In Safe Waters

In Safe Waters

Cars are supposed to be watertight hence self-rescuing in the case of a car-water-drowning situation can get sticky. The “Self Rescuer” is a self-rescuer specially designed for this situation. It has three functions: cutting seat belt, breaking windows with pneumatic hammer, and extinguish fire with CO2. Simply deploy the window breaking mechanism and save yourself!

0 Designers: Various

Straight Lines Made Simple

Straight Lines Made Simple

Tamás Fekete’s Vector Scissors are one of those designs that make you say “duh!” For the 99.9% of us who can’t cut a straight line, they make getting it right each time a cinch. The simplistic solution utilizes a straight edge (like the side of a table or desk) to ensure the cut is perfectly straight.

0 Designer: Tamás Fekete

Go Totally Wireless!

Go Totally Wireless!

From the creators of the acclaimed Augment modular charging solution comes ON: the phone case that adapts your iPhone to charge wirelessly! Of course, the charger works with any Qi device, but it’s the case that rids you of that one cumbersome peripheral… the cable! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Rubix

Solid Denim Sunnies Are Here!

Solid Denim Sunnies Are Here!

The latest from fashion brand Mosevic is more of a twist on denim than a twist on spectacles! Their new handmade material dubbed “Solid Denim” preserves the signature denim texture and aesthetic throughout. Ranging from 3 denim layers on the thinnest parts of the arms to 10 layers on the thickest parts of the frames, these sunnies are built for exceptional comfort and style. See how their made after the jump!

0 Designer: Mosevic

The Thinkless-Inkless Printer

The Thinkless-Inkless Printer

The Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer is possibly the most direct name for a product ever; and why not? It’s exactly what it says it is. And a lot more. It’s constructed to be as small and slim as your smartphone. All you need to do is pair the two and you’ll be printing in no time. Also, with its special ZINK papers, it prints perfectly…without a single drop of ink! It’s inkless, so you can think less. No stupid printer-error dialogues. Just effortless printing!

0 Designer: Polaroid

One Phone. Many Options.

One Phone. Many Options.

The Fonkraft smartphone is all about modularity! Unlike other brands that carry a range of fancy to not-so-fancy devices, this smartphone starts with a base unit and can be upgraded in terms of camera, battery, RAM and more simply by switching out individual modules. Because of its extreme modularity, it’s also super-easy to fix… great for cracked displays! Jump to the vid —>

0 Designer: Fonkraft Technologies

The Modern Mortar & Pestle

The Modern Mortar & Pestle

The mortar & pestle has gone widely unchanged since as far back as 35,000 BC, but Mesto is an innovative redesign that makes sense for the modern kitchen. Now multifunctional, the updated design features 3 inserts that can be used inside the main mortar for grinding different ingredients without washing in between. The 5-piece unit (including a spill-proof clear cover) is stackable for easy storage. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Richard Chapman

Leaking Light

Leaking Light

Inspired by the natural beauty of crepuscular parallel rays of sunlight that stream through gaps in the clouds, the Leaky lighting project aims to recreate this dramatic effect indoors. It works by utilizing a felt screen over a seemingly random, cloud-like shape to diffuse the glow, concentrating light only where the user desires. To adjust the direction, simply revel sections of the light unit by uncovering the felt.

0 Designer: Efkan Çetin

Resurrecting The Old Oil Rig

Resurrecting The Old Oil Rig

Giving old abandoned oilrigs a new function at sea, the See-Hope is a repurposed rescue station that can help stranded passengers at sea. The offshore oil platforms transform into a safe hub for survivors of disasters and help in rescue missions. An ambitious concept, but given the recent spate of natural and manmade disasters, such forward thinking ideas are welcome.

0 Designers: Various

A neat way to heat!

A neat way to heat!

Ever thought your early morning coffee could be dangerous? Well they say too much of anything isn’t good for you but that isn’t what I’m talking about. When you heat a pot of tea/milk/coffee on a flame, sometimes the heat and the metal container have an adverse on the liquid being heated in it, causing it to release chemicals that can be carcinogenic. In comes the Portable Pot. Now mind you, the name may have multiple interpretations, but this little device is a clever little life saver.

0 Designer: Seungmin Lee

Skin & Bones

Skin & Bones

The Skin & Bones Chair is a semi-literal interpretation of its clever name! The design features a skeletal metal framework that forms a classic cantilevered construction. As for the “skin” – its leather seat and back are designed as both an elegant contrast to the frame, but as a comfortable cushion for the body with a slightly stretchable quality.

0 Designer: Shir Selinson

Because Tablets can't levitate

Because Tablets can’t levitate

I’m ashamed of admitting that on multiple occasions while texting in bed with my phone above me, the phone has slipped out of my grasp and hit me square in my face. Just imagine that scenario with a tablet. Hurts just thinking about it! Well, TStand is a pretty neat solution to that rather bizarre (but real, nonetheless) problem. Its acrobatic design allows it to be used in myriad of positions, pretty much leaving your hands to do other important things. Like guarding your face, maybe.

0 Designer: Surface ID

The No-boundaries Bag

The No-boundaries Bag

Designed for the active professional, the SUB (Sports Utility Bag) is a must-have gear addition to anyone on a time crunch. It’s thoughtfully designed with some compartments designated for gadgets, gizmos, and electronics and others for workout gear, shoes and toiletries. Versatile, highly durable and water resistant, it’s ideal everywhere from the outback to the urban jungle!

0 Designer: Keep Pursuing