Digital Skin

Digital Skin

As intuitive as touchscreen tablets maybe, I think there are certain situations where you wish you could add on the keyboard for a more comfortable laptop experience. PC Digital Skin addresses this need in a very clever way. It is the combination of a tablet, a mobile phone and a lizard-skin cover, which doubles up as a Bluetooth keyboard. All three used together, give you the perfect laptop experience and yet retain their individuality.

0 Designer: Sono Mocci

Connections are Everything

Connections are Everything

The conceptual Opportune smartphone app tracks a user’s interests based on keywords from their Facebook updates, web searches, and frequented sites and gives them real-time geolocated “connections” that might be able to help them with something they’ve been searching for. For example, someone in the market for a house could walk in to a coffee shop and see that a real estate agent is at the same coffee shop. With a simple click of a button the two can link up and talk business within minutes!

0 Designer: Itai Miller

Wheelchair for Air Travel

Wheelchair for Air Travel

For those confined to a wheelchair, getting around onboard an aircraft can be quite challenging & usually requires assistance from one of the flight crew. Adding this element to the already frustrating flying experience can discourage users from travlling altogether. This is where the Skycare Chair wins- utilizing wheels placed under the seat rather than at the sides & a hand-operated lever system to move forward or backward. It offers independence when moving to & from the lavatory or from chair to gate. 

0 Designer: Brian Liang

Not a Pamphlet, It's a Smartphone

Not a Pamphlet, It’s a Smartphone

Clutch your pearls because I’m about to say something amazing – nanoparticles! Yes these tiny, near invisible objects can revolutionize the bio medical, optical and electronic fields so designer Ilshat Garipov put pen to paper and came up with the Smartphone Booklet –  a disposable phone as thin as a cardboard made possible by switching from traditional silicon to nanoparticles.

0 Designer: Ilshat Garipov

Time for a 3 D Phone

Time for a 3 D Phone

The Floating Phone gives us an idea of how 3 D cellphones will look and feel like. The fantasy is about the experience and how we can a flat touchscreen intuitively rises to your finger touch and makes dialing or texting a whole new adventure. The added functionality of doubling up as a Braille phone just goes to so the versatile applications we can have to this kinda phone. Imagine what a PSP Phone like this will be….thrills unlimited!

0 Designers: Various

Sublime Shelving

Sublime Shelving

I want this and I want it BAD! Smartsquare is a simple, beautiful and customizable shelving solution made of bent plywood (and pure genius) that takes modularity to the next level. Each square module can be connected through side-slits that allow the creation of unique compositions that can be adapted to any size space or style.

0 Designer: Pietro Russomanno

Big Bold Lamp

Big Bold Lamp

Raising Lanterns take the form of stacked cylindrical shapes reminiscent of classic lamp shades only without the base. The interchangeable cylinders come in both floor and pendant lamp designs and can be rearranged in a number of combinations to suit the user’s taste. Don’t be deceived by its size and volume though, this design is actually flat-pack ready!

0 Designer: Studio Lawrence

Retro-Futuristic Yacht

Retro-Futuristic Yacht

The striking Gran Marlin 46 is characterized by strong, clean lines inspired by contemporary architecture & the sporty aesthetic of classic Fisher-man boats. Though the exterior is futuristic, the interior spaces are more traditional & utilizes every inch of space to maximize comfort, privacy & overall livability at sea. Like any great yacht, the Marlin has a countless number of modern features like a tender garage, high-tech acoustic insulation, & a separate living area with direct access to a sea-level platform.

0 Designer: KEYFRAMEstudio

Written Messages

Written Messages

Rediscover the art of writing to your friends rather than typing on cold keyboards. Get it done with ‘Handwriting’, a digital tool fashioned as a pen that replicates this long forgotten art! Photoelectric sensors on the tip record your messages and transfer to your chat-friends via the Internet. Your friend’s chat appears on the side screen of the pen. Friends online and available for tête à tête are indicated via flashy lights and I think its kinda cool.

0 Designer: REN Fangying

Life-Size Tetris!

Life-Size Tetris!

The blocky styling of the To Gather series of furniture is more than just a little reminiscent of the famous puzzle video game Tetris! The modular sofa engages the user with individual elements that can be pieced together to form countless seating combinations that will never get old. A convertible loveseat/sofa, chairs available with or without arms, and a variety of colors offer even more personal customization.

0 Designer: Studio Lawrence

WiFi Fireplace, Seriously!

WiFi Fireplace, Seriously!

Designed with intelligent mobility in mind, fireplace manufacturer Escea’s handsome new line of gas fireplaces give users the ability to control all aspects of the fireplace directly from their iPhone or Android smart phone.  Simply download the app and in a jiffy you can control the temperature, flame, and manage the timer. Like the ultra wide, see-through DX1500 model featured here, the line is not only smart but incredibly stylish!

0 Designer: Escea

Hanging Hangers

Hanging Hangers

Gotta love this clever design by designer Jo Jae-Min. From afar the Dual Hanger looks like a stylish yet fairly standard coat rack, but take a closer look and you’ll notice that its removable “hooks” actually double as coat hangers!

0 Designer: Jo Jae-Min

Teaness

Teaness

I consider myself to be an amateur tea connoisseur, not so much about actual tea leaves. More so on the entire experience of making tea. Electric kettles, teapots, cups, etc. I have a whole cupboard filled with various tea sets and I’m so ready to throw down some cash to obtain TeaForTwo by designer David Pickett. They’re modern, handmade, 100% ceramic with a simple, functional yet elegant design. The main teapot with the exaggerated spout is genius. Love it. Fits me to a “tea”.

0 Designer: David Pickett