YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

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The Golden Hour is back again! The one-hour window of opportunity is finally here for you to make the most of. As you know, a red dot award is a very prestigious feather in any designer’s cap. And what we have here is the chance to get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries only.

It’s a Purifier, Kettle and More!

It’s a Purifier, Kettle and More!

Wells Smart Mini is a water purifier that can pour out chilled drinking water and double up as an electric kettle. The idea is that spaces are reducing and family sizes are shrinking. So to keep pace with current trends of multi-functionality we have a one-stop solution for purified water that can be available chilled and for hot beverages using the kettle. The iPod docking station on top kinda takes the spunk out of the huge dispensers in sterile offices. Me really likes this!

0 Designers: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Lab

I Shot the Sheriff

I Shot the Sheriff

And before you squeal on me, just know that the gun was a doorknob; a Gunshot Doorknob! I agree that we have enough of violence that permeates our subconscious mind. But for those who love lightsabers and think BB Guns are good fun, a quirky knob will be just that….quirky!

0 Designer: Hyunwoo Park

Sporty Spacecraft

Sporty Spacecraft

Did you see that hypersonic aircraft that deteriorated mid-air this week? This concept by Sheng-Hung Lee uses similar arrowhead shape but actually looks a lot more stable! The single-person craft is the designer’s take on what ultrafast “sport” spacecraft might look like in the future. Let’s just hope the skin doesn’t fly off. Hit the jump to catch the making of the model!

0 Designer: Sheng-Hung Lee

Lighting to Howl About

Lighting to Howl About

The latest collection of lighting from Italian design firm In-es.artdesign offers a literal interpretation of our human obsession with the moon. The textured lamps mimic the  full and crescent moons, making them an enchanting accent that’s sure to set a nocturnal mood.

0 Designer: In-es.artdesign

Disguised Exercise

Disguised Exercise

The downside of exercise becoming a predominately indoor activity is that it has caused us to lose a certain amount of contact with nature. Arceas brings fitness and nature together in this artistic object that at first appears to be little more than an upright planter, but take a closer look and you’ll see that it’s actually an exercise machine! Integrated into the structure are pulley systems for strength training as well as hideaway padded mat for stretching and ab workouts.

0 Designers: Yoann Legaignoux, Simon Viau, & Thibaut Rouganne

Super Sexy Brace

Super Sexy Brace

Don’t even try it! The lady looks flexible and sexy, but her point is that you needn’t look all grouchy and clumsy with a broken foot. Strap on a ‘Tattooed Foot’ brace, which is styled very much like gladiator sandals. The aim is to ‘inject the realm of orthotic devices with a dose of style’ especially for those who wound their ankles or who suffer from poliomyelitis (polio).

0 Designer: Chen Kai Jing

External Smart Memory

External Smart Memory

The MyDesk concept is essentially broken down into two components where My is an external memory-smartphone with apps that keep you connected with any kinda computer. When slipped into the Desk component, the device transforms into a Tablet PC or Notebook, depending upon what you need it to be! What makes it stand apart is the attempt to make it energy efficient with a solar recharging panel on it’s back. I only hope that we can detach the panel…like a laptop skin and clamp it back on after its fully juiced up!

0 Designer: Tommaso Ceschi

Handy Lamp(s)

Handy Lamp(s)

We’re constantly trying to hide wires, cables and plugs, but this modular system of lighting by zwei21 really owns its construction. It features attractive, colorful, textile cables, plugs, lampshades and joints that can be combined and placed in a variety of combinations to suit the user’s taste and need. Up to 3 cables can be connected to each joint for additional light. It’s a great solution for reading, working or subtle accent lighting.

0 Designer: zwei21

Fitness Furniture

Fitness Furniture

In the modern world, the average working person sits almost 10 hours per day! It seems a bit unnatural doesn’t it? It’s no wonder that the latest trend in furniture is seating that aims to work your body while you’re at work. The Jopple is one example that forces the user to maintain balance while seated so they maintain a tight core. The design’s cushions also fold out to form a workout pad where the user can do crunches or stretch. If only it would yell at you when you’re being lazy!

0 Designers: Various

iPad Sound Prism

iPad Sound Prism

The Sound Prism is an ultra-portable speaker unit designed specifically for use with iPad (though it will sync with any other Bluetooth audio device). The unit magnetically attaches and rolls up inside the iPad smart cover, offering enhanced stability when the iPad is placed upright and crystal clear audio emerging from both sides. Genius!

0 Designer: CRE8 DESIGN

Illuminating Memory Pins

Illuminating Memory Pins

Love the ambient effect these ‘Light Up Your Memories’ drawing pin conjure. I can imagine them being handed out as party favors, or being conversation starters. Moreover they do the job of highlighting a particular picture or note quite effectively!

0 Designers: Hwang Youn Ha, Kim Min Jeong, Cha Yoon Suk & Kim Yong Ha

The Outdoor Kitchen

The Outdoor Kitchen

N1 Kitchen System is intended for the outdoors but can be fitted into a compact home. The whole unit just shuts-shop and fits into a storage container for easy transportation. The kitchen features the three basic elements – the sink and prep area, the storage unit and the stove system; keeping it really simple and bare.

0 Designers: Kyle Thacker, Sarah Fung, Maxine Kim, Paul Methot, Xavier Yee & Jesse Kim