The Value of Pee

The Value of Pee

GP Toilet is a pathology-enabled toilet system that analyzes your urine and gives you a detailed diagnostic report on it. It works pretty simple, when you need an analysis done; a nozzle sprouts out and takes samples while you do your job. A quick investigation and the reports are displayed onto the integrated screen. I see the value of such toilet bowls in hospitals and homes where frequent monitoring is required on a weekly, if not daily basis.

0 Designers: Various

Shave With Your Fingers

Shave With Your Fingers

The Embrace electric shaver is unlike any you’ve seen before. The ergonomic design positions itself in the users hand to create tactile feedback and enhanced pressure sensitivity, decreasing the overall negative impact repeated shaving has on the skin. An adjustable sensor also measures the smoothness of the area so the perfect shave is achieved each time.

0 Designer: Marco van Leeuwen

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Parafree is a sleek, minimalist wheelchair that offers a functional, stylish & sporty solution for paraplegics looking for a little extra workout throughout the day. The unique frame structure was designed to compel the paralyzed user to maintain constant balance, encouraging abdominal, back & core muscle training. The interaction of arms & core muscles leads to an upright position & helps reduce orthopedic damage.

0 Designer: Felix Lange

Safety Drive

Safety Drive

It always tickles me pink when I see a clever twist to a seemingly simple design. Bulavkus is a USB Flash Drive masquerading as a classic safety pin! Sharply designed as a 4GB storage unit, it ‘keeps your data safely pinned.’ Forever ensuring that you never lose your drive, wicked minds can use this disguise for industrious purposes. Am I right 007?

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Louder than a Snake’s Hiss

Louder than a Snake’s Hiss

Snakes is a set of portable speakers that can be manipulated to any size or orientation, for your listening pleasure. They can be used together or independently and are in three versions: small, medium and large. These Bluetooth enabled slytherines come with built-in microphones and good for conferences as well.

0 Designer: Junonna Trotsiuk

Prosthesis of the Future

Prosthesis of the Future

To ensure the most accurate and comfortable fit, the Active Leg prosthetic concept uses structural sheet metal with programmable deformation zones and an internal layer for pressure and temperature measurements. Sound a little complicated? Just wait… it also includes a neuro-circuit sensor that sends and receives info to and from the brain to control electro-active polymers (sort of like a faux-muscle). Pretty cool (even though we might have to wait until the year 2050!).

0 Designer: Jorge Rui Machado F. Silva

Bird's Eye View of Baby

Bird’s Eye View of Baby

There are two things that almost every parent/newborn has – a baby monitor and mobile. Why not combine the two?! This was the challenge driving designer Denny Tsai to create the Aegis mobile/monitor combination. As a toy, the device keeps newborns pacified, but its embedded video camera also provides parents a bird’s eye view of the crib that no other monitor on the market currently provides.

0 Designer: Denny Tsai

Non-Lethal Home Defense

Non-Lethal Home Defense

I’m not a big advocate for weapon design in general, BUT this design aims to provide a non-lethal solution for defending your home when the security system and locks have failed. The weapon pulses and invisible laser that super-heats the surrounding air. The resulting plasma explosion delivers a swift kick to the intruder while electro magnetic waves induce temporary paralysis. OUCH!

0 Designer: Isaac Richardson

Awesome Bot

Awesome Bot

This curiously fun robot design merges advanced connectivity technologies and an adorable steampunk aesthetic, making it more than just a toy but a complete interactive experience. Using an iPhone or iPad, the user can control it to play games, perform tasks or even let it interact on its own with other robots! The designer has thought of everything! An on-board camera, high quality display, multiple apps, seamless connectivity… the list goes on!

0 Designer: Jaehong Eric Han

iPhone LiquidMetal Orgasm

iPhone LiquidMetal Orgasm

I love Antoine Brieux’s enthusiasm and his perception of the next-gen iPhone. Rumors about the use of LiquidMetal’s alloy and how durable yet liquid the overall experience will be, has got me excited (what can I say…. I’m a fangirl!). For the moment this iPhone 5 LM Concept fills the gap, with its virtual ‘Home Button’ replacing the physical one. Utopian specs whet our appetite while Jony Ive and his team keep the real deal under wraps.

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux for NAK Studio

Put a Bird On It!

Put a Bird On It!

The latest in a trend of avian-themed product designs, the Marina’s Bird collection takes the form of our feathered friends in an iconic series of ceiling and tabletop lamps. Sure to bring life to any interior space, the playful designs comes in a wide range of materials from wood to glass to fit any style.

0 Designer: Fajnodesign

Ceramic Craftsmanship

Ceramic Craftsmanship

Somewhere between a three-legged stool and a china ornamet, the Ceramiko stool blurs the boundary between functional furniture and decoration. Made in Stroke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, the slip-cast stool keeps the tradition of quality ceramic craftsmanship that has continued in the area since the 17th century. Rest assured… it’s top notch. Get it here!

0 Designer: Moko Sellars

Timed Cluck for Better Tea

Timed Cluck for Better Tea

Chicken & Kitchen is a quirky take on timer-enabled teapots. I love the bright red rooster-esque reference to the timer feature. As easy as it says….turn the crank to set the time from 5 minutes to about an hour, and at the set minute, this chicken is sure to cluck! Ah, the pleasures of a perfectly steeped cuppa chai; hard to deny myself one!

0 Designer: Jin Young