Going On A Carbon Diet

Going On A Carbon Diet

Eco2 Widget is a mobile and desktop app to get your carbon eating habits under control. Sure you don’t gain weight from carbon but you do harm the Earth and we all agree – the Earth is in dire need of a carbon diet. Like all diets, it requires a lifestyle change. The Eco2 widget not only monitors carbon affluents between all your devices but also educations and recommends little things you could do to help Earth get slimmer cleaner. There’s even a reward system built-in for digital money and to plant trees.

0 Designers: Jinok Kim & Sanghee Ryu

Powered By Trash

Powered By Trash

A lamppost powered by trash seems like a strange idea but if you think about the ratio between city trash and energy needs – things start to make sense, kinda. This lamppost composts trash and uses the methane byproduct as a fuel to power the lamps. The compost can then be retrieved to re-green our cities. I like the idea but it’s not clear how much trash is needed to keep such a system going.

0 Designer: Haneum Lee

Do Jiggy To Get Sterile

Do Jiggy To Get Sterile

Toothbrushes! Only Sterile Toothbrushes…I promise! The deal is that some folks think it’s high time we had a system to sterilize toothbrushes as they are a breeding ground for some awful Bacteria. One of the ways suggested is to somehow harness our 700 stokes (if you brush for 3 minutes) to kinetic energy, which in turn powers the UV LED in the toothbrush to do some Bacteria zapping. To cut the chase, use Shake Toothbrush, jiggy = dry, sterile toothbrush!

0 Designers: Hak Hyeon Ryu & Gil Ho Jin

Dare To Dream Luxury?

Dare To Dream Luxury?

Recession time over or not, you need to pull up your socks and work your butt to afford the sweet luxuries of life. The happy Brady Bunch here makes no bones of the fact that their Vivace26 Concept Speed Boat is only for the Haves; poor folks be damned! The two-seater high-speed luxury vessel, boasts of specs that take into account technology advances that have already been discovered and developed.

0 Designers: Six Marine Designers

Airport Sleep Pods

Airport Sleep Pods

Have you ever slept at the airport? I sure haven’t. The very idea scares the pee out of me. Some people do, though, and those people are crazy. For those of us who want the convenience of sleeping at the airport, without so much of the crazy, there’s these amazing things right here! “Sleep Box” they go by the name of, designed by Arch Group for those who need private time in strange, unfriendly places!

0 Designer: Arch Group

Snake Light Swallowing

Snake Light Swallowing

Never follow a snake without a big bump in the middle. Take the initiative and train yourself to understand the safeness of the light. The lighthearted comparison of this lamp “After Dinner” to a snake that’s just eaten. There’s two kinds, After Dinner and After Lunch. Can you guess which is which? Not for sitting on.

0 Designer: Hans A Huseklepp, Henning Rekdal Nielsen, Sebastian Jansson, and Maria Berndtsson

Convertible-tastic Train

Convertible-tastic Train

Let me ask you something. Have you been on a train before? Have you been on a mass transit train? Have you been on a mass transit train during rush hour? If you have, you know the difference. You KNOW what I’m talking about. It’s madness. Madness I tell you! There’s every kind of body, sight, and smell you can imagine. The only thing you wish you had more of is space… that’s what we’ve got here!

0 Designer: Jun Yasumoto

Ceramic Speakers, Careful Now

Ceramic Speakers, Careful Now

Our favorite teapot maker Joey Roth is at it again. His Ceramic Speakers made the internet rounds months ago but I had to point out how there’s still nothing like it on the market and if he is to be believed – audiophiles and design snobs alike will both be appeased.

0 Designer: Joey Roth (Buy it here)

Food Dicer, Lemon Slicer, Robot Penguins = WIN

Food Dicer, Lemon Slicer, Robot Penguins = WIN

Let me channel my best Shamwow Guy impression and convince you these items are worth their salt. The Easy Food Dicer, Lemon Slicer and Robot Penguins have a tiny bit of Alessi in them but there’s something modernly sophisticated to them too.

0 Designer: Cosso

Design and Crafts From Spain

Design and Crafts From Spain

“The Gorrinucha” is a joint project between Milrayas & Ceramics San Gines. This piece (cute piggy!) was created for the annual contest of design applied to craft and takes place in Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), in order to provide a platform that encourages creativity and talent as well as a meeting place between artisans and professionals.

0 Designers: Milrayas & Ceramics San Gines

Just What I Need For My iPhone

Just What I Need For My iPhone

For some odd reason, Apple has decided to keep the charging cord for the iPhone pretty short. When you compare it to the Nokia or Motorola chargers, the wire is a teeny-tiny tad! Not that long wires are a help, but either ways, you never are going to be happy with wire lengths! The solution lies in cool accessories like this MI-O Cell Phone Cradle. Keep the phone close enough to the socket and wrap the charger wire, neatly around the expandable wings! Happy Happy Wires!

0 Designer: Cagnina Design [ Buy it Here ]

Riding The Deep Blue Seas Smoothly

Riding The Deep Blue Seas Smoothly

The Vif Argent Yacht combines the principles of foiler and glider so that you can have smooth sailings at high speeds with maximum efficiency. Killer combo, right! The boat floats on its hull while at rest and then deploys its gliders during acceleration, to help attain high speeds (over 50 knots). To ensure the smooth ride, the cabin is actually cruising above the waves at a height. The suspension system, which is integrated into glider folding arms, absorbs the shocks and vibrations of the wave impact.

0 Designer: SVDesign

Slurp Up Buddy

Slurp Up Buddy

We tend to associate polluted water problems with under-developed countries and rarely give a thought to how we would cope with a situation when our fully developed city comes under the siege of Mother Nature’s fury! At times like this, contraptions like the Happy Basin for instant purified drinking water can come as a relief. The basin includes nano ceramic filters embedded in the holes at the bottom of the cup that help in the filtration of polluted water. You simply need to push the basin into the water body and let surface tension buoyancy take its course.

0 Designers: Woo-sik Kim & Duck soo Choi