Signs on a Tree

Signs on a Tree

Imagine using a flexible LED solar panel as traffic signal! The idea is awesome. It can be installed on any existing circular base like a tree or a utility pole. So there you have a tree that’s a prime spot for a pedestrian signal, and here is this flexi strip waiting to be coiled around the tree! Easy urban and rural installation.

0 Designers: Gisung Han, Hwanju Jeon & Jaemin Lee

Patch of Coffee Green

Patch of Coffee Green

Mugs aren’t just plain ceramic objects that hold beverages. They have grown to become something meaningful with sentimental value. A whole industry thrives by selling us zodiac related goods, love messages and what not. Adding to that list is “Grow Up”, a set of mugs with grassy bottoms. The concept is good, I just got a Message Bean, which I am nurturing, so a gifted mug/ grass patch is most welcome.

0 Designer: Jinsik Kim

Spring + Gear + Motor = Energy

Spring + Gear + Motor = Energy

It’s completely brilliant! Can you take this idea apart? This is a portable spring driven power generator design concept by designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, one that says you’ll be able to recharge your daily portable gadgets anytime anywhere without further negative impact to the environment. Sounds alright! The name of this project is “Cyclus,” and it’s a spring driven personal electricity generator. A hand held device that, when its bottom is twisted, provides 30 minutes of energy via the inner located spring via “rotation energy.”

0 Designer: Satoshi Yanagisawa

Invisible Dome of Audio

Invisible Dome of Audio

Behold one wild bit of smoke and mirrors – in a good way! This is The Dome, an all-in-one stereo system that both plays audio CDs and can load music from musical devices such as the iPod. From a distance, this stereo appears to be a giant black disk. Once you approach it, the controls, the iPod, or the disks become visible for you to access and change as you wish. Such subtlety is magic.

0 Designer: Dragos Iliescu for Bowers and Wilkins

GitFit App With a Twist

GitFit App With a Twist

You’ll be twisting, turning, and flipping over how fun it is to interact with yourself and your friends and family as exercising is turned into a social media activity as enjoyable as Facebook, Foursquare, or even Twitter! This is GitFit, a conceptual set of weights and an iOS app that makes connecting with your other fit friends as simple as changing the music track on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The weights you’ll be using are 8 oz each and have built-in heart rate monitors and a Bluetooth transmitter so that you can work with the app wirelessly. Fun!

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Braille Punch Sticker

Braille Punch Sticker

The Braille Punch Sticker reminds me of the Label Maker we saw two years ago. Like all processes, innovation sometimes comes in refinements. This one comes in a sleeker package, no cumbersome wheel and an easy punching mechanism. What remains the same is the sticker aspect. Neat!

0 Designers: Kim Joonmin, Kim Seonil & Lee Eunjoo

Only One Adaptor Will Do

Only One Adaptor Will Do

We take such pride in talking about the devices we own. Look at me I own a laptop, MP3 player, Smartphone, digital camera, gaming console… list goes on and on. All of them are precious and are “must carry” items when traveling. Do you know how many chargers and cords that equates to let alone the weight! See, now you get my drift and this is why we need something like A Universal Adaptor, a charging hub with extensions that will fit most standard devices. Goodbye heavy individual adaptors!

0 Designers: Wonjune Song & Youngsun Jun

Tea for Two

Tea for Two

The Yin & Yang is a teapot designed for two people. So if one person prefers green and the other prefers red – you can prepare both of them inside this teapot . The spouts even double as the handle. Cool idea and looks quite beautiful too. Great opportunity here to show very contrasting teas.

0 Designer: Ewa Sendecka

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

One of the most nail-biting moments of my life was seeing the 8 Finalists of 2010 Electrolux Design Lab explaining their projects to some very inquisitive judges. It is one thing to just submit concepts on paper for evaluation and another thing to defend your views, stand your ground and come out triumphant! This is what Electrolux Design Lab is all about, standing up for your convictions! The 2011 competition is looking for you to offer Intelligent Mobility solutions for cooking, storing food and cleaning up whilst using existing technologies.

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Like a Penguin

Like a Penguin

The Penguin faucet series is designed to conserve water and encourage eco-responsible living. The Penguin faucet, which bears a distinct resemblance to the body of a penguin, is low flow and dispenses water at a rate of 1.5 GPM. Not only does this tug at my heart strings for all things penguin inspired, it also happens to look pretty good although I feel like something in the series should have resembled a penguin egg.

0 Designer: SustainableSolutions (SSi)

Lofty Fruit and Plant Storage

Lofty Fruit and Plant Storage

So you’ve got some tiny plants and you’ve got a few bananas and orange you need stored somewhere in your kitchen but you just cant find the space, right? Check this design out. It’s called Cocoon and it’s made for kitchen storage. It’s made to be a storage unit that combines decoration, storage, and cultivation for the kitchen and the kitchen window. It’s got an organic shape so the plants will love you, and it’s got an alcove for all your round and banana-shaped belongings.

0 Designer: Mans Salomonsen

Not So Flatware

Not So Flatware

When a design award so prestigious as GOOD is bestowed upon a project, we take hefty notice. The following project is a recipient of that award, and is called “Flatty,” a stainless steel flatware set designed by Harry&Camila (whom you can also see pictured in the gallery below. Behold a majestic set of food adjusters.

0 Designer: Harry&Camila

Transport Overgrown

Transport Overgrown

It’s quite often that we bear witness to transport systems being run into the ground, dust covered, dirt covered, rust and paint chips breaking away until dead. Not often do we see a system that flourishes in nature, it’s very environment becoming one with the natural world. That’s what’s going on here, in “People Mover,” a concept to reality in Bologna. This entire system is made up of 5084 meters of track, a monorail with two terminals. The entire route is laid next to a walkway both for easy access at every stop and as emergency exit space.

0 Designer: Iosa Ghini Associati Srl