Quick fix to an Apple goof!

Quick fix to an Apple goof!

I thought it was just me and my tiny ears, but apparently Apple’s Earpods are a tough fit for lots of us! Instead of replacing the buds, just snap on a pair of Sprng clips to make em’ stay put. The ergonomic design stabilizes the Earpods with a soft elastomer tip that snaps into the concha of the ear and won’t interfere with glasses or hats. You can even slide the pods up and down for a custom fit. Ordering mine now! Get yours here!

0 Designer: OHM Industrial Designers, Inc.

The Teapot Redefined

The Teapot Redefined

It’s not at all what you imagine a teapot looking like, and that’s exactly what’s so cool about the Quattro! The vertical, rectangular design makes pouring and transporting a cinch thanks to its beautifully simple, yet highly functional handle that also acts as a base. Just tip it to poor, or reverse the base to the upwards position to carry it around!

0 Designer: Snezana Jeremic

Spacecraft Carrier

Spacecraft Carrier

The MKS-1 SLS concept was designed primarily as a launch-support for space rockets & suborbital vehicles, helping them reach their destination by first carrying them closer to the edge of our atmosphere. Adaptable guide-rails above the fuselage are configurable to a variety of different payloads, including pods for space tourism. Together, 11 next-gen engines, 8 ultra high-bypass turbofan engines, & 3 engines with adaptive versatile engine technology ensure precious cargo safely arrives at an altitude of 50k feet before 2nd launch.

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

Wheels Of The Bus

Wheels Of The Bus

Ok slight deviation, this time it’s the wheels of a cycle and the value proposition is of course technical! The Charging Clip integrates a battery pack that can harness energy from the moving spokes of a cycle. What you need to do is clip the device to the cycle spoke and let physics and engineering take over. The drill is simple; you ride your bike, tank up the device and then juice your phone. So very easy!

0 Designers: Cheng-Kuei Fan, Hui-Chuan Ma & Yan-Jang Cheng

Totem Part Two

Totem Part Two

A new twist to the old Stackable Cup, this new Tilt Cup has a clipped edge that enhances drying. When you place the glass upside down, the water trickles and drains out through the gap created by the clipped edge. The tilted angle also enhances the weight balance so the cup can stand up by itself when overturned. I think this will work!

0 Designer: Huang Shi-hao

Feel the Click

Feel the Click

The Feeling Mouse, designed specifically for the hearing impaired, appeals to the user’s tactile senses to emphasize the all-important “click” that’s crucial in operating the device. When the user presses down on the mouse, raised bumps slightly protrude through designated holes where the user’s fingers rest to signal the “click.” It’s a simple solution, but incredibly useful for those missing out on this subtle queue.

0 Designer: Si Hun Lee

This lil thing will make you a pro!

This lil thing will make you a pro!

Following the trend of wearable fitness trackers, the AWA sport sensor goes beyond the functionality of wrist-bound devices and makes it possible to record and compare physical data from almost any of your favorite sports. Composed of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, it can be attached to anything from a shoe to a fencing sabre and is lightweight enough that the user won’t even notice it. Automatically synced wirelessly to your phone, it provides up-to-the-minute stats of your strength, speed and more!

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Puzzling and Fun DIY Shelving

Puzzling and Fun DIY Shelving

A single modular element is the essence of this new shelving system by Movisi. With its unique design and ability to be changed instantly, the BUILD series provides a striking and flexible interior solution. Hangable or stackable, the irregular sections can be arranged in a variety of configurations and still maintain an interior horizontal surface for placing objects. More than a shelf, it also makes for a great partition, display, wall cladding or even a seat!

0 Designer: Movisi

SLO_Gen Table

SLO_Gen Table

The SLO_Gen Table is a remarkable piece of innovation in the field of furniture design. The organic design is made using HI-MACS and has become the focal point of Gensler’s Los Angeles office lobby! It was designed using the brief – create a piece that can accommodate standing and sitting space for guests and storage for the firm’s design publications. Solid Surface HI-MACS is the table’s predominant surface material and looks divine with the use of wood. It sports an awesome curvature.

0 Designers: Various

Color Markers of Adobe CS

Color Markers of Adobe CS

I guess utopia for designers will be a place where they can sketch on paper using a pen that has built in tools of Color Markers, Tablets and Adobe CS. Not yet there, but relatively close, the PLUM concept is a pen that features a CMYK ink cartridge and is mixed with microfluidic technology (commonly used in medicine industry) to create a specific color that is desired. As you sketch, your drawing gets auto saved to a micro SD chip in the pen’s cap. Naturally, you hook up the cap to a computer and get editing on your design!

0 Designer: Yeban Shin

World Time for Dummies

World Time for Dummies

The WRLDCLCK simplifies telling time in different cities in one clever and awesomely simple device. The user can personalize the clock to their liking by adding as many hour hands as desired. Each hand is preprinted with various world cities and blank on the other so custom stickers can be added for other locations. Just snap on the different cities and forget it! And if you think wall clocks are passé, there’s also an app for your smartphone!

0 Designer: Robert Nightingale

Bug-licious!

Bug-licious!

The Farm 432 project explores growing the other white meat: BUGS! Named 432 for the number of hours it takes 1 gram of black soldier fly eggs to turn into 2.4 kilograms of delicious larvae protein, the device makes it possible to harvest up to 500kg of larvae per week (roughly two meals) for those who can stomach it!  Hit the jump to see how it works and watch designer Katharina Unger fry up some bugs!

0 Designer: Katharina Unger

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Stylish Headphones for Autistic Adults

Cumulus is a stylish headphone designed for autistic adults, where the headband goes round the neck and it has a galvanic skin sensor. This sensor helps determine the rise of temperature or heart rate via vibrations and better understand the mental conditioning of the autistic adult, at that given moment. The way the headphones wrap around the user’s ears also provides a sense of comfort and security.

0 Designer: Diamond Ho