Keep Your Insect Self Safe

Keep Your Insect Self Safe

You’re climbing up a mountain, right? Me too. You’re climbing up a mountain and you’re thinking about all the granola you’ve got back there on you back, in your backpack. You think, gosh, what if a giant bird comes swooping down on me and sinks its huge talons into my pack, totally ripping and spilling all of my granola? What then? Disaster. No more granola! What should you do? Get a new pack. Get this one. It’s called the “Bug”, and it’s made with a 3mm thick plastic shell.

0 Designer: Martin Hercik of Koox Design

Projector Camera Smily Face

Projector Camera Smily Face

Don’t let the designer fool you, it’s THREE things in one. This is “Pico,” a projector/video camera, two in one. The third thing is the cuteness. It has a camera for an eye, a projector for another eye, and a microphone for a smile. And what’s that? It’s got fold-out feet so it can stand on its own? Oh my goodness yes. It also has the ability to plug a tripod into it, but that’s neither here nor there. Isn’t this little guy just the most precious thing you’ve ever seen?

0 Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee

Disposable Fine Dining

Disposable Fine Dining

Let me show you a little bridge. Not across a body of water, but across lifestyles, functionalities, and coffee cups. Keeping in mind the Fast Food and reactionary Slow Food movements in dining, designer Kimming Yap created this completely disposable set of fine dining dinnerware. It’s called “Lugum” and it consists of an espresso cup, cappuccino cup, wine cup, shot cup, dish plate, and soup bowl. Designed with a wall thickness of 1.5mm and no undercuts for thin-gauge thermoforming manufacturing process.

0 Designer: Kimming Yap for Creativeans

Who Needs A Diamond When You...

Who Needs A Diamond When You…

Not impressed with diamonds or carat size? The M3 and M4 rings might appeal to you. Each stainless steel screw is set in sterling silver, cut to reveal the screw threads. It’s even removable should you suddenly need a screw in that size for some emergency. Screwdriver not included.

0 Designer: The National Design Collective

Pouring Made E-Z

Pouring Made E-Z

E-Z is a flap kinda attachment that you slip on the rim of a wide-mouthed pot or shallow pans so that you can pour the liquid contents into a bowl or utensil without spilling over. I can very well see myself using this aid when I try and pour out oil from my kadhai after a batch of deep frying. For some odd reason skillets, shallow pans and the more traditional kadhai & wok don’t have that required nip-in-the-mouth for pouring out hot liquids sans spills. It’s almost as if their design-evolution has stagnated….maybe this can inspire one of you to recreate a new design!

0 Designers: William Thompson & Alex Thompson

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

Nightlight Simplified With Touch

The Senzo Nightlight is a very sweet intuitive light that is fitted on the wall, 80 centimeters above the floor. This specific position is so that both children and adults can touch it conveniently in the darkness. Let me explain, at night if you don’t have the lights on, you usually reach out to feel for the walls to get your bearings and then move forward. Fingertips skimming the walls till you reach the door, that’s the inspiration behind this design. So as you walk past touching the tube, a soft lighting follows you.

0 Designers: Soledad Clavell and Marcos Madia

Roly Poly Iron Part Two

Roly Poly Iron Part Two

I’ve been watching BBC’s The Genius of Design and it has totally re-educated my perspective of the Industrial Design profession. The genius of design is in offering solutions to a problem in such a way that they don’t compromise on our routine habits. The other aspect of designing that I understood was that it’s not wrong for designers to try and improvise an existing solution, with their own perceptions. Usually I disregard a design submission that is very similar to a published post, but this time around I want to bring out the two and spark a debate on the design challenge.

0 Designers: Various

Robots Save Earth

Robots Save Earth

Science Fiction has been less-than-kind when it comes to giving robots an environmentally friendly outlook. Robots are supposed to destroy the world, not save it, right? Nay. Nay I say. And so also says Anna-Karin Bergkvist, designer of this tree planting robot. Reforestation on the horizon, that’s what this robot says. Four legs, extendable planting arm, and planting head. That’s what we’ve got here. One green robot walker.

0 Designer: Anna-Karin Bergkvist

Where's My Water?

Where’s My Water?

Have you ever come up on a faucet and thought – wait a second, where are the faucet handles? How does this work? Even after years and years of motion-sensor technology being embedded in faucets in malls and restaurants the world over? Designer Daniel David Sutherland sees this problem too. Convenience should be intuitive, right? In order to convey instantly the way this new faucet works, Sutherland placed a human hand impression right in the center of the bowl.

0 Designer: Daniel David Sutherland

Deez Nuts

Deez Nuts

A studio project that ended up challenging the way we crack a nut, redefining the idea of a nutcracker. The conventional nutcracker tool places a huge strain on the hands when in use, with sometimes non too satisfactory results. This Nutcracker! addresses the issue with the idea of a falling weight to crack the nut open. Really fun to use and squirrel approved.

0 Designer: Tan Jun Yuan

QWERTY Keyboard For iPhone, For Real!

QWERTY Keyboard For iPhone, For Real!

I’ve always had a problem with typing fast and accurately with my iPhone, and like most Indian users who use local lingo in our English messages; the auto dictionary for misspellings is no help. So it had to be a fellow Indian to come up with an alternate solution. A QWERTY Keyboard that slides over the iPhone, guarding its edges and syncing in well! The slick body docks in the phone and auto disables the virtual keyboard. An external jack hooks into place, at the bottom of the keys for charging the phone.

0 Designer: Altamash Jiwani

Fritters Frying Fury Now Tamed

Fritters Frying Fury Now Tamed

The Hand Guard is a protective silicon cover for your hands, to be used when you’re cooking. For the love of French fries, I’d use this more while deep frying! The oil splutters tend to create havoc with your skin, especially if you’re in the cooking profession and at it all the time. A simple funnel-shaped cover fits over the equipment and covers quite a bit of your hand. The USP is that you can use the cover with almost any sized spoon, ladle, chopstick or tongs; without hampering your cooking maneuvers. Simple and functional!

0 Designer: Moon Sheen Hyeon

Steady Support For iPad Sketching

Steady Support For iPad Sketching

The rounded form of the iPad gives it a very sleek look, but may not the ideal form when using it as a sketch pad on the table. The iSketch offers a snug-fitting protective support for the device, plus doubles up as a powermat for charging it. The accompanying sketch pen and plenty of sketching apps make it feel like creative-utopia for the moment, but only time and a real-life product review will tell if it’s worth the effort or not!

0 Designer: Psychic Factory