Crop Pics in a Jiffy

Crop Pics in a Jiffy

The general norm is to go back home and touch up pictures that you have clicked using a computer. Cropic Digital Camera eliminates the step by allowing you to crop pictures and remove obtrusive background elements, right on the spot, on the camera. A dedicated button for the same lets you make the adjustments and save the perfect pic!

0 Designer: Tae Han Kim

The Power of Being Compact

The Power of Being Compact

The Extendable is a lifeboat that is kinda flat packed and can be stored at convenient spots on a big boat. The idea is to have an inflatable boat handy and yet remain unobtrusive on the deck. Clever design that can get into production, provided the necessary tweaks are incorporated!

0 Designer: Haimo Bao

Dry in a Jiffy

Dry in a Jiffy

The SecO clothes dryer bridges the gap between large tumble dryers and clothing lines in an intuitive appliance that’s no bigger than a coat rack. It uses long wave infrared ceramic heaters with radiant directional wavelengths that oscillate water molecules, making them evaporate so that clothes are dry and wrinkle free in minutes. Ideal for compact apartments, the design folds down and can easily be stored under a bed or in a closet. It’s a quick and easy solution after you’ve been out in the rain or just need a quick dry for damp garments.

0 Designer: Jack McCulloch

Metal Swan

Metal Swan

The Serenad chair’s elegant form is inspired by the unique sleeping position of the swan with it’s head between its wings as it floats on the water. Its soft yet extravagant shape is off-set by a surprising reflective chrome finish that mirrors the colors and patterns of everything around it. Definitely not appropriate for every interior style, but place it in the right room with the right surroundings and it’s sure to make a statement!

0 Designer: Ali Alavi

Shade in Disguise

Shade in Disguise

While it might just look like an interesting art installation set in nature, Shade by Ohad Lustgarten is actually a moveable structure for mountain tops, hiking trails, deserts, or any other place where people might seek refuge from the sun and other elements. The skeletal, spiraling shape can be adjusted by the users to cast a shadow for cooling down or to shield from harsh wind. It’s functionality at it’s most beautiful!

0 Designer: Ohad Lustgarten

The Blink Sink

The Blink Sink

The Blink sink stands alone in a clothes-washing world that’s dominated by technology. It’s a great and simple addition the laundry room that makes the occasional hand-wash a little easier. The ceramic tank includes a custom fit pine board with ridges to facilitate scrubbing garments. Better yet, it’s pretty snazzy looking!

0 Designer: Sanindusa

Water-safe Hearing Aid

Water-safe Hearing Aid

It’s easy to understand why those with hearing impairments miss out on a lot of activities, especially ones that involve water. This thoughtful hearing aid design called PressureAID aims to expand their participation by providing audio assistance in and out of the water. A specialized skin ensure that it stays secure in the ear canal so the wearer can slip in and out of the water without concern. With an appearance similar to normal earbuds, the design is also a more stylish solution.

0 Designer: Nicholas Marks

Clogged Free Forever!

Clogged Free Forever!

Hands up all those who have experienced clogged toilet bowls! Armed with a plunger I too have had to unclog the toilet and I know it’s a stinky job. This is why I really appreciate this PUSHit Toilet Seat Design! The seat itself acts like plunger and helps unclog the bowl. Totally Awesome!

0 Designer: Hoe Yeong Jung

Ah, Refreshed!

Ah, Refreshed!

With an aim to provide a fuller sensory experience, The Refresh was designed to act as a portable device that instantly cools your beverage. Essentially this means no more warm diet coke! Keeping up with the theatrics of good design, the appliance helps form a light condensation, followed by an enticing mist that envelopes the beverage bottle. Using advanced thermoelectric technology, the electric current causes the internal semiconductor nodes to instantly freeze.

0 Designer: James Skeggs

Forever Moving Trains

Forever Moving Trains

Inspired by the infrastructure of the internet, Moving Platforms is a completely interconnected rail system where local trams connect to a network of non-stop high speed trains enabling passengers to travel from their local stop to a local address at their destination (even another country) without getting off a train. Sounds far out right?! Hit the jump and watch the interview with the designer to see how it works!

0 Designer: priestmangoode

Most Buzzed Designs of August 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of August 2012

I never fully understood the implications of Dieter Ram’s ‘Good Design Is Thorough Down to the Last Detail’ maxim, till I experienced it myself. It was a well designed chair, that looked innovative and inviting; but believe me I could not park my butt on it for more than five minutes. And to add to my woes, I had to suffer through an entire three course dinner sitting on it, pretending it was comfy and cushy!

0 Designers: Various

New Kinda Buggy Ride

New Kinda Buggy Ride

More often than not, you end up compromising on additional hand luggage when you travel with a toddler, especially when alone. The idea of the Ride On is to offer you a versatile baby carriage that adapts to being a suitcase, when not being used for the baby. Essentially it hosts a dedicated seating area for the baby, while the rest of the bag can be used for your travel stuff. A kind of hybrid bag-baby buggy! The idea is very nice but it requires some refinements that ensure that baby’s safety and sturdiness of the suitcase.

0 Designer: Kim Yo Hwan

Blending With Tempo

Blending With Tempo

I like designer Fu Chun Wan’s thought process that music and cooking go hand in hand. When its soul comforting food cooked with love, it makes the whole process much easier and appealing. And surely aids like the Tempo Blender help a lot! The machine not only tells you how much of the ingredients you need to add, to make the perfect glass of slush or cocktail; but also blends in sync with the tempo beat belted out. In short you end up having fun and attempting tricks like how Tom Cruise performs in the movie ‘Cocktail.’

0 Designer: Fu Chun Wan