Finger Lock the Door

Finger Lock the Door

Grabit is a door handle fitted with a fingerprint scanner. The door opens only if it recognizes the fingerprint, however that’s not the coolest part. What makes this design plausible and functional is the position of the scanner. It’s placed at the most ergonomically viable place, making the act of opening (or locking) a door, very fluid.

0 Designer: Donguk Seo

My Orange Squeeze

My Orange Squeeze

I really don’t see the point in an electric citrus fruit squeezer. I own one and end up putting in manual labor to hold the orange in place with firm grip. I may as well invest in a classy juicer like the Edwin; it is sustainable and made from smooth ceramic and wood. Squeezing the fruit will give my fingers good exercise and no more worrying about repairs! Unless I get clumsy and break the ceramic component, I guess I’m all set.

0 Designer: Natalia Coll

Exoskeletal EV

Exoskeletal EV

I’m not usually into super-compact cars but there’s no denying the draw to this unique beauty. The EXO concept is the result of a challenge to designers Mark Beccaloni & Mauro Fragiotta to create a minimal and compact yet realistically usable urban vehicle. Designed from the outside in, the external geodesic shape is not only aesthetically captivating, but provides serious strength to the structure.

0 Designers: Mark Beccaloni & Mauro Fragiotta

Print Your Dream House

“Print” Your Dream House

Amazing advancements have been made in 3D-printing technology, but designer Sebastian Bertram has taken it a step further, expanding the capabilities of 3D printing to large-scale 3D building. The Contour Crafter aims to keep up with demand for housing in urban areas with aconstruction method that combines industrial production and the technique of rapid prototyping. The robot “prints” contours of a building shell layer by layer using fast-drying concrete. Within just a couple of weeks, an entire estate could be produced.

0 Designer: Sebastian Bertram

Coffeepot for the Lightsaber Man

Coffeepot for the Lightsaber Man

Folks who love to cross tech with traditional are going to adore this MEM-COFFEE Set! Boasting a fully ceramic body, the sheer exterior is devoid of any buttons or panels. Instead a laser projected multi-touch interface allows you to brew your cuppa java delight. Modern yet reminiscent of your ‘grandma’s old coffee pot’, coffee addicts are going to want this!

0 Designer: Studio Mem

Never Too Old for This

Never Too Old for This

This is the kind of thing I drooled over when I was a kid! TANTO is the perfect place to sit, read or let your mind drift away to fantasyland. More than just a bean bag chair, TANTO also makes a great huggable, lovable friend!

0 Designer: Conceptual Devices

Urban Origami Bike

Urban Origami Bike

The Rollin’ bike design focuses on two of important features helpful to the urban commuter: a stylish, super-lightweight body and a stationary lock integrated into the frame. The frame, which takes more inspiration from contemporary interior design than sporting design, is laser cut from a single sheet of aluminum that has been folded for added stability. The integrated lock is an easy and accessible way to ensure the bike will never go without protection from theft.

0 Designer: Moritz Menacher

Shadow Dancing with Lights!

Shadow Dancing with Lights!

I love the concept of this lamp called Catch Memory Light! Until now we needed a dim-lit room, a light source and a creative imagination to make shadow-shapes on the wall. With this quirky lamp you can make illuminated shapes thanks to its sensor plate. The lamp mimics your ‘dog’ and ‘peacock eyes’ not as a dark shadow, but as an illuminant figure. Complex yet simple, it’s going on my wishlist for now.

0 Designers: Shi Tenggao & Zou Yujuan

Water Vigilance and Measure

Water Vigilance and Measure

Call it the vigilance committee or eco-functionality, but you have to hand it to the Cook Faucet for being a cool way to measure and keep a tab on how much water you consume. The buttons on the tap are divided into 100 ml, 500 ml and 1 liter and if you need some more, simply press the button for a wee bit longer or opt for the normal.

0 Designer: Jae il Bae

Hipster Cinema

Hipster Cinema

In keeping with the latest vintage camera fad, the old-school look of the Canon Retro Cinema by Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksandr Suhih is merely a disguise.  Inspired by cinemas of the 60s & 70s, it’s sure to catch the attention of hipsters everywhere.

0 Designers: Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksandr Suhih

Italian Artisan Lighting

Italian Artisan Lighting

The latest lighting designs from ILIDE push modern technology, materials, and handcrafted Italian artistry to the max in this tasteful, unique series of lamps that will strike the fancy of modernists and lovers of classic style alike. Incredible attention to detail is apparent in each piece, from the organic feeling Matera Rossa pendant to the futuristic Bubble of Light lamp.

0 Designer: ILIDE

If Decepticons Had Furniture

If Decepticons Had Furniture

Inspired by the Transformer’s Allspark, the Perceptor cabinet combines modern art and interior furnishing into a one-off piece that will grab your attention and keep it. Playful lines and angular, surrealist graphics play with the viewer’s perception, making it almost unrecognizable as a place for storage. It can be a little hard to process when you first see it, but after a while it really grows on you!

0 Designers: Tieme Rietveld & Codex Inferno

Getting Nosy About Food

Getting Nosy About Food

Not that airline food is all that great, but I was amused to see the kind of meal selection they offered on an international travel. Some of the diet plans were unheard of! So this brings me to the segment of society who fusses about the organic details of the produce like being genetically modified. I suppose they’d really value a tool like the Elephant Nose, a device that identifies genetically modified organisms (GMOs) such as ‘super tomatoes’ and genetically modified salmon.

0 Designer: Junhyun Kim