Blend and Mix in a Swoop

Blend and Mix in a Swoop

The Revolvy 2in1 has a very curious shape for a blender and mixer. When not in use, the appliance just folds up to one discreet hanging gadget, freeing up precious kitchen-counter space. I am in awe with the way it turns from blender to mixer…simply fantastic! It’s either the blender-attachment to the top of body or the mixer-attachment to the bottom of it. Super cool and functional!

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

BMW Electric Trike-Car

BMW Electric Trike-Car

The BMW i1 is an electric, single-seater concept by designer Amadou Ba Ndiaye that fuses motorcycle thrill with the safety of a car into one eye-catching concept. Three electric motors independently power each wheel while a computer calibrated hydraulic system controls wheel tilt and lean to safely maintain a street bike feel. A reinforced carbon fiber chassis protects the precious cargo inside.

0 Designer: Amadou Ba Ndiaye

Lady Killer Volume 1

Lady Killer Volume 1

The Lady Killer Vol 1 designers put it just right- this twist on the jewelry box “pokes a sturdy robotic finger in the face of convention.” Inspired by Atelier Ted Noten’s 2004 “Unstaged” installation of a robot protecting a ring, this take-anywhere robotic concept is forever prepared to protect its Lady Killer ring (or at least until its owner decides to press the button) . When the time is right the arm will rise slowly, turn towards the lucky lady, and extend toward her offering the ring. I do… duh!

0 Designers: Atelier Ted Noten & Laikingland

Lamp Teaches a Lesson

Lamp Teaches a Lesson

This lamp, the second part of the Completing Absence series by designer Petra Schmidt, is more concerned with shedding light on the issue of energy consumption than trying to be a quintessential lighting element. To activate the light, the user simply pulls the slightly lighter end. The self-regulating lamp will shut off when the heavier luminated end reaches the lowermost position, keeping the user aware of time and inspiring behavioral change in overall energy consumption.

0 Designer: Petra Schmidt

Learning Tool for Deaf Children

Learning Tool for Deaf Children

The VV-Talker is a device designed for deaf children to help them overcome their problem in speaking effectively. If you can’t hear the sounds you make, it’s difficult to know if you’re pronouncing it correctly. The device has a screen attached to a wand. Sounds are associated with vibrations. As the child speaks, the device provides feedback on accuracy and teaches the child to speak with the correct “vocal vibrations” to achieve the correct modulation. Brills!

0 Designers: Various

The Ultimate Bike Handle

The Ultimate Bike Handle

Okay first of all, WOW. The simply named Bike Lock probably took some real ingenuity to create and I would LOVE to see a prototype. The handle itself can be detached from the main frame and used as modified bike lock but wait, there’s more. It can also function as a bike stand when you park it indoors. CLEVER!

0 Designer: Sang Min Yu

I Just Died and Went to Samsung Galaxy Heaven

I Just Died and Went to Samsung Galaxy Heaven

Here is a concept phone that I have totally fallen in love with. Name the features and it’s all in there. Flexible screen, projector, camera…ah the works! One of those designs where you let the pictures do the talking…so go ahead and hit the jump!

0 Designer: Haeyon You

Double The Camera Fun

Double The Camera Fun

The 2Duo concept camera features Dual Lens and Dual LCDs so that you can get maximum perfection out of your photography. Self-portraits or 3-D kinda pics, this camera helps you do all sorts of things to make you trigger-happy. The 2-way hinge structure rotates at 90-degree angle and 360-degree angle, allowing you to take some awesome photos with unbelievable angle-shots! Given the number of apps and tricks that I am using to perfect ordinary shots, this kinda camera just fires my imagination and creativity.

0 Designer: Ahlim Son

Light as a Feather Shelving

Light as a Feather Shelving

Plyght is a clever shelving design by Joeri Reynaert that features a long, fluid bend on its wall side that not only stabilizes items but hides its fixture elements, giving the appearance that its thin body is floating effortlessly against the wall. To accent the the illusion, this functional prototype also integrates upwards and downwards lighting. Molded wood and 3D veneers give this modern presentation a retro feel that will fit nicely into both contemporary and classic settings.

0 Designer: Joeri Reynaert

No Cars, No Problem

No Cars, No Problem

When designing this conceptual project, designer Robert Hagenstrom imagined a world untouched by the automotive industry- a world that had never seen a car. What would urban transport look like if it were invented right at this moment? Likely not the expansive yet restrictive traffic system in place today. With Urban Flower, getting around is re-imagined as safe, electric, uninterrupted smoothness…

0 Designer: Robert Hagenstrom

Bendable Bike Locks

Bendable Bike Locks

If you’re a city bike rider you know that on busy days you’ll be lucky to find an open bike rack. Most only have room for two bikes and even if you find one with an open side you know its going to take some puzzle-work to place your bike close enough to use your U-lock. Well, why not make the bike rack form to your bike instead?? That’s precisely what designers at KEHA3 wondered when they created these heavy-duty bendable bike holders- Grazz & Tulip Fun Fun!

0 Designer: KEHA3

Energizing Neighborhoods

Energizing Neighborhoods

How can design be used to change and improve perceptions about shared spaces? Project Energizing Neighborhoods is a strategic addition to a city’s ongoing narrative with its outdoor spaces, created by developing on the existing typology of a park bench. Now multi-functional, you can get your fitness on while you wait for the bus. The human generated power is stored to light the attached streetlamp.

0 Designer: Bharat Bhargava

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