Pre-packaging Intelligence

Pre-packaging Intelligence

The Virtual Intelligent Projector is a brilliant concept and a very helpful aid to designers. Umpteen hours go into designing the packaging of a product and the impact can only be known after samples are printed. This device basically eliminates the process of printing a sample as it projects the virtual packaging label to the box. It can cast color drafts onto six sides of blank color box.

0 Designer: Liliquan

Graphic Paper Weight

Graphic Paper Weight

In the perfect world, a weighing machine would be my friend that displays ego-friendly numbers and makes me happy and light. Sadly, this isn’t the perfect world yet. It can become one, when the numbers are replaced by sketchy graphs that show if I have slightly gained weight or lost oodles. This is the world of The Weight Recorder, a machine that tackles weight-issues in a sensitive manner.

0 Designer: Weiche Wu

A Timeless Yacht Design

A Timeless Yacht Design

The highlight of the Cronos yacht is stunningly intricate woodwork that almost seems to grow from within the opulent interior and extend across spacious decks before pouring over into the water. The elaborate flooring and siding leaves little to be desired from additional furnishings. This is recognized in its otherwise minimal, albeit somewhat futuristic, interior and exterior. I’d never want to leave!

0 Designers: Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli

Flippin' Sweet Chair

Flippin’ Sweet Chair

The FLIP chair is a modern and whimsical design for kids that is made from resistant, cushy foam that’s perfect (and safe) for playtime. The lightweight chair can be effortlessly flipped to change seating positions or tossed around just for fun!

0 Designer: Marco Hemmerling

Keep Moving

Keep Moving

The Osca Task Chair is the result of a study into how a seat could be designed to encourage active movement during a static task, such as desk work, versus current market designs that do little for the dynamic nature of the human body. A rocking base encourages movement and balance while contoured cushions embrace the form of the body for enhanced ergonomics. The final product is not only functionally healthy, but aesthetically distinct from the classic, banal office chair.

0 Designer: Jessica Cassar

Chopping Board Experience Gets Better

Chopping Board Experience Gets Better

So how about this, a chopping board that features strategic slits. Why? So that you can use the same board as an impromptu colander and rinse out the veggies without any fuss! Very helpful and a easy to store, this simplistic board is made with polypropylene, which is flexible and skid-proof.

0 Designers: Weng Hao-Gin & Ke Shiang-Yin

The Quick-Shelter Door

The Quick-Shelter Door

Love the simplicity of this door, which provides an emergency shelter during an earthquake. It collapses from the center to form a reinforced tent, under which you can huddle till the shockwaves subside. This door can be any door in the house and office. And if for a moment we keep aesthetics aside, just imagine how many people it can end up benefitting. Love it!

0 Designer: Sung Young Um

Get a Spider for Cloud Computing

Get a Spider for Cloud Computing

I am still coming to grips with cloud computing and storing all my data online, however this seems to be the direction the tech-world is taking and so gadgets must follow suit. We have here the Spider Computer, a portable device that relies on a projected screen and laser keyboard to offer you a ready computer on the go. It relies totally on the “cloud” factor and even doubles up as awkward phone.

0 Designer: Nikolaus Frank

For Aspiring DJ's

For Aspiring DJ’s

The RSON8 is a touchscreen controller for aspiring DJ’s, talent required, although it does make mixing music a lot easier for noobs. The device has grooves where digital buttons appear allowing one to augment track(s) and levels. The screen also uses next generation tactile feedback substrates so you can literally feel the sliders. And if you’re still scratching your head as to how to pronounce it, try “resonate”. Hit the jump for a video.

0 Designer: Vibhas Jain

Compact But Not Lacking

Compact But Not Lacking

The aluminum hull Cristiana yacht may be one of Hyun-Seok Kim’s smaller designs but it packs all the creature comforts of a full size super-yacht into just 13 meters. The exterior features extra wide decks situated higher than average for better looks and to maximize interior space. Inside, the normal location of the master bedroom (at the stern) and living  room (at the bow).are switched to take advantage of the extra space for entertaining. 

0 Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

Not So Tacky Design

Not So Tacky Design

Tack pins are tack-pins: enlarged pinhead and a sharp steel protrusion that holds stuff in order. So why is there a big fuss about this design? Simple, many a nails have been chipped and sacrificed in a bid to remove them from the drawing board; mine included! Easy to Press is a redesign where the drawing pinhead makes it easy to pull out the darn thing. Saves you chipped nails and a whole lot of frustration!

0 Designer: Junwon Yang

Totally Germfree and Clean!

Totally Germfree and Clean!

To be a hundred percent safe that you don’t pick up the bad bacteria from the effects of flushing in the loo, many doctors recommend sterilizing toothbrushes on a regular basis. Fitting the bill is the In & Out Toothbrush, a brush that is easy to travel with and use. The mechanism recharges via a USB port and has a protective cap with display. Although not specified, I’m hoping the brush is not a plain manual one; the added attraction of a powered brush will be too hard to resist.

0 Designers: Jaewan Jeong, Joonggeun Ahn and Hwang Sunghyun

Cool Stools

Cool Stools

Steven Djurovic’s handcrafted D Chair achieves its modern, elegant form with the use of just two primary parts- one supportive dual leg component and one S-shaped seat that extends from the bottom seamlessly to form the third leg. Each piece of the stool can be customized in finish and texture to make unique combinations that fit a number of styles and tastes. 

0 Designer: Stevan Djurovic