Sterilize Water with Plasma Power

Sterilize Water with Plasma Power

I love everything about the WOW Water Sterilizer – the design, concept, even the logo. If you’re as picky as I am about how clean your water is and don’t necessarily trust municipal sources, you’d probably buy something like this. By using electrolysis (aka Plasma Power) water is sterilized for drinking and cooking. SOLD. Send me one please.

0 Designer: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team

Oxygenated Notebook

Oxygenated Notebook

The Plantbook is a notebook concept that takes a leaf out of the life of a bamboo plant. What I mean is that the battery charging system is inspired by the water-soaking abilities of the bamboo!

0 Designers: Seunggi Baek & Hyerim Kim

Coffee Perks

Coffee Perks

I love the creative energy that surrounds the P – Cup Coffee Dispenser Machine. It has all the components integrated into its compact form. The machine, the coffee slot, the paper cups…a complete package so to say. Easy on the eye, it’s a lot more fun than the drab machine in my office right now. Paper cup dispenser + Coffee Maker = P – Cup!

0 Designer: Seung Jun Jeong

This Lamp is Da Bomb!

This Lamp is Da Bomb!

This clever table lamp design by Luca Veneri offers an interesting,thought-provoking, and somewhat eerie way of lighting up a room. The mushroom cloud shape, that seems to expand before your eyes, was created using real fluid dynamic simulations to capture the cloud’s true form as closely as possible. An articulate design that is sure to attract a second glance as it builds a powerful symbolic connection with the viewer.

0 Designer: Veneridesign

The Whenever, Wherever Epi-Injector

The Whenever, Wherever Epi-Injector

If you have or know someone who has a food allergy you know the consequences of a negative reaction can be scary and life-threatening. Even though the CDC has reported an 18% increase in food allergies in the last decade, many are still reluctant to carry an Epi-Pen. The Epi-Inject collection of personal and public emergency adrenaline injectors aims to break stigma and provide an easy, non-jabbing method of treatment that anyone can administer.

0 Designer: Maria Pitallano & Erin Fong

Heavyweight Cable Car

Heavyweight Cable Car

The Montaurus is a gondola lift system designed specifically for getting to and from remote areas with large amounts of cargo and passengers  (up to 6 tons!) a cinch. The cabin has been designed to allow both front and back loading/unloading making for easy entrance and exit. Integrated folding furniture and a hide-away Hytrel carpet wall, used to separate passenger from cargo, make for a more comfortable journey so riders can sit back and appreciate the view.

0 Designer: Clemens Auer

Sustainable Running Shoe

Sustainable Running Shoe

Transition is a “back to basics” sustainably made running shoe that follows the barefoot style principle. Traditional running shoes are made of 52 components. This shoe is only made of 5. By avoiding glues and complex co-moulded parts, components are easily assembled and more importantly, recycled.

0 Designer: Nicholas Couch

Apt For Apple

Apt For Apple

One of the definitions for good design is to remove the unnecessary, and this is exactly what the Minus 1 Speakers Dock for Smartphones is all about. The focus is on ‘making sound’ which is faithful to the natural function of a speaker, rather than obtrusive designing. A natural flow of elements and fluid sound! I’m enthralled.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

iFancy Coffee Art

iFancy Coffee Art

I’m no longer fascinated with the exquisite coffee art that my local barista offers. I’m more intrigued with the possibility of impressing my guests with pseudo skills acquired by the iCoffee Machine. A dot-matrix kinda attachment syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth to dish out creative artwork onto of coffee foam. From Hello Kitty to the latest fad…designer coffee is right at home! Definitely my kind of cuppa!

0 Designer: Huang Guanglei

DIY, Flat-Pack, and Awesome

DIY, Flat-Pack, and Awesome

Respect and love this flat-pack, do-it-yourself design! The Mudo table is the result of an effort by designers Patrick Carmody and Kfir Shetrit to create a 3d structure out of flat sheets of material to minimize waste and reduce the overall energy use in the fabrication process. Pieces are cut out of a 1/4″ thick sheet of Masonite with plastic laminate, and because each is the opposing tessellation of its neighbor there is very little material loss in production.

0 Designers: Patrick Carmody and Kfir Shetrit

Intuitive Remote

Intuitive Remote

This TV remote, a winner of the 2011 red dot design award, was optimized for the revolutionary, easy-to-use SFR “Neufbox Evolution” TV service. The minimal set of buttons helps to intuitively navigate through  entertainment features such as live TV, time shifting, video on demand, apps and more – even without need to look at the device or user manual. A dream come true for remote-dummies.

0 Designer: NDS

Designing for Social Stigma

Designing for Social Stigma

Designer Alexandre Pain spent an extended amount of time in a wheelchair to better understand the challenges of the disabled. The one he perceived as being the most difficult was not the limited mobility as you’d think, but the stigma associated with the easily identifiable wheelchair. The Tandem scooter may serve the same purpose, but with additional seating for one and a  simple, fun, and sporty aesthetic, this electric vehicle aims to reduce the negative perception of disability by erasing the taboo of the wheelchair.

0 Designer: Alexandre Pain

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

Jack in the box was created for the course “Homo Ludens” (trans. The Playing Man) hosted by the School of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. The goal was to create a playful piece of furniture for the school’s exebition at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. By cranking the handle, a frequent tapping sound will start and the shelfsystem hidden inside the solid body will appear beneath the box. The system contains of three 40x20cm (dubbelkolla) shelves of oak wood. Loving it!

0 Designer: Niclas Andersson