Are Those Pens Real?

Are Those Pens Real?

Nope, the entire bunch is a multimedia device that can scan codes to play videos, or show off pictures and create an interactive way of reading analog books in our digital world! The speakers of the system are visible at the bottom and function by revolving the cup. The cup holds the pens on the desk and recharges the multimedia pen via induction.

0 Designers: Miriam Schmitt, Christopher Prenzel & Julian Schwarze

New Way of Looking At The Big Ben

New Way of Looking At The Big Ben

The Urban Sense is more like a pair of binoculars that reveal magical information about the sight that you are viewing. Designed as an interactive tourist guide, the device is a real winner in my eyes. Now only if it can add a camera function!

0 Designer: Koen Beljaars

A Poised Pen of Proportion

A Poised Pen of Proportion

The CB + P is a unique pen machined from aluminum that uses a simple yet effective precision brass sliding counterbalance for an original and innovative way to balance your pen. You dictate the pen’s balance! No more “one-size-fits-all” weighted pens… now your pen can be as unique as your creations. Video after the jump!

0 Designer: Bobby Davis

Pain Management Made Easy

Pain Management Made Easy

Pinch is a wrist-worn remote system for chronic pain management designed to aid patients in keeping track of their pain levels throughout the day. Manual input by the wearer is combined with sleep, heart rate and physical activity data to create a more insightful view of when and where the user experiences the most pain so behavioral changes can be made. Once docked, this information is automatically loaded into an online application where it can be monitored by patients, loved ones and physicians alike.

0 Designer: Loris Bottello

Future Urban Citycopter

Future Urban Citycopter

As soon as our personal transportation takes to the skies, this is what I want to be zipping around in! It’s called the Fly Citycopter- a futuristic urban aerial vehicle concept for when cars are a thing of the past. Harnessing solar energy, it’s more efficient and economical than common helicopters. Its tri-rotor design also makes it maneuverable and quieter with a smoother ride while features like auto-pilot and obstacle detection make it easier and safer to control. Aesthetically, t’s a little steampunk and a lot cool!

0 Designer: Eduardo Galvani

Put a cork in it!

Put a cork in it!

The Cork Stopper Table merges a unique joinery idea with high-end looks. Its construction consists of a glass top, 4 plywood clip legs, and a giant cork stopper to keep things snug. No glue, screws or hardware needed! It’s a beautiful showcase of a clever construction method and easy to put together in less than a minute.

0 Designer: Hyeonil Jeong

Cycle + Air Pump

Cycle + Air Pump

Inflator Bicycle is a cycle design where the frame of the bike acts as an inflator for cycle tire. This “always with you” bicycle pump is designed by putting inside the frame a connecting bar and a piston. You can pump in air to the tire by simply moving the bicycle seat up and down. The pipe and the gas nozzle hooks onto the cycle frame and it inflates both, the back wheel and the front wheel.

0 Designer: Ling Xuan Kong

The Roly-Poly Toothpaste

The Roly-Poly Toothpaste

Recent toothpaste packaging design concepts have always focused on how to get the maximum squeeze out of a tube. The Roly-Poly Toothpaste is no different. Its designed on the lines of the namesake toy and is intended keep the body of the toothpaste in such an alignment that it stays upright. Take a look at the details to see how it functions….

0 Designers: Jung ho Kang & Hyun woo Kim

The Perfect Balance

The Perfect Balance

Sandro Lopez’s coffee table design combines curved, mirrored wood with free form glass to create an ethereal aesthetic without sacrificing practicality. Its a modern marriage of sculptural form and everyday function that makes it an understated and beautiful accent to any seating area.

0 Designer: Sandro Lopez

NEWSFLASH: it's no longer hip to be square.

NEWSFLASH: it’s no longer hip to be square.

In a world of metal and glass rectangular slabs, the circular Sero smartphone stands alone! The design appeals to audiophiles, offering an ingenious place to wrap headphones as well as a 360 degree hi-fi speaker system. Other peripherals, including a hi-def ProCam and boosted ProSound speaker, can be swapped out depending on each user’s specific needs. As for its compact size, the smart OS apps “grow” in size on the screen the more they’re used, making it fast and easy to navigate. Do want!

0 Designer: Daniel Lau

Let Us Google DRAW

Let Us Google DRAW

Google DRAW is a stylus for GLASS and it uses virtual reality to simulate spray painting. In essence it can turn everything from air to surfaces into a white canvas. The DRAW is aimed at generation Y and allows one to you use their deepest imagination, transforming it to urban art. It helps find paintings through Google maps, and share them through social media.

0 Designer: Jorge Trevino Blanco

Brooklyn Heritage Meets Modern Design

Brooklyn Heritage Meets Modern Design

I wanted to support this Kickstarter effort by Design Unsanctioned of their Spencer Collection because it illustrates how modernity does not necessarily mean stark. Modernity is just a reflection of our aspirations of what we want the “now” to be. Any material can be used to articulate modernity. This collection of bottle openers and key straps uses heritage materials but through modern technology like laser cutting – gains a neoteric purpose. It’s not my style but I appreciate the beauty in its warm minimalism.

0 Designer: Design Unsanctioned, Kickstarter

Modern Take on the Tube Lamp

Modern Take on the Tube Lamp

Dutch design firm V3RS starts its premier series of lighting with this modern take on the tube light, the UTL floor lamp. Two stainless steel rods rise from the floor, connected by a U-shaped bulb at the ends. Its slim silhouette makes it perfect for those smaller, in-between spots in the home.

0 Designer: V3RS