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

Bike Pumps Can Be Sexy Too

Bike Pumps Can Be Sexy Too

Designer Esben Bonde describes the Bike Pump Deluxe as being a stylish looking tool and nothing more, but we think he’s just being modest! Much smaller than the average pump, it’s super-easy to carry around for unexpected flats. With rubber grips and an internal locking mechanism it’s also just as easy to use. Copper detail in the spring and nozzle give this elegant design instant recognizability.

0 Designer: Esben Oxholm Bonde

Interactive 3-D Pets In A Jar

Interactive 3-D Pets In A Jar

I love the Jarpet concept for being an innovative and interactive way of exploring the animal kingdom. Basically the Jar is a 3-D projector that hooks up to the computer. You can download information and the app for a 3-D projected pet that sparks into life when the Jar is turned on. Ideal for chidlen, it can turn into a hub for learning the lifecycle of a butterfly to owning a pet squirrel. Kids can enjoy vivid interactions with it, via multi-sensory technology.

0 Designers: Zhang Di, Zhao Tianji, Ma Yinghui & Cui Minghui

Kick Stand And Lock!

Kick Stand And Lock!

Yup, that’s what you’ve literally got to do to lock your cycle, when you are using the Quick Stand & Lock, locking system. The locking system is integrated into the stand in such a way that all you need to do is park your bike, and as you kick it’s stand down, the number lock just gets into action. The clever thing even cuts you the step of actually chining up your cycle. Pretty clever if you ask me!

0 Designers: Various

Bedside Beauty

Bedside Beauty

The simplistic Decale bedside table is a thoughtful design composed entirely of reclaimed beechwood and pine taken from used pallets. The construction is traditional in shape with slight differences in the angle (and color) of the legs that give it just a touch of modernity. Using repurposed wood means each table has a unique character with its own imperfections and subtle differences.

0 Designer: Allan George

Blend, Baby, Blend!

Blend, Baby, Blend!

The FRXSH blender is refreshingly minimal compared to the many bulky, user-unfriendly designs out there. The remarkably small base is simple (even lacking a start button) and easy to use thanks to an automatic trigger mechanism that starts when the container is twisted in place. Focusing on verticality rather than beefiness, the design doesn’t take up a lot of counter space or intrude on the aesthetic of the kitchen.

0 Designer: Véronique Baer

Geometric Light Experiment

Geometric Light Experiment

Some lighting designs are all about minimal visual impact on the space in which they live and others, like the Dodeck light, are about filling space! The giant geometric structure that makes up the shade is composed entirely of wastepaper cardboard of a wide variety colors produced locally in Berlin. The individual parts are reduced to geometric basics that come together to form a unique crystalline centerpiece that also creates decorative patterns on ceilings and walls. Get it here!

0 Designers: Markus Dilger & Thomas Hiemann

Birds Have Better Homes Than We do

Birds Have Better Homes Than We do

Birdhouse by Ottawa based design firm The Federal is just another example of our avian friends living better than we do. Seriously, why are modern birdhouses so much more AWESOME? Matter of fact, what if someone scaled up a birdhouse, plumbed and wired it for human habitation? I’m down! I digress. Made of only two pieces of powder coated aluminum, wood and some leather string. Available soon. Guess some birds will be moving in this Spring.

0 Designer: The Federal