Hang Your Hard Drive

Hang Your Hard Drive

If you’re a designer, student, or anyone else who relies heavily on your computer, you know that even as laptops get slimmer & lighter, all of the external hardware can still be a bit cumbersome. A winner of the 2011 James Dyson Award, Easy On is a take-anywhere external hard drive that uses an ingenious hanging system to easily attach to the back of any computer. WiFi integration means the drive can be also be accessed without the use of bulky cables, making this the perfect drive to use when you’re on the run.

0 Designer: Diacre Nicolas

Long Range Jet with Zero Emissions

Long Range Jet with Zero Emissions

Based on the form of the Bar Tailed Godwit, a bird that holds the record for the longest none-stop flight, the swift and efficient Lockheed Stratoliner is designed to fly anywhere on the globe without refueling. Oversized wings generate large amounts of lift and permit flight at higher altitudes while four Cryogenic Hydrogen Turbofan engines power flight with zero emissions and can operate in a low-power state similar to that of fighter jets, saving a substantial amount of fuel.

0 Designer: William Brown

Lamp Adjustable with Just a Finger

Lamp Adjustable with Just a Finger

The Coral Reef Light, an LED table lamp, features an adjustable lighting platform activated by a touch dimmer. Users can turn it on or change the lighting angle by simply tapping on the stand and playing with the lighting platform. It’s interactive design but as for what it has to do with a coral reef, I have no idea. Spacey tho. I kinda want one.

0 Designer: QisDesign

Track Your Swim

Track Your Swim

My Pace Goggle is a pair of swimming goggles integrated with an LCD panel. The panel comprises of an electronic watch and track recorder, which beam timings and certain stats in the peripheral view of the swimmer, while he is swimming. Typically the coach keeps the time for the swimmer, and only after the laps are done, are the results known. With this innovative goggles, a swimmer can know his time, as he swims and adjust his speed accordingly.

0 Designer: Joh Minhoo

Cooking Can Earn You Carbon Credits

Cooking Can Earn You Carbon Credits

Earning Carbon Credits is a big business game for the corporate segment, however in the domestic world we hardly bother about it. Turning our attention to this key element for sustenance and greener world, we have here the Eco Cook concept. This appliance is a unique combination of cooking and heating elements (as in microwave cooking) that focuses on reducing the carbon footprint of your activity whilst cooking efficiently. The Carbon Credits earned while cooking are stored in a card and can be redeemed or passed on as favors. If such a system can be put in place, then I’m all for it!

0 Designers: Seung-man Lee & Tae-hyeon Kim

Sculptural Bike Racks Rock

Sculptural Bike Racks Rock

Bike-racks tend to be boring and unsightly, which is why they are often hidden in closets, sheds, and hallways. Problem solved! Furniture for Bikes by Quarterre is a reinterpretation of the rack for the aesthetically concerned. These three designs are not only practical for stowing your bike in a variety of spaces, but also make for an interesting sculptural element for any room. Gotta love the craftsmanship here.

0 Designer: Quarterre

Sports-Yacht Adventure

Sports-Yacht Adventure

The Audax 130 combines the perfect layout and accessories for entertaining with striking exterior styling into one sporty megayacht. Key features include generous forward and aft sun lounges, spacious dining and living areas, and even a water-level garage for recreational “toys.” Hit the jump for more specs!

0 Designer: Schopfer Yachts

3D Print From Your Desktop

3D Print From Your Desktop

Consider this the “Easy-Bake Oven” of 3D printers. While it’s just a concept now, designers Artur Tchoukanov & Joris Peels see the Origo 3D printer as more of a take-home appliance that works with 3Dtin and is simple enough for children to use to bring their ideas to life!

0 Designers: Artur Tchoukanov & Joris Peels

Sake Drinking and Knockout Lights

Sake Drinking and Knockout Lights

Apparently there is a Sake drinking ritual where the glass should never be empty, meaning someone (probably the host) has to keep refilling the glasses – no bottoms-up allowed! A few drinks down, I am sure no one is in a state to keep up with traditions, however if you are bent on rituals then Masuzake is the glass for you! This unique glass glows bright as soon as the alcohol poured into it! Although I don’t drink, I’d pick these glasses up in a jiffy, just for their crazy novelty value!

0 Designers: Jongmoo Lee & Taehwan Kim

DIY Soap

DIY Soap

For a moment just forget the device presented here and the technicalities for working it. Focus on the idea; Re-Q is an eco-friendly soap maker that recycles domestic wastewater and the last wedges of used soap to make you a brand new soap bar! Essentially it is a brilliant idea! In a three-step process, the machine purifies greywater, mixes it with soap bits and then processes the mixture into new soap cakes! How radical is that!

0 Designers: Jung Hwan Song & Kim Jong Won

Seriously Simple Mixing Bowl

Seriously Simple Mixing Bowl

I’m all about some wood bowls, and this particular set has an especially timeless look that I’m loving. The hard, dense ash wood of the Bowling set of mixing bowls is known for its warm finishing qualities and is also as strong as it is elastic, ensuring a long life of use. A slightly larger, gently rounded lip makes this design incredibly ergonomic and attractive- perfect for a variety of tasks in and out of the kitchen. Catch em at 100% Norway during 100% Design in London.

0 Designers: Various

Just Fold It

Just Fold It

The latest from design studio Kutarq is this interesting, modular take on the room divider called Just Fold It. Flexible and lightweight, the individual panels fold together for easy transportation and storage. The length of the screen can be adjusted by adding or subtracting the number of modules, making this design usable in a variety of spaces regardless of size. Perforations on the surface increase stability by counteracting wind resistance and creates an interesting visual effect.

0 Designer: Kutarq

We Like Joe Doucet so We Interviewed Him

We Like Joe Doucet so We Interviewed Him

I’ve had this interview for months but could never come up with a title and so I pushed it to the back of my desk waiting for that one moment all us designers get… sudden inspiration. But time’s a ticking and the stunningly handsome Joe Doucet deserves better so hit the jump for my interview with this award-winning American designer. He’s worked with Braun, Target, Samsung and recently just launched WhyteLabel – a bespoke line of affordable furniture. Today’s also a chance for you to “get some” from FAB at amazing discounts.

0 Designer: Joe Doucet