Boskke Sky Planter Clear Giveaway

Boskke Sky Planter Clear Giveaway

Because we received such amazing feedback about the Boskke Sky Planter Clear, we hooked up with the company to do a three day giveaway to our readers. If you don’t know what a Sky Planter is, it’s a self-watering hanging planter. The pot delivers the exact amount of water to your plant. Never again worry about under or over watering. Every plant looks different as it defies gravity and grows upside down. For the next three days, we’re giving one medium size Sky Planter Clear. Hit the jump to find out how to enter.

0 Sponsor: Boskke

Braille Book Everything

Braille Book Everything

Imagine a world where the sight impaired can read almost any publication without it being specially printed in Braille. It will not only save the cost of a specialized printing but also make a lot more reading material accessible to the blind. The Blind Reader is a device that looks like a smartphone but functions like a text-to-Braille converter. Simply skim it over the paper publication and the surface transforms to Braille that can be easily read. Simple, effective and portable!

0 Designers: Jia Mengyin & Bao Haimo

Steamy Apple Pie On The Go

Steamy Apple Pie On The Go

The kind of packaging redesign suggested with the UP is very convenient for the Pizza Pies that I buy from McDonalds. Where here it is intended for the fast food Apple Pie, the incisions in this package make it easy to handle and cool the pie while eating.

0 Designers: Hsien Jung Cheng & Bang Yan Cai

Safer Cooking With Kerosene

Safer Cooking With Kerosene

Kerosene stoves are popular with the rural folks, especially in Africa and India. Although they provide a cheaper option to cooking, most of the stove designs have this danger of bursting into flames or causing an explosion. The Indaba Kerosene Stove is a sleeker and safer cooking stove that employs several safety mechanisms.

0 Designer: Dean Loock

Bed And Boat

Bed And Boat

Nest is a very playful air mattress that transforms into a zippy boat by manipulating the internal hooks. I love the visual delight that the network of red ropes and spring hooks conjure. They allow NEST’s internal structure to be changed and this can be done intuitively. You can hook and unhook ropes without needing to touch them directly; for the air mattress just manipulate the spring hooks while fewer hooks are needed for the boat. Ahoy captain!

0 Designers: Jeho Yoon & Yifan Zhang

The Color Of Music

The Color Of Music

The Serendipity Emotion Player is not your regular shuffle that plays music by genre or albums. It takes into account your emotional status by interpreting the color that your subconscious mind chooses and then plays songs accordingly. The player is equipped with a camera and the user is supposed to point it towards a colored object, for example if my mind takes fancy to the apple and I point the player towards it; the device interprets my mood based on the color therapy practice and plays songs accordingly.

0 Designer: Kyuho Song

Oral-B Deep Sweep 5000 Review

Oral-B Deep Sweep 5000 Review

Three weeks ago I reached out to Oral-B to review the Deep Sweep 5000, their top of line electric toothbrush. After brushing twice a day, everyday for 2 minutes at a time, I sit here writing to you with whiter teeth, a brighter smile, and confidence to walk into my next dentist appointment with no fear of hearing, “oh you should brush more often.” Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Braun $133.00

Bell Sound

Bell Sound

The Bell Sound speakers are an unconventional twist on home audio that are composed of super-strong parallam, an engineered wood material most often used in the construction industry. To contrast the natural wood tone, each speaker rests on a hand-turned aluminum base. Though modern in material, the elongated, exaggerated bell shape hints to the design’s original inspiration- the gramophone.

0 Designer: Matthew Higgins

Telepathic Communication

Telepathic Communication

The Telepathy One is a finely crafted, superior quality micro-projection unit. It is designed to convey to the eyes, steady visual information in a natural and safe way. In short it is a wearable communication device that is non obtrusive and takes you beyond the use of a smartphone. The wearable device hooks up with smartphones and tablets and opens up a new dimension in communication.

0 Designer: the design labo Inc.

The Power Of Six

The Power Of Six

Inspired by the iMac, yet hosting the DNA of an iPhone 5, the new dimension as envisioned by Valentin Gallard, will be colors. Yes, a colorful and spirited iPhone 6 that has enough space to showcase the true impact of hues. What do you think?

0 Designer: Valentin Gallard

Safari Quest

Safari Quest

Designed to aid the capable photography team from National Geographic, this 2035 ZAIRE Concept Car has all the innovations incorporated to ensure that the 5-member team has a steady ground transportation system that tackles the African terrain. This vehicle features a unique transforming magnetic wheel system.

0 Designer: Dong Man Joo

Discus Pen

Discus Pen

The Discus pen takes inspiration from the ancient track and field sport of the same name, applying the distinctive form of the lenticular disc to a sliding feature that closes and reveals the tip. The disc ornaments the otherwise minimal design and features tactile ridges for grip and precision.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi

Reduced to Time (but with some surprises)

Reduced to Time (but with some surprises)

The minimal Reductionism watch makes time-telling easy by displaying large numbers on a simple LED grid, but it’s also multifunctional as an indicator of incoming calls or text messages. Connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth, the watch notifies the user of calls with a quick vibrating pulse and transforming blue glow while text messages are indicated with red glow. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Omar Egeh