What an extinguisher should be...

What an extinguisher should be…

We generally imagine fire extinguishers as large, bulky, single-use items kept behind safety glass. Though they’re built for emergency situations, they’re ironically not something you’re able to keep very handy. This design by Philip Andersson, however, solves the portability problem with a compact unit that can be held in one hand. Durable, lightweight, & easy to pack, it’s perfect for the car, camping, or keeping handy in the kitchen! Hopefully you don’t need it more than once… but if you do, it’s refillable!

0 Designer: Philip Andersson

How Toxic Are You?

How Toxic Are You?

With the current GMO outcry, it is important that we ensure that what we are eating is nutritious and not the opposite. Nurtima is a kitchen scale that calculates the nutritional values, possible toxins and freshness of your food and ingredients. The scale combines piezoelectricity with smart and flexible technologies, and is charged by bending repeatedly. This action creates enough electric charge for the scale to operate for the duration required.

0 Designer: Janne Palovuori

Bath Toys

Bath Toys

BatheXercise is a fun way to de-stress and stay fit at the same time. What these cute guys (kawaii!) are doing is using the BatheXercise equipments to move their muscles and build in that stretch. Hectic schedules and lack of motivation are the top reasons why people skip their exercises. Hopefully with a simple ten-minute routine after a relaxing shower (or before), should do the trick.

0 Designers: Chen-Yu Lee & Li Lin

An Architectural Makeover Down Under

An Architectural Makeover Down Under

This winning bid for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s historic Flinders Street Station transforms the landmark into a modern 21st century transport hub while retaining its best known heritage features & buildings to reflect the spirit of the original design. The new social hub on the banks of the Yarra River will include a public plaza, amphitheater, marketplace, & permanent home for arts & cultural festivals, as well as a public art gallery that pays tribute to the indigenous life & culture to whom the area was significant.

0 Designer: HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

Wood and Light Origami

Wood and Light Origami

Inspired by paper origami, the Folded lighting series by Ariel Zuckerman folds, stretches, and twists wooden veneer sheets to create impossible-looking three dimensional shapes. The acrylic veneer makes the most of the material’s flexibility and proves to be a visual peculiarity with its wooden texture. In chandelier, table, floor and wall lamp variations, there’s a simultaneously geometric and organic option for any area of the home.

0 Designer: Ariel Zuckerman

A Family of Card-Sized Tools

A Family of Card-Sized Tools

Tools are designed to help solve our every day problems: measuring problems, bolt-tightening problems, furniture-assembling problems, rim-straightening problems, even bottle-opening problems. What separates a merely good tool from a truly great tool, though, is how well it does a job when it needs to be done; any tool is useless if it’s back home, downstairs or out in the garage when you really need it.

0 Designers: Dave & Calvin Laituri, Kickstarter

Functional Sculpture of Caffeinated Bliss!

Functional Sculpture of Caffeinated Bliss!

No matter what time of year, there’s only one way I like my coffee… ICE COLD! But making a good iced coffee yourself is difficult given that a fresh brew is always hot, watering down the ice before you have a chance to enjoy. That was then, this is now! The Coffee Extract Tower is a sculptural, functional slow-drip coffee system that works overnight to create a concentrated coffee with an entirely different chemical profile than hot coffee that’s perfect for throwing over ice! See it in action—>

0 Designer: Kitbashive

Good Smelling Collar

Good Smelling Collar

Ever been bogged by the cigarette or food odors that your clothes pick from the bar? A quick change or shower is quite cumbersome, which is why the funky Electrolux OZ-1is a good solution. The OZ-1 is a portable air purifier and stress reliever all integrated in a fashion piece. It sits neatly under the color of your shirt or can be flaunted like jewelry. The main purpose of the device is to purify the air that you breathe and at the same time distress via aroma therapy.

0 Designer: Wei Kiat Law

Underground Bin

Underground Bin

The KUKI-BIN satisfies our inherent urge to kick things around. It’s a garbage bin that is placed underground, allowing you to not only thrown rubbish into the pit but also kick stuff in for a good measure. It basically just makes the act of cleaning your streets a bit more playful and even encouraging the kids to participate. Love It!

0 Designers: Tsewang Gensapa & Mun Kim

When something smells funny...

When something smells funny…

One way we naturally determine the quality of our food is to give it a quick smell. But even our noses get it wrong sometimes! The Smeller works much in the same way, but with enhanced sensitivity. It picks up on the most minute of scents and compares them to a vast library to let the user know the exact condition of produce, meat and other foods. You can even share your smells on social media with just a click of a button!

0 Designer: Hee Tae Yang

Machines of Adventure

Machines of Adventure

Helicopter cameras, bus-size megarovers, imperceptible stealth planes, a motorcycle more similar to a 1950s F1 car… they’re all wild concepts from the imagination of Michal Jelinek! Check em out and keep on the lookout for more from the designer’s latest release titled Machines of Adventure: Prologue.

0 Designer: Mike Jelinek

For The Sake Of A Clean Shave

For The Sake Of A Clean Shave

One of my earliest memories of my father has been to watch him carefully follow the protocols of his shaving rituals. Needless to say, when my brother was ready to try his hand, my father proudly shared his techniques and even gifted him his shaving mug as if it were a family heirloom. The Obtineo Shave Set strikes a nostalgic cord with me and I sure with guys too. Currently on its last leg for funding, let’s know why this safety razor display shave mug is special.

0 Designer: Cory Roehl [ Preorder Here ]

BMW Motorrad Gets Mean

BMW Motorrad Gets Mean

Designer Frédéric Le Sciellour’s concept for a mid-weight, full-fairing BMW supersport is a step in the right direction for the brand who’s current models are functionally advanced but aesthetically stuck in the 80s. An under-belly exhaust, fender-less rear end, and more symmetrical shape give it a sleeker, sharper, more aggressive aesthetic. Not just for looks, the fairings are aerodynamically designed with grooves that direct cool air to the hottest parts of the bike’s engine while moving forward.

0 Designer: Frédéric Le Sciellour