Get Every Last Boba

Get Every Last Boba

Boba, bubble, pearl – whatever you call those squishy tapioca balls, they’re delicious. They’re also slippery and if you’re not skilled with fishing those little gems out with a straw, a redesigned cup might make it easier. It’s really simple. The bottom is indented inwards to create a ring – a moat of boba balls if you will. Love it!

0 Designer: Jessie C. Chou

Radiation Warning From a Bracelet

Radiation Warning From a Bracelet

There are stacks of documented studies on the effects of radiation on pregnant women. The most detrimental being the inability of the embryonic cell to properly divide and split. CARE is a bracelet designed to alert women of radiation levels in the immediate vicinity. The bracelet changes color and vibrates when levels are high enough to potentially harm the growing fetus.

0 Designers: Gang Wang, Bin Xiao & Yanyan Cheng of The Fun Team

The Power Play Continues

The Power Play Continues

This is so simple. Continuance is a set of batteries with a USB interface on the side. The batteries are rechargeable plus dole out some juice to stranded gadgets that are starved of power. Handy, compact and a totally do-able concept! Kudos!

0 Designers: Haimo Bao, Hailong Piao, Yuancheng Liu & Xiameng Hu

A Circular Wonder Kitchen

A Circular Wonder Kitchen

Live in a cramped apartment? Short on space but still want a fully equipped and functional kitchen? Sounds impossible until you see what the Soria is all about! A circular configuration with an expandable table, cooking hub, sink, concealed storage and cabinets! These are features that make kitchen-buffs like me super happy!

0 Designer: Vitor Xavier

Pandora-ish

Pandora-ish

Imagine a waste bin (you heard me). Take that bin and fill it with compostable products like grass cuttings, tea bags, & cardboard (just do it). Now attach your new plant-worthy cell to the facade of an ugly building with thousands of other composting bins (don’t forget the plant).  You’re all finished! Now watch it grow, reduce CO2, collect rainfall for reuse, and transform your least favorite eyesores into a recycled, green, and overall cool looking structure. Now wasn’t that easy?

0 Designer: Stanislaw Mlynski

Volt + Attitude = Voltitude

Volt + Attitude = Voltitude

According to Voltitude founders, Eric and André-Marcel Collombin, the time has come that we change our attitudes toward urban mobility because electric technology is now mature enough to enable us to do it. I couldn’t have said it better myself. First presented at this years Geneva Motor Show, this ultra-light bicycle-scooter hybrid boats a powerful electric motor, and has one of the most simple and effective folds I’ve seen.  Kinda looks like a familiar army knife huh?! What can I say? They know what they’re doing.

0 Founders: Eric and André-Marcel Collombin

Efflorescent Lighting

Efflorescent Lighting

The Ilumi candle holder by Jenggala in-house designer, Fitorio Leksono, brings to life Jenggala’s best selling frangipani flower motif with majestic movements in the form of shadow puppets cast through it’s white dome. The ball shape of the holder is the union of a stoneware base glazed in stone black, and a translucent porcelain cover glazed in satin white. In the dark, Ilumi’s glowing shadows and unique details will bring nuance and warmth to your room.

0 Designer: Fitorio Leksono

YD & red dot award: design concept Partner Up!

YD & red dot award: design concept Partner Up!

red dot design award is a very prestigious design competition and a great resource base for conceptual design. Winning the competition catapults you to instant fame and recognition amongst your peers and the design community. red dot usually has certain benchmarks for submission and registration is one of them. We are now at the regular registration phase and here is an opportunity for you to get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries only.

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Paper Wall Clock

Paper Wall Clock

Amarillo2 is a handcrafted cardboard and paper wall clock, built beautifully with love and passion. The clock’s colorful hands break up the concentric rings and angles that look almost hypnotic. Don’t stare too hard. I also love the pizza-box packaging!

0 Designer: 2y1DEA

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

You can mistake Éva as a modern decorative piece for restaurants, but it’s a trendy, hi-tech composter. It blends in beautifully with any interior and does a magnificent job of recycling wasted organic matter. A part of the waste is used for cultivating and maintaining a green patch and the rest is used to produce methane. I love the way it integrates and becomes a self-contained biosphere!

0 Designer: François Hurtaud

Stunning Views and Foodie Experiences

Stunning Views and Foodie Experiences

The Cube by Electrolux will offer guests wonderful, exclusive food experiences. Guests enjoy the evening and interact and learn from the professionals chefs at work on Electrolux appliances. By sharing professional shortcuts, Electrolux wants to show people it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to create great experiences as long as you have the right tools.

0 Designer: Electrolux

Chair Inside A Chair

Chair Inside A Chair

I’m not so keen on the Pull & Pushi’s design but the idea that a chair can be pulled out of smaller chair to give you a wider chair and side table is intriguing. It’s a great space saving idea and continues to explore compact furniture with multiple functions and dare I say, personalities?

0 Designer: Flavio Scalzo

A Bench with 5,000 Stories

A Bench with 5,000 Stories

I love anything with familiar fragments, which is why I love the Metrobench. Recycled from 5,000 NYC Metro cards, this intelligent design transforms a symbol of movement and speed into an object of rest and reflection. With help from Craigslist, designer Stephen Shaheen amassed all 5,000 cards, each with their own little untold story, in under a week. The sculpture was then assembled completely by hand, card by card. Expect more from this thought-provoking designer.

0 Designer: Stephen Shaheen