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Roomba Watch Out

Roomba Watch Out

The All-In-One Robot Cleaner is a stick vac carrying a passenger with a mind of its own. Like any good stick vac, you’ve got something easy to push around. But if you’re feeling particularly Jetson’s like, a robot slides down and does the vacuuming for you, ala Roomba. For serious tho, I want this NOW. I’m sure the robot amidship will throw off the center of gravity but nothing a couple months of R&D couldn’t figure out.

0 Designers: In-oh Yoo & Sun-woong Oh for Metatrend Institute

Hello Stranger!

Hello Stranger!

‘Hello Stranger’ is a collection of interactive public objects that clamp to existing infrastructure. Fences, benches, lamp posts and railings. Unlike typical municipal furniture these objects are flexible, tactile and playful. The objects are also open to a degree of interpretation. But whether they are used to ‘frame’ an impromptu photo opportunity or to create and highlight points of focus in the landscape, the ultimate purpose of the objects is to get people talking.

0 Designer: Michael Antrobus

G.D. Health Fading Fast

G.D. Health Fading Fast

Running out of time! Death is coming to get me! That’s exactly what you think when you work for hours and hours and hours on project after project, be you a graphic designer, industrial designer, interior designer, exterior designer, whatever! Now. How can one solve such a problem of melting into the seat we sit in all day long? Exercise of course. But what one to do! If only there were a sort of Twister-esque… clock!

0 Designer: Nurcan Durmaz

The Big Swoop Chair

The Big Swoop Chair

You’ll be rocking in this. When I first looked at it, I thought it was a giant Pringles chip. But it’s not! And it’s no less tasty! It’s beautiful and innovative too, incase you hadn’t already guessed. It’s designed and crafted in Northumberland, England* by the excellent Jolyon Yates. This chair is known as the “Breeze” or aka “Savannah Rocker III”, whichever slips off your lips easier. Surely your tongue is already replicating the shape of the chair.

Have a sit!

0 Designer: Jolyon Yates

Thin When Empty

Thin When Empty

It’s just an idea that can get better if refined; I’m talking about the Hungry Batteries. They’re not any power-chomping monsters, but rechargeable batteries that get slimmer and slimmer as they run out of juice. Essentially providing you a visual aid to indicate recharging time! The highlight being, easy removal from the cramped confines of a battery-house. No news on what kind of materials to be used for the casing, but I guess some kinda foam / sponge will do.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Paint Like a Rollerpro!

Paint Like a Rollerpro!

It slices, it dices, it cuts pizza into fifteen bits! It’s the “Delux Paint Pod Micro!” WAIT that can’t be right. Ok it’s called the “DUlux Paint Pod Micro.” Ohhh ok. What does it do? It paints with automatic rollers. Simply insert the 250ml cartridge of paint into the handle and presto! Ready to go. Press the thumb delivery button and the flow of paint begins. Flowing paint, lovely roller, covered wall. You’re good to go.

0 Designer: David Boyce

An SLR That’s Easy On The Face

An SLR That’s Easy On The Face

As far as tech concepts are concerned we see most designers lure in as many specs as possible, just to make the gadget geeky enough for the pros. The Sony Alpha SLR Concept promises no high-funda tech-specs and simply addresses the issue of ergonomics. The theory being that a flat back on any camera is a pain on the wrist and facial features like nose-protrusion and chubby-cheeks! Solution: Sony Alpha – featuring a slanted rear. The tilted back is easy on the wrist and face.

0 Designer: Abel Verdezoto I.

Ballerina Bathtub

Ballerina Bathtub

Ballerine is a creative combination of a single bathtub and a free standing shower cabin. The integrated shower head functions as a bath faucet and a shower disc. It’s installed on a flexible arm which easily adjusts to any height and allows you to set the intensity of the water stream and direction. The flexible arm is constructed of an adjustable nylon-silicon surface. Once activated, the frame stiffens like a backbone. If you’ve ever wanted to live out your dream as a tiny ballerina inside a music box, here you go.

0 Designer: Gustaw Lange

Sense Under Water

Sense Under Water

Immersed Senses is the ultimate gadget must have for any underwater explorer. The helmet changes the way a diver sees, hears, and breathes in what normally is a not-so-friendly environment. Nearly made up of entirely glass and LED lights, the most interesting tidbits are the heads up displays giving you up-to-the-second GPS enabled maps, and the unique electrolysis reactor that extracts oxygen right from sea water. Water leaks are prevented by silicone that bonds the helmet to the skin. I want one!

0 Designer: Adam Wendel

Shake Up Some Music

Shake Up Some Music

Relax, work, party or play; whatever your mood for music, imagine controlling the flow with a gesture alone. No shuffle or playlists required, just a good old SHAKE! I’m talking about the flOw, an interactive set of soft silicone speakers that respond to your vigor by choosing the tracks on your iPod and playing them. So if a bunch of friends are around and you shake the speakers hard and fast, expect some Rocking Music!

0 Designer: David Boyce

Now Stretch To Wake Up

Now Stretch To Wake Up

We’ve asked you to stand up, smell and retrieve a ball, just to wake up! You folks have willingly complied, so are you up for another challenging wake-up call? STRETCH! Simple arms action that arouses you from slumber! Let me explain: the Stretching Clock is an alarm integrated into your pillow. To turn the buzzer off, you need to tug at the “arms” of the pillow; just like you’re stretching out with a good yawn. Novel idea for the kids room, but for grownups like me the buzzing Blowfly works best!

0 Designer: Seung-hee Ryu

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

Boo to you, you-land-polluting-extra-plastic STRAW! We don’t need you!

Not a great slogan for the green-brigade, but most definitely do-able. Ditch the straw and have the drinks-packs include an “Internal Straw”. A neatly folded layer of the box itself becomes the pipe to sip your drinks from. Simple, easy and GOOD!

0 Designer: Kyung-soo Park