Friday Giveaway: Two Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensors To Be Won

Friday Giveaway: Two Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensors To Be Won

Give your plant a voice; give it the Koubachi advantage! Green thumb or not, everyone appreciates a great looking healthy plant, moreover who can resist fresh roses beautifully potted and maintained. Since not all of us are into plants, a little help from technology can make us the proud owners of healthy and thriving plants at home and at work. This is where Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensors fit in. This weekend two people stand a chance to win this innovative sensor.

0 Contest Closes: October 7, midnight PST

DIY Pap Smear?!

DIY Pap Smear?!

Sadly, 80% of cervical cancer cases (the 5th most common cancer in women worldwide) occur in low-to-middle income countries where routine checkups & tests aren’t readily available. The Self Smear Test aims to finally provide an economical, easier to operate diagnosis tool that can be operated from the comfort of one’s home. To ensure that users are consistent in their testing, the product includes 6 caps, enough for a 3 year period of testing once every 6 months. Interested to hear what the ladies think about this!

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

The Magic Of Heat

The Magic Of Heat

The Magic is a block of hive-shaped modular electric fireplace intended for your walls. They not only bring in elegance to your room but also can be used as per the amount of heating required. Keep changing the configuration to regulate the room temperature or style!

0 Designer: Hong Xiang

Handsfree Cooking!

Handsfree Cooking!

The Easystir is an automatic stirrer that allows you to pursue other work while it diligently looks after your dish. Foods like soups, broths and curries require constant stirring and I know for a fact that with some Indian cooking you need to keep on stirring for hours; yes HOURS! The stirring speed is adjustable, it is dishwasher safe and it doesn’t require recharging, battery replacements or plugging at all. It simply uses magnets that react to your induction stove!

0 Designer: Lisa Frodadottir Låstad

Must Have for the Traveling Man

Must Have for the Traveling Man

The Freefold bag system has been designed to keep your tie, shirt and suit clean and pressed on business trips or simply from home to office. The unique hanger system keeps trousers, ties and other items crease free and safe from being soiled. There are even compartments for laptops and paper documents. Its an all-in-one solution that will keep you looking your best all day long!

0 Designer: Tony Higson

Unity Between Phone and Tablet

Unity Between Phone and Tablet

iTransPhone is an Apple-style twist on phone & tablet combo that features an innovative cover/grip that keeps the phone in place, connected to the tablet by an embedded cable. Users can operate the tablet by grasping the ergonomic grip instead of the frame. Simply fold the phone grip component over to tuck the ultra thin tablet into any handbag. Vid after the jump will show you how it works!

0 Designer: Jen-Te Chen

Subscription Undies

Subscription Undies

I’ve been trying out this new service called MeUndies – a subscription based underwear delivery service. Let’s just assume you change your undies at least once a day. So unless you have 30+ pairs or constantly do laundry or supplement with a few days going commando (kinky), then you’re gonna need some more undies. Although the service does allow you to buy a la carte, you get 20% off per pair by subscribing. That’s $16 a month to get one pair of undies tailored to your style/color preferences shipped direct. But are they any good? Hit the jump.

0 Designer: MeUndies

Ringing The Images

Ringing The Images

The CAMER-ing is a discreet digital camera that is designed as a ring. It works in sync with a tablet-esque platform that allows you to sift through what you have captured. The basic idea is to let you capture images on the go without the hassle of the bulk. Also, some radical snapshots can be taken when pictured from the index-finger level! What fun!

0 Designers: Hyeonsik Studio & Jeon Yengwon

Shop Til You Drop

Shop Til You Drop

Lévo is a personal multi-use cart that aims to make shopping of all sorts a cinch. Simply fill up each interchangeable basket and reattach to the main structure’s easy mounting system. Made primarily of aluminum and polypropylene, the design can withstand the toughest abuse and fold or disassemble easily for quick storage when it’s not being used. 

0 Designer: Matheus Pinto & Fernando Ximenes

AWARENESS at Łódź Design Festival

AWARENESS at Łódź Design Festival

Ever wondered how does a 3D printer work or a do a chair and a wicker basket have in common? The answers are there for all to learn at explore at this year’s Łódź Design Festival. Commencing on the 18th of October, the design festival will run for a full ten days and has the underlying theme of AWARENESS. Currently in its sixth year, the exhibition is split up into three sections: AWARENESS, must have and make me!

0 Festival Dates: 18 – 28 October 2012

Cook n' Charge!

Cook n’ Charge!

The EcoCharge system is a portable and green solution for giving your devices a quick boost by recycling heat energy. Using thermoelectric generator modules, the unit converts heat generated from cookware, home-heaters or any other source into usable electricity. A flexible magnetic face attaches to any metal surface so the device can be used almost anywhere. Equipped with an OLED display, it also monitors the conduction efficiency of different surfaces so the user knows always knows what kind of charge they’re getting.

0 Designer: Ardavan Mirhosseini

Nature Transformed

Nature Transformed

Gotta love Floris Wubben’s latest lamp design… Stripped! Each lamp is constructed using just one branch – pieces are split to form the legs and main extension while bark removed from the branch is peeled to create the shade. The design aims to maintain the natural form of the tree branch as much as possible while the process ensures that no two lamps are exactly alike!

0 Designer: Floris Wubben

Adapt-A-Cycle

Adapt-A-Cycle

The Sorena folding bike concept uses a clever combination of intuitive locking levers to easily switch between riding and carrying positions. In just four steps it transforms from operable bike to compact carry-on that’s easy to manage on the train, bus or walking anywhere you can’t ride. The most unique feature is the bike’s adjustable length and distance between handlebar to saddle. Riders of any size, sex, or shape can fine-tune their riding position for maximum comfort and efficiency.

0 Designer: Mahdi Momeni