Mom says never leave home without clean underwear!

Mom says never leave home without clean underwear!

It’s sage advice that inspired this design, as well as an observation that 75% of college students admit to being constantly in need of underwear. The reason? Lack of access to washing machines or convenient laundry services. – The solution is called Bulbe, an alternative halfway between washing clothes by hang and with a machine. It’s compact, portable and fits into any bathroom. Wash up to 1.5 kg of laundry quickly and economically. Perfect for campus life! See how it works —>

0 Designers: Clémence Germain & Léonard Gringné

Human Dimensions Bag

Human Dimensions Bag

What would it look and feel like if our DNA evolved to have a pouch like a kangaroo? That is the essence of the Fluoa Fusion Silver Light Backpack. It follows the dimensions of the human body, making it natural-feeling, ergonomic, and aerodynamic. It’s not what you’d tote on a long camping trip, but it’s waterproof, super-lightweight and has just enough room for your laptop and a few other belongings— perfect for toting around the city from day to day. Get it here!

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Skyscrapers and Scaffoldings in Symbiosis

Skyscrapers and Scaffoldings in Symbiosis

Designer Thibaut Deprez was uninspired by the harshness and coldness of urban architecture, which can be repetitive and lacking personality with stacks upon stacks of identical stories. His solution? To use permanent bamboo scaffoldings as a driving force to promote the revival of these buildings. Each scaffolding is fashioned to the needs and wants of the building, giving each a unique identity. The bamboo shell also allows residents to expand their dwelling outward in the form of fresh air spaces and vertical gardens.

0 Designer: Thibaut Deprez

City-Purifying Tower

City-Purifying Tower

If you feel ill, you seek medical help… right? So why not provide our “sick” and polluted urban environments with the same attention? The Climatology Tower was designed as a research center that evaluates urban meteorology and corrects the environment with technological engineering. Look at it like a giant humidifier/air-purifier for your city. It also monitors things like radiation, insolation and thermal coverage, notifying the public for awareness and city departments to help maintain healthier environments.

0 Designers: Various

It’s All About the Ring

It’s All About the Ring

Look at these projects here and here, then come back and compare. All three of them deal with a cup design for the visually impaired and hopes to avoid spills when filling a cup. Question is, which one of them solves the problem effectively? What do you think?

0 Designer: Jongil Kim

Robotically Clean

Robotically Clean

The HANDY VA is handy convertible robotic vacuum cleaner that includes a detachable hand-held module that can be used for spot cleaning. We have seen many robotic concepts and before you file this as just-one-of-those; reconsider the dual functionality of this design!

0 Designer: Lee Hyeon Cheol

A Lamp to Watch Over You

A Lamp to Watch Over You

I love my apartment, but there are still two things that drive me up a wall on a daily basis… the hideous smoke alarms and security system. Total vibe killers! You can’t live with ‘em, and you can’t live without ‘em. Until now… the Drop lamp might just look like beautiful blown glass, but within its decorative shell are technologies to alert the user to a number of home situations including fire, smoke and break-ins! They connect via WiFi, are always hardwired and totally disguised so you can rest assure your place is being watched over all without ugly ceiling fixtures.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Apple, Eat Your Heart Out

Apple, Eat Your Heart Out

The iPro was designed for professionals who need a lot of everything, be it memory, workspace or processing power! If a Mac Pro and iMac had a super-baby it would be the iPro. The best of both worlds with its retina cinema display and careful balance between performance and design. It’s an all-in-one enclosed solution that can still be upgraded or downgraded easily. WARNING: Only hit the jump if you NEVER want to look at your current Apple the same again.

0 Designer: Kurt Merki Jr.

The Dispensable Tag

The Dispensable Tag

The elaborate tags that accompany new clothes are a necessary evil. Once you’ve snipped them off your new purchase, they find their way to the bin and that’s the end of them. To make their life more useful, here is an idea of using soapy soluble, printable strips that can be added as detergent, to the first wash. Interesting idea that is worth exploring! What do you think?

0 Designers: Danghui Li, Yuexin Huang, Yao Zhang & Long Chen

Lord Of The Sign Rings

Lord Of The Sign Rings

Sign Language Ring is a set of rings and a bracelet capable of detecting sign language and translating them. Essentially, the device is able to detect sign language motions and can translate them to voice feedback. Conversely, it can translate voice to text. Inspired by the Buddhist prayer beads, the text is displayed on a screen on the top of the bracelet.

0 Designers: Cao Zu-Wei, Hu Ya-Chun, Huang Ching-Lan, Liao Po-Yang, Tsai Yu-Chi & Yang Yi-Hsien

Mobile Chef of the Future

Mobile Chef of the Future

NUKE is an innovative cooking system that gives users complete control of the process all from the convenience of their smartphone. Just pick a recipe from an app-accessible database and follow step-by-step directions while your cookware automatically adjusts temperature and time settings based on your selection… OR whip up your own specialty and keep an eye on it with your phone while you’re multitasking! Hit the jump to see how it works —>

0 Designer: Talia Brigneti

What a Crossover Should Be

What a Crossover Should Be

The Komodo channels the same fierce power and tough aesthetic of the Mahindra brand’s famous trucks and tractors. The concept is in like with crossovers like the BMW X6 or Infiniti FX, but purposely lacks the delicacy and refinement that makes the other’s owners cringe at the though of driving through a puddle. Instead, its rough-and-tumble character begs for the off-road and is happier towing toys and getting dirty than cruising down the boulevard!

0 Designer: Makrand Patil

Living Skyscraper

Living Skyscraper

Take a walk through it and you might not even realize you’re not in a scenic park but rather a mega skyscraper. It’s called Re-Silience— living architecture that uses as much (or even more) area for green spaces as the structure’s footprint takes up in land space. Inspired by honeycombs, coral reefs, and ant nests, the design is focused on optimal use of soil and biomass that’s normally lost in urban environments. It’s not only eco-concious, but as beautiful as a stroll through the park!

0 Designers: Diego Espinosa Figueroa, Javiera Valenzuela Gonzalez