The Paperclip Angle

The Paperclip Angle

I am one of those who have suffered many a chipped nails and nail polish thanks to the existing design of the paperclip. Men, you can mock as much as you want, but I am sure the women-force will want you to embrace the 45-degree angle-induced paperclip redesign called the ‘Clip-Up’. Simple solution to a very common problem!

0 Designer: Juhyun Lee

Only My Personal Space

Only My Personal Space

Atmos is a must-have desk for those who prefer their own personal space in a crowded office or dorm. The design takes inspiration from Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic structures and Do Ho Suh’s fabric cladding sculptures. What I love about the desk is the cozy enclosure and private space that it creates. It works better than cubicles and monolithic room dividers. Researchers too agree that a personal haven reduces stress and anxiety amongst workers and students.

0 Designer: Jeremy Lee

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Whether it was in your car or at a concert, everyone’s played a wicked air guitar solo or pretended to beat the drums at some point! Now musicians and music lovers can actually make beats or practice on-the-go without an instrument! Using motion technology like Leap and Myo, the Soundbrace wearable device transforms the user’s arms and fingers into instruments!

0 Designer: Eugene Wang

A Dentist Must-Have

A Dentist Must-Have

Designed for resorative dentistry, LedMax is an LED Curing Light design with a more compact size, appealing aesthetic and straightforward functionality. Placed on two detachable stands and available in cordless and corded models, it’s a more versatile and ergonomic solution for dentists. Light intensity and timer can be controlled directly from the device and batteries can be replaced with spare included in the pack, saving time and energy for the user.

0 Designer: Designnobis

Poptop!

Poptop!

Like the name suggests, the Poptop wine stopper (say that 10x fast!) takes the form of the aluminum can’s distinctive tab for an intuitive and playful way to preserve your favorite libations. Super easy to use, simply push the rubber stopper into the open bottle and click the tab to create an airtight seal. When you’re ready for more, just pull the tab and yank the reusable stopper out!

0 Designer: Jae Hyuk Lee

The Rolling Rule

The Rolling Rule

Your index finger has many purposes; just add plus one to it! Thanks to the Finger&Ruler concept, you can measure the dimensions of an object by simply rolling the ruler over it. The wheel concept makes it easy to measure using just one hand, in lieu of the traditional tape measure and two-hands! Simple and functional, I really think this concept rocks!

0 Designer: Shim Ha Eun

Deal On Wheels, The e rx Magic!

Deal On Wheels, The e rx Magic!

Some of the challenges that the current green and hybrid cars face are high costs and restricted range or capacity. To overcome these, we have here the e rx, a battery-powered electric vehicle concept. It mainly features an optional range extender that can be rented at gas stations or car dealerships. Essentially this kit contains all components inside one compact box: combustion engine, exhaust system, cooling unit, and fuel tank.

0 Designer: Maila Thon

A Bike for Babes

A Bike for Babes

For ladies who like to travel in style, the Fluxa bike was designed to be a rideable fashion accessory that enhances your look rather than dulls you down! Designer Callie Clark looked to NYC’s fashionistas for inspiration, noting the most popular shapes, textures and prints being worn and translating them to the language of 2 wheels.

0 Designer: Callie Clark

Living Light

Living Light

Fiet is an interactive light sculpture that visualizes the emotional impact of movement. Hundreds of cones emphasize the motion of the surface, moving closer to each other or expanding when the underlying skin changes. All this happens by the influence of sounds surrounding the object. Viewers will see the sculpture become stressed when there is a sudden noise, but when it’s quiet and peaceful it will move in a comfortable manner. It’s like a living organism that interacts with its environment!

0 Designer: Toer

The Perfect Spy Light

The Perfect Spy Light

Memo is a high-tech, compact and lightweight flashlight that merges three devices into one- the flashlight, camera and projector. Designed for nighttime use, the inbuilt camera makes it possible to capture photos of the illuminated scene with the simple click of a button. The photos stored internally can then be projected back onto a surface through the built-in lens or uploaded to other devices via the retractable USB port.

0 Designer: Stephanie Liu

Facebook Your Broken Wings

Facebook Your Broken Wings

So you have a broken arm and the traditional way to cheer you up is to write a colorful message on the cast. But this is 2013 right! With the Comfort Cast you toss out the old and ring in the new! This cast integrates a social networking feature that allows family, friends and doctors to communicate in an innovative way. In the medical aspect of things, the air pressure of the plaster is adjusted by monitoring the state of the recovering arm and a fixed plastic cast is available to fit a variety of arm sizes.

0 Designer: Kyuho Song

Safer Bathtubs Are So Good!

Safer Bathtubs Are So Good!

Mat lined or not, the danger of slipping in bathtubs still remains the prime reason for bathroom accidents. One of the innovative ways thought out by designer Andras Suto is to apply a translucent elastic material on the edges of the bathtub. Thanks to the soft, plastic material the neck and the arms can comfortably rest on the edge of the Blando bathtub. A simple redesign where surfaces that have most contact with the human body has been changed, and this seems to be a good solution.

0 Designer: Andras Suto

Bonny Plant Lamp

Bonny Plant Lamp

The Fresh Lamp is a nice way to integrate lamps, plant care and unique décor. This is the digital age, so taking advantage of sensors and technology; the Fresh Lamp provides a safe haven for the plants. It helps you water and manure the plants optimally and the LED lamp works as a great mood setter. Simple and functional, it’s the way the green industry is going these days.

0 Designer: Chun Jiang Yao