Keep Your Hair Brush Clean

Keep Your Hair Brush Clean

Let’s get paranoid for a minute. Worried someone might steal a strand of your hair and clone you? With the Easy Comb and its removable rubber base, DNA snatchers are kept at bay and your brush stays clean. Seriously, someone should have thought of this a long time ago. I’ve seen similar concepts but this one seems to be the most basic and sometimes that’s the best way to go.

0 Designer: Juhyun Lee for KOI & Insix Design Studio

Puzzle and Play USB Tron

Puzzle and Play USB Tron

You’ve heard of ‘Plug n Play’ for USB, but this time – a fun twist has been added to the hub. We have here the Puzzle USB Hub, which is like a cool Tron puzzle that need not be solved! Twist the caps to the outside and load in the key for it to complete the circuit and charge. More like Tron memory for your devices and gadgets that look hip! Love it!

0 Designer: Wu Jiemei

Best of Best – Red Dot Product Design 2011

Best of Best – Red Dot Product Design 2011

I can give you hundreds of definitions of what is a good design, right from Dieter Rams to Jonny Ive. The bottom line I think is just this, a good design is what appeals to the individual at that particular moment and if it solves a purpose for him/her, then even better! Red Dot Product Design is one jury that looks at all the angles and aspects of a design. For 2011 they have summed up their Best of Best designs and here is a small recap of my pick – 21 Good Designs in all!

0 Designers: Various

Odorless Kitchen with Space

Odorless Kitchen with Space

The majority of the time, kitchen smells are good. I mean who can resist the whiff of a freshly baked cake? However keeping the oily drafts in control requires a good hood and efficient ventilation. The Electrolux Aeolus is a concept that promises good odor control but also looks into the problems of space crunch in a kitchen. The rim-like frame is suspended from the ceiling and has hooks and platforms to hold glasses and pans. I love the chic look and sophisticated touch that it adds to a kitchen.

0 Designer: Chi Rong Hsu

Tridimensional Origami Phone

Tridimensional Origami Phone

Millions of traditional telephones are still being made everyday but their form hasn’t changed much. Designer Chengyuan Wei took one apart and discovered the components have all been quite miniaturized so she conceived the Origami Phone. When you pick it up to answer and dial out, it changes from a flat surface to a tridimensional object suited to the hand. Minimal and efficient. LOVE IT!

0 Designer: Chengyuan Wei

iPhone Case Fight for Safe Sex

iPhone Case Fight for Safe Sex

I’m an iPhone case whore. I promise fidelity to one case and two months later, I’m online looking for another. I know I know, I need help but I’m a man who likes options. At the moment, I’m feeling kind of cheeky and all giggly after seeing the justinCase – Condom/iPhone case. It’s ultra-slim leather textured case with a hidden compartment for a condom. Yea… play safe people.

0 Designer: Chris Holder

Yacht for Entertaining

Yacht for Entertaining

Yet another intriguing concept from yacht enthusiast Hyun-Seok Kim. The Voronoi mega-yacht is named after the voronoi pattern of the irregular honeycomb lattice structure that encases it’s upper levels. This yacht was made to entertain. Hot tubs and golfing green occupy the upper deck and within the lattice on the bridge deck lies an indoor garden and luxurious pool area. The interior has all the creature comforts of home and then some. It even has a sleek emergency vessel for a stylish evacuation, but hopefully the captain’s only worry will be avoiding those honeycomb tan lines.

0 Designer: Hyun-Seok Kim

A Tack for a Beach Chair

A Tack for a Beach Chair

The Tack bench and chair series by Monocomplex is a new approach to convenient beachfront seating. The sharp pointed bottom half makes it easy to place the chair in the sand while side handles allow the user to effortlessly pull the unit out. Not only is it lightweight and transportable, but the center hole makes this design stackable for quick and easy storage. Sure to make bums happy at your next beach party.

0 Designer: Monocomplex

Organic Form, Architectural Structure

Organic Form, Architectural Structure

Operating structurally like large cradles, the Phil lamp and coffee table by Ignacio Garcia are sure to be attention grabbers in any living space. The lamp’s geometric exterior delicately envelops the light adding softness and casting symmetrical shadows to the surround space while the coffee table’s balanced proportions and soft lines merge nicely with the rigid glass surface.

0 Designer: Ignacio Garcia

Time in Three Quadrants

Time in Three Quadrants

The MIKEY is another analog watch concept that shakes up the “traditional” a little with its face divided up into three quadrants. Each one is demarcated to indicate hours, minutes and seconds. MIKESY is a newer edition of the MIKESYDÄN. The origin of this design was the conceptualization of a product that reflects the Japanese earthquake disaster – born under the triad concept (mind – body – heart) reflected in the three parts.

0 Designer: LÖYTÖ ESINEIDEN

A Robotic Begger

A Robotic Begger

DONA is a robot that interactively solicits donations from passers-by. How? It engages people in a pet-like interaction. People rarely respond to adult humans in need but babies and animals? It’s very hard for us to resist. A wonderful exercise in behavioral science, sociology and robotics. Hit the jump for the video. I want one of these soliciting donations for my own personal project. It has to do with clothing and pandas. Any takers?

0 Designer: Min Su Kim

Laser Cut and Special iPhone Dock

Laser Cut and Special iPhone Dock

The iPhone Pit Stop is not so much about innovation; I mean we have seen similar charging stations in the market. What makes the project stand out is its “demandufacture” philosophy and unique production. Place an order with Ponoko and they laser cut and ship a flat-pack unit right to ya. You need to punch out the parts from the Bamboo sheet and assemble it yourself. The process eliminates expensive tooling costs and packaging with the savings passed on to you. A very clever idea indeed!

0 Designer: Nickolas Madsen

Ending The Urinal Debate

Ending The Urinal Debate

Let’s just end the debate on the urinal and sink combo right now! I think this time the men folk will be happy about the angle, length and the gradient of the Tandem Urinal – Sink. No back-splash, easy hand washing and bowl cleaning is what we look forward to. Say yo! to water well used.

0 Designer: Kaspars Jursons