One Step for Man

One Step for Man

From an engineering perspective, the step scooter is a true innovation in human powered vehicles. Other mobile products have tried to recreate the non-cycling, up-down motion similar to a stair-climber with limited practical results. The STP scooter expands on the functionality and appeal by making it foldable and as aesthetically customizable as a skateboard deck. More efficient than a kick scooter and half the size of a bike, it’s perfect for stepping your way around the city.

0 Designer: Benk Koros

On My Windowsill

On My Windowsill

… lies a lot of dust, especially in-between the rail tracks for the window. I do my best to keep the dust and debris away, however the combination of vacuuming the track and brushing out the debris doesn’t help. I also require a low maintenance herb to grow on my windowsill, and this is how I will tackle both these aspects.

0 Designers: Various

Scoop 'n Weigh

Scoop ‘n Weigh

Scoop is an electronic scale integrated into the measuring scoop, intended for the local grocers who sell by the measure. It is not only handy in eliminating a step, but also promises accuracy. I can picture this being used in kitchens as well, especially when we need to bake and measure out the ingredients as accurately as possible. Over all, a nice plausible design!

0 Designers: Kim Hyun Soo & Kim Bo Kyung

Only geeky by name...

Only geeky by name…

Featuring a commanding contrast of raw wood and steel, the Geek chair has a fresh and contemporary appearance that’s elegant yet unpretentious. The design itself is straightforward and familiar, using simple geometric lines for subtlety. For more individual style, there’s a choice of matte black or white finish coupled with the solid maple rods.

0 Designer: munkii

Truly Handy Cam

Truly Handy Cam

Apart from the complex technical know-how required to use a camera, you’re also supposed to be physically stable and nimble with your hands. Even as someone with full use of my own, I can barely manage all that! With its flexible viewfinder screen, the ergonomically designed Inclusive Digital Camera makes it easier (especially for those with dexterity setbacks) to shoot from a more comfortable, wrist-supported waist height. Perfect for shooting motion or long durations for anybody from the eldery to beginners.

0 Designer: Andrew James Warner

Interactive Interior

Interactive Interior

The Cromatic collection of children’s bedroom furniture blurs the difference between fixed and flexible furnishings in a transformative combination of beds, desk and storage. Kids and parents can customize configurations to their liking with rolling bed and moveable table units that maximize play, work and relaxation space. It’s as functional as it is fun, and teaches us that the line between permanent and portable is not so cut and dry! Check out the vid to see it in action—>

0 Designer: Arasanz

Flat Tire Prediction

Flat Tire Prediction

Wouldn’t it be a boon if you had a system that told you about your upcoming flat tire? I’m not talking about some random card-pulling session but a proper system like the Flat Tire Warning Light. The device combines a Tire Pressure Sensor, LED Technology and Vibration Generation Chip to tell you in advance that a flat tire is coming your way. Get ready!

0 Designers: Hsiang-Han Hsu, Tzu-I Wen, Jhih-Jie Wang & Yih-Wenn Luo

The Flying Cart

The Flying Cart

Food service in-flights have its own set of hiccups, the narrow aisle doesn’t allow passengers to pass through and the trolley design has forever been the same. Flying Trolley brings in a new perspective by utilizing the aircraft ceiling as the trolley ramp. Only an aviation specialist will be able to give us a better idea about its feasibility, but for the moment I can imagine this idea being used in other spaces like a train. What do you think?

0 Designers: Seongjoo JOH & Lee Min – Joo

Not your Granny's pill case...

Not your Granny’s pill case…

This cleverly designed pill case takes inspiration from an unlikely source, but actually proves to be quite functional! Adopting the form of the iconic Russian Matryoshka doll (you know, the type we loved to play with as kids where there’s a doll nested inside a doll, inside a doll, inside another doll!), the pill container easily divides daily doses in a fun & logical way. Better yet, each tumbler not only holds & separates medication, but also doubles as a drinking glass for the water necessary to swallow pills!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Design from Scratch

Design from Scratch

At first glance, you wouldn’t think that the “First Chair” was all that simple to produce with its seemingly complex counterbalance of the legs, seat & back. But it’s actually result of the designers attempt to create a chair entirely from scratch! Using only the minimal amount of tools & materials available in his workshop at the moment, designer Jonathan Dorthe cut each piece from a single flat sheet of Russian plywood & then assembled using basic joinery techniques. It’s minimal in both aesthetic & process!

0 Designer: Jonathan Dorthe for Atelier-D

Human Hives of the Future

Human Hives of the Future

Design Yuhan Zhang imagines cities in 2030 being so congested they require multi-layered transportation systems that divide routes between pedestrian, commercial, and personal use. The system closely resembles a beehive, where individuals serving various tasks can use designated vehicles to get around and complete their missions. At the center of the hive, automated vehicles are dispatched directly to customers. For example, the Beetruck here is a programmable rental truck that’s perfect for transporting cargo.

0 Designer: Yuhan Zhang

Frozen Fishes In Ice

Frozen Fishes In Ice

I love the illusion that the Ice Cube tank proposes; imagine the stunned expressions when people discover that the cube is an ice deception and that your fishes are swimming in safe waters. A clever perception and very Fred ‘n Friends kinda design; got to hand it to Arthur for making us look at the lighter side of life!

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (SE Xin)

Nooka With A ZIG

Nooka With A ZIG

Besides its stunning geometric looks, the Nooka ZIG has one of the most practical elements that this digital era requires. The concept is the perfect marriage of a digital watch with USB, redefining portability and interaction. While the designer aspires to bring back the physical human interaction that is often lost with technology, I think the watch just takes us a step closer to the surreal world.

0 Designer: Adrian Candela