Bio Robot Refrigerator

Bio Robot Refrigerator

As promised, here are the details on the Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator, a concept that has been making quite a splash in the blogosphere! In lay terms, the fridge is a concept where the Bio Robot cools biopolymer gel through luminescence. A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot.

0 Designer: Yuriy Dmitriev

First Aid First

First Aid First

Very few designers have ventured forth to re-deign the First Aid Kit. Even the mandatory school projects that my children did was a square, white box with a red cross plastered in the centre. The N. Nursing Kit designed by two talented students from the National Cheng Kung University adds a breath of fresh air to the mundane. If I were to mention the two most innovative items, it’d have to be the curvy scissors and the integrated flashlight.

0 Designers: Sheng-hung Lee & You-Lin Chen

Square Cut Traffic Signs

Square Cut Traffic Signs

When we were Re-learning the Traffic Lights and many feel that re-arranging shapes is not always the answer for good road safety. In situations like fog, poor visibility and rain, road lights like the Light Programmable Road Sign may work better. It employs a LED Video Display, consisting of RGB LEDs with the possibility of reprogramming. Jump in to learn more…

0 Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

Food Cuts with Cute Cups

Food Cuts with Cute Cups

Actually they’re more like tiny bowls. This right here is a fantastic, I daresay essential tool for your kitchen if you’re really into chopping. I’ve got a major love for chopping, most people who love chopped up fruits and vegetables love chopping, we ALL love chopping. So this is the “Bowlboard,” where you can not only chop with ease, you can separate what you’ve chopped with ease into laid-in bowls. Then when they’re full, just lift em out and pour em. Such a brilliant little thing!

0 Designer: Kain Lucas of Ute Australian Design [ Buy it Here ]

D3's Housing Tomorrow Competition 2010 Top 5

D3′s Housing Tomorrow Competition 2010 Top 5

Who loves houses? Everyone. Everyone loves at least the idea of living inside their very own abode. Thusly, since I think you know that everyone also loved competitions, it’s always a fun time to look at the results of a housing design competition. Here’s one! This one’s held yearly by D3 and is called “Housing Tomorrow.” We’ve got the top five concepts right here, all of them housing, all of them hot, all of them architecture-tastic.

0 Designers: Entrants into D3 Housing Tomorrow 2010

Texas Chainsaw Chair Collection

Texas Chainsaw Chair Collection

I hate to be the first to tell you, but making furniture out of the skin and bones of human beings is just flat out illegal. Basically everywhere. So just forget it. What we’ve got here is almost as amazing. A lot less terrifying at least. This is the “Skin-bone Chair Collection” by Lin Jinhong. Made to replicate in a non-grotesque way the skin, muscle, and bone of the body. Not necessarily of a human being, but let’s just say that to make it as amazing as possible.

0 Designer: Lin Jinhong

Skip To More Power

Skip To More Power

Besides being good for your flubber, skipping seems to be a good way for harnessing energy to recharge batteries. I know this idea is not so new; we have seen how jumping a rope can power a torch and juice batteries. However design is not only about problem solving, but also about refining existing solutions, hence the E Rope. Refinement comes in the form of aesthetics and interface. Both look gorgeously done in this one. Moreover, the video says it all…..

0 Designer: Kyung Guk Lee

Bus Stop High On OLED

Bus Stop High On OLED

At least you got decent bus stops in your country, so you got no reason to complain. Look at us, here in the developing world, we are modern enough to have internet at home, but basics like infrastructure and bus stops are totally lacking. So when I see innovation in such fields, I kinda get envious at times. Like, I would love to have a chic looking Inox-O Bench at my bus stop. It’s got fancy OLED screens to illuminate it and give you trivia like temperature and time. A proper shelter from the elements and a safer spot at night.

0 Designer: Jesus Mendoza Castillo

Dish Paws

Dish Paws

Do you have dish paws? Paws that do dishes or any sorts of cleaning in a jiffy. So efficient that you want to have them on all the time, especially if you are a cleanliness freak! Basically we’re looking at mittens with polypropylene woven in a rope form, covering the outer skin. And it’s the whole glove that is being used as a cleaning brush or “Brüsh” as Liang calls it. Special attention has been giving to the pressure points like the tips and the base of the palm (color coded grey). These areas are covered with a harder version of polypropylene to add power to the scrubbing.

0 Designer: Liang Yanjie

The iPad Under Mouse

The iPad Under Mouse

Let me tell you a little bit about what I know of world commerce. There’s information, which travels at the speed of light, then there’s product, which travels at the speed of a van, then a boat, then a van, then a train, then a car. It’s slower than light. This causes a bit of annoyance in the world of electronics and multimedia. Why? Because Russia doesn’t have their iPads yet! So what did the folks at DarkDesignGroup (Russian design group) do?

0 Designer: DarkDesignGroup

Oblique Method in Chair Creation

Oblique Method in Chair Creation

From the pits of imagination comes this! The non-regularly angled chair! Yes, from the bent mind of designer Sung-Hyeop Seo comes this chair whose main objective is to bend regularity just that little bit more than average. Tired of square after square, perfect circle after perfect circle in furniture making, Sung-Hyeop created this chair, the “OBC 01″ to resist! OBC 01 stands for Oblique Chair number one! Design change begins here!

0 Designer: Sung-Hyeop Seo

A Luxurious Undersea Vehicle

A Luxurious Undersea Vehicle

For you, the discerning consumer, here’s the best and newest undersea yacht. What’s that? You say they’ve already invented that? You say it’s called a submarine? You crazy. This is a submarine for people who want a pleasure cruise, not a U-boat can of sardines situation. This sassy lady can run on diesel or switch to electric propulsion. The inner surface is greater than 700mq, which, if you didn’t know, is large enough to have a good time in. Travel above the waves in the nice weather, cruise underneath them when the storms start to stir.

0 Designer: Marina Colombo & Sebastiano Vida

DIY Player

DIY Player

Simply called the DIY Player, this device is quite intriguing. The concept is simple, we as humans lust for a lot of shiny gadgets and hunger for innovation. DIY Player combines our greed for Cell phones, PMPs, gaming consoles and other such gadgets into one. It comes with a base screen and has detachable modules to it. Hook up the keypad to make it a phone or swap it for the gaming controls. Awesome idea, neat renders and a whole lot of imagination going on here!

0 Designer: Shao Wen