Pump Up The Jam

Pump Up The Jam

Taking jam sessions to another level is the idea of recycling discarded, useless Compact Disks as weights for dumbbells. Before you laugh off the idea, here is something we can consider…many women don’t use heavy weights for their workouts, and an average CD weighs about .15 grams. Combining a handful at each end, it does put the CDs to good use! If nothing else, I’m impressed with the out-of-the-box thinking. Totally rad!

0 Designer: Seung-il Kim

The Piggy Trip

The Piggy Trip

The Piggy Bank is officially the Power Bank and this time around we are calling it the Svintus Power Strip. Capable of handling 17 plugs at a time, the reason why it won’t blow up in your face is the cleverly concealed internal circuit breaker. It kinda protects you from overloading the strip, however it’s cute quotient can be upped by including an audible “oink”!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Whatatree - A Water Tree

Whatatree – A Water Tree

I love this sexy design by Hansel Schloupt & Pol Trias Coca. The Whatatree is modular shower system consisting of 5 360-degree turning segments that can be combined to the user’s preference or to fit any space. An intuitive color system controls water running down from the top of the tree, following the lines of the naturally formed stem down to the ends of the branches, creating an entirely new shower experience. The striking form was inspired by the tree but in a modern twist is presented in brilliant stainless steel.

0 Designer: Hansel Schloupt and Pol Trias Coca

Cool Ice Axe

Cool Ice Axe

When it comes to mountaineering, a good ice axe can mean the difference between life and death. Noticing technical setbacks and an overall lack of comfort of current axes, designer Katrina Epperson developed the Condor to be more ergonomic and easy to use. Its curved shaft allows the whole hand to grip the axe in a natural position. An injection molded rubber head provides additional comfort and protects hands from the cold, hard steel.  All it’s missing is the mountain!

0 Designer: Katrina Epperson

Waterless Cleaner

Waterless Cleaner

As you might have guessed by the name, the Waterless Cleaner by Beata Patasiute is a waterless cleaning solution that uses magnetic microwaves to heat dipole molecules of food residue stuck on dishes. As the spinning head and flexible bristles remove the residue only these molecules are heated, so the dish stays cold and can be safely handled while cleaning.

0 Designer: Beata Patasiute

Why Two?

Why Two?

Do we really need the tablet and the smartphone to be two different entities? If you ask these trio designers their answer is no! The Part is the coexistence of a smartphone and a tablet as one whole device. You can remove the phone for individual use, however together they tango even better!

0 Designers: Eunha Seo, Junse Kim & Yonggu Do

Eco Friendly Coffee Cup

Eco Friendly Coffee Cup

Looking beyond the branding support the ‘From Tumbler’ is taking, I think this sensitive mug has a strong message that we can imbibe. Basically the idea is to encourage you to reconsider the use of disposable cups for your daily fix. In turn this sensor enabled mug blooms up an LED Green world map with every 365 reuses of it! Let’s drink to that!

0 Designers: Jang Jin-hee & Lee Min-jeong

My How Time Flies

My How Time Flies

The sweeping hands of the Time Flies wall clock by designer Igor Vig give the appearance that they are moving much faster than they actually are, reminding us that precious time is fleeting before our very eyes.

0 Designer: Igor Vig

What Color Would Your Tail Be?

What Color Would Your Tail Be?

Did you know that at one point in your life you had a tail? That’s right – as an embryo you had a tail that was about one-sixth of your size, but as you grew it eventually disappeared. Personally, I wouldn’t mind having one now- as long as I could use it! But I guess I’ll have to settle for the next best thing- the Tail Stool is a whimsical seating design that balances on a small, flat surface, giving the illusion that the sitting person has a bright, dragon-like tail!

0 Designer: Y Zin Chang

Clever Clips for Kids

Clever Clips for Kids

Baboo is a sweet childrens’ toy-kit that contains clips of different shapes that, when combined with the child’s drawings, creates a sort of “puppet theatre.” It was motivated by the many children of the town Sderot near Gaza who suffer from post-traumatic symptoms because of the area’s violence and bombing by terrorist organizations. Not just a fun escape for the kids, but a great diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

0 Designer: Shahaf Ben Abu

Bodor Audio, A Masterpiece in Sound

Bodor Audio, A Masterpiece in Sound

The Hungarian bodor audio debuted at the London design festival with a complete high-end audio system consisting of a CD player, integrated amplifier and speakers. The system named “Presence” offers a unique musical experience which also includes a personalized service package. The brand was founded by well-known Ferenc Bodor in the Hungarian audio district and interior designer Csaba Finta. Their approach combines passion for music and morphed itself into a product with novelty and flexibility.

0 Designers: Csaba Finta & Viktor Pucsek for MYD-II Interior Design Studio

Digital Cork

Digital Cork

I am no wine expert but I do know this much that opened bottles need to be stored and consumed appropriately. Winery is a digital bottle stopper with a sensor that goes into the bottleneck and keeps a tab on the wine. It even relays useful information like temperature, expiry date of the wine via WiFi to your smartphone app. Kinda like keeping a digital eye on your drink!

0 Designers: Kwang-wi Park and Eun-ji Lim

Flick a Light

Flick a Light

The delightful Toggle is a lamp that is switched on and off by simply toggling it left or right! Its no-fuss and minimal design is very retro and chic. Something that suits all places and people. Adding it to my wishlist!

0 Designer: Yonggu Do