Let's Kiss The Skies on a Bike!

Let’s Kiss The Skies on a Bike!

The ParaMoto Trike is the convergence of designer Zvezdan Nedeljković’s three passions: flying, motorcycles and designing. Well kudos to that, because his zeal has translated into the beautifully ergonomic ParaMoto Trike! An ultralight electric vehicle that goes from a scooter to an elegant powered paragliding trike, in a jiffy! It’s off to a flying start!

0 Designer: Zvezdan Nedeljković

Mug in a Kettle

Mug in a Kettle

Kettle and Mug is an interesting concept that explores the relationship between two objects related by function. It stands to reason if you own a kettle, you probably own a mug too. In this concept, the mug sits inside the kettle as the water boils “heating the mug” in the process. Question is, doesn’t that leave the mug insanely hot to touch? I like this concept even though I don’t full comprehend the ergonomics behind it. Refine it a bit more and I think my interest can move from intrigue to buyer.

0 Designer: Ziv Lichi

Split Hanger

Split Hanger

No one really knows who made the first hanger. Some believe President Thomas Jefferson used the first modern fore runner and others have pointed to more archaic forms that vaguely look like the modern hanger. We’ve seen some novel improvements since then. The Split Hanger continues to improve on this simply by enabling you to fold the hanger making it easier to slip in/out without stretching out the collar.

0 Designer: System Design Studio

Bungaloo!

Bungaloo!

Designed as a getaway from the hustle of the city, this minimal “Bungaloo” design by Paul Cremoux has a stripped-down feel that leaves little to be desired. A blend of low-carbon concrete, interesting textures, and beau-coups of natural sunlight compliment its raw aesthetic. Using eco-friendly materials and appliances run on methane discharges, the bungalow’s CO2 footprint is calculated to be a mere 1 ton during production and 400 kilograms per year.

0 Designer: Paul Cremoux

Tesla E-Max Motorbike

Tesla E-Max Motorbike

In standing with the name it carries, the Tesla E-max is a far-out but awesome electric motorbike concept that features modern technologies and an unforgettable aesthetic. To supplement power to its 2 independent motors located in each wheel, the body is covered in a top layer of piezolectric material that converts compression strength into electricity and a second layer of Halite fiber that converts human heat. Pretty wild!

0 Designer: Madella Simone

The Box Lounger

The Box Lounger

Gotta love this cozy design by Ivar Gestranius and Kevin Lahtinen. The Box Lounger may look like little more than a funky design with a retro feel but it’s actually quite functional. The inside is fitted with super-soft, comfy cushioning that also happens to be great at absorbing sounds, making it the perfect “mini-office” for making phone calls, working on a laptop, or just relaxing. Available in a variety of different colors, its square shape also makes a great room divider.

0 Designer: Ivar Gestranius & Kevin Lahtinen

Iris - My Kinda Tablet

Iris – My Kinda Tablet

The era of Tablet PC is upon us and it’s kinda mesmerizing to see the kind of functions and features you can pack into the device. For instance the Iris Tablet PC is a transparent touchpad with an OLED display. It uses wireless charging technology, can scan documents, translates texts and can work as an efficient navigator. The coolest two apps is how you can use it for planning interior designing using AR and split the screen up for shared use. The kind of concept that I look forward to!

0 Designers: Liu-Wei, Yao Kai-Chi, Hong Ruei-Hong & Cheng Ya-Fang

Feeling Time Hot & Cold!

Feeling Time Hot & Cold!

The Rub Feel Know is a concept watch for the visually impaired and it tells the time in a very unique way. The hour circle and minute circles have different shapes so that they are intuitively distinguished. Plus both the circles maintain different temperatures, just to be double sure. The hour circle is warmer and minute circle is colder.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

The Taillamp Tire Pump

The Taillamp Tire Pump

The aim of this design by Jurmol Yao is to enhance the practicality of the portable bicycle tire pump. When attached to your bike, it doubles as an LED taillight powered by stored kinetic energy produced when you pump your tires. Simply genius.

0 Designer: Jurmol Yao

Simple Physics Lamp

Simple Physics Lamp

The Ponderlon lamp by Iva Dinulovic is a project that grew out of a simple observation of a construction site and various everyday uses of physics that are often overlooked. The easy to assemble, bare-bones design consists of very basic materials including pine, rope, card, and steel weights that ground the central piece of wood.  A great DIY piece.

0 Designer: Iva Dinulovic

Extreme Efficiency

Extreme Efficiency

The winning entry in the Aurora Survivor 2050 competition announced by Mazda and the Aurora Solar Vehicle Association is this design by Ali Jafari. The solar assisted electric Solaris has both an approachable and futuristic aesthetic. Both super efficient and quick, it has a top speed of 150 km/hr and room for driver and passenger. You might just catch it at the 2013 World Solar Challenge.

0 Designer: Ali Jeff Jafari

Minimalist Juicer

Minimalist Juicer

Nae is an interesting take on what designer Thibaut Rouganne calls a minimalist juicer. Personally I can envisage a far more stripped looking tool for something as simple as juicing but I do like how the lines of the design emphasize its function. The entire thing could be made from one sheet of plastic and it’s far more compact than the traditional juicer.

0 Designer: Thibaut Rouganne

One Remote Control to Rule Them All

One Remote Control to Rule Them All

TV is Evolving. Yes, the screens are getting thinner, but the real evolution is the content. Beautifully thin flat screens with streaming internet are making television increasingly personal. The challenge of having all this content to choose from is how to harness it. You need a remote for the TV, a keyboard and mouse for the internet, and a controller for gaming. Toggle delivers a touch experience without a touch screen. Points on the remote’s surface are mapped to specific keys and functions. But here’s the twist.

0 Designer: Carbon Design Group