Easy To End!

Easy To End!

I love packaging designs that are subtle and yet make a world of a difference. For example this wavy Cellotape may not seem so brilliant at the moment, but for a mother who covers endless notebooks in brown paper at one go, this is a definitely a boon. Invariably the end of the tape just fuses to the circle and is hard to find! ‘Tape with Easy-to-Find End’ is just that…..easy!

0 Designers: Deockeun An, Jaehyung Kim & Cheolwoong Seo

A Better Folding Cycle

A Better Folding Cycle

The Union is a folding cycle that you can carry easily in public transport systems like buses and trains. Folded up, it’s more like backpack that doesn’t weigh you down. This 8-inch folding bicycle slams down in a jiffy and its most defining feature is that it combines the stem with the headlight and the saddle with taillight, for better visibility and safety.

0 Designers: Weiche Wu & Minhan Lin

Because Cameras Should be Simpler

Because Cameras Should be Simpler

Everything about the AXIO camera logical and efficient – save for a few design flourishes. There are no tactile buttons, just a simple on/off switch. The touchscreen lets you navigate the menus but for the most part, the experience is quintessential point & shoot. Questionably, the lens is surrounded by a blue LED meant to indicate when it’s on but one can assume, the lens might pick up unwanted flare. And of course, charging is all done via mat along with the usually wireless accoutrements. Nice, but not remarkable.

0 Designer: Christos Ragias

Suds In The Shower

Suds In The Shower

Soapy is an innovative shower system (wall, hand and rail shower) that integrates the soap dispenser with a difference. What this means is that liquid soap is dispensed at the push of a button and mixed with the shower water. So basically when you are soaked enough, you simply push the button and soapy water is dispensed. I guess by the time you lather up, regular water comes out, allowing you a good rinse. I find it more of a spa – gym shower kinda thing, don’t you?

0 Designer: David Feng

Ceramic Crisping

Ceramic Crisping

The Toast is a conceptual toaster design that uses ceramic cooking plates as the browning elements. This not only makes the bread crispy, but also heats it evenly. What I like about the design is the movable ceramic divider. You can remove it to toast bigger foods like a bagel or croissants. The elliptical shape makes it easy to collect the crumbs and the retractable FOLED glass interface acts as a great hood for covering the toaster when not in use. Overall I think I’d like to have this in my kitchen!

0 Designer: Adam Wendel

Paper Cushion

Paper Cushion

So we have the office shredder that shreds paper to bits and then we dump it for recycling. Now how about adding a twist to the process? Let the shredded paper fall into this self-sealing clear cushion cover; fill it up to become a beautiful cushion. Agreed it may not have a very long life, but as a stress buster or a kitsch pillow it will add a dash of excitement. This is one cool upcycle idea!

0 Designer: Gyeongwan Koo (Oliver)

Greencycle-Eco Friendly Bike

Greencycle-Eco Friendly Bike

Greencycle-Eco uses current technology to reduce production costs in order to make it affordable to farmers and the lower income demographic group in third world countries, but the strategic thinking could certainly benefit the entire world to achieve greater sustainability. Made of pre-fabricated bamboo panels, each piece is shaped using a CNC cutter to minimize waste. The steel brackets were created from flat steel and used as a joining component. Both can easily replaced.

0 Designer: Paulus Maringka

The Reading Finger

The Reading Finger

Finger Reader is a fine example of how visually impaired can be more independent in places like a grocery store or shops. The reader is a combination of a finger device and Bluetooth Headset, where the finger-pointer scans products for barcodes and relays the product information to earpiece as audio instructions. Info like product description, price, ingredients, nutrition etc. is easily accessible. I think it will be a good aid!

0 Designer: Hansub Lee

Instant Coffee Makeup!

Instant Coffee Makeup!

I am instant coffee person so please excuse my lack of knowledge of recycling ground coffee beans. Apparently there are plenty of ways you can reuse the crushed beans and some of them include in facepacks, fertilizer for mushrooms and closet deodorizer! The key however is to get the grounds completely dry before you use them; wet grounds get moldy fast. ReBirth is an appliance that does just this; it dries up the wet grounds so that you can put them to their life’s purpose post their caffeine stage.

0 Designer: Seul-gi Kim

E-Paper

E-Paper

The mobile concept by designer Amid Moradganjeh aims to redefine the mobile experience through technology that is more sensitive to the human experience. Inspired by print posters, Rimino can be bent to switch between different modes of operation. Along with a simple and easy user interface Rimino also introduces new tools and behaviors to approach and communicate in a more human-human way.

0 Designer: Amid Moradganjeh

Peering Lamp

Peering Lamp

The unique placement of the πR2 lamp’s rotating neck in combination with its curious bend not only make it possible to cast an inviting light in almost any direction, but give this design a feeling of movement and life. Bold coloring and touch of industrial style make this a great desktop accessory.

0 Designer: Ziv Lichi

Modern Twist on the Classic Peugeot

Modern Twist on the Classic Peugeot

The latest from motorbike enthusiast Madella Simone is this design inspired by the iconic and record breaking 1934 Peugeot 515. Unlike the original 4-stroke, this modern 515 powers its rear in-wheel engine with a rechargeable lithium battery. Another unusual feature, it’s also missing the usual hub that linked fork and body; instead, it features a sphere that permits the changing of the wheelbase.

0 Designer: Madella Simone

Generate Electricity From All Those Cars

Generate Electricity From All Those Cars

What if we used the kinetic energy from fast moving vehicles to change a magnetic field to generate electricity? Apply the same methodology to high-speed rails and you’ve got yourself a new power source sort of speak. Benefits? Higher efficiency of generating electricity, relatively simple installation and infrastructure, no pollution and it’s not affected by most weather conditions.

0 Designer: Fang-Chun Tsai