Modern Day Jukebox

Modern Day Jukebox

The PA1 speaker concept elevates the everyday experience of audio through its inherently simple functionality, elegant aesthetics and big, room filling sound to match. Its aluminum back casing is a striking yet minimal visual feature of the speaker, and its interchangeable front facing mesh covers available in Black or White, allow for a personalized touch. Wireless Bluetooth functionality and super-easy mounting mean you can enjoy tunes from any room in no time.

0 Designer: Studio Proper

Two Fingers Are A Charm!

Two Fingers Are A Charm!

Naughty minds can take a rest right now; the two fingers are for sticking into a shaving ring. The types that can help you shave in a jiffy. Mini Shaver is a small portable shaver that is worn like a ring on the index and middle fingers when being used. The grip section is lined with rubber for comfort and stability and the blades are replaceable. An ideal solution for on the go!

0 Designers: Chan Jeon, Heo Susun, Im Sungjin, Kim Sungeun & Park Cheolyeon

Sporty Evoflow

Sporty Evoflow

Question is, do you want to focus on having a great time skiing the slopes or do you want to get distracted with unnecessary photography setups? Sony EVOFLOW Concept Camera is the ideal solution if your focus is on good times. Just strap it on and take the plunge… the rest the cam will do for you.

0 Designer: Romain Guillame

Help with Hoops!

Help with Hoops!

The Hoop Basketball Simulation system helps new players expand their ball handling skills with one versatile, transportable device. Designed for the offense, players can switch between modes to improve their accuracy with both passing and shooting, with other players or solo. Reactive lighting, automated score keeping, and sync capability with Nike Fuel Band maximize improvement while keeping things fun and interactive.

0 Designer: Therese Brunet

Audio Orbs

Audio Orbs

It seems like we’re obsessed with making speakers smaller and smaller without sacrificing power. What would the result be if we reversed our logic and started thinking on a much bigger scale? StudioTotal answers this question with their latest conceptual sound system, Audio Orbs: the speaker you can enter. Inside the sphere are 18 speakers and plenty of comfy cushions to give the user an enhanced immersive music experience!

0 Designer: StudioTotal

Better Than Clap-On/Clap-Off

Better Than Clap-On/Clap-Off

One of the first implementations of Apple’s iBeacon technology, Zuli smartplugs connect/alert each other when the user is nearby, turning on or off depending on their location. Then, they can perform personalized, microlocation-based actions predefined by the user. Simply insert the plugs into outlets around your home, followed by lights and appliances you wish to control. Download a free iOS 7 app, complete a simple set-up, and enjoy!

0 Designer: Zuli, Inc.

Scuba Breath

Scuba Breath

My perception of a pristine and peaceful scuba dive changed when I went for my first dive off the Great Barrier Reef. It looks so easy in the movies, but the breathing underwater with an oxygen mask is difficult. Don’t let those practice lessons in the swimming pool fool you! To make it easier for us, here is the Triton Oxygen Mask For Diving. It is a very convenient oxygen respirator concept that allows us to breathe under water for a long time by simply biting it.

0 Designer: Jeabyun Yeon

Feel Free to Fidget!

Feel Free to Fidget!

The H-Lounge was designed around the idea that a chair shouldn’t dictate how one should sit. Its gently arched corners provide just enough support to comfortably nest your bod, but not so much that it restricts being able to switch up your position completely. A simple architectural structure and fluid form mean freedom of movement and absolute comfort for active sitters!

0 Designer: SOLV

Wearable Water Reminder

Wearable Water Reminder

Every new year, one of my resolutions is to drink more water… but every year I end up quenching with coffee, soda, juice etc… If you’re like me and actually want to keep your resolution, this twist on the fitness band is exactly what you need! It’s called tH2O and it playfully reminds you to drink up the good stuff while also keeping track of your daily and weekly hydration. Genius!

0 Designer: Maeva Berthelot

Floating Spheres

Floating Spheres

The simplistic, spherical pendant is one of my favorite choices for lighting a room. so the more the merrier! The Multiball system is a cloud-like cluster of different size spheres that seem to float in mid air. Perfect for larger spaces, the light compositions (available in 5, 8, or 12 spheres) can be shaped and tailored to suit any interior area.

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Takashi Yamada has been a jury member of the red dot award: design concept for the past two years. As a person who has seen the inside of how it all works, trust me this is one competition you do not want to miss. Name, fame, recognition and instant key to the doors of opportunities are some of the many perks. I love Tak’s interview that they captured, which can be seen after the jump; incase you are wondering, the backdrop is of the permanent Tupperware exhibition at the red dot museum in Singapore.

0 Early Bird Closes: 29 January 2014

This Sign Speaks

This Sign Speaks

Like the name suggests, the Smart Sign Language Interpreter is a convenient device that allows hearing-impaired people to communicate with those who are can hear, using sign language. Apparently, Sign Language is the first language learned by hearing-impaired people and as a wristband device it makes use of an EMG sensor, a gyro sensor, and a distance sensor to decode hand signs. How awesome!

0 Designers: Jeon Sung-Su, Ku Ja-Yun & Lee Seo-Young

Light in a Light

Light in a Light

The peculiar Lampslamp is a true oddity in the world of lighting. Not just because of its ultra-flexible, even wobbly shade, but because of what’s actually inside the shade… burned out bulbs. Yes! It’s like a pink jellyfish ate your old light bulbs and now they’re permanently suspended in its belly! Strange, but definitely a statement, nonetheless!

0 Designers: Various