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

Compact, Minimalist Desk

Compact, Minimalist Desk

DEX is a compact, minimalist desk that fits anywhere in the home. The frame consists of two horizontal cross shapes of solid wooden laths and a drawer unit. The frame has a minimal presence around the seat for optimal comfort. The drawer unit has two or three drawers. They can be pulled out entirely to provide a place for a printer. I’m liking the design but something about it feels very juvenile, don’t you think?

0 Designer: Reinier de Jong Design

A Historic View

A Historic View

For a moment there was a sense of déjà vu and I thought the Papyrus was a refined View Trans. Apparently I was wrong; while the View Trans was a digital visual translating device, the Papyrus is a medium to view historical buildings and sites with a restored vision. Kinda was-before and is-now images using digital restoration techniques. For example, besides giving historic snippets about the Colosseum, the screen shows you how it used to look in its original glory. A very handy tool for tourists and researchers, alike!

0 Designer: Jeongsuk Park

Coal Protection for Teeth

Coal Protection for Teeth

It’s quite an indirect relation if you ask me, but charcoal can be good for your teeth. You see, charcoal is a good absorbent of bacteria and virus and thus we use coal (carbon) filters for sanitization. Applying the same theory here, Charcoal Sanitizer is a set of ceramic holders that are lined with charcoal for filtration. The stand looks elegant and the method is quite organic, so it’s a clear thumbs-up from me!

0 Designers: Tae Myoung Yoon & Sang Hoon Kim

tABLE

tABLE

I love this thoughtful table design by Elda Bellone. Born as part of the designer’s “open object project,” tABLE consists of two overlapping tables that merge together seamlessly thanks to perfectly carved spaces in the lower table’s legs. Need an extra surface? Simply pull the upper table off to form two entirely separate and useful entities. Once apart they can be placed side by side, overlapping, or even separated into entirely different spaces as each individual table looks great with or without the other.

0 Designer: Elda Bellone

An All-around Great Kids' Chair

An All-around Great Kids’ Chair

The EVA chair has got everything covered when it comes to children’s seating. Besides being aesthetically playful & vibrantly colored, EVA is also soft, flexible, & super durable for even the roughest horseplay. What’s more is that the flat-pack design arrives as a planar surface & is formed into shape by fastening the symmetrical halves together with string; something kids & parents can work on together. Did I mention that it’s recyclable, eco-friendly, non-toxic, & requires minimal energy to transport? Phew!

0 Designer: h220430

Hold On to Your Briefcases

Hold On to Your Briefcases

The VT36, is geared towards business professionals looking for a unique transportation alternative to the gridlocked streets of seaside cities like New York, Singapore, Shangai, and Dubai. The bullet shaped 36′ long speed yacht aims to provide a quick link between marina systems & business districts while providing simple comfort to passengers. Swivel seats can be adjusted for face-to-face meetings on the run, or positioned forward for windblown wake up call before the A.M. shift.

0 Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

Plate Watches What You Eat

Plate Watches What You Eat

What if there was a way to make food intake more visual and track all of it? What if there was a way to embed data directly in food? Printable RFID tags will replace barcodes on food packaging, enabling this concept called Nutrismart. A plate reads out our food and works as an invisible diet management system. When placing a cupcake on the plate, it’s scanned by an RFID reader inside the plate. Feedback can be sent to a computer or mobile device where one can witness an infographic of sorts about their eating habits.

0 Designer: Hannes Harms