What Do FIFA Referees Lack? Third Eye

What Do FIFA Referees Lack? Third Eye

It only takes a stinky fish to dirty the entire pond, and this year FIFA has 2 fishes tainting their image. To rub salt over our wounds Sepp Blatter apologizes but still says FIFA has reservations over incorporating technology into the sport. I have only two words for him: England and Mexico! Even a money-spinning sport like cricket has adopted the third umpire into the game, because we are only HUMANS! FIFA too needs a “Referee Third Eye”.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Water Droplets, Fascinating and Magnetic!

Water Droplets, Fascinating and Magnetic!

Fridge magnets is a design industry by itself. I have a cousin who has covered the entire door with cool collectables from around the world. Waterdrop Magnet is a surreal representation of water drops and most definitely belongs to the ‘Wall of Fame’! Prime for holding up Junior’s school artwork and A-grade report card! Also an alternative for post-it notes!

0 Designer: Sangwoo Nam

Jumping Jack’s Flashy Shoes

Jumping Jack’s Flashy Shoes

Le Parkour is an extreme sport where the participant keeps moving from point A to B in a rapid fluid motion, overcoming obstacles like concrete walls, stairways, rooftops etc. Since a limited people practice this urban sport (not all of us can move our tub of lard with such agility), finding appropriate footwear is always a problem. The 980 TATOU is a specialized shoe designed for this sport that offers better customization than normal running shoes. It’s not for your lemon-spoon race!

0 Designer: Annika Lüber

Gadget Table Cocktail

Gadget Table Cocktail

There used to be a time when a calculator was the only gadget at home, but now the scenario includes an entourage of multi-media products that we can’t live without. Taking cue from the automotive industry where seamless gadget integration is an integral part of the interior design, Philippe Barsol gives us the @home Coffee Table, which reciprocates the function at home. Blending gadgets into the home decor, this table effortlessly integrates mobilephone, laptop, memory stick, external hard drive, remote controls, cameras etc. within its niche spaces.

0 Designer: Philippe Barsol

Raise Your Spatula High

Raise Your Spatula High

Or better yet, let the spatula raise its own arm up in to the sky. Holla at the sun! Hooray for cleanliness! That’s what you’ll have when you’ve got this amazingly simply innovated-upon set of utensils has just one combo that noone else has got: a weight and a small pillar. With the weight and the stand, you’ll never have a mess in your kitchen again. …at least as a result of your spatula.

0 Designer: Gillian Westley [Buy them Here]

This Ring Caves

This Ring Caves

The brilliance is the top priority here. That diamond’s got to shine, got to shine, got to shine. Sparkles will be had aplenty when you’ve got this momma on. This is the Solitaire Reflect Refraction Engagement Ring by Paul Cremoux W., and it’s just gorgeous. Not only is it fantastically rapid prototyped with 18K gold and a Rodio metal ultra reflective finish, it’s sculpted to the proportions of the gods. The gods of science!

0 Designer: Paul Cremoux W.

Braille Ball for All to Learn

Braille Ball for All to Learn

The Braille system of raised-dots writing has always mystified me. It seems like so much magic that a person can read words and sentences by feeling bumps on a page. But it works. It exists and it is widespread. Braille dots can be found all around the world, in public and private places in every city. It COULD be more useful than it already is, but one of the largest problems in the way of this reality is the amount of people who haven’t learned to decipher the system. Danielle Pecora’s here to rectify that with a bit of fun.

0 Designer: Danielle Pecora

Magic Orange, But Not Fruity

Magic Orange, But Not Fruity

Media centers are supposed to be the hubs of our living rooms – at least that’s what many tech companies are hoping for but the overly complicated GUIs and slap dashed boxed components of computer parts makes them less than user friendly for the average consumer. The Magic Orange concept aims to simplify and organize all in a sculptural package that looks lifted out of some alien world.

0 Designer: Jerome Olivet

Serendipitous Curiosity

Serendipitous Curiosity

Serendip is a portable device that helps you explore the world in a… for the lack of a better word, serendipitously. The design revolves around personalization and interaction. There’s a small screen, a wireless communication aspect and a camera. The user is to go around snapping, recording and cataloging everything. The skin even changes in pixel density to represent how much memory is left.

0 Designer: Thomas Troch

Adidas Automotive Industry

Adidas Automotive Industry

United Kingdom designer Chris Duff reminds us of our potential future, the one where the entire world is run by several parent corporations, most of them once small, direct idea-drivin groups, now just a name. Or is that the present? This project presents a future in which the sneaker brand Adidas will produce automotive vehicles. This project is called “Adidas Mobility” and gives us the first roller, a lightweight adaptable vehicle to epitomize the former shoe brand, current world brand.

0 Designer: Chris Duff

Plastic Beach Sucka

Plastic Beach Sucka

When the Gorillaz put out their newest album, “Plastic Beach,” did you know what they were talking about with the title? Do you know what the plastic beach is? It’s an occurrence in the sea where garbage from every direction comes together to form an island of trash. The largest of these islands sit in the Pacific Ocean, the same location where this project by Electrolux, “Vac from the Sea,” aims to turn that garbage back upon itself. Yes, they’ll be transforming these floating conglomerates of plastic back into something useful – vacuum cleaners!

0 Designer: Electrolux

Story Of Needles And Thread

Story Of Needles And Thread

Call it the aging process or lack of dexterity, but there will come a time when threading the needle will become a difficult task! That’s the time “Little Helper” will be the real help in getting the job done. No automatics or robotics here, but simply a magnifying glass that fits neatly into the center of the thread spool so that you can magnify the eye of the needle and thread it conveniently.

0 Designers: Chugunnikov Alexey and Alexander Trofimenko

Digital Picture Now Comes Stamped

Digital Picture Now Comes Stamped

Why would you want a digital camera that doubles up as a rubber stamp? Why? The answer is simple….just for fun! As of now digicams offer a variety of options and modes (sepia, landscape etc.) to take pictures and edit them. Stampy Digital Camera gives you the option of creating a rubber-stamp version of your photograph, so that you stamp it onto any sheet of paper or surface. If you ask me, the best way to tweak this concept will be to have it stamp out pictures in multi colors instead of the single red. What do you think?

0 Designer: Jinhee Kim