Saline Lamp

Saline Lamp

The Clear Light uses saline water to conduct electricity and light up this lamp. Essentially it replaces wires with saline water to reduce metal consumption. It features voice operated switch and a metal cap to control its functioning. I just think it looks super sexy lit up, don’t you?

0 Designers: Siyu Huang & Jiahui Song

Tron-approved Snowmobile

Tron-approved Snowmobile

The wicked-looking Snow-Cat snowmobile ditches the gas powered engine for a hi-tech fuel-cell electric power-train with kinetic energy recovery system. The sleds are fitted with linear generators which send power back to the fuel-cell unit and its lightweight carbon fiber body and aerodynamic shape allow it to cut through snow like butter. A digital dashboard provides the rider with completely control of the engine and suspension with information projected directly on a head-up display.

0 Designer: Kiran Pal Sagoo

EB-0lution

EB-0lution

The EB-0 is an exotic evolution of the modern electric motorcycle that features high-performance bi-motor power delivered independently to each wheel. Other innovations include a windscreen-projected control panel and mean-looking high powered LED headlamps. A see-through “tank” and super-clean tail section emphasize its petrol-free power and give it a look that’s entirely different from other gas-powered and electric bikes alike.

0 Designer: Franco Pessino

High-security without that prison-feel

High-security without that prison-feel

UNStudio’s aim in designing the new laboratory and offices for the Japanese pharma-co Astellas in Bio Science Park was security of the scientific research center without sacrificing a pleasant, open working environment. To achieve this, the structure integrates the security concept inclusively with the frame of the building serving as an unconcealed enclosure. At the center is a courtyard surrounded by glass facades that provide sufficient daylight and transparency into each of the 3 work areas.

0 Designer: UNStudio

A Gem of a Light

A Gem of a Light

No specific shape can be used to describe the Amorphous Lamp, and that’s precisely its appeal! The irregular and multifaceted yet thoughtfully crafted shape is achieved by linking various sized sheets of frosted white polycarbonate on a base of faceted raw wood. Its unique, angular aesthetic changes with just a simple turn.

0 Designers: Various

No More Pesticide Food

No More Pesticide Food

ECO Washing Balls are sensor driven balls that move in the bowl of water, ridding your fruits and vegetables from harmful pesticides. I am all in support of this kind of innovation; just two days ago I read a news report about some school children that succumbed to pesticide-laced food. Simple dishwashing and running water are not enough, either we stop using these harmful chemicals of get the industry to come out with such innovations. What do you say?

0 Designer: Yeonjin Jo

Top Picks from IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2013

Top Picks from IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2013

We are pretty excited to be a part of the upcoming IDSA Conference in Chicago – Breaking The Rules. Hopefully we get to meet you there. Although it’s in August, it will be wise to register right away. Moving on, here is a quick recap of some of the award-winning designs. Let us know what you think!

0 Designers: Various

Sad for mosquitos, great for us!

Sad for mosquitos, great for us!

Know why mosquitos like us humans so much?! It’s because we give off carbon dioxide – who knew? The Mostrap taps into their CO2 craving so they go after IT instead of YOU! A mixture of yeast and CO2 bring them in, and once inside they’re zapped by an electric grid. The trap’s elegant form bio-mimics the shape of mother nature’s predatory pitcher plant, making it a doubly effective and attractive killing machine! Do you think PETA will approve?!

0 Designer: Vishakan Shivasubramaniam

Dragon Scale Tower

Dragon Scale Tower

The SOHO Hailun Plaza in Shanghai is 33 stories of multicolored, multifaceted facade that moves and changes depending on the viewers position, giving it a breathing, dragon-scale like aesthetic. Located at the intersection of two metro lines, the tower and its series of smaller mixed-used pavilions direct the flow of commuters and organize outdoor space for a variety of different urban activities.

0 Designer: UNStudio

Universal Wrist Mend

Universal Wrist Mend

Marina Scheinberg’s wrist orthosis interacts with areas of tension surrounding the arm and wrist for use in cases of lesion-induced immobilization as well as post-op recovery, the device forms a temporary tensional “exoskeleton” with the body for a more flexible, frictionless, comfortable and effective healing solution. Composed of common soft foam material, it’s lightweight and capable of being produced virtually anywhere at low cost, making it an ideal solution for developing nations.

0 Designer: Marina Scheinberg

Freshest Air At Home

Freshest Air At Home

Inspired by the movements of a fish’s gills, the Electrolux Breathing Wall literally breathes in fresh air and infuses a relaxing environment at home. The wall mounted ‘gills’ are integrated into the home-space, transforming the area to bliss. Apparently the wall changes shape according to the air cleaning process. The Breathing Wall can be customized to suit individual needs through six functions; weather, memory, reaction, breathing, mood, and general settings by using a smart device app.

0 Designer: Jeabyun Yeon

MONDO and DUO 24 World Timer Watches

MONDO and DUO 24 World Timer Watches

The award-winning Botta-Design has much to take pride about; talk about 50 awards under their belt (including red dot) and the revolutionary modern one-hand watch design by founder Klaus Botta! As a big fan of horology I am completely mesmerized by complication in a watch and especially features like world time. The MONDO and DUO 24 World Timer Watches are watches for modern everyday life and not just globetrotters like me.

0 10% Discount Coupon Code for Botta-Design Watch Inside!

Modern Trade by the River

Modern Trade by the River

The Yongjia World Trade Centre aims to create a new image for the WTC brand as well as a unique symbol for the new riverside city of Wenzhou. Set in the dense economic zone along the coast of Southeast China, next to the Yangtze River Delta region, the riverfront landscape is the unifying element in the overall design. The 5 towers that make up the center include top-floor residences, hotel suites, shopping/commercial areas, and of course, high-end offices for trade and businesses.

0 Designer: UNStudio