Airbags of a Different Kind

Airbags of a Different Kind

It’s futile to ask how many of you have been victims to airline staff manhandling your luggage that result in damaged bags or broken stuff. I’m sure there are plenty of you out there, which is why we need bags like the Air Pack. The ballooning of the air cushion acts as an impact-absorbing buffer and protects the fragile items placed in the bag. The only problem I foresee is the additional weight that will be brought on. Hopefully a refined version can factor this in.

0 Designers: Eun-ji Jeong, You-jeong Lee & Jun-sick Kim

Flexible CC

Flexible CC

The Curve Card is a curved credit card that looks and feels comfortable in your wallet. Because of its flexibility it doesn’t crack or chip in the back pocket. A new material called β-Plastic is proposed for its construction, which I think is a good idea. No more trapped credit cards in ATM Machines or ones that refuse to swipe and work! Good going!

0 Designers: Eun-ji Jeong, You-jeong Lee & Jun-sick Kim

Boarding, Unbound!

Boarding, Unbound!

Winter is in full swing and Lumbos is this season’s must-have snowboarding accessory! The innovative design mounts between your board and existing bindings and allow your feet to shift independently for a more free and comfortable experience. Like a skate or surf board, you can make shifts in your stance at any time for a more controlled ride. Easier on the feet and legs, it also goes a long way to prevent muscle exhaustion on and off the lifts. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Thomas Lundbaek

On-the-spot Hangers

On-the-spot Hangers

Don’t wait for expensive coat hangers to be delivered! Instead, check out TIP – a 3D printed hanger for the office and home that can be personalized and produced in no time. Simple and practical, the straightforward design can be easily adapted using the Kwambio platform to fit your size and color preferences before printing at home. Put your own label, name or other playful stamp on em’ for a custom look that’s unique to you.

0 Designer: Ivan Zhurba

Shaped by Light

Shaped by Light

Eliza is an artistic LED lamp created from folded brass and powered by a micro-USB cable. It’s asymmetric structure consists of triangular forms that reflect light from the LED above to create a diffused glow on the surrounding planar surfaces. Both functional and sculptural, its unique shape and illumination pattern make it a captivating home accessory both day and night.

0 Designer: Wesley Meyer

Clean – Blend – Clean

Clean – Blend – Clean

The Dual Mixer is a Blender that can sanitize all ingredients to be blended thoroughly, before you mix them up. The cleaning process begins inside the blender itself and the system takes care to wash off dirt, grime and microbes, using torque pressure to do the job. An interesting aspect for us to look into, what do you think?

0 Designers: Kyumin Ha and Minkyo Im

The iPhone Case Reinvented

The iPhone Case Reinvented

A prime example of biomimicry, the exoskeleton-inspired design protects vulnerable areas of your phone and absorbs impact while leaving it virtually bare. It also makes the slippery phone much easier to grip and handle with confidence. Not only that, but it’s just plain nice to look at. Some might argue that the eXo iPhone case might be the first to actually enhance the phone’s existing beauty! DO WANT! Vid after the jump —>

0 Designer: Ramak Radmard + Lucidream

A Cafe Gearhead Must-Have

A Cafe Gearhead Must-Have

Inspired by motorcycles of the same name, the Cafe Racer Mechanical Watch aims to recreate the feeling riders have over controlling the engine of their bike. In a similar fashion, the wearer has control over the intricate mechanical components of the timepiece which operates by manual winding. Its masculine, industrial textures, materials and overall aesthetic also reflect that of classic cafe racer style.

0 Designer: Ivan Pajares Cantera

Sit, Relax and Say Ahhhh…

Sit, Relax and Say Ahhhh…

Close your mouth and stop salivating … I know you’re drooling for this super awesome 4D Chair. It promises to make movies more realistic and the sounds more surreal. With all the comforts of how a tech-lover would like to experience movies (or sports on the telly), this chair is every man’s wet dream come true!

0 Designer: Ji Hoon Kwak

Your Very Own Light Drone

Your Very Own Light Drone

The Walkalight drone is a lighting exploration that merges quadcopter and smart sensor tech to create the ultimate in personal illumination. The air-filled orb is designed to levitate above the user like a street lamp and uses motion sensors to following their movements. Users can also control different features using verbal and gestural commands. It’s perfect for everything from nighttime walks to getting the right selfie lighting! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Jaka Plešec

Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

Increasing Structural Stability with solidThinking Inspire

It warms our core when we come across some inspiring case studies. Just like this one that solidThinking shared with us, involving their ‘Inspire’ software and Columbia University’s Studio-X and Tokyo DIGITAL STUDIO. The project (a pavilion) was collaboration between the two and showcased at the Tokyo Designers Week 2013 and 2014. The structural optimization software helped generate a buildable complex shape that increased the stability performance of the pavilion.

0 Software: solidThinking Inspire

Showering Just Got WAY Better

Showering Just Got WAY Better

The Octaloofah aims to reinvigorate your showering experience with an all-in-one massaging, music-playing solution! Mountable on any smooth shower surface with its powerful suction system, it allows you to exofliate and massage your back, neck and shoulders hands-free while listening to your favorite jams. If you weren’t a shower hog before, you will be now! Vid after the jump —>

0 Designer: Alex King

A Decluttering Dream Come True

A Decluttering Dream Come True

Do a quick web search and you’ll find there aren’t many attractive options in the way of toothbrush holders and razor stands. Sad, but true! Until now… Solo is the minimalist solution for the discerning user that wants to bump up their bathroom style. It’s subdued styling and small footprint keep your counter space clean and clear. Precision CNC machined and handcrafted, the solid metal stand keeps your razor or toothbrush of almost any size handy and sanitary.

0 Designer: FLYT