Braille Smart Gear is the latest in the trend of wearable smart devices, but focuses on usability for those with sight impairments. Using a transforming Braille surface, wearers can access duplicate information from their tethered phone (such as messages, alarms, contacts, etc.) with merely a touch. In addition, wearers can make, accept and decline calls without reaching for their phone.
Designer: Jihoon Kim
Bentley stands for class and opulence. And opulence is having an ocean inside your car. Well not literally of course, but imagine if your car interiors were lit by the calming and alluring caustic effects you see on the floor of a water body? The concept car redefines automotive luxury, and does it through sustainable means, making use of OLED technology, filtering light from the sunroof to look like your car was gracefully driving on the bed of the ocean.
Designer: Irfendy Mohamad
The Suli lamp looks like it was crafted by nature. Nature has a tendency to leave us floored, and this lamp does that effortlessly. The lampshade is made out of wooden veneer sheets that rotate on a common axis, allowing you to open or close the lampshade, depending on how much light you want.
Designer: Kacper Holenderski
This 2 part micro-farming design brings urban dwellers clean, fresh homegrown produce. The first part, called Nimbus, is a personal hydroponic system with an integrated pump and reservoir that send water and nutrients to your plants growing in two porcelain pots. The second, called Biome, is a greenhouse designed for home windows that installs just like an air conditioning unit. Together, they’re a great way to exercise your green thumb even in a small apartment!
Designer: Bradley Ferrada
Popsicase is the cleverly design smartphone case that’s as sweet looking as it is functional. Its built-in handle extends from the back of the case and makes it easy to hold while you talk, check messages on the move, and of course… selfie! When the handle is retracted, the case is similar in size and shape to any conventional case and protects it from regular wear and drops. Check out the video to see it in action —>
Designers: Pablo Erlandsen & María José Pedragosa
The only thing to complain about the Lexus F10 is that it’s merely not in production! Compact yet aggressive, low-profile yet unrestricted, its aesthetic is a perfect balance of super-sporty and refinement. With lots to like, you’d be hard-pressed to find something you don’t like about it. No word on specs yet, so sit back and enjoy the view!
Designer: Faisal Semari
Dopa Solution’s ARC is the first pen specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s living with Micrographic. This condition can result in cramped, uncomfortable handwriting causing patients to give up on writing or drawing altogether. The pen features a high-frequency vibration motor that stimulates muscles in the hand while also reducing the effort required to move the pen across the paper. Trials with 14 people have demonstrated an improvement in writing of 86%!
The fruit of smartphone-enthusiast Hege’s imagination, the Meizu Q Hydra is imagined as the latest addition to the budget-friendly Chinese brand’s array of devices. It strays from the trend of slippery curves with a geometric, angular form that’s both ergonomic and stable in the hand. Stark and futuristic, its colorless tones of black, white, light grey and dark grey are complimented by aluminum and chrome finishes. Full specs after the jump —>
It’s not rocket science, but doing dishes right can get a bit annoying, especially when they are super greasy. I love this Folded Dish Sponge concept that has a dedicated scrub slot integrated to the spongy middle, so that you can have squeaky-clean dishes. Simple and innovative!
Designer: Yoon Naera
Axess is a new brand of minimalist front wallets that aim to redefine the way you carry cash and cards. Slim yet sturdy, this stylish accessory organizes your basics while maintaining a thin profile that you’ll barely notice in your front pocket. As small as they are, they’re equally secure with RFID-blocking so you’re kept safe from electronic card readers. Not to forget, it’s better on your back and booty!
If you’re trying to figure out the pattern of the Ishi desk’s many legs… don’t waste your time! The algorithm: randomness. Unplanned is IN! First, points were randomly placed on the base, and then again on the underside plain of the surface. Wood rods were then connected to these points arbitrarily, forming the irregular base. Despite its slapdash aesthetic, the result is surprisingly sturdy!
FlipCrown is a stylish, affordable bike accessory that allows you to flip the handlebars 90°, making it convenient to store, park, mount and get through crowds. Small, easy to install and adaptable almost universally to any bike, its a little addition to your ride that makes a big impact on functionality. It’s perfect for perfectionists who want their bikes when they need them and out of the way when they don’t!