Light In A Pinch

Light In A Pinch

Hang up lights to suit your mood simply by clipping on electro-luminescent sheets of paper to a hard-wire clip called the Pinch. Simple idea that leaves the door wide open for all kinds of interchangeable lighting options. I can envisage guest designers and artists contributing to the system to build one-of-a-kind lighting kits. I wish this weren’t just a concept.

0 Designer: Shinyoung Ma

How Feasible a DYO Desk Future?

How Feasible a DYO Desk Future?

I say DYO instead of DYI because instead of this being based on doing it yourself, it’s more of a design it yourself sort of situation. This project is called “Xylem” and it begins on the computer. Benches and tiny tables is what we’re making here, the programming language called “Processing” is the design tool. Limits are in play, and play is what you’re allowed to do. Anything you make will be real-world safe, and all you’ve got to pay for is what you made.

0 Designer: Federico Weber

Glass Half Full…Always

Glass Half Full…Always

Did you ever contemplate whether your glass was half empty or half full? Thank heavens designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew did some thinking, and came up with these really classy InsideOut series. Martini Glasses and Champagne Flutes made out of hand-blown borosilicate glass. It has the advantage of double-walled glass, which provides insulation, thus keeping your drink colder for longer.

0 Designer: byAMT [ Martini Glasses | Champagne Flute]

Radio Ga Ga

Radio Ga Ga

Flexio is this really awesome radio that’s solar powered and portable. I’m willing to overlook the “only one fixed FM channel” stand for the cute little paper packaging it comes in. I’m sure the dynamics of manufacturing this are going to be reasonable, because one can even use it for promotions and gifts…like ask someone to advertise on its package. The innovative factor comes from the flexible speaker & flexible solar cell. It’s designed to be used within the station-waves range, but could be modified to receive internet radio via WiFi or WiMax.

0 Designers: EOL/ITRI & Scenario Lab

Make My Own Juice

Make My Own Juice

We all know that energy is neither created nor destroyed; it only changes its forms. When we do our daily chores or simply exist, we do expend some amount of it that could be trapped and used to power gadgets and devices. This is the very premise of the “Human Energy Recycle System.” Wearable contraptions (on hands, fingers and wrists) called “Solution Units” come fitted with a battery that stores the harnessed juice. These batteries can be then removed and used to charge basics like cellphones and MP3 players.

0 Designers: Choi Hyong-Suk & Yun Jung-Sik

Phone Fashion

Phone Fashion

The trend in concept phones these days is turning retro, which is why we have the “Dial” reminisce the era of the round-dials on phones. The difference however lies in the present concept being touted as a fashion accessory that can be crafted in the metal of choice; giving you the luxury of being, chic, sporty, or uber-rich. A projected light beam in the inner circle impersonates the rotary dial, but to dial a number you need to simply touch it. Quite interesting.

0 Designer: Jung Dae Hoon

As Large or As Small Pack As You Like

As Large or As Small Pack As You Like

You’re there, in the place you’re in, say the office, or a library, or a school area, and you’ve got something to put away, or to carry! What do you do? Do you put it in your backpack? No way! It would totally get messed up in there. Do you carry it with your hands? No way! You only have two! Well then, what shall you do? I’ll tell you!

0 Designer: 25togo [ Buy It Here ]

A Better Understanding of Stoplights

A Better Understanding of Stoplights

The way a person becomes smart is to store in their brain only the information that they have to know, dismissing the rest. If it’s written down, I don’t need to know it. That’s what Albert Einstein would have you believe. But not Damjan Stanković. In an ideal Damjan Stanković world, you’d know how long you were at that stoplight because it would tell you what it’s up to. Tell me what you’re up to, stoplight!

0 Designer: Damjan Stanković

A Single Beam

A Single Beam

In my kitchen, all of the pots and pans are in a low cupboard, all sort of stacked together in a hidden mess. But they cannot be seen! So it does not look messy. But they cannot be easily accessed, either, so that’s just silly, isn’t it? Yes. Because every single home in the world should own one of these bad boys: the “Arc” shelf. Made by Adric Henkel to be just the pot and pan holder you need.

0 Designer: Adric Henkel

Flower Arrangements

Flower Arrangements

It’s always nice to have a pretty vase with fresh flowers in it sitting in your living room. But what really impresses me, are not those typical Victorian or Ming sorts. I prefer the dare-to-be different ones, like this Adaptation Vases by Brandon Perhacs. A set of four glass tubes with a magnetic base that can tilt and slant on whim! Put in long stems of gorgeous blooms and play with the setting.

0 Designer: Brandon Perhacs [ Buy it Here ]

Going Dutch With CC

Going Dutch With CC

Ever found yourself in a situation where you want to split the restaurant bill with your buddies, and all want pay by Credit Card. Like you want to get the calculations down to the last penny, or sip of Apple juice? Fret Not, if the Piece of Cake ever comes into existence, it’ll give going Dutch with friends a whole new meaning. By using this device each one can pay for just what they ate using their CC. The screen displays the total items consumed and you select your share to be automatically calculated.

0 Designers: Various

Customized Band Aid

Customized Band Aid

With kids at home you do have to keep an assortment of shapes and sizes of band aid at home. More often than not, I use it for the placebo effect; a strip plaster round the superficial cut on the finger works better than any medicine, cuddling or kisses. The Long and Short Plaster does away with the need of stocking up assorted sizes and works like a tape dispenser. Cut out the right size and use it.

0 Designers: Miyeon Kim & Hoyoung Lee

Micro Perforated Perfection

Micro Perforated Perfection

How would you like to know that when it’s not the light of your life, your bulb is busy resting in it’s own lovely nest? That kind of peace of mind can be yours, now! With only a single steel sheet to cover it, this bulb’s next to a mother, but its only child is light. Each sheet of steel is made to be penetrated by light with micro-perforations. Open and closed at the same time.

0 Designer: Mist-O Design