Paws Stay Warm While Smartphoning

Paws Stay Warm While Smartphoning

True, the downside to touchscreen phones are inclement weather patterns causing havoc on your hands but at least your mitts can stay stylishly warm thanks to Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves. No, they’re not the only smartphone friendly gloves on the market but they come by way of the Dutchies and those people live in pretty cold conditions, not to mention being neighbors to the coldest of the cold – Scandinavians, so I believe them when they say they’ve perfected it.

0 Designer: Mujjo $32

Rocking Chair For Technophiles

Rocking Chair For Technophiles

Picture it, Richardson Texas, a semi-detached town home made of bricks and columns surrounded by majestic magnolia trees. It’s a mild 75ºF and I’m outside on the veranda suckin’ on jujubes. Betwixt yelling at the neighborhood kids for being too loud and at my dog for digging in the yard, I thumb thru the latest news on my iPad rocking gently to the music of Janet Jackson. My hands tire of holding the iPad, so I place it up on a dock connected to my iRock. Yes, it’s pure genius. A rocking chair for a generation of technophiles.

0 Designer: Micasa LAB $1,300

Different Kinda Aerial Tour

Different Kinda Aerial Tour

Love the idea of a bird’s eye view of a city and maybe this is why we have the Burj Khalifa and London Eye. To inspire creative people and get them to take in a different perspective of Prague, we have here the 0 Gravity Tour concept vehicle. Literally giving you wings to fly around town and take in the sights, the flying machine gives you an aerial view of the city. Interesting and inspiring, maybe we should all have a lofty look at life.

0 Designer: Riten Gojiya

For Crafty Glues

For Crafty Glues

AN-GLUE may come across as a frivolous solution to the glue stick design. But when you are the person who is sealing envelopes or gluing stuff; then you’re gonna be real happy that you have this angled design in hand. For the record, it can be difficult to see the paper when we are applying glue to it, because the gluing hand blocks our line of sight. The angled tip makes it easier to see the gluing path and is easier to use.

0 Designers: Hansol Ha & Ro Heehun

Chain, Chain, Chain... Chain of Stools!

Chain, Chain, Chain… Chain of Stools!

The inspiration behind the TOOJO stool series is from the semi-nomadic Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania; specifically, their distinctive jewelry. Like the intricate beadwork of the jewelry, the stool is highly flexible, light and able to connect to other stools to create a “chain” of stools. The design allows for modular, custom seating arrangements linked by small surfaces for resting items like beverages. Perfect for pow wows!

0 Designer: Marek Harmata

A Different Camera Perspective

A Different Camera Perspective

The FANs Cam is a pint-sized camera that brings more to the table than being just a spectator. The mini camera clips onto the collar of a sports player’s uniform and hooks up a livefeed to the fan on the stands. It gives the fan a perspective of the game that they’ve never experienced before. The video is accessible after a simple scan of the QR code printed on the back of the game’s ticket. You get the option of picking your favorite player using the smart phone, and get instant access to what that player sees.

0 Designers: Sheng-Hung Lee & Chan Wai Yeh

Computing Is Entertainment

Computing Is Entertainment

Insights to the paradigm shift in home computing have led to the development of the Microsoft KeyFlex. The device is a modern way to epitomize home computing with organic manipulations to the keyboard like instead of just pressing buttons the user has to bend, squeeze, twist and flex the device. To elaborate further, instead of tapping the “volume up” key several times you just bend the device upwards.

0 Designer: Victor Johansson

Dat Weave

Dat Weave

The latest addition to the Gaga & Design woven furniture collection the COD series of chairs inspired by a passion to preserve the age old craft. The structure of the weave is created with a twilling technique to create an angular 3D matrix that is at once modern and rooted in tradition. There an excellent addition to modern spaces needing a little warmth and are usable inside or out!

0 Designer: Rami Tareef for Gaga & Design

Dental Chair of the Future

Dental Chair of the Future

I cringe just thinking about sitting in the chair at the dentist’s office, but I might feel just a little better (and trust the doc’s aesthetic) if it looked like this ultra-modern design by Valerio Tonel. The appearance is simplified and conceals all the complex parts, offering unrestricted clinical access while delivering patient support and comfort.

0 Designer: Valerio Tonel

Buzzworthy Speaker

Buzzworthy Speaker

The Honeycomb Bluetooth Speaker was inspired by the naturally occurring substance’s unique geometric combination of shapes. The result is this wireless, elegantly styled speaker that provides 360 degrees of streaming high quality sound. The outer honeycomb shell is both aesthetically striking and structurally stable, not to mention perfect for delivering crisp sound.

0 Designer: Zhiqiang Jiang

iPhone Keyboard Case

iPhone Keyboard Case

The Fliptype iPhone case allows users to not only see the keys they are typing, but feel them as well! The translucent, tactile keyboard provides an additional sensory element to typing that users transitioning from Blackberry (or maybe just those with big fingers!) will appreciate. The flippable typing strap can also be easily tucked away at the back of the case when not in use.

0 Designer: NOS

Tap Totally Locked!

Tap Totally Locked!

The Locko is an outdoor water tap meant for installation in gardens and public areas. The concept addresses the need for keeping these faucets secured and locked as unauthorized people may use them. The Locko uses a combination lock system to keep the tap locked and only those who know the combination will be able to use it. This will help prevent water theft (yes this happens!) and wastage.

0 Designers: Arman Emami & Emami Design

Clothes Tag Get Braille!

Clothes Tag Get Braille!

How awesome and simple this can be; imagine there is a sizeable chunk of the population that is sight impaired. They do lead an independent life and do their own shopping, so on the next shopping spree they get information about the clothes they are about to buy, through the clothing tag! Simple wash instructions or textile details can me embossed in Braille for their convenience and I am sure it must a cost effective thing to do. Neat!

0 Designer: Chang Gung University