Lumigrids While Cycling

Lumigrids While Cycling

Lumigrids is an LED projector for bicycles that hopes to improve safety during night riding. It projects square grids onto the ground and by observing changes in the grids, the rider can easily comprehend the landforms ahead. Lumigrids can be fixed onto the bicycle’s handlebars and the power is supplied by either an internal battery or by the rotation of the bicycle’s wheels.

0 Designers: Various

Mini Without the Hassle

Mini Without the Hassle

The smaller the car, the harder it is to get in and out of… right? Wrong! Product Tank’s latest design delivers the ease of loading up a large SUV in a super-compact city car that even the big boys will appreciate. To help facilitate spaciousness, the interior focuses on the thinness of each element. Everything from the seats to the steering wheel is just a fraction of the sizes you find in other cars! Hit the vid to see all the features!

0 Designer: Product Tank

E-Ink Simple Smartphone

E-Ink Simple Smartphone

Designed for the modern bookworm, the Booklet merges the functionalities of both an e-reader and smartphone into a single device that essentially makes it possible to take calls in between lines! Whether you’re diving into emails, documents, or your favorite book, reading is made easier on the larger screen with bold text that won’t tire your eyes. What it lacks in apps it makes up for in simplicity, ease-of-use, and a friendly, flexible aesthetic.

0 Designer: Fabrice Dubuy

The other kind of corner...

The other kind of corner…

Shelving units that are adapted for the inside of corners are a common and useful storage solution, so why not expand this concept to outward-facing corners for even more space-savings? Designer Kim Hyung Geun answers this very question with his latest piece- a versatile shelving system that makes the most out of both kinds of corners that are just waiting to be used! Easy to mount and easy on the eyes, it’s a simple way to bring more shelving into compact spaces.

0 Designer: Kim Hyung Geun

You Can’t Touch This!

You Can’t Touch This!

Aptly put by the designers, the Lizard Umbrella sheds its handle as a defensive mechanism against thieves. What this means is that you get to take the umbrella handle with you, when it needs to be deposited in a public place, like a restaurant’s umbrella stand. Without its handle, the umbrella appears to be broken and less desirable!

0 Designers: Kim Seokhui, Kim Seongjin & Kim Dasol

RAFL Wireless Speaker

RAFL Wireless Speaker

Gotto love this gesture controlled Touch-speaker set. Just like fumbling through a jar full of candies, the interaction with the RAFL Wireless Speaker, brings home similar emotions. Pick through your favorite music through touch or the flick of your finger, the possibilities are endless.

0 Designers: Studio Zebi & Kihwan Joo

Clip Chic

Clip Chic

For the not-so-serious businessman/woman, the Clip Bag playfully borrows its form from a common office item… the binder clip! Constructed of wool felt and aluminum tubing, the bag functions so well you might forget just how clever it is.

0 Designer: Peter Bristol

Lotus of Light

Lotus of Light

The Nenfa lamp takes inspiration from the shape of the lotus flower. The light structure grows from the ceiling, with each “leaf” suspended at a different height. The leaves are spread at random from the core, imitating the flowering pads. Composed of an impressive 21 discs, the lamp illuminates the space by reflecting light from one disc to another, creating multiple shadows. Flat LEDs are hidden in the upper part of the leaves, creating a visual illusion with regards to the source of the light.

0 Designer: Kutarq Studio

Puzzling Smartwatch Apps

Puzzling Smartwatch Apps

These perplexing time apps were created for the much-raved about I’m Watch smartwatch, and transform the basic resting face of the device into the time-telling puzzle of your choice. No ticking hands, no big numbers… hit the jump to see if you can solve em’ without help from the decipher-instructions!

0 Designer: Albert Salamon

Flipboarding

Flipboarding

Love this GIF-TY polaroid camera for capturing ‘movements’ and making them tangible. This unique camera allows you to print out short flipbook animations, so that you can physically keep the memories of precious moments alive in a fun way. GIF-TY’s Animations can be physically edited, and clipped on a separately designed module. Nametags can be attached to those clips just like old videotapes.

0 Designer: Jiho Jang

Portable Printable Wallpapers!

Portable Printable Wallpapers!

The Portable Freenter has the potential to be a game-changer in the world of wallpapers. Imagine using a device that directly prints your desired wallpaper pattern onto the wall. You get the liberty of choosing different kinds of fonts and also draw a picture and put texts, colors or sizes of your choice. You can input the selections via a pen or through a keyboard. Get creative, people!

0 Designers: Kim Kwang-hyun, Roh Ga-young, Kim Su-hyun & Shin Jun-won

Great Balls of Rubber!

Great Balls of Rubber!

CYQL is a one-of-kind ottoman composed almost entirely of recycled bicycle inner tubes. Kinda like a rubber-band ball, each ottoman is wrapped in tubes of different sizes, textures, colors, and prints, giving each an individual character and unique history! The rubber itself is ideal for reusing not only because of it’s inability to disintegrate back into the environment, but because of its material qualities of being stain/water-proof, elastic, and patina over time.

0 Designer: DesignLaboratoire

The Neck Saver - Part Deux

The Neck Saver – Part Deux

About a year ago, we featured Rob Bye’s Stretchless Hanger, and now he’s back with version 2.0! Like the original, the design aims to speed up the process of hanging clothes without damaging or stretching the material. But after taking your feedback into consideration, the new and improved version is more rigid, structurally sound, and just as easy to use. Which one do you like better?!

0 Designer: Rob Bye