Water-safe Hearing Aid

Water-safe Hearing Aid

It’s easy to understand why those with hearing impairments miss out on a lot of activities, especially ones that involve water. This thoughtful hearing aid design called PressureAID aims to expand their participation by providing audio assistance in and out of the water. A specialized skin ensure that it stays secure in the ear canal so the wearer can slip in and out of the water without concern. With an appearance similar to normal earbuds, the design is also a more stylish solution.

0 Designer: Nicholas Marks

Clogged Free Forever!

Clogged Free Forever!

Hands up all those who have experienced clogged toilet bowls! Armed with a plunger I too have had to unclog the toilet and I know it’s a stinky job. This is why I really appreciate this PUSHit Toilet Seat Design! The seat itself acts like plunger and helps unclog the bowl. Totally Awesome!

0 Designer: Hoe Yeong Jung

Ah, Refreshed!

Ah, Refreshed!

With an aim to provide a fuller sensory experience, The Refresh was designed to act as a portable device that instantly cools your beverage. Essentially this means no more warm diet coke! Keeping up with the theatrics of good design, the appliance helps form a light condensation, followed by an enticing mist that envelopes the beverage bottle. Using advanced thermoelectric technology, the electric current causes the internal semiconductor nodes to instantly freeze.

0 Designer: James Skeggs

Forever Moving Trains

Forever Moving Trains

Inspired by the infrastructure of the internet, Moving Platforms is a completely interconnected rail system where local trams connect to a network of non-stop high speed trains enabling passengers to travel from their local stop to a local address at their destination (even another country) without getting off a train. Sounds far out right?! Hit the jump and watch the interview with the designer to see how it works!

0 Designer: priestmangoode

Most Buzzed Designs of August 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of August 2012

I never fully understood the implications of Dieter Ram’s ‘Good Design Is Thorough Down to the Last Detail’ maxim, till I experienced it myself. It was a well designed chair, that looked innovative and inviting; but believe me I could not park my butt on it for more than five minutes. And to add to my woes, I had to suffer through an entire three course dinner sitting on it, pretending it was comfy and cushy!

0 Designers: Various

New Kinda Buggy Ride

New Kinda Buggy Ride

More often than not, you end up compromising on additional hand luggage when you travel with a toddler, especially when alone. The idea of the Ride On is to offer you a versatile baby carriage that adapts to being a suitcase, when not being used for the baby. Essentially it hosts a dedicated seating area for the baby, while the rest of the bag can be used for your travel stuff. A kind of hybrid bag-baby buggy! The idea is very nice but it requires some refinements that ensure that baby’s safety and sturdiness of the suitcase.

0 Designer: Kim Yo Hwan

Blending With Tempo

Blending With Tempo

I like designer Fu Chun Wan’s thought process that music and cooking go hand in hand. When its soul comforting food cooked with love, it makes the whole process much easier and appealing. And surely aids like the Tempo Blender help a lot! The machine not only tells you how much of the ingredients you need to add, to make the perfect glass of slush or cocktail; but also blends in sync with the tempo beat belted out. In short you end up having fun and attempting tricks like how Tom Cruise performs in the movie ‘Cocktail.’

0 Designer: Fu Chun Wan

Print Picture Anywhere

Print Picture Anywhere

The Rub View Camera is quite a clever concept. It builds up on where the Polaroid camera left off. Don’t be fooled by the slim design and packaging because beneath all that glitz is a camera capable of transferring images to a blank paper in a jiffy. The designer has not elaborated on it, but the little we know is that it works on the concept of transferring the image like how you would do screen printing on cloth. It certainly adds a kitsch element to taking pictures and sharing them.

0 Designer: Ji ho Jung

Redline

Redline

The trend of automotive-inspired watches has existed for a while, but the Redline concept by Kornwit D is one of my all-time favorites. It’s immediately obvious that the face and bezel are directly inspired by the car tachometer, but the blue, yellow and red color scheme do more than remind us of revving engines. Its aesthetic has a sort of Mondrian neoplastic feel that cleverly draws awareness to each passing hour with intensifying color.

0 Designer: Kornwit Damrongwisetpanit

Tree and Table Unite

Tree and Table Unite

The Graft table is a sleek and simple design with a unique construction that is both functional and beautiful. Each of the four legs divaricate (branch out) from under the surface of the table from four points, creating a connection that is both strikingly similar to tree branches and structurally stabilizing.

0 Designer: Anil Ercan

Wake Up Softly

Wake Up Softly

Scroll through the alarm sounds on your phone & chances are you won’t find a single one that isn’t just a tad bit annoying. Not the most pleasant way to wake up! The Good Up amplifier aims to make the harsh sound a little softer so the user wakes up comfortably rather than abruptly. Simply place the phone in the polyethylene low density cone & it will muffle out high pitched sounds, emitting only the lower tones. No batteries required & no energy consumed. It’s kinda big, but whatever gets the job done right?!

0 Designer: Dario Martone

Gull-winged Bird of Prey

Gull-winged Bird of Prey

This modern day re-interpretation of the 300SL grand tourer convertible is a return to the speedy, striking Mercedes-Benz of yesteryear. Sharing the same design DNA as its predecessor, the modern vision maintains the characteristic gullwing doors, elongated nose, low roof, wide stance and polished… well… everything… for visual drama only a Merc can pull off!

0 Designer: Slimane Toubal

Any Kinda Tape

Any Kinda Tape

The Hole Measuring Tape is pretty innovative with many facets to it. It allows you to draw straight lines and circles with precision. Although not clarifies, I am assuming the tape is retractable and offers measures in more than one measuring system. Simple and functional, I’m sure you designers will love it!

0 Designer: Sunghoon Jung