Skull Protection With Air

Skull Protection With Air

It’s amusing to see people challenge death when they ride their bikes without helmets. It’s so utterly silly! Nevertheless, an ill-fitting helmet is equally dangerous and so we have a bunch of designers who think they have a solution; Inflatable Helmet Pad! It’s a nice cushion protection that makes the helmet more snug fitting and is especially suitable for children. They seldom find the right fit and mostly end up using helmets for grown-ups!

0 Designers: Huang Tai-Shun, Hsu I-Ting, Mao Chung-Huai & Cheng Yune-YU

Future Playstation 4?

Future Playstation 4?

I love me some Playstation! Not only does this PS4 concept have a natural and believable aesthetic evolution from the PS3, but it is composed of 60% recyclable materials, making it a much greener choice. It also uses 0 watts in standby mode, and with its ECO Restart function games can be saved, the console turned off, and turned back on to resume exactly where the user left off without the need for a full start up, reducing energy waste and prolonging the life of the unit.

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Scribble Inspiration!

Scribble Inspiration!

Believe it or not, scribbling as a child serves as a very important part of neurological development. It trains the brain to both pay attention and sustain attention, and stimulates the brain to organize shapes and patterns- the first stages of design! Marque is a whimsical furniture collection by designer Joyce Hye Kim inspired by these first scribbles. The contemporary chair, table, and shelf serve as a reminder that even a simple doodle can evolve into something timeless and sophisticated.

0 Designer: Joyce Hye Kim

Age-old Pattern Meets Modern Design

Age-old Pattern Meets Modern Design

Appreciating the design in the division of cracked ice, designer Jasper Hou incorporates this distinctly Chinese pattern, often found in lattice designs and window screens, into the structure of the Pane Mirror. I’m a big fan of the the color combinations.

0 Designer: Jasper Hou

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