My Next Coffee Machine

My Next Coffee Machine

I am totally smitten by this simple exploration of basic shapes like rectangle, cylinder and hole. The resulting coffee machine is a stunning design that is bare-minimal and intuitive. The only thing different is the operations; the brew is made by pressing the cylinder inside. Hope Nespresso likes the concept too!

0 Designer: Danna Kazir

Dentistry Gone Mobile

Dentistry Gone Mobile

The Dentris mobile dental treatment system ensures that bed-ridden patients & others unable to visit the clinic are able to receive the dental treatment they need by providing a way for dentists to bring care to their patients’ homes. The complete dentist station is packed into a lightweight, robust case that includes all the necessary tools for cleanings, fillings, & other operations. Not just for immobile patients, Dentris also offers a solution to those who have a phobia of the dentist’s office. Sign me up!

0 Designer: Clemens Auer

Watch Encourages Play

Watch Encourages Play

The Moosh Watch is a response to the global decline in children’s physical activity & the increase in the percentage of overweight and obese children worldwide. The solution aims to encourage exercise & interaction by providing a way for kids to reflect on daily activities by simply by doing what they do best- playing. The watch measures the type, duration, & other members involved in an activity & links this information to a social networking site where they earn badges based & can compare their scores.

0 Designer: Martin Spurway

Lamp or String Theory?

Lamp or String Theory?

Totally intrigued by the Hydralamp. It has a unique cooling system that extends the LED bulb lifetime to 50,000 hours. The lamp is also an energy saver. It produces the same luminous power as a 20W halogen bulb but consumes only 4W. The lamp casing is made of anodized aluminum and tempered glass totalling 900mm high.

0 Designer: Balint Tamasi

Yet Another iPhone 5 Concept

Yet Another iPhone 5 Concept

Considering the fact that iPhone 5 isn’t out as yet, the iPhone 6 rumors just make me smirk at our Apple obsession! In case you haven’t heard, 6 is rumored to have inductive charging, sleek compact body and 3.7” screen, amongst other things. So tell me Antoine Brieux, do you think your vision of the 5, sans LED Panel, stereo jack moved to the top of the phone, single aluminum anodized body with several color options, hold a candle to these rumors? Get back to the drawing board my man, and let’s see what iPhone 6 looks to you!

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux of NAK Studio

Put A Smile on the Plaster

Put A Smile on the Plaster

The only time I had an urge to splurge on Band-Aid was when I came across Cynthia Rowley’s blinged brigade called Dress-Up Band-Aid. No doubt the price tab for crystal and sequins encrusted plaster hurts more than the wound. So I reckon I’m going to please myself with the Smile Band Aid instead. Not rocket science, but cute as a button, it’s the kinda of emoticon I’d rather settle with, to ease my pain!

0 Designer: Da Wei Xing

In Line With the Socket

In Line With the Socket

The Furrow is a simple intuitive design for the socket plate that has furrows in either horizontal or diagonal positioning. These positions correspond with the orientation of the plug-socket. It comes handy for those spots where the plugs are far from reach (like beneath your desk) or below the eye-level. Ah, the woman in the picture says it all!

0 Designers: Kim Min Seok & Taehak Kwon

Urban Diversity in Motion

Urban Diversity in Motion

This MA degree project at the Royal College of Art, MONOFORM addresses the automotive industry’s lack of cultural relevance. It stands as a point of view towards progressive mobility experiences that connect with the emerging philosophies of the 21st century and speaks directly to those who feel alienated by the conservative symbolism applied in modern automotive design.

0 Designer: Fernando Ocaña

Cap Sipper

Cap Sipper

Now here is a curious idea, what we have is the plastic screw-on cap of a bottle and in that cap is the sealing strip as well. When you rip put the seal, it unfurls to open up as a straw. Now I don’t know how practical this design can get, but I think it can build on to bigger, better things. It’s not the first time we are seeing lids being used as alternate functional tools. If we put our heads together, I’m sure this can be an awesome practical design.

0 Designer: Young-ye Cho

Can a Keyboard Get Better Than This?

Can a Keyboard Get Better Than This?

As you can see that the Keyboard “ABC” has a pretty glossy finish and looks like a total glam-doll! Let’s just dive into the USP; it sports a complete touch surface and can be configured to any language with customized keys. What’s really cool is that you can change the keyboard color at whim and it works well for the left-handers too. It seems to be an LCD screen for the keyboard, with built-in memory for storing files. Now that is a good feature to have. My only two grouse: saving the board from fingerprints and if it can have the Apple keyboard-esque tilt.

0 Designer: Iaroslav Neliubov

Livesteam Your Travels

Livesteam Your Travels

We dabbled with Livestream on our YD Facebook and it was so much of chaotic fun! If we had such a good time just testing it out, imagine doing it on a regular basis and that too via a camcorder. The story gets better, because with the OnAir Camcorder you can record and/or live stream your videos in real time to share with friends and family using social accounts or plain old video channels. Not only do you get to record what’s in front of the camera, you get to record yourself (the camcorder user) simultaneously.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

Printable Lieca M3

Printable Lieca M3

Check out Matt Nicholson’s pinhole 35mm Lie-ca M3 project entitled ‘making the desirable accessible through an A4 printer’. It’s just one of several functional products that represent status symbol objects everyone wants. Well now you can have one because the template will be available for download from Lie-ca this week. We’ll keep you posted!

0 Designer: Matt Nicholson, @mattmakesstuff

Electric Bicycle with Hydro-formed Frame

Electric Bicycle with Hydro-formed Frame

This thesis project by Vojtech Sojka for Superior Bikes looks to change the game without straying too far from the norm. It has a hydro-formed aluminum frame with the motor positioned in the bottom bracket, for a clean look and better weight distribution than a motor in the rear hub. The battery is also centrally located in the seat tube, and a carbon belt drive with a Shimano Alfine hub completes the drivetrain.

0 Designer: Vojtech Sojka for Superior Bikes