Control Freak Lamp

Control Freak Lamp

This clever lamp design, called Balance, forces the user to examine the depth of their virtual dependance on tech like their phone, computer, etc., in hopes that they will find a healthy balance. Now, how does an everyday object like a lamp do that? By simply requiring that the user relinquish their phone in order to operate! Like an action/reward psychological game, the user must plug their phone into the attached cable and place it in the tray to activate the lamp. Need light? Gotta put that phone down!

0 Designer: Weng Xinyu

Heart of a Car, Soul of a Motorcycle

Heart of a Car, Soul of a Motorcycle

Developed with guidance from the Audi Design Concept Studio and KISKA design, the Audi Nexus concept is a purpose-driven and efficient vehicle designed exclusively for the urban landscape. Its slim silhouette combines the advantages of both two and four-wheeled vehicles. It leans into curves for the thrill of riding a motorcycle, but its frame provides the security, safety and stability of a car. No wider than a scooter, it zips through the city and nimbly navigates traffic.

0 Designer: Marco Wilhelm

One... Two... Tree!

One… Two… Tree!

With the holiday season right around the corner, here’s a sculptural take on the Christmas tree for anyone who doesn’t like the idea of chopping down trees for short term decoration. One Two Tree is produced from sustainably grown Australian hoop pine plywood. It’s also shipped flat-packed, ready to assemble in seconds. The user can move the adjustable branches to create their own design or give them a spin for a random look!

0 Designers: Lucy and Antony Aris

The Dyson Challenge

The Dyson Challenge

Every year, in a competition we call Challenge Dyson, Dyson engineers are given a design brief outside their everyday job. It’s our way of encouraging engineers to stretch the bounds of their imagination and follow through on improbable ideas. It’s this “wrong thinking” approach that has led to Dyson’s most important inventions. This year’s brief: engineer a machine that can fly and navigate a course made from Dyson parts (looks similar to a drone!).

0 Designers: Dyson - various

Aurora Lights In My Tub!

Aurora Lights In My Tub!

Thanks to the development of phosphorescence in glass and ceramic glazing, it is possible to make the edges of the toilet, basin and bath highlighted. It kinda adds a cool funk to your bath time fun! The bath outlet features a push bar above the gentle stream of hot water, which runs down the side of the bath, thus reducing heat loss through the environment.

0 Designer: Deb Wallace

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