This Time Tea = Time

This Time Tea = Time

If you’ve been living the fast lane for a real long time, maybe you need to slow down, relax, and have a cup of tea. Designed to replicate the art of slow-motion-during-Tea Ceremony, TEA=TIME is an attempt by designer Erez Bar-Am to make you comfy with this wide-rimmed teacup and unique sugar bubbles. These sugar bubbles float on the tea for 10 seconds, creating little bubbles on the surface till they dissolve. Enigmatic and a real leisure proposal; something we time-bound-deadline-slaves deserve.

0 Designer: Erez Bar-Am

Have A Safe Hump

Have A Safe Hump

No room for naughty thoughts here, but the explanation for a design simply called the “Safe Hump.” This is no ordinary speed breaker, the system within allows it to harness the mechanical energy (of cars passing over it) into electric energy so that it can power the LEDs. Two reasons why we would want this: 1) LEDs lined speed breakers at night are easily visible from a distance 2) The design of this hump is such that your car glides over it smoothly.

0 Designers: MicroDream

The Circle Mirror of Water Life

The Circle Mirror of Water Life

This mirror right here is designed to show you the amount of water you use on the daily, on the monthly, and on the yearly. LED colored lights adorn the rims of this delightful mirror, their colors being set in place by the amount of water that runs through the sink it is attached to. And if you’re feeling like you’d like a big brother mirror function, it can control the amount of water you’re allowed to use!

0 Designer: Jin Kim

Of Course! Brush Markers

Of Course! Brush Markers

Designer Phelan Miller hits us with an ever-so-slight tweak of the ever-present highlighter marker. As part of a 12-hour designer challenge where a rendering was due at the end of the period, Miller decided to fuse the highlighter and the paintbrush together. Incorporating a paintbrush-shaped handle and a chisel tipped color distributor, this right here becomes a pen I’m surprised doesn’t exist already.

0 Designer: Phelan Miller

Keep on Workin, Keep on Liftin

Keep on Workin, Keep on Liftin

Designer Kimsungi has done it! Finally, my very own lift-me-up system I can roll around myself! This is one of those things I wish for but don’t really expect to reach fruition. The video below shows it in perfect clarity- a few clicks, openings, and closings, and you’ve turned what appeared to be a giant rolling suitcase into your very own lifting work stand!

0 Designer: Sungi Kim

Welcome To The Library

Welcome To The Library

For someone who stares at a monitor for most part of the day, an e-book reader is not such a novelty. No matter how convenient it may be, but at the end of the day it’s still a screen! Can anything replace the smell of fresh, crisp paper? Alas, this is 2010 and the gadget-freaks are going to want more “tech” stuff, and this Library e-book Reading Device caters to their whims.

0 Designer: Steve Yang, Yang ze-siao 

Cheers To Finger Power!

Cheers To Finger Power!

Mind you, this is not a “Green” concept and neither does it claim to be “Eco Friendly”. It’s just a helpful solution for a tricky situation. The situation being: you running out of juice on your mobile phone. So what do you do? Remove the battery from the back of the phone; give it a few good turns around your index finger and its gathered enough power to last you a conversation or a safe trip to your charger and electric point.

0 Designers: Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee

Let's Get Steamy

Let’s Get Steamy

The Vap Steamer here brings back memories of the times when Microwaves were not available in India. I’m talking about the early 80’s, an era when the electronics boom had not hit this Asian subcontinent. We re-heated rice and other such items using the double boiler system, where steam was used to re-heat leftovers. Vap offers a safe and healthy option for not only re-heating but also for steam cooking. How about a round of Dim sums?

0 Designer: Arthur Senant

DuraPower Cell Energized?

DuraPower Cell Energized?

The light is within it, yes within its body, oh so comfy and cozy that you can hardly make out its presence. The idea is to incorporate a minitype LED within the traditional AA or AAA battery sans fuss. This is because you may just want to use a mini flashlight at the drop of a hat or because “Lighting Battery” exists. Whatever the reason, it’s a swanky concept and designer Lu Yi presents a fantastic argument to support the case. May the light be with you…..

0 Designer: Lu Yi

Big Open Love Bus

Big Open Love Bus

This right here is a bus made for everyone who is anyone. Everyone can ride this bus, no matter how they get around, no matter what they roll on. If they roll on a wheelchair, there’s room for at least two of them. If they ride a stroller (usually this is little kiddies), they’ve got four whole spaces open to them. If they ride fine legs but bad eyes, they’ve got bright contrast throughout the bus for ease of identification. Plus, there’s handles galore.

0 Designer: Ceren Bagatar

J-Shape USB with Super Display

J-Shape USB with Super Display

Ever picked that USB flash drive up and wondered, gee, I know I’ve got some super important stuff on here that I can’t get rid of yet, but I wonder if there’s enough space left for my new drunken bash photo collection? I wonder that all the time! About the space, not so much the drunken bash. But you never know! That’s what this design is all about! Check the percentage – or the MB! – or the name!

0 Designer: Sokolova Ekateryna

I Daresay... SNAP!

I Daresay… SNAP!

No foolies, this concept vehicle right here is called the “SNAP.” This is the first time I’ve seen a transport vehicle that not only offers single-person transportation, but also a multi-singular long-range option. What I mean is this is basically a three-wheel single passenger vehicle until it’s time to get on the train. Each SNAP vehicle is able to simply connect to the main SNAP train, one next to the other, offering private mass transit with ease!

0 Designer: Vít Bechynský

Lights In Parts Only

Lights In Parts Only

The LED EcoBulb is quite easygoing; it illuminates only those parts of the rooms as required. The bulb has six distinct sections to it, and via the remote control you can change the brightness and direction of the lights. The theory is that we use many bulbs and light sources in a room and most of the time they are unnecessary. This one bulb can be powerful enough to illuminate the entire room or segments which light-up required areas only. On paper this sounds good, but some may prefer Full Enlightenment to partial lighting.

0 Designer: Seokjae Rhee