Micro-Climate Controller Combo

Micro-Climate Controller Combo

Yet another micro-climate controller! The Balance MCC will heat or cool any small area using the Peltier effect to create a heat flux between two materials- much in the same way as car seat-heaters and mini-fridges. Perfectly portable and safe for kids to use, this design is an super-efficient and handy way of keeping the perfect temperature balance in your personal environment.

0 Designer: Gregory Mitchell

Go-Anywhere Personal Heater

Go-Anywhere Personal Heater

Designed with outdoor workers in mind, the Lumus heater is an innovative, mobile single-person heating system that uses a built-in heating coil and integrated fan to produce a “heat cone” around the user, keeping them toasty in even the most frigid of weather.  Simply stand on the dot to activate the unit. No open flame and no CO2  production make it a great way to keep warm indoors too.

0 Designer: Julia Rotenberger & Oliver Eckstein

Pillow Glow

Pillow Glow

Luminube is a pillow cover with integrated LED lights that provide ambient light for reading, easing you to sleep, or even waking you up with its smartphone controlled timer. If only I had this when I was a kid… it would’ve been a lot easier going to sleep when I was afraid of the dark!

0 Designer: Takanori Matsukobo

Triple Memory

Triple Memory

Detach is a portable hard disk with three USB Sticks integrated into it. Each stick has its own unique appearance and memory capacity. The idea is to use it as one single memory drive or as individual modules, giving you the ultimate portable HD! In other words, simple living!

0 Designer: Weiyi Wang

Water Ding!

Water Ding!

The CookDial is a pot with a timer dial at the end of its handle. You can leave a pot of water to boil, set the timer and multitask with other kitchen work, instead of keeping a watchful eye. A distinctive ‘Ding!’ goes off when time’s up, and I think it can be a useful when I make my tea!

0 Designers: Seungin Lee, Junsang Kim, Yonggu Do & Kyungmin Min

Happy Moos!

Happy Moos!

A winner of the 2011 Red Dot Product Design Award, this product is unique in that its main focus is to please animals rather than humans! The Care-for-Cows brush is the result of designer Andreij Nylander’s extensive research into cow behavior. In short, it keeps them clean and happy! More-so, it improves the social climate which increases milk quality and overall production.

0 Designer: Andreij Nylander with Sveaverken AB

Smartphone for User Efficiency

Smartphone for User Efficiency

Kunihiko Nakata’s Palette smartphone concept uses top and bottom “sub-displays” for quick and efficient multitasking. Hiding source tasks at the bottom of the wraparound screen means more room for browsing on the main screen’s display, and hiding network tasks at the top allows the user to send information simultaneously through multiple selected services like Twitter, Facebook, email, or text message.

0 Designer: Kunihiko Nakata

Coffee Lab

Coffee Lab

The Bodum Coffee & Tea Maker is unlike any I’ve seen before. A borosilicate glass reservoir & beverage filter are integrated as detachable modules, making the coffee or tea completely spill-proof. The engagement of brewing process is revealed in one central, elegant device. A new chapter in both coffee & tea culture!

0 Designer: Sunny Ting Wai Wong

From Dust to No-Dust

From Dust to No-Dust

Chalkeeper is a very innovative way to contain chalk dust (which causes allergic reaction in many children) and reuse it. It is basically a duster that erases chalk from the blackboard and absorbs it into the system. When enough dust is collected, it molds it back to a piece of chalk….kinda like a never ending chalk! Clever!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

The 30-degree Slope is a bowl specifically designed for folks with trembling hands. This kinda condition is widespread in the silver generation, but it can be predominant in the youth as well. For example my mother has this condition since her teenage years; she can’t even hold a cup and saucer with a steady hand. A very dignified and thoughtful solution is this tilting bowl with a angle at one end.

0 Designer: HO Chang Da

Crown Yourself King

Crown Yourself King

This thought-provoking design by Lina Saleem goes to show that even a simple man can have a kingly throne! The Democracy Rules chair is a laugh in the face of opulence and hierarchical systems that is sure to turn heads and be an immediate conversation starter. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Lina Saleem

Simplicity at It's Finest

Simplicity at It’s Finest

The Nixon Minimalist watch was designed to showcase pure simplicity and the name couldn’t capture it more. The designers’ intention was to rid the user of the anxiety of minutes, and allow the watch focus purely on the hour at hand. No annoying graphics, no overbearing branding… just simple, honest time. We love it!

0 Designers: Hoang M Nguyen & Anh Nguyen

Trash to Treasure

Trash to Treasure

The Lace Vase by Milk Design Limited provides a super easy way of turning plastic bottles, glass jars, or any other unused container into a simple and elegant vase. The stretchable sleeve is made of silicon rubber and can fit snugly around containers of many different sizes.

0 Designer: Milk Design Limited