Nooka Watch Giveaway Part Deux!

Nooka Watch Giveaway Part Deux!

Big congrats to Benji for winning last week’s giveaway but here’s another chance to win a custom Nooka Zub Zirc with the YD emblem watchband. To enter, snap a photo of your barren wrist with the words “Nooka watch goes here” and post a link to it in comments. You’ve got til’ Friday the 29th. One random winner will receive the aforementioned custom Zub Zirc.

0 Sponsor: Nooka, Contest ends 07/29

Another Perfect Measure

Another Perfect Measure

One of the secrets to great cooking is to measure out the ingredients as accurately as possible. While dry ingredients are not so much of a pain, it’s the liquids that make me quiver. Handy Meter is a digital measure that goes around the faucet mouth or spouts of bottles and jugs, to pour out the right amount of liquid. It does away with the need for a measuring jar, hence increasing the accuracy. I suppose it has an inbuilt mechanism that terminates the flow of liquid, once the desired amount has been poured. This will be an ideal feature.

0 Designer: Jeon Hwan Soo

The Butterfly View of You

The Butterfly View of You

I watch with amusement how my daughter struggles to take self-pictures from her cellphone and our camera. It’s a crazy fad but in practical scenarios, where you are a lone traveler, I think a camera with some kinda modification to help you click self-photos will be a great idea. Just like this Butter-Fly Concept camera, it has little “wings” that come out from under the camera. Easy navigation buttons and a steady grip, allow you to take pictures and videos from an arm’s length. Neat!

0 Designer: Joh Minhoo

The Porsche 929

The Porsche 929

The Porsche Panamara is ugly. There, I said it! Maybe the guys at Porsche should have taken some notes from Designer Julliana Cho, because this electric concept looks like one hell-of-a car. This 4-seater has suitable comfort for long distance drives with the fam, but maintains the brand’s iconic fluid styling with some added severity and drama in the lines and contours that give it that necessary edge the larger Panamara needed to maintain sporty appeal. The catch… you have to share!

0 Designer: Julliana Cho

Anytime, Anywhere Deliverable Hospital

Anytime, Anywhere Deliverable Hospital

Designer Kukil Han imagines a go-anywhere solution for providing aid to victims of natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms. The Mobile Hospital could be delivered to any part of the world (including hard to reach areas) in a matter of hours via helicopter, or be transported on a larger scale by ship, providing emergency medical attention to those in need. This thoughtful design can also be customized to provide support to specific needs with relative ease, furthering its adaptability to a number of scenarios.

0 Designer: Kukil Han

Future Touch Tech

Future Touch Tech

This concept computer-of-the-future by designer Jakub Záhoř allows the user to operate the device anywhere they can find a glass surface. The user simply attaches the central unit to any glass surface like a window or coffee table, switches on the power, and watches their system light up before their eyes. The display appears as an interactive hologram on the glass that the user merely has to touch to operate. It also makes for an easy, take-anywhere way to project photos and presentations or stream movies. Windex not included.

0 Designer: Jakub Záhoř

We Interview Prof. Dr. Peter Zec from red dot

We Interview Prof. Dr. Peter Zec from red dot

Amid the frenetic pace of this year’s red dot award ceremony and gala, Troy Turner sits down with red dot founder Prof. Dr. Peter Zec to discuss the current state of industrial design, where it’ll be in 10 years and the problems facing many companies. Dr. Zec also tackles the “giant elephant” in the room in regard to Asian companies copying western design and offers sage advice to new designers that may surprise you.

0 Interview: Prof. Dr. Peter Zec

Everything in Tandem

Everything in Tandem

Tandem is a storage space, a seat and a side table all at once. It just depends on how you use it. Multifunctional is the name of this game. Store your laptop, phone, books and magazines inside the cubby holes. A work top rotates 360º to become a quick workstation and use the whole thing as a stool too. Made of white oak, it imparts a sense of refinement. The wood isn’t heavily treated. The core however is made of aluminum to provide strength. Like it?

0 Designer: Geoffrey Graven

Compact Disc is Mouse-ish

Compact Disc is Mouse-ish

One of the things with product design is that we need to let the experts figure out the “How” and concentrate on the design solution at hand. So when it comes to the question of how to make a computer mouse compact, portable yet feel like the true-blue desktop version, we’ll leave the figuring of technology to the techies and concentrate on a compact disc-esque mouse (disk+Mouse) that sits in the laptop tray when not needed. And cones up to a 3-D full grip version when required. Brilliant, if you ask me!

0 Designer: Seung Han Jung

Luminous Pipe Lighting

Luminous Pipe Lighting

E-M – Electronic Melody Lamp is an awesome piece of creation that is made from biodegradable materials, LED and solar paneling. Besides being decorative and functional, I love the way you can twist and create magical luminous lines that are different everyday. Let your imagination get the better of you! Do I see an ostrich today?

0 Designer: Fuming Wu

Morphing E-Bike

Morphing E-Bike

Besides looking just plain sexy, the Shavit electric sport motorcycle features a very unique riding position system that makes shifting from everyday upright stance to racetrack oriented lean as easy as the push of a button. Handlebars, footpads, and seat height can be adjusted independently, allowing the bike to morph from racing superbike to urban tourer. Emphasizing the lack of a bulky fuel tank, the chassis and body are kept minimal but maintain the sharp, aggressive look of its street racer inspiration.

0 Designer: Eyal Melnick

Agriculture Education Table

Agriculture Education Table

One good thing about growing up on a ranch is that I ended up with a bit of a green thumb, but even though I’m a big city kid now, I still appreciate the idea of growing my own food! Eat Play Grow is a “growing table” that promotes early education in growing vegetables & herbs from home. Fit with a watertight container for potting, storage for tools & seeds, & a chopping board surface, the table encourages interaction with plants & veggies from a young age & can even help picky eaters learn to love their veggies!

0 Designer: Ruth Vatcher

Avian Furniture

Avian Furniture

Giving a nod to its avian inspiration, the Airline Furniture collection of seating and shelving by Jeremy Heitz is constructed of used parts taken from various aircraft and reflects the shapes and sturdiness of the planes they came from. Here the HB-Table and HB-Shelf (named after the Swiss aircraft from which they were formed) are made from an adapted wing and accented with glass to make the rigid aircraft rib construction visible.

0 Designer: Jeremy Heitz