Switch Socket

Switch Socket

Neat name for a Switch + Socket system – One.One.Two! The idea behind this design is to give you a sleek multi-purpose socket so that you can use it to hook up the many devices you own, without going on socket-installation overdrive. The combo of course is of switch & socket, but what’s different is that it doesn’t use up-down motion to function; it uses a push up-down mechanism instead.

0 Designer: Meysam Movahedi

Yet Another Folding Bike!

Yet Another Folding Bike!

Yes, seems like “Folding Bike” is the flavor of the season, so I won’t bore you with any witty comments. However what makes the db0 (divided by nothing) E bike different from the rest of the gang is that it’s soon to be available this first quarter. So those lusting after folding hybrid cycles, hit the jump to catch the specs of this beauty!

0 Designers: DK City & ROBRADY

DJ with a Real VJ

DJ with a Real VJ

You’ve been to some shows. People up on stage singing and dancing, bands playing amazing music with some lights behind them. Have you seen Slayer? They’ve got a gigantoric screen behind them. Not only does their music explode people’s eardrums, the visuals explode their eyeballskins. What’s new in that? It’s faderTouch. A rear projection touchscreen interface developed by VJ Fader, aka James Cui.

0 Designer: James Cui (VJ Fader)

Tickle Me Butts!

Tickle Me Butts!

Actually, more like Butts Chair Change. This chair is called the “Bristle Me Chair” and is designed to change as you use it. Going right beside the old, correct way of going about possessions, this chair was made to change the perception that old is bad. Old is used, used means broken in. Broken in means unique and sculpted to the person who uses it! This is the Bristle Me Chair.

0 Designer: Meagan Roberts

Always Wanted a CNC Machine

Always Wanted a CNC Machine

I know you did. You always wanted to be able to have your router (for wood, not for internets) work robotically. You wanted to just be able to stick some numbers in there and bam! What a wicked sign you’ve got. Well check this out! Designer Nick Santillan had that uncontrollable urge, that need, that want! To make things better. To show improve! So what’d he do? He learned all about CNC machines, found some directions for a DIY, and DIHimself with modifications. Lovely, fabulous improvements.

0 Designer: Nick Santillan

Convenience In Pressing!

Convenience In Pressing!

Since the chore is so dowdy and downright hateful, Designer Lisa Töpfer decided to make us a fun ironing kit that entices us to actually iron some clothes. I totally dig the foldable ironing mat that holds in the iron, when not in use. The main unit uses Lithium-Polymer-Battery-Technology offering the convenience of cordless ironing. A temperature sensor integrated into the iron makes the appliance work at a single setting that is multi-textile friendly. Like Lisa says, “Find a positive ironing experience with the ironing kit Feinraus.”

0 Designer: Lisa Toepfer

Pay The Correct Fare

Pay The Correct Fare

Hate to admit this but auto rickshaw meter tampering in India is quite common. The drivers get away with their devious plan because the current meter calculates fare based on the rotations of the wheel of the vehicle. This system can be easily tampered with; hence a lot of us end up getting duped! The A-Rix hopes to solve this problem by offering a tamper-proof device that calculates fare with the help of a GPS Chip.

0 Designer: Siddharth Vanchinathan

Talkative Table

Talkative Table

One of the fun things you can do with the Communicative Coffee Table is to pop “the question” to your girlfriend in a really innovative way. The tabletop grids slide to reveal a chalkboard, and you can use this to write out: “Will you Marry Me…” or whatever note you wish to convey. Eight slide boards adorn the table, kinda like those grid jigsaws. One of them conceals a duster to clean the chalkboard; all you need to do is simply slide it over the writing. I can picture your cute proposal hidden somewhere, a candlelight dinner + the d°light UrHeart. Perfect!

0 Designer: Di Wu

Ink Stays Stuck

Ink Stays Stuck

Newspaper not good enough for you transgressives, huh? I mean progressives. I think you’re sinning thinking about getting rid of the newspaper though. Paper for all time. Print for all time. Here’s something neat: a concept from Quentin de Coster called “Newswasher.” Can you guess what it does from the preview picture? I can’t!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Coffee with Some Swoops

Coffee with Some Swoops

So you’re the type of person who’s got a lot of everything. Every time you have a guest over, it’s got to be something different from the last time they visited. Especially with coffeeware. You and you guests love coffee. You and your guests love tea. Really. So much. So you’ve got to have the most unique wares! Here’s what’s up: a white coffee service set from none other than designer Klaudia Miczan.

0 Designer: Klaudia Miczan

Pencil Flat

Pencil Flat

Pencil modification number one billion! It only makes sense that one of the longest lasting and most popular tools ever created by humankind would be the subject of such a giant amount of conceptual revisions. This one right here’s flat. More like it comes to a point. Not the one where you write out of, but along the whole stick. Makes it nicer to hold, they say, makes it harder to roll, they say.

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

Deaf Phone?

Deaf Phone?

Pratt student Suhyun Kim is quite concerned about the deaf folks and wants them to enjoy technology as much as we do. Her Visual Sound is a mobile phone for the hearing impaired that converts voice input to text and text input to voice. The design features two handy pillars that scroll sideways to expose the roll-out display. To communicate, the impaired person feeds in the text onto the touchscreen display, which gets converted to voice simulation for the person on the other end of the phone and vice versa.

0 Designer: Suhyun Kim

Mighty Pedal Power With Electric Help

Mighty Pedal Power With Electric Help

Hybrid cycles have been around but they rarely take into consideration the elements. This makes their usage restrictive to fair weather. Slotting itself into the “commuter vehicle” bracket, the Emcycle tries to overcome this limitation by including a roof and Velcro-detachable side panels. Basically you can cocoon yourself and pedal or take electrical assiatnce to get you to your destination. There are three drive options ranging from AM (I have energy) through to PM (I’m tired!).

0 Designer: Michael Scholey