Plexiglass Trap!

Plexiglass Trap!

It seems like every once in a while there’s a big slew of illusion-based designs that come through. Remember that 2-legged table? Me either. Here’s something like it though, in the two leg department. It’s both the Magica (black) and the Magica2 (white), coming at you with two legs, wait! No! Four legs?! What in the world? Oh I see what you did there.

0 Designer: Davide Conti

Carbonless and Twistable

Carbonless and Twistable

You’re riding your bike through the mountains. You hit a bump. Your water bottle flies out, jumps off a cliff, and you’re left to want for water the rest of your journey. What SHOULD you have done? You should have gotten this “Anyway” bottle cage designed by Ian Hsu. Know why? The Anyway is made of non-carbon fiber material that not only looks fabulous, but is both lighter and more rigid than the competition.

0 Designer: Ian Hsu for T-One

Firefighters 1, Fires 0

Firefighters 1, Fires 0

Based on the IFEX 3000, the HPI 1000 Impulse Gun is designed for fast and effective control of small fires. With 25 bars of pressure, 1 liter of water can accelerate to over 400 km/h atomized through a special membrane. The high exit velocity enables deep penetration into a fire, curbing the heat within. Bad ass! If only I could get this for the next company water gun fight.

0 Designer: Jan Thinius

Space Saving Kitchen Table

Space Saving Kitchen Table

The Cook n’ Roll is super compact but has all the necessary equipment for basic food prep and cleanup – cooktop, dishwasher, sink, oven, storage and sanitizer. The sliding top is inductive  and can opened to reveal a sink basin. Not sure where the water comes from without plumbing but it magically appears with touch controls. The top itself rests moves thru a negative ion slate to sanitize, just like the nano coated jungle of spikes that holds the dishes.

0 Designer: Zivile Januskaityte

Orbital Force In Washing Clothes

Orbital Force In Washing Clothes

What are your steps for laundry at home? Sorting clothes in separate baskets, loading the washer with the first batch and then adjusting the detergent…finally get the washed batch out into a basket and dry em up. Load the next! How about cutting a few steps in the process, revamping the concept of washing machines and getting you an Orbital? The machine-drum here is the basket…two baskets actually, white for the whites and blue for the color clothes.

0 Designer: Tiffany Roddis

Fold The iPad Or Double The iPhone To Get A Link

Fold The iPad Or Double The iPhone To Get A Link

That would be my simple explanation for the Intel Link Concept Phone. Easy and simple, the idea exploits the benefits of smartphones, computers and notebooks and linking them together in a dual screen phone. As the twins explain it (Mark n David are twins!) “Link with a dual screen allows for unique interaction while being in constant contact with a partnering notebook, utilizing the notebooks processing power, hard drive and software. The hand set has back to back screens, offering unique scope of interactivity.” Sweet!

0 Designers: Mark Law & David Law for Particle Design

Only the Flyest Hanging

Only the Flyest Hanging

You know you’ve got to hang your clothes up when you want to attain full fashion victory, right? Well you DO. And to do it, you’ve got to have the most flight-ready hangers. There is only one way. The “Hangar” hanger from Chetan Sorab. It’s shaped like an airplane. Inspired from early World War aircraft, made mostly for kids, but also for me, because I love it.

0 Designer: Chetan Sorab of Epicenter Design

One Frame to Many Frames

One Frame to Many Frames

Over the past few years, digital photo frames have become a rather popular gift to be given to friends and family at holidays, a staple to be kept in living rooms around the world, a great way to show entire albums at once for all walks of life. But up until now each of these frames has only been able to work on their own. How would you like to have a modular system of these frames, able to work in tangent with one another, all in-box ready to use at your command?

0 Designers: Liang Yanjie and Joanne Tan

A Shelf of Division

A Shelf of Division

For there was a need to separate items upon a shelf, and there was need for the shelf itself, there was, thustly, the “Separation Shelf.” Designers Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger have created this lovely modular shelving system for couples of people living together in slightly separated space. A 2.5m oak lumber board with grooves ever 10cm, held up by a possible four metal supporters that also act as hangers for thangs below.

0 Designers: Shay Carmon & Ben Klinger

Lights By The Morning Dew

Lights By The Morning Dew

I am by no means a rugged person. I don’t particularly enjoy being “outdoorsy”. I’m the kind of person that overpacks and overcompensates for all possible scenarios, one of which is getting lost. The Dewlighting (should be called Dew Light) is designed for such a scenario. You can use it as a battery powered torch light or hang it to provide ambient lighting. When hung, a flexible sack can be unfurled to collect water droplets. I like the idea although this relies on only getting lost in a humid area.

0 Designers : Sae Hee Lee, Sungjae Lee, & Hyemi Lee

Squishy Controls

Squishy Controls

Flora presents a unique perspective on remote controls. The silicone outer shell responds to pressure and tension by squeezing and pulling it. The inputs translate into different commands when navigating data on a computer. The center contains a small touchscreen for gesture input. The design needs major work but the concept is interesting. Color me intrigued.

0 Designer: Khatija Aslam

Good Things In Small Packages

Good Things In Small Packages

Economic sense always guides me to buying refill pack for toiletries as they work out much cheaper. However I’m forced to buy the more-expensive-pint-sized version for my travels as smaller bottles are convenient to carry. The Shower Plus comes like a god-sent resolve because of its size and packaging. The secure lock system ensures no leaks, so accidents of shampoo or lotions mixing with clothes seem impossible! The thoughtful suction tab on one face makes its wall-mount in a jiffy. Rarely do we get the perfect combo utility, form and function!

0 Designer: Jin Chang-soo

Disposable Printer

Disposable Printer

The Instant Cartridge Printer is an awesome idea modeled on the lines of how disposable cameras are dispensed. The plan is to buy a cartridge printer off the shelf, according to the paper size you plan on using. Related info like print speed, print resolution and color is provided on the packaging itself. The designers try and bring in an eco-angle by using recyclable paper for the milk-box packaging and recyclable parts. However the printer is powered by an internal battery & hooks to the device and comp via USB.

0 Designers: Yuexun Chen & Chia-Chen Hsiao