Leafless Lighting

Leafless Lighting

Out of the woods and into the home, the Gilka pendant lamp bring a bit of organic style to modern interiors. It’s irregular “branches” grow and descend from the ceiling, ending in LEDs that spotlight living space. Each integrated LED swivels and can be adjusted with a simple push to direct light exactly where desired. Suspended from a wire, the pendant can also be raised and lowered as needed.

0 Designer: Volodymyr Karalyus

Pokit It Good

Pokit It Good

Pages have been written about savvy Smartphones and how little their batteries last. Portable charger adaptors are a great answer, but they too need to be well designed to compliment the sleekness of the Smartphones. The Pokit fits in here somewhere … it is an integrated phone charger-adaptor, external battery and storage pocket that is compact and portable.

0 Designers: ACE Group, iFace - Kim Jinseok, Jang Junyoung, Jeon Seyong, Koo Yoori, Park Jungjun & Shin Jungwon

Plug and Play, Literally

Plug and Play, Literally

A stationary radio? A mobile Bluetooth speaker? A speakerphone? A phone charger? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. It’s called the Plug Radio, and that’s exactly what it does! Plug directly into any wall outlet without cumbersome wires and clutter. Ideal for kitchens, the bathroom and other small areas, it saves valuable counter space. Better yet, it’s always loaded with a full charge that lasts 10 hours so you can quickly unplug and take it on the go!

0 Designer: Agent C

More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye

At first glance, the Bimodal concept is seemingly predictable in a world full of far-out, ultra-aerodynamic conceptual supercars… but it’s got a secret under the hood that sets it apart, and we’re not talking engine tweaks. Dubbed the “ProGrip System,” the design features a hidden 5th wheel. Fit with its own sensors and electrohydraulic system, it provides greater traction in the straightway (also in wet weather), and enhanced cornering stability to prevent understeer and oversteer. Functional or superfluous? You be the judge. Either way, it’s a considerable innovation!

0 Designer: J. Sardo - F. Bruni

The Bitter Cut

The Bitter Cut

Masterchef contestants can do with this innovative knife, given that they keep chopping up their fingers quite randomly. Essentially, the Sweet Knife is a clever kitchen knife with an integrated medicine loop. The idea was born from a personal experience, when one of the designers had no first aid medicine handy, to help him clean up his kitchen-accident wound.

0 Designer: April 6th Design

Little LEGO Windmills

Little LEGO Windmills

Inspired by the building blocks and modularity of LEGOs, the Windflock is a wind-energy system that is flexible. The ‘add-on’ system is made of mini windmills and can be hooked up with each other. The cool quotient is upped by the fact that when connected, the mini windmills resemble a 3D crystal composition.

0 Designer: Emami Design

The Sensible Bike Saddle

The Sensible Bike Saddle

The recently crowd-funded Reprieve Bicycle Saddle incorporates the best of traditional saddles with new technology to alleviate soft tissue discomfort while cycling, mountain biking, spinning and more. The performance-oriented design drops the mid-section of the saddle to 3/4″ to naturally fit the outline of the body and prevents hot-spots while an air-filled bladder allows your soft tissue to ride on a soft layer of air. In short, it keeps your junk happy and endurance up! Vid after the jump —>

0 Designer: Angie Marcelano

Quick Fix for the Flimsy iPhone 6!

Quick Fix for the Flimsy iPhone 6!

Worried about your flimsy iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Don’t be! The [BRIC+]xtreme case is here to protect your precious! Made of super durable aircraft grade aluminum, the bumper blocks damage where your device is bumped most… all without compromising the look of your sleek phone. Better yet (and for the first time ever in the market), the minimal bumper also waterproofs your phone so there’s no need to worry about breaks, scratches or water damage! Get it here!

0 Designer: BRICWAVE

Sit and Sketch for Kids

Sit and Sketch for Kids

The latest in FUNctional furniture from Martin Jakobsen, the Phant chair is designed for kids who love to draw! The lacquered basswood design’s signature is a number of long indentations in the top surface for storing writing utensils. Perfect for playrooms, kids can get spontaneously creative! If you’re worried about little one’s bums getting jabbed, the imprints can hold safer, softer markers and crayons too!

0 Designer: Martin Jakobsen

Virtual Fashion is Here

Virtual Fashion is Here

This Fits Me is a collaborative project that combines fashion with generative design, a technique most often used in architecture to make structures not static, but dynamic to adjust to the environment. Similarly, this digital process allows garments to adjust to the wearer. After a 3D body scan, the wearer’s precise measurements are applied to an algorithm so material can be laser cut & stitched for fitting. In just a few clicks, complex designs can be created that would otherwise be too time consuming to measure & manufacture. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Leonie Tenthof van Noorden & Eunbi Kim

The Loto Surprise

The Loto Surprise

LOTO is a clever little mouse that goes from a flat disc to a conical device. It’s high on portability and compliments a laptop perfectly. Inspired by the leaf of a lotus flower, this wired mouse is impressive and should see the light of day!

0 Designers: ACE Group, iFace - Kim Jinseok, Jang Junyoung, Jeon Seyong, Koo Yoori, Park Jungjun & Shin Jungwon

Understanding The Air Con With Ambi Climate

Understanding The Air Con With Ambi Climate

Picture this – its a hot humid day, you come home and cool off with a chilled beer, switch on the air conditioner and relax on the sofa. Refreshing, as this seems, despite being technologically advanced, we still don’t make the most out of our ACs. The critical element missing in this perfect picture is a device that is intelligent enough to efficiently cool the room and save on energy bills while reducing our carbon footprint. The Ambi Climate is missing!

0 Designer: Ambi Labs [ Buy it Here ]

Kick, Scoot, Carry!

Kick, Scoot, Carry!

A scooter with a built-in luggage… or luggage with a built-in scooter. Whichever way you look at it, OLAF is simply hybrid-awesomeness! The multifunctional design is available in two versions: a casual backpack for kicking around town, OR a more serious carry-on for business travel. Whether you’re a briefcase/suit kinda guy or hip, urban dweller, both models represent a unique vision of modern urban mobility that transforms in seconds! See em’ in action —>

0 Designer: Olaf