Sweet Noise

Sweet Noise

Can noise ever be sweet? Yes, only if it’s routed through the Music Yue – noise converter device. The idea behind this project is to transform everyday noise pollution to something more soothing. Imagine living near the railway tracks or on a busy street and having to live with those track noises and blaring horns! The Music Yue simply detects a recurring rhythm and transforms it into a pleasing tune. Imginative and something we urbanites could do with!

0 Designer: Jiawei Huang

Visible Keys

Visible Keys

Wow Clear is a keyboard cover that magnifies the letterings and also provides OLED backlighting. The concept germinated from the thought process that as we age our eyesight gets weaker and we resort to vision corrections. This keyboard cover helps you view the keys better and customizes the colors according to your fancy! What quirky fun!

0 Designers: Yu-Cheng Lin, Wei-Hsiang Tang & Yen-Kai Chiu

Fire Away!

Fire Away!

I’m a little embarrassed to admit I have no idea how to use a common fire extinguisher… but I know I’m not the only one! While I’m sure it’s somewhat basic, compared to the SafeHome extinguisher, it’s way more complicated. Just pull the pin to release the trigger, point in the direction of the fire, and let ‘er rip!

0 Designer: Moises Hansen

Twisty Lever Light

Twisty Lever Light

Appropriately named the “Mechanical Light,” this industrial desktop lamp is stripped down to the bare minimum for a stark, minimal, yet fun and brightly colored look! Intuitive and easy to move, its functionality is obvious in its simplistic lever form that uses a weighted balance to achieve the user’s desired angle. It’s cool, industrial style is a perfect compliment to both the modern and classic office space. Check out its sweet moves after the jump —>

0 Designer: Julia Kononenko

What an extinguisher should be...

What an extinguisher should be…

We generally imagine fire extinguishers as large, bulky, single-use items kept behind safety glass. Though they’re built for emergency situations, they’re ironically not something you’re able to keep very handy. This design by Philip Andersson, however, solves the portability problem with a compact unit that can be held in one hand. Durable, lightweight, & easy to pack, it’s perfect for the car, camping, or keeping handy in the kitchen! Hopefully you don’t need it more than once… but if you do, it’s refillable!

0 Designer: Philip Andersson

How Toxic Are You?

How Toxic Are You?

With the current GMO outcry, it is important that we ensure that what we are eating is nutritious and not the opposite. Nurtima is a kitchen scale that calculates the nutritional values, possible toxins and freshness of your food and ingredients. The scale combines piezoelectricity with smart and flexible technologies, and is charged by bending repeatedly. This action creates enough electric charge for the scale to operate for the duration required.

0 Designer: Janne Palovuori

Bath Toys

Bath Toys

BatheXercise is a fun way to de-stress and stay fit at the same time. What these cute guys (kawaii!) are doing is using the BatheXercise equipments to move their muscles and build in that stretch. Hectic schedules and lack of motivation are the top reasons why people skip their exercises. Hopefully with a simple ten-minute routine after a relaxing shower (or before), should do the trick.

0 Designers: Chen-Yu Lee & Li Lin

An Architectural Makeover Down Under

An Architectural Makeover Down Under

This winning bid for the redevelopment of Melbourne’s historic Flinders Street Station transforms the landmark into a modern 21st century transport hub while retaining its best known heritage features & buildings to reflect the spirit of the original design. The new social hub on the banks of the Yarra River will include a public plaza, amphitheater, marketplace, & permanent home for arts & cultural festivals, as well as a public art gallery that pays tribute to the indigenous life & culture to whom the area was significant.

0 Designer: HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

Wood and Light Origami

Wood and Light Origami

Inspired by paper origami, the Folded lighting series by Ariel Zuckerman folds, stretches, and twists wooden veneer sheets to create impossible-looking three dimensional shapes. The acrylic veneer makes the most of the material’s flexibility and proves to be a visual peculiarity with its wooden texture. In chandelier, table, floor and wall lamp variations, there’s a simultaneously geometric and organic option for any area of the home.

0 Designer: Ariel Zuckerman

A Family of Card-Sized Tools

A Family of Card-Sized Tools

Tools are designed to help solve our every day problems: measuring problems, bolt-tightening problems, furniture-assembling problems, rim-straightening problems, even bottle-opening problems. What separates a merely good tool from a truly great tool, though, is how well it does a job when it needs to be done; any tool is useless if it’s back home, downstairs or out in the garage when you really need it.

0 Designers: Dave & Calvin Laituri, Kickstarter

Functional Sculpture of Caffeinated Bliss!

Functional Sculpture of Caffeinated Bliss!

No matter what time of year, there’s only one way I like my coffee… ICE COLD! But making a good iced coffee yourself is difficult given that a fresh brew is always hot, watering down the ice before you have a chance to enjoy. That was then, this is now! The Coffee Extract Tower is a sculptural, functional slow-drip coffee system that works overnight to create a concentrated coffee with an entirely different chemical profile than hot coffee that’s perfect for throwing over ice! See it in action—>

0 Designer: Kitbashive

Good Smelling Collar

Good Smelling Collar

Ever been bogged by the cigarette or food odors that your clothes pick from the bar? A quick change or shower is quite cumbersome, which is why the funky Electrolux OZ-1is a good solution. The OZ-1 is a portable air purifier and stress reliever all integrated in a fashion piece. It sits neatly under the color of your shirt or can be flaunted like jewelry. The main purpose of the device is to purify the air that you breathe and at the same time distress via aroma therapy.

0 Designer: Wei Kiat Law

Underground Bin

Underground Bin

The KUKI-BIN satisfies our inherent urge to kick things around. It’s a garbage bin that is placed underground, allowing you to not only thrown rubbish into the pit but also kick stuff in for a good measure. It basically just makes the act of cleaning your streets a bit more playful and even encouraging the kids to participate. Love It!

0 Designers: Tsewang Gensapa & Mun Kim