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

Piano Mode For MP3

Piano Mode For MP3

Most digital players come with an array of bizarre functions, some essential and some of them frivolous. If bizarre is the name of your game, then I’m sure you will appreciate the Piano Silhouette, an MP3 player that comes with a roll-out piano keyboard. So you can listen to music and make some too! For now it only allows you to play along with the music, kinda like reverse karaoke. *But what will be really kickass is if it allows you to record compositions directly to the player.

0 Designer: Jia Peng

No Peeping Tom Over My Shoulder

No Peeping Tom Over My Shoulder

Do you live in a crowded house and suffer from lack of privacy while working? Your lucky day today! Sophie Kirkpatrick has the perfect solution for your plight; The Duplex Workspace Desk. A desk with a hood! Pull it up when you want to shut out the world and concentrate on the task as hand; pull it down when you are ready to mingle.

0 Designer: Sophie Kirkpatrick

Automatic Funnel

Automatic Funnel

UNIECO (Universal – Ecofriendly) is a very smart bottle design for those who use liquid refills like soap, shampoo, lotions etc. Refill packs always work out economical, but the problem with the pouch is the transfer of contents to a bottle without spilling out, especially if the bottle has a small mouth. The UNIECO bottle comes with a reversible silicon rubber flap near the neck. When inverted, the flap becomes a funnel and directs all the liquid straight into the mouth, thus avoiding spills and wastage. Good for butterfingers!

0 Designer: Jinsoo Cho

The Energy Revolution in a Bike

The Energy Revolution in a Bike

Here we go, it’s another revolution. How many revolutions can this world take?! Someday we humans will blow the Earth up. You betcha. Designer Augustin Barbot looks forward to the near future, remembering the Industrial Revolution in the West and envisioning an Energy Revolution for us all! And here, in this vehicle, is that revolution encapsulated. You drink the energy drink and the power comes out! You sit on the “OPEL EWOL”, put the energy of your body in, and SPEED comes out. Hot, futuristic speed.

0 Designer: Augustin Barbot

Kit to Serve Humans

Kit to Serve Humans

Not for cooking! Nay. This kit is for first aid. Lots of first aid! Certainly the most triangular of all the sets that I’ve seen, that’s for sure. This “First Aid Support Kit” by Kristine Erdmann is rough, tough, and full of all the red-and-white gear you’ll need straight out of the trunk (or boot, depending on where you’re coming from) of your auto. This set keeps in mind that the majority of the people who provide fellow citizens with first aid have no idea what they’re doing, and are terrified about it.

0 Designer: Kristine Erdmann

Ropes for Bums

Ropes for Bums

And of course by bums I mean rumps, bottoms, butts, whatever you’d like to call your pillowy hindquarters. You’re about to get held up by some industrial rope design and curly, twisty, lovely wooden beauty. This is “Tensile Furniture” by designer Yoav Reches and it requires no tools to assemble. Made of wood, a tiny bit of metal, and rope, and that’s it. The rope, as guided through a pattern of grooves, gets groovy by holding the whole structure of each bit of furniture here together. Then you sit. No extra intelligence needed, just a little physics knowledge to get you going.

0 Designer: Yoav Reches

Loop Makes The Difference

Loop Makes The Difference

i-sound Transformable Earphones are simple! They are normal earbud-style and they don’t presume that your ear hole will be a perfect fit. Hence they come with a cord-loop that goes around the earlobe. I told you the design was simple and easy to implement, why didn’t Sony or Apple think of this? The earphones that came with my K750i keep falling out!

0 Designer: Yong Lee & i-sound