Harddrive with a Trackpad FTW

Harddrive with a Trackpad FTW

So you’ve seen your fair share of harddrives, right? You’ve got the kind that sit inside your computer (lame!) then there’s the kind that you can carry with you and access on multiple computers (getting warmer), now there’s on that you can basically just connect to a monitor and use as a trackpad (whoa, what the?) That’s right, this utterly simple block hunk of technology is a trackpad that doubles as a harddrive that doubles as an all-access machine.

0 Designer: André Silva

Plants of Light

Plants of Light

Schattengewächs begins like any other grow-it-yourself plant kit but the payoff isn’t a real plant, rather it’s a light – shaped like flowers, trees and even insects. Adore the play between real and artificial. There’s no power switch. It automatically “grows” thanks to a photosensor and the whole thing runs on four coin cell batteries. The pot is made of clay and all the inner bits are molded from biological plastic. By the way, Maximilian Winkel is an awesome name. I will say it all day today.

0 Designer: Maximilian Winkel

Double Yacht Time

Double Yacht Time

Yachts for days! I always love a good yacht design. This one goes by the name Submerge and is a 150′ catamaran powerboat. It means business. It’s what they call “the best of both worlds” because not only is it an advanced yacht design, it’s got submarine-like qualities as well. It’s got two decks, one above and one below, creating a double world for the client to immerse themselves in the sea in so many ways more than one. Behold.

0 Designer: Alex Marzo

Perilous Wine Transportation

Perilous Wine Transportation

If you’re the sort of person who carries wine around all day, you know it can indeed get quite perilous. You want to bring that wine around the place but you’re not in to the idea of it crashing down around your feet. You’re also not about the idea of carrying around in a shopping bag. So what do you do? You pick up some Wine Up Series wine transportation products. Carry that red and white in style, grace, and perfect safety.

0 Designer: Averli srl

My Bike Keeps Me Juiced Up

My Bike Keeps Me Juiced Up

I think the I-Green concept is brills. Designer Fandi Meng already has an iF and Good Design award for previous work so I’d expect nothing less. The I-Green is a small bike peripheral that turns kinetic energy into electrical to charge nearly any portable device. I like to ride my bike with my phone to track my progress but the GPS sensor kills the battery. This seems like an awesome idea to keep my phone juiced up. I’ll take one but please but, maybe in another color?

0 Designer: Fandi Meng

One Part Stool, One Part Drink Holder

One Part Stool, One Part Drink Holder

It’s an end table with an adjustable arm for your drinks. Mr. Waiter looks permanently bemused but this is the next best thing if you can’t go all out for catering. You can even sit on him. With a couple of these at your next shindig, you can claim “personal butler attention” on the RSVP only invites.

0 Designer: Jose Jorge Hinojosa Primo

Take Picture, Share Picture

Take Picture, Share Picture

Say Cheese! You’re posing for three pictures at one go. It’s no trick photography but a UCIM Camera hosting three USB ports for three memory sticks. The idea behind this concept is to instantly share the same set of photos with 2 other people using their personal USB sticks. I reckon if this were refined to enable custom photo selects and include video recording, then we’d have a winner. What do you think?

0 Designer: Jung Eun Park

Dustbin of Many Sizes

Dustbin of Many Sizes

The Panel Bin has a metal spiral rib that stretches and adjusts to varying heights for your convenience. Simply line it with a disposable bag and you have a dustbin ready for use. The collapsible nature may be its unique selling point, but for me it’s the flat-pack convenience of storing and transporting that scores brownie points.

0 Designer: Zhejiang University, Inno Lab

Wacky Cuckoo!

Wacky Cuckoo!

As you may already be aware, Little Thoughts Group is holding an exhibition by the name of Imprints: Designing for Memories at the National Museum of Singapore. This project (and one other we wrote yesterday, plus more) are currently up at that museum until January 11th, 2011. Take a look! Take a peek here first, of course. This project goes by the name of Kampong Cuckoo and it’s a clock of memories. It recalls the designers time as a child in 1970′s Singapore, where the sounds of growing up are now instilled inside the clocks works.

0 Designer: Chan Wai Lim of Little Thoughts Group design collective

Wooden Earbuds

Wooden Earbuds

Headphones with a small eco-footprint? Well that’s just crazy! Wait though, looks like there’s something like that right here: “thinksound ts02+mic” – and they say they sound incredible. Made with real wood creating natural resonance and “unparalleled acoustics.” Sounds like some sweetness to me! Even the packaging is made with recycled materials using minimal plastic components. The cables are PVC-free and the wood is chosen from renewable sources. Super!

0 Designer: ThinkSound

Shadows and Light, Walls Delight

Shadows and Light, Walls Delight

Now, I know we’ve posted about some 3D wall panels before, but I don’t think any of them were made by a group that specializes in just that – making your walls spectacularly professional in a way that’s so rare you can’t help but look up in awe of it. These are Dimensional Wall Panels by 3DWalldecor. Each of them is modular, easy to apply, and easy to paint. Light and shadows made for fantastical looks and feels.

0 Designer: 3DWalldecor

Get Yourself An Icon Battery at 10% Off

Get Yourself An Icon Battery at 10% Off

The Icon Battery mania won’t die down! After a successful launch, an awesome giveaway; the Essential TPE team is back offering our readers 10% off. Although they give us five solid reasons to buy the pack, the biggest reason ever is that we are not Paul S., who won the recent giveaway! Jealous much? Get yours here. Promotional period ends December 31, 2010 @ 11:59 pm PST.

0 Designers: Essential TPE

ICONICSTAND, This is Not Shop Class

ICONICSTAND, This is Not Shop Class

In Seoul Korea a small studio called O’LIVEFACTORY is carving out a niche in the market. The brain child, one Kenny Cho, who nearly gave up ID, decided to return to his boyhood dream of designing products in his early retirement. Operating on sustainable practices, their first product is the ICONICSTAND, a desktop iPhone 4 stand made of birch, jointed for landscape and portrait viewing. There’s an option to customize your own icon should the stock ones not suite your fancy. This is a poignant reminder, never give up on your dream.

0 Designer: Young-Gun Cho (aka Kenny Cho)