Build Your Social Network!

Build Your Social Network!

I want this NOW! The Tomodachi (Japanese for “friends”) Block is a modular system of playful blocks that each connect wirelessly to the internet to stream live video and audio of your friends from around the world. Each individual block is dedicated to a single friend who’s picture and voice are broadcast through a single speaker and iPod nano-sized screen built into each block. An internal sensor detects when blocks have been combined so the user can pile them up to group chat!

0 Designer: Aya Shimada

A Bluetooth I'd Wear

A Bluetooth I’d Wear

It’s about time the Bluetooth headset shed the nerd-factor! This design by Erjon Hatillari was inspired by the simplicity of the Sony Vaio’s On/Off button and is almost as small. Using the same unique color scheme as the Vaio, the rechargeable earpiece’s chrome detail glows green during a call and orange when charging. In the form of a single earbud with one large button control, this design combines easy-to-use functionality with basic ergonomics into one sharp looking earpiece.

0 Designer: Erjon Hatillari

Collecting Water in the Sky

Collecting Water in the Sky

Skydrops is a helium inflated balloon designed to collect water by harnessing Mother Nature’s own energy. Spinning in the wind creates energy used to cool metallic sheets with peltier cells within the balloon. As the air passes through the cooled surface, water begins to condensate, and becomes a liquid before falling through a cable to a reservoir at the ground. Designed to fly uninterrupted for up to 2 months, the Skydrop will be able to create up to  50 liters every day.

0 Designer: Guilherme Rodrigues & Murilo Gomes

What if Dyson Made Bikes?

What if Dyson Made Bikes?

Inspired by Dyson’s Air Multipliers, the Dyke bike (I’m serious) works on the same principles. Air flows through the bronze hollow cylinder creating an entrainment. The air is pulled, amplified by 1000000X, to pushed the bike upwards (stability) and forward (speed), all powered by electricity. The design is styled with an “air”odynamic in mind – sexy with a provocative elegance and unique ergonomics.

0 Designer: Imran Othman

The Enchanted Ceiling

The Enchanted Ceiling

I should have paid more attention to astronomy when it was being taught in school; it’s a shame that I learnt the constellations off the Internet. I am determined to make sure my children learn to marvel the treasures in the sky. One way to do this is with the Stella, a concept camera plus projector combo. On a starry night you simply capture the mesmerizing skies and the project it to your bedroom ceiling. Awesome way to learn about the starts!

0 Designers: Seung-Kwon Kim, Seung-Ju Kim & Zhong-fa Lie

Super Sing-a-long!

Super Sing-a-long!

The Microphone Wizard is for the KTV (Karaoke) maniacs who enjoy singing a song or two. The microphone comes with a sleek navigation bracelet clip, cutting out unnecessary peripherals to the minimum. Agreed professional microphones come with all the glam and tech support, but home KTV is still cheesy as ever. This design for mic makes bathroom singers look like sexy rockstars!

0 Designer: Zhang Qiang

Beauty in Destruction

Beauty in Destruction

This striking design has one very unusual inspiration- destruction! Designer Paul Sandip found beauty in cracked glass and translated it into this unique and imaginative piece, the FRAChair.

0 Designer: Paul Sandip

Gummy Watch

Gummy Watch

It’s no wonder that, for younger generations, the watch is being largely replaced by cell phones and other electronic devices. Designer Giorgio Guidi imagines that the watch will eventually become almost purely an aesthetic accessory and if it’s going to survive it better be both functionally simple and damn good looking. Using unique materials, his design, the Gummy watch, accomplishes both of these tasks in a funky yet simple digital timepiece.

0 Designer: Giorgio Guidi

Bamboo Bike

Bamboo Bike

Designer Paulus Maringka is a pro at sustainable bike designs! The Greencycle bamboo bike aims to minimize labor and production costs while still improving human power functionality. What’s more is that the design focuses on the affordability, desirability, and overall need of the Third World target users. The laminated bamboo frame design is not only sustainable and economical, but utilizes the skills of the local craftsmen.

0 Designer: Paulus Maringka

A New Way to Experience Cognac

A New Way to Experience Cognac

The “Seduction Series” is a new experience emphasizing the aromas distinctive to Rémy Martin. These unique items of glassware and serving accessories are intended to sensitize people to the expectation of complex olfactory experiences by using specific gestures.The service will be exclusive to private events and parties and it brings a youthful way to celebrate the exceptional aromatic profiles of Rémy Martin.

0 Designer: Merve Kahraman

Terrace Chair is Illuminating

Terrace Chair is Illuminating

Outdoor furniture usually follow a limited number of existing conventions. The Terrace Chair is an attempt to go outside the rules or define a new convention: While being instantly recognizable, it looks somewhat different from what you would expect to find in your home & garden center. The bulk of the chair is rotation moulded in polyethylene with a base of stainless steel and requires little maintenance – just leave it out all year and give it a wash now and then. Connect a low voltage cable to the bottom of the base and the chair will glow invitingly.

0 Designer: Kaare Bækgaard

Double Illumination

Double Illumination

Junwon Yang’s Emergency Flashlight is designed to illuminate both the path in front of you and the one that you are walking on. To do this, the torch has lamps at both the ends of the shaft. However the one pointing to the floor is angled at 45 degrees; so if you have people following your lead, they can see where they are stepping. I think it’s a clever design for areas where it’s going to be pitch dark and as long as it isn’t a battery-drainer.

0 Designer: Junwon Yang

A Bouncy Bath!

A Bouncy Bath!

The Bathboard is a too-good-to-be-true design. It has all the makings of an excellent bathtub; one, which folds up and holds enough water for a good soak. But my only worry is that will the framework take the weight of water + the person using it? For the moment lets just consider this, the tub is made from foam rubber treated to be very elastic and spongy. It weighs less than 3 kgs and juts out only 12-cms from the wall. A flexible drainpipe starts above the central point of the tub, making it easy to fold up.

0 Design: Sylwia Ulicka Rivera