Did You Smile Today?

Did You Smile Today?

If not, then this alarm clock is going to be mighty nasty to you! The Smile Alarm Clock has face recognition sensors that turn off the alarm only if you give it a bright sunny smile; no half-smiles will do! What a positive way to begin your day….SMILE!

0 Designers: Kim Jungwoo, Ju Yongjun, Lee Jongmoo & Kim Taehwan

Keep inTouch

Keep inTouch

inTouch is an interactive cube with inbuilt camera, display and connectivity. More like the baby monitor, but in a grown-up version, to stay in touch with family and friends while you are away in college. The fun and playful design makes it easy to access and is quite intuitive as modular networking cubes.

0 Designer: Shan Lin

Carbon Neutral Yacht

Carbon Neutral Yacht

Introducing the world’s first “carbon neutral yacht,” the Emax Excalibur. The fly-bridge features a photo-voltaic exoskeleton that can harvest and return enough energy per year to offset up to 3,000 nautical miles! The Emax Propulsion System delivers advanced hybrid diesel power by combining the new VW Marine 350TDI v8 and GM Allison duel mode hybrid transmission- a revolutionary first step in the maritime industry.

0 Designer: Sauter Design

Plasti-Perch

Plasti-Perch

An alternative to the traditional wooden birdhouse, this playful design by Quentin de Coster is composed of thermoformed polystyrene and aluminum, making for a durable and long-lasting home for feathered residents. The circular disk that supports the house also doubles as the perfect perch for sun bathing.

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Hard Shell Honda Bike

Hard Shell Honda Bike

Using an unconventional balancing system in combination with a hard protective shell, the Honda Gyro² aims to target the consumer that doesn’t see the practicality or convenience of the traditional bike. This urban scooter uses two separte stabilizing technologies to balance its hard shell: Honda UX-3 software and a rotating gyrowheel. Using dual mono-swing arms the rider can steer at both the rear and front, avoiding lean at corners while maintaining balance. 

0 Designer: Robert V Hagenström

Tablet High On Felt!

Tablet High On Felt!

The HiLo is quite an interesting concept; it is a 10” OLED Tablet with a wireless felt keyboard. Now the thing about the keyboard is that it’s styled as a jacket to hold the tablet. At the same time it features fused (hot pressed – embedded circuitry) keys on the outside. Naturally, you use the keyboard as desired, however I’m getting a kick out of the casual interaction between the protective jacket and the tablet. It’s just too awesome!

0 Designer: Roni Margolin

Industrious Coffee Machine

Industrious Coffee Machine

Love me this industrious looking espresso machine. Aptly called the Kansas, it’s the labor of love of young Shenkar student Yotam Cohen. Details like a rim-bar to hold extra cups and the pressure gauge to regulate the steam, add to the retro appeal. Easy to use, and like Yotam claims, “a coffee machine that puts a smile on your face when you wake up in the morning.” Something different, something with character!

0 Designer: Yotam Cohen

Porsche Baby!!

Porsche Baby!!

It’s about time there is a little equality in the baby stroller market! The Porsche Design P’4911 blends a unique mix of materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, leather, ball-bearing wheels,  into this tough looking design that is, to say the least, quite masculine (man growl). The minimal design folds compact enough to fit into the trunk of any Porsche.

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Unorthodox Joints and Locks

Unorthodox Joints and Locks

This unique hardware by designer Benjamin Parton provides a functionally simplistic and attractive way to join a variety of materials. The Escher Joint secures surfaces in an elegant tripodal arrangement and can be used in a combination of materials to create both open and closed bespoke structures. Alternatively, the Lumber Lock provides accurate square holes for using square pegs in sheet material ensuring the perfect fit each time and providing a functional alternative to wasteful sectional dowling.

0 Designer: Benjamin Parton

Perplexing Wall Clock

Perplexing Wall Clock

Using the same lenticular printing technology as many image-shifting postcards and “wiggle pictures,” the AM/PM Wall Clock by Studio Dreimann allows the viewer to read both AM and PM times by simply changing their viewing perspective. It may look like the most simple of clocks from a direct front view, but take a few steps to the side and with an illusion of depth you’ll see the numbers almost magically change to PM

0 Designer: Studio Dreimann

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