Tablet PC is a Home PC and a Backup Solution

Tablet PC is a Home PC and a Backup Solution

Computers are in need of improvement in two areas: flexibility in the apartment & backing up data. What does flexibility means? The combination of a tablet PC and a docking station, turns into the perfect home PC called M!nd. It’s an alternative to the standard notebook and provides both a comfortable browsing and ergonomic experience. The backup process is an entirely different beast.

0 Designer: Johannes Neusel

The Car Knows What You're Thinking

The Car Knows What You’re Thinking

I’d love to travel back in time, point and laugh at all the futurists who thought we would be in flying cars by now. Of course they couldn’t have possibly foreseen a future where the challenges of navigable controls, integrated computers and an energy crisis dominate the landscape. The NEURON is an IMAGINATIVE look at how BMI (brain interface technology) could bring “man and machine” even closer. It doesn’t rely on physical dexterity. Just think it and it’s done. Now channeling Spock… “fascinating.”

0 Designer: Ian Kettle

Cart For As You Grow

Cart For As You Grow

In this day and age of modularity fittings, it only makes sense to invest in products that can go beyond their obvious function. For example, the Monocart looks to be a simple child buggy, but as the child grows and out-grows the simple pleasures of being pushed around in a chair, making it a multi functional extends the useful life of this cart. It becomes a cart for wheeling groceries or a stroller; even a gardening stool. How about that!

0 Designer: Ka Wai Ng

The Pebble Effect

The Pebble Effect

The limited edition Water Stone Faucet and sink system is as elegant as it gets. Working on the relationship between water, lights and the rippling effects of pebbles and stones, designer Omer Sagiv makes an effort to bring the natural elements into the home environment. And he does this quite artistically with special inputs by Touch360 and Smith Newnam, who have designed the working mechanisms. Swanky, just the way I like it!

0 Designer: Omer Sagiv

A Watch for Lovers

A Watch for Lovers

This thoughtful 3d-printed timepiece by Daniel Kamp was designed to remind the wearer of their partner, family member, or friend. Appropriately named the Other-Half Watch, it features a secondary face meant to be set to a significant other’s unique timezone. This hidden face is located on the inner part of the wristband, keeping loved ones close even when they’re geographically far away.

0 Designer: Daniel Kamp

For the Minimalist on the Run

For the Minimalist on the Run

The Nespresso coffee maker just made me realize how ugly and nonsensical most other coffee makers on the market truly are. It seems like even single serving makers are just getting bigger and more complicated to use, right?! This design provides a simple, clean, and precise experience for the user through minimum action to operate and a straightforward aesthetic. Perfect when there’s no time for French press.

0 Designer: Tali Shilo

Shell Ship

Shell Ship

Shells have long been admired for their beauty, as a symbol of nature, and as a reminder of the sea. The Conch superyacht takes inspiration from the swirling twists and fluid shapes of a variety of these ocean objects. Fit with modern toys, this is one eye-catching design.

0 Designer: McDiarmid Design

Bejeweled Memories

Bejeweled Memories

Transcendental Tunes is a music player set with digital jewelry that offers an alternative route to treating Alzheimer’s patients. It is developed under the premise that “people living with Alzheimer’s don’t lose their memories, but lose their capacity to reach them.” The digital jewels store songs that are relevant to the patient and hopes to trigger their memory in order to make them feel connected.

0 Designer: José de la O

Blooming DSLR

Blooming DSLR

I remember borrowing a professional camera from a cousin for my African Safari Honeymoon. You would expect me to capture some really gorgeous pictures of lions making their kill, well to cut a long story short, I had no clue how to work the thing, so I ended up overexposing some pictures and taking out-of-focus shots. Thankfully the current generation of DSLRs is more forgiving towards amateurs. But basics like lighting and exposure can still intimidate some, hence the need for the Flower!

0 Designers: Rhie Hyi Joong & Lee Sang Hwa

Tree-hugging Bike

Tree-hugging Bike

Designed for short-range use, this compressed air powered two-wheeler is perfect for the urban environment. Designer Jurmol Yao imagines the Transport Hornet as a viable means of getting around for businesses like the postal service that move at low-speed and could refill at stations between stops. The benefits: zero-pollution, reusable quick-fill air cylinders, and no noise!

0 Designer: Jurmol Yao

Humane Veterinarian Solution

Humane Veterinarian Solution

The Equine Exhale Breath Condenser provides a new, innovative method of collecting respiratory samples used to diagnose health conditions effecting the beautiful beasts that also avoids the current invasive, expensive (because of sedatives), and traumatic procedure involving difficult restraint and the insertion of large tubes. The animal’s warm exhale enters a chamber as condensation which is then cooled, transforming it into information packed liquid drops that slip into a microtube for immediate analysis.

0 Designers: Cleber Niels and Rodrigo de Freitas Wolf

Ergonomic Aviation Headset

Ergonomic Aviation Headset

I know I’m not alone when I say I want my pilot on my next flight to be as comfortable, rested, and confident as possible. Understanding the importance of clear speech, hearing, and comfort of a pilot’s communication headset, BMW Group DesignworksUSA created this customizable system that fuses ergonomics, audio functionality, and a streamlined interface for a comfortable, relaxed, and safe flying experience.

0 Designer: DesignworksUSA

Timely Steeping

Timely Steeping

I am in love with the Tea-time tea steeper for its intuitive design and simplistic interaction between tea leaves, water and steeping time! A flipping action, akin to starting the timer, sets the tea making process into action. Loose tealeaves and hot water do their steeping business and the ready tea slowly trickles down to the bottom beaker. The timer/filter hold back the leaves and your cuppa is ready to sip!

0 Designer: Pengtao Yu