Clip-on Phone

Clip-on Phone

The Gigaset coeval L226 combines the best voice quality with maximum flexibility. It clips onto your clothes giving you a unique hands free experience. It sports a very cool feature; when you dock it on its charging base, the phone’s interface transforms into a sexy digital clock. It boasts of a good-sized touchscreen interface and can be rested on its side to avail the loudspeaker function.

0 Designer: Patrick Loh

Poo Disposal Through a Curve

Poo Disposal Through a Curve

When the local government of Hungary was looking for a motivational campaign to get dog owners to dispose off the dog poo from the streets, little did they know that the prize-winning entry Curve would garner so much support and enthusiasm. The trashcan designed by Kőrös Benedek – Ben Koros has a fun and intriguing way of dumping the waste. Read on to know more.

0 Designer: Kőrös Benedek - Ben Koros

iPUP Has a New Friend – iDUCK

iPUP Has a New Friend – iDUCK

Meet iDUCK, a very clever stand for your iPhone and other smartphones. Fashioned as a duck beak in a bright orange color, the stand sticks on to the back of a phone with utter ease. The hollow in the beak acts as a good makeshift earphone storage and the handy lanyard makes it a cool keychain accomplice. I love it for its quacky style and uber simplicity. A fitting friend for the iPUP!

0 Designer: Knock of Neverland

Spinning Wall of Wind

Spinning Wall of Wind

This unique sunshade, named Poetic Wind, creates a shimmering visual experience with wavelike shadows and light reflections activated by the outdoor breeze. As the wind presses against the panel, thousands of hexagonal pieces spin independently, revealing two different sides of silver and white. The result is a beautiful, unpredictable pattern of light and motion that can turn a bare screen into a captivating accent.

0 Designer: Hengchong Yu

Sweat is a Good Thing

Sweat is a Good Thing

Inspired by the human body’s own natural thermoregulation system, the Botl is a clever design that, like us, uses sweat as its primary cooling mechanism. If you’ve ever had a cold drink outside in the sun, you’ve see beads of water drip down the side. The Botl features a unique porous skin that holds on to this “perspiration” so that when the user is riding a bike, the breeze hits the bottle and keeps the beverage cooler longer. Genius!

0 Designer: Benjamin Helle

IV Made Easy

IV Made Easy

It’s no wonder that getting an IV at the hospital is scary for a lot of people- it looks scary, can be painful, and often takes more than once to get it right! The Medical Feather is an innovative gadget that uses ultrasound technology to find the vein and mark it with a patch that helps nurses guide the needle to the right spot each time. The cooled patch desensitizes the skin so minimal pain is involved and also acts as a blinder, keeping the needle-to-skin action out of sight so the patient stays calm.

0 Designer: Adrian Borsoï

Bringing Sound Back to The Music

Bringing Sound Back to The Music

Soundscape is a midi controlled musical interactive surface that mainly focuses bringing the control of music, back to the listener. As the designer explains, “instead of being witness to music, the user can now interact and immerse them selves within the sound – bringing tactile back into the aural.” The device is a 3D printed black rubber surface juxtaposed with a Rosewood housing. As you explore it with your hands, the underlying circuit is triggered and the music playing is effected in varying degrees depending on the sequence and spread of the triggered signals.

0 Designer: Kale Joines

Non-aromatic Cooking?

Non-aromatic Cooking?

I like the idea that Hong Ying Guo is exploring with the Purifi Pan. The concept is simple; eliminating annoying cooking fumes right at the source and converting it to a refreshing gust of air. The approach is to add an electronic purifying element straight on the pan’s rim and doing away with conventional hoods. Hopefully its detachable, to enable easy cleaning and as we can see it is suitable for different sized utensils, with a couple of tweaks and refinements, I think we’ll have a winner in our hands.

0 Designer: Hong Ying Guo

Curious-Looking Citroen

Curious-Looking Citroen

Taking inspiration from a variety of natural elements like sand dunes and wood, the Citroen Origin concept combines soft but intense curves and natural wood exterior surfaces with modern features like sweeping LED lighting accents and hideaway doors. The full-size luxury vehicle is simultaneously futuristic and reminiscent of vintage car designs like the Phantom Corsair with which it shares styling cues like flush fenders, absent door handles, and a low profile. Looks a bit like a yacht on wheels to me!

0 Designer: Changwoo Shim

A Spin on the Stool

A Spin on the Stool

Gotta love this modern twist on the adjustable stool by Coordination Berlin- the Thread Family series of stools features a seat and thread connected by a wedge-joint in a cross shape that’s visible from above. Like the seat, the thread is also carved out of American walnut, creating a unique, bold aesthetic contrast to the colored, steel base.  In three slightly different variations, the Thread Small Stool, Thread Bistro Table and Thread High Stool function as an attractive combination or each as a single piece.

0 Designer: Coordination Berlin

Universal Motion Control

Universal Motion Control

Genie is a must-have motion control camera device that makes time lapse capturing extremely easy, portable, and best of all… affordable. The device merges with a variety of existing camera equipment like the tripod or linear slider to effortlessly record panning or linear motion time lapses. With super-simple controls, handy preset recording options, and iPhone/Android app syncing, it’s a great peripheral that anyone can own and operate. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Ben Ryan

Fluid Multi-tap

Fluid Multi-tap

So far we have seen some really radical designs for power strips and adding to the list is this fluid Any Shape-shifting Socket. Constructed out of a soft plastic material, it molds into any shape you like. The jack takes in most kinds of plugs thus making it easy for you to hook up appliances and gadgets. The fluidity in design is the key element here. We have to let go of the restrictive rectangular strip that we are so used to and accept shape-shifting sculptural designs as a part of our interior setup.

0 Designer: Xue Xing Wu, Zi Yu Li, Yue Hua Zhu & Zhi Qiang Wang

What Did Your Pet See Today?

What Did Your Pet See Today?

Did your cat chase a mouse or a sparrow, did the doggy pee on your car tire or was it the tabby that scratched your new linen sofa? To answer these and many more questions we have the Pet’s View concept. It’s not entirely a new idea for a pet’s perspective camera, however I like it for plug and play USB integration. It will be interesting to monitor and catalogue what your pet has been up to all day (or night) especially when its gone forever…. leaving behind just these truth-tapes.

0 Designer: Jaehwa Lee