A Car Without Compromise

A Car Without Compromise

This bizarre (and awesome!) concept car might look outlandish with its exaggerated proportions, odd stance, and overall indulgent aesthetic… but then again, I just described every other Mercedes too! But the Mercedes Giuseppe is dfferent- it’s an F1 racing machine that, over-the-top as it looks, was designed in every detail to minimize air resistance. With independent winged front arms that adjust width and a flexible body that changes with the track, this thing wants to do one thing… WIN.

0 Designer: Jaemin Park

Containers of Light

Containers of Light

The word “flaca” is one of the only things I remember from Spanish class – it translates as proportionately lean; a perfect description for the Flaca lamp. The sophisticated lighting solution itself has minimal aesthetic impact on the wall to which it is mounted, but its diffused upward and downward illumination create a decorative play of light against the wall surface. Its perfect for highlighting above or below, or simply to create definition between spaces.

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

The Assisted Move

The Assisted Move

The process where caregivers have to shift their wards from a wheelchair to their bed can get tedious and cumbersome. The Lady Shifting is an aid that allows them to transfer the person for their chair to the bed and vice versa, with ease. The following video explains it all.

0 Designers: Tsai Jui-An, Tsai Meng-Hong & Cheng Ka-Man

Reusing The Food Energy

Reusing The Food Energy

Food Scraps Reuse is a kitchen appliance that is a household biogas energy generator. It takes in the family kitchen waste and converts it to electrical energy and a liquid fertilizer through the process of fermentation. While the electric energy can be used to power small kitchen appliances, the fertilizer can be used for houseplants. Superb!

0 Designers: Various

The Eggstractor

The Eggstractor

I’m totally trademarking that name BTW! Separating egg whites from the yolk can take some serious skill! That is… unless you have this modern whisk by Ivan Zhang. By slightly modifying the shape with a circular indention, the whisk catches the yolk, allowing the white to drip down. The whisk can then be used as normal to beat the eggs or stir your mixture. It makes separating effortless and better yet, keeps your hands clean of egg goo!

0 Designer: Ivan Zhang

Earless Mug

Earless Mug

As funny as the name might sound, the Earless Mug is a clever and functional twist on the everyday object that coffee addicts will appreciate! Instead of a handle (or “ear”), the design incorporates space to rest the spoon so it doesn’t poke the user in the face when drinking and eliminates the need for a saucer. Space-saving, stackable, and material-conscious, it goes to show that even the most simple of objects can be hybridized for practical improvement!

0 Designer: Lars Kloen

A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle

Just like the name suggests, the Easy-to-View Compass makes reading the radius of circles or arcs in technical drawings a cinch. Numerical values are instantly calculated and displayed on its bright LCD screen. It’s not only more accurate, but decreases fatigue by eliminating the needs to constantly readjust and monitor the setting.

0 Designers: Cheol Woong Seo & Jae Hee Park

Dressing Up The Floors

Dressing Up The Floors

Designer Rugs has garnered an internationally acclaimed reputation for their meticulously handcrafted rugs. Exhibiting in New York for the first time at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (May 18-21, New York), visitors will have the opportunity to view a carefully curated capsule collection that highlights their extraordinary passion and craftsmanship.

0 Visit Designer Rugs at: ICFF, Stand 1348 from May 18

The Art Of Folding

The Art Of Folding

I am currently travelling with my family and being on the road for so many days has taught me the value of a good travel suitcase. The Folding Suitcase seen here may look a bit funny to you now, but trust me when you end up buying almost half of Woodbury’s discounted goodies, then a dependable expanding suitcase like this, is all that you need.

0 Designers: Wang Pan & Libiao Tong

The Hanger We Can Use

The Hanger We Can Use

The Staff Hanger is actually a very clever design. The hanger can be closed to resemble a slender staff, thus making the process of hanging clothes a lot easier. Typically we face a problem when we have to hang in our Tees. Stretching the neckline to fit in the hanger can distort the fabric, the Staff Hanger resolves this issue very efficiently.

0 Designers: Kim Mo-Sei, Kang Joon-Ho & Choi Yu-Lim

The Only Cool Treadmill...Ever

The Only Cool Treadmill…Ever

There’s a reason why in-home treadmills often become a place to hang clothes rather than an exercise machine….they’re B-O-R-I-N-G! When you can’t run outside, this is the next best thing. The Voyager is a smart-treadmill that features a large screen and interactive system that together simulate the user’s favorite places to run. Pairing with your smartphone, you can even play games or challenge your friends in an endless library of programs and settings. Do want!

0 Designer: Il-Seop Yoon

Roaring 2010s Table

Roaring 2010s Table

From looking at the Elvis table, I assumed that its name and curvaceous form were inspired by the famous singer’s quaft doo! To my honest disappointment, it was just a coincidence! The design is actually a semi-reproduction of a 1920s piece the commissioner had taken a photo of, but with designer David Savage’s own unique design language. It captures the 20s distinctive cultural edge in a modern form that’s simply beautiful. 

0 Designer: David Savage

ZIPcycle

ZIPcycle

ZIPcycle is the next evolution of the bicycle, aerodynamically optimized for less exertion & higher cruising speeds. In short, the rider gets more output with less input! The position of the rider is streamlined & elements are enclosed with fairings to greatly reduce drag; so much so that about 40% less energy is required to maintain a cruising speed of 20MPH (double the average commuting speed). The ergonomic riding stance also reduces handlebar strain & seat pressure… all this & riders still get an open-air experience!

0 Designer: Eric Birkhauser