It’s All About Being On Facebook

It’s All About Being On Facebook

Monday morning and I’m sharp with a cup full of freshly brewed coffee, crisp toast and a farm-fresh Facebook Phone! Pardon me, but the Blue Experience is utterly fascinating and an odyssey of newly developed Facebook Apps that work beautifully on a dedicated FB phone. Love the instant Instagram button and minimal tech-specs. Enclosed in a blue saturated aluminum casing (17.5 cm x 5.5cm) and designed in as a wedge, the display is easily viewable even when the phone is flat on a table.

0 Designer: Tolga Tuncer

Designed to Bond with You

Designed to Bond with You

The Grow Old series of project motivated by a desire to create solutions for the negative effects of obsolescence, excessive consumerism, technology and an overall lack of attachment between users and their products. Quite simply, its aim is to inspire users to grow old with their belongings! You’ll find that the range of devices each have a familiar functionality, but are presented in a thoughtful, interactive, and whimsical way you’re not likely to see elsewhere.

0 Designer: Merve Kahraman

The Easy Lamp

The Easy Lamp

Base, arm, light… these are the essentials of any desk lamp and this design has stuck to the basics to form one simple, easily transportable and charmingly minimal light source. The Easy Lamp’s elements are combined by simply fitting one into the other. Made of wood and a marble powder/resin compound the design is also as eco-friendly as it is easy to assemble and operate.

0 Designer: Bonaguro Giorgio

SAVE:US is a Lifesaver

SAVE:US is a Lifesaver

SAVE:US is a unique light meant to be placed in building hallways so that people can get handy access to an emergency light during an evacuation. On a daily basis the ceiling light functions normally, but during an emergency, you simply pull down a down-light torch, which is placed in a central cavity, and use it as ready illumination. Each torch is fitted with a GPS system that can be easily tracked by the rescue team. The emergency light is charged by standby power during non-emergency times, and is always ready to use.

0 Designers: Various

Play With Piano Lights

Play With Piano Lights

The Piano is a super sexy desktop lamp crafted out of black metal and warm bright wood. It has a unique way of closing and stowing and was evidently inspired by the piano. To close the lamp, simply rotate the three elements and present it as a flat table decoration. Yes, it does resemble the ebony and ivory when closed!

0 Designer: OneArtistStudio

Big Car for Chinatown

Big Car for Chinatown

The Taihoo 2046 Concept Car is intended for the 18-35 year old young couples in China, apparently the big spenders and lovers of all things flashy! Taihoo`s styling is inspired by the Taihu Stone, which is also a porous stone. Essentially combining the porous and transparent features into a super sexy design, has worked out pretty well for this car. One of the super cool features is that the interior design can easily transform to a camping tent and the windows are slightly curved so that you can project movies onto it. What fun!

0 Designer: Hao Huang

All-round Vision for the Blind

All-round Vision for the Blind

Navigation Glasses for the Blind is a pair of special glasses teamed with an earpiece. It helps the sight impaired to literally visualize their surrounding and even includes the peripheral vision. Sensors in the glasses pick up the elements around the person and kind of guides them with auditory feedback. A strategically placed mic allows the user to communicate with the device and get accurate realtime feedback. The really cool styling adds to the features of the glasses.

0 Designer: Xu Guang-suo

Fashionable Commuting in Paris

Fashionable Commuting in Paris

The year is 2046, the city is Paris and the commuter is an urban electric share-a-car system where you take your pick and move on to your next destination. A clever portmanteau of Paris and personal, the 2046 Parsonal Commuter in Paris is an advertising option for companies as well as mode of common transportation for the urbanite. Offering a clean-green ride, each vehicle is fitted with ample space for carrying luggage in the boot. Huge windows to view the dazzle of stunning Parisian skylines and comfortable seating are the two prime winners. Love the sleek design and the choice of city!

0 Designer: Daisuke Iguchi

By the Power of Blue

By the Power of Blue

Blue Whales is a flexible showerhead concept based in rubber. It gives the user complete control over the water pressure and flow. Squeezing the showerhead dictates the pressure flow; sensitive areas like the face require a gentle stream where as feet can do with the max pressure. Generally you end up controlling the flow of water by turning the tap mixer, but with this unique blue, you just give a well-calculated squeeze.

0 Designer: Kim Sangun

G Shocked For Good

G Shocked For Good

The G Shock concept watch is designer Alp Germaner’s personal take on his favorite watch. I like the fact he has given it his personal style rather than succumbing to the “me-too” bandwagon. His version conceptualizes the C Shock as a digital + analog wristwatch. Clean lines and bold embellishments make it the perfect timepiece. What do you think?

0 Designer: Alp Germaner

Twisted Cold Water

Twisted Cold Water

Coolrunnings is a concept that allows you to enjoy a cool swig of water every single time! The way it works is this; a slender turbine of sorts is fitted into a rubberized cap and based on some physics that the designer has explained below, a few good shakes is all it takes to get you cold water on the go. With summer well upon us, this seems to be one of those must-haves when you wind your way through sweaty streets and malls.

0 Designer: Jaehwa Lee

The Warmth of a Hug!

The Warmth of a Hug!

It takes a tough moment in life to understand the value of a warm hug. Be it an emotional situation or the regular menstrual cycle pains (PMS), women responds better to a comforting embrace more than anything. Based on this idea we have here the Hug Light, an illuminating lamp that offers heat and light therapy. Stress, period cramps and pain are dealt in an emotional and non-invasive manner. Looks like something I’d like to give a try.

0 Designers: Park Jinmi & Kwak Jinsub

Clean v/s Green Tap

Clean v/s Green Tap

Easy Clean Faucet is a really smart-cookie-of-an-idea for a bathroom! To avoid germs and contamination you’d probably go for one of those sensor taps that put a strain on energy resources in the name of sanitation. With its single-press feature, you can turn on the Easy Clean right from where the flow of water is to cascade. Essentially in the process, the faucet self cleans while you are washing your hands clean. A simple redesign and a brilliant solution!

0 Designers: Wu Chi-Hua & Wang Li-Hsin