Never Too Old for This

Never Too Old for This

This is the kind of thing I drooled over when I was a kid! TANTO is the perfect place to sit, read or let your mind drift away to fantasyland. More than just a bean bag chair, TANTO also makes a great huggable, lovable friend!

0 Designer: Conceptual Devices

Urban Origami Bike

Urban Origami Bike

The Rollin’ bike design focuses on two of important features helpful to the urban commuter: a stylish, super-lightweight body and a stationary lock integrated into the frame. The frame, which takes more inspiration from contemporary interior design than sporting design, is laser cut from a single sheet of aluminum that has been folded for added stability. The integrated lock is an easy and accessible way to ensure the bike will never go without protection from theft.

0 Designer: Moritz Menacher

Shadow Dancing with Lights!

Shadow Dancing with Lights!

I love the concept of this lamp called Catch Memory Light! Until now we needed a dim-lit room, a light source and a creative imagination to make shadow-shapes on the wall. With this quirky lamp you can make illuminated shapes thanks to its sensor plate. The lamp mimics your ‘dog’ and ‘peacock eyes’ not as a dark shadow, but as an illuminant figure. Complex yet simple, it’s going on my wishlist for now.

0 Designers: Shi Tenggao & Zou Yujuan

Water Vigilance and Measure

Water Vigilance and Measure

Call it the vigilance committee or eco-functionality, but you have to hand it to the Cook Faucet for being a cool way to measure and keep a tab on how much water you consume. The buttons on the tap are divided into 100 ml, 500 ml and 1 liter and if you need some more, simply press the button for a wee bit longer or opt for the normal.

0 Designer: Jae il Bae

Hipster Cinema

Hipster Cinema

In keeping with the latest vintage camera fad, the old-school look of the Canon Retro Cinema by Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksandr Suhih is merely a disguise.  Inspired by cinemas of the 60s & 70s, it’s sure to catch the attention of hipsters everywhere.

0 Designers: Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksandr Suhih

Italian Artisan Lighting

Italian Artisan Lighting

The latest lighting designs from ILIDE push modern technology, materials, and handcrafted Italian artistry to the max in this tasteful, unique series of lamps that will strike the fancy of modernists and lovers of classic style alike. Incredible attention to detail is apparent in each piece, from the organic feeling Matera Rossa pendant to the futuristic Bubble of Light lamp.

0 Designer: ILIDE

If Decepticons Had Furniture

If Decepticons Had Furniture

Inspired by the Transformer’s Allspark, the Perceptor cabinet combines modern art and interior furnishing into a one-off piece that will grab your attention and keep it. Playful lines and angular, surrealist graphics play with the viewer’s perception, making it almost unrecognizable as a place for storage. It can be a little hard to process when you first see it, but after a while it really grows on you!

0 Designers: Tieme Rietveld & Codex Inferno

Getting Nosy About Food

Getting Nosy About Food

Not that airline food is all that great, but I was amused to see the kind of meal selection they offered on an international travel. Some of the diet plans were unheard of! So this brings me to the segment of society who fusses about the organic details of the produce like being genetically modified. I suppose they’d really value a tool like the Elephant Nose, a device that identifies genetically modified organisms (GMOs) such as ‘super tomatoes’ and genetically modified salmon.

0 Designer: Junhyun Kim

Analog + Digital = Fusion Phone

Analog + Digital = Fusion Phone

Thus far the analog and digital combo has looked super slick in timepieces, and iida intends to notch it up to the super-sexy category with this Fusion Concept. Playfully coined as “Fusion of elegance and technology. Fusion of analog and digital.” The phone is designed by Jaime Hayon and focuses on bringing an emotional connect to the myriad features of current smartphones. I totally dig the colorful rubber trimmings, which offer an anti-slip grip.

0 Designer: Jaime Hayon & iida

BMW Exclusive

BMW Exclusive

Designer Sonny Lim can’t say for sure whether or not this is what we can expect the BMW i8 Spyder (set to be unveiled in 2014) to look like, but we’re going to trust that the former Senior Designer at BMW Designworks has a unique perspective. Wink Wink. It’s a bit more “foldy” than you’d expect from the brand, but nonetheless…  one very sexy ride.

0 Designer: Sonny Lim

Play Chess With Your Eyes Closed

Play Chess With Your Eyes Closed

Impossible? Think again.- This thoughtful design extends the strategic game of chess to users with visual impairments that would otherwise be unable to enjoy the fun, interactive experience. Textured magnets hold the pieces in place and indicate the direction of play. White pieces are composed of matte steel while black pieces are hardwood, making them identifiable by heat and texture. Even the magnet strength has been adjusted so the amount of “stick” will indicate what color square a piece is on.

0 Designer: Duncan McKean

Digital Cutting Board

Digital Cutting Board

The Almighty Board is the ultimate kitchen assistant. This smart-board will simultaneously serve as your cutting board, display your recipes, provide step-by-step directions and weigh your ingredients out for you. After you wash it, it will even tell you if it has been cleaned enough to avoid cross-contamination or food poisoning. If only it could do the dishes too!

0 Designer: Jaewan Jeong

Robotic Movement with a Difference

Robotic Movement with a Difference

ITRI MediRobot by Pilotfish is a robotic assistant that can lift and transfer patients with limited mobility and assist their caregiver. Traditional lifters have their drawbacks and have to be used in combination with wheelchairs etc. This servo-controlled MediRobot not only helps in transferring the patient from bed to the bathroom (or help in walking) but also displays information like weight and blood pressure collected via sensors on the sling.

0 Designer: Pilotfish