50,000 Years Young

50,000 Years Young

At around 50,000 years old, ancient Kauri is the oldest wood in the world. Here it meets FiDU, currently the most innovative technology of flexible steel forming. Whether you’re into reclaimed rustic furniture or minimalistic modern, there’s no denying the appeal of this historical yet futuristic piece.

0 Designer: Holzano

Feel That Old Time Rock and Roll

Feel That Old Time Rock and Roll

There’s something pleasing about sorting through a box of old records… it’s that very feeling that’s lost in our transition from analog to digital media. The “Music Tangibility” project looks to the record playing experience as an inspiration for the future! Record playing was very physical… like dropping the needle to the disc. Music Tangibility recreates this in a sense by allowing the user to change the song or album by changing the location of the phone. As the album plays the phone moves right to indicate how much time has elapsed.

0 Designer: Yaakov Lyubetsky

Ultimate Transparency

Ultimate Transparency

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Apple Keyboard, but I hate the fingerprint marks that my daily usage leaves on it. According to a research the amount of germs found on the keyboard is 60 times more than that on the toilet! To take care of these two issues we have here the UVLightBoard concept. The keyboard uses a transparency panel as the main structure.

0 Designer: Mu-Chern Fong

The Guide Brick

The Guide Brick

The Blind Guider is an innovative guide brick that for the sight impaired. It provides the street names and directions to blind via RFID embedded on the guide brick. The blind communicate with the guide brick through the sensors found on the bottom of the guide cane, which is transmitted to the earphone. How feasible is this design is yet to be determined, however as a concept it is a good idea.

0 Designers: Jang Cheng, Hui-Chuan Ma, Chih-Hao Wang and Yin-Kai Li

Considerate Ceramics

Considerate Ceramics

The Ceramic Scoop Bowl isn’t just cool because of its Cvisual oddness… it’s also designed to accommodate individuals with muscular conditions and is an ideal eating aid for one-handed users. The vertical wall and sloping bottom helps users easily guide food onto their utensils while also allowing the plate to rest at the edge of the table helping to eliminate spillage. For added safety, the bowl also features a nitrile rubber base to prevent sliding and provide a stable eating platform.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

A Bum-friendly Rug

A Bum-friendly Rug

Though it’s simply called “RUG,” it’s much more than that! At first glance it looks like your average shag, but pick it up and you’ll see that you can flex it to become an instant place to plop your bum down. A multifunctional rug… who woulda thought?!

0 Designer: YOY

Snow Cone + Shovel

Snow Cone + Shovel

It’s getting hotter by the day and as the temperatures soar don’t you wish you were back to shoveling snow. Ah, yes grass is always greener on the other side! Inspired by the ice cream scoop, we have here the Showvel – a snow shovel that scoops snow into balls. Making snowman gets easier and more fun; winter please come soon!

0 Designers: Arah Ko, Jungsun Park & Hyejin Kim

Modular Traffic Lights

Modular Traffic Lights

We have way too many hoardings and en route distractions while driving, and I complete get what these designers mean by ‘crowded traffic lights’. Any visible space that comes in the line-of-vision of the driver is populated with clutter; hence the CEF Traffic Lights looks at remedying it. Modular enough to fit in various functions like a camera, the lights simplify the current option.

0 Designers: Han Like, Liu Peng, Ren Mingjun & Wei Chengjie

Urban Nature Redefined

Urban Nature Redefined

Cella is a specially constructed planter pod made of flexible, lightweight plastic to house moss and small plug plants. Cella creates a microclimate where they will thrive both indoors and outdoors. Its 3D voronoi shape was adapted specifically for moss which gets all its nutrients from the air and doesn’t require soil. The versatile structure can be attached to any wall, hanged from the ceiling, or rest on any surface. There are no limits to your urban landscaping vision!

0 Designer: Ecoid

A Twist on Shades

A Twist on Shades

The Twist Hinge Eyewear collection offers a delightful new interaction for the wearer by twisting rather than folding! The first of its kind, the twisting hinge also allows the wearer to adjust the pantoscopic tilt of the frames to their liking. Stronger, more flexible and with a cool industrial style, they’re a definite style win.

0 Designer: Ryan Glasgow

Rugged or Refined Lighting

Rugged or Refined Lighting

Introducing, Spot On- a pocket lamp as strong as automobile headlights and almost as small as a smartphone… but also stylish enough to bring indoors as a modern home lighting accent. Ingeniously simple, yet highly effective, the design transforms the light beam from the flashlight into a cone-shaped lampshade and therefore a fitment with a stylish shape. It’s a breath of fresh air in the living rooms of style-conscious sportspeople!

0 Designer: Maximilian Schmid

Shady Illusion Lamp

Shady Illusion Lamp

Now you see it… now you don’t. This clever lamp is my latest obsession! Simply called LIGHT, it brings new meaning to “throwin’ shade.” Flip it on and light shines through a finely cut hole to create the illusion of a classic lamp shade shape against your wall. Minimal with a touch of humor, it’s attractive, interesting and a total conversation starter!

0 Designer: YOY

Speaker Creatures

Speaker Creatures

There’s nothing like singing in the shower to get your day going, right?! Now, with these little waterproof shower buddies you can bring your tunes with you to make rocking out in the shower that much better! They suction onto any smooth surface and sync wirelessly with your mobile device via Bluetooth. Sealed buttons allow you to skip songs and change the volume, and a built-in mic even allows you to take calls while you’re getting clean! DO WANT!

0 Designer: OnHand