Drinkable Sea Water

Drinkable Sea Water

Before you scream ‘absurd’, let me tell you that I am talking about Puri – a sea water desalinating bottle. There are several ways to remove saline from sea water, for example evaporation, vapor-pressure, and ion-exchange membrane method but all of them are not practical for use on a life raft or rescue boat and require big equipments. The Puri on the other hand is a slim portable bottle that works with a pumping action. Take a look at its video below.

0 Designers: Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim

2013 TISDC is now open for entry!

2013 TISDC is now open for entry!

UPDATE: Registration / Submission Deadline extended to Aug 26, 2013 (Monday) 24:00 (Taipei GMT+ 8:00)

When you start out as a young designer, there are several steps that you can take to create a strong foundation. Building online presence through a portfolio site is one of them; the most critical one is getting validation of your creative genius by participating in Design Competitions. The 2013 Taiwan International Student Design Competition is now open for entry. The most compelling reason to participate is of course the $12,000 grand prize.

Flex Lighting

Flex Lighting

The Fluida lamp earns its namesake from the flexible, fluid form of the bendable LED strip at its center. The two magnetic bases at each end can be set in a variety of positions to vary the direction and projected size of the light depending on the user’s need. Compact and customizable, this versatile concept is ideal for small workspaces!

0 Designer: Studio Natural

Simple Made Better

Simple Made Better

If this chair looks familiar, it’s because it’s seemingly similar to the iconic Eames DCM chair that’s been a staple since 1946. Called the NoCo2 chair, it too will cradle you in a comfortable position, and also uses rubber shock mounts to buffer movement. Instead of new rubber, however, it repurposes old scrap tires to cushion both the back and seat. Unlike the Eames, extra tensioned padding is given to the seat for a “floating” effect, more comfort, and a cool modern aesthetic!

0 Designer: Peter Danko

The virtual keyboard has arrived.

The virtual keyboard has arrived.

What’s better than an ultra-thin, compact, wireless keyboard?? One that doesn’t actually exist at all!! The Lumiquitous mouse system rids your desktop of the cumbersome keyboard, replacing it with a virtual keyboard projected directly on the desk surface. The two mice (one for each side) have a triple motion sensor, beam projector, and optical sensor that detect the movement of the hands and fingers. Because the keyboard moves with the mouse, there’s no more repetitive switching your hand from mouse to keyboard!

0 Designer: Sung-Hyeon Yoo

Living Herb Lights

Living Herb Lights

LivingLight is a set of ambient OLED lights that house an herb garden within. Designed for homes, the lights can be used in almost any space to create their magic. The beauty of having a self-sustained suspended garden that exudes light is simply fantastic. Satisfying both your green thumb and lighting needs, this easy-to-maintain green patch is a breather to nurture.

0 Designer: Michael Oechsle

Exact Rice Serving

Exact Rice Serving

I am a pretty accomplished cook when it comes to dishing out exotic cuisines; however the basics like cooking rice and bread still intimidate me. I suppose this set of designers had me in mind while conceptualizing the Rice Pack! More than being a simple package for rice; it is also a guide to the ideal amount of water required to cook the rice in a rice cooker. The package contains enough rice for either one or two serves.

0 Designers: Park Kyungran, Kim Miyeon & Gho Hyejin

Blurring Time

Blurring Time

When standing in front of the MOCAP wall-clock, its numbers are clear and visible, but walk around it and you’ll notice that they slowly dissolve, falling apart in a vague white fuzz. Inspired by the movie industries motion capture technology, this striking optical illusion is created by small, white balls that extend various distances from the matte black surface on pegs of the same color and appear to float effortlessly in the air. Own it here!

0 Designer: J.P.Meulendijks Design Studio

Chromed-out Lighting

Chromed-out Lighting

In daylight, the MEOLA lamp series serves as a sculptural object, reflecting natural light and movement on its silvery surface. At night, however, it comes alive as a vibrant luminaire and spatial focal point, dispersing a delicately diffused light from within the chrome coated surface. No doubt about it, they have a weird, quirky aesthetic… perfect for the ultramodern interior.

0 Designer: Max Ptk

Mesmerizing Marble

Mesmerizing Marble

The ONDA marble bench is born from the desire to minimize material waste by using modular sections that aren’t instantly recognizable as similar. Cut from the same block, each “wave” is just alike with the same dimensions. Reversing the pattern with every other one being turned the opposite direction creates a visual illusion of woven complexity when it’s rather simple!

0 Designers: Paolo Ulian & Moreno Ratti

A Good Shake Gets It Warm

A Good Shake Gets It Warm

The sexy looking Warm Tech Bottle is pretty high-tech actually. It features a hand-cranking mechanism that heats up the contents of the bottle. Thermos is used on the go and this bottle fits the bill as an eco-friendly option. Simple and functional, just the way I like it!

0 Designers: Yu-Chiu, Cheng-Yu Li, Yu-Hsien Lin and Kai-Cheng Chang

The Face Of Innovation

The Face Of Innovation

There are many ways to dress your Samsung Galaxy S4 and while many covers claim utter protection, very few can pass the norm of being harmoniously designed as protective. The iFace Innovation is a superior Samsung Galaxy S4 Cover that features anti-shock function functionality and good looks. It even comes with iFace’s own electrostatic Stylus pen, with a specific slot to store it.

0 Designer: Kim Jin Seok for iFace [ Buy it Here ]

Quick fix to an Apple goof!

Quick fix to an Apple goof!

I thought it was just me and my tiny ears, but apparently Apple’s Earpods are a tough fit for lots of us! Instead of replacing the buds, just snap on a pair of Sprng clips to make em’ stay put. The ergonomic design stabilizes the Earpods with a soft elastomer tip that snaps into the concha of the ear and won’t interfere with glasses or hats. You can even slide the pods up and down for a custom fit. Ordering mine now! Get yours here!

0 Designer: OHM Industrial Designers, Inc.