Conquering Sawdust

Conquering Sawdust

Carpenters and handymen rejoice. The Static Tri-Prism STP solves a huge problem most prefer to just sweep away, literally. Out of sight, out of mind right? The STP operates on the concept of static electricity. The device attracts sawdust and the likes to its electric field taming messes and making clean up easy.

0 Designer: Jack J. Allwood

Hand to the Forehead for the Temp Check

Hand to the Forehead for the Temp Check

Duck Young Kong presents the Lunar Baby Thermometer, a simple temperature checking device for the mother or father, aunt or uncle; whoever’s doing the placing of the hand on the head. Check the child’s temperature without uncomfortable placing of glass sticks in places of discontent.

0 Designer: Duck Young Kong

Sewing in the Beats Like I'm Vivienne Westwood

Sewing in the Beats Like I’m Vivienne Westwood

In our modern internet age, designing things that can be fully put together and taken apart (physically or digitally), is generally a good idea. But sometimes, bridges to nowhere bring you to the strangest places! Presenting the hottest new device to make sound visible.

Who would have guessed it’d be a sewing machine?

0 Designer: Sounds.Butter Studio

The 8 Challenges the Modern Handheld Communication Device Community... or Does it?

The “8″ Challenges the Modern Handheld Communication Device Community… or Does it?

With the Weird on the rise, is there any room for flip phones and extra-small touchscreens? Kyung-Ryul Lim + Miyeon Kim have designed the “8,” a handheld communication device which makes use of two flip-up touch-screens with video, telephone, dictionary, and undoubtedly many other programs. Is there a market?

0 Designers: Kyung-Ryul Lim & Miyeon Kim

MacGyver Tries iPod Speakers

MacGyver Tries iPod Speakers

With all the hot-to-trot conceptual design work out there, it takes quite a person to just sit back and kick out the jams on a speaker set like this. Presenting the iPod Ghetto Accessory. iPod with classic earbuds, two toothpicks, no girls, and four cups. What else could a person ask for?

0 Designer: Dmitry Zagga

The LMacTouch: Perfect Desktop for a Perfect World?

The LMacTouch: Perfect Desktop for a Perfect World?

When you think “modern computer,” you think size, portability, functionality, and case aesthetics. What else? The LMacTouch has the good stuff. It’s got a touch screen, major-ly adjustable screen, green features, and it’s pretty!

Why isn’t this a production model?

0 Designer: Mayyen Chan

Wristlet Gets Young'ins Back in Time For Supper

Wristlet Gets Young’ins Back in Time For Supper

Until such time toddlers are given mobiles on their 5th birthdays, parents will have difficulty keeping them wrangled in and safe from danger. This Wristlet from Petr Hampl might be a useful solution in the mean time, allowing parents to send messages, alarms or graphic symbols to the solar powered display. Better hope they come in other colors, I don’t think pink would fly very well with boys.

0 Designer: Petr Hampl

Thin is Out, Odd is In

Thin is Out, Odd is In

Mobile phones are getting so thin, they’re almost ignoring every rule of handheld ergonomics. Designer Heikki Juvonen decided to backtrack and redesign a futuristic mobile complete with all modern accoutrements but with realistic ergonomics in mind. The end result is a phone he believes is perfectly balanced in the hand placing the heavy components towards the bottom. The unique profile shape also helps it sit better in the hand providing multiple surface areas to grip.

0 Designer: Heikki Juvonen

Tapping Your Way Up The Charts

Tapping Your Way Up The Charts

If there truly is design for the masses, this music creation tool definitely qualifies. Using friction-sensitive sensors on the glove’s fingertips, users tap out a rhythm and beat while the recorder on the back of the hand sends it wirelessly to your ears and saves it all for later editing. There’s nothing quite like using preexisting habits of behavior to define user interface issues; a really smart idea from Designer Petr Hampl.

0 Designer: Petr Hampl

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Need a Little Charge? Stick Up a Febot!

Rechargeable batteries sure have helped make my life a lot easier, but I sure do hate the bulkiness of the machines that allow me to recharge my batteries. Trying to pack up my gadgets to take with me on the go is a struggle enough, why add the extra bulk of a battery charger to the equation? Here I introduce to you Febot- The answer to all of your gadget packing needs.

0 Designer: Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon

When I Grow, You Grow

When I Grow, You Grow

There can be strong emotional connections between plant growers and the plant during the growth cycle. From the moment the seed is planted, to the time when the plant dies, it is monitored by the grower. This monitoring is often subconsciously scheduled into the user’s daily routine.

0 Designer: Jason Kline

Bring Your Own Soundboard

Bring Your Own Soundboard

This speaker concept called Brooch has no built-in soundboard. You have to bring that to the party. With its specially design suction cup, attach it to any smooth, flat surface. Different surfaces have different tones to them. The idea is to experiment. All music controls are projected onto that same surface for simulated touchscreen goodness. What do you guys think? Win?

0 Designers: KyungRyul Lim & Miyeon Kim

Lemme See How You Feel

Lemme See How You Feel

As communication becomes increasingly reliant on social media experiences i.e., email, IM, and text messages – valuable information woven subtly in physical interaction are lost. Communicate by Remote Concepts isn’t the first of its kind. The idea is simple. A user wears a small device with an integrated camera. This real time image is then translated into an abstract representation.

0 Designer: Bram Knaapen