Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Dusk was designed to offer seniors and their families peace of mind when it comes to mind and body. The 2-part system includes a health monitoring band that monitors the wearer’s vitals, reporting stats directly back to loved ones and alerting paramedics in the event of an emergency. For interpersonal support, the 2nd part of the system uses a projector for real time video and photo sharing with family members.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

No more low battery blues!

No more low battery blues!

The world’s first and only “blind positioning” wireless charger, the QITAH’s minimal design marries with the latest Qi technology to give you freedom from the low battery blues! Adaptable to any Qi device, it will also hold your phone at an ergonomic 40-degrees for use on your desk or 7-degrees for your nightstand or bedside table.

0 Designer: Paul Sandip

Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

The portable audio market is hotter than ever with a number of brand names competing to have the smallest, coolest looking and most powerful speaker on the block. Leu Aurelian’s take on the trend goes a step beyond, exploring wireless Bluetooth capability in not one but two nested speakers that work together to deliver an encompassing surround sound experience.

0 Designer: Leu Aurelian

New Newton

New Newton

Newton is a new type of astronomical telescope that is made with very simple low technology. It is crafted and designed using the principles of reflecting telescope that are suitable for the observation of nebula, star clusters, galaxy etc. The elegant shape reminds me of a spaceship!

0 Designer: Erik Edward Kim

Hotter, Cooler, Better.

Hotter, Cooler, Better.

If you like your coffee hot and your water cold, then the Copo thermos was designed for you. It keeps drinks at your preferred temperature when you’re on the go. Since it’s made of double-paned glass, it’s always comfortable to hold, even if you pour boiling water right into it.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Sky Whale

Sky Whale

The latest from aviation enthusiast Oscar Viñals, the AWWA “Sky Whale” concept aircraft explores the use of hybrid engine technology and active airflow wings. The unique wing system is longer from tip-to-tip and includes an integrated turbine near the fuselage which redirects laminar airflow while producing supplemental energy for the hybrid engines. Looks like an ultra-modern Spruce Goose!

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

The Ultimate Apron!

The Ultimate Apron!

Whether it’s in the kitchen, garage, or art studio, this clever apron design is the only one you’ll ever need. The key to its versatility is three interchangeable “belts,” each with its own unique arrangement of pockets for carrying different necessities. When you’re finished, just fold it up with the tools until you need it again!

0 Designer: Playground | Connect Design

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

Here is news that will warm some hearts and give relief from the bitter cold sweeping across the United States of America; WDR announced the World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design. United States takes the first place among 69 represented countries in 2013 with 112 Design Awards won globally. I have recapped some samples of the kind of amazing works that have won at the A’ Design Awards & Competition; of course the rank order is in there as well.

Sexy Hollywood Bath

Sexy Hollywood Bath

How about a sexy soak in a tub that has all the glitz and glam of Hollywood? The Xiuxi Bathtub has air injection device at the bottom that puts forth bubble bursts of water and friction that causes the anion to open pores of the skin cells. There is infrared light to stimulate cell tissues and enhance blood circulation. In short it’s a spa bath and treatment at home, at the fraction of the cost.

0 Designer: Erik Edward Kim

This is not a bike.

This is not a bike.

LUMA is a three-wheeled vehicle powered by human muscle! Similar to a step-cycle, users simply use the platform for each foot to set the trike in motion. The three-wheeled design is super-stable, safe and easy to operate, making it a great fitness option for users of any age or physical ability.

0 Designer: Bart Zimny

Super Stellar Lighting

Super Stellar Lighting

Welcome to Nexus World – a place where light rules and carbon fiber, silver and glass are the only elements to be found. This conceptual lighting series explores spacial dynamism with an expansive array of otherworldly designs that are unique from one to the next. The collection finds harmony in material likeness, but otherwise, they couldn’t be more different. Which of the 16 suits you?!

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Total Eclipse of the Wrist

Total Eclipse of the Wrist

Anyone who’s experienced nature’s most amazing and unusual phenomenon never forgets it! Now, you can experience the Eclipse on your wrist, every day. Using a patented Swiss Super-LumiNova pigment on its watch dial and minute hand, the Eclipse watch offers day and night visibility with bright illumination in the dark. Get in in black, grey, or snow here!

0 Designer: ZIIIRO

Behold The Cactus

Behold The Cactus

The Cactus is a hybrid kinda appliance, one that moves from a freezer to a refrigerator to a food warmer. Consider it as a food storage box that keeps your eatables either warm or cold, depending upon the requirement. Designed for use in nuclear households, the appliance goes against the typical principle of conducting heat from the outside to cool the inners of a fridge.

0 Designer: Erik Edward Kim