Contribute your pee to compost! (Seriously)

Contribute your pee to compost! (Seriously)

L’uritonnoir is, quite simply, a hybrid of two everyday products: the urinal & the funnel (literally in French, “urinnoir” and “entonnoir”). It was designed primarily for use in public spaces like music festivals or carnivals where units can be placed on round bales of straw. The device funnels urine into the bale which is then removed & converted to compost after 6-8 months due to the chemical reaction of carbon (straw) & nitrogen (urine). Not for the pee-shy, but still cleaner & greener than a porta-potty!

0 Designer: Faltazi

Aqua Benz

Aqua Benz

The Mercedes Benz Dolphin takes design cues from the naturally streamlined shape of the aquatic animal, applying lightweight material to its aerodynamic form for maximum efficiency. Powered by a dual-stators maglev DC machine, the lighter and cleaner engine was a natural choice to compliment its focus on environmental friendliness and efficiency. It’s a Flipper-inspired family car of the future!

0 Designers: Various

The USB Drive

The USB Drive

Sometimes innovation is about coming up with new ways to do the same old chore. For example, if you need to access files from your portable Hard Drive and transfer them to a USB key, then you need to route it through the Laptop or PC. Without PC is a device that eliminates this step; it features a touchscreen that facilitates easy transfer of files from the Hard Drive to the USB.

0 Designer: Dongwook Kim

The Island Kitchen Is Finally Here

The Island Kitchen Is Finally Here

Space crunch + kitchen has always equalled to a compromised kitchen. Realistically speaking, designer Massimo Facchinetti has nailed it with his Ecooking vertical kitchen. This single module kitchen is a hub for sustainable cooking. The technologies of the project highlight energy-saving systems, and come integrated with an internal retrieval of energy system. This is achieved thanks to the close proximity and interaction of appliances with each other and the exchange of heat and moisture.

0 Designer: Massimo Facchinetti for CLEI

Seating to Oink About

Seating to Oink About

Inspired by Meret Oppenheim’s bird-legged Traccia table, this dual-footed stool applies the functional stability and aesthetic peculiarity of one of our favorite barnyard animal’s feet: the pig! To balance on just two legs, each of the Pig on the Wings stool’s supports loosely mimic the 4 “toes” of a pig hoof. From the barn to the modern loft, this conversation starter is an interesting addition to any space, country or modern. Get it here!

0 Designer: Gentle Giants

Undetectable Table

Undetectable Table

The Bordus coffee table takes surprising inspiration from the lines and angles of Stealth Fighters, applying these geometries to form a striking sculptural piece. The polarizing design may appear complex at first glance but is quite simple in form and construction! Nest-able side by side, unique combinations can be created by repeating tables to fit a variety of different sized and shaped spaces.

0 Designer: Ola Giertz

Citroën Clean Tech

Citroën Clean Tech

The Citroën DS BiRotor is a hybrid concept that merges aerodynamic coupe styling with 4-door hatchback versatility to form the sportiest Citroën compact yet. It uses the latest in internal combustion and electric power for optimal fuel efficiency and immediate implementation to the current infrastructure. All that squeezed into a superlight carbon and aluminum modular chassis for optimal weight, rigidity and safety.

0 Designer: Jose Eduardo Sanchez

Robotic Gait

Robotic Gait

The 7-miles is a concept of an active robotic orthosis designed to fit physically challenged and able folks. It supports a person right from their gluteus area to the femoral and calf muscles. The support does not restrict the range of motion and is very lightweight. Thanks to a flexible design it is possible to extend the height to fit a 150 – 200cm tall person. For the able-folks, it serves as a city personal commuting system.

0 Designer: Josef Ludvik Bohm

Plug It On The Window

Plug It On The Window

The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively.

0 Designers: Kyuho Song & Boa Oh

Spot the Watch!

Spot the Watch!

The Classic: perfectly balanced in design & function. It’s easy, refined and available in six colors for character that best represents the wearer. The Timeless: it pays homage to luxury, shouting elegance & class with perfect restraint; its sophisticated features charm the most discerning design sensibilities. The Iconic: influenced by industrial & avionic instruments, it’s raw, tough & precise. With solid form & proportions, it’s a utilitarian piece built for durability and aesthetic beauty.

0 Designer: AÃRK Collective

Rummikub Reimagined

Rummikub Reimagined

A household favorite, the iconic Rummikub game has undergone very little change over the years. iVokey is a fresh take on the tile-based game that gives new life to the set with modern fonts and colors. An overall focus on lightness called for using new materials like plastic and acrylic for the board and tiles which have been reduced in size but are even more durable. Packed into a convenient, compact tote, it’s easier than ever to take to parties or gift to friends!

0 Designer: Sait Alanyali

Stainless Steel Ice Cubes

Stainless Steel Ice Cubes

Not the first time I’ve seen something similar but this Kickstarter project for the stainless steel Pucs are by far the most well crafted. The general idea is ice cubes are terrible at keeping liquids cold. They immediately melt and dilute the flavor and they can even alter the taste if your water source isn’t pure from the start. Don’t even get me started on the chemicals used to treat city water supplies. Pucs stay colder longer and imbue no taste or smell to your drink.

0 Designers: Dave & Calvin Laituri, Kickstarter

A Silky Disposition

A Silky Disposition

You have to hand it to Samsung and Apple’s forward thinking design team that made it acceptable for us to have phones that are a cross between a tablet and well … a phone! While the new forms give us a gawky looking device, The Bionic Silkworm Inspired Phone takes us back to the basic shape of an ergonomic handset. Designed to make both children and the elderly comfortable with its use, the LED display and infrared sensor technology make it as tech-savvy as it gets. So which will you prefer… a phablet or a phone?

0 Designers: Huang Lu, Chen Haiyan & Xiao W