Lil'bitty Light Sensor

Lil’bitty Light Sensor

Access to a good light meter can make or a break a photo, but the designs are often bulky, archaic in user-friendliness, and expensive. The Lumu light meter is reduced to the size of the round sensor, eliminating the need for a separate handheld device. Instead, it works with your smartphone using a dedicated app for taking luminance measurements with a spectral response sensor that works like the human eye. Why not, since you already have your phone with you?!

0 Designer: Lumu Labs

Hyper Vehicle for the Senses

Hyper Vehicle for the Senses

The Koenigsegg Prestera was designed with one purpose in mind… thrills! Inspired by extreme sports, the vehicle triggers the driver’s adrenaline with a dynamic carving and shifting weight balance system that creates stability in turns and exhilaration in the driver’s seat. Tucked in the cockpit, the driving experience is closer to that of riding a motorcycle or even a horse. This creates a deep connection between driver and machine where even the smallest movements are shared.

0 Designer: Richard Stark

iMessaging With iBackpack

iMessaging With iBackpack

Love the idea of owning the iBackpack, a simple communicating tool for cyclists. The backpack features a transparent window through which your tablet (aka iPad) can be seen. It syncs in with your Smartphone via Bluetooth and using a special app, you can let the world know if you are going to be taking a right or a left turn. The Smartphone doubles up as a rearview mirror and relays info like break signal or emoticons and messages to the tablet.

0 Designer: Soohun Jung

Earphones With A Play

Earphones With A Play

The Freestyler earphone incorporates a very fun element to their design. A part of this earphone is made out of special coated wire that can be easily twisted and turned into a shape. This means you can easily store them or wear them in-ear. The special wire in the middle is for clipping to the collar or the pocket. You can bend it to really cool shapes! Kawaii!

0 Designer: Heewon Lee

Instinctual Architecture

Instinctual Architecture

Challenged by a long list of regulations and zoning codes, the Vail House in the hilly Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake manages to make the most of the unique terrain and city views. While such challenges often result in drab, boring architecture, Brooks + Scarpa Architects achieves the opposite with this awesomely abstract twisted box that is seemingly a part of rather than “apart from” the natural landscape.

0 Designer: Brooks + Scarpa

Urban Cyclist's Dream Come True

Urban Cyclist’s Dream Come True

While many folding helmets are designed with a number of complex hard-folds from front to back, this twist on the safety solution is collapsible down the middle. An origami-like system of honeycomb folds compress from left to right, making it just slightly wider than a medium-size book and slim enough to carry in a backpack with room to spare. Simply stretch it out to the appropriate size and throw it on to protect your noggin!

0 Designer: Michael Rose

Record and Relive Your Entire Life!

Record and Relive Your Entire Life!

The problem with our fancy gadgets and social media is that it’s now easier than ever to get lost in documenting experiences rather than just experiencing them! While you’re clicking the record button, life is passing you by! This far-out video recording concept, the Nikon LIN, aims to capture life’s experiences without distraction, allowing the user to live freely and relive the experience later in 3D. How?! With a flying camera that floats above your head and wearable glasses cam that together see everything you see! DO WANT!

0 Designer: Tommaso Gecchelin

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

It is always a pleasure to chat with Electrolux Design Director and Head of Jury, Thomas Johansson and this Monday our conversation on Google Hangout was exceptional. Besides discussing the obvious – this years phenomenal entries to the Electrolux Design Lab, we got talking about the typical use of appliances in an Indian household. He was surprised to know that a majority don’t use dishwashers and we still prefer hand-washed clothes to the washing-machined ones! In any case, without further ado, let me announce the Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists For 2013.

0 Designers: Various

Simplifying Closure

Simplifying Closure

The steps to storing and retrieving your laptop should be simple; but in all honesty are they? Right, thought as much…if we are to simplify the process then it has to be done in a clever convincing way. The AECRAFT MacBook Airfelt Sleeve is simple, clever and convincing!

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Stradivarian Superyacht

Stradivarian Superyacht

We often call an object a Stradivari of its type to say its the finest example in existence, but this superyacht concept takes things another step, mimicking the design language of the famous stringed instrument itself. From neck to bow and hull to deck, the geometries of the violin were adapted to the technical requirements of the yacht, which designer Alex McDiarmid found were not as different as you might think…

0 Designer: Alex McDiarmid

Clever Galaxy Cover

Clever Galaxy Cover

Designed for the Samsung Galaxy 4S, the Switch case sports interchangeable covers with varying size and thickness modifications to allow near-limitless customization options while maintaining the slim profile of the device. To distinguish their’s from the rest, users can choose from different colors and add modular straps to accommodate cards and other articles. 

0 Designer: 11+

Smiling Opel

Smiling Opel

Steel Drake’s design for Opel (Buick in America) gives the brand a much-needed breath of fresh air. Called the Lancorte, it looks a bit like a cross between a CR-Z and an Eclipse… sporty but reserved for the older target customer. If its price point is as low as the brand’s other models, the coupe will be worth it to impress the neighbors for at least a moment. Favorite feature: those side dimples! Hit the jump to see what I mean…

0 Designer: Steel Drake

Oh, So Pure Air!

Oh, So Pure Air!

The APM-1211GH is a multi-functional air purifier with a system to remove fine dust, viruses and toxic gases. The humidification & dehumidification system uses a naturally evaporating humidification filter. Designed to look like a vase, the appliance blends into the home environment easily.

0 Designer: Dae-hoo Kim