Packaging Perfectionism

Packaging Perfectionism

Does it really matter how you tape your boxes shut? Not really, unless you add some cool hinges to the design, or go off-center like how I usually do. But if you are perfectionism personified, then you must really crave for neatness while sealing stuff. So how about the Center Tape? I know you’ll really dig it!

0 Designers: Hwang Youn Ha & Han Seung Bum

Split Digital Delight

Split Digital Delight

eXcanvas is for those who like taking self portraits and have to depend upon strangers to do them the favor of taking pictures. The camera can be separated into a tripod and sub camera and features a timer function too. I love the sleek way you can strap the camera on your wrist and click pictures; very convenient!

0 Designer: Junyoung Jang

Where Art Thou Alfa Romeo?

Where Art Thou Alfa Romeo?

I have always found the look of Alfa Romeos to be odd… not bad, but very recognizable! This concept by designer Vincent Montreuil stays true to its inspiration, the 1965 Alfa Giulia GTA, & maintains the same quirky styling. The primary objective of the design was lightness, & the vehicles weighs in at only 1760lbs despite its 200hp output (a better power/weight ratio than a BMW Z4M). The lightness is reflected in front & rear openings that give the impression that air passes directly through the car. 

0 Designer: Vincent Montreuil

CalenClock

CalenClock

Now here’s a calendar with a little attitude. Inspired by the relationship between calendar dates and hourly time, the Calenclock combines both into a clever all-in-one desktop solution. Hour and minute hands hover over split-page days that each present a unique message ranging from “No Public Holidays, Work Hard!” to “Trick or Treat!”

0 Designer: Ken Lo

Smart Bench

Smart Bench

Voda Design’s Solar Bench is a multifunctional streetlight/bench combination that harnesses solar energy to power its overhead LED lamp. Solar panels built into the bench case make it possible to place the unit in any location independent of a local power supply. Integrated outlets can also be used by the public as a daytime charging station for laptops, cell-phones, or other electronic devices. This super-convient design is a great solution for minimizizing wasted space while reducing our carbon footprint.

0 Designer: Voda Design

Dude Where’s the Car?

Dude Where’s the Car?

I resonate with the need for the Car Compass because I have been in this situation once. A friend had parked his hired car in the public car park and he forgot which floor it was on. We literally had to go to each floor of the 10 floors to figure out where the car was. Now if we had something like this Car Compass key then it would have guided us to the exact location of the car, using arrows and pointers on it’s display. Sometimes beeps and flashing lights are just not effective enough!

0 Designers: AHHAPROJECT

A Wave of Lights

A Wave of Lights

Love this concept of Flowall Lights, where it can be used as an elegant bed head or artwork in the living room. A swathe of vertically oriented modules glide up and down to create an illuminating effect with varying intensities. The more you push the module up, the brighter the illumination. Needless to say LEDs are used to create the mesmerizing effect. Really neat!

0 Designer: Jiel Park aka Songjae Park

This One’s for Mr. Rams

This One’s for Mr. Rams

For reasons best known to them Braun hasn’t yet re-entered the entertainment segment. For the moment it’s just appliances, grooming & healthcare products and design competitions from their end. So if they were to venture into the entertainment market, how do you think their speakers or an iPod docking station be? Tim Wieland has a fair view of how he’d like them to shape their speakers + dock and I think it’s very Dieter Rams.

0 Designer: Tim Wieland

Tripod Bike

Tripod Bike

Inspired by the camera tripod, the T-Bike provides a unique solution for custom fitting a bike to individual users. Three sliding mechanisms located on the front fork, center frame, and rear wheel bar can be adjusted and locked to the rider’s preference. As an added bonus (and a nod to its inspiration), the bike also features a camera mount located between the handle bars!

0 Designer: Reza Rachmat Sumirat

Ecotourism in 3s

Ecotourism in 3s

Three Stacks is a group of ecotourism structures proposed for ethnic locations throughout the Ukrainian region. Two of the 4 level structures contain sleeping accommodations for guests, and the third is a restaurant. The buildings are composed of wood, cane, clay and grass, and are linked through modern energy-efficient lighting in combination with landscape elements also native to the region.

0 Designer: Levko Davydyuk

Baby Beauty Sleep

Baby Beauty Sleep

A response to the growing problem of pollution and the threat it poses to little ones, the Cocoon pillow aims to reduce exposure to both polluted air and chronic noise. The device uses state-of-the-art noise canceling technology, a HEPA air filtration system, and an air particle ioniser to protect babies from loud sounds, germs, and contaminated air particles, ensuring they get a peaceful and healthy sleep. I definitely see potential for an adult version!

0 Designer: Elodie Delassus

Accurate Calorie Counter

Accurate Calorie Counter

Almost all of our workouts are based on approximation. For example a 125-lb person burns approx. 360 calories per hour if they do a vigorous dumbbell workout session. To remove the veil of doubt and talk about hard facts and figures, we have here the C-Ring Dumbbells. The weights sync with your smartphone or PC via USB and tell you exactly how many calories you burnt during your session. Color-coded lighting system displays how intense your workout is and if you need to step it up by a notch.

0 Designer: Wang Zihao

Infatuated by a Phone

Infatuated by a Phone

You have to agree that our mobile phones have become an emotional extension of who we are. Right from the screensaver to the mood message to apps (like Siri), details like these give several insights to a person’s individuality. Concepts like the Empathy and now the Heartbeat Mobile Phone, all go to show how the future foresees us building an intimate relationship with our device. Healthy or not, this kinda intuitive interactive-ness is here to stay!

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee