Sexist Washing Machine

Sexist Washing Machine

The idea behind the Almighty Laundry washing machine is that single men are usually busy executives with laundry as the least of their worries. So much so that it gets ignored most of the time. So what this machine tries to do, is cut down a few steps in the washing process so that you can just load in a rack full of stale, stinky shirts and bring out a lineup of fresh no-ironing needed stack!

0 Designer: Won Suk Lee

Tricky Tableware

Tricky Tableware

I love this thought-provoking design. The result of an exploration into how intangible entities can be transformed into useful physical objects that represent their likeness, the Shadow series of cutlery and tableware gives the illusion that each object is being lit from above by a single light source. Each “shadow” is actually a separate protective layer between the object and surface that guards against heat and stain. A great conversation piece.

0 Designer: Kijtanes Kajornrattanadech

Comfort VS Trend

Comfort VS Trend

Simple curves & subtle movements are the philosophy behind this whimsical design by Dutch brand Lonc. The Seaser chair and Teaser stool were specifically designed to minimize effort & physical discomfort while avoiding trend, staying clear of style timelines but maintaining unchanging comfort quality. Upon sitting, the user will find that they are automatically put into an open & extroverted seating position as they are safely embraced by firm armrests. Lightweight & moveable, the design is also completely recyclable.

0 Designer: Lonc

Bend-and-Snap Mouse!

Bend-and-Snap Mouse!

It’s no wonder this design was a 2011 red dot product design Best of the Best winner. A mere 15 mm thick, and composed primarily of flexible silicon, the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse was designed for on-the-go users, and can fold flat when not in use, making it effortlessly portable while achieving necessary ergonomics. Other innovative features include a touch sensitive scroll function, and a blue light tracking system that allows it to scroll on a broad range of surfaces. 

0 Designers: Donn Koh with One & Co. Design Inc, San Francisco, and Microsoft Industrial Design Team

Super Slim PC and iPhone Dock

Super Slim PC and iPhone Dock

The refreshed Mac mini may be making the rounds for slimmest and sexiest desktop computer but if an aluminum slab isn’t your thing, try this – the Slim PC. It’s a little robust looking, almost like a car stereo unit. The front face is capped with a piece of solid wood but the real wig snatching news is the iPhone dock. In an attempt to unite the two computing platforms, they compliment each other nicely – the halo effect.

0 Designer: Chang-Su Lee of Design Hara

Trash Eater!

Trash Eater!

The Cuum is when a vacuum cleaner and the dustbin made love. It’s a good combination of the two, where the top functions like a regular trash bin, and the base like a vacuum. So just sweep the dirt towards the bin and watch it devour it all up! No more bending, no more pails; love it!

0 Designers: Jun-se Kim, Yonggu Do & Eunha Seo

Blend and Mix in a Swoop

Blend and Mix in a Swoop

The Revolvy 2in1 has a very curious shape for a blender and mixer. When not in use, the appliance just folds up to one discreet hanging gadget, freeing up precious kitchen-counter space. I am in awe with the way it turns from blender to mixer…simply fantastic! It’s either the blender-attachment to the top of body or the mixer-attachment to the bottom of it. Super cool and functional!

0 Designer: Wonkook Lee

BMW Electric Trike-Car

BMW Electric Trike-Car

The BMW i1 is an electric, single-seater concept by designer Amadou Ba Ndiaye that fuses motorcycle thrill with the safety of a car into one eye-catching concept. Three electric motors independently power each wheel while a computer calibrated hydraulic system controls wheel tilt and lean to safely maintain a street bike feel. A reinforced carbon fiber chassis protects the precious cargo inside.

0 Designer: Amadou Ba Ndiaye

Lady Killer Volume 1

Lady Killer Volume 1

The Lady Killer Vol 1 designers put it just right- this twist on the jewelry box “pokes a sturdy robotic finger in the face of convention.” Inspired by Atelier Ted Noten’s 2004 “Unstaged” installation of a robot protecting a ring, this take-anywhere robotic concept is forever prepared to protect its Lady Killer ring (or at least until its owner decides to press the button) . When the time is right the arm will rise slowly, turn towards the lucky lady, and extend toward her offering the ring. I do… duh!

0 Designers: Atelier Ted Noten & Laikingland

Lamp Teaches a Lesson

Lamp Teaches a Lesson

This lamp, the second part of the Completing Absence series by designer Petra Schmidt, is more concerned with shedding light on the issue of energy consumption than trying to be a quintessential lighting element. To activate the light, the user simply pulls the slightly lighter end. The self-regulating lamp will shut off when the heavier luminated end reaches the lowermost position, keeping the user aware of time and inspiring behavioral change in overall energy consumption.

0 Designer: Petra Schmidt

Learning Tool for Deaf Children

Learning Tool for Deaf Children

The VV-Talker is a device designed for deaf children to help them overcome their problem in speaking effectively. If you can’t hear the sounds you make, it’s difficult to know if you’re pronouncing it correctly. The device has a screen attached to a wand. Sounds are associated with vibrations. As the child speaks, the device provides feedback on accuracy and teaches the child to speak with the correct “vocal vibrations” to achieve the correct modulation. Brills!

0 Designers: Various

The Ultimate Bike Handle

The Ultimate Bike Handle

Okay first of all, WOW. The simply named Bike Lock probably took some real ingenuity to create and I would LOVE to see a prototype. The handle itself can be detached from the main frame and used as modified bike lock but wait, there’s more. It can also function as a bike stand when you park it indoors. CLEVER!

0 Designer: Sang Min Yu

I Just Died and Went to Samsung Galaxy Heaven

I Just Died and Went to Samsung Galaxy Heaven

Here is a concept phone that I have totally fallen in love with. Name the features and it’s all in there. Flexible screen, projector, camera…ah the works! One of those designs where you let the pictures do the talking…so go ahead and hit the jump!

0 Designer: Haeyon You