Two-sided keyboard gets touchpad underside

Two-sided keyboard gets touchpad underside

Those of you looking for a “Smart” trackpad for your desktop computer – that being a touchpad working with gestures for the future of gesture-friendly computing – your great day has come. Here we’ve got a conceptual design for a device called “Inside Out” – one giant swoop with a keyboard on one side and a massive touchpad on the other. Simple and enticingly effective – made with OS X and Window 8 in mind, we’re sure.

0 Designer: Min Koo Yeo

Bright lights for projector-friendly bike lovers

Bright lights for projector-friendly bike lovers

It’s time to get in the laser-projector zone with none other than a design by the name of “Bike Zone”, complete with red beams for signaling. If you want to turn left, this beast of a light shines several arrow-looking symbols down at the ground to the left – the same is true of the right – imagine that! The only ones we worry for now are the squirrels – watch your eyes, guys!

0 Designers: Frank Guo, Hung Wang, and Sturt Morrow

TouchOfModern Gives Seven Reasons To Make You Smile

TouchOfModern Gives Seven Reasons To Make You Smile

Traditionally, Indians don’t exchange sharp objects (like knives, forks etc.) as gifts because it’s a symbol of discord. However recently I was gifted a beautiful knife; the only difference was that there was an emotional story and message attached to the gift, making it impossible for me to do anything else but accept with humility, grace and honor. Such is the power of giving from the heart. This festive season TouchOfModern has a special lineup to make the art of giving as special as possible.

0 Designers: Various [ Available @ TouchOfModern ]

Poplar Pendants

Poplar Pendants

Schneid Enlightenment has hit the nail on the head with their first attempt at in-house design and manufacturing. This unique series of pendant lamps applies thin poplar pieces to organic shapes to create a natural-feeling, warm, ambient light as well as a structurally interesting room element.

0 Designer: Schneid Enlightenment

One tube of work for anywhere

One tube of work for anywhere

If you’re in need of a container that brings physical writing instruments, note paper, and a fully functional nighttime light, you’ll want to take a peek at ODO. The design team at “Generally and Especially” have for you a conglomeration of tools contained in a simple tube made of high-quality materials. Not just physical writing comes to you in this high-tech-minded futuristic present of ours, but a solar-powered light, too!

0 Designer: Generally and Especially

Weeble broom wobbles but it wont fall down

Weeble broom wobbles but it wont fall down

There’s a design for a broom and dustpan out there that brings the two together in a way that not only keeps them one unit, but keeps them sitting upright as well. While a standard broom and dustpan require you to stand them up against a wall or they’ll go horizontal, the “Roly-poly Cleaner” by designer Salih Berk Ilhan [UPDATED!] is able to sit up without assistance.

0 Designer: Salih Berk Ilhan

Playful Bakeware

Playful Bakeware

The Flexy series of cake pans offer a unique twist on the generic round and square bakeware you can find in any grocery store. Mold each one to your liking for a more personal touch that will stand out from the rest. Designer Simon Michel states that the bakeware is composed of food-safe plastic, but that might need a lil tweaking considering the material’s low melting point. Other than that, it’s an interesting idea for designer-cooking at home!

0 Designer: Simon Michel

Power strip makes all directions possible

Power strip makes all directions possible

The power strip design you’re about to witness allows you to plug in from any direction and at any point along the length of it. Designer Hung Wang created a design here that allows Live / Neutral-wire slots to sit next to one another no matter which of the four directions you plug in from. This power strip goes by the name of “CROSS” and without a doubt aims to keep all manner of electronics in energy in as versatile a manner as possible.

0 Designer: Hung Wang

The Magnetic Draw

The Magnetic Draw

I have always been a fan of fridge magnets; it is one of the sleekest ways to stay in touch with family via notes and even be in the loop with latest family happenings. As an avid collector I try and pick up unique ones from different parts of the world, and if you’re my kinda collector then I am sure you will enjoy this showcase of three very quirky and different magnets. Let’s get started…

0 Designers: Various [ Available @ YD Store ]

Green USB power pack from the wall

Green USB power pack from the wall

It’s time for another new angle on the USB power-packing accessory universe, this time with one that stays in the wall socket and conserves energy. You plug this little nubbin in to the power socket, wait for it to pop up like a turkey, and grab some power. This accessory stops taking power from the socket once it’s charged up, allowing that power then to filter through its two USB ports to your smart devices.

0 Designer: Joey Lu

Citroen on Time

Citroen on Time

Following the trend of automotive-inspired timepieces, the DS watch takes from the modern design language of Citroen’s huge, luxurious hatchback concept, the DS N9. With remarkable attention to detail, the watch features a similar dramatic silhouette with the same elegant, forward-pointing double chevron that’s continuously been a mark of the French brand. It’s just subtle enough that even non-Citroen drivers will appreciate it.

0 Designer: Nicolas Diacre

Move Over Tablet

Move Over Tablet

Introducing… Wallet! It’s an all-in-one device that functions as phone, camera, and tablet. Incredibly, it’s merely the size of a standard wallet, but features 3 folding screens in a unique construction that allows them to perform multiple tasks at once or even be combined to stream movies or photo slideshows. But HOW?? You’ll have to check out the video after the jump to see just how this incredible multitasking machine works!

0 Designer: Claudia Copersito

iPhone touchkeys become real

iPhone touchkeys become real

Designer Moon Myounghak has made a lovely effort in a very real way (conceptual on the verge of reality) in creating a case that allows the iPhone to become a touchkey phone. WIth the keys this case creates for the iPhone, you’ve got a very physical set of keys accented by a touchscreen that contains five icons across. In other words, this wouldn’t be allowed by Apple as it stands here, but with a hacked iPhone you’d have gold.

0 Designer: Moon Myounghak