year of EVERYTHING IS TOUCHSCREEN but times-a-changing. I’m just gonna go ahead and make a prediction for 2010. We’re going to see a bag load of concepts with 3D-enabled technologies. Take a look at this MacBook 3D and get used to some of the features. It’s like any other MacBook except there are stereoscopic iSight cameras, a touchscreen trackpad (soooo 2009), and a hingeless spine design.

0 Designer: Tai Chiem

Electricity Is A Dangerous Game

Electricity Is A Dangerous Game

Developing countries and emerging economies are facing challenges in properly distributing and building out their electric grids. Unfortunately energy needs are now being met by people running the black market and many are getting hurt. Some people have resorted to stealing it by creating their own makeshift access lines leaving a tangled and hazardous mess behind. The TUME concept solves these issues by creating a new infrastructure that can grow just as fast as demand.

0 Designer: NOS Design

JAWS Revisited As A Mouse

JAWS Revisited As A Mouse

One can never picture sharks as these tender loving creatures thanks to the Hollywood hangover! Maybe this is why I have a mental block for the Shark Mouse Concept. The designers are convincing in their presentation: recyclable thermoplast body, minimum contact with the surface for reduced friction, slender design and chic aesthetics…

Maybe I should picture this more as a Necklace CarpetShark than a Great White and get over my musophobia!

0 Designers: Alireza Haji & Mahbod Ashraf

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