Perilous Wine Transportation

Perilous Wine Transportation

If you’re the sort of person who carries wine around all day, you know it can indeed get quite perilous. You want to bring that wine around the place but you’re not in to the idea of it crashing down around your feet. You’re also not about the idea of carrying around in a shopping bag. So what do you do? You pick up some Wine Up Series wine transportation products. Carry that red and white in style, grace, and perfect safety.

0 Designer: Averli srl

My Bike Keeps Me Juiced Up

My Bike Keeps Me Juiced Up

I think the I-Green concept is brills. Designer Fandi Meng already has an iF and Good Design award for previous work so I’d expect nothing less. The I-Green is a small bike peripheral that turns kinetic energy into electrical to charge nearly any portable device. I like to ride my bike with my phone to track my progress but the GPS sensor kills the battery. This seems like an awesome idea to keep my phone juiced up. I’ll take one but please but, maybe in another color?

0 Designer: Fandi Meng

One Part Stool, One Part Drink Holder

One Part Stool, One Part Drink Holder

It’s an end table with an adjustable arm for your drinks. Mr. Waiter looks permanently bemused but this is the next best thing if you can’t go all out for catering. You can even sit on him. With a couple of these at your next shindig, you can claim “personal butler attention” on the RSVP only invites.

0 Designer: Jose Jorge Hinojosa Primo

Take Picture, Share Picture

Take Picture, Share Picture

Say Cheese! You’re posing for three pictures at one go. It’s no trick photography but a UCIM Camera hosting three USB ports for three memory sticks. The idea behind this concept is to instantly share the same set of photos with 2 other people using their personal USB sticks. I reckon if this were refined to enable custom photo selects and include video recording, then we’d have a winner. What do you think?

0 Designer: Jung Eun Park

Dustbin of Many Sizes

Dustbin of Many Sizes

The Panel Bin has a metal spiral rib that stretches and adjusts to varying heights for your convenience. Simply line it with a disposable bag and you have a dustbin ready for use. The collapsible nature may be its unique selling point, but for me it’s the flat-pack convenience of storing and transporting that scores brownie points.

0 Designer: Zhejiang University, Inno Lab

Wacky Cuckoo!

Wacky Cuckoo!

As you may already be aware, Little Thoughts Group is holding an exhibition by the name of Imprints: Designing for Memories at the National Museum of Singapore. This project (and one other we wrote yesterday, plus more) are currently up at that museum until January 11th, 2011. Take a look! Take a peek here first, of course. This project goes by the name of Kampong Cuckoo and it’s a clock of memories. It recalls the designers time as a child in 1970′s Singapore, where the sounds of growing up are now instilled inside the clocks works.

0 Designer: Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group design collective

Wooden Earbuds

Wooden Earbuds

Headphones with a small eco-footprint? Well that’s just crazy! Wait though, looks like there’s something like that right here: “thinksound ts02+mic” – and they say they sound incredible. Made with real wood creating natural resonance and “unparalleled acoustics.” Sounds like some sweetness to me! Even the packaging is made with recycled materials using minimal plastic components. The cables are PVC-free and the wood is chosen from renewable sources. Super!

0 Designer: ThinkSound

Shadows and Light, Walls Delight

Shadows and Light, Walls Delight

Now, I know we’ve posted about some 3D wall panels before, but I don’t think any of them were made by a group that specializes in just that – making your walls spectacularly professional in a way that’s so rare you can’t help but look up in awe of it. These are Dimensional Wall Panels by 3DWalldecor. Each of them is modular, easy to apply, and easy to paint. Light and shadows made for fantastical looks and feels.

0 Designer: 3DWalldecor

Get Yourself An Icon Battery at 10% Off

Get Yourself An Icon Battery at 10% Off

The Icon Battery mania won’t die down! After a successful launch, an awesome giveaway; the Essential TPE team is back offering our readers 10% off. Although they give us five solid reasons to buy the pack, the biggest reason ever is that we are not Paul S., who won the recent giveaway! Jealous much? Get yours here. Promotional period ends December 31, 2010 @ 11:59 pm PST.

0 Designers: Essential TPE

ICONICSTAND, This is Not Shop Class

ICONICSTAND, This is Not Shop Class

In Seoul Korea a small studio called O’LIVEFACTORY is carving out a niche in the market. The brain child, one Kenny Cho, who nearly gave up ID, decided to return to his boyhood dream of designing products in his early retirement. Operating on sustainable practices, their first product is the ICONICSTAND, a desktop iPhone 4 stand made of birch, jointed for landscape and portrait viewing. There’s an option to customize your own icon should the stock ones not suite your fancy. This is a poignant reminder, never give up on your dream.

0 Designer: Young-Gun Cho (aka Kenny Cho)

Domino Clock

Domino Clock

Award-winning product development consultancy Carbon Design Group repurposes an icon with the introduction of the Domino Clock™. The Domino Clock™ takes a simple, iconic object and transforms it into a new way to tell time. The concept is simple. Three larger-than-life dominoes are equipped with articulating “dots” that flip back-and-forth between black and white to keep time. They hang on the wall or stand free, communicating wirelessly as they quietly mark the passing hours and minutes.

0 Designer: Carbon Design

It’s Time for a Braille Smartphone

It’s Time for a Braille Smartphone

Voim (seeing in Korean) is a smartphone concept for the blind that includes functions to make communication easier. It features route navigation, word recognition and object identification, which are displayed as braille on a silicon screen or transmitted as audio cues via the detachable bluetooth headset. Although smartphone applications & braille cell phones do exists, a full-fledged concept like this is a ways away.

0 Designers: Youngseong Kim & Eunsol Yeom

Once Upon an UnTime

Once Upon an UnTime

Telling time requires a very basic and ubiquitous skill but what if the whole concept were completely redesigned? UnTime explores hours and minutes as two counter-turning discs that are every bit as accurate. It’s actually very easy to read – if not easier. It’s just a small learning curve. We can imagine some really interesting watches with this dual-dial design.

0 Designer: Pushkar Ingale