Cargo Shipping With Care And Accuracy

Cargo Shipping With Care And Accuracy

While working in the cargo bay for moving and shifting heavy loads with cranes, two things really bother the crew, one is their safety and the other is accurate transfer of the load. Addressing both these issues is the Safeguard Device. It’s a contraption that attaches to the crane (as illustrated in the images). From it’s height above, the device beams a laser graphic to the floor below, clearly marking the danger zone for the crew to avoid. The infrared helps in assisting the accurate transfer of the cargo from point A to B, thus eliminating the help of the ground crew.

0 Designers: MicroDream

Italian Supercar Bathroom

Italian Supercar Bathroom

Two objects, both inspired by the famous car studio Pininfarina. Aerodynamical forms, fast and sporty. These lovelies come in two colors: fresh green (color of a life,) and scarlet (a traditional racing color.) Surfaces similar to racing auto varnish, nice to use, nice to race (if you’re into racing sinks, that is.)

0 Designer: Andrey Bondarenko of 2-B-2 Architecture

Wetter Eyeballs for a Better World

Wetter Eyeballs for a Better World

So you’ve gotta put drops in your eyes, yes? Perhaps you’ve got contact lenses or maybe you’re struggling with an eye infection. Your eyes are dry and you gotta get them wet. But for one reason or another, the way you’re doing it just isn’t cutting it! For that, there’s the “Pocket Eye.” This lovely card-sized eyedropper holds a cartridge, a container that holds one drop, an air sack, and a cap!

0 Designer: Jihyun Park

Piezoelectricity Generation X!

Piezoelectricity Generation X!

Electric polarization in a substance resulting from the application of mechanical stress – that’s what Piezoelectricity is. It’s used in these: Eco-Enegry Flooring System pads that use the pressure applied by people walking, running, rolling over to squeeze piezoelectric blocks. Upon squeezing, energy is generated and stored on a paper battery system. Then, THEN, the energy is used for, what else? LED lights!

0 Designer: Stephen Chan Wing Tak

Skip To Make Some Light

Skip To Make Some Light

With all the energy you expend while jumping rope, imagine using some to power a handy torchlight fitted within the skipping rope handles. Torchlight in any form is a good idea, but the cool quotient in this Jump Light comes from the fact that you won’t need any batteries to power the bulb. It simply runs by converting the kinetic energy from your jumps to electric energy. Now if that isn’t motivational enough for you to skip just a bit more!

0 Designers: Hyun Joo Lee & Eu Tteum Lee

TravSAFE Luggage Aint Nothin to Mess With

TravSAFE Luggage Aint Nothin to Mess With

Alert the airplane police! They’re about to have a whole lot of confused airport burglars on their hands. This project by Shing Lo’s got the “Design Out Crime” tagline attached to it. Why? Because it’s a one-luggage thief deterrent, that’s why. It’s got a honeycomb interior. Locks. A passive alarm system. An active alarm system (that you can set off.)

And it looks so fashionable!

0 Designer: Shing Lo

Try Air To Stay Dry

Try Air To Stay Dry

Back in May last year I did a roundup of the Most Unconventional Umbrellas seen here on YD. I wish I had stumbled across the Air Umbrella then, because it’s the mother of unconventional designs! Imagine an umbrella with no canopy! The barrier between you and the raindrops is a sheet of steady air that is blown out by this hollow pipe. Physics and a lot of engineering stuff is clogging my brains to accept this design, but if I put these dark clouds of doubt out of the way, we may have something in this concept. Think about it!

0 Designers: Je Sung Park & Woo Jung Kwon

Tricked Out Appliances for Those On Wheels

Tricked Out Appliances for Those On Wheels

These are some tripped out appliances. This product set right here is called “Spot.” It’s full title is “Spot – Appliance Design for All.” Why? Because it’s designed for people who’re confined to wheelchairs or (I’d imagine) just short in stature. Three appliances, a fridge, a dishwasher, and an oven, for the supreme ease of use for all. (Post preview for everyone: I vote fridge for winner, how about you?)

0 Designer: Hideki Kawata

For When Earth's on Mute

For When Earth’s on Mute

You know it happens sometimes. Someone gets a remote like in those sci-fi movies or Adam Sandler walks by and boom, you can’t hear a thing! It’s crap! So what do you do? You get ahold of Dan Carrillo. That guy will hook you up with a combo that cannot be beat for the sound-impared. The “Emmerse” system uses glasses, a wristband, and an itsy-bitsy clampable keyboard. Speak or see, type or view.

0 Designer: Dan Carrillo

Starting The New Year With Earbuds!

Starting The New Year With Earbuds!

UPDATE: Congrats Coakley!

You guys were so wonderful with last month’s Holiday Giveaway that we’ve extended the gift giving and thanks to our friends at AKG and JBL, we want you to have a pair of AKG K 315 earbuds and JBL Roxy Reference 230 earbuds. Sounds awesome right? Pun intended thank you very much. For a chance to win, tell me your new year’s resolution. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight so hurry!

0 Sponsors: JBL & AKG

At Home Bone Therapy

At Home Bone Therapy

Okay, geek out time. There’s an episode in Star Trek TNG where Dr. Crusher waves a curious wand-like device over a broken arm. Magically the arm is mended and the only side effect the patient complained of was stiffness. I NEED THAT DEVICE. Not that I go breaking bones all the time but that device is a wonderful security blanket should something tragic happen. The closest thing we might have today is Bone Repair Therapy.

0 Designer: Francisco Lindoro

Project Bee Helps, Doesn't Sting

Project Bee Helps, Doesn’t Sting

Project Bee is a talking, interactive GPS enabled navigation assistant intended for the visually impaired but there’s no reason why sighted people couldn’t benefit from it either. Lack of independent mobility and access to new emerging technologies has kept the visually impaired market behind but with Project Bee, designer Tao Lin hopes things will change – all via a very stylish bracelet.

0 Designer: Tao Lin

Write On The Palm Of My Hand

Write On The Palm Of My Hand

Sweaty hands will rub out all the urgent details that you doodled, plus no sheet of paper around! How do you go about this? With the Pen+Sprayer, of course! A neat little pen that features a spray on one end. Spray some of the specialized chemical (that turns into a make-shift writing surface) on the palm of your hand and doodle with the pen-end. The message will stay on the impromptu paper till you pull it off.

0 Designers: He Siqian, Zhang YaKun, Mu Zhiwei, Zhu Ningning, Hui Zhou & Te-Ning Hang