Double Illumination

Double Illumination

Junwon Yang’s Emergency Flashlight is designed to illuminate both the path in front of you and the one that you are walking on. To do this, the torch has lamps at both the ends of the shaft. However the one pointing to the floor is angled at 45 degrees; so if you have people following your lead, they can see where they are stepping. I think it’s a clever design for areas where it’s going to be pitch dark and as long as it isn’t a battery-drainer.

0 Designer: Junwon Yang

A Bouncy Bath!

A Bouncy Bath!

The Bathboard is a too-good-to-be-true design. It has all the makings of an excellent bathtub; one, which folds up and holds enough water for a good soak. But my only worry is that will the framework take the weight of water + the person using it? For the moment lets just consider this, the tub is made from foam rubber treated to be very elastic and spongy. It weighs less than 3 kgs and juts out only 12-cms from the wall. A flexible drainpipe starts above the central point of the tub, making it easy to fold up.

0 Design: Sylwia Ulicka Rivera

Friendlier Deforester

Friendlier Deforester

This logging machine by designer Regimantas Vegele is a response to growing concern over current timber extraction methods that have a negative impact on surrounding flora/fauna and delicate root system of trees that effects nutrient content in the soil. The low-impact forester aims to decrease these negative effects while retaining the high productivity of current machines.

0 Designer: Regimantas Vegele

Avian Inspired Seating

Avian Inspired Seating

The Boet (Swedish for nest) stool by Note Design Studio is inspired by the elevated, protected and soft bird’s home in the trees. The metal frame comes in a variety of different colors and is perfectly contrasted with a soft, round cork seat fit snugly into the top metal bowl. Me want.

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

Finger-ish Lamp

Finger-ish Lamp

Gotta love this functionally simple, sharp looking LED table lamp by designer Michael Samoriz. The Phalanx consists of five moveable segments including one heavier base segment and one containing bright LED lights. Simply move them to adjust the lamp’s shape or the direction of the light. A little bit skeletal, and a little bit wormy… I dig it!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz

Sweaty In The Shower

Sweaty In The Shower

Before they hit the showers, many people like to pump a bit of iron, even if it’s just to stay in shape. Building on this idea, designers Hong Ruei-Hong & Lin Pin-I came up with the idea to integrate exercise with taking a shower. I like the idea of this Bana Bender mix, especially for those folks who always look for an excuse to stay away from the gym. You don’t even need to include an extra 5 minutes or something…. just pump your arms while you bathe!

0 Designers: Hong Ruei-Hong & called Lin Pin-I

Let's Kiss The Skies on a Bike!

Let’s Kiss The Skies on a Bike!

The ParaMoto Trike is the convergence of designer Zvezdan Nedeljković’s three passions: flying, motorcycles and designing. Well kudos to that, because his zeal has translated into the beautifully ergonomic ParaMoto Trike! An ultralight electric vehicle that goes from a scooter to an elegant powered paragliding trike, in a jiffy! It’s off to a flying start!

0 Designer: Zvezdan Nedeljković

Mug in a Kettle

Mug in a Kettle

Kettle and Mug is an interesting concept that explores the relationship between two objects related by function. It stands to reason if you own a kettle, you probably own a mug too. In this concept, the mug sits inside the kettle as the water boils “heating the mug” in the process. Question is, doesn’t that leave the mug insanely hot to touch? I like this concept even though I don’t full comprehend the ergonomics behind it. Refine it a bit more and I think my interest can move from intrigue to buyer.

0 Designer: Ziv Lichi

Split Hanger

Split Hanger

No one really knows who made the first hanger. Some believe President Thomas Jefferson used the first modern fore runner and others have pointed to more archaic forms that vaguely look like the modern hanger. We’ve seen some novel improvements since then. The Split Hanger continues to improve on this simply by enabling you to fold the hanger making it easier to slip in/out without stretching out the collar.

0 Designer: System Design Studio

Bungaloo!

Bungaloo!

Designed as a getaway from the hustle of the city, this minimal “Bungaloo” design by Paul Cremoux has a stripped-down feel that leaves little to be desired. A blend of low-carbon concrete, interesting textures, and beau-coups of natural sunlight compliment its raw aesthetic. Using eco-friendly materials and appliances run on methane discharges, the bungalow’s CO2 footprint is calculated to be a mere 1 ton during production and 400 kilograms per year.

0 Designer: Paul Cremoux

Tesla E-Max Motorbike

Tesla E-Max Motorbike

In standing with the name it carries, the Tesla E-max is a far-out but awesome electric motorbike concept that features modern technologies and an unforgettable aesthetic. To supplement power to its 2 independent motors located in each wheel, the body is covered in a top layer of piezolectric material that converts compression strength into electricity and a second layer of Halite fiber that converts human heat. Pretty wild!

0 Designer: Madella Simone

The Box Lounger

The Box Lounger

Gotta love this cozy design by Ivar Gestranius and Kevin Lahtinen. The Box Lounger may look like little more than a funky design with a retro feel but it’s actually quite functional. The inside is fitted with super-soft, comfy cushioning that also happens to be great at absorbing sounds, making it the perfect “mini-office” for making phone calls, working on a laptop, or just relaxing. Available in a variety of different colors, its square shape also makes a great room divider.

0 Designer: Ivar Gestranius & Kevin Lahtinen

Iris - My Kinda Tablet

Iris – My Kinda Tablet

The era of Tablet PC is upon us and it’s kinda mesmerizing to see the kind of functions and features you can pack into the device. For instance the Iris Tablet PC is a transparent touchpad with an OLED display. It uses wireless charging technology, can scan documents, translates texts and can work as an efficient navigator. The coolest two apps is how you can use it for planning interior designing using AR and split the screen up for shared use. The kind of concept that I look forward to!

0 Designers: Liu-Wei, Yao Kai-Chi, Hong Ruei-Hong & Cheng Ya-Fang