Paint Like a Rollerpro!

Paint Like a Rollerpro!

It slices, it dices, it cuts pizza into fifteen bits! It’s the “Delux Paint Pod Micro!” WAIT that can’t be right. Ok it’s called the “DUlux Paint Pod Micro.” Ohhh ok. What does it do? It paints with automatic rollers. Simply insert the 250ml cartridge of paint into the handle and presto! Ready to go. Press the thumb delivery button and the flow of paint begins. Flowing paint, lovely roller, covered wall. You’re good to go.

0 Designer: David Boyce

An SLR That’s Easy On The Face

An SLR That’s Easy On The Face

As far as tech concepts are concerned we see most designers lure in as many specs as possible, just to make the gadget geeky enough for the pros. The Sony Alpha SLR Concept promises no high-funda tech-specs and simply addresses the issue of ergonomics. The theory being that a flat back on any camera is a pain on the wrist and facial features like nose-protrusion and chubby-cheeks! Solution: Sony Alpha – featuring a slanted rear. The tilted back is easy on the wrist and face.

0 Designer: Abel Verdezoto I.

Ballerina Bathtub

Ballerina Bathtub

Ballerine is a creative combination of a single bathtub and a free standing shower cabin. The integrated shower head functions as a bath faucet and a shower disc. It’s installed on a flexible arm which easily adjusts to any height and allows you to set the intensity of the water stream and direction. The flexible arm is constructed of an adjustable nylon-silicon surface. Once activated, the frame stiffens like a backbone. If you’ve ever wanted to live out your dream as a tiny ballerina inside a music box, here you go.

0 Designer: Gustaw Lange

Sense Under Water

Sense Under Water

Immersed Senses is the ultimate gadget must have for any underwater explorer. The helmet changes the way a diver sees, hears, and breathes in what normally is a not-so-friendly environment. Nearly made up of entirely glass and LED lights, the most interesting tidbits are the heads up displays giving you up-to-the-second GPS enabled maps, and the unique electrolysis reactor that extracts oxygen right from sea water. Water leaks are prevented by silicone that bonds the helmet to the skin. I want one!

0 Designer: Adam Wendel

Shake Up Some Music

Shake Up Some Music

Relax, work, party or play; whatever your mood for music, imagine controlling the flow with a gesture alone. No shuffle or playlists required, just a good old SHAKE! I’m talking about the flOw, an interactive set of soft silicone speakers that respond to your vigor by choosing the tracks on your iPod and playing them. So if a bunch of friends are around and you shake the speakers hard and fast, expect some Rocking Music!

0 Designer: David Boyce

Now Stretch To Wake Up

Now Stretch To Wake Up

We’ve asked you to stand up, smell and retrieve a ball, just to wake up! You folks have willingly complied, so are you up for another challenging wake-up call? STRETCH! Simple arms action that arouses you from slumber! Let me explain: the Stretching Clock is an alarm integrated into your pillow. To turn the buzzer off, you need to tug at the “arms” of the pillow; just like you’re stretching out with a good yawn. Novel idea for the kids room, but for grownups like me the buzzing Blowfly works best!

0 Designer: Seung-hee Ryu

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

Boo to you, you-land-polluting-extra-plastic STRAW! We don’t need you!

Not a great slogan for the green-brigade, but most definitely do-able. Ditch the straw and have the drinks-packs include an “Internal Straw”. A neatly folded layer of the box itself becomes the pipe to sip your drinks from. Simple, easy and GOOD!

0 Designer: Kyung-soo Park

Rock and Roll Skimmin' in Asia

Rock and Roll Skimmin’ in Asia

Dubai is a city on the grow. It hit a kind of lull when the global economic fart happened a couple years ago, but they’re gonna get back up there eventually. And when they do, there’s going to be booming like never before. Population density insanity. And they’re right by the water. Thus, the possibility for artificial islands seems utterly super. Thus, the need for aquatic transport rises. Thus, it’s time to design more Kite Surfers! Thus, Jiwon Jung comes in and pumps out a wild one!

0 Designer: Jiwon Jung

Two Motorcycles Become One Car

Two Motorcycles Become One Car

This is the real deal in modern wild design. This is the “Plug-In” affordable youth mobility project by Ramesh Gound. According to Gound, there is a big “buy 1 get 1 free” shopping attitude in the market around the Ahmedabad area of India. This simple concept gave Gound the idea to take two motorcycles and attach them in the middle. Each motorcycle is owned by its respective party, a young person with a big appetite for sports vehicles but a small pocketbook, then they attach. Once two motos attach in the middle, they become that fantastic sports car from heaven.

0 Designer: Ramesh Gound

Unexpected Drawer Funk

Unexpected Drawer Funk

This ain’t about no beats. It’s got a bright nature about it though, colors and fabulous icons to make you say “ahh.” And what’s more unique about this particular set of clothes holders? Their shape. They’re all wavy. In the way the fronts of these drawers are shaped, there’s a space between the container and the frame. Thus, a handle. Four handles to be precise.

0 Designer: Joongho Choi

Charm A Way To Remind A Day

Charm A Way To Remind A Day

Here’s something novel. If you have problems remembering what all needs to be done today, never mind making a to-do list. Just slap on a couple charms and walk out the door. See, the Charming Reminder is a chain with 9 charms each corresponding to some common events. I’m not sure an umbrella, newspaper, telephone, key, letter, plug, shoe, present, and a basket are enough to rep. your daily life, but if it is, might I suggest some spontaneity?

0 Designer: Natalie Montgomery

Autodesk 2011 Roundup for Designer Folk

Autodesk 2011 Roundup for Designer Folk

Use Autodesk products?  Yeah you do; if you don’t you’re gonna start missing out on some important tools.  If you didn’t know, Autodesk gobbled up Alias several years ago and some aspects of the acquisition are starting to bear fruit.  In addition to some steamy crossover plugin action, Autodesk has continued to develop Alias itself, birthing a brand new sketching application on top of some routine improvements to the core application.  Hit the jump for some quick summaries and links for more info.

0 Company: Autodesk

All For One With The Tenna

All For One With The Tenna

There are a lot of expectations from our gadgets these days, and somewhere down the line we have blurred their definition. For example a phone doubles up as a video camera, still camera, voice recorder, MP3 player, movie player, web browser, sketchpad and much more…. But this also doesn’t mean that we are done with individual devices. Tenna is a device that looks at adding the telephone function to individual gadgets like an MP3 player, thus doing a U-turn on how we perceive a phone.

0 Designer: Yuree S. Lim