Home Sweet Cube

Home Sweet Cube

This minimal design by Justin Chong packs everything you need in one 3 meter x 3 meter space! The Cube home features a thoughtfully placed bathroom with a water saving shower and toilet, kitchen with an induction stove and small fridge, eating area for 4, bed for 2 and even a little storage to spare. Polished wood detail, sharp lines and a large skylight give openness and warmth to the otherwise stark space. Gotta love those stairs to the loft bed!

0 Designer: Justin Chong

Square Is Better

Square Is Better

The Square Funnel is a redesign of the typical kitchen aid that is used to transfer and pour liquids in a small-mouthed bottle. A research done by the designers showed that round funnels took a longer time to drain the liquid. The square funnel increases the speed of the liquid draining into the bottle considerably and it prevents an overspill too. In layman’s terms, the physics involved allows the quadrate funnel to control the inequalities in the change of air pressure inside and outside the bottle; thus enabling a swift transfer of liquids.

0 Designers: Various

Always In The Picture

Always In The Picture

These days cameras come with handy tools that allow you to clean up a picture right on the spot. Be it red eye correction or cropping out unwanted elements. However what if the camera was intelligent enough to always capture what you intuitively wanted. Meaning, it understands your perception of the picture and then to click the shot. This is what the Clean Shot Camera does; it features Human Recognition Technology and makes that the focal point of your picture. Everything else is irrelevant!

0 Designer: Sera Park

The Personal 3D Printer is Here

The Personal 3D Printer is Here

The ultra-compact XEOS 3D printer integrates perfectly into smaller office spaces that lack the capacity for larger printers, CNC mills and turning lathes. The use of a new innovative printer arm inspired by a wafer robot arm reduces enclosure volume by 66% compared to the current smallest design available. Create and verify geometric forms in no time, straight from the desktop!

0 Designer: Stefan Reichert

Modern Chopper

Modern Chopper

I know what you’re thinking – is this a cruiser or sportsbike? Well, the answer is yes to both. The TT New Generation Chopper has the characteristic elongated frame, stretched fork and low-rider look of other choppers, but stands out with a simpler, cleaner and more modern aesthetic that’s closer to a super sport. Subtle and elgant, but just as mean!

0 Designer: Olcay Tuncay Karabulut

All-In-One Compact Cooking

All-In-One Compact Cooking

The VIA modular cooking concept aims to fulfill a variety of cooking needs by offering a range of easy-to-use cooking methods in a super-compact unit that will fit on any kitchen countertop. The multifunctional design features interchangeable grilling, griddle, and induction cooking modules that receive an instant electrical charge when in place and can be used, quickly cleaned and easily stored within the base of the unit. It’s a great solution for small apartments where large appliances would take up valuable space!

0 Designer: Buse Üstün

Solar And Customized Cell

Solar And Customized Cell

The Super Battery is a thought-provoking concept. What we have here is an expandable strip that opens up to get recharged in the sun. It rounds up to the shape of AA, AAA and C-sized battery. Basically you can customize the size depending on what you need and recharge it via the solar cells. Here is an innovation that can be refined and perfected to make it to the shelves. What do you say?

0 Designer: Xiong Luyao

The Anywhere Speakers

The Anywhere Speakers

Who can resist speakers that can be carried to all the places you fancy! Yes, the Moktak is not your typical pair of portable outdoor speakers. They are special and can be can be used anywhere; while cycling, hung from a tree…. anywhere! The speakers feature a flexible lead cable with a silicone cover and can bend into any shape. The cable stays in shape and surges power between the two audio outputs.

0 Designer: Soohun Jung

Capturing Elements in 3D

Capturing Elements in 3D

The 3D Material Straw is the ultimate hi-tech designer’s tool that goes beyond the limitations of photography for design research and uses discoveries from MIT’s recent exploration into elastomer sensitivity for recording true-to-life 3D surfaces and textures. When the devices is pressed into an object, the elastomer component mimics the surface and records information into a digital file format that can be used as an additional element in the design process.

0 Designers: Wen Ho, Liu jie, & Liu Dongming

Not Your Average Laces

Not Your Average Laces

Unlace is a colorful, rubbery, twistable tie for untangling knotty problems with cords or cables. Each malleable piece can also be twisted for a variety of other uses like creating a custom iPhone stand or binding desktop objects together. The clever design was inspired by shoelaces and from a distance looks exactly like the familiar fragment. It’s a simple solution for tying up loose ends that are driving you mad!

0 Designers: Dante Pauwels & Cindy Glass

Heart Art

Heart Art

The Spaceship Heart installation, centered at Madrid’s Semana de la Arquietectura, consists of a whopping 400 modular cardboard building blocks, each with eight faces that represent a program in hypothetically mixed-use structure. Aside from looking like a rocket ready for blastoff, the structure also reminds of the symbolic heart shape, and serves simply as a place for viewers to gather and build a sense of community through conversation. Jump to check out the making of the modules!

0 Designer: Collective Paper Aesthetics

Lean On Me

Lean On Me

Someone has rightly said that design need not be complicated, if you peel the layers of fluff, you will be left with a clear perception of good design. The ‘Lean-able Umbrella’ follows this thought and is a very intuitive and simple design. The handle end has been redesigned with end points that feature a non-slip silicon pad. People tend to lean their umbrellas against the wall, and this design addresses that situation effectively.

0 Designers: Cheol Woong Seo and Jae Hee Park

Drying Rails

Drying Rails

The Rail Type Laundry Rack is a rework on the traditional drying rack. It features sliding hanging rails and a grooved frame, which allow the rack to be adjusted so that it gets easy to hang the laundry. Typically the rails on most laundry racks are fixed at equal distances, so it may get difficult to dry two jeans in adjacent rails. With the Rail Type Laundry Rack, you can adjust the distances between the two rails and hang clothes accordingly.

0 Designers: Soohun Jung & Areum Gu