The Safest Place to Store Your Naughty Files

The Safest Place to Store Your Naughty Files

Sure, there are passwords and various encryption technologies that protect confidential data, but what about protecting the hardware itself from getting in the wrong hands? Influenced by “old-school” security like padlocks and combination locks, the PE external hard drive aims to secure memory by toughening up the hardware itself. Want access to the info? Gotta know the combination!

0 Designer: Jae-Hoon Lee

Too Many Cooks Make A Home

Too Many Cooks Make A Home

You would think that too many designers would end up making a huge mess of their project, however this enterprising bunch of students from Sejong University in South Korea, surprise us with their creativity. Called the GAZIGOGADA or The Carry Home Project, the concept addresses the needs of a budget traveler, especially students who like to participate in various events but don’t have funds to cover all expenses. They summarize the concept of “We don’t have a house. We bring our own house.”

0 Designers: Various

Musical Home For Birds

Musical Home For Birds

The Nature Speaker is a simple perch, shaped like a loudspeaker of sorts. It not only offers a safe haven for the little birds but also amplifies their chirps for you to enjoy. I know of many places that use these artificial bird sounds to create a soothing environment. Well, nothing tops nature; so this Nature Speakeris the best.

0 Designer: Eun Ji Lee

Oh No They Di'nt!

Oh No They Di’nt!

Walking and texting is challenging enough as it is… but walking with my morning coffee and texting is damn near impossible if not dangerous! The Uppercup is the first cupholder designed just for iPhone – perfect for fanboys who love their coffee too. Ok… so maybe it’s not a practical solution to any real problem, but it’s definitely a clever statement about the flood of wild iPhone accessories on the market.

0 Designer: NATWERK

For the Purist

For the Purist

The XXXVI DG doesn’t fold, it has no electric motor, no phone charger or place to put an iPad, it can’t fly and it’s not an amphibious vehicle. It is, however… a bicycle with two wheels, gears, pedals and a frame. It was inspired by the purest form of the bike and simply applies traditional construction with modern materials to maximize the basics of a design that’s worked for over a century. It’s not going to be the fastest, smoothest, or even the most advanced…but it is… TIMELESS!

0 Designer: Paolo De Giusti

Daydream in the Clouds

Daydream in the Clouds

Who hasn’t dreamt of laying on the clouds?! This playful seating collection called Cirrus brings the fluffy stuff indoors in a whimsical series of gentle sofas and lounges. As comfortable as they look, each piece is composed with a rigid OSB frame and sinuous spring system in the seat and back surrounded by flexible PUR foam so it keeps shape without sacrificing comfort.

0 Designer: Dizajno

The Bubble Touch

The Bubble Touch

Transitioning from a BlackBerry to an iPhone or any other touchscreen phone has you craving for the soothing comfort of the bubbled keypad. I had a hard time getting used to the silky feel of a virtual pad but now that I am accustomed to it, an alternative like the Bubble Phone concept has a great appeal. Imagine getting best of both the worlds; touchscreen on one side and raised keypad for the addicts. Good going!

0 Designer: Seunggi Baek

Simple Life Starts From The Kitchen

Simple Life Starts From The Kitchen

Ok, here’s a thought, we often repeat certain steps or patterns while cooking, especially near the sink area. So how about organizing ourselves so that the steps are easy and quick to follow. For example steps like washing food, putting food into containers, cleaning the chopping board, etc can be minimized as we draw connections between each action to simplify the workflow, we will work more efficiently.

0 Designer: Wu Chun Ming

The only data storage you need...

The only data storage you need…

The Viceversal portable drive serves as a universally compatible way to carry data from iPhone to Android or Surface to Galaxy, whatever systems you use. Smaller than the average flash drive, the dual lightning and USB connections can be pushed in to the body for protection during transport, and easily released to tap into the central storage for seamless access from a variety of platforms.

0 Designer: Rexplore

Clever Cutlery

Clever Cutlery

It’s a sporkife! No wait… a knoork??  Whatever it is, this curious-looking cutlery design was created with respect to the logical order in which people might eat their food. The hybrid spoon/knife/fork is first used as a spoon to consume side dishes before being broken at the perforation to form a separate knife and fork for cutting protein items. While the disposable object is still made of plastic, it generates less waste than other plastic cutlery sets.

0 Designer: Bozzai Krisztina

Extreme Sports Notepad

Extreme Sports Notepad

It seems like my friends who enjoy outdoor activities like skiing and mountain-biking are the same folk who like to draw, write, and journal. Something about that fresh air I guess. They’ll appreciate this extreme-notebook called Idea – it’s a waterproof, unbreakable & recyclable pad that can withstand the wildest conditions. Users can doodle to their heart’s desire on the mountain top, while camping, on the beach, or any other place they find inspiration.

0 Designer: arcHITechts

Butterfly Tea

Butterfly Tea

This is the day and age of packaging! Quality products do sell well, but to give them that creative edge, they need to be packaged well. For example a great tasting tea will always be bought, but if it’s sold as cleverly packaged as this butterfly tea bag, then you give it that creative edge to be bought by the curious minds and impulse shoppers.

0 Designer: Yena Lee

This Is So Easy

This Is So Easy

It’s not rocket science but the clever addition of a simple niche to the cable tie design! The Easy_to_Cut cable tie makes snipping off a tie easier and safer. Been there; done that – the pain of snipping of cable ties can lead to a whole lot things going wrong. For example, I have once managed to snip off the external cable that covers and protected my extension cord wire. Easy_to_Cut resolves these issues by providing a built-in niche into which the tip of a cutting implement’s blade can be inserted. Superb!

0 Designers: Kim Seokhui, Kim Seongjin & Lee Jongsung