Because I Love to Scan

Because I Love to Scan

I love the idea of taking the scanner to the book rather than the other way around. Let me explain, my children have to often scan and print images and information for school projects. Many a times the books are these heavy encyclopedias (downloading from the internet is not the same as hardcopy books), and trying to scan fat books is troublesome. The concept Scan Board offers an easy solution; it captures the image of the page and transfers it to the computer via USB. Easy and no trouble at all!

0 Designers: Jo Jae-hwan and Shin Se-hwa

Guessing Game is Back!

Guessing Game is Back!

What is this, a telescope? A sound machine? Hmmmm…it’s a Sony for sure!

Can anyone guess what this is?

0 Designer: Shen Hao Cheng

Point & Shoot Tablet Pen

Point & Shoot Tablet Pen

As digi-painting application technology expands, so does the need for digital artistry tools. The Chromopen concept makes choosing colors for matte-painting a cinch. The user simply points and shoots the Chromopen’s built-in camera to catch colors directly from the scene they’re painting, simultaneously broadening their understanding of color tones. Genius!

0 Designer: Ehsan Sayyad

Dhobi Ghat Special

Dhobi Ghat Special

Besides the washing machine, most Indian women depends heavily on the Dhobi (aka washer man) to wash the house linen. Heavy-duty laundry is always assigned to this curious breed of people (dhobi), who carry their load to the nearest dhobi ghat and manually launder the towels, bed sheets, trousers etc. Crisp ironed linen and clothes are handed back after a week and the next stack is lined up for collection. Indra is a concept washing machine to aid the dhobi with his washing and make life more easier for him.

0 Designer: Elodie Delassus

Flat Packing the Piano

Flat Packing the Piano

Would Mozart and Beethoven have a problem if their grand piano was digital and came flat-packed? I think not, if they had a sense of humor, they would totally appreciate this new outlook at transporting one of the biggest and heaviest of home furniture! I like the Foldable Digital Grand Piano, I want one, and hopefully it sounds as good as the real thing!

0 Designers: Yun Jin-yeong & Jeong Seong-hun

Fridge That Knows It All

Fridge That Knows It All

Smart Fridgerator is the mother of all smart fridges! It keeps the goodies ultra cool and conserves energy, but don’t they all? So what is the deal behind this concept; for starters, it has eyes! Yes two strategically placed pin cameras that keep a track of what is stored in each compartment, so that when you want an apple, you know exactly which door to open. Why all the fuss; to keep doors shut and conserve as much energy as possible. Also to make you look cool with a Jetson-esque appliance which features a touch panel, recipe options and smartphone connectivity.

0 Designers: Jeong-hun Yang & Gyeong-chan Han

An Angel in the Morning

An Angel in the Morning

There’s nothing quite like a steaming hot cup of coffee to start the workday- but it’s easy to neglect once you get wrapped up at your desk. The HALO heating spoon is a nifty little gadget that’ll keep your drink piping hot as long as you’d like. Intuitive controls and light/color signals make it super-easy to use. Just pop it in, switch on, and let it do the rest!

0 Designers: Burcu Bag, Amalia Monica, & Vinay Raj Somashekar

The Simplified Camera

The Simplified Camera

For a point-and-shoot girl like me, navigating through high-tech cameras with their various options is kinda overwhelming. I want my camera to be with all the frills, but be simple enough for me to keep the handbook away! The solution lies in the Rotor 360 Camera, a concept devised to keep menus and sub-menus easy. The design consists of a spine tabular column that brings together all the key functions in one place for optimum use.

0 Designer: Charlie Nghiem

Morning Raga

Morning Raga

I can’t make up my mind about the Light Bulb Radio, I think it borders between cheesy and sleek and am unwilling to write it off so soon. What I like most is its clever designing and the way the radio + nightlight combo has been given a new vibe. The light bulb influence and simple user interface makes it even more appealing. What do you think?

0 Designer: Na Yoon-mi

Sexy Bone Noise

Sexy Bone Noise

There are three major advantages to using bone conduction technology for headphone: ears are free from devices, higher sound clarity in noisy environments and perception of stereo sound. With the use of BRS – Bone Conduction Radio Short Wave System I’d add the fourth one as being super sexy with green lights and all! Sporting a chic design, these bone conduction earpieces look groovy and function efficiently with minimal controls. Can’t wait to see them on the shelves.

0 Designer: Jae-sik Kim

Why Two?

Why Two?

Do we really need the tablet and the smartphone to be two different entities? If you ask these trio designers their answer is no! The Part is the coexistence of a smartphone and a tablet as one whole device. You can remove the phone for individual use, however together they tango even better!

0 Designers: Eunha Seo, Junse Kim & Yonggu Do

Bodor Audio, A Masterpiece in Sound

Bodor Audio, A Masterpiece in Sound

The Hungarian bodor audio debuted at the London design festival with a complete high-end audio system consisting of a CD player, integrated amplifier and speakers. The system named “Presence” offers a unique musical experience which also includes a personalized service package. The brand was founded by well-known Ferenc Bodor in the Hungarian audio district and interior designer Csaba Finta. Their approach combines passion for music and morphed itself into a product with novelty and flexibility.

0 Designers: Csaba Finta & Viktor Pucsek for MYD-II Interior Design Studio

Digital Cork

Digital Cork

I am no wine expert but I do know this much that opened bottles need to be stored and consumed appropriately. Winery is a digital bottle stopper with a sensor that goes into the bottleneck and keeps a tab on the wine. It even relays useful information like temperature, expiry date of the wine via WiFi to your smartphone app. Kinda like keeping a digital eye on your drink!

0 Designers: Kwang-wi Park and Eun-ji Lim