Budget Billing

Budget Billing

When you are living on a shoestring budget (popularly known as student’s budget), you know that every penny counts. This is why time and again we see designers coming up with innovative ways to split the bill. Go Dutch Bill is one such concept that allows diners to get their bill printed individually, as per their order. Super non-fuss way of doing the math!

0 Designer: Szu-Yu Liu

Pictures From The Sky

Pictures From The Sky

The idea of aerial photography is not new, but the idea of the Sky View Camera certainly is. I love the cosmic beauty in design, almost like a star or whimsical flower. Details are sketchy, but we do know that it can take pics from mid-air and when placed on a surface. People are fascinated with pictures of them from above, so one of these days the concept will see light. Whether it is as enigmatic as the Sky View, remains to be seen.

0 Designer: Junho Yoon

Product Design Days + Yanko Design RoadShow

Product Design Days + Yanko Design RoadShow

When I spoke with Scott Wilson, the force behind Lunatik and Tik Tok watches and asked him about the biggest flaw he saw in Kickstarter and other crowdsourcing platforms, he said finding a dependable manufacturer and a logistical supply chain for the product was the biggest drawback. Essentially, you may have a brilliant design, the seed funding, but no reliable support in the manufacturing process. Here is where Product Design Days and the Yanko Design RoadShow fit into your success story by overcoming this flaw.

0 Event Dates: November 22 and November 23, 2012 - Chennai

Icy Tech

Icy Tech

Designed to withstand the most extreme of conditions, Nevero is a portable laser based 3D measurement system for surveying glaciers. The technology warrants an extremely precise scan of fragile climate indicators. With an emphasis on lightness and comfortable portability, the design makes it easier for scientists and expedition crews to walk for miles up mountains to reach the scanning locations.

0 Designer: Carlos Schreib

Orbital Timepiece

Orbital Timepiece

Moon Crater draws inspiration from its namesake with elevated gold numerals 3, 7, and 11 sitting atop raised platforms within a recessed case. The minute and hour hands move across the dial, perfectly encircling the raised numerals as they orbit the center. In black leather and steel, it’s a unique design that either sex will appreciate.

0 Designer: Ran Lerner Design

Instrumental Inspiration

Instrumental Inspiration

The modern Rope Stool takes inspiration from the most widely used drum in Korean traditional music, the janggu. The form of the slim waist drum is hinted in the hourglass shape of the structure. Free of adhesives and screws, the raw design is held together with tension created by just 3 ropes and a single dowel.

0 Designer: Minki Kim

WaterDrip

WaterDrip

I just finished reading up a rant by a fellow tech online-writer about how we should not be covering our Smartphones with cases. He probably hasn’t seen many people go through the agony of busting one up due to accidental spills and drops. Or he hasn’t yet seen this witty Vitamin Shield Case. A labor of love by UX agency Light Brain and Joongho Choi, this durable waterproof case has a double zipper feature, making your Smartphone available for use underwater.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi

Yes, You May Play at the Table!

Yes, You May Play at the Table!

The Attention! cutlery set takes it’s name from the upright position of the knife, spoon and fork trio when placed in the space-saving dock. The clever design utilizes magnets to bond groups of utensils together, making them easy to set and ensuring that strays don’t go missing. It’s a playful conversation starter that dinner guests will love!

0 Designer: Designnobis

Hand-spun Lighting

Hand-spun Lighting

Vim & Vigor’s SF lamp series pays homage to the vanishing art of hand spinning metal. Each of the 3 shades are spun before a signature “key hole” is punched in the side. This gap creates a visual perplexity that makes the otherwise symmetrical design appear to change depending on the viewing angle. 

0 Designer: Vim & Vigor

Friday Giveaway: Ziiiro Gravity Black Ocean Watch via TouchOfModern

Friday Giveaway: Ziiiro Gravity Black Ocean Watch via TouchOfModern

It was mighty nice of Robert Dabi to give Yanko Design so much credit for his Ziiiro Watch, we are truly humbled! The fact remains that it’s when he and other designers are able to score retail deals that translate to actual sales, name and fame that make us truly happy! TouchOfModern is a prime spot to find amazing designer timepieces like the Ziiiro at great prices! They are giving you a chance to win Robert’s Ziiiro Gravity Black Ocean Watch! Hit the jump to know how to win this watch!

0 Contest Closes: 23 September, midnight - PST

Babe Rocker

Babe Rocker

This multifunctional furniture piece combines crib and rocking chair into one singular rocking unit. It’s effective in getting sleepy babies to bed and helps acclimate them to being in a crib. When the young one outgrows the crib, the side unit converts to a magazine rack, giving new life to the chair. Better yet, it’s easy to assemble- 12 screws and 2 ropes later and you have the perfect addition to the nursery that’s great for new parents.

0 Designer: Dirk Ploos van Amstel

Better Than McDonalds?

Better Than McDonalds?

I love the McDonalds French Fries and the red box that they serve it in. But I think the potatogether is a tad better concept and something all French Fries vendors should consider. The bag makes it easy to get to the fires and once torn open it serves as a handy plate or dish. Simple and functional, I think design is a winner!

0 Designer: Students from Chonbuk National University

Simple Coffee Fix

Simple Coffee Fix

The ‘Stir Then Squeeze’ is neither the first nor the last attempt in unifying the coffee-creamer-stirrer process. However what makes this attempt stand out, is the perfect methodology involved in the coffee – creamer dispensing. Sorry for being biased, but I am a coffee addict, and anything to do with making it easy to get to my cuppa joe, and I’m sold!

0 Designer: Yu-Ren Lai