Neat Pizza Fingers

Neat Pizza Fingers

I love the Paper Dish concept and hope that Dominos or Pizza Hut take up on this idea ASAP. The thang is only a well-cut paper with appropriate perforations, that allow you to slice and devour a pizza slice, without getting your hands messy. The idea is very clever, more like a makeshift paper plate, but worth including in my next box of hot takeaway!

0 Designers: Yu Kyung Ha, Won Min Jung & Kwon Young Hee

Ken Koo & red dot design concept 2012

Ken Koo & red dot design concept 2012

This can easily be one of those regular ‘call for entries’, urging you to participate in the most coveted design award of ‘em all. But I’m on this swing to do things differently; so instead of a subtle reminder that February 29th is when the Early Birds registrations close, I’m going to tell you why Ken Koo, red dot design award Asia President, feels that designers need to be 20% Business-minded and think less like artists. And one more thing, if you miss the early bird be sure to register by 27th June 2012; that is the absolute last date.

MacPad!

MacPad!

The evolution of the MacBook Pro, as imagined by designer Jules Moretti, is this hybrid design, the MacPad Pro, that integrates the touchscreen functionality of the iPad into both the keyboard and primary display. In other words, you basically have two super-iPads hinged together that work in tandem! Simply rotate the lightweight unit in a “spine up” position to read it like a book.

0 Designer: Jules Moretti

Rockin Socket

Rockin Socket

Earlier today I was tearing apart my office looking for an extension cord (unsuccessfully). If only I had this wall socket design by Nguyen Tuan Anh. The primary feature is an integrated extension cord that allows the user to easily pull and return the plug to the wall. This unique universal socket caters to travelers, gadget-lovers, and home owners alike, making power conversion easier, intuitive and definitely more convenient. This is thinking outside the box at its best!

0 Designer: Nguyen Tuan Anh

Romance Inspired Tea

Romance Inspired Tea

Designer Paul Hoover’s exploration into the rituals, senses and environments surrounding tea yielded the realization that sharing tea is generally a ceremonious act between two people. The resulting design’s cups and pot represent this bond as they nestle into their holding tray, aiming to enhance and inspire a romantic experience that two people can share.

0 Designer: Paul Hoover

Light of Distinction

Light of Distinction

Drawing inspiration from Brasa, we have here an exceptionally slim and innovative rear light for cycles. The design optimizes the use of Light Line Technology (LLT), where the technique and optics clearly offset the single string of lights from the rest of the body, giving the impression that a red line is floating in the air. An easily accessible switch and simple battery removal, make it very practical and efficient light.

0 Designers: Mathis Heller & WeLL Design with Spanninga

Trendy Braille Eyewear

Trendy Braille Eyewear

The Braille Sight concept is simple and fashioned as trendy eyewear. The system captures images using the glasses frames (Frame of Sight) and then syncs it to the lenses (Braille Pad) as tactile images in Braille. The wearer can comfortably “see” their surroundings, in spite of being sight impaired. The only issue I can think about here, is the response that the tactile system has to the ever changing landscape. What do you say?

0 Designers: Seungwoo Kim & Harim Lee

Manly Modern Timepiece

Manly Modern Timepiece

I like my watches like I like my lovers- on time and looking good! Seriously though, I prefer a sleek, minimal yet masculine design that will achieve those two simple things. The Lepidus collection is for the purist who knows what they want. In carbon, steel and platinum finishes, this is a modern man’s watch through and through. Just look at this hunk wearing it!

0 Designer: Adrián Castro

Lovely Layers

Lovely Layers

Originally designed as a base for a salvaged piece of glass, the Lofting Table merges creative construction methods with classic style that has a subtle nautical feel. The name is derived from the traditional lofting technique used to plot curves in boat-building; an unusual method for the construction of a timber table. Using a combination of 3D CAD technology & the simple jointing method, the construction is based around laminating horizontal layers together to form a single complex 3D geometry.

0 Designer: Matthew Jones

Sanitary Street Dogs

Sanitary Street Dogs

Big cities (like Los Angeles, where I live) are known for their street hot dogs, but I’ve avoided ever trying one because I can’t get over wondering where the heck those guys wash their hands?! For germophobes like me, the Rango Hot Dog Stand was designed with hygiene in mind. It utilizes special food compartments and hands-free condiment dispensers that allow the “building” of the dogs to be done without ever touching the food. It also has a small sink for washing hands!

0 Designer: Telma Mafra

True Modular Style in Switches

True Modular Style in Switches

Lumen Circular Switches have the advantage of bearing a basic framework on which modulation can be done depending upon luxury, style and needs. The design focus is on three segments – the frame, button caps and buttons. The innards offer sufficient space for a complete set of application components such as wiring the thermostat, switch, etc. A very simple design that offers a range of combinations, I think it’s neat!

0 Designers: Magdaléna Čurdová & Tereza Matyášková

Digitalized Evergreen Home

Digitalized Evergreen Home

E Home concept is a two part series by designers Jeiyong Chun & Hyunjune Yang where they bring forth their ideas of maintaining a well balanced home environment with sufficient greenery to keep the atmosphere cheery and fresh.

0 Designers: Jeiyong Chun & Hyunjune Yang

Bottle of Smartness

Bottle of Smartness

No matter how cool you think you look with a bottle of Evian or Bling h2o; in the boardroom you are going to be trapped with a lowly PET bottle! Unless you get smart enough to invest in great ideas like the Metamorphose. It is a bottle filter system with a unique skin that scrolls down to cover up a regular looking bottle. In a jiffy you transform an ordinary bottle to something sleek and spectacular, and one with eco-sense. The filter system extends the PET bottle’s regular life up to 10 times and yet manages to make it look sexy. It even fits well in your bag; I want one now!

0 Designer: Nadim Inaty