Sound Solution

Sound Solution

It is an irony that the very properties that makes a noise cancellation earphone desirable, can also deem it hazardous. Even though it feels nice to get disconnected from the chaos and din of the streets, the feature also renders you deaf to possible warning sounds such as the honking of a car or a bicycle bell. The ‘Master Your Sound’ earphones are designed to provide the best of both worlds with a feature to turn noise cancellation on and off at will.

0 Designer: Ye Yuan

Spray the Right Way

Spray the Right Way

Maybe it’s because you were groggy in the morning, or maybe that you didn’t have your glasses on… whatever the reason, we’ve all accidentally sprayed ourselves with hairspray, perfume, cologne or something like it! The Free-Hole Spray bottle and nozzle ensures that never happens again! Six holes are arranged around a silicon button. When pressed, the malleable button covers all the holes except for the one in the direction you’re pointing.

0 Designers: Various

Be tangle-free until we're cable-free!

Be tangle-free until we’re cable-free!

Untile we go completely wireless, earphone cords and mobile phone charging cables are must haves… which means tangles and knots aren’t going anywhere soon either. The Pop-up Cord Wrap aims to resolve the problem of cable management so they stay organized and tangle-free for easy access. The design contains 3 compartments for different sized cables. Made entirely of rubber, it pops up so cables can be coiled and pushes back to store them neatly. Whichever layer you need, just pop it out!

0 Designers: Various

Boat Blade

Boat Blade

The blade in a boat engine is sharp enough to hurt sea creatures and humans, alike. Weeds and plants too can wreck it. The Air Booster is a redesign that removes the propeller blades and uses air pressure to move the boat. A safer out look no doubt, but will it work? That is the question!

0 Designers: Gangyoon Chang, HoYeon Kim, Kiwon Lee & Jiman Lee

Safe Ejection

Safe Ejection

The Maru is a flash disk that has an in-built safety feature that ensures that the drive is safely ejected – always! The LED ring indicates when the stick is in use and when it’s safe to eject it. This intuitive feature of push-to-remove eliminates the various cumbersome steps one has to take while safely removing a hardware from the computer. Sweet!

0 Designer: Ahmet Burak Aktas

Waaaaay Wireless

Waaaaay Wireless

Simply called Circle, this minimalistic charger/speaker combo combines the best in Bluetooth and Qi technology to form the ultimate wireless docking station. Just throw your Qi-enabled smartphone down for instantaneous power and immediately activate your tunes for 360 degree streaming sound — all without ugly, cumbersome cords!

0 Designer: Jae Young Jang

Glow-in-the-dark Buoy

Glow-in-the-dark Buoy

The Solar LED Lifebuoy makes perfect sense in a rescue scenario. It’s basically a simple lifesaver with some solar tech applied to it. The benefit of the concept is that incase you’re overboard and with this lifesaver around you, spotting you in low lights will not be an issue. Moreover the solar tech takes care of the battery charging part.

0 Designer: Xianlong Wen

Cook Like A Fakir

Cook Like A Fakir

The Yacht uses the principle of electro-magnetic induction as maglev feature for automatic cooking. Presently, the induction cooker uses magnetic field to heat pots containing iron. Adding the maglev feature (departure mode), this new concept levitates a pot using magnetic force. Awesome! Just like a levitating fakir!

0 Designer: Lee Dawi

Light Bending Work Lamp

Light Bending Work Lamp

The Light Screen tabletop lamp combines modern style and tech to illuminate your workspace. Transparent acrylic is used to disperse light when you need full illumination while focused fiber optics direct a more intense spotlight where you need it. On or off, its futuristic sculptural form will compliment any ultramodern workspace.

0 Designer: Ujwal I.K.

Half the Bike, Double the Fun

Half the Bike, Double the Fun

Halfbike brings you a completely new experience. It’s a vehicle that combines running and cycling, which turns out to be remarkably exciting and fun for getting around the city. A bicycle revised both in terms of size and functionality, a new kind of personal vehicle designed with rider experience in mind. Halfbike is light, compact and simple. You stand upright and turn simply by leaning your body. The ride is so smooth it almost feels like you’re gliding! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Kolelinia

Level Heading Stretcher

Level Heading Stretcher

Skiing, trekking, rock climbing and all the similar thrills that the mountains provide also come with the high risk of accidents. The rescue operations of such victims demand specialized equipments that can tackle the unique challenges posed by a mountainous terrain. The Seesaw stretcher is a smart yet simple solution that seems to have the agility to adopt to such demanding conditions.

0 Designers: Jeon Youngwon & Jeong Eunji

Rice Cooking Gone Green

Rice Cooking Gone Green

The Eco Rice Cooker was named not only for its electric efficiency, but also for its material eco-conciousness. Made from either recycled plastic or bio-plastic, the design’s minimal interface features less (and therefore more simple) controls to minimize the number of unnecessary component parts. Its compact size is perfect for single servings and won’t take up valuable counter or cabinet space.

0 Designers: Kim Hongjoo & Noh Jihun

Drops of Light

Drops of Light

The Drop street lamp is an innovative and iconic design that recalls the organic shape of a water drop. Its signature shape is not only easy on the eyes, but naturally withstanding against the elements. Produced from 100% recyclable anodized aluminum, it can be custom colored to compliment any city’s streets.

0 Designer: Emo Design