Faceted Fluorescence

Faceted Fluorescence

The Octagon-1 task lamp combines the best of simple, raw materials to achieve its modern industrial aesthetic. The focal point of the design is a faceted concrete base which allows it to be positioned at three different angles. Mounted in the base is a milled solid wood casing which contains the LED strip, light diffusing cover and electrical components. Purposeful yet organic, its a warm addition to any desk or office space!

0 Designer: Fyodor Lazariev

The Smarter Street Sign Redesign

The Smarter Street Sign Redesign

This cleverly designed urban sign, simply called Index, helps residents and visitors alike find what they are looking for fast! Unlike basic street signs, it provides viewers with an “index” to all the businesses and facilities on a given street. At each crosswalk or intersection, pedestrians can take a quick look to find a new place that strikes their fancy, or easily navigate with their sights set on specific stores. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Mojtaba Raeisi

IV Made Easy

IV Made Easy

However useful, IV units can and do become dangerous when neglected. In serious cases, the back-flow of blood from gravity can cause tremendous pain, phlebitis and bruising. With a little help from tablet tech, the E-Drip Stand aims to heighten awareness of each individual IV. The stand itself detects the weight of the bag and relays real-time status to the caretaker’s smart device, also alerting when it’s time to change bags. Rooms and patients are easily identified via a graphic map on the screen, making the nurse rounds more efficient and effective.

0 Designers: Various

A Stand for All Your Tablet Needs

A Stand for All Your Tablet Needs

Remember way back when, I wrote about these minimalistic iPhone stands with space age “gecko feet” instead of using traditional adhesives or magnets? Well the genius behind the SETA Smartphone Stand is back at it again with the SETA Tablet stand. Same idea, similar design, and of course – awesome “gecko feet” which is technically called NanoSuction. Those that already have the smartphone stand can get a matching tablet stand because your mother told you to always coordinate.

0 Designer: Project by George Bashaw + 1.0 Innovations

Sodavalve: The Hand-Saver

Sodavalve: The Hand-Saver

Designer Injoon Yang has grandma to thank for this clever gadget! After noticing her struggling near the refrigerator, he realized she was having difficulty opening a bottle of soda and took it as an opportunity to design a universal replacement cap that users can keep at home. Similar in shape and function to a spigot, simply replace the regular cap with one of two ergonomic handle designs for easy twisting on and off! Vid after the jump —>

0 Designer: Injoon Yang

All-in-one Fire Fighting

All-in-one Fire Fighting

You really need to have nerves of steel to stay calm in an emergency situation. More often than not, we tend to panic and delay evacuation, especially when a fire breaks out. The Fire Emergency Equipment is a all-in-one unit that features an extinguisher, emergency radio, gas mask and flashlight. All the essentials bundled into one makes it easier for us to cope with the stress of the situation.

0 Designers: Various

The Less is More Folding Bike

The Less is More Folding Bike

Designed for the urban commuter, the Occam Cycle makes it possible to transition between public transportation and riding in a cinch! Similar to a full-size bicycle, the riding style is familiar for most (minus the seat) so users will adapt quickly. More so, users will find that it’s even easier to fold and unfold than other folding bikes. Why? Because there’s simply less TO fold! Less folds also means less weight, less time, and less stress. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Great Scott Technology

The Prettiest Potty Ever!

The Prettiest Potty Ever!

The “Seaside Periscope” just goes to show that even a restroom, yes… a restroom, can be an architectural masterpiece! Set in Gydnia, overlooking the Baltic Sea, the design’s key feature is a system of large mirrors that work like a periscope to give people inside a view of the sea so that even while they are doing their business they can enjoy the scenery! The monolithic concrete structure owes its shape to this unique function, but also blends with the local landscape with its curved top section which houses the mirrors and mimics the breakwater.

0 Designer: Adam Wiercinski

The Qi Impact

The Qi Impact

When you own something as well designed as the iPhone, you have to wonder why Jobs and Ive gave it wires to clutter up! Thankfully we have a movement out there that wants to make our lives wire-free. We are talking about the Qi movement and the latest to join the ranks is the QiPack. As the world’s thinnest wireless portable charger, it provides universal, mobile and wireless charging for iPhone, smartphone and more.

0 Designer: Wireless Efficiency [ Buy it Here ]

The Sweetest Smartwatch

The Sweetest Smartwatch

While traditional blood glucose meters only display a snapshot of your levels, Sugar (love the name!) uses a continuous skin glucose meter to monitor how your levels change over time. The unique wearable unit is designed to display glucose trends so you can see where you’ve been, where you’re going and how your levels are affected by food and activity. Used in tandem with a smartphone app, wearers can take a quick glance at their wrist to check their immediate status, or access their long-term recordings via their phone at any time.

0 Designer: BOLTgroup

Very Personal Training

Very Personal Training

I have hired a trainer to help me plan my exercise routine and one of her main tasks whilst I workout is to keep an eye on my posture. It is very easy for us to get it wrong, simply because our muscles in those area are weak and tend to stay in their comfort zone. This of course results in injury. To prevent this, especially when you are working-out alone, we have here the Smart Trainer concept.

0 Designer: Yootaek Jung

The Modern Space Age Stool

The Modern Space Age Stool

With it’s aerodynamic shape, winged seat and functional rivet accents, the C5 bar stool subtly reminds of aviation, but it also draws inspiration from the iconic Googie architecture of the 1950s. With its exaggerated geometries and spacey shapes, its a quirky addition to industrial-style interiors. Presented in a stark white and natural wood contrast, it’s also sophisticated enough to compliment kitchen islands or the household bar.

0 Designer: OEDESD2

Sculptural Semitransparent Seating

Sculptural Semitransparent Seating

Camou is an everyday chair that focuses on variation for the body. Inspired by the posture in horseback riding, as well as textile constructions from architecture, the chair provides flexibility of movement to create a variety of sitting positions well beyond the norm! With its form the result of function, the result is an organic shape enhanced by a “transparent” 3D textile that creates interesting visual effects as the viewer changes perspective. It’s something totally different… DO WANT!

0 Designer: Christian Sjöström