Good Morning Sunshine!

Good Morning Sunshine!

Hello! Sunshine! reminds me of the Sony Concept by the Nguyen Brothers. The difference is that the former is a nightlight and alarm clock while the latter is a music player. A thin solar panel lines the back of the lamp/clock and it attaches to any glass window using suction. Basically just keep it for charging on the window during the day and unhook as a nightlight at night. Once the alarm goes off, simply stick it on back for more daytime juice!

0 Designer: Yung-Hsun Chen

Key Control

Key Control

Finder is a two-part RFID Locator comprising of the main terminal and tab stickers. Basically you are supposed to stick the tracking stickers to objects that you tend to misplace often, like keys, phone, wallet etc. Configure the sticker with the appropriate label on the main terminal and you are set to use it. No more lost keys again, yay!

0 Designers: Chu Wang, Qiujin Kou, Qian Yin & Yonghua Zhang

A Twirl (not twist) On the Classic Mixer

A Twirl (not twist) On the Classic Mixer

The Twirl hand held mixer is a thoughtful and intuitive redesign of the classic. A single dial controls OFF/ON functionality as well as the mixing speed to achieve the desired effect of folding, kneading, mixing, creaming, beating, whipping, or aerating. At rest, the mixer has a flat head that allows it to be put upside down over a bowl, ensuring that any leftover drops land back in the bowl.

0 Designer: Boaz Zemer

Sound Inspired Shower

Sound Inspired Shower

The Swing shower system is based on a simple idea that draws conceptual parallels between the natural widening of water flow and similar shapes found in the amplified sound of brass instruments. The inspiration can be found in the conical shape of the shower head, but no matter your taste, in chrome and matte-black finishes it’s sure to compliment classic and contemporary bathrooms alike.

0 Designers: Daniel Debiasi & Federico Sandri

Baby Fever!

Baby Fever!

The Easy Read Thermometer is specifically designed for taking the temperature of babies. The idea may be old school of a strip, but the innovation is in the form of heat sensitive materials, sticky back and distinct LED display. Given that babies hate being poked and prodded, this sticky tape will do the trick effectively.

0 Designers: Wang Dongwei & Liu Yisha

Time Your Power

Time Your Power

Apparently the reason why I ruined my camera battery in a short period of time was because I over charged it every time I plugged it on. I used to leave it charging for almost a day or because of my forgetfulness. This is why I resonate with designs like the Dialug that integrate a timer into the socket. So for gadgets that need 2-3 hours of charging, the timer automatically turns off the power supply once the time is up.

0 Designers: DanBee Lee, JangSoo Kim, KyoYeon Kim & WooRi Kim

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