Monitor Your Power Diet

Monitor Your Power Diet

Diet charts are hard to monitor, but keeping a tab on what your power-hungry gizmos is not so cumbersome, easy in fact. You need stuff like the DIET WATT system to do the calculations for you. The DIET WATT_Sub keeps a tab on the plug of the gadget and displays consumption info in real time. It transmits the readings to the DIET WATT_Main, which is the hub of info and calculations for all your appliances. The idea is that the results will put you on this guilt trip and encourage your to conserve rather than squander our resources.

0 Designers: Hyun Joo Lee & Eu Tteum Lee

Love Pot is HOT!

Love Pot is HOT!

A brilliant design with good intentions is always a winner. For the design part, Love Pot is a non-electric humidifier plus aroma dispenser. It has this tissue ball made from laminated wool felt to maximize evaporation in limited volume. Another point in favor of the wool felt is that it absorbs water fast, and launders well. For the intentions part: this $30 pot is for the Nanum project, where 100% of the profits go as charity to provide educational scholarships to impoverished children. That’s what I call Design with a Conscious!

0 Designers: Sangmin Bae & ID+IM Design Lab. Members

The Rest Goes to the Dry

The Rest Goes to the Dry

These water bottles are missing some water! Approximately 50ml out of every 500ml bottle. The rest is collected and sent to countries that have the little-helped but terrible problem of a lack of clean water. Can you imagine life without clean water? No showering, drinking makes you sick, cooking food is out, et-cetera, et-cetera. Terrible. This water’s all about the graphics.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park

Saloon with No Drinks

Saloon with No Drinks

This car is a wild missile for heck. It’s the 2017 Alfa Romeo Executive Fastback Saloon. What a mouthful! What an eyeful, you’re about to witness. Designer Jacob McMurry’s whipped up this magic machine to compliment the Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione in Alfa Romeo’s return to the North American market.* In this project, inspiration’s drawn from Carnevale di Venezia, aka the Carnival of Venice.

0 Designer: Jacob Mcmurry

Foldable and Re Chargeable

Foldable and Re Chargeable

Employing its very own lithium-ion-polymer battery, the “BiCX” recharges with human power. Both with pedaling and with free-riding (as in when you’re just coasting your way down a gigantic hill.) Using the power is the fun part though, of course. You reap what you sow. Both a cruise mode and a booster button. A booster button!

0 Designer: Jeongche Yoon

Just A Matter Of Habit

Just A Matter Of Habit

Bad habits die hard, especially the ones where you have to go switch off your electronics from the mains. Doing their bit to resolve this issue, designers Daun Yun & Junil Choi have come up with the “Switcle”, the plug-point and the switch married into one! Dang, only one tiny flaw, you still need to remember to switch OFF.

0 Designers: Daun Yun & Junil Choi

Disposable Handles Are Cookie Friendly

Disposable Handles Are Cookie Friendly

We have disposable cups so why not disposable handles? The Clean Cup holder slides onto most disposable cups instantly turning them into a proper mug. You can even write on the neck so people know what you’re drinking and who it belongs to. But perhaps the most interesting tidbit is the offset design of the rings enabling one to securely hold their cup while manipulating a delicious cookie

0 Designer: Dmitry Boyko

What Winsome Ceramic Speakers

What Winsome Ceramic Speakers

I’ve spent a good month+ with Joey Roth’s Ceramic Speakers purposely avoiding all other reviews of it. I wanted nothing to influence me. I was steadfast in going with my gut. No cerebral analyses or intellectualizing what a modern $400+ speaker should look like. Sound isn’t tangible. You have to feel it to know it and that’s how I approached this review. These speakers enabled me to “experience” resplendent audio.

0 Designer: Joey Roth (Buy it here)

Book Pills

Book Pills

So you’ve got all the book shelves, yes? I bet you don’t have a stack of pill-shaped bookshelves. Take a peek at this stack of shelves right here. Made of flexible inner materials (aluminum or iron) and a little bit more flexible material (rubber or sponge), plus the outer shell of plastic. That’s a recipe for a good time. A good time with amazing bookshelves.

0 Designer: Je Sung Park

LED Destroys Incandescent Forever

LED Destroys Incandescent Forever

I’m not sayin this lamp is going to kill incandescent lamps altogether, but it’s gonna slay some of them I bet, for sure. It’s called the “Allure” and it’s a pretty amazing floor lamp. It looks like a fantastic set of tentacles. Multiple light sources from the same lamp – that’s amazing! Amazing! And not only that, but while the lamp base is meant to stay in place on the ground, the lamp post rotates. Excellent!

0 Designer: Zhiqiang Liu

Autonomous Power Train Power

Autonomous Power Train Power

Welcome to the future of mobility. See here a concept about the way we’re about to be getting around. Cars controlled by robot brains, cargo containers for 20, 24, 40 passengers at a time. Entertainment screens on the backs of seats. Swivel chairs. And bright, shiny colors!

0 Designer: Francisco Lindoro and Philipp Divitschek

This Time It’s A Sexy Watch

This Time It’s A Sexy Watch

Besides it’s sexy looks, what I like most about the OXY Watch is that it’s unisex. Routine specs like Time, Date, Calendar, and Alarm are included, but what makes it stand out is its gorgeous E-ink display. It’s been conceived in several versions with stainless steel and colored leather strap combos, encasing a monochrome display with mineral glass. XKALIA Typography has been used to display the numerics, which really goes well with the styling.

0 Designer: Adrián Castro

Armadillo Head Protection

Armadillo Head Protection

A helmet that’s made to protect your head with the intelligent design of thousands of years of animal evolution. The armadillo (aka the Tatoo) has not one large shell, but many little plates for protecting it’s hide from danger. The Tatoo helmet uses not one giant piece of plastic and foam to protect the head, but many little ones, protection provided courtesy of EPP : expanded polypropylene.

0 Designer: Julien Bergignat