Where's My Water?

Where’s My Water?

Have you ever come up on a faucet and thought – wait a second, where are the faucet handles? How does this work? Even after years and years of motion-sensor technology being embedded in faucets in malls and restaurants the world over? Designer Daniel David Sutherland sees this problem too. Convenience should be intuitive, right? In order to convey instantly the way this new faucet works, Sutherland placed a human hand impression right in the center of the bowl.

0 Designer: Daniel David Sutherland

Deez Nuts

Deez Nuts

A studio project that ended up challenging the way we crack a nut, redefining the idea of a nutcracker. The conventional nutcracker tool places a huge strain on the hands when in use, with sometimes non too satisfactory results. This Nutcracker! addresses the issue with the idea of a falling weight to crack the nut open. Really fun to use and squirrel approved.

0 Designer: Tan Jun Yuan

QWERTY Keyboard For iPhone, For Real!

QWERTY Keyboard For iPhone, For Real!

I’ve always had a problem with typing fast and accurately with my iPhone, and like most Indian users who use local lingo in our English messages; the auto dictionary for misspellings is no help. So it had to be a fellow Indian to come up with an alternate solution. A QWERTY Keyboard that slides over the iPhone, guarding its edges and syncing in well! The slick body docks in the phone and auto disables the virtual keyboard. An external jack hooks into place, at the bottom of the keys for charging the phone.

0 Designer: Altamash Jiwani

Fritters Frying Fury Now Tamed

Fritters Frying Fury Now Tamed

The Hand Guard is a protective silicon cover for your hands, to be used when you’re cooking. For the love of French fries, I’d use this more while deep frying! The oil splutters tend to create havoc with your skin, especially if you’re in the cooking profession and at it all the time. A simple funnel-shaped cover fits over the equipment and covers quite a bit of your hand. The USP is that you can use the cover with almost any sized spoon, ladle, chopstick or tongs; without hampering your cooking maneuvers. Simple and functional!

0 Designer: Moon Sheen Hyeon

Steady Support For iPad Sketching

Steady Support For iPad Sketching

The rounded form of the iPad gives it a very sleek look, but may not the ideal form when using it as a sketch pad on the table. The iSketch offers a snug-fitting protective support for the device, plus doubles up as a powermat for charging it. The accompanying sketch pen and plenty of sketching apps make it feel like creative-utopia for the moment, but only time and a real-life product review will tell if it’s worth the effort or not!

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

Egglike Double Axis Transport

Egglike Double Axis Transport

The concept vehicle you are about to embark on a read and viewing of is the “Urban Vehicular Ovalon” aka UVO. This concept car for the futuristic year date of 2021 is what I’d call a pod car. Made for inner city commute by designer Alexei Mikhailov. The UVO sends you around the city in an oval form with two parallel axis, moving about using magnets tied with drive-link technology to either tie pods together for train-like transport or avoid other pods entirely. Not only will there be no congestion, traffic will cease to exist!

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

Your Health and Waste Guru

Your Health and Waste Guru

Just a few minutes ago I got finished writing a concept for the year 2021. Now I am writing this project which is meant for the home of 2050. Dear designers – where do you get these years from? Love, Chris. Now let’s talk about this project. It’s called “Rejuven8″ and it’s made to save the world by providing you, the user, with both a recipe and health database paired with intelligent waste recovery technology. Reduce waste, slow the demise of the human world. Totally simple.

0 Designer: Andrew Godin

Complete Benshoshan Apartment Design

Complete Benshoshan Apartment Design

This is friggin awesome. This project is what happens when you’re a designer who has the rare combination of time, energy, knowhow, and an entire living space to work with (and a girlfriend with skills that’s just as willing as you are.) This is an apartment completely designed and executed by designer Ron Benshoshan and his girlfriend. From top to bottom, everything from the faucets in the bathroom to the floating unit below the TV.

0 Designer: Ron Benshoshan

Square Coffee

Square Coffee

I’m in love with this electric kettle serving set called Friend’s Coffee. The designer wanted to keep it simple and tame the design aesthetics of traditional hot drink sets. The result is a monolithic design; a kettle and 4 serving mugs all set on a large load tray. The tray can be unplugged at anytime to be properly served from. Beautiful design.

0 Designer: Cohen Roey

For The Clumsy You!

For The Clumsy You!

Yes you, the one who spills his tea and coffee coz you got butter fingers! I don’t mean to be rude, but let’s face some facts here; dripping a beverage while drinking your cuppa is so uncool. This why you need to add a dash of sophistication in your crockery. and see how deftly you can wipe away the drops of liquid without any fuss. Clumsy! A ceramic tea/coffee cup and saucer set that incorporates a dishcloth into the saucer design. Eccentric more than classic, what do you think?

0 Designer: Olga Kravchenko

PET Bottles To The Oil Spill Rescue

PET Bottles To The Oil Spill Rescue

A Picture Perfect photo of Barack Obama swimming with his daughter in Florida is not the answer to oil spills! It takes more than that to contain the damage and get the affected areas back to their feet. A moment of thought goes out to the Oil Fence here, which is made from recycled PET Plastic bottles, fitted with special rubber caps on both ends. The logic is to reuse the trashed bottles for a greater good like containing spills without adding burden to the environment. The color scheme of orange and yellow, sure makes it look bright and cheery against the black slick of oil!

0 Designers: Min A Namgung & Jangwoon Kim

Wind Powered Auto by the Shore

Wind Powered Auto by the Shore

So you’re sitting there, trying to think of ways to power cars, and you think “hmmm, I wonder if I could make a car that’s powered by air?” That’s silly! You think, gosh, it’d work if only there were a constant source of wind. Right? Well hold on there, maybe if you shore up your thinking a little bit, so to speak, and place this car in only one specific location: the line of land near the ocean, from whens the wind almost continuously blows. How about that?

0 Designer: Ippei Iwahara

Timeless Magnetic Drainage

Timeless Magnetic Drainage

You know the feeling. “Why can’t I just design around this? Does this object REALLY need this part to function?” That’s what designer Dallas Winspear asked of the common, everyday sink. “Does it need this ugly drainage hole?” he asked, and the answer was (and is!) no. No way! Design around it! Heck, design headfirst into it. This is “Lavinia”, a sink made of Corian or other high density polymer with a plugging mechanism recessed into the body of the sink, completely changing the dynamic of how the water exits.

0 Designer: Dallas Winspear