Saved By The Jesus Cross

Saved By The Jesus Cross

It’s a wicked world out there on the internet and everyday a new virus keeps surfacing, ready to harm your system. What’s creepy is that new ways of spreading mayhem keep cropping up. If it’s not via files, then sharing disks and USBs cripple our computers. U + USB Hub and Disk Scanner works in tandem with popular virus protecting software to safeguard your hardware. Literally saved by the Cross!

0 Designer: Wu Jiang

That's No Record Player

That’s No Record Player

That’s a “Playlist Player,” made by designer Martin Skelly to bring the digital back to the roots of the tree, the vinyl record. I’m not going to sit here and tell you how much better vinyl sounds than other music, or how much more awesome records are than anything else. You already know that! What Martin Skelly is here to tell you is – listen to your music start to finish, in a record player setting, with the ability to spill beer on it. That is the gosh-honest truth, for real!

0 Designer: Martin Skelly

Like a Car Jet

Like a Car Jet

How much money you got? Enough to fix the grammar in that sentence? I thought so. You need a luxury aircraft. Let’s talk about not one, but two, here right now. The BMW company has a group called DesignworksUSA which designs fabulous aircraft like the “Embraer Phenom 100″ and 300. We’re about to talk about them right now. They’re little powerhouses that Tony Stark wouldn’t have a problem rolling out in. Check em out.

0 Designer: BMW Group DesignworksUSA

Soopa Downhill

Soopa Downhill

How fast would you like to go downhill, head first, on two wheels? Pretty much super fast? I’ve got something for you right here. It’s called the “Soopa Scoota” and it’s designed by a designer by the name of Liron Bobrov. And it’s wild. It’s made specifically for “extreme sport lovers.” I do wonder if that means two people who are very in love with one another who like to make that love physical while rolling down a hill really fast, or if it means people who go to the x-games?

0 Designer: Liron Bobrov

Friday Giveaway: Kisses CD Rest Hamper by DesignK

Friday Giveaway: Kisses CD Rest Hamper by DesignK

Life doesn’t need to be complicated with eccentric gadgets, sometimes a simple Kiss will do! Sweet Kisses for your CD in a special hamper of 4 Kisses CD Rest is what ONE lucky winner will get. Simply tell me which frequently used CD will pucker up on your Kiss CD Rest, and if I’m impressed with your choice, you’ll win this 4 Kiss-set special!

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Turn Trash To Cash: Enter The Inhabitat Spring Greening Design Competition

Turn Trash To Cash: Enter The Inhabitat Spring Greening Design Competition

Are you up for a challenge? Inhabitat is hosting its annual Spring Greening Design Competition and is expecting you to enter it with an awesome / inspiring DIY “Green” project. Earn brownie points for being crafty and creative; send them pictures of your “trash into treasure” projects and win some sweet Inhabischwag, and a $250 gift certificate to the Inhabitat shop! Inhabitat will also publish your works on their site! Details can be found here. Hurry coz very few days left!

0 Contest Closes: Monday, May 3rd 11:59pm EST

Motorized Bodyboard To Save Lives

Motorized Bodyboard To Save Lives

I’m not a beach/ocean person so I’m not even going to pretend I understand the needs of people who are. Fact of the matter is the ocean is a dangerous place and in a life or death situation, every second counts. The Titus is a motorized bodyboard designed to quickly skim the water with rider laying stomach down on top. The entire enclosure and simple propeller based propulsion system are designed to be environmentally friendly. I don’t know any life guards or coast marine operators but do you guys like this concept?

0 Designer: Marco De Santi

That Is So Cool

That Is So Cool

Pun intended of course. Some would say the struggle between man and ice cube trays is a silly one. It’s not that hard to extract a cube, I mean ice is slippery. The question is how can it be better? The QuickSnap looks like an ordinary tray but there are quick release tabs on the underside. Simply press the tab and BOOM (like Steve Jobs), the corresponding cube slips out of its cubby. Current score? Man = 2, Ice Cube Trays = 1. I win.

0 Designer: Graeme Davies for Joseph Joseph

Great Balls of Water!

Great Balls of Water!

Plastic water bottles are sooo 2009. What’s now and wow in H2O delivery is the OVO by designer Manuel Desrochers. Inspired by the successful AQUAOVO, Manuel takes a more transparent approach to filtered water housing design. Water is already front and center in our daily lives, so why not make it front and center in our kitchens? Made of glass and environmentally friendly BPA-free recyclable resins, this water dispenser can also dispense more festive liquids for parties and social occasions.

0 Designer: Manuel Desrochers

Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

The BrainWave is a desktop microwave that will come in handy for workaholics and bookworms, who can’t seem to tear themselves away from their computer screens. The appliance works with the C8 port connected to the mains and is controlled through a computer application connected via USB. A RFID-tagged plastic spoon comes along with specially packaged meals and scanning the tag transmits the meal info to the microwave. This in turn auto sets the heating time.

0 Designer: Stephen Richard Gates

Digits On The Side

Digits On The Side

When it comes to pointing out flaws in the layout of a laptop keyboard, the missing Number Keys on the side is one of the biggest. Since it’s a laptop we are talking about, the solution obviously has to be a compact, portable one. So how about the Key Mouse? A Bluetooth mouse that hides a number pad underneath a retractable hood! Hood down and it’s a curvy grip for the mouse; hood up and you can crunch the numbers; simple!

0 Designer: Sun Lihui

A Single Sheet Seat

A Single Sheet Seat

Don’t you just love it when something seemingly complicated turns out to be made out of one brilliantly folded piece of material? Well you’re in luck, there’s one of those sorts of things sitting in this post right here! It’s the “Faltsessel,” aka folded lounge chair, and it’s made from one single piece of aluminum, folded ever-so precisely into a lined chair defined by its bend edges. Manufactured in Germany, where they also offer it covered in three different kinds of buffalo skin.

0 Designer: Von Arne Amtsfeld for DUA

Travel Scale

Travel Scale

This project goes by the name “Weight2Go” and it’s made for you folks who just need to get the weight of items on an everyday basis, in the streets! If you’ve got a gigantic box, how do you weigh it? Your bathroom scale isn’t going to work, man. It just ain’t gonna do anything for ya. So you need something else. How about you take the scale apart? All four feet, keep them, the readout meter, keep that, throw everything else out! And you’ve got this set of excellence right here.

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han