All it Takes is a Push

All it Takes is a Push

Tried getting AA batteries out of any device lately? It’s not easy. I usually defer to banging the device upside down in my palm to eject them but if the Seesaw ever comes to fruition, those days are over. It’s a AA battery with a paradigm shift in packaging. The tapered edges makes it easy to eject one end by pushing down on the opposite side. Clever, CLEVER!

0 Designer: Young-Suk Kim

Hot Bowls Make for Sad Fingers

Hot Bowls Make for Sad Fingers

I love me some pho – the epitome of Vietnamese cuisine, but anyone who has experience with serving hot soup of any kind knows you either pick it up by the rim or gingerly push it off the edge until your fingers can get underneath it. It takes skill and a kind of equilibrium prowess. The Take Easy bowl has a special base with just enough space for your fingers. An effective solution with a simple design.

0 Designers: Cheng-Wei Wang & Jiuan Mau Tzeng

Linear Flow of Dishwashing

Linear Flow of Dishwashing

The S-Lav Kitchen Sink is 4-step dishwashing process that saves you time and dishwater hands. The first step is the scrap bin for leftover food. The second step is for soaking and step three is for soaping and rinsing. Finally step five is a dish rack for drying. This linear workflow pretty much mimics how everyone washes dishes but the production-line setup makes things move smoother and faster.

0 Designer: Juan Francisco Solari Howard

Active Carbon Cleaning

Active Carbon Cleaning

The NewFresh Air Purifier maximizes the absorption of contaminated gases and chemical fumes by utilizing highly active, super microporous carbon. Active carbon is a unique absorbent that offers an efficient and natural solution for cleansing the air. This quality is further enhanced by NewFresh’s patented technology which energizes airflow to achieve a high rate of air penetration into the carbon cavities.

0 Designer: Rodney Loh

Levitating Mass Transit

Levitating Mass Transit

Move over Metro. Introducing the EOL maglev train concept. Magnetic levitation replaces mechanical components to launch this aerodynamic choo-choo to speeds exceeding 480 kilometers per hour; all while you relax or work from the comfort of your personal business class cabin in absolute silence. Though it’s optimized for long distance travel; I’d sacrifice my long-time chauffeur fantasy for making the daily commute on the EOL in a heartbeat.

0 Designer: Vanja Valencak

Inflatable Fairing

Inflatable Fairing

Rain, snow, and cold weather can be incredibly discouraging for even the most serious biking enthusiasts. Inflatable Fairing was designed with this in mind. The inflatable lightweight shield provides temporary armor against the elements and can quickly be deflated and tucked away in a small protective casing attached to the bike. This is a serious solution for all those cycling addicts out there.

0 Designer: Mohsen Saleh

A Quad for an Electric Future

A Quad for an Electric Future

I don’t normally think of Quads as appropriate vehicles for the tree hugger but the post fossil fuel revolution is upon us and with that, everything has to change. The QUAD is one such concept that brings recreational vehicles into the electric future. A 48v electric motor powered by 4 750amp batteries provide this vehicle 3 hours of juice between charges which only takes 6-8 hours depending on your voltage.

0 Designer: Facundo Elias

Aston Martin for Interiors

Aston Martin for Interiors

Only a handful of companies carry the badge of luxury and class like Aston Martin and with that cache, they’re expanding into interiors. The premiere of Aston Martin Interiors in Milan marks a new chapter in the company’s portfolio – one that combines their unique technological and design prowess into a distinct contemporary mark for home and office. Think advance industrial technologies like carbon and kevlar compounds mixed with traditional luxury materials like leather and cashmere.

0 Designers: FABIO LUCIANI

This Rubber Table Sucks

This Rubber Table Sucks

Not really, but Rubber Table’s plunger-inspired legs will stick onto any flat, clean surface to create a suction vacuum. Shown here in the classic burnt-orange color of its predecessor, this table’s aesthetic is quirky and whimsical. Admittedly, I wasn’t sure if I loved or hated it, but ultimately it’s grown on me. I’m a sucker (no pun intended) for anything that is inspired by familiar fragments; not to mention, anything that looks like it’s crawling toward you. This design pushes functionality to a whole new level.

0 Designer: Thomas Schnur

The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

My mother is totally dependent on using a walking stick and still, has moments of pain using it. To make it a more comfortable experience, we have here the Balance Stick. It’s been designed to stand on its own and doesn’t fall over if you don’t lean it up against the wall – always at the ready to so your loved ones don’t have to pick it up.

0 Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng & Yu-Ting Cheng

Soda Gets a Better Pop

Soda Gets a Better Pop

Popping soda can equals broken nails…. how many agree? I do; it’s happened to me one too many times! This is why I look forward to the Can Ring Push design. The innovative special 90-degree ring-pull design should be easy on my fingers and nails. A clever and intelligent redesign!

0 Designer: Kai-Chiang Chang

A Table of Religiosity and Geometry

A Table of Religiosity and Geometry

Check out this polarizing coffee table called Crucifixion. The inspiration came from religion, aesthetics and geometry – complimenting each other  to create this stainless steel and polycarbonate figure. It looks almost alien. Quite austere but in a way that makes you stare. The aerial shot is gorgeous. Great proportions.

0 Designer: Fuquan Junzefor for Oil Monkey

Sitting Next to People at the Airport

Sitting Next to People at the Airport

5% annual growth of global commercial air passenger traffic means more people in an airport terminal at one time. The AEROS  project looks to improve seating efficiency by tackling personal space issues through the use of table and seating arrangements. Current tandem seating is ineffective. People tend to avoid sitting next to strangers. In some cases bags are put on top of seats intentionally to create a barrier.

0 Designer: Michael Dharmawan