Wrapped Around My Finger

Wrapped Around My Finger

The Zero is yet another bottle packaging design that looks at extracting the very last drop of its contents. We saw a similar toothpaste design that used centrifugal force to drive all the toothpaste towards the mouth. The question here is, does this concept work or should designers put back their thinking caps and come up with something different? What do you say?

0 Designer: Yongwoo Shim

Less About The Time

Less About The Time

The Lessolute is a clock and timer combo that works together in a distinct, emotional manner. When its placed horizontal, the device functions as a clock, but when you stand it straight, it works like a timer. Interacting with the clock is more likely to get it working, rather than pressing some buttons! Interesting!

0 Designer: Jaeil Bae

A Ladder to be Proud Of

A Ladder to be Proud Of

Now, here’s a ladder you won’t want to hide in the closet! The Tenzing ladder’s attractive simplicity and easy functionality allow it to become not just a tool, but an accent to any living space. Warm birch molded into smooth curves give it both an inviting aesthetic and structural integrity. The included Tenzing branded tool-bag makes makes even your hammer and screwdriver look cool!

0 Designer: Fritz Specht

Possibly the Sexiest E-Bike Ever?

Possibly the Sexiest E-Bike Ever?

Nikos Manafis’ e-bike concept achieves its sharp, aerodynamic form through a manufacturing process that consists of folding sheets of aluminum around minimal, lightweight frame. But it’s an electric bike, so where is the motor?— Not one but two 250W in-wheel motors work either separately for extended range, or together for an extra boost of speed. Extras include a classic Brooks saddle and 3d printed lenses for LED tail lights! Watch the 360!

0 Designer: Nikos Manafis

Octo – Electric Magic

Octo – Electric Magic

The Octo is a multi-tap and an extension cord. It features retractable cables and extending sockets that allow you to easily hook up multiple devices. I like playful design that fits into a quirky room; much better than drab old boxes!

0 Designers: Youngho Yun & Hyungsub Lee

Retractable Earphones

Retractable Earphones

Ice or Integrated Case Earphone is a retractable set of earphones that are built into the phone case. You simple tug at the earphones to extend the cord and then give them a slight pull, to retract. Essentially the design takes care of your wires and tangles mess; eliminating the need to wind them up or storing them separately. Love the idea, now only if someone will make it!

0 Designer: Yuljae Lee

Sensational Audio

Sensational Audio

One piece of raw alder hardwood and one seamless piece of stainless steel… Introducing, the Timbre speaker- a minimal take on the desktop audio that enhances rather than takes away from the aesthetic of your desk. Not only beautiful, it also turns your space into an enveloping soundstage thanks to its internal acoustic technology where sound emanates from the entire front face of the speaker. All that and it’s also sustainably produced with certified materials from local wood routing and metal cutting enterprises!

0 Designer: Running Farm Labs

Set it and forget it!

Set it and forget it!

Orb is a universal replacement stove knob that aims to make kitchens smarter. To tackle the problem of users forgetting about their stove being on, the design uses a series of “whistles” to periodically remind the user to check on the items being cooked. In the event that the user has become distracted and forgotten, the device will automatically rotate to the off position at the end of the cycle. Attachable to any stove, old or new, it transforms a basic appliance into a smart one!

0 Designers: Various

What A Dumbbell!

What A Dumbbell!

Banking on gyroscope and centrifugal force to add weight to its being, the Power Dumbbell is a unique option in weight training tech. Essentially, you don’t end up buying an array of weights for training but use only one set that can modify its intensity by gyro tech. Pretty impressive!

0 Designer: Seunghun Shin

PlanTree - The Plant Tree

PlanTree – The Plant Tree

The award winning PlanTree is exactly as it sounds- a tree of plants! This hydroponic plant cultivator system was designed for compact urban spaces where full-fledged gardens aren’t possible. The vertical system allows nutrients and water to circulate through each plant-containing pod as they trickle down. Users can have fresh, organic veggies no matter where they live.

0 Designer: Nur Yıldırım

Hands Free And Foot Fancy!

Hands Free And Foot Fancy!

Refrigerator doors are meant to have this magnetic auto lock mechanism that keeps them sealed. This is mainly to keep the cooling system efficient and preventing the loss of cold air. The problem with this function is that sometimes opening the doors, especially when your hands are full, can pose to be a problem. As a solution to this, designer Jung Jun Park brings in the option of opening the fridge door with your foot. Handy Fridge – Sounds crazy? Nah, just innovative!

0 Designer: Jung Jun Park

Hand Stitched Lighting

Hand Stitched Lighting

Until cordless electricity is perfected, we’re going to love designs like the Stitched lamp that put clever use to the otherwise cumbersome cord! The wall-mounted design is made of a simple walnut board and fabric covered electric cord that is “hand-stitched” through the veneer in the shape of a stereotypical shade. In vivid blue against dark wood, the cord stands out as a decorative accent whether the light is on or off.

0 Designer: Hyeonil Jeong

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

Love ‘em or hate ‘em the iPhone 5S and 5C are here to stay! Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll see the aesthetic and functional compliment these Bluetooth headsets by David Stockton make to the latest Apple iPhones. Applying the same minimal design values and like color scheme, there’s a headset for every iPhone option. Personally, I like them even more than the phones!

0 Designer: David Stockton