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

Don't Be Square

Don’t Be Square

From keeping record of the sun’s rotations around the earth to the face of a clock, we have always used circles to track time…. but why are our calendars square?! The Round Method is an annual calendar that begs this very question. Its circular structure corresponds to the year more sensibly than conventional calendars and with its all-encompassing visual nature, its perfect for long-term goal setting. Get it here in a digital version you can print. See how it works —>

0 Designer: David Schellander

The Triangle of Life

The Triangle of Life

Life Triangle is a life raft featuring a multi-directional triangular shape so that it doesn’t capsize easily. Apparently the triangular structure prevents the raft from turning over, a fear often associated with smaller rafts. The boat involves automatic inflation and features a movable signal light containing GPS technology. Anything that keeps you safe on the high seas has my vote!

0 Designers: Prof. Shi Yuanwu, Hu Sumei & Wu Chongxiang

Exploring With iSCOPE

Exploring With iSCOPE

The iSCOPE integrates the use of an iPhone or iPod to help children explore their natural surroundings. Akin to a magnifying glass, the device combines learning with a fun interactive experience. It encourages children to explore through real-time interaction with nature and keeps them engaged by disclosing facts and trivia.

0 Designer: Chang-Hsuan Pai