Your Laundry, Circa 2020

Your Laundry, Circa 2020

The Re-cycle Laundry Center looks like if you booted it up it would kick into hyperdrive and send your shirts to another dimension, but the designers has assured me it is intended to just clean your clothes, and you will indeed get them back when it is finished with them.

0 Designers: Fernanda Villanueva & Arturo Ariño

Update your Facebook with a Pile of Ooze

Update your Facebook with a Pile of Ooze

Sometimes you just want to sit back and interact with a gelatinous black liquid on your desk. And of course, when you do, you want it to update your Facebook. Yes. That is what this goo does. It gets you more friends on social networks, and places yet another barrier between you and other real people.

0 Designer: Nicolas Myers

A Vase of Bass for your Face

A Vase of Bass for your Face

So, we’ve seen our share of headphones. Headphones have been neat for decades, and personal usage of them, day-to-day street wear-wise, has seen a resurgence in recent years due in no small part to the personal MP3 player. It should come as no surprise then that after their first minimalistic, Apple phase, they flower into a new age of aesthetic excess. Presenting the Flower Vase MP3 player, with earbuds in several different beautiful flora for you to stick in your ears.

0 Designers: Won-Ho Son & Joongho Choi

Roofus, Man's Best Friend

Roofus, Man’s Best Friend

Shoveling snow looks like a hell of a job at the best of times, but when faced with commercial sized buildings, apparently it’s so bad it takes up to 25 men to get the job done. That’s where the humorously named “Roofus” comes in.

0 Designer: Michal Glogowski

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