Under, From Down Under

Under, From Down Under

I love this new collection of lights and hanging racks by designer Kristian Aus for Aussie brand Under! Completely designed and manufactured in Australia, the collection plays with ideas of exposure and concealment as well as hard lines met with soft light and brilliant colors. The common thread found throughout this diverse collection is that all of the items, however different, are also very playful, inviting both physical contact and contemplation.

0 Designer: Kristian Aus for Under

Folding Solar Catamaran

Folding Solar Catamaran

With young students and professionals in mind, the Float compact folding solar catamaran was designed to be an affordable, portable weekend water vessel. The craft is powered via the retractable solar cell roof that can be adjusted for maximum sun exposure or as a sun screen. Users steer the catamaran with a simple gyroscopic handle while they lean back and enjoy a comfy mesh hammock designed to recreate the feeling of lying on the sand. Best of all, the craft collapses to fit into a standard rooftop car carrier.

0 Designer: Jeffrey Greger

Medical Emergency Necklace

Medical Emergency Necklace

The Talk mobile communications concept is a response to reduced government spending on healthcare for elderly populations, an epidemic that effects not only millions of seniors but the family and friends of those who are vulnerable and living alone. The easy to use pendant can be customized to call up to 3 designated numbers, assuring that loved ones have access to 24 hour support at the push of a button.

0 Designer: Tom Harries

Bristol Car Concept, Handmade for a Clean Future

Bristol Car Concept, Handmade for a Clean Future

This Bristol car concept is a combination of piezoelectric and photovoltaic wizardry to create a platform that harvests energy from the surrounding environment, rewarding the consumer with the gift of free energy, that can then be used, shared or sold. A clean, powerful yet quintessential design, the vehicle looks like any other, but upon closer inspection you understand the potential of the concept.

0 Designer: Amarpreet Gill

The Vein of Life

The Vein of Life

Check out this untitled concept by Kim Joonmin. It’s a vase with a built-in vein that reacts to a living plant by turning red. Not much else to say but it’s gorgeous in simplicity. I totally want one. A very animalistic flower pot if you will.

0 Designer: Kim Joonmin

Reverse Printer

Reverse Printer

Generally we buy a printer to take printouts, but here is a concept that believes in the reverse process…removing ink from the printed-paper! Akin to the idea of a dermatologist laser-burning blemishes and dark spots from your skin, the Ink Remover Printer proposes to do something similar; zap out the ink using laser technology. This way you can reuse the old memos to print new ones, recycle paper and feel good about it.

0 Designer: Kim Su Yeon

Romantic Magnetism in Light

Romantic Magnetism in Light

GEO Magnetic is quite an awesome lamp as far as design thinking goes. The basic lamp is a halo of light that glides up and down a steel rail, using magnetic attraction. The base halo holds a ball shape switch that looks suspended but is held in place using a fine thread. There are three levels of illumination and the electric current flowing into each section varies in intensity, this allows the spherical switch to shift its position to on/off.

0 Designers: Hyungwoo Uhm & Jaeryong Lee

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Mountkestrel, a Curve Creative brand, is paving the way into a new era for a camera mounts & accessories with their premiere design, the Duopod. With multi-functionality & adaptablity in mind, the Duopod was designed specifically for current hybrid DSLRs to perform as a steadycam, transform into a shoulder or chest mount, placed in a neutral position to be used as a tripod, or attached to a tripod for 360 degree movement. A versatile tool to suit the needs of professional & consumer users alike.

0 Designer: Ben Millett

The Training Dresser

The Training Dresser

Remember when we were just kids and life’s challenges were so incredibly simple? Tying shoes. Adding 10+10. Sigh… if only day to day obstacles were still that easy. The Training Dresser is a reminder that no matter how insignificant those things might seem now, they are milestones we all had to achieve at some point or another. The dresser’s informative graphic drawers make it an encouraging object for kids and an iconic furniture piece for parents, sure to be cherished for years. Get it here!

0 Designer: Peter Bristol

Urban Water Transportation

Urban Water Transportation

The CAT (City Aquatic Transportation) aims to aid urban city congestion by utilizing seaside cities’ waterways to transport passengers to and from high demand public areas. Each craft holds four passengers and can be pre-booked online or at a number of conveniently placed docks throughout the city. Once on board, passengers can enjoy the craft’s futuristic aesthetic and relax as the autopilot directs them to their destination. Manual drive also provides an efficient and fun attraction for tourists wanting to get a more personal view of the city.

0 Designer: Cal Craven

Renewable Clock

Renewable Clock

The aptly named ECO clock is made from “100% glass and aluminum renewables.” The designer refuses to give any specifics on the manufacturing process or the clock mechanism so you know what that means? FREE FOR ALL! What we do know about is the magnetic mount system and there’s a special edition version planned . Overall, nice design but I leave it to the commenters to postulate.

0 Designer: Akos Hunyad

Light of the Gods

Light of the Gods

The Helios lamp embodies elegance and intrigue. The light source is surround by panels that gently flow and curve up around, changing the direction of illumination. The two main pieces are made from flat plywood, cut to shape. They are moulded applying a 90 degree central axis torsion. Two pieces have mirrored moulds. In between is a matte glass elipsoid secured with a metal ring connecting the the two main pieces.

0 Designer: Milos Todorovic

Grocery Shopping gets High Tech

Grocery Shopping gets High Tech

We have adopted e-buying and e-selling, but can we a accept e-delivery? While you ponder on the thought, let me tell you about AMMI (Automated Mobile Marketing Intelligence). In lay terms it’s your shopping cart that is totally capable of bringing home your groceries, without you having to step out. You shop online and your goods are sent home using this technologically advanced system that acts as a support between you, the supermarket and the cart. In times when you can’t step out for shopping, this will be a boon!

0 Designer: Alvin Chan