Behold! Endless Tea!

Behold! Endless Tea!

This project goes by the name of “Infinitea” and it’s a project to project the awesomeness of tea unto the stars. Made with just stainless steel, Borosilicate glass, magnets, and heat resistant rubber. What this pot does is allow you to see the whole tea-to-boiling-water steeping and unfurling. Where before it was a two step process and not the most fun in the world, now it’s just one. And that one step IS the most fun in the world. Then you get to pour the tea (filtered through the cap) into your cup and drink it, too, bonus!

0 Designers: Jason Valalik and Jae Lee

A Quantitative Tap

A Quantitative Tap

How awesome would it be to have a faucet that pre-measures the amount of water you’d like to come out of it before it comes out of it? Designer Jasper Hou is making that fantasy of cooking pleasure a reality with “No More No Less,” a quantitative tap with pre-control. N.M.N.L. does this with a simple countdown, knowing how much water comes out of the tap on full blast times the amount of time it comes out equals the amount you’ll get. Then there’s an LCD screen for control, temperature, and a 30 second on time.

0 Designer: Jasper Hou

A Random Time

A Random Time

A watch that you place upon your wrist for the purpose of telling the time, but not for time’s sake, for the sake of keeping wonder and playfulness alive. This watch is called “Time Lines” and its apparent improper and random placement of lines in the design create “a dialogue with the clock face,” keeping for itself a unique identity while it tells you when it’s time to go check Yanko for updates.

0 Designer: Denis Guidone for NAVA Design

Union Jack Tap And More Creative Ideas

Union Jack Tap And More Creative Ideas

It’s quite unusual to think of faucets as creative elements, high-end designer goodies – yes, but not creative! Well the Joint Jack Tap Concept breaks that myth with its fun outlook and creativity. Basically it’s just three elements (tap, hot and cold mixers) mounted on spherical joints, allowing you to rotate them in many different ways. “It looks like a group of figures in ancient Russian folk sport “Gorodki” or anti-tank obstacle or British flag (Union Jack) in some positions!” Union Jack is quite amusing…don’t you think?

0 Designer: Andrey Bondarenko for 2-B-2 Architecture

Traffic Lights Gets Smarter

Traffic Lights Gets Smarter

The Control Safety Traffic Light Concept features an LED display that gradually changes the colors from Red to Green, with the Amber (or Yellow) fading in and out; between the changes. Solar panels and a security camera are integrated into the design for obvious reasons, and the whole thing works in conjunction with similarly designed pedestrian lights.

0 Designer: Roberto Vackflores for CRAB Diseño Industria

Courier Delivery Special

Courier Delivery Special

Question: what does a courier delivery guy need for short-distance deliveries? Answer: an easy transport system that will carry his load of parcels and letters, park in a jiffy and be a steady companion. A City Jumper! This is a bike with a front storage box, 24-inch rear wheel, GPRS navigation frame and oodles of style! Since the front box does not rotate with the handlebars, it is easy to maneuver the bike. And for better stability of the bicycle body when parking, the kickstand has been moved towards the front.

0 Designer: Tiancheng Luo

Yellow Shape Above

Yellow Shape Above

In an aim to renew the use of so called traditional materials, designer Rodrigo Vairinhos of Neo Design presents this lovely yellow lamp that goes by the name “Longo.” Look at the elegance! Vairinhos informs us that the creation of this project is ecologically friendly, tying the always classic ceramic with the relatively new excellence of LED light. And it’s not just in yellow! Hooray for white/white, white/black, AND white/yellow.

0 Designer: Rodrigo Vairinhos of Neo Design

Fold Up Plastic City Bike

Fold Up Plastic City Bike

Bike maestro designer Omer Sagiv has another treat for us all. This one goes by the name “ReCycle Me” and is a fold-up plastic city bike. Created using only recycleable moulded plastic, its potential impact on the environment is minimal. It features a single gear system for all you new-age bikers and those with no money for maintenance and a dynamo for powering the lights. Then using the full advantage of injection moulding technology, the bike has front, rear, and inbuilt seat suspensions.

0 Designer: Omer Sagiv

Jacob's Ladder Storage

Jacob’s Ladder Storage

You know those little ladders, the ones made of wood held together with strips of material in a way that if you hold one up, another one goes *cluck cluck cluck* all the way down to the bottom? Well here’s something sort of kind of like that, but this one’s a lot less cluck and a lot more flexible storage solution for the modern home. “Maroma” modular furniture as it’s called is made of plywood and cotton straps, made so that the user is free to configure it however’s most convenient (or fun) for them. Heck, it’d be impossible not to have fun with these. I dare you.

0 Designer: Daniel Romero Valencia

Sound Balls!

Sound Balls!

Here is a sweet alternative to hearing your music on the go, The Ecoball! The portable ball splits into two to reveal speakers and a volume controller. The beauty is that you have the option of solar charging it via the panels integrated into the carry strap. And of course it syncs with your gadget effortlessly to play bombastic music! Definitely picnic material!

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Pour Me Some Light

Pour Me Some Light

Human actions play such a significant role in design; it’s either evident in the form or in the function. In the Pouring Light, the action is evident in the form and is delightfully executed as well! With the motive of giving off “an emotional flow of light”, the lights linger on with a mesmerizing effect thanks to the use of phosphorescence in the “water” part. Yeongwoo suggests the use of LED lights to conserve energy, and my suggestion to him: get this in the market ASAP!

0 Designer: Yeongwoo Kim

Visually Impaired with Fine Hands

Visually Impaired with Fine Hands

A new dimension of sightless awareness equipment. This is the “VIA” Visually Impaired Assistant, a pair of hand-centric devices to make the day of a visually impaired person a whole lot easier. These devices use VMD Video Motion Detection technologies, 4 mini cameras, and a voice operated GPS receiver, all to act as both a walking stick and a mapping system. All the while looking rather fabulous on the hands as sensually molded pieces of jewelry (or “super heavy-duty metal equipment” if you’re too masculine for that sensual “J” word.)

0 Designer: Noam Klopper

Owly Timekeeper

Owly Timekeeper

Clocks, since the sundial, have had that one glaring obstacle they’ve had to hop over: darkness. The sundail’s basically useless, and half the rest of the clocks in the world are pretty close to it. But then there’s the light-up clock. Since we humans set our minds on wanting to work 24 hours a day, we’ve been trying to light up the time. Let me show you the latest in attempts to do that: a clock by Saravanan Nagasundaram, an exercise in both illumination and simplicity.

0 Designer: Saravanan Nagasundaram