Raise Safety Quotient While Snowboarding

Raise Safety Quotient While Snowboarding

Daredevil acts while snowboarding offer their fare share of thrills, however one can never be too cautions and thus accidents occur! In such an event, especially when it’s getting closer to sunset, the friendly slopes soon turn hostile and every bit of survival skills need to be harnessed. Keeping this situation in mind, the trio designers have conceptualized a snowboard/post with an OLED Safety Light embedded into the surface. The light is easily activated and is incorporated in such a way that it doesn’t cause any hindrance during snowboarding or run the risk of breaking. A simply superb idea!

0 Designers: Jung Hoon Lee, Jung Eun Kim and Hyun Min Lee

Adidas' New Sporty Office

Adidas’ New Sporty Office

I thought my office was cool until I saw the exterior of Adidas’ new corporate headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The part that really stung though, was seeing the interior… thanks to the design teams at KINZO and Kadawittfeldarchitektur, I now officially hate my office!! The new working environment features a custom, sporty, and functional furniture system they like to call “WORKOUT” … a perfect name considering the design is purely Adidas in both form and function. Hit the jump to see for yourself!

0 Designers: Various

Urban Seating with a Twist

Urban Seating with a Twist

Composed entirely of the hardwearing and visually seamless HI-MACS material, the S Urban bench by designer Veronica Martinez isn’t just a twist on public seating but a perfect demonstration of HI-MACS’ unique malleability. Inspired by spiral movements found in hurricanes, chains of DNA, and other natural elements, the fluid shape of the bench appears to shift as it captures the essence of movement between abrupt lines. Made from a single mold, the bench is as efficient to produce as it is nice to look at.

0 Designer: Veronica Martinez

Gladiator's Bike

Gladiator’s Bike

I have no words really. The title says it all. The renders… are just so brazen. Here’s the brief. In the 22nd century, the gap between rich and poor widen and life expectancy doubles. All that extra cash and time means people get bored. Enter the Gladiator’s Bike. A craft designed for a futuristic race where competitors battle it out to the finish line and win the people’s admiration.

0 Designer: Jaewan Jeong

Lasers on my Wrist, PEW PEW!

Lasers on my Wrist, PEW PEW!

The Elusive concept watch came by way of an intern at Dassault Systemes because we totally support the newbies. Yes it’s minimalistic but actually pretty functional too and makes a whole lot of sense. The gist of it all is time is projected onto you skin via lasers. The overall effect is futuristic and saves power since you only access “time” when you need it. Otherwise it’s a pretty nifty looking bracelet.

0 Designer: David Blanc

Flexible Disposal!

Flexible Disposal!

The Flex Bin is intended for the kitchen but I can picture it in almost any room of the house or office. Flexible ribs made from polycarbonate, extend or contract to easily tuck in any-size disposable bag. Easy to maintain and clean, I love this flowery concept and would love to see it a home store!

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Bathing Suit for an Even Tan!

Bathing Suit for an Even Tan!

Sunkissed beaches of Hawaii and the biggest concern on any modest girl’s mind is, how do I get an even tan? I say modest because not all of us are daring enough to bare all, besides many beaches have a nudity ban! The solution thought up by an ingenious mind is a bikini with an integrated solar panel and unique fabric. The combination of the two works in such a way that the body tans evenly! Will this concept work, I frankly don’t know. Will it have health repercussions (think skin cancer), don’t know that either.

0 Designer: Jun-hyeon Kim

Get Real with the iPhone 4S

Get Real with the iPhone 4S

I love me a wild iPhone concept as much as the next fanboy, but few challenge the true, obvious setbacks of the current devices. Designer Enrico Penello’s iPhone 4S concept tackles some of the existing flaws of the 4th generation phone with some very simple solutions and a few extras. The fixes: a lightly textured plastic back case for better grip,  a removable battery for easy replacement, and a fixed lower cover for the WiFi antenna. The extras: iOs5, 8 megapixel camera, and a faster A5 processor.

0 Designer: Enrico Penello

Fashion Headphones with a Powerful Punch

Fashion Headphones with a Powerful Punch

Though it was designed with style in mind, the Bluetooth-ready Wolf headphone isn’t just a fashion-forward accessory, it’s also a wearable state-of-the-art sound system.   Built-in selenium plates optimize the quality of sound regardless of the quality of the input while internal copper wiring ensures sound waves travel even faster & smoother. Most appealing though, is the semi-translucent acrylic exterior illuminated by embedded LED lights. In a variety of prints & colors, this one is sure to be a hit with the cool kids.

0 Designer: Rafael Conforto

Ice Cream Bike

Ice Cream Bike

Try taking apart the average bicycle and putting it back together again – if you’re able at all, chances are that the day has passed you by. The unique construction method of the “Ice Cream” Bike aims to make breaking it down a cinch for super-easy transportation and storage. 2 pieces of recycled steel sheets were water-jet cut to the shape of a bike profile and bolted together at the front tube, seat tube, and bottom bracket. All the user needs to take it apart and put back together are a screwdriver and wrench!

0 Designer: Jose Rivera

A Holiday from Reality

A Holiday from Reality

The M-velope is a small functional art structure designed to be an escapist place for those looking for something that challenges the conventional norms of reality. It was created by artist Michael Jantzen, who hopes that those who encounter the M-velope will be inspired to think more creatively about their own passions in life. The entire structure is made of  sustainably grown western red cedar wood. It can be shipped to nearly any site as an eight-foot cube, or in multiple pre-fabricated pieces.

0 Designer: Michael Jantzen

So Thin, Kate Moss is Jealous

So Thin, Kate Moss is Jealous

The BE Light, is an LED desk lamp with an articulated disposition. The clever hinge design can be fully extended to provide adequate task lighting with white LEDs. When not in use, it can be folded down flat to a minimum height of 1.8 cm. It even employs proper guide technology to ensure even illumination across its aluminum surface. This is definitely DO WANT!

0 Designer: QisDesign

Multitap with a Difference

Multitap with a Difference

The Multi Saving Power Strip is a very helpful concept that keeps a tab on the devices plugged in, their power consumptions and electricity wastages. With monetary representation of individual sockets and the whole collective bill, it works a good guilt trip on your no-so-conservational-ways! I love the attention to detail in this strip, for example if there is an overload of gadgets, the circuit rings glow red as a warning sign. I’d buy one if it were available.

0 Designer: Hyungwoo Uhm