The HexSkin

The HexSkin

Quite recently I had a massive fall and busted open my knee. The wound was deep, wide and the kinds that cannot be stitched. I have to admit, that I am ticked at the primitive ways my wounds are dressed. It’s the same old sterile gauze and cotton with Hydrogen Peroxide and Anti-bacterial ointments. I could do with the funky styling of the HexSkin, which is a nurturing bandage that dissolves over the skin.

0 Designer: Felipe Castañeda

The Wild Power

The Wild Power

Energy Harvesting is device that uses temperature differences between objects to source renewable energy via a thermoelectric generator and thermoelectric energy management chips. The good thing about it is that it can be used in any setting to harvest the energy and tank up. It is a practical both in the city and in the wild.

0 Designers: Chien Ta-Wei, Huang Li-Ren, Chu Fang-Chih, Chu Yuan-Hua, Huang Chao-Jen & Yao Hong-Da - Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Stone Serveware Au Naturale

Stone Serveware Au Naturale

What appears to be a random, irregular pentagon shape is actually created by simplifying the map of Seoul, capital of South Korea. Appropriately called the Seoul Tray, the marble dining piece is created with a CNC machine to achieve its protruding interior lines that provide grip and a modern aesthetic expression. In matte and polished versions, this serveware for hors d’oeuvres and wine is as elegant as it is simplistic.

0 Designer: Kim HyunJoo

Dr. Catsby's Food Bowl for Whisker Relief

Dr. Catsby’s Food Bowl for Whisker Relief

This thoughtfully designed food bowl can put an end to your cat’s mealtime misery. While straight, high-sided bowls can be harsh on whiskers and lead to “whisker fatigue/stress,” Dr. Catsby’s bowls are wide but shallow, making it easy for cats to access their food without making contact with their whiskers. A subtle top lip keeps food from being pushed over the edge, and its simplistic design is a cinch to wash. Jump to the vid and meet the Doc!

0 Designer: Loren Kulesus and Erik Strom

The Eyes and Ears of Your Home

The Eyes and Ears of Your Home

The latest in home security, DefenDoor allows your to screen your visitors just like you screen your calls. Its wide-angle lens and 720P/HD resolution also help you keep your home safely monitored while you’re out and even notifies you when other family members return safely. With a low price point and easy wireless installation, it’s a smart and cost effective solution for securing your doorstep and the rest of your home.

0 Designer: Glate

The Flexible Speaker

The Flexible Speaker

This unique open structure speaker system explores audio adaptability through flexible modular design. The speaker, battery and circuit board are divided into different units and connected via conductive fabric and velcro. Unlimited components can be connected to create various functions. For example, an arduino board for sound experiments or a motion detector for a simplistic alarm. Its flexibility, small size and light weight make it easily adaptable in, on or around an endless amount of applications.

0 Designer: Hanzhengyi Pan

Pocket 3D Printing

Pocket 3D Printing

The Lumipocket DLP 3d Printer is ultra-compact without sacrificing high quality. With a printing area of 10cm diameter and 10cm tall, its footprint is one of the smallest. With its integrated top projection system, light curing resin is made easier than ever by eliminating the need to replace the printing vat or anti-stick coating often. See it in action after the jump!

0 Designer: Lumi Industries

Display and Charge Like Never Before

Display and Charge Like Never Before

Queel & Company’s not-so-utilitarian Spool Dock blurs the line between modern home decor and electronic accessory. Crafted in the USA from sustainable North American white oak, merino felt wool and a weighted metal base, this stylish charging dock is as sophisticated as it is warm and natural. Better yet, it also doubles as a convenient cable organizer that allows users to swivel docked devices with the touch of a finger! Get it here

0 Designer: Quell & Company

Hip, Fast and Foldable

Hip, Fast and Foldable

The VELLO series ushers in a new era of urban mobility in the form of high-performance folding bikes. In 3 distinct versions (Rocky, Speedster, and Urbano), they include some of the best features of a city, racing and folding bike while introducing new functions like integrated lights, folding fenders, and magnet release/suspension to cope with the demand of the urban lifestyle. With one easy kick (no hands needed), it folds in one second to swiftly transition between riding and carrying. See it in action –>

0 Designer: VELLO Bike

3D Printed Gold Plated Jewelry

3D Printed Gold Plated Jewelry

Mocci provides 3D printed jewelry but takes it a step further by gold plating the end result. Let me clarify. The 3D print is actually used to create the molds that inform the master. Once you’ve got the master, you can pretty much replicate it and do anything you want with it. 3D printing enables the designer to quickly alter and customize the design. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign and their first collection celebrates geometry and the year of the horse! Hit the jump!

0 Designer: Mocci, Kickstarter page

Wearable Mental Health

Wearable Mental Health

Olive is a twist on the fitness band that measures stress-related biometrics in real time to more effectively manage stress. It tracks changes in heart rate, reactions on the skin surface, skin temperature as well as analyzes habits such as sleep, physical activity, light exposure & even communicates with your smartphone to take into account your calendar & schedule. This info is meticulously stitched together to paint a more complete picture of the user’s lifestyle & create an actionable plan to balance stress. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Hardy Simes

The Power Of Budsband

The Power Of Budsband

Like most people do it, I too pack my earbuds neatly with my laptop in its bag, but whenever I pull them out, they are a tangled mess. For some odd reason they become unruly and unmanageable. Imagine a client’s Skype call coming in and I pull out the earbuds but the wires are messed up! I’m sore and disturbed, I need this Budsband NOW! I’m sure you resonate with my story too!

0 Designer: Good Widget Company [ Buy it Here ]

Guerilla Gardening

Guerilla Gardening

For those who don’t know it, Guerilla Gardening is a livewire concept that sees folks planting and sowing seeds in abandoned plots or unlicensed places. The idea stems from the cottonseed story of Moon Ik Jeom, the first Korean Guerilla Gardener. The tool showcased here is a handy one that is discreet enough for such operations.

0 Designers: Min Jeong Kim, Ga Young Tak and Min Jeong Choi