The Coffee - Kool Aid Cup

The Coffee – Kool Aid Cup

Need both hot and cold water but have only one travel mug? No problem, the ‘It’s up to you – Temperature-controlled Cup’, allows you to carry both hot and cold water in the same thermos flask. This vacuum cup is divided into two and lets you carry your cuppa beverage both hot and chilled! How awesome!

0 Designers: Liping Lin, Jie Lin, Dujia Chen & Yuming Zheng

Hella Pedals!

Hella Pedals!

With its patented upper body pedaling system, the 4StrikeBike is unlike any you’ve seen before! It has adjustable handlebar pedals that supplement power to the foot pedals. The special freewheel system allows the bike to be cycled with both arms and legs or with legs alone. Using multiple muscle groups means greater distance capability for touring, or just giving your legs a rest. Talk about a full body workout!

0 Designer: TSG Essempio

Memory Keeper

Memory Keeper

The Synapse Storage solution was inspired by the very place that inspiration originates… our brains! Like the intricate wiring within our grey matter, the strung baskets represent the structure of our nervous system, specifically where we store memories. It provides a place to keep our favorite items while reminding us that our connection to these objects is uniquely human and goes beyond the surface.

0 Designer: Alexandra Denton

Phased By The Moon

Phased By The Moon

Inspired by the moon, the Lunaround watch features the “luna” or moon shaped hour hand that rotates one complete cycle every 12 hours. Measuring a comfortable 40 mm in diameter, the watch also hosts a red minutes and second hands. It is kinda fascinating to observe how within the center of the moon (hour hand), the hour digits can be seen moving. Awesome ‘moon’ sighting on the wrist!

0 Designer: Alex Garzon [ Buy it Here ]

Bolt Mining

Bolt Mining

Miners are under great risk when they undertake a procedure called bolting; a way of preventing rocks falling or ceiling collapse. The usual way is to use bolting rigs (bolting machines) that drill and screw in 3-meter long bolts in the mine tunnel. However while doing this, the miners also get exposed to unbolted (not reinforced) ceilings while executing manual tasks. The Boltec .04 is a bolting rig that adds an extra protection.

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Laser Precise Time

Laser Precise Time

Love the Bullion Wall Clock for its innovative use of metal and laser, just to tell the time. Three steel medallions are artfully stacked upon each other and are wall mounted using a magnetic mechanism. The topmost medallion is stationary and houses a circular array of laser pointers to demarcate the hours on the wall surface. The middle and bottom medallions both rotate, and each houses a laser pointer that indicates the minute and hour hands respectively.

0 Designer: Eric Wang

Wicked Wickerwork

Wicked Wickerwork

The Tina chair and bench merge age-old rattan craftsmanship with modern production methods in a design that is both innovative and traditional. In designer Benedetta Tagliabue’s own words, “they’re built with the painstaking care and attention to detail of artisanal methods coupled with the precision and quality that comes with technology.”  At once minimal and natural, they’re complimentary to modern and classic interiors alike.

0 Designer: Benedetta Tagliabue for Expormim

Sustainable Cultivation Units

Sustainable Cultivation Units

Hakan Gürsu’s Living Pots are a series of thoughtfully produced planters for the urban gardener who’s conscious of their carbon footprint.  Composed of 100% recyclable and reused wood and metal, they make use of lumber scraps that would otherwise be thrown out or burned after truncation. With a minimal number of parts, each unit is flat-pack ready and easy to assemble. Better yet, they can be nested to create vertical gardens where space is limited. Check out the vid to see how it’s done —>

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

Micro Taxi

Micro Taxi

With the footprint of our personal vehicles shrinking, it’s likely that taxi designs will quickly follow suit. With consideration to the fact that taxis generally carry just 1 or 2 passengers at a time, the Ago Taxi eliminates that useless front passenger seat, positioning the driver in the center and passengers in jump seats closer to the front. Saving all that space inside means the overall size of the exterior can also be made smaller. It’s sensible styling at its best.

0 Designers: Maxim Shershnev & Tigran Lalayan

Destroying Time

Destroying Time

The Digital Destruction Watch is a good analogy for how old has to make way for the new. The watch features a face where the analog dial seems to have been destroyed by the elements and made way for the digital era. Measuring a nifty 38 mm in diameter, the timepiece is good for both men and women. Specs include a digital LCD screen, time in a military style 24 hour format, a crown button that switches between time, second, and date modes, as well as activate the backlight.

0 Designer: Ross McBride [ Buy it Here ]

Time For Prefabricated Buildings

Time For Prefabricated Buildings

The Bone is a conceptual building that delves into the advantages of large detached houses, high-rise buildings, and prefabricated houses. In short, it takes in the essentials of all the three types of living quarters and brings forth the best. This prefab building hosts large outdoor spaces including gardens and swimming pools.

0 Designer: Paik Kunil

Fence Parking

Fence Parking

Now here is a pretty clever idea that can actually be utilized. Most sidewalks have a neat metal fence, so how about integrating slots in such a way that they double up as a secure parking for cycles! Two-in-one solution that takes care of parking and fences; awesome!

0 Designers: Hyupsung University Students

Reflective Clothing for the Modern Cyclist

Reflective Clothing for the Modern Cyclist

In Los Angeles, it’s not uncommon to hear horror stories about cyclists in motor accidents, which is precisely why Angeleno designer Brett Clouser started this unique line of reflective cycling wear. Unlike standard neons, this minimalist jacket is savvy enough to wear out socially. It also collapses into a compact pouch, making it easy to store in your pocket. A reflective application on the jacket shines light directly back to its source, making it almost 400% more reflective and easier for drivers to see cyclists.

0 Designer: Lunis