Twist and Clean

Twist and Clean

The Hula Washer promises to keep you fit and svelte as you wash your clothes. Not only do you save time and money, but the concept also keeps your waistline under control. The energy you use to spin the Hula Washer, like a Hula Hoop is used to clean the clothes loaded into the washer segment. Add clothes and washing liquid to the hollow centre of the ring and then start to spin. The only thing problem I see it that it looks convenient for small clothes like socks and hankies, nothing more.

0 Designer: Sang-soon Lee


The Koeda Effect

The Koeda Effect

Mixer tap designs are typical and stereotyped and we are basically programmed to use them in a particular way. More like up and down is on and off, and turning the mixer from left to right will change from hot to cold. Not that this is a bad thing, but imagine a redefined shape, a new intuitive adoption of operations…we have done that in the tech world, can we do that in Bathroom Innovations?

0 Designer: ShanShan Wang

The Intuitive Extinguisher

The Intuitive Extinguisher

The Easy Trigger hopes to make your experience with a fire extinguisher less frightful and more intuitive. The thing is, different people have different ways to react during emergencies. Some are calm and collected and will follow instructions and pull out the pin correctly from the conventional extinguishers. Others may panic and fumble. In order to ensure smooth operations, the Easy Trigger was designed.

0 Designers: Shim Wonbo and Moon Woojung

Immunization for All

Immunization for All

It’s estimated that near 3 million children die each year from vaccine preventable diseases, or VPDs. This thoughtful vaccination aid program, titled Immune, aims to being awareness to the issue and streamline the vaccination process for healthcare workers. Children are given pendant necklaces with an embedded QR code that works in sync with a smartphone app to provide vaccination schedules and immunization records. Check out the free app here!

0 Designer: Peter Beegle

This Ain't Your Mama's Cutting Board

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Cutting Board

Its designers describe the Slice cutting board as being “characteristically defined by its purpose yet visually inviting of attention in any kitchen environment,” and I couldn’t have said it better myself!  The removal of two mirrored, wedge shapes from either side of the board enhances the functionality of effortless lifting and controlled funneling of sliced food in one movement. It’s functionally practical for the same reason that it’s beautiful… exactly what good design is all about!

0 Designers: Various

Blue Experience Part 2

Blue Experience Part 2

Tolga Tuncer’s first version for the Facebook Phone was radical enough, simply based on its design. He takes his passion with the social networking site a step forward with this new iteration. It features a compact aluminum casing and a slider phone. A highly centralized user interface with a real physical aluminum wheel embedded with a Like-Button makes the phone ideal for FB fans.

0 Designer: Tolga Tuncer

Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt 'em

Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘em

I think it’s probably the childhood incident where I was helping my father to hammer in with some DIY project and I hurt my thumb pretty bad. But its put me off hammers for life! I guess the only way you can get me to bang in some nails is with protective sheaths like this Fear Not Hammer. Guides that hold the nail in place, allow you to hammer without the fear of hurting yourself. Please Hammer don’t hurt ‘em!

0 Designer: Cheng-Wei Wang

Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence

The life jacket is one of the most significant humanitarian designs in history and even in its simplest form it is responsible for saving countless lives each year. Designer Winslow Harte expands on its versatility by applying a variety of modern technologies that specifically aims to help those in danger of tsunamis. Embedded LED lights and a built-in GPS beacon make search and rescue efforts easier and a material blend of Duralite grid-weave, mesh pockets and Velcro flaps ensure its durability and ease of use.

0 Designer: Winslow Harte

Math Made Pretty

Math Made Pretty

If the shape looks familiar (maybe even scary!), it’s because the Paraboloid Lamp takes the striking shape of the hyperbolic geometric surface you probably saw in your algebra classes. A single globe is nestled in the center of a saddle-like grid of skew lines, creating a diffused glow that moves with the elegant curvature of the structure and peeks through the rhomboidal spaces. The version pictured here teeters on a solid base but flipped it might make an interesting pendant centerpiece.

0 Designer: Fernando Molas Garcia

Lumigon T2 Smartphone

Lumigon T2 Smartphone

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Apple is still KING of hardware design when it comes to smartphones. Yes Samsung and HTC have beautiful phones but they lack precision and a refined elegance. The latest Nokias are stunning and in some cases, rival their fruity competitor in design. It seems the Scandinavians are the only ones that really know how to design a smartphone. Minimalism has pretty much become their domain and if the Nokias aren’t proof, check out the Lumigon T2.

0 Designer: Lumigon

Commissioning Work: Micklish Part 2

Commissioning Work: Micklish Part 2

Catch up on part one if you missed it. In part two, I went back to see Curtis at the Micklish workshop and watched him make quick work of the metal legs. Most of the sideboard is complete. Each leg will consist of 3 metal rods welded to a plate that’ll be attached to the sideboard at delivery.

0 Designer: Micklish, Facebook

Bike Power!

Bike Power!

Two words: automatic shifting. But that’s just one of the things that makes the Hercules Topgear-S bicycle the perfect urban commuter of the future. No more fiddling with manual gear shifting, just touch and go. A contactless dynamo is integrated into the front wheel system to recharge the battery which powers the quick-shifter, headlights, a horn and even turn signals that are cleverly placed at the ends of the handle bars. Better yet, there is a USB port to charge your cell phone while you ride!

0 Designer: Harikrishnan.P.K

Time To Wake Up!

Time To Wake Up!

The adorable Sub Morning is quite a quirky way to wake up in the morning! The dang thing actually requires you to submerge it in water in order to shut it off. The crisp display and added advantage of being a submarine, makes it more of a bath-time toy than an alarm. Oh well, ducky will have to go if you want to play submarines in your bathtub!

0 Designer: Kim Min Jeong