360º of Sound

360º of Sound

I’m sure from the looks of it, you could decipher how the Bell Tweeter works. Sound radiates 360º from the cone. Change the volume by spinning the body. There are some definite advantages to this setup over the traditional ones, namely being able to evenly fill a room with sound. With multiple bells, one could easily adapt their current setup to accommodate audio delivered in every direction.

0 Designer: Samohvalov Sergey

Cradle for Adults

Cradle for Adults

Why should babies have all the fun? We all like to feel comfortable and secure. The Cradle  came out of research regarding children with RMD or rhythmic movement disorder. The chair provides a safe, relaxing environment for them to calm their senses but the solution seemed applicable to anyone looking to escape the rigors of a 9-5 life. The entire piece is flatpack ready and all materials are sourced from environmentally friendly resources, right down to the glue that binds the initial plywood layers.

0 Designers: Various

Music Bell

Music Bell

Glocke is a unique cradle for an MP3 player and is inspired by the Korean Buddhist Bell. The bell works on the principle of resonance and amplifies sound, spreading its outreach. So when you dock the MP3 player on this device, it amplifies the low sound using the glass cylinder and glossy plastic body to full effect. The LED lamps are cute and glow according to the volume of the music…simply magnificent!

0 Designers: Taehak Kwon, Yongbum Lim, Jungjoon Hwang, Sangyong Han and Sangyong Park

Cycle Tours Are Good!

Cycle Tours Are Good!

Bike Guide Concept is an amazing combination of electric bus transportation and cycling, that helps tourist to take in the sights and sounds of Seoul. The way it works is this, at the bus kiosk you key in your places of interest and wait till your bus shows up. The solar powered/electric bus comes with removable cycles and includes navigational gadgets with places of interest strapped on to each bike. So when you reach a tourist spot, you can simple disembark with your bike, and explore the spot by yourself. The navi-gadget helps you get around and brings you back to the bus stop. I think it’s a fun way to explore a city!

0 Designers: Various

Cryptic Time-Telling

Cryptic Time-Telling

This design is for all you decrypting puzzle lovers out there. The Hexagons LED watch uses neon tube-like hexagons to form an esoteric message that displays the time. Hours are shown in green and the minutes are in cyan, and the wearer can also choose between 5 different difficulty settings. Designer Samuel Jerichow says it’s ideal for the “geek within” but even though I might not be able to tell the time, but I’d still rock it. This of course, gets the Tron stamp of approval.

0 Designer: Samuel Jerichow

Oyster Cards Get Cute

Oyster Cards Get Cute

The Oyster card, London’s electronic travel card system, is something synonymous with natives and visitors alike. Unchanged for 8 years, designer Benjamin Parton thought it was time for a total redesign- something fun and memorable with improved functionality. The Oi is a wearable oyster card that can be worn as a ring or “watchstrap widget.” As easy to identify as it is handy, Oi aims to help ease the confusion caused by passengers fumbling for the old-school cards.

0 Designer: Benjamin Parton

Not Your Mom's Shelf

Not Your Mom’s Shelf

Well, sort of. Latvian designer Arthur Analt’s Shelf WOW was inspired by the Latvian ethnographic symbol “mara,” a representation of the love and safety given by a mother- and just like “mara,” WOW will cradle and keep all your personal belongings safe-n-sound! The shelf is bent from a single, specially cut aluminum sheet and powder coated in a number of brilliant colors.

0 Designer: Arthur Analts

Turn Tap for USB Power

Turn Tap for USB Power

The Charging Tap is quite an adorable hub that takes in cellphones, digital cameras, MP3 and other USB enabled devices, for charging. Quite simple and minimal in styling, all you need to do is to hook up your gadget and turn on the tap! I love it!

0 Designer: Qi Weijia

Cycle Your Way To Power

Cycle Your Way To Power

OneBike is quite an innovation I tell you! It’s an electric bike that gets powered by kinetic energy. Basically when you set it on its cradle at home, the bike becomes a stationary fitness machine. So every time you pedal to keep fit, it harnesses energy from your motion and converts it to electric power. Tank up the juice and cruise the roads my friends! Awesome!

0 Designers: Byoung-soo Choi & Jun-kyeong Kim

ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT BLANK Inspires Creativity & Imagination

ABSOLUT is not limited to just being an amazing vodka brand, it also has artistic inclinations. Their latest collab is the ABSOLUT BLANK where the iconic ABSOLUT bottle proves to be a challenging canvas for 18 designers from varied backgrounds. The result are 18 exquisite creations that range from cutwork, artwork, lights installations to miniature crafts. We’ve compiled all 18 works into one gallery. You could win a personalized ABSOLUT BLANK piece of art, but rules apply.

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Urban Jungle Ambulance

Urban Jungle Ambulance

Increased traffic congestion in urban areas means loss of crucial time for emergency medical teams to reach those in need (trust me, I’ve seen that Los Angeles is a medic’s worst nightmare). Designed to Roam and Rescue within Reduced-space environments, the R-aid is an ambulance attachment optimized for being pulled by motorcycle (here, the Yamaha Tesseract concept) that can quickly deliver medical attention where its needed.

0 Designer: Angel Lee

Not Just a Smartphone

Not Just a Smartphone

The HTC Evo 4g combines performance and pick-me-up aesthetic into one sleek and powerful Android superphone that makes its business-like counterparts look and act like a total snooze-fest. Though this “performance powerhouse” features a bigger battery, large 4G antenna, and extra-large speakers, its size is counteracted by an adapted exterior form with visual “tricks” like an eyeball-ish camera protrusion and sleek wrap-around side split that not only contrast its bulk but add to its appeal.

0 Designer: Donn Koh with One & Co and HTC

Tactile Cookware for the Blind

Tactile Cookware for the Blind

You’ve probably never tried to cook with your eyes closed, but imagine if you didn’t have a choice. For the blind & sight impaired people around the world, this otherwise simple task can be as daunting as it is dangerous. Sento cookware answers the practical needs of the sight impaired individuals with a variety of safe utensils with unique tactile qualities for easy identification. Not limited to the blind, this flame-resistant, easy to measure, friendly looking design is great for the beginner-cook as well.

0 Designer: Neora Zigler