Carbonate to Your Heart's Desire

Carbonate to Your Heart’s Desire

There are two types of people in the world- those who like flat water and those who appreciate their bubbles! As one of the latter, I can really appreciate this easy-to-use home soda maker. The SodaStream offers breakthroughs in functionality with one-touch activation and variable carbonation levels. Turn water into sparkling or soda with one simple snap, lock and press of a button.

0 Designer: Tamooz

Reclaimed Refinement

Reclaimed Refinement

The latest in a series titled Souvenir of the Last Century, the MMXII kitchen merges old and new in a stunning presentation of raw material and minimal aesthetic. The combination sink and stove design is composed of reclaimed iron and marble, thoughtfully repurposed to bring new life to the material as well as character to any kitchen space.

0 Designer: Nucleo

The Foolproof Lock

The Foolproof Lock

My bike got stolen! Been there, done that; so the focus has to be on how do we stop these bicycle thieves from getting creative at picking locks? Simple, let’s make it a foolproof locking system. Which is why the Saddle Lock looks to be a superb solution. You can quickly lock the bike by pushing back the seat into the locking position and make a quick stop to get your coffee.

0 Designers: Lee Sang Hwa, Kim Jin Ho & Yeo Min Gu

Water On The Go

Water On The Go

Bobble and their fraternity have brought in a new kind of water consumption consciousness. A new perspective in this line is the Vitamin Water – Water Purifier System. It basically combines the system of dispensing Vitamin Water along with tumbler sterilization. So all you need to do is place the bottle in its place and let the appliance do its work.

0 Designer: Yena Lee

iWhale

iWhale

This lovable iPhone 5 case’s iconic shape mimics the silhouette of a whale coming to the water’s surface to breath! While it’s uber-cute, it’s also highly functional. The tactile, curved back provides stability and comfort in the user’s hand, and the tail allows it to grip to a number of surfaces like handlebars, screens, or rear-view mirrors. Another adorable detail, the “blowhole,” is actually a 3.5mm port for headphones!

0 Designer: Seyook Lee

Table-gami

Table-gami

Origami often has the connotation of lightness and fragility, but the MIura table is capable of holding weight up to an astonishing 176 lbs! The design, inspired by the origami fold of the same name, transforms from a flat sheet of paper into a functional, robust piece of furniture in one quick, straightforward folding process. Easy to transport or store, and even easier to assemble!

0 Designer: Forrest Radford

The Germ-inator

The Germ-inator

The HH system offers instant hand disinfection for hospital staff and patient visitors in a more cleanly, fast, and efficient process. Users simply place their hands directly over the unit where two functional solutions are distributed- a hydro-alcoholic solution and plastic micro-ball solution. After scrubbing and washing, users can then place their hands under the unit where a UV DEL light indicates with a white glow areas where bacteria may still exist.

0 Designer: Diacre Nicolas

Glass Roots

Glass Roots

With colorful layers and an almost chem-lab aesthetic, the Roots series of vases are a clever twist on the classic tiered flower vase. The decorative objects, composed of blown borosilicate glass, can be used in two directions: one as a single vase for large bouquets or for grouped flowers that cascade down the side. You can own it here!

0 Designer: Giorgio Bonaguro

The Ketchup King

The Ketchup King

OMG this Ketchup Presser is such a clever design! Its one of those things that requires very less explanation and the super cool video demonstrates exactly how you can consume ketchup with fries at your favorite fast-food joint without worrying about contamination through the paper mats or soiled ketchup pillow packs. Simple and Good!

0 Designers: Hwandong Lee, Myung Gyu Kim, Nari Lee & Taeno Yoon

A Better Beethoven

A Better Beethoven

The Beethoven Phone is for the hearing challenged folks who find it difficult to communicate with others through sign language. Not everyone knows sign language and to remove this barrier when the hearing challenged person types in his message, it gets relayed to the other person through the transparent screen as well as a voice message. What makes the device stand apart is the capability to turn back voices into text. So imagine the challenged person enjoying a movie using this device! Very cool!

0 Designers: Jong Soo Kim

Abstracted Flower-Inspired Lamp

Abstracted Flower-Inspired Lamp

The unusual shape of the Tulip lamp more closely resembles a retro-style stool than lamp, but its unique structure supports functionality as a pendant, floor, or directional light as well as a bedside table for lightweight objects. A modern blend of painted ceramic and raw wood contrast nicely with the vintage shape and make it possible to create a variety of color combinations for any room style.

0 Designer: Maria Ovchinnikova

Explore the Urban Jungle in Style

Explore the Urban Jungle in Style

The Urban Pod has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from such a futuristic-looking design- radar for collision warning/parking, tire pressure sensors, fingerprint access, photovoltaic recharging top, head-up display… the list goes on. But what we can’t get over is that this bioplastic hybrid is just so %$&#ing cute! It’s inner-city travel style at its best.

0 Designer: Paulo Encarnação

Digital Tracing Paper on iPad

Digital Tracing Paper on iPad

Instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates and circulate them around within a community for collaborative design and feedback. Morpholio Projects’ Trace app for iPad originally focused on architecture but new templates for automotive and jewelry designers means these toolsets are finally spreading to other design professions. Coupled with the numerous pen options available for the iPad, an affordable digital design tablet seems possible.

0 Deverloper: Morpholio Projects, Download for iPad