Extreme Sports Notepad

Extreme Sports Notepad

It seems like my friends who enjoy outdoor activities like skiing and mountain-biking are the same folk who like to draw, write, and journal. Something about that fresh air I guess. They’ll appreciate this extreme-notebook called Idea – it’s a waterproof, unbreakable & recyclable pad that can withstand the wildest conditions. Users can doodle to their heart’s desire on the mountain top, while camping, on the beach, or any other place they find inspiration.

0 Designer: arcHITechts

Butterfly Tea

Butterfly Tea

This is the day and age of packaging! Quality products do sell well, but to give them that creative edge, they need to be packaged well. For example a great tasting tea will always be bought, but if it’s sold as cleverly packaged as this butterfly tea bag, then you give it that creative edge to be bought by the curious minds and impulse shoppers.

0 Designer: Yena Lee

This Is So Easy

This Is So Easy

It’s not rocket science but the clever addition of a simple niche to the cable tie design! The Easy_to_Cut cable tie makes snipping off a tie easier and safer. Been there; done that – the pain of snipping of cable ties can lead to a whole lot things going wrong. For example, I have once managed to snip off the external cable that covers and protected my extension cord wire. Easy_to_Cut resolves these issues by providing a built-in niche into which the tip of a cutting implement’s blade can be inserted. Superb!

0 Designers: Kim Seokhui, Kim Seongjin & Lee Jongsung

Tinkerball to the Rescue

Tinkerball to the Rescue

Inspired by the events of 9/11, designers Jiyoung Choi & Namsun Do created the Tinkerball as a life-saving device for a variety of emergency situations from fires to earthquakes. The equipment uses a controlled cable and handle mechanism to serve as a descending life-line for those trapped in high places and needing to escape. Easily installed in apartments or offices, it’s a great life-saving solution for an often overlooked hazard.

0 Designers: Jiyoung Choi & Namsun Do

Asthma's Worst Enemy, Kid's Best Friend

Asthma’s Worst Enemy, Kid’s Best Friend

Parents with children suffering from asthma have only two options for treatment, the nebulizer and inhaler. While the inhaler is easily carried, it’s also less effective at the onset of an attack. Nebbie offers both the effectiveness of the mist nebulizer and the practicality and portability of the inhaler. The equipment is packed into a small, playful character that’s transportable, easy to use and friendlier to kids.

0 Designer: Phornpavee Saiyavath

Fictional Fruit-Inspired Lighting

Fictional Fruit-Inspired Lighting

Inspired by designer Christophe Mathieu’s vision of an idealistic fruit, the Maranga light is made up of 32 slice-like pieces spaced to let small slivers of light pass, creating an interesting contrast of light and dark. In pendant, ceiling, table and floor lamp versions of different sizes, its simple aesthetic and diffused glow will create a warm, comfortable atmosphere in a variety of spaces. Check out the vid for a peek inside Christophe’s imagination!

0 Designer: Christophe Mathieu for Marset

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