The Um Torch

The Um Torch

The Um is a torch that is designed to be held out like an umbrella. It essentially lights up the space in front of you and unlike conventional torches, the outreach of the light from this torch will help you see your path more clearly. The torch has three settings: OFF and folded within, ON – when the button is pressed and the LEDs spring out and lastly fully extended with the lights flipped over. Nice approach!

0 Designer: Nathan Kaw

Kult Control

Kult Control

I love the ring to domotics, which was incidentally coined by Journalist Bruno de Latour by condensing domestic and robotics. Intelligent homes are a fast growing phenomena and the range of user interfaces with web applications for the control of homes, featuring stunning design and intuitive graphic, is only just expanding. Kult is is a domotic interface that is simple to use.

0 Designer: Emo Design

Shadow-Inspired Lighting

Shadow-Inspired Lighting

This large pendant light is based on the universal art of hand shadows where individuals use their hands to create birds, rabbits, and other figures. To merge this age-old tradition with modern materials and lighting, the innumerable cluster of hands create an expressive shade to shield direct light as well as casts familiar shadows on the surrounding walls.

0 Designer: J.P. Meulendijks

The Ultimate Helmet... Period.

The Ultimate Helmet… Period.

Um… why doesn’t this already exist? It’s just… plain… genius. Ideal for urban cyclists, the DORA helmet works in tandem with adaptable Bluetooth handlebar controls to give surrounding vehicles notice of the rider’s intent to turn or brake with universally recognizable light signals and colors. While it’s a great safety solution for the average cyclist, there’s also potential for an adaptation to motorcyclist helmets and the like. Check out the 360 after the jump!

0 Designer: Balázs Filczer

Putting the STYLE in Stylus

Putting the STYLE in Stylus

Introducing Flaxus, the world’s first flexible fashion stylus! Merging style and practicality, the design allows the user to wear their stylus on the wrist like a bracelet, keeping it handy to operate any touch-screen devices. The silicone material, available in a spectrum of bright colors, makes it comfortable to wear and gives it a soft, tactile grip for enhanced ergonomics.

0 Designer: AEGLO

Touch Gesture And Control

Touch Gesture And Control

According to designer Gabriele Meldaikyte there are five basic multi-touch gestures that form a language we use between our fingers and iPhone screens. We use gestures like tap, scroll, flick, swipe and pinch, to communicate and navigate. These moves are considered to be ‘signatures’ of the Apple iPhone and in the next decade or so these gestures will completely change. To preserve their authenticity, the Multi-Touch Gestures project was born.

0 Designer: Gabriele Meldaikyte

Fingers Hold ‘em Best

Fingers Hold ‘em Best

The Finger Jack Holder is a great idea that helps you keep your cables organized on your desk. The fingers keep your cables ordered and within reach. The option of tagging each cable is quite a clever one, it makes it easier for you to pick the camera charger line out of the other gadget and devices cable that the fingers hold. I like it!

0 Designers: Lee Hugon & An Hyeonjeong

Functional, Sculptural Lighting

Functional, Sculptural Lighting

The Worker lamp is designer Pascal Howe’s first addition to the VDI 2860 collection of “functional sculptures.” The design draws inspiration from his fascination for technical details as well as vinyl toys- a bit of nostalgia from being a child of the 80s and 90s. While the vinyl toys are typically small, The Worker is strikingly large at over four meters high. With the technological and structural intricacies completely visible, the design is complimentary to both industrial and minimal styles and also functions as a durable lighting solution for a variety of work areas.

0 Designer: Pascal Howe

Ballicious Your Kitchen

Ballicious Your Kitchen

This ingenious kitchen scale, quite simply called “Ball,” is as adorable as it is practical. The simple, contemporary design needs only to have the lid removed to operate the standard scale located in the lower hemisphere. When you’re finished, replace the lid and you’ve got a playful and colorful accessory for your kitchen countertop!

0 Designer: Radomir Shterev

Backyard Beehive

Backyard Beehive

The alarming decline in honey bee populations has gotten a great deal of attention in recent years and this has translated into numerous products to curb the odd disappearance. Rowan Dunford’s Urban Beehive represents a modern take on the traditional hive that will appeal to contemporary home environments. The lightweight, stackable, and flat-pack-ready design has a simple and understated aesthetic. With straightforward setup and operation, the casual beekeeper can be up-and-running in no time.

0 Designer: Rowan Dunford

The Fresh Food Connection

The Fresh Food Connection

Fresh Connect uses new technologies with the aim of saving resources while trying to keep food fresh. The concept employs an entirely new approach to food conservation through a series of specialized accessories connected by a central cooling system with an online delivery service. The setup consists of a Central Cooling System teamed with accessories like Fruit Basket, Bread Basket, Wine Cooler, Herbarium, Cool Boxes along with Ordering system + Delivery Bags.

0 Designer: Whirlpool Global Consumer Design

Definite Exit

Definite Exit

The Triangle Optical Gate Design makes it ample clear which side of the gate can be used to pass through and which cannot. The design employs the use of an intuitive triangle edge on the top and the bottom end of the gates and LEDs help to make them more evident. The gates are the kinds you see at subway stations and can intuitively integrate features like barcode scanners, RFID readers etc.

0 Designers: Jongwon Baek & Jaeyong Lee

Urban Microarchitecture

Urban Microarchitecture

The latest from IN-TENTA, this urban architectural installation called ALL-IN-SQUARE appears to be hand created just for the unique waterfront space where it lives, but in actuality it’s composed of simple, moveable modular elements including granite benches, metal “cocoon” seats, soft lighting, bike stands, granite floor coverings and square pop-ups for shelter, shade or use as a kiosk. Everything a common ground needs for a custom aesthetic, but with less expense and more efficiency.

0 Designer: IN-TENTA