Lucid Meets Leather

Lucid Meets Leather

Who doesn’t love the idea of a transparent screen?! Many modern conceptual watch designs feature this interesting visual element, but few remember the age-old material that’s adorned wrists for centuries…. leather! The LIP watch applies modern transparent tech with a hand stitched leather band for a comfortable and familiar aesthetic that’s not limitingly futuristic.

0 Designer: Youssef Eskandar

321 Water Filtering Bottle Review

321 Water Filtering Bottle Review

Some months ago I was sent a 321 Water bottle with a note from one of YD’s staff – “this was in the Hunger Games movie!” And it’s true. The bottle was featured in the control room scene of said movie so I thought hey, if it’s good enough for those dystopian dictators with amazing fashion sense, then it’s good enough for me. Hit the jump for the review.

0 Designer: Gretha Oost, Buy it here

Japan's Own Giant Ferris Wheel

Japan’s Own Giant Ferris Wheel

Remember that movie Contact starring Jodie Foster as the atheistic SETI scientist who gets a second chance at climbing aboard a space craft of alien design when the first one was blown up by a crazed fundamentalist? Remember who built the second space craft? Japan! It was futuristic, hi-tech, and less hodgepodge looking than the original. I digress, even the movies know when Japan goes big, they do it better. Like building their own ferris wheel that would rival the London Eye in scale and design.

0 Designer: UNStudio

Solar Powered Laptop

Solar Powered Laptop

We see solar paneled backpacks enjoying much success, so if we push the boundaries of innovative thinking then is the solar powered laptop too much to fathom? I suppose not, the Shadow Axis Solar Powered Laptop is a keen innovation, it hopes to get the lappie charged by including a solar panel on the back cover. I am not sure about the engineering aspect about this project, but it certainly is food for thought.

0 Designer: Zheng

Micro Grill

Micro Grill

Micro is a portable microwave that doubles up as a grill as well. Hectic lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits and laziness has forced us to rethink how we use our kitchen appliances. A grill on the go is understandable, but have a portable microwave is a good innovation. At least we can have hot meals in the office while buried in work!

0 Designer: Richard Park

KickSkateBoard

KickSkateBoard

Convincing yourself to get a skateboard and kick board at the same time is kinda resource drain. So how about this cool innovative option called the 2 – n – 1 Board. A sexy merger of the two, this cool board morphs itself seamlessly from one to the others with ease. Simply kitsch!

0 Designer: Jeong Woo Park

Workout For A Clean Home

Workout For A Clean Home

Orbita is an appliance that uses the energy created by body movement as energy source of the appliance. This gives you the liberty to spend more time on tasks that your enjoy rather than cleaning up the house. Although its not explained how, but the system syncs in such a way that while sweat it out in a workout, the energy expended by you can be used to do some cleaning by Orbita.

0 Designer: Natalia Aguado

Not your mother's moped.

Not your mother’s moped.

Though it’s almost 130 years old, the Piaggio brand is renowned for transportation that’s just plain different. The Piaggio PAM expands on this with a partially enclosed structure filled with smart-features like calibrated seat adjustment, photovoltaic solar energy-harvesting material, a HUD windshield, GPS navigation and even safety airbags. Like Piaggio’s MP3 scooter, the PAM also uses 3 wheels for added traction and balance, but these are reversed from front to back for a sportier riding feel.

0 Designer: Simone Madella

Flat Pack Pendant

Flat Pack Pendant

Don’t be fooled by the VANITY pendant lamp’s name… because it’s not as fancy as it sounds, which is exactly its appeal. The angular, seemingly complex shape is actually a single sheet of felt material creatively folded to form a sharp-looking shade. Flat-pack ready and easy to transport or store, it’s an easy and efficient choice for a illuminating living spaces.

0 Designer: Rodrigo Vairinhos for NEO

We encourage you to graffiti!

We encourage you to graffiti!

Psychologists have studied vandalism for years and found that boredom, peer pressure and revenge are often the cause. But it’s often overlooked that it’s also kinda fun! Just ask Banksy! This picture frame concept, Vadalijst, allows you to insert your favorite photos and vandalize them by doodling silly things with a whiteboard marker. Mustaches, monocles, capes and more… the options are endless!

0 Designer: Brian Khouw

Getting It Fresh and Pure

Getting It Fresh and Pure

The Aro is a very well designed air purifier that focuses on the user experience and innovation. It features mood lights and aroma dispensing based on the moods of the people in the room. To do this, it integrates a voice recognition system that senses the mood and tone of the voice and makes adjustments accordingly. Sweet!

0 Designer: Giuk Choi

Water Exclamation

Water Exclamation

Inspired by the exclamation mark, the Salva Faucet is an expression towards water conservation. It works in a way that you get to adjust the water temperature of the water without having to waste any water. The simple control bar makes it easy for you to use it. Edgy and innovative!

0 Designer: Jung Jun Park

Easy Spray for Refs

Easy Spray for Refs

Currently, the marker that referees use to show the position of “free-kick” and “defensive walls” in soccer games isn’t much different than a simple can of classic spray paint…. and if you’ve ever held a can of spray paint, you know it’s not exactly light or ergonomic. This innovation on referee spray solves these two issues, making it more compact, ergonomic, lightweight, and easy to use. After all, the spray should be… well… sportier!

0 Designer: Nicolas Diacre