In Case Of Emergency… Smash The Glass

In Case Of Emergency… Smash The Glass

Based on the principles of a slingshot, the Escape Shot is a handy tool that helps you break the glass of the bus’s window, when trapped in an accident. The tool is simple to operate and doesn’t require much force to shatter the glass. Fashioned in such a way that both women and children can use it easily, this tool is a must-have for all buses.

0 Designer: Jihyun Seo

iCan

iCan

The flip-top soda can has remained unchanged for decades, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements to be made! The iCan explores new solutions for spilling prevention, keeping carbonation fresh and eliminating harmful bacteria with an aluminum twist top that uses a similar amount of material as the classic tab. Gotta see the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Rocky Bettis & Brian Bettis

A Touch of Class for iPhone

A Touch of Class for iPhone

Bissol’s latest mobile timepiece is an elegant addition to the iPhone 5(s) that merges a classic timepiece to the modern smartphone. The 2000 Calibre here features an automatic mechanical Swiss movement suspended by a unique single bridge. Its precision one-piece construction allows the user to see the inner workings of the clock in an interesting contrast to the minimal, enclosed look of the iPhone.

0 Designer: Bissol

Creeping Shade Light

Creeping Shade Light

This utilitarian lighting design is unrecognizable as a bedside lamp, but highly effective & energy saving. Named Capsule for its oblong shape, the lamp features an internal solar panel that collects energy during the day. To activate, simply lift the top of the shade to reveal a diffused, frosted glow. The adjustable lampshade features two different modes of operation – reading mode & damping mode. In reading mode, the shade remains static. In damping mode, however, it very slowly gravitates down, turning itself off once it reaches the bottom.

0 Designer: Teng Shao

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

The queue is long, the pressure is building up and all the stalls in the toilet are taken. Sounds familiar? Most often some of the stalls have faulty door indicators and are actually empty. The 35′ – Bathroom Stall Door Indicator ensures that the empty stalls are not wrongly indicated and everyone gets to use them. Smart!

0 Designer: Donghwi Chang

Power Touchscreen

Power Touchscreen

Energy Touch is a concept that gets me into my wishful thinking mode. More like what if we had screenguards so advanced, that they harness the energy from our finger’s touch, every time we use a touchscreen device. Designer Chin-Po Tsai has his own explanation for his theory, which I am sure many of you would like to debate. The question is, can we see this happening in the future? Will we get to that stage at all?

0 Designer: Chin-Po Tsai

Modern Throwback Moto

Modern Throwback Moto

In pure cafe racer style, the Monocasco pays homage to retro motorcycle designs, but with a modern compact electric motor in substitute of a twin petrol engine normally found in this style. Its combination of slim fairs, single tube headlight, and fat tires give it a late 60s racer vibe. Fast looking, but not aggressive, this fashionable bike is one that the ladies will love.

0 Designer: ART-TIC

Don't tell the boss...

Don’t tell the boss…

Phone+Book merges digital and analog in a clever notebook that will be your best friend in boring meetings! Bring the book and included conductive-pencil along with you so it looks like you’re taking notes. Little will anyone know, you’re actually surfing your phone!  Should you get inspired while surfing, you can flip the pencil to doodle regularly.

0 Designer: KBme2

Unraveling The Grain Audio Story

Unraveling The Grain Audio Story

You can’t fault Mitch Wenger and his team at Grain Audio for giving us one of the most compelling portable audio solutions in a long time. While stalwarts were fighting over adding unnecessary features like alarms and loud colors, Mitch and his team of passionate music and design enthusiasts started working on one of the most creative wireless audio solutions with the Packable Wireless System (PWS). Crafted from warm walnut wood and other essential elements, The Grain Audio products are a treat for the true music fan who appreciates audiophile sound quality.

0 Designer: Grain Audio [ Buy it Here ]

Why didn't Apple think of this?

Why didn’t Apple think of this?

This might just be the feature that Apple needed to give their iPhone 5S and 5C release the “oomph” it needed! OptUX lets users get the most from the 5′s larger screen size without sacrificing ergonomics. The interface can tell if you are holding the phone in your left or right hand, automatically articulating the apps in that direction so their within reach of your thumb. Perfect for working with one hand!

0 Designer: Noel Joyce

Sterile Hands

Sterile Hands

Purell and other hand sanitizers do a good job at keeping hands clean, but they do lack the sense of giving a complete hand wash. Some sanitizers leave a sticky sensation in the hands! Offering another portable and eco-friendly solution is the Electrolux HandCleaner Project. It could do with some design refinements, but scores well in the solution-thinking part. Read on to know more.

0 Designer: Érik Gurski Lima

Sit and Feel the Burn!

Sit and Feel the Burn!

The U-Stool’s signature “U” shape is functional in getting the user to work their abdomen and legs to balance the rocking seat. This healthier method of active-sitting actually makes it easier to sit for longer periods of time by keeping the user shifting, thereby reducing strain on the back and hips. The user might burn more energy while seated, but  the design’s eco-friendly construction and production process cut back on its own energy consumption! It’s even compostable at the end of its life cycle!

0 Designers: Various

iArt

iArt

Mountable on any wall, the Myquadro iPhone dock is the perfect perch for your beloved iPhone! Not only will it charge your phone, but the seemingly simple white structure will start to glow blue, green or red depending on the type of notification you’ve received. Built-in speakers also stream your favorite tunes with your phone framed like the piece of art that it is!

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli