Eat Where You Please

Eat Where You Please

Recent design graduate Khatija Aslam knows the student life pretty well, especially the mealtimes! Living in dorms, the uninviting cafeteria and the lack of time to actually grab a bite…she’s been there, done that; hence this project! The Dine Away is a lunch box concept that allows you to pack in food and carry it to your comfort place to dine in peace. It’s got everything planned, right from the flatware to the mats. I know some of you could really do with this compact box.

0 Designer: Khatija Aslam

Two Quarters Of A Bike

Two Quarters Of A Bike

TwoQuater is a power-assisted electric bicycle that folds up when necessary. It sources the power from a lithium battery, which housed at the back of the bike in a black case. The power-assist comes into play when riding uphill and during the downhill course it recharges the battery. For a subway ride or up the elevator, the bike folds into half, but if you need to stash it in your car’s trunk or stow it away, it can fold up further to become a quarter of its size.

0 Designers: Various

Diploma In Cord Management

Diploma In Cord Management

Do you have a diploma in appliance management? It’s a new course for silly folks who wrap the electric cord around a hot toaster or kettle, burning out the plastic cover and putting themselves in danger. A candidate for this diploma is my mother, coz she’s always doing such silly things to her appliance, especially when she is stowing away the iron! Dumb, but true! Since course fees are high, I’m gonna ask appliance makers to adopt the E-Line Cord instead, sensible to wrap around a grooved wire, than a hot appliance.

0 Designer: Kim Mi Ran

Briefcase Men and Dream Warriors

Briefcase Men and Dream Warriors

Don’t let me fool you into believing I know exactly what this movie is going to be about – you’re going to be blown far enough away without any of my help. Every once in a great while, a film of such industrial design caliber comes around that we’ve just got to get a piece. Such aesthetic gorgeousness and conceptually constructed lovliness is inside this film that we couldn’t bear to resist. This film is called “Inception” and it’s gonna be put out by Warner Brothers.

0 Designers: Warner Brothers

One Robot Passenger

One Robot Passenger

I don’t know if you know it, but today I got in a car accident. I’m not kidding. For real. In real life, I got in a car accident today. I ran a stop sign like an idiot, not paying attention, like a fool who needed to be separated from his car. Lucky for everyone, noone was hurt. My car may be totalled, but everyone is totally alright. That’s all you’ve got to know about that besides this: you know what would have been helpful? A robot helper. You know what designer Derek Chik Kin Ng has? A car that’s robot compliant, and yes, a robot who fits right there in the seat.

0 Designer: Derek Chik Kin Ng

An Endless Armchair

An Endless Armchair

How long have you been sitting there? Me? About 30 minutes since I sat down here in the seat I’m in. How about if you never want to stop? Here’s something that’ll help you out in that matter. It’s an endless armchair, yeah, it never stops. And it’s never going to stop with a name like “Moebius” – that’s like the term Moebius Strip, which is an object that’s a strip, yeah, the kind that never ends. Kind of sort of like infinity.

0 Designers: Onyx Furniture

20 Best Of Best Red Dot Product Design Winners

20 Best Of Best Red Dot Product Design Winners

Red Dot Design Awards has just announced their Product Design winners. Here is a pick of my favorite 20 of the 45 “Best Of Best” winners, in totally random order. Creative industrial/product design is at its best. Some are inspirational pieces while others are classic originals! Come in and take a look!

0 Designers: Various

Beetle Juice Inspired!

Beetle Juice Inspired!

The onymacris unguicularis is a beetle found in the Namibian desert and has the most unique way of procuring water. Early in the morning, when the dew enriched fog is settled over the dunes, the beetle goes to the peak and positions its body in such a way that it helps in dew formation, and slurps up the water thus formed. Using this technique is the Dew Bank Bottle. It’s made is such a way that the steel body helps to assimilate the morning dew and channel it into the bottle immediately.

0 Designer: Kitae Pak

One Heavy Phone!

One Heavy Phone!

Hello high definition. Four awesome designers bring you an HD cellular / mobile phone with a lovely shape, a flat screen with the highest definition, and most excellently, a fabulous presentation. This is the “Gravity Series” phone concept and it “offers HD technology within the dimensions of your pocket.” Of course, if you’ve got those pants that have the notebook sized pockets, it might be better to go with that, but this one is lighter, despite the title of this post.

0 Designers: L.Doenz, J.Kornauth, T.Weichselbraun, and M.Salesse

Your Whole Wall is a Clock

Your Whole Wall is a Clock

A clock for not just any of your average time enthusiasts – check it out – full wall clock. Always what you’ve wanted, right? Forever? A clock that’s the size of your whole wall? No longer do you need to live in a bell tower to make this dream come true. No gargoyle dreams for you, buddy, no! All’s you need is the “Shadow Clock”, designed by Hanhsi Chen and Chiyu Chen. With the Shadow Clock, all you’re time’s a whole-wall time show. Believe me when I say, full wall display.

0 Designers: Hanhsi Chen and Chiyu Chen

Green Lights Glide on Magnets

Green Lights Glide on Magnets

These automobiles are made to speed. And on the power of magnets, they shall. But how do they work, these cars? Magnets are difficult to understand, right? No way, what are you thinking? This isn’t magic. It’s science! And it’s Chinese! Yes, this car right here is meant to play a large part in the gigantic burgeoning Chinese economy by (in 10-15 years time,) playing a role in the environmental, economic, and cultural wave-like revolution!

I can’t wait!

0 Designer: Rui Guo

Not Your Typical Dishwasher

Not Your Typical Dishwasher

Most dishwashers are the size of a washing machine, taking up as much space. What if you are a small family unit or a singleton? You don’t need such a huge size for 2 plates, a glass and some dishes? The Instant Dishwasher addresses these questions and comes off as this table-top version that integrates comfortably into your kitchen counter. A sliding top reveals a pull-up basket for your dishes, and more importantly it’s placed right next to the sink for easy plumbing and waste disposal.

0 Designer: Robert Lange In Collaboration With Bosch

Light Saber For The Table, With A Digi Frame

Light Saber For The Table, With A Digi Frame

It depends on you entirely, how crazy or clean you keep your workspace. Family pictures, calendars, table lamp etc. require their own nook, thus cramming up the table. For those who can’t do without stuff, you need a table that can conceal the frills, until required. You need the “Hidden Friends”, a table that has a pop-up table lamp (looks like a lightsaber) and a pop-up digital pictureframe concealed into its surface. Clever way of keeping a clutter-free table! But what if you place a book on top of the concealed frame and forget about it?

0 Designer: Son In-ae