BMW Motorrad Gets Mean

BMW Motorrad Gets Mean

Designer Frédéric Le Sciellour’s concept for a mid-weight, full-fairing BMW supersport is a step in the right direction for the brand who’s current models are functionally advanced but aesthetically stuck in the 80s. An under-belly exhaust, fender-less rear end, and more symmetrical shape give it a sleeker, sharper, more aggressive aesthetic. Not just for looks, the fairings are aerodynamically designed with grooves that direct cool air to the hottest parts of the bike’s engine while moving forward.

0 Designer: Frédéric Le Sciellour

Why Does This Toothpaste Have A Hole?

Why Does This Toothpaste Have A Hole?

Good question! When it comes to the toothpaste, even the most generous of us becomes a conservative and wants to squeeze out the last bit of paste. Many ideas have surfaced before and adding to the list is this Swing Toothpaste. Sporting a new inventive design, the hole at the end of the tube is meant to be used as a spinner. Simply put your finger in and give the tube a good spin, centrifugal force will push the toothpaste towards the tube top and make for an easy squeeze.

0 Designers: Various

Spaced Out Connection

Spaced Out Connection

The Fold Socket is a power strip that can accommodate different configurations of plugs and place them with ease. The biggest upside is its clever design, the inter socket spaces and expandability feature. The scientific design is convenient and makes the whole setup quite portable. Would love to give it a try.

0 Designers: Qi Qiu, Shang Zhi & Surong Sun

Handle in Harmony

Handle in Harmony

The latest from Viefe, the Lau handle focuses on lightness and convenience, providing the leverage users need with its angled grip. The edges of the design mount flush with the surface for a perfectly seamless look that floats nicely against any finish or natural wood.

0 Designer: Viefe

Multisensory Toys for Autism

Multisensory Toys for Autism

Understanding and acceptance of autism is a growing movement, and with that includes design that aims to aid the development of social skills. This simple yet effective tool, called Joyco, is a game for parents and children that focuses on playful interaction. Tactile elements stimulate pleasure in the form of touch and an interactive hoop game encourages eye contact with mom or dad!

0 Designer: Jowan Baransi

This robot sucks!

This robot sucks!

Literally! ERO is an award-winner concrete deconstruction robot designed to disassemble concrete structures while preserving the material for reuse in new prefab buildings. It uses high-powered water jets in its moveable arm to crack the surface and break up the slab, and then sucks up the mixed debris. In the reservoir, it separates the mixture, and creates a labeled, packaged asset that can be instantly transferred to the factory for remolding into usable blocks. No dust, no waste!

0 Designer: Omer Haciomeroglu

Power Of P

Power Of P

Apparently the Urea in your pee reacts with the hydrogen ions in water and releases electrons. If we go by this scientific information then there is a possibility of your pee generating electricity. This harnessed energy can be used to power the sensors that trigger flushing of the loo and perhaps the entire lighting set up of the bathroom. I have no validation to this theory but if it can be done, then someone please step on it. Otherwise a lot of pee is just going down the drain for nothing!

0 Designers: LIU Yi, Yue-Bo Shen & Fang-Tian Ying

The Great BNTO Giveaway to Satisfy Hunger Pangs – Four Jars to WIN!

The Great BNTO Giveaway to Satisfy Hunger Pangs – Four Jars to WIN!

You have read about BNTO here so I am not going to waste my ink on it. Instead I am going to focus on how you can use it to stay fit and maybe lose a couple of pounds in the long run. When hunger strikes on the go, we usually end up gorging on a Mc D or Pizza Hut, in short greasy unhealthy snacks. BNTO gives you the advantage of carrying your own sumptuous snack and dip combination, thus a healthier option than many. WIN your very own BNTO NOW!!

0 Contest Closed

2-Wheels, No Tip!

2-Wheels, No Tip!

Gyrobike is a twist on the electric scooter that utilizes mechanical energy storage and gyroscope technology that allows the rider to navigate in an entirely new way. The system uses the principle of reverse block connection with heavy turners operated by a single control lever. The driver adjusts the lever to the manipulate the scooters lean and turning. With the lever in a vertical position, the vehicle will stay upright, but when positioned to the left or right, the angle changes accordingly.

0 Designer: Alexander Shevchenko

Hide your ugly AC unit!

Hide your ugly AC unit!

Designers Daniel LiCalzi & Paul Genberg got sick of looking at all of the ugly air conditioners sticking out of people’s windows in the summer, so they’ve created this clever cover that gives the unit a makeover! Babilawn, inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, allows the user to express their own personal style in the form of a mini lawn fit with a tiny white picket fence, daisies, and even a garden gnome! It instantly turns an eye sore into an adorable window ornament!

0 Designers: Daniel LiCalzi & Paul Genberg

The Flux Table

The Flux Table

The intricate geometry of the Flux table is derived from “Toranj,” a mathematical pattern used in Iranian architecture that generally appears as a radial effect in a rhomboid contour. The resulting structure is a three dimensional extension of the pattern, with legs that appear to drip from the convergence points of the base pattern. Though its inspiration is rooted in tradition, the form and color palette are ultramodern and even a tiny bit gothic.

0 Designer: studioINTEGRATE

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.