Cutting-Edge Chariot

Cutting-Edge Chariot

As the race for developing ultra-efficient vehicles continues, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of making advances in more old-fashion mobility. The H2X horse-drawn hitch design applies modern materials to a straightforward, contemporary form that together give a glimpse into the future of leisure riding.

0 Designer: Hall Design

Floss Trainer

Floss Trainer

People’s inconsistency in flossing has less to do with not liking the process and more to do with issues of memory and habit development. With this in mind, the Oral Care Habit Development Device was designed into the toothbrush holder as a convenient way to measure and cut floss directly from the holder. The device also includes a timer that gives the user a visual signal and audible beep and can even be controlled with a smartphone app!

0 Designer: Christopher Santos

Corky Headphones

Corky Headphones

Simply love the aspect of using cork in a design, and Antonio Joaquim Rocha has got it pat down with the Sourk headphones. Designed for the luxury segment, the headphones combine wireless technology with noble materials such as cork, leather and stainless steel. Apparently the acoustic insulation properties of the cork allow the user to enjoy sounds at full throttle without interfering with the surrounding environment.

0 Designer: Antonio Joaquim Rocha

Mean, Clean Machine

Mean, Clean Machine

Lightness and aerodynamic efficiency are refined to perfection in this single seater concept, the McLaren JetSet. Iconic McLaren styling in the front meets a futuristic backside fit with drag-reducing draped fenders and all. Because there’s no rear seat, the body can taper narrower and lower to further enhance aerodynamics, while ultralight carbon fiber composites in the chassis, body, suspension and wheels keep the 100%-electric car’s weight to a minimum.

0 Designer: Marianna Merenmies

Blood Buddy

Blood Buddy

For those suffering from diabetes, checking blood glucose levels up to 10 times a day can be daunting. The painful finger pricking can be especially disturbing for children. The Blood Buddy was designed to make things a little easier. The testing device takes the form of a whimsical character that can appears to “chomp” on the user’s finger. It’s a great solution for distracting nervous kids from the painful lance and introduces the process in a fun, friendly way!

0 Designer: Hannah Warren

Shady Seating

Shady Seating

This clever seating series by Duffy London is sure to get plenty of head turns as it plays with the viewer’s perception! Each chair has a permanent, unwavering shadow that acts not only as a visual peculiarity, but an integral part of the cantilevered support structure. Chairs appear to balance on two legs and, complimented by various shadow characters, it’s almost believable!

0 Designer: Duffy London

Mobile Pavilion Car

Mobile Pavilion Car

Designer Sean Seongjun Ko describes his Inner City Vehicle as a mobile pavilion that resembles an urban cocoon. A vehicle in which people can relax and enjoy a comfortable ride, in a ‘classic yet modern’ design that romanticizes the future. The compact 4-seater vehicle fits into the sustainable environment of the future city by using hydrogen fuel cell technology. The designing use autonomous technology, and the interior space is very flexible; the seating layout also differs from the usual norm where every passenger faces single direction.

0 Designer: Sean Seongjun Ko

Eye Dropper With A Difference

Eye Dropper With A Difference

One of the key things that eye specialists warn you about while using eye drops, is to wash your hands before handling the bottle and never to share the eye medicine. This is mainly to contain the infection from spreading and to ensure you have a speedy recovery. Easy Eye Drops is an eye medicine dropper redesign that allows you to dispense the liquid into your eye using just one hand. Generally, we need one hand to pull open the eyelids and the other to dispense the liquid, this redesign does it all in one go, making it safer and more hygienic.

0 Designer: ilmo Ahn

Bright and Bendy!

Bright and Bendy!

Gotta love this minimal, interactive lamp design by Gergő Kassai. The Motion lamp’s bendable, ultra-thin body is composed of an OLED embedded in free-form silicone that makes it possible to twist and turn the lamp in any direction. The playful design will have you wondering why you can’t keep your hands off it!

0 Designer: Gergő Kassai

Creepy Crawly Creature Concept

Creepy Crawly Creature Concept

This futuristic, arthropod-inspired car concept aims to provide individuals in urban centers with a safer, more efficient way of getting around. Each electric vehicle can move between independent operation on city streets or can join a system of quick routes (similar to freeways) where magnetic levitation suspends, guides and propels it to the final destination, further maximizing its efficiency.

0 Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

Bindings Just Got Better

Bindings Just Got Better

The Flow Caiman snowboard binding may be a more minimal approach than other designs on the market, but don’t be fooled, it packs greater functionality into a light design that aims to keep riders from constantly making pit stops to make adjustments. Every component has been redesigned to help the rider get in and out quickly and adjust the bindings without screwdrivers. See how it works!

0 Designer: Josh Cantor

Backyard Wind Energy

Backyard Wind Energy

As my airplane circled over Amsterdam, one of the most notable aspects of the landscape below was the number of modernized windmills dotting the fields. So when I came across the Harmowind project, it got me thinking, why can’t we adapt to this free source of energy and become self-reliant? This particular windmill has been specifically designed for household use and can be installed in the backyard. It has the capacity to generate enough power for a single-family unit to use.

0 Designer: Hailan Li

Musical Colors

Musical Colors

Imagine generating sound using colors instead of any conventional instrument! The Audible Colors project does just that! It is an audio-visual instrument where sound is generated based on the color detected by a web cam connected to a computer. Musical notes correspond to certain colors (red, green and blue). And just like the color wheel, when you mix the primary colors, the secondary colors produce different notes.

0 Designers: Hideaki Matsui & Momo Miyazaki