Camera Cleaning iPhone Case

Camera Cleaning iPhone Case

Ace’s new Identity case for the iPhone 5 offers simple protection to your iPhone’s vulnerable back camera system. The tabbed, sliding component built into the rigid design easily moves up and down to reveal or hide the cam. Better yet, the inside of the slide has a microfiber surface to wipe away any fingerprint residue or particles to ensure you get a smudge-free pic each time! 

0 Designer: Ace Display

15 Amazing Best of Best red dot award: design concept winner 2012

15 Amazing Best of Best red dot award: design concept winner 2012

It was a glittering night that had all the elements of a perfect evening. The trophies shone bright, the smiles were flashy and young designers sashayed the red carpet with the finesse of a celebrity. October 19th saw the unveiling of the winners of the coveted red dot award: design concept in Singapore. It was an honor to be a part of the celebrations and festivities and be in the company of such creative people. Here is a look at fifteen concepts from the Best of Best list, that took our fancy; including the top-award – the red dot luminary!

Butterflied Table

Butterflied Table

Gotta love this butterfly inspired design – the latest creation from expert coffee table designer Romain Duclos. Three identical metal pieces are bent into shape and screwed together to create a multifaceted, two-toned base that appears seamless and visually light but is reassuringly sturdy.

0 Designer: Rlos Design

Smarter Ride

Smarter Ride

The Smart City Cycle takes into consideration that you may have to carry some luggage with you when you head out. It could be as simple as groceries or toys for your children. The rear wheel of the cycle hosts extendable compartments that can hold your goodies for you. If required, then the storage extension can be completely removed as well. Either ways, it’s a modular cycle that suits your daily commuting needs.

0 Designer: Yo-Hwan Kim

Tree + Eat = Treat

Tree + Eat = Treat

Treat is a seamless way of storing and managing the leftover food. It employs classic food storage techniques like vacuum sealing and modern remote mobile technology to ensure your food is always consumed fresh. The appliance has a clever and intuitive way of communicating its warning when the food is expiring. It changes its color as the food ages (like the ripening of a fruit!) and then drops down to the carpet below.

0 Designer: Amy Mon-Chu Liu 


Making Kitchens Less Ugly

Making Kitchens Less Ugly

There are an overwhelming variety of range hood and air ventilation options out there, but almost none are aesthetically pleasing or discreet! The Hidden Air Diffuser was designed for application into most types of ceilings to provide an unobtrusive, near-invisible way of circulating air and ridding smoke. Available options include minimal recessed light combinations or flush decorative vents and all can be painted to blend into any room style for a more open, cleaner look.

0 Designer: Daniel Pearlman

Modern Mini Washer

Modern Mini Washer

Designed for compact spaces, Washa|part is a small (and way cute) wall-mounted washing machine that enables users to do their personal laundry at home even though they might not have room for standard units. The concept relies primarily on steam to release particles from clothing, and even sprays detergent onto items in the form of a fine mist to better suit the steam operation. The beltless, gearless design is also super quiet- great for small apartments where larger washer/dryers can be deafening.

0 Designers: Buse Üstün & Fulya Pekserbes

Cookie for a Tweet

Cookie for a Tweet

This clever design called the UID Cookie Box focuses on the idea of reward marketing in the form of a simplistic box that distributes a single cookie when a user (usually a random passerby) posts a designated hashtag on Twitter. Simply check out the display to see what to tweet! I know what you’re thinking – more tweets more cookies, right? Well calm your cookie craving because just one hashtag is allowed per username. Sad face.

0 Designers: Various

Experimental Cooking With Molecules

Experimental Cooking With Molecules

As an avid MasterChef fan, the appliances that the participants get to use, stump me. Imagine dabbling with molecular cooking and cooking meats in a water-bath. The Mo’Sphere hopes to recreate those magical moments in a regular kitchen. With bringing molecular cooking techniques to everyday homes, the possibility of experimenting with flavors and textures become limitless.

0 Designer: Yunuén Hernández

The Original Air

The Original Air

The Original Breath is a window based air purifier that brings in purified air into your room and employs a very unique way of doing this. It features a system where the external part consists of a solar panel (to power a mini suction fan), an outer glass and plants. So basically what happens is that the air enters the room only after passing through this sealed ventilation box. Regular air is sucked in with the help of the fan and the plants do their thing by absorbing the carbon dioxide and expelling oxygen.

0 Designer: Yu-Cheng Wang

Urban Escape

Urban Escape

Lysning urban park proposal by Norwegian design firms Space Group & Superunion will be a modern public hub in the midst of a historical waterfront district in Sandnes, Norway. An architectural ring provides relief from sun & rain, & connects the various public spaces of the interior, including a water fountain area for cooling off, skate park, running track & plenty of gardens, foliage & grass for laying about. Inspired by NYC’s Central Park, the center also aims to be a space for community events & celebrations.

0 Designers: Space Group / Superunion

Sticky Illusion

Sticky Illusion

The Stuck chair gets its name from the visual trickery created by its unique construction of pieces that seem to “stick” in place. The form was achieved by deconstructing the archetypical chair and rearranging components to appear as though they are attached by an unseen gravitational force. The simple and minimal design consists of an oak seat and legs and just a single powder coated steel rod that forms the back rest, giving it potential for a variety of custom colors.

0 Designer: Oato

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Steel and Flower Inspired Lighting

Orchids have long been a symbol of love and beauty and have been grown by enthusiasts in admiration of their elegance. One of these enthusiasts is designer YoungJae Kim who created this design, the Orchid Lamp, in honor of the flower. Following the signature tall form of the orchid, the lamp extends upward but still maintains an aesthetic lightness as it looms over the workspace. In stainless steel and genuine leather, it’s an elegant desktop accent perfect for the professional office.

0 Designer: YoungJae Kim