Personal Hydroponics

Personal Hydroponics

Inspired by larger vertical farming systems, Stem is an indoor modular appliance used for growing small plants. It enables users to grow herbs and vegetables easily and efficiently with an automated hydroponic system, automatically watering plants on a timed cycle with little maintenance. Modular sections can be added or taken away to accommodate any space or need. Not only green in theory, it’s also produced with environmentally friendly materials including Zeoform!

0 Designer: George Sawyer

Simple Kid Lifesaver

Simple Kid Lifesaver

Whether by accident or oversight, numbers of children die from heatstroke after being left unattended in cars. It’s an unfortunate yet completely avoidable situation, especially with help from smart-devices. This simple solution is one way of ensuring children are never forgotten. The 3-piece design detects the presence of a child with an under-seat sensor. In the event that a parent or guardian strays too far away, a signal is sent to the keychain unit where they receive both a vibrating & audible alarm reminder.

0 Designer: Jowan Baransi

Crazy About Concrete

Crazy About Concrete

The functionalities of these two different objects are pretty straightforward: one is a silverware organizer and one is a bedside table. But what really sets them apart is a unique material combination of fiber-concrete and raw wood that’s just plain beautiful! For it’s own foodie-flair, the table features one molded recess for a coffee mug and one for cutlery or napkins. Underneath, there’s even a tray-box to hide breakfast-in-bed when you’re finished!

0 Designer: Katerina Vagurina

A Bridge Between Real and Digital Life

A Bridge Between Real and Digital Life

Mobispot’s  NFC wristbands, key fobs and cards feature a playful, “holy” design that alludes to the intangibility of digital information and provides instant synonymity with the brand’s name. With 3 wearable options, users can do everything from transport tickets, perform micro-payments, access control/campus functions, secure identification, save loyalty and membership cards and even share online social profiles and links!

0 Designer: Mobispot, Flëve & Katerina Kopytina

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 2 – BirkSun Solar Chargers

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 2 – BirkSun Solar Chargers

The cutting-edge flash sale site TouchOfModern is back again this year to make shopping for gorgeous design and gadgets a whole lot more fun. In this five-part Monday Madness series, we have compiled a compelling list of five products that are perfect as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone you love, with a myriad of selections for every personality type.

0 Designer: BirkSun [ Buy it Here ]

New-wave Knife Block

New-wave Knife Block

The knife block and the cutting board: a kitchen combo essential  for master chefs and novice cooks alike. So why not combine the two? This hybrid solution does just that in a simplistic, sculptural design that enables fast, efficient cutting. It makes for a professional-looking countertop display and keeps your most commonly used items handy!

0 Designer: Jowan Baransi

Sleek and Stealthy Seating

Sleek and Stealthy Seating

Transformist Design’s Walker chair is an angular, sculptural seating solution based on stealth-like geometry. Its cantilevered, faceted form alludes to speed and movement, yet its form-fitted back and seat are perfect for winding down at dinner or the waiting room. In a variety of powder-coated aluminum options and contrasting seat/back combinations, there’s a custom color option for every taste.

0 Designer: Transformist Design

The Half & Quarter Trick

The Half & Quarter Trick

For some unexplainable reason, measurements for stuff (products, clothes, tables etc.) end up being in quarter or half-inches. They seldom are rounded off to the nearest whole number, which is why accuracy in measuring is of prime importance. The Half & Quarter tape highlights the 1/2 and 1/4 measurements via an intuitive LED strip in the tape interface. It just makes life easy for fashion designers, professional carpenters, product designers, engineers and architects.

0 Designer: Hoe Yeong Jung

A Wino's Wet Dream!

A Wino’s Wet Dream!

Introducing, Vinaera – the world’s first electronic wine and spirit aerator! You need only insert the aerator into the bottle, press the top button and voila! It will dispense fully aerated red wine. In seconds you can enjoy the complex aromas, full flavors and rich textures with a smooth, less acid finish in 30-40 minutes faster than a glass decanter. For spirits, the oxidation through large surface exposure to bubbles releases fused alchohols, making them less spicy and bitter. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Mercuries Asia Ltd.

Bathroom Cube

Bathroom Cube

The Q-Compact Toilet could very well become the synonym of compact. It’s essentially a cube that fits in everything – washbasin, toilet, water storage tank, shower – the works! The washbasin’s faucet doubles up as a retractable shower and can be used in such a way that you can take a head-shower without having to take a full-body bath. Why? Well some women like to wash their hair in the sink, so this is for them!

0 Designers: Jin Jin Ren, Krit Jiratkaruen, Sheng Zhang and Vamsi Krishna Muralidharan

The Scooter for Commuters

The Scooter for Commuters

Thanks to its clever construction, the Pigeon kick scooter makes it easier than ever to zip around town! With one press of the foot it folds to an almost shockingly compact size. All without sacrificing style. Better yet, it’s been ergonomically designed to carry on your shoulder comfortably, making it easy to tote on the subway, a bus or even an elevator. Check out the video to see how it works!

0 Designer: Ignas Survila

Tactile Tool to Train the Soul

Tactile Tool to Train the Soul

Many people overlook the fact that working out your mind can be as important as working out your muscles! The first in a line of tangible tools that hone your mental muscles, Pebblestone focuses on gratitude to achieve scientifically proven benefits of heightened trust, sensitivity, compassion & contentment. To use, the user keeps the stone with them throughout the day, registering every grateful moment they have with a simple gesture on the device.

0 Designer: Mojo Creations

One Remote Rules Them All

One Remote Rules Them All

And it’s not your wife! It is the Holme! A culmination of all the pros of a remote control and a Smartphone, the device eliminates all the cons seen individually. For example the remote is more specific and does not host WiFi while the Smartphone is very intuitive has Internet connectivity and Bluetooth. As the designer puts it, we are in a digital era and our homes are getting digital as ever! This has to be the next step in user innovation.

0 Designer: Chengtao Yi