Headphone or Speaker? You choose!

Headphone or Speaker? You choose!

Designed by Lu Chieh Hua, Headphone or Speaker combines the lightweight mobility of headphones with the sound amplification of a speaker into a single unit that makes it possible to both listen to your music privately or share with others. A unique twisting mechanism allows the unit to be propped upright for directing sound and automatically shifts playing modes and volume between operations, transforming it from headphone to speaker in a flash.

0 Designer: Lu Chieh Hua

The See Saw Toast

The See Saw Toast

How would you like your toast to pop out today? I’d like mine with a swishy swing! Yeah the Wooster is just this fine toaster with the capabilities of delivering crisp toast right into your plate! Say hola to my new breakfast companion!

0 Designer: Choe Jeongju

An Easy Alarm

An Easy Alarm

The Easy Set Easy Control Alarm Clock is quite cute if you ask me. Intuitive touch LED panel with dimmer lights that let you know instinctively how much time left, before the alarm goes off. The concept agrees with me because I am one of those people who keeps checking the time on my iPhone and mentally calculating how much till 5:00 am.

0 Designers: Chang-ho Lee & Ki-hoon Han

Atomic Number 22

Atomic Number 22

There’s something delicate about the word “bracelet” – that is, until you see the Armadillo: 161, the latest from bold jewelry maker RogueDZN. Named after its 161 parts, the Armadillo is composed entirely of G5 aerospace grade titanium- the same super strong material used to build spacecraft, naval ships, and armor plating. Using the same software used to create the USA’s F22 joint strike fighter, each curve is obsessively perfected in 3D space, a feat impossible to achieve by hand.

0 Designer: Rogue DZN

Hang Your Hard Drive

Hang Your Hard Drive

If you’re a designer, student, or anyone else who relies heavily on your computer, you know that even as laptops get slimmer & lighter, all of the external hardware can still be a bit cumbersome. A winner of the 2011 James Dyson Award, Easy On is a take-anywhere external hard drive that uses an ingenious hanging system to easily attach to the back of any computer. WiFi integration means the drive can be also be accessed without the use of bulky cables, making this the perfect drive to use when you’re on the run.

0 Designer: Diacre Nicolas

Long Range Jet with Zero Emissions

Long Range Jet with Zero Emissions

Based on the form of the Bar Tailed Godwit, a bird that holds the record for the longest none-stop flight, the swift and efficient Lockheed Stratoliner is designed to fly anywhere on the globe without refueling. Oversized wings generate large amounts of lift and permit flight at higher altitudes while four Cryogenic Hydrogen Turbofan engines power flight with zero emissions and can operate in a low-power state similar to that of fighter jets, saving a substantial amount of fuel.

0 Designer: William Brown

Lamp Adjustable with Just a Finger

Lamp Adjustable with Just a Finger

The Coral Reef Light, an LED table lamp, features an adjustable lighting platform activated by a touch dimmer. Users can turn it on or change the lighting angle by simply tapping on the stand and playing with the lighting platform. It’s interactive design but as for what it has to do with a coral reef, I have no idea. Spacey tho. I kinda want one.

0 Designer: QisDesign

Track Your Swim

Track Your Swim

My Pace Goggle is a pair of swimming goggles integrated with an LCD panel. The panel comprises of an electronic watch and track recorder, which beam timings and certain stats in the peripheral view of the swimmer, while he is swimming. Typically the coach keeps the time for the swimmer, and only after the laps are done, are the results known. With this innovative goggles, a swimmer can know his time, as he swims and adjust his speed accordingly.

0 Designer: Joh Minhoo

Cooking Can Earn You Carbon Credits

Cooking Can Earn You Carbon Credits

Earning Carbon Credits is a big business game for the corporate segment, however in the domestic world we hardly bother about it. Turning our attention to this key element for sustenance and greener world, we have here the Eco Cook concept. This appliance is a unique combination of cooking and heating elements (as in microwave cooking) that focuses on reducing the carbon footprint of your activity whilst cooking efficiently. The Carbon Credits earned while cooking are stored in a card and can be redeemed or passed on as favors. If such a system can be put in place, then I’m all for it!

0 Designers: Seung-man Lee & Tae-hyeon Kim

Sculptural Bike Racks Rock

Sculptural Bike Racks Rock

Bike-racks tend to be boring and unsightly, which is why they are often hidden in closets, sheds, and hallways. Problem solved! Furniture for Bikes by Quarterre is a reinterpretation of the rack for the aesthetically concerned. These three designs are not only practical for stowing your bike in a variety of spaces, but also make for an interesting sculptural element for any room. Gotta love the craftsmanship here.

0 Designer: Quarterre

Sports-Yacht Adventure

Sports-Yacht Adventure

The Audax 130 combines the perfect layout and accessories for entertaining with striking exterior styling into one sporty megayacht. Key features include generous forward and aft sun lounges, spacious dining and living areas, and even a water-level garage for recreational “toys.” Hit the jump for more specs!

0 Designer: Schopfer Yachts

3D Print From Your Desktop

3D Print From Your Desktop

Consider this the “Easy-Bake Oven” of 3D printers. While it’s just a concept now, designers Artur Tchoukanov & Joris Peels see the Origo 3D printer as more of a take-home appliance that works with 3Dtin and is simple enough for children to use to bring their ideas to life!

0 Designers: Artur Tchoukanov & Joris Peels

Sake Drinking and Knockout Lights

Sake Drinking and Knockout Lights

Apparently there is a Sake drinking ritual where the glass should never be empty, meaning someone (probably the host) has to keep refilling the glasses – no bottoms-up allowed! A few drinks down, I am sure no one is in a state to keep up with traditions, however if you are bent on rituals then Masuzake is the glass for you! This unique glass glows bright as soon as the alcohol poured into it! Although I don’t drink, I’d pick these glasses up in a jiffy, just for their crazy novelty value!

0 Designers: Jongmoo Lee & Taehwan Kim