Walking With An Independent Streak

Walking With An Independent Streak

The one thing that you will note about the folks who have some imparity is that they strive to be fiercely independent. To help them walk the streets without any assistance, we have here the Street Scanner. It is a device that works by sensing the objects around it. The sensors recognize objects that are distant and report it to the user via its interface.

0 Designer: Ahhaproject

Dot Matrix Microwave for Dummies

Dot Matrix Microwave for Dummies

I know I’m not the only one who has NO CLUE how to use my microwave’s gazillion features. For us, there’s the Dot Matrix Microwave. — This innovative design takes the guesswork out of heating various foods by utilizing a single knob that toggles between the only the most common settings including defrost, liquids and 3 straightforward power settings. The design could have used a 2 million pixel LCD fancy shmancy screen, but nothing really emphasizes its simplicity like a beautifully basic dot matrix display!

0 Designer: WAACS Design

What Goes Up(cycle) Must Come Down

What Goes Up(cycle) Must Come Down

As you might infer from the name, the Seesaw Bench puts the FUN in functionality with a clever design that doubles as a place to sit and relax or an interactive way to engage with strangers and friends alike! Composed of reclaimed materials, including upcycled tires, each unit is as efficient to produce as it is eco-friendly. Though simple in form and function, its balanced aesthetic and contrast in shapes make it a sculptural object despite being produced from otherwise unsightly materials!

0 Designers: Various

Flat Spoon Means Super Functionality

Flat Spoon Means Super Functionality

The Polygons Measuring Spoon is an innovative and surprising redesign of the kitchen tool that eliminates the need for multiple measuring units, thereby saving space and time. The design applies intentional geometric cuts to a single sheet of plastic that allow the design to be pinched at different sections to create varying bowl sizes. When you’re finished, it snaps back to flat making it easy to wipe, clean and store. Watch it in action —>

0 Designer: Rahul Agarwal

The Capping Routine

The Capping Routine

It is frustrating to misplace the cap of a pen; kinda makes it look handicapped. A sidestep in design is to have a pen with no cap. Taking the old concept a bit further, we have the A-Pen – a pen with an integrated cap. Very simple and very clever!

0 Designers: Seonghyun Kim and Yunjo Yu

A Moose of Many Mustaches

A Moose of Many Mustaches

Moosetache is a man cave must-have! Perfect for bringing the wild inside, this modern, moose-friendly taxidermy also houses a light source for illuminating spaces with a soft, diffused glow. Each head comes with 4 different mustache styles that you can change out depending on your mood… or maybe just to match yours! Awesome stop-motion video after the jump!

0 Designer: Blue Marmalade

Gravity Controlled Clock

Gravity Controlled Clock

JELLY is a playful twist on the alarm clock that was designed for “kidults” who will recognize and enjoy its shape inspired by a familiar childhood fragment: the jello cup! Without buttons or cords, the design has internal sensors that sense movement and direction as a source of user input and that put FUN in functionality. To snooze, just give it a lil’ push to roll around! To turn off the alarm, turn it over and place face down!

0 Designer: stylepie

No More Waiting for iWatch

No More Waiting for iWatch

For a gadget that tells time, the exact release of Apple’s rumored iWatch are still a mystery! Until then, get your fanboy fix with this concept by Francisco Costa, because it’s probably not far off from the real thing. The designer has not only mastered the Cupertino company’s signature minimalistic style but also the ingenious marketing that goes along with it.  So, for a sneak peak at the clever commercials to come and a really good guess at the iWatch hit the jump! You’ll do a double-take to make sure it’s not the real deal!

0 Designer: Francisco Costa

Tron Dartboard

Tron Dartboard

Love this laser-empowered, Tron-inspired dartboard that can be put up just about anywhere. The great news is that the darts can be color-coded and divided as per the teams and they are not needle pointed. They stick onto the dartboard via special glue and won’t end up poking someone in the eye!

0 Designers: Seonghyun Kim and Yunjo Yu

Dragonball Z for the Firemen

Dragonball Z for the Firemen

Light Ball is an illuminating ball designed for firemen. The innovation here is that the ball emits light and absorbs smoke at the same time. Small and portable, the ball is supposed to be thrown into an area that is affected by smoke and fire. The light ball absorbs fumes and emits light, increasing visibility and making it safer to cross the section.

0 Designers: Wonkyung Jang, Jiwoo Kim, Chanyeop Jeong and Narae Park

Eye Development Meets Entertainment

Eye Development Meets Entertainment

This thoughtful sensory toy, called Wiggle, stems from designer Adva Rave’s own immersive experience working with visually impaired kids and aims to help children practice their eye movements while having fun. The therapeutic toy hangs from the ceiling, swinging in a controlled slow movement to help kids anticipate direction to catch it. With continued use, it helps develop central and peripheral vision, movement of the pupil, acute 3D perception/timing as well as hand-eye coordination.

0 Designer: Adva Rave

If James Bond Wore a Smartwatch

If James Bond Wore a Smartwatch

Most smartwatch designs are focused around ultra-minimal, even futuristic styling with either a monocoque band or simplistic rubber strap and square interface… but that look isn’t for everyone! The HTC Omni stands alone as the smartwatch for users who don’t want to sacrifice classic watch style for smart technology. The design features a traditional metal linked band in gold, silver or black and an elongated interface that almost looks like it was simply dropped into an existing formal watch face. It’s digital tech gone dapper!

0 Designer: Vishal Bhanushali

Ebony And Ivory Time

Ebony And Ivory Time

Inspired by the piano keys, Glissando is an elegant timepiece that sits well on a wrist. While its not packed with features like chronograph or turbillion, what makes its desirable is its unique time-telling ability. It’s the kinda watch that you will want to own and show-off for its super-sexiness!

0 Designer: Han Huynh