Exercising With Magnets and Dumbbells

Exercising With Magnets and Dumbbells

I like the Magnetic Dumbbells for two reasons: looks and properties. I don’t need to elaborate the looks part but here’s the info on the properties or functioning. The pair of dumbbells (North Pole {NP} charged) comes with a cradle and some South Pole (SP) pointer magnets. The idea is to add weight to the dumbbells by increasing the magnetic power of attraction between the SP pointers and the NP Dumbbells. Alas, the story gets complicated and….

0 Designers: Sang-Hoon Lee

Zoom Stop Fold Unfold Go Zoom!

Zoom Stop Fold Unfold Go Zoom!

So you’ve got to go in and out of a bunch of places today, all around teh town, and you know you’re not gonna be able to find a bike rack every time. But you gotta bike! So whatcha gon do? You gon get you a folding bike – and since you’re way into the color orange and fantastically innovative folding bike design, you set your eyeballs square upon the prize: the “Zoomla!”

0 Designer: Eric Stoddard of SpeedStudio Design

Record It! Edit It! Crank It!

Record It! Edit It! Crank It!

Actually, from the looks of it, Crank It might be what you’re doing in between recording it and playing it. Check this thing right here out. It is a cellphone, but that’s the simplest of the things it does. It not only records music, it not only edits music, it not only plays that same music you just recorded and edited, it can do all this without accessing a separate computer.

0 Designer: Pilotfish

The Hypersimplification of Coinage

The Hypersimplification of Coinage

When you look at all of the things Mac Funamizu has conjured up, you notice a lot of tech going on. If you are a Mac connoisseur, you’re in for a treat: an utterly analog coin design. This project is based on the idea that it’s a challenge for people who travel to figure out the coin-and-note system of money in each new country they’re in. Solution? Pie chart coins!

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Current Cart

Current Cart

The e~cart promises quite an electrifying experience! It’s a shopping trolley re-designed to be fitted with wheels that harness the kinetic energy, generated due to its motion. The sourced up energy is deposited to the main power storage unit, when the cart docks into it. Just line them up, one behind the other to form a power chain! Although the designers suggest that the harnessed energy can be used to completely sustain the store for the month, I seriously doubt that.

0 Designers: Kitae Pak & Inyong Jung

Coffee Cup Carry

Coffee Cup Carry

You don’t need to come up with something complicated to resolve a simple issue. The goal here is to cut paper consumption when we use disposable paper cartons for beverage take-aways. How do we achieve it; simply redesign the take-away sleeve. For example the “One Plus One” is a coffee cup sleeve that comes with a hooked extension, entwine it with another sleeve and you’re good to carry two cups at a time. It may get a bit tricky to carry more than 2 cups at a time, stacking up 4 seems too risky.

0 Designer: Jin Won Park

Better Than Disposable Plates

Better Than Disposable Plates

I think Mina Song’s idea for an inflatable plate called the “Air Dish” is quite a sound one. You’re on a picnic and you care for the environment so you use the garbage can to dispose your used paper plates. But still that’s waste of plates/resources right. Change the scene and use the vinyl Air Dish instead: inflate it, use it, rinse it, fold and stow it….no bother of disposing it anytime soon. Just be careful about pricking it.

0 Designer: Mina Song

Conduct Your Projections

Conduct Your Projections

What I mean is that with the Maestro you can fulfill your desire of being the Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra (always dream of the best!) and use the baton to gesture-control your projector. No buttons or complicated menus to navigate this beauty, only expression and an A-1 impersonation of Zubin Mehta!

0 Designer: Sang Hoon Yoon

Designs with GPS are On The Map!

Designs with GPS are On The Map!

You know that’s what this whole thing is about, right? Designing something so spectacular, so helpful to society that it puts a picture of your face on every map. This is where they designed the product fantasique! The people in this post know what’s going on. The following is 10 unique designs whose creators knew it’d be an awesome idea to incorporate a Global Positioning System, aka, GPS.

0 Design: Lots O' People!

Yanko Claus: Win an iSkin Package!

Yanko Claus: Win an iSkin Package!

UPDATE: Congrats John Davis Carroll!

Happy Monday and hopefully this gift-a-way sponsored by our friends at iSkin will perk you up like that morning coffee. We have a massive iSkin package worth over $242.00 and all you have to do is tell me your one wish. You have until 11:59 PM PST tonight to get your comments in and remember, Yanko Claus is gifting something almost everyday this month so check back!

0 Sponsor: iSkin

Keeping in Touch - Get it?

Keeping in Touch – Get it?

This project right here is called the “Squibble Portable Braille Interface” and it’s basically a text-message machine for the seeing-impared. Or if you’re able to read Braille, you’re in luck because this’d be an amazing pocket-chatter. Love the implications!

0 Designer: Andrew Mitchell

Cooler Than A Mushroom

Cooler Than A Mushroom

We normally think of central air conditioners as large cube shaped metal crates that do nothing for a building’s figure but the Mushroom AHU (air handling unit) proves design can make a world a difference. Apparently the shape of a mushroom is well suited to circulate air. One day, large buildings may have clusters of mushrooms in alleys and rooftops. I love the idea if it works but I’m more concerned about art imitating life. Are my Super Mario dreams coming true?

0 Designers: Sungi Kim & Hyunji Cho

Tea Making is So Steampunk

Tea Making is So Steampunk

Project Ignotus is a metal container used to boil water for tea traditionally called a samovar. The ingeniously retro modern design gives it the flare vintage samovars are known for but with an added steampunk twist. Tho updated, the mechanical workings are still old school. Charcoal or even coal provides the fuel to boil water  to be dispensed out of a spout engineered to give you that perfect stream into a cup. One added bonus is the double walled construction to keep water and tea hotter, longer.

0 Designer: Aleksey Belyalov