IV Made Easy

IV Made Easy

It’s no wonder that getting an IV at the hospital is scary for a lot of people- it looks scary, can be painful, and often takes more than once to get it right! The Medical Feather is an innovative gadget that uses ultrasound technology to find the vein and mark it with a patch that helps nurses guide the needle to the right spot each time. The cooled patch desensitizes the skin so minimal pain is involved and also acts as a blinder, keeping the needle-to-skin action out of sight so the patient stays calm.

0 Designer: Adrian Borsoï

Bringing Sound Back to The Music

Bringing Sound Back to The Music

Soundscape is a midi controlled musical interactive surface that mainly focuses bringing the control of music, back to the listener. As the designer explains, “instead of being witness to music, the user can now interact and immerse them selves within the sound – bringing tactile back into the aural.” The device is a 3D printed black rubber surface juxtaposed with a Rosewood housing. As you explore it with your hands, the underlying circuit is triggered and the music playing is effected in varying degrees depending on the sequence and spread of the triggered signals.

0 Designer: Kale Joines

Non-aromatic Cooking?

Non-aromatic Cooking?

I like the idea that Hong Ying Guo is exploring with the Purifi Pan. The concept is simple; eliminating annoying cooking fumes right at the source and converting it to a refreshing gust of air. The approach is to add an electronic purifying element straight on the pan’s rim and doing away with conventional hoods. Hopefully its detachable, to enable easy cleaning and as we can see it is suitable for different sized utensils, with a couple of tweaks and refinements, I think we’ll have a winner in our hands.

0 Designer: Hong Ying Guo

Curious-Looking Citroen

Curious-Looking Citroen

Taking inspiration from a variety of natural elements like sand dunes and wood, the Citroen Origin concept combines soft but intense curves and natural wood exterior surfaces with modern features like sweeping LED lighting accents and hideaway doors. The full-size luxury vehicle is simultaneously futuristic and reminiscent of vintage car designs like the Phantom Corsair with which it shares styling cues like flush fenders, absent door handles, and a low profile. Looks a bit like a yacht on wheels to me!

0 Designer: Changwoo Shim

A Spin on the Stool

A Spin on the Stool

Gotta love this modern twist on the adjustable stool by Coordination Berlin- the Thread Family series of stools features a seat and thread connected by a wedge-joint in a cross shape that’s visible from above. Like the seat, the thread is also carved out of American walnut, creating a unique, bold aesthetic contrast to the colored, steel base.  In three slightly different variations, the Thread Small Stool, Thread Bistro Table and Thread High Stool function as an attractive combination or each as a single piece.

0 Designer: Coordination Berlin

Universal Motion Control

Universal Motion Control

Genie is a must-have motion control camera device that makes time lapse capturing extremely easy, portable, and best of all… affordable. The device merges with a variety of existing camera equipment like the tripod or linear slider to effortlessly record panning or linear motion time lapses. With super-simple controls, handy preset recording options, and iPhone/Android app syncing, it’s a great peripheral that anyone can own and operate. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Ben Ryan

Fluid Multi-tap

Fluid Multi-tap

So far we have seen some really radical designs for power strips and adding to the list is this fluid Any Shape-shifting Socket. Constructed out of a soft plastic material, it molds into any shape you like. The jack takes in most kinds of plugs thus making it easy for you to hook up appliances and gadgets. The fluidity in design is the key element here. We have to let go of the restrictive rectangular strip that we are so used to and accept shape-shifting sculptural designs as a part of our interior setup.

0 Designer: Xue Xing Wu, Zi Yu Li, Yue Hua Zhu & Zhi Qiang Wang

What Did Your Pet See Today?

What Did Your Pet See Today?

Did your cat chase a mouse or a sparrow, did the doggy pee on your car tire or was it the tabby that scratched your new linen sofa? To answer these and many more questions we have the Pet’s View concept. It’s not entirely a new idea for a pet’s perspective camera, however I like it for plug and play USB integration. It will be interesting to monitor and catalogue what your pet has been up to all day (or night) especially when its gone forever…. leaving behind just these truth-tapes.

0 Designer: Jaehwa Lee

Dance Your Way to Fitness

Dance Your Way to Fitness

Designed with youth mind, the Ground Wave is an inspiring shoe design that aims to introduce exercise in a subtle, fun and relevant way that’s similar to playing a video game. Synced with a wireless app, the system gives dance moves to the wearer, tracking their movement with sensors and accelerometers and keeping track of their achievements and scores. User’s can share their scores with friends on social channels and even form their own dance crews!

0 Designer: Tom Sykes

It's Elec-trike!

It’s Elec-trike!

This electric assisted tricycle was designed to be a quick, reliable commuting alternative in the big city that will promotes a mentality of sustainability and eco-friendliness as well as a more active lifestyle. Though lightweight, it’s packed with features you wouldn’t expect like hydraulic disc brakes, adjustable motor assistance, and LED head/tail lights for added safety.

0 Designer: Dimitrios Niavis

Water Purifying Bridge

Water Purifying Bridge

This bridge proposal for the Amsterdam canals follows the form of a water vortex, pumping dirty canal water through steel tubes while creating a current to replace it with fresh water while also easing the cleanup process of the current boat system. The bridge also acts as a sanctuary for birds attracted to the clean water and even features a coffee shop for the many cyclists and pedestrians who would cross every day.

0 Designer: Margot Krasojevic

Cook, Chop, Clean and Serve from a Table

Cook, Chop, Clean and Serve from a Table

The kitchen in the future, say 2025, is not going to be more than a table! This is what most designers and even Electrolux predicts. Future Cook is an interactive unit that doubles up as a prep area, induction cook top with integrated food processor and a washing area. Using existing technologies, it will be possible to add quirky features like nutritional information of the food being cooked and electronic recipes, to the workstation. The idea is to be a ‘smart counter’ for folks who don’t have the luxury of time to cook. Interesting!

0 Designer: Aslıhan Tokat

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