Levitating Table

Levitating Table

Designed with eyes on the future, this striking table was inspired by the Maglev train’s use of magnetic technology and applies the same levitating principles to a functional, futuristic dining table. Using an electromagnetic suspension system, the table levitates above a steel plate while electromagnets attached to the table are oriented toward the plate from below. The user can easily change table height by adjusting the strength of the magnetic field.

0 Designer: Yana Christiaens

Where Did The Monitor Go?

Where Did The Monitor Go?

It got a new lease of life and became this trendy table to hold books and other stuff. You have to love the simplistic approach adopted by Low Yi Siu in crafting the Rebirth magazine rack. Over the years we have accumulated a lot of e-waste and one great way of reusing the discarded cathode-ray-tube (CRT) computer monitor, is this. Emotional, iconic, call it whatever you want, but the retro appeal of this table is bound to be a conversation piece.

0 Designer: Low Yi Siu

10 Lives

10 Lives

Better face it now – one day Fluffy’s time will come too! Awww, I know… sad. But here’s a way to remember your long lost pet forever! The Coffin for Pets is more than just a funerary container. Made of 100% biodegradable papier-mâché, the thoughtful design contains a single tree seed that sprouts into new life in the place where your pet was buried. It’s a great (and eco-friendly) way to cope with grief and remember good ol’ Fluffmuffin.

0 Designer: HURLUBERLU

Get a Grip

Get a Grip

Any bicycle enthusiast will tell you that the comfort of the rider’s hands is paramount for a pleasant and safe ride. The X-ing grip focuses in on this key part of the bike, adapting to the shape of the rider’s hand over time and providing heat or cooling depending on the season. Purposefully placed grooves increase ventilation in the summer to reduce slipperiness cause by sweaty hands. In the winter, an internal “hot-wire” is solar charged and warms the grips to keep hands from numbing. Genius!

0 Designers: Various

The Cirrus Blend

The Cirrus Blend

Be honest, are you still eyeing that perfectly shaped ice ball or imaginatively savoring the drink? I’m doing both; there is nothing better than enjoying my favorite Scotch poured on the rocks…or wait, on this ice ball! To savor the taste of great whiskey (or spirit) is to have it with minimal dilution. Typical ice cubes melt faster than a sphere, which is why at most high-end dos you’ll find the bar serving drinks with a sphere of ice. The Cirrus Press ice ball maker is just for that.

0 Available: Cirrus Products [ Buy it Here ]

Baby Crib

Baby Crib

A look at the Kumo and you wish you could curl up like a ball and fit into that beautiful baby crib. Inspired by the different shapes of clouds, it comes as no surprise that the furniture has been given a Japanese namesake. The designers give you the option of hooking on ropes and then attach it to the ceiling, to give it the floating cloud vibe. Sweet!

0 Designer: Sora Design

Bizarre Yet Genius Home Phone

Bizarre Yet Genius Home Phone

The UrbanHello home phone is a strange looking HD voice device but once you see the demo, it totally makes sense. Although I may poo-poo and even laugh at the idea of keeping a landline, hundreds of millions of people still use one. As my mom says, “the cell phone is for personal calls, the landland represents the family.” In a nutshell, UrbanHello is a wireless, HD voice device that turns hands free just by placing it upright. The sound automatically switches to a speaker phone of sorts transmitting sound in 360º.

0 Designers: UrbanHello via Kickstarter

Toasty Barbeque

Toasty Barbeque

I love the versatility of the Different Oven; it affords you having 2 appliances packaged as one. In one mode you get to use it as a regular toaster and crisp your bread. And if you switch it to the other mode, it fans out open to do some yummy barbeques and grilling. You can even do some eggs on it for breakfast; basically use it for more than just browning your bread! How awesome!

0 Designers: Xu Wei & Qiu Yi Wu

Reliable Kit

Reliable Kit

The spate of natural disasters last year gave rise to many concepts and ideas that tries to make life for the survivors a tad bit easier, until they get rehabilitated and settled. One such attempt is the Rely foldout-sleeping domain. The kit includes a compact sleeping bag with components a versatile stool that turns into a place to hold your water and supplies. It even includes a basic night lamp; overall I think it’s a very clever kit.

0 Designer: Chen Yu Jung

Aha! The Mac Pro Concept

Aha! The Mac Pro Concept

Let’s have a peek at the Mac Pro Concept; a device that combines restraint and confident styling. According to the designer Almasov Aibek, he is looking at changing the perception of computers, and them being heavy boxes that are heavy to carry around. Crafted from aluminum, the front has been redesigned to host USB 3.0 and Power button. Interesting, what do you say?

0 Designer: Almasov Aibek

Love Handles

Love Handles

You really got to appreciate the convenience of the Smart Handle. It compliments the aesthetics of a cooking pot and yet won’t singe or burn your hand when you handle the pot’s lid. You don’t need to be a cook to understand the value of a dish like this, so let’s just be happy that one day in the future we may have a lid like this.

0 Designers: Chang Chun Yuan, Liu Han Tsai & Chuang Chun Chun

Pen Translators For Better Understanding

Pen Translators For Better Understanding

The Ivy Guide is a unique device that fits over any pen or pencil and scans words for translation. Basically it helps you understand the language better and makes comprehension easy. It is rechargeable via USB and adapts to your grip with ease. With international students crossing borders and the global community shrinking, this could prove to be a beneficial device.

0 Designers: Shi Jian, Sun Jiahao & Li Ke

This sucks in the best way...

This sucks in the best way…

The Jet is what you get when you give a common household appliance a little bit of hawg-motorcycle style. The chromed-out design captures the spirit of the Harley Davidson brand with shapes, curves and exhaust elements taken directly from the line of cruisers. Even the handle is leather-clad like a replica of the Harley’s iconic saddle. Just one problem… it’s as loud as it is powerful… just like Harley Davidson likes it!

0 Designer: Jurmol Yao