Beach Bum, You Need To Use This

Beach Bum, You Need To Use This

We know the drill about keeping our beaches clean, but most often the problem is that we have these stationary bins placed few and far between. And people being people, may suddenly decide to populate a secluded section of the beach, where no bins are handy. Solution: Dustbin 4 Beach. It’s this streamlined bin that can be pitched into the sand and is portable. The tapered base digs deep into the sand for stability. Line them with disposable bags and place them where the public is today!

0 Designers: Ji-in Byun, Cho Jung Seok & Oh Seul Ki

A New Experience for Frequents

A New Experience for Frequents

And when I say Frequents you know I mean frequent fliers. People who make it their business to fly around the nation or around the world to do business, people who’ve got to move their body and their mind from flight to flight. The current layover situation for these people in most places in the world is just not that great. Designer Roger Kellenberger hopes to remedy that in a big, circular way.

0 Designer: Roger Kellenberger

What is that, a Curling Iron?

What is that, a Curling Iron?

Nay! It’s a battery charger. More importantly its a jump rope. Just fill the handles up with some rechargeable batteries, close the caps, click the button to show what you want it to show on the screen, and get to jumpin! The batteries are in the handles for two reasons: to power the screen that shows how long you’ve been jumping, and to get all pumped up! Jump and pump, pump and jump.

0 Designer: Jooyong Kim and Sungkyung Kim

Decision Before Opening

Decision Before Opening

Let me let you in on a little quote from a comedian I know: “OK you stand here. I’ll get the camera, and I’ll take a picture of the inside of the fridge and get it developed. When I come back, I’ll tape it to the frige on the outside so you’ll know what’s in there, and then you can know what you want before you get in. How’s that.” – Bill Cosby (1982.) Little did Cosby know that only about 30 years later there’d be a real solution to this problem.

0 Designer: Yoon jung Kim and Jong rok Lee

All In One Loo With A Reason

All In One Loo With A Reason

The Home Core concept integrates the toilet bowl, sink, mirror and a vanity table into one. However, this is not the central theme for this all-in-one-loo. There is a water storage tank right below the sink, where you can choose to store the currently used water or allow it to drain off. (The stored water is meant for flushing the pot) Also, the water pressure from the tap can be moderated to four different levels, giving you the satisfaction of conserving some resource.

0 Designer: Dang Jingwei

Smart Dispenser

Smart Dispenser

Very basic and minimum, that’s the Eco-pump Refill Dispenser for you. It’s just an outer shell, with a nozzle and pipe that can fit over refill pouches directly. So this means you don’t have to spill the refill pouch contents into a bottle…you know the drill. Result? Minimal wastage, once you’re through with the refill pouch, screw in another. Just for an added effect, the pump has tiny Braille engravings so that shampoo and soap bottles can be differentiated, even with shampoo suds in your eyes.

0 Designers: Bang Ki Ryoul & Junga Kim

Yakima QuickBack is Bike Rack Easy

Yakima QuickBack is Bike Rack Easy

James Owen is well known around these parts for his stunning cat scratching post so when I found out he designed something as utilitarian as a trunk mounted bike rack for Yakima, my cat ears perked up. I’m not an avid bicycler but as the owner of a smaller car, a removable portable rack is perfect to getting me to and from trails around Los Angeles. Hit the jump for my review of the Yakima QuickBack.

0 Designer: James Owen (Buy it here)

Not a Stool, Not a Chair

Not a Stool, Not a Chair

A young Italian designer by the name of stefanO soavE (with those capital letters) has made a place to sit for the ages. It’s not a chair, it’s not a stool. It’s what soavE calls an ischiatic sit with 3 legs. It’s the bones. A support for the body 70cm from the floor. For the rest. An oddity.

0 Designer: stefanO soavE

Make Your Time

Make Your Time

I just hate to make the title of the post so similar to the title of the design it’s about, but this is the internet, and it’s only my most sacred duty to continue one of our most essential moments in history: All Your Base Are Belong To Us. That said, look at this watch. It’s called “Lock Your Time.” It’s made as a metaphor for the perfect moment. One you wish you could lock down forever.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Less Emissions than a Narwhal

Less Emissions than a Narwhal

It’s true! Even narwhals let some gas go once in a while. This boat we’re about to talk about has zero! When the beans don’t go in one end, the beans don’t come out the other! It’s called “ZEMBO” because it is a zero emissions boat. How does it get around then, you might ask? It’s got a wave generator! And a fuel cell, too. I’m totally pumped up about the wave generator though, most of all.

0 Designer: Simon Gorski

Monitor Your Power Diet

Monitor Your Power Diet

Diet charts are hard to monitor, but keeping a tab on what your power-hungry gizmos is not so cumbersome, easy in fact. You need stuff like the DIET WATT system to do the calculations for you. The DIET WATT_Sub keeps a tab on the plug of the gadget and displays consumption info in real time. It transmits the readings to the DIET WATT_Main, which is the hub of info and calculations for all your appliances. The idea is that the results will put you on this guilt trip and encourage your to conserve rather than squander our resources.

0 Designers: Hyun Joo Lee & Eu Tteum Lee

Love Pot is HOT!

Love Pot is HOT!

A brilliant design with good intentions is always a winner. For the design part, Love Pot is a non-electric humidifier plus aroma dispenser. It has this tissue ball made from laminated wool felt to maximize evaporation in limited volume. Another point in favor of the wool felt is that it absorbs water fast, and launders well. For the intentions part: this $30 pot is for the Nanum project, where 100% of the profits go as charity to provide educational scholarships to impoverished children. That’s what I call Design with a Conscious!

0 Designers: Sangmin Bae & ID+IM Design Lab. Members

The Rest Goes to the Dry

The Rest Goes to the Dry

These water bottles are missing some water! Approximately 50ml out of every 500ml bottle. The rest is collected and sent to countries that have the little-helped but terrible problem of a lack of clean water. Can you imagine life without clean water? No showering, drinking makes you sick, cooking food is out, et-cetera, et-cetera. Terrible. This water’s all about the graphics.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park