Reverse Printer

Reverse Printer

Generally we buy a printer to take printouts, but here is a concept that believes in the reverse process…removing ink from the printed-paper! Akin to the idea of a dermatologist laser-burning blemishes and dark spots from your skin, the Ink Remover Printer proposes to do something similar; zap out the ink using laser technology. This way you can reuse the old memos to print new ones, recycle paper and feel good about it.

0 Designer: Kim Su Yeon

Romantic Magnetism in Light

Romantic Magnetism in Light

GEO Magnetic is quite an awesome lamp as far as design thinking goes. The basic lamp is a halo of light that glides up and down a steel rail, using magnetic attraction. The base halo holds a ball shape switch that looks suspended but is held in place using a fine thread. There are three levels of illumination and the electric current flowing into each section varies in intensity, this allows the spherical switch to shift its position to on/off.

0 Designers: Hyungwoo Uhm & Jaeryong Lee

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Mountkestrel, a Curve Creative brand, is paving the way into a new era for a camera mounts & accessories with their premiere design, the Duopod. With multi-functionality & adaptablity in mind, the Duopod was designed specifically for current hybrid DSLRs to perform as a steadycam, transform into a shoulder or chest mount, placed in a neutral position to be used as a tripod, or attached to a tripod for 360 degree movement. A versatile tool to suit the needs of professional & consumer users alike.

0 Designer: Ben Millett

The Training Dresser

The Training Dresser

Remember when we were just kids and life’s challenges were so incredibly simple? Tying shoes. Adding 10+10. Sigh… if only day to day obstacles were still that easy. The Training Dresser is a reminder that no matter how insignificant those things might seem now, they are milestones we all had to achieve at some point or another. The dresser’s informative graphic drawers make it an encouraging object for kids and an iconic furniture piece for parents, sure to be cherished for years. Get it here!

0 Designer: Peter Bristol

Urban Water Transportation

Urban Water Transportation

The CAT (City Aquatic Transportation) aims to aid urban city congestion by utilizing seaside cities’ waterways to transport passengers to and from high demand public areas. Each craft holds four passengers and can be pre-booked online or at a number of conveniently placed docks throughout the city. Once on board, passengers can enjoy the craft’s futuristic aesthetic and relax as the autopilot directs them to their destination. Manual drive also provides an efficient and fun attraction for tourists wanting to get a more personal view of the city.

0 Designer: Cal Craven

Renewable Clock

Renewable Clock

The aptly named ECO clock is made from “100% glass and aluminum renewables.” The designer refuses to give any specifics on the manufacturing process or the clock mechanism so you know what that means? FREE FOR ALL! What we do know about is the magnetic mount system and there’s a special edition version planned . Overall, nice design but I leave it to the commenters to postulate.

0 Designer: Akos Hunyad

Light of the Gods

Light of the Gods

The Helios lamp embodies elegance and intrigue. The light source is surround by panels that gently flow and curve up around, changing the direction of illumination. The two main pieces are made from flat plywood, cut to shape. They are moulded applying a 90 degree central axis torsion. Two pieces have mirrored moulds. In between is a matte glass elipsoid secured with a metal ring connecting the the two main pieces.

0 Designer: Milos Todorovic

Grocery Shopping gets High Tech

Grocery Shopping gets High Tech

We have adopted e-buying and e-selling, but can we a accept e-delivery? While you ponder on the thought, let me tell you about AMMI (Automated Mobile Marketing Intelligence). In lay terms it’s your shopping cart that is totally capable of bringing home your groceries, without you having to step out. You shop online and your goods are sent home using this technologically advanced system that acts as a support between you, the supermarket and the cart. In times when you can’t step out for shopping, this will be a boon!

0 Designer: Alvin Chan

New Kinda Traffic Lights

New Kinda Traffic Lights

Urban weather conditions have rapidly deteriorated over the years and I experience this firsthand in my smog-ridden city. One of the side effects is decreased road visibility for motorists and increased incidents of pedestrian accidents. Designers have been working on developing fabrics and materials that increase visibility of cyclists, however the pedestrian segment has been largely ignored. Here is a special kind of fabric with LED lights interwoven into the textile, and can be worn by anyone.

0 Designer: Ann Viola Ulvin

Refined Yacht

Refined Yacht

Inspired by the form of the wake it creates, the 77 foot, 40 ton Speedline yacht has all the Italian refinement and style you’d expect from a designer with a name like Pietro Russomanno. The reverse bow’s sinuous curves form ridges that hug the rear superstructure while a continuous strip of glass wraps elegantly around the main cabin, illuminating the 8 bunks and other facilities of the interior. Minimal styling in pure white and wood enhance its overall beauty inside and out.

0 Designer: Pietro Russomanno

Sophisticated and Minimal Sofa

Sophisticated and Minimal Sofa

Stripped of the unnecessary, Sofist is a wonderfully moderate approach to the sofa that proves that sometimes less really is more. The skeletal body flexes under super comfy cushions to mold to the user’s position while the underlying space provides plenty of room for storage or a cozy rest area for pets. On one side the wire framework supports an anchored flat surface for resting objects & on the other a unique way of filing away your magazines or books (particularly those that teach excellence & virtue).

0 Designer: Sule Koc

Aqueous Modular Table

Aqueous Modular Table

Flood, UNOAUNO Studio’s entrance into the 2011 MDF/Cristalplant Design Competition, is a modern & simple modular table solution characterized by both hard lines & vortex-like drops that can be combined into multiple configurations. Composed entirely of Cristalplant’s patented composite material, constituted by a high percentage of natural minerals &  extremely pure polyester & acrylic polymers, the material’s ultra-polished finish enhances the tactile and visual sensation of it’s molten appearance.

0 Designer: UNOAUNO

Rolling Through Seoul

Rolling Through Seoul

Seoul is ranked the thirteenth largest economy in the world. The massive growth has created a metropolis with all too familiar problems – pollution. The Aiolos concept proposes a new system where buildings outfitted with wind generators pump power into a grid to charge these funky little cars. The cars have builtl-in propellers that capture wind energy. The faster you go, the more energy you generate. Talk about sub-compact! 

0 Designer: Kyoung Soo Na