What a Crossover Should Be

What a Crossover Should Be

The Komodo channels the same fierce power and tough aesthetic of the Mahindra brand’s famous trucks and tractors. The concept is in like with crossovers like the BMW X6 or Infiniti FX, but purposely lacks the delicacy and refinement that makes the other’s owners cringe at the though of driving through a puddle. Instead, its rough-and-tumble character begs for the off-road and is happier towing toys and getting dirty than cruising down the boulevard!

0 Designer: Makrand Patil

Living Skyscraper

Living Skyscraper

Take a walk through it and you might not even realize you’re not in a scenic park but rather a mega skyscraper. It’s called Re-Silience— living architecture that uses as much (or even more) area for green spaces as the structure’s footprint takes up in land space. Inspired by honeycombs, coral reefs, and ant nests, the design is focused on optimal use of soil and biomass that’s normally lost in urban environments. It’s not only eco-concious, but as beautiful as a stroll through the park!

0 Designers: Diego Espinosa Figueroa, Javiera Valenzuela Gonzalez

Guardian of the Amazon

Guardian of the Amazon

The Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper rises above the canopy line to keep protective watch of the Amazon. The designs consists of a water tower, forest fire station, weather station, and scientific research lab. The lotus-shaped tower effectively captures rainwater to prevent fires, provide water to its inhabitants as well as irrigate the land in the dry season.

0 Designers: Various

Fire By Design

Fire By Design

Our typical fire extinguishers are bare minimum in design. They serve only one purpose: fire dousing. There is a little more that can be added, particularly in the form of protection. The Shield Extinguisher attempts to do this by bridging the gap between fire fighting and protecting one from flames, smoke and possible blasts. Take a look how…

0 Designers: June Young Kim & Ji Min Lee

Computer That Is A Table

Computer That Is A Table

It has a surface that is akin to a touchscreen and the working of a computer, essentially the Flexus Transformable Table gives us a peek at what to expect from workstations of tomorrow. The ergonomic design transforms it from a stand-by station to a full fledge presentation board. The various stages of its adaptability give us a chance to use just one object in a host of scenarios.

0 Designer: Gu A Reum

HUD for Performance Sailors

HUD for Performance Sailors

When it comes to sailboat racing, the difference between winning & losing is the ability to adapt a carefully orchestrated plan to the ever-changing natural & competitive environment, faster than the competition. The key is having the right info at the right time. The Afterguard system provides this info by combining fighter style HUD with boat instrumentation data to give the best situational intelligence & performance metrics at a glance, on a small display mounted on sunglasses made for the harshest of environments.

0 Designer: Afterguard

A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

One major concern for cane users is where exactly they’ll be able to rest their can when not using it. Whether they’re sitting, laying down, in the kitchen or outside, it’s important that it always be handy. Thanks to its manual opening tripod attachment, the Tricane ensures that the walking aid is always within reach and won’t fall to the ground. In anodized aluminum, it’s just as lightweight, compact and good-looking as a classic cane.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

Like a fish tank filter for humans...

Like a fish tank filter for humans…

With all that surface area, it makes perfect sense that our skyscrapers should be doing double duty! A response to environmental pollution in urban areas, the Hyper Filter Skyscraper  was designed to inhale carbon dioxide and other harmful gases in cities and exhale concentrated oxygen. The skin of the project is made out of long pipe filters that catch particles and store them for disposal or reuse later. 

0 Designer: Umarov Alexey

Phablet – Tablet = Phone

Phablet – Tablet = Phone

It looks so funny when people try and talk on the Galaxy Tab (like a phone) and on the flipside we rue that the iPad can’t make calls. I love the middle path taken by the s.Max, which is a tablet with a detachable mobile phone. The clever design allows both devices to be used independently or in conjunction with each other. I love the ease with which you can get a closer look at the stage, when in a concert. Brills!

0 Designer: Su Wen Yuan

Fun Ball Sphero Is A Programmable Robot

Fun Ball Sphero Is A Programmable Robot

Remember Sphero, the fun robotic ball you can control from your smartphone? We got a chance to learn more about it and discovered that it is also a completely programmable robot! In short, the fun robotic ball brings programming off the computer and into real life by letting you be the master. Bet you’d want to try one, which is why they are running a National Robotics Week Sphero 2.0 Sale!

0 Sphero: Special Discount Inside

Fate is in your hands!

Fate is in your hands!

Energy efficiency is synonymous with eco-friendliness, living green, and saving the planet. Nuture is a living energy monitor that embodies this idea with a literal sense of life or death! The amount of water that the plant gets fed is entirely dependent on the cumulative energy use of the user- less when your energy use is too high, and just the right amount when it’s low. It’s a living representation of energy consumption and a symbolic reference to the consequences of overuse. Keep your plant alive and you’ll help keep the world alive!

0 Designer: Angelo D'Onofrio

Floating Fantasy Furniture

Floating Fantasy Furniture

Pop-art meets fantasy furniture design in this lighthearted seating installation appropriately named the Balloon Chair. Mounted on any wall, 10 bright balloons and one tufted leather seat give the illusion that you’re floating away in thin air. It’s the perfect place to daydream, find inspiration, or just let your imagination run wild!

0 Designer: h220340

Libratone Loop Wireless Speaker Review

Libratone Loop Wireless Speaker Review

Acoustic bliss in an orgasmic sense. That’s the best way I can describe a speaker to you since you can’t hear it. Audio is totally subjective. My review is based on three basic points – how it looks, how it sounds, and how it compares. The Libratone Loop has already won almost every major design award in our industry so it stands to reason the accolades along with the $499 price tag means a really good speaker. Hit the jump for my review!

0 Designer: Libratone, Buy it here