Broken Wings - Part 2

Broken Wings – Part 2

An extension to the earlier Comfort Cast, the Air Cast is directed towards those who are avid MTB bikers and like to challenge the mountains. Truth is, you can use this cast in any situation, just keep it handy and wrapped round your bicycle.

0 Designers: Kyuho Song, Joongu Kim & Edo Kim

Configuring The Modular Lights

Configuring The Modular Lights

It is nice to see some clean lines and minimal wires in a lamp. The P.Lamp’ is an easy to assemble modular pendant lamp. It does away with the exposed wires and completes the circuits just by the connection between lamps. Slim, sleek and very chic!

0 Designer: Ivan Zhang

New Wave Minimalist Handle

New Wave Minimalist Handle

If you’re looking to give your kitchen or bathroom cabinets a minimalist facelift, then look no further than the Noma handle by Viefe! With a slim profile of just 1.2mm thick aluminum, it’s the next best thing to a built-in recessed handle and almost completely unnoticeable. Its elegant wave form is easy to grip with the fingertips and can be positioned on the sides or top depending on the users preference.

0 Designer: Viefe

Amazing Inflatable Tents!

Amazing Inflatable Tents!

Campers know that to find the right tent it’s gotta be sturdy, reliable, lightweight, highly durable, thoughtfully shaped for strength and should feel just right. Well, look no further because here are not 1… not 2… but 3! They’re based on a specific molecular structure called “diamond grid’ made of air beams built with a resistant double-layer construction and extra airtight thermoplastic urethane bladder that keeps air inside for a long time. Introducing, The Cave, The Wedge and Mavericks. My fave: the Cave! Check em’ out!

0 Designer: Frackenpohl Poulheim for Heimplanet

Modular Tools for Micro Spaces

Modular Tools for Micro Spaces

Getting bored of heavy traditional hand tool clutter? Switch out your piles and piles of different tools for Modular Hand Tools! This innovative set consists of modular pieces to create various tool combinations. Choose from a selection of easy-grip rubber handles and simply snap on the desired head piece. Better yet, when you’re finished they nest into a handy upright stand that keeps things organized while saving space. Whether it’s light gardening or quick fixes, it’s the perfect replacement set for small spaces. 

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

Rings of Saturn On Your Wrist

Rings of Saturn On Your Wrist

One look at this timepiece’s outer rings and you’ll see why it’s named Saturn. Its unique digital display rides through time by propelling its hours and minutes through black segments. The hour can be deciphered from an outer ring of 12 segments and minutes from an inner ring of 60 segments. Now available in polished silver. Get it here!

0 Designer: ZIIIRO

Keep On Running

Keep On Running

The Wheel is a dynamic washing machine concept that works like a treadmill and uses human kinetic power. Combining health with purpose is a great combination and perhaps the biggest USP of this project. As a crossover between a gym bike and a washing machine, the setup is ideal to ensure that we stick to our exercise routine. In short – no running, no clean clothes – sort of!

0 Designer: Si Hyeong Ryu

Home For The Homeless

Home For The Homeless

By day, the Homeless Haven is like any regular park bench and by night it can transform into a temporary shelter. Designed like an expanding accordion, the bench simply elevates and extends into a cozy shelter, giving refuge from the elements. Smart!

0 Designers: Ke Wan, Xiaohua Ma, Xing Guo & Qingxiang Zhu

Multifunctional Moon-like Lighting

Multifunctional Moon-like Lighting

Subinay Malhotra’s No.22 lighting series merges natural shapes and materials with modern multifunctional technology to form a collection that’s as organic as it is other-worldly. Crafted from lightweight gypsum, each design can be used a table, floor or pendant lighting accent… but it’s really what’s inside that counts. Aside from efficient LEDS, each is embedded with not only the latest wireless technology to be controlled via a smartphone app, but a Bluetooth hard drive for a secret data storage solution. Forget the cloud, save your stuff in the moon!

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

More than a Bike Bell

More than a Bike Bell

We’ve all forgotten where we parked the car at some point, but if you’ve ever forgotten where you’ve locked up your bike then you know it can be an even worse nightmare trying to find it! No alarm to trigger. Hard to spot amongst other bikes. Not fun! Until now… the 24h FROLIC: Bluetooth Bike Bell + App is an ingenious addition to your bicycle that’s actually a GPS locator in disguise. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy tech to pair with your phone. Once the signal has been broken it pins your bike’s location on a map. Just pull up the app to locate!

0 Designer: Andrew Spitz & Ruben van der Vleuten

Perfectly Warm Cup

Perfectly Warm Cup

The Inex is a curious form for a cup. It sports a handle that is rounded up like a cover. I can picture me warming my hands with a hot cuppa java, sitting in front of the fireplace…however its summers now, so the heat is kinda evaporating that vision. Maybe I should revisit this design in winters; what do you say?

0 Designer: Joon Kim

IDSA 2014 International Conference, The Exchange at Austin Texas

IDSA 2014 International Conference, The Exchange at Austin Texas

Get ready for some good times this August; IDSA hosts its 2014 International Conference, The Exchange. This high level meeting point will be a vibrant gathering place in which design and industry professionals, design educators and students will exchange knowledge, information, ideas and stories about the many facets of product development and design.

0 Regular Registration: June 9 to July 13, 2014

Personal Hydroponics

Personal Hydroponics

Inspired by larger vertical farming systems, Stem is an indoor modular appliance used for growing small plants. It enables users to grow herbs and vegetables easily and efficiently with an automated hydroponic system, automatically watering plants on a timed cycle with little maintenance. Modular sections can be added or taken away to accommodate any space or need. Not only green in theory, it’s also produced with environmentally friendly materials including Zeoform!

0 Designer: George Sawyer