Designed for rebels of the art world, the LASH portable light makes graffiti easy! The flexible attachment adapts to any universal spray can and stays put thanks to its gripping silicon and PC material. Bright LED light illuminates your workspace, but not so much that you’ll alert anyone nearby. Whether you’re an underground graffitist or a night-owl of a painter, it’s a must-have addition to any street artist’s toolkit.
Designer: Subinay Malhotra
It’s happened to all of us… you’re hard at work at the computer when a power failure occurs and you lose… EVERYTHING. The worst! — Autosave is great and all, but it doesn’t always do the trick. This is where Little Savior comes in handy. Just like the name suggests, it gives you an extra 10 minutes of power so you can save your work! Best of all, it’s just slightly larger than a standard plug, making it more discreet than other heavy duty surge protectors.
Designer: Myung-gyu Kim
Abandoned pens and other such stationery stand a chance at purposeful usage, thanks to the Pen Printer. The device uses the ink from discarded pens to print on paper. The current tech may not support such an ambitious idea, but it’s worth the exploration, since many of us have bundles of uncapped and discarded pens in our drawers for no apparent reason!
Designers: Tae-jin Kim & Su-in Kim
I was asked to give 10 creative ways to use a pencil, other than for writing…some of the answers that I came up were: as a hair-knot clip, chopsticks, stirrer… you get the drift, right? Similarly, a creative way of using a mouse, other than with the computer is – a pen! A Folding Pen Mouse!
Designer: Yoon Son
Gecko makes your smartphone just a little smarter with motion sensor and GPS technology that makes it possible to track and secure everything from your pet to your home! The device, no bigger than a quarter, can be adhered to any object to track its whereabouts via the smartphone app. Its unique motion detection feature will even alert the user when a door or window at home is opened!
Designer: Wizardry Designs
Purion is an ion air purifier designed as an integration into a traditional Agungi – or Korean fireplace made of natural stone and soil. While heating, the main device purifies and sterilizes air in the room while portable stick ionizers are charged wirelessly in the Agungi’s opening. Each can then be carried to other spaces in the home where they emit negative ions.
Designer: Wongyung Lee
The average person doesn’t keep construction goggles or a shop-vac handy, so it’s likely that you know just how irritating it can be to have dust and debris flying all over the place (especially in your eyes) when you’re using a drill! This ingenious device called the Motorless Vacuum uses the drills own rotational power to move the internal fan and create suction which draws dust into the reservoir. After you’re finished drilling, just remove the peripheral and dump the sawdust!
Designer: Seokhui Kim
As humans, we’re naturally inclined to think “that could never happen to me,” especially when it comes to getting lost! Despite our egos, emergency situations do happen so having the right safety equipment is key. Designed specifically for hiking, the Sound of Light whistle provides novice and expert hikers with an additional level of visible and audible protection. The super bright LED and ear-shattering whistle serve as a beacon for rescuers while a built-in compass helps hikers navigate their way out of danger.
Designer: Chi Kuai
Psychologists have studied vandalism for years and found that boredom, peer pressure and revenge are often the cause. But it’s often overlooked that it’s also kinda fun! Just ask Banksy! This picture frame concept, Vadalijst, allows you to insert your favorite photos and vandalize them by doodling silly things with a whiteboard marker. Mustaches, monocles, capes and more… the options are endless!
Designer: Brian Khouw
With pollution on the rise it’s more important than ever for urban dwellers to be aware of their air quality… especially at home. The Airioan Serves as an unobtrusive, easy way to maintain breathable air inside by using a simple yet effective ion filtration system. Compact and easy to carry, it was designed to be placed next to the bed, on the desk or other places in which we spend the most time.
Designer: Nariman Bashiri
Projected keyboards are all the rage! This one, by Celluon, doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse, eliminating the need for extra peripherals. With the flick of a switch, a full-size QWERTY keyboard is projected in the safe form of a laser directly onto any flat surface. Compatible with both Windows, Android, Blackberry and iOS systems, Epic pairs via Bluetooth to your favorite devices. Get it here fo’ real!
The one place I’d like to see robots do their thing is in the domestic space. The Mab is a concept in this direction and looks at giving home space a robotic clean look. Essentially it is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots which will clean all surfaces. Mab scans and custom cleans an area according to its requirements.
Designer: Adrian Perez Zapata