Truly the Wildest Blind

Truly the Wildest Blind

Bear with me here, this is a pretty interesting and therefor slightly difficult concept of a window covering to understand. What we’ve got here is a set of blinds. You know, the covering for windows. These are the blinds that run up and down in columns, but these are unique in that they drop like the horizontal type. There are four modes of dropping: all the way up, all the way down, halfway, and graph. What does the graph do? It takes the amount of time you’ve worked and played and graphs it on your window for the world to see!

0 Designers: Ishac Bertran and Gizem Boyacioglu

Roll Out, Child, Roll Out

Roll Out, Child, Roll Out

Literally, this car is called the “Joyride.” Below you will find a definition of Joyride, as provided by the designers. It is wild. Let’s talk about how this car is. It’s for kids, it’s constructible without tools, and it’s for kids, but lemme tell you why I said kids twice – it’s for kids who are so amazingly difficult to please, they don’t even think about responding to you talking unless you call them twice. This is a modern soapbox cart of the free play variety.

0 Designer: Per Brolund

A Swell Rockin Lounger

A Swell Rockin Lounger

So you’ve got one big wooden plate, right? What are you gonna do with it? Make an ashtray? No. That’s a terrible idea. Instead, I’ve got basically the best idea. Actually it was Marietta Moraweg who had the idea, then totally designed it and had it executed. It’s got so many parallel cuts in it, you’re going to be lounging for basically forever. All summer long, anyway, I bet. And from where I’m posting, that’s kinda starting basically right now, it’s springtime. Time to rock.

0 Designer: Marietta Moraweg

Umbrella The Guide Master

Umbrella The Guide Master

Never get caught in the rain without a clue as to where to go. The Umbrella Guide has a city map printed on the inside of the nylon shell with attractions, cafes, restaurants, and hot spots pointed out. Pretty ingenious but which one of you designers want to step up and create one with a dynamically changing display based on location? Do it, do it!

0 Designer: Cansu Cender

Not Your Typical Take-out

Not Your Typical Take-out

It’s interesting to see how modern life affects dietary habits around the world. In Korea people are so busy with work, dinner is often a rushed affair so designer Heewon Yoon created the BOB system. Users go online and order up meals for the week. Recipe cards color coded by day along with all the ingredients and a talking timer are delivered. Cooking home made complete and nutritionally balanced meals have never been so easy and delicious. Bibimbap anyone?

0 Designer: Heewon Yoon

Review: naoLoop Loft Your Handy Organizer

Review: naoLoop Loft Your Handy Organizer

To the layman the naoLoop Loft is nothing but a glamorized sheet of metal bended in three places; powder coated and has tension straps to hold things in place. But herein lays the difference: layman vs actual user aka me! I have been using the naoLoop Loft for the past three months and can tell you this; it sure is a handy organizer especially in a house populated with four adults and two children! Hit the jump to read my review.

0 Designer: Naolab [ Buy it Here ]

Yellow Light Switch

Yellow Light Switch

Sooner or later we are all going to succumb to the charms of organized electric control hubs for lights, fans, gadgets, etc. Either it’s going to be the remote control way or a centralized switchboard way. Should the latter take your fancy, then concepts like The Yellow Light Switch are apt. Touch sensitive, pictographically accurate and adept to turning of lights, fans…

Sorry won’t work for muting nagging wife or mother-in-laws!

0 Designers: Heo Jaesik & Lim Hojoon

Wrap A Little Heat

Wrap A Little Heat

Portable burners are awesome for camping, but they do have their minor points like refilling gas and flames extinguishing during windy times. A good solution is using induction cooking stoves that are compact. The WrapStove here follows that norm and comes fitted with tiny magnets in the sleeve, to cling onto the vessel. It’s a flexible thang that is fashioned like a rolled up towel and wraps around the cooking pot. It switches-on only when the end tab is folded and the temperature is set via a touchscreen.

0 Designer: Wonchul Hwang

Dial W For Water

Dial W For Water

You don’t have to dial any alphabets for this faucet to work, but you do need to set the duration for the flow via the dial. The thought behind this dial-connection is of course eco-consciousness. A better style than those push button taps, where one push gets you enough water to just wet your hands and nothing else!

So dial wisely…5, 10, 15 seconds…or more!

0 Designer: Eun ji Byeon

A Place for Your Lightsaber

A Place for Your Lightsaber

So you’ve got about 500 gaming controllers, all of them all over the place. Am I right? What do you do with them? Do you wrap them up, push em back into the drawer? Tie them up together, wrap em up, tangle em up? Unwrap those thangs! Get em out here! Let’s see em! Because you know what? They were designed to be used, but they were also designed to be beautiful. I’m of the opinion that if you’re one of them “gamers”, you should let that title hang out there, flappin in the wind. Let’s look at this thing here.

0 Designer: Cambre Canada

Do It for The Birdies

Do It for The Birdies

Park benches are a thing I’ve seen innovated upon not nearly enough. I must admit that when it comes down to it, a seat in a park is a seat in a park, and metal + wood has served this world kindly for many years. However! There is someone who wants more! The common park bird. Those little tweeties they say hey, we want some more interaction here, we want to be even closer to those friendly humans always feeding us bread crumbs and whatnot, we love em!

0 Designer: Marlen Hähle

Eggy Furutistic Wheels

Eggy Furutistic Wheels

It’s the egg on wheels. Inspired directly by Peugeot egg-car, GM’s P.U.M.A, Toyota’s I-real, Honda’s U3-X personal vehicle, and of course, my favorite, a penguin! The “Gentoo” concept car takes its form inspiration from the Gentoo penguin, a cute and lovely and environmentally friendly little thing. The idea of this car is just that, to be cute, to be really nice to look at, and to be nice to the environment: the Gentoo uses no fossil fuels at all.

0 Designer: C.Rameshkanth

Nurturing A Digital Flower

Nurturing A Digital Flower

There are benefits to nurturing this digital flowerpot called Bionic Humidifier. As you guessed it, proper care (regular top-ups of water) will ensure a healthy environment for your space. Tardy persons will be greeted with a dead, limp digital flower, which would have otherwise been blooming and humidifying the room!

0 Designer: Gonglue Jiang