Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

Microwave Cooking With The Desktop

The BrainWave is a desktop microwave that will come in handy for workaholics and bookworms, who can’t seem to tear themselves away from their computer screens. The appliance works with the C8 port connected to the mains and is controlled through a computer application connected via USB. A RFID-tagged plastic spoon comes along with specially packaged meals and scanning the tag transmits the meal info to the microwave. This in turn auto sets the heating time.

0 Designer: Stephen Richard Gates

Digits On The Side

Digits On The Side

When it comes to pointing out flaws in the layout of a laptop keyboard, the missing Number Keys on the side is one of the biggest. Since it’s a laptop we are talking about, the solution obviously has to be a compact, portable one. So how about the Key Mouse? A Bluetooth mouse that hides a number pad underneath a retractable hood! Hood down and it’s a curvy grip for the mouse; hood up and you can crunch the numbers; simple!

0 Designer: Sun Lihui

A Single Sheet Seat

A Single Sheet Seat

Don’t you just love it when something seemingly complicated turns out to be made out of one brilliantly folded piece of material? Well you’re in luck, there’s one of those sorts of things sitting in this post right here! It’s the “Faltsessel,” aka folded lounge chair, and it’s made from one single piece of aluminum, folded ever-so precisely into a lined chair defined by its bend edges. Manufactured in Germany, where they also offer it covered in three different kinds of buffalo skin.

0 Designer: Von Arne Amtsfeld for DUA

Travel Scale

Travel Scale

This project goes by the name “Weight2Go” and it’s made for you folks who just need to get the weight of items on an everyday basis, in the streets! If you’ve got a gigantic box, how do you weigh it? Your bathroom scale isn’t going to work, man. It just ain’t gonna do anything for ya. So you need something else. How about you take the scale apart? All four feet, keep them, the readout meter, keep that, throw everything else out! And you’ve got this set of excellence right here.

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han

Rollin Singularity

Rollin Singularity

You wont get lost in any black holes on this thing right here. The project is called “Orbis” and it’s going to look quit familiar to you if you’re a yippie or a hipster or anyone who lives in a place that’s got rich people. That’s the only folks who ride Segways, anyway. But this isn’t that! This is Orbis, and it’s got one wheel, made for riding hard and slick. And not only that, it folds down into basically nothing for easy carrying.

0 Designer: Christopher Souto

Watch What You Do

Watch What You Do

Is there a lot of hustle and bustle in your office or are people stationary? These questions sparked an interesting experiment at the Copehagen Institute of Interaction Design. Sidetrack is a table that draws patterns to reflect movement within an environment, specifically targeting certain areas or people. The mechanics consist of an old printer and B&O turntable. The more erratic patterns reflect a highly interactive space. A minimal one denotes a room full of people sitting quietly with their headphones on, barely moving. Which one are you?

0 Designers: Jacek Barcikowski, Jennifer Kay & Martina Pagura

BMW Gets High

BMW Gets High

Well we’ve been here before, many times over. BMW calls it “cross fertilization”, but “brand shifting” is a term I prefer to use to describe when a company famous for one type of consumer product, in this case automobiles, uses their brand power to help sell another unrelated product (airplanes). There was the lust worthy Hermés helicopter, the Versace Lamborghini, the entire Porsche Design collection and let’s not forget the Audi yacht.

0 Designer: DesignworksUSA

Dots of Fire

Dots of Fire

Now you too can get all of your temps in dot form! Yay! This concept is a faucet and it’s name is “Tempdot.” The quick and simple reasoning for this is that there’s dots on top of the faucet, dots that both activate the water flow and control the temperature of that water at the same time. Simply drag your finger across the neck of this lovely lady, lift where you want the temperature to reach, and wait for water! To turn off again, just a little bump will do.

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han

Key System Deluxe

Key System Deluxe

The title of this project is “Cucampre – key holders and hooks” and it’s for all of your keys. Every single one of your keys. You’re going to get them organized, and you’re going to make them look so very nice. Sounds excellent, yes? I think so! Designed to be a line of hooks and key chain holders to help organize your keys in an unusual, helpful, and aesthetically pleasing way. Slip, slide, and modularize your keys for great glory!

0 Designer: Olavo Machado Neto for Cucampre

Crisp, Sparkling Bottled Air

Crisp, Sparkling Bottled Air

I remember as a kid watching the comedy farce SPACEBALLS with Mel Brooks and cautiously giggling at his environmental joke, as he cracked open a can of “Perri-Air” to get a quick oxygen fix while on his off-world colony. A lot has changed since those innocent 80s I suppose. Like referring to the 80s as “innocent” or how we made jokes about our dwindling oxygen supply here on Earth. Well, it’s 2010 people and clean oxygen levels on this planet have moved from the comedy realm, straight into tragedy.

0 Designer: designaffairs STUDIO

Enhancing ESP With Music Just To Relax

Enhancing ESP With Music Just To Relax

What the Visual Music Device tries to do is extract useful song information, like rhythm, tempo and beats and converts it to fascinating visual representations, in a bid to soothe and relax you. More for a meditative mind or those into yoga or something! The visual aid features drops of water (kinda like the lava lamp) that float up and down the tank in sync with the music being played on hand. Wonder if it will have a hypnotic effect as well!

0 Designer: Huang Huixian

The Unbelievable Moveable Lamp

The Unbelievable Moveable Lamp

Hey where’d that lamp go? Oh there it is, too high for me to reach! Lurch! Will you come over here and pull the lamp down a bit so I can push it over to the other side of the room here? Thank you. Yes, it’s the “Bewegeleuchte,” aka the Moveable Lamp. Brought to you by the fabulously intelligent designers over at Dua. This is the lamp you want when you live in one gigantic studio apartment where you also do works of art.

0 Designer: Sebastian Däschle for Dua

No Time Like Tea Time

No Time Like Tea Time

There’s an old Chinese saying, “tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.” There’s some irony in that truth, as much as the world indulges itself with problems, tea is universally understood as an escape. Wars would even pause for both sides to ceremoniously share cups of tea. TASTE is a physical manifestation of that tranquility. The organic shape castes a reflection describing majesty and peace; the moon and the mountains. Gorgeous design.

0 Designer: Ran Xiangfei