Deflecting Flash Floods

Deflecting Flash Floods

Flash floods are such a pain, especially to merchants and street vendors who stand to lose the most in this emergency situation. One of the more aesthetic preventive actions is the 360° Water Barrier. Essentially this is a road barrier that is seen dotting the city roads in the low-lying areas, and has expandable metal shutters that can be used to prevent or divert the flow of the water. With a couple more refinements, this could become a do-able concept. What do you think?

0 Designer: Nicholas Tay

Impossible Joint

Impossible Joint

At the intersection of traditional handicraft and modern design, the TER table and stool look to Japanese joinery to achieve aesthetically puzzling, minimal construction; all without the use of glue, nails, or screws. Each is composed of just nine pieces which are held together with the weight and pressure of the top plate. With the top in place, the design is sturdy and rigid. Remove it and the table and stool are flat pack ready!

0 Designer: Christian Ferrara

Total Babe of a Chair

Total Babe of a Chair

Born out of love for illusion, the Bodice Rocker’s sexy shape reminds us of a shapely bust or derrière. The sculptural seat also performs a unique trick! With the slightest touch, it gently rocks back and pauses mid-air… almost as if it’s weightless, defying the pull of gravity. In this position, its true function is revealed as a body-conforming chaise lounge clad in comfy padded leather.

0 Designer: SplinterWorks

Yube Modular Furniture

Yube Modular Furniture

I am going through the painful process of redecorating my home office. Caught on a tight budget, being picky on the design sensibilities and opting for some sense of eco-consciousness is not helping my case at all. Just when I was about to give up on finding any ‘fashion forward’ thinking styles for shelves, tables and cupboards, I stumbled upon the magic of Yube Modular Furniture. The focus being modularity, sustainability and customization, Yube is ideal for me and those who care about style and functionality.

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A Better Strainer

A Better Strainer

The Edge is a very cute looking, practical food strainer that ensures there are no drips while straining the food. A partial net blocking the end of the strainer contains the water within, so that it doesn’t spill onto the tabletop or on you. Essentially when you drain out the water, it gradually flows out without causing a mess. An interesting innovation that I would like to use!

0 Designers: Tae-jin Kim and IIDEA
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Mirror 2.0

Mirror 2.0

Simply love the Mirror 2.0, which uses voice command, face and gesture recognition technology! Two LCD displays are placed behind a one-way mirror with a camera for face recognition, sensors for motion control and a microphone for voice control. To keep you entertained the mirror plays your music or movies, displaying your e-book or streaming the news.

0 Designer: Robert Grynkofki

The dock is dead. Wireless is in.

The dock is dead. Wireless is in.

This strange little chunk of plastic doesn’t resemble what we think of as an audio speaker at all, but its unusual design isn’t all about aesthetics. The modular system was actually designed to be used in fours- connecting to each other and your devices wirelessly via Bluetooth. Volume can be controlled with your device, but to pack a serious audible punch, just add more Omni!

0 Designer: Algi R Pangestu

Keep Grandma in Check!

Keep Grandma in Check!

The EasyPill system utilizes modern technology to give elderly individuals the sense of independence they desire while also giving their loved ones & doctors peace of mind. The app-based system works hand-in-hand with an electronic pill case. When it’s time to take a specific med, that portion of the case lights up. In the event that a dose is missed, the system alerts the elderly’s family & doctors so they can take action. Doctors can remotely program & monitor the system from one simple application.

0 Designers: Various

Smartphones that learn!

Smartphones that learn!

As customizable as our smartphones might seem, we’re really limited to using the controls exactly how the manufacturer intends. This case-concept explores the use of multi-touch/capacitive sensing beyond the boundaries of the device’s screen. It makes it possible for the user to swipe or touch anywhere they’d like to activate different features. Users can set their own shortcuts and define the controls to their liking, or trigger the device to remember their actions. Make your phone adapt to you, not the other way around!

0 Designer: Richard Donaldson

Toilet Frame

Toilet Frame

When you belong to the silver generation of have a health condition, then using regular toilets with their limited height becomes a problem. The OViTO Over Toilet Frame raises the height of the toilet seat, making toileting much safer and easier to use. It has arms for added stability, support and grip, while the legs are height adjustable. Very Neat!

0 Designer: Natalia Mona Tjahjono

Read and Listen With The Braille Scanner

Read and Listen With The Braille Scanner

The Eye Ring is a Braille Scanner is that fits on the finger. It helps the sight-impaired to scan, read and even listed to a regular text. The way it works is that the scanner converts the captured images to Braille dots, which can be felt as indents on the users fingertips. Using the Bluetooth headset, you can use the text to voice function and listen to the book. Pretty nifty device!

0 Designer: Yong Jeong

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