The Bright Idea light is a USB powered mood or work light made of soft silicon and plastic. It has a bit of humor in it since we all know how working thru long hours straight into the the night can be frustrating. Next time, plug in the Bright Idea light and “bing”, maybe you’ll get an idea. Cartoons huh?
Designer: Graham Alexander Bayne
The Fog Flower is a humidifier thats meant to blend into your home decor. You water it as if it were a plant and watch short plumes of mist shoot up from its spout. There’s enough space in there to eject 3 to 4 hours worth of vapor and on days when you don’t need to use it, stick a flow in it.
Designer: Dong-Kuk Nam
It is a soft mobile phone concept. The phone is encased in a flexible plastic housing. A soft polymer insert is located between the microchip module and the casing. You can drop it, bend it, sit on it, toss it around, and give it to Naomi Campbell to throw at her assistant without detriment.
Designer: Roman Kriheli
The next time you wanna capture a good panoramic picture of your vacation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, put down that tripod and expensive digital camera. Use the Panoramic Digital Camera instead. Just make sure it’s sitting on a level surface, angle it, push a button and watch it spin to take the perfect 360º view of your surroundings.
Designer: Hye-Jeong Yang
You want to enjoy your audio CDs while traveling but you also have a huge MP3 collection at home that you want to take with you. The ideal solution? DMP, a portable music player that supports CD and MP3 files. Use the MP3 player as you normally would, hang it around your neck, clip it on your jeans or place it in your pocket. Otherwise open both sides and insert your favorite CD and you got yourself a CD player my friend. Now that’s music to my ears.
Designer: Yong-Seong Kim
Mounted into a wall, Sonance Architectural Series™ speakers become all but invisible, aligned perfectly on-plane with the surface of the wall. But what if you would like the speakers to stand out, be seen, admired for their own design? Consider the Architectural Series Fascia Z8F. It has no grille: a white or black fascia creates a near seamless interface between wall and speaker.
Designer: Olivier Hennessy [ Manufacturer: Sonance ]
Who needs buttons when you have a trackball? Yes the good ole’ trackball, often dismissed as yesterday’s technology but perhaps we can find a place for it in today’s touchscreen crazed devices. The Ball Player works like every other MP3 player except for one minor, or not so minor, difference.
Designer: Dae-Ki Hong
Eat your heart out multi-touchscreen iPhone. The Haptic phone not only sports the cool touchiness, but also the very cool hapticness. The entire front and back of the phone is a touchscreen. However the screen not only shows a graphic UI, it also sports a PUI (physical user interface). The surface area can raise to mimic all kinds of buttons.
Designer: Lukas Koh
This odd amoeba looking lamp is actually made from broken tempered glass coated with a silicone lining. This affords it the kind of malleability that Play-Do would be jealous of. The edge of the lamp is lined with white LEDs. The idea is to bend and fold it anyway you please to get different types of lighting effects. The shattered glass helps create interesting reflections.
Designer: Ira Rozhavsky
For those of us cursed with limited space, Space For You is the answer. It’s a combination printer and table that blends in well with small offices as furniture. The faux drawers are actually paper loading trays and the slit is where your prints come out. Now nobody will scold you for setting your drink on top of the printer.
Designer: Lukas Koh
We sighted people take for granted how much easier we have it. Even the most basic necessities in life like telling time are an after thought since it’s common and comes naturally. Where does that leave people with vision problems? Designer Arnaud Lapierre (love the name) designed a prototype watch in conjunction with Swatch. The end result is a double ring ceramic device that tells time by touch called Sens.
Designer: Arnaud Lapierre
OMG it’s an electronic gadget that doesn’t start with an “i”! Brownie points to designer Rong Yong. His U-Jade concept is a device that communicates the location and path of other U-Jade equipped vehicles. This help you drive smarter, choosing routes that might be less busy. The device itself looks like a piece of Chinese jade jewelry cut into the classic shape that symbolizes security.
Designer: Rong Yong