This Cup Doesn’t Fly

This Cup Doesn’t Fly

I love the convenience of a disposable cup, but sometimes you get handed a very shoddy one that tipples over at the slightest breeze. In fact recently at this out door restaurant, they served us our dinks in paper cups and just as I was half way through, the glass blew out with the wind, spilling the drink on the table. If it had the weighted option of the Cup Ring, then I guess no wind or accidental touch would dare to tip it over. So in way, though its not rocket science, Cup Ring is a practical solution to a very plausible problem.

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

3D Content Creation in a Slim Package

3D Content Creation in a Slim Package

ETOS represents a new approach to professional content creation, in particular 3D content. A tool for designers and architects that blends the familiarity of the pen, the intuitiveness of touch gestures, and the power of a professional workstation all wrapped in a convenient tablet-like form factor.

0 Designer: Daniel Kussmaul

What Laundry Day Looks Like in 2050

What Laundry Day Looks Like in 2050

The Orbit washes clothes without soap or water, blasting sublimated dry ice at high pressure into dirty clothes, removing dirt, grease and other particles from the clothing. Liquid nitrogen superconductor levitates the drum in the center of the base without friction, eliminating noise and making the machine self-sufficient. It may be far out, but it’s waaaaaaay cool!

0 Designer: Elie Ahovi

Comforting Headphones

Comforting Headphones

Tend is a project that focuses on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a disorder common in children with autism, Asperger’s, and other syndromes. Those suffering from the disorder find it difficult to transition between environments, such as going from a quiet car ride to a noisy restaurant. This solution maintains the volume between environments making the transition easier. Styled like modern headphones, the device also has a sporty look and feel that the user will feel comfortable wearing in public.

0 Designer: Mitch Soper

Cutlery In My Pocket

Cutlery In My Pocket

Forgot to grab some fork with that Subway salad, no worries we have the Credit Card Cutlery sitting in our wallet, ready to dig into some greens! The idea behind this flat-pack fork was simple, to design a disposable cutlery that can be packed and shipped conveniently, plus it had to address the needs of a specific market. Markets like airlines, local businesses, food festivals and catering companies that can add their logo to the die-cut biodegradable plastic sheet and use it as an advertising space as well.

0 Designer: Devon Briggs

Classy Beast

Classy Beast

The Dartline 60′ combines superior performance and a refined aesthetic into one dreamy powerboat that’s sure to intrigue. Aggressive shapes, lines and curves are contrasted by a clean, elegant style with impeccable attention to detail. While the perfectly polished wood and white hull/trim complete its sophisticated look, I’d love to see a meaner version in black. I’ll take one of each!

0 Designer: Pietro Russomanno

Tools for Dummies

Tools for Dummies

I’m the worst when it comes to losing the tools in my toolbox – I can never find what I need, which is exactly why I’m loving the latest design from Bolt Group. The ReadyTools series keeps all the components in the handle of the tool and a nifty pull-out tray keeps them organized and tucked safely away until the next time you need them. In regular wrench and socket wrench versions, they’re also a great way to save space or take on the move.

0 Designer: Bolt Group

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Tom Chau’s communications concept, Voice, proves that in a world full of complex technologies like smart-phones and tablets, something more simple can be better. The device serves as an easy-to-use, cost-efficient way to keep in touch with loved ones that doesn’t require much work- simply record a message, select the recipient, and VOILA! – consider it delivered. It’s kinda like a 2-way radio for voicemail. It’s perfect for seniors or young children who might feel overwhelmed by more complicated devices.

0 Designer: Tom Chau

Clip-on Phone

Clip-on Phone

The Gigaset coeval L226 combines the best voice quality with maximum flexibility. It clips onto your clothes giving you a unique hands free experience. It sports a very cool feature; when you dock it on its charging base, the phone’s interface transforms into a sexy digital clock. It boasts of a good-sized touchscreen interface and can be rested on its side to avail the loudspeaker function.

0 Designer: Patrick Loh

Poo Disposal Through a Curve

Poo Disposal Through a Curve

When the local government of Hungary was looking for a motivational campaign to get dog owners to dispose off the dog poo from the streets, little did they know that the prize-winning entry Curve would garner so much support and enthusiasm. The trashcan designed by Kőrös Benedek – Ben Koros has a fun and intriguing way of dumping the waste. Read on to know more.

0 Designer: Kőrös Benedek - Ben Koros

iPUP Has a New Friend – iDUCK

iPUP Has a New Friend – iDUCK

Meet iDUCK, a very clever stand for your iPhone and other smartphones. Fashioned as a duck beak in a bright orange color, the stand sticks on to the back of a phone with utter ease. The hollow in the beak acts as a good makeshift earphone storage and the handy lanyard makes it a cool keychain accomplice. I love it for its quacky style and uber simplicity. A fitting friend for the iPUP!

0 Designer: Knock of Neverland

Spinning Wall of Wind

Spinning Wall of Wind

This unique sunshade, named Poetic Wind, creates a shimmering visual experience with wavelike shadows and light reflections activated by the outdoor breeze. As the wind presses against the panel, thousands of hexagonal pieces spin independently, revealing two different sides of silver and white. The result is a beautiful, unpredictable pattern of light and motion that can turn a bare screen into a captivating accent.

0 Designer: Hengchong Yu

Sweat is a Good Thing

Sweat is a Good Thing

Inspired by the human body’s own natural thermoregulation system, the Botl is a clever design that, like us, uses sweat as its primary cooling mechanism. If you’ve ever had a cold drink outside in the sun, you’ve see beads of water drip down the side. The Botl features a unique porous skin that holds on to this “perspiration” so that when the user is riding a bike, the breeze hits the bottle and keeps the beverage cooler longer. Genius!

0 Designer: Benjamin Helle