The Kitchen Lab

The Kitchen Lab

Spirulina is a magic superfood that is suitable for all ages and stages in life. You can Wiki the details, so I’m moving on to the concept of this project called ‘Grow Your Own Proteins’. The idea is to have a workstation that allows you to grow and then 3D print Spirulina along with other food, so that you indulge in a healthy diet. This mini lab is equipped with all the tools to make it you an urban aqua-farmer.

0 Designer: Anne Couvert-Castera

Water Collection Made Easy

Water Collection Made Easy

There are many ideas out there, which are low-cost and effective in collecting waters in rural and remote areas. These are areas like refugee camps in Africa where running water is not easily accessible. The Water Roll is a container that can be rolled along a path and by adding a removable faucet; you can directly use it to drain the water. The container is covered with recycled-tire material that adds a layer of protection and extends the useful life.

0 Designers: Qunxi Huang and Yolegmma Marquez

A Pretty Place for Your Wine and Things

A Pretty Place for Your Wine and Things

Molded from a near-paper-thin wood layers, Incurva is found at the intersection of modern design and craftsmanship, serving as a sophisticated wall or floor ornament that functions to hold your favorite things! Ideal as a wine or magazine rack, its rigid material safely cradles bottles, books, and more. In chromatic contrast of walnut and beech veneers, they’re an easy addition to a variety of interior styles, classic and contemporary.

0 Designer: Formabilio

A speaker as good alive as dead.

A speaker as good alive as dead.

We’d like to believe our beloved devices will last us a lifetime, but they all have an expiration date whether it’s because we upgrade or they fail to continue working. Most current electronics are wrongly designed around our false trust that they will last forever, & therefore pay little attention to the product’s afterlife. The ORBiS Bluetooth speaker is not one of these products! Each & every component was thoughtfully crafted with awareness to it’s impermanence. As much as possible, it’s recyclable, salvageable, fixable & safely disposable. All without sacrificing functionality or beauty! 

0 Designer: Scott Matthews

Wall-gami for Plants

Wall-gami for Plants

Origami Planters by Verde Veil are a fun, simple, affordable and eco-friendly way to spruce up a wall with your favorite plants! The unique folding design ships flat and easily folds into a 3D container in seconds. Composed of biodegradable, recyclable PPC plastic, they’re safe for both your plants and the earth! Combine different colors to create a custom-made wall garden or use a single unit to liven up bare walls. Check out the video to see it come to life —>

0 Designer: Verde Veil

The Hottest Headphones Ever

The Hottest Headphones Ever

Anyone who works in the audio/sound industry has heard of the Sennheiser HD25-1 headphones; they’re the professionals choice, but have yet to break into the consumer market due to their overtly utilitarian & basic appearance. Cyprium is an exploration into how these high-end headphones could win the hearts of consumers and audiophiles with styling that’s worthy of Sennheiser’s unrivaled audio quality, background noise isolation and robustness. And win your heart they will! See em up close —>

0 Designer: Dan Salisbury

Apple iPhone 6 – Unmasking Yet Another Concept

Apple iPhone 6 – Unmasking Yet Another Concept

Some of the rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 are: a range of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches screen, durable sapphire display, slimmer bezel, thinner chassis and 128GB storage capacity. While we still have to wait for the real announcement, lets take a look at yet another Apple iPhone 6 Concept phone that looks groovy.

0 Designers: Tomas Moyano & Nicolàs Aichino

Laundry Gets Dynamic

Laundry Gets Dynamic

The Dynamo is a fabric sterilizer that syncs with the everyday lifestyle of its user. It’s a small handy washing machine for one to three garments, which works on Kinetic Energy. You simply load the machine and wind it up. As it slowly winds down (in a bouncing motion), it steam-washes the laundry batch, making you save on resources like water, electricity, money and time. In fifteen minutes flat, you have freshly laundered clothes and good to go!

0 Designer: Manuel Melendrez

Dissimilar Design Perfection

Dissimilar Design Perfection

Contrast is key in the design of this versatile piece called Flab, usable for everything from media storage to book organization. Thick antiqued spruce slabs meet thin wood-fiber panels and even thinner tempered glass in a unique mix of textures, colors and sizes that together compliment its irregular geometry. 

0 Designer: Formabilio

Chic Backyard Sanctuaries

Chic Backyard Sanctuaries

The M-Velope is one in a series of functional art structures designed to function as retreats in which to escape from the norm. Varying in size & shape, they’re made mostly of sustainable grown wood colored with environmentally friendly stains or paints. In every case, the design of the M-Velopes are generated from simpler forms that are subdivided, hinged together, & folded in or out of the original form in order to create unexpected transformations. As cool as they are on the outside, they’re even cozier inside! Take a peak —>

0 Designer: Michael Jantzen

Signs Of Disaster

Signs Of Disaster

On the first glance, you can think of the ‘Life Trail Traffic Signs’ as standard road signs. However, they can quickly change to evacuation signs, should the need arise. The signs feature sensors that automatically activate when disaster warning alert is triggered from the Disaster Prevention Center. The signs adjust to show the most efficient route to the nearest shelter. Much needed!

0 Designers: Ma Hui-Chuan, Cheng Yan-Jang & Fan Cheng-Kuei

Mind Over Food

Mind Over Food

Mind Power is potent and it can manipulate or simulate circumstances that may seem fictitious and surreal. Based on this premise is the plate and glass combo of the ‘SET TO MIMIC’ tableware. The idea is to put a microchip in us, which interacts with our brain cells so that it can register smells, tastes and textures of our favorite food. When bland or ‘health foods’ are placed on the plate, the microchip manipulates our senses to feel as if we are eating our favorite food.

0 Designer: Sorina Răsteanu

Bejeweled Biometrics

Bejeweled Biometrics

FLIP is the latest in the wearable biometric tech craze, but quite different from  fitness bands and smartwatches. Rather than on your wrist, the device adorns your ear like jewelry for a more discrete and comfortable look and feel that one might even forget is there. Easily paired with smart devices, FLIP acts as a pedometer, heart rate monitor, sleep analyzer and more, providing real-time bio-data expressed in a simplified, user-friendly app.

0 Designer: Avantari Medical Technologies