Titanic Lacked Rescue Sticks

Titanic Lacked Rescue Sticks

Humor aside, it’s quite tough to aim a heavy Lifesaver tube, accurately to a drowning person. It would be much easier to throw him the Rescue Stick, which is a baton shaped contraption. Contraption it is, coz it’s strings undergo a chemical reaction when they hit the water; they dissolve to release a horse-shoe shaped float. So basically the baton reacts to the water and becomes a life-saving device. As a back-up plan, in case the reaction fails, the tube can be inflated manually.

0 Designers: Sungjoon Kim, Jangwoon Kim, Sook-kyung Lee & Keunhwan Pack

Saddle Up!

Saddle Up!

The saddle. What’s more classic than the saddle. The HORSE saddle, I should say. There ARE things more classic than the RAT saddle, which of course is ridden by the common cowboy cricket. No, I am talking about the human-to-horse saddle here, and what we HAVE here is a design that re-interpreits that. With a nice, shiny new, web mesh.

0 Designer: Ben Cselley

Super Cool And Super Cute!

Super Cool And Super Cute!

A designer professor once told me that the key to a good design was innovating on an existing one. Kinda like improvising and adding a new dimension to the product. Take the casestudy of keys; until now the focus has been improving the locking mechanism and safety features. I don’t think many (or any) have considered re-designing the styling of a key per se. Uber-cool transportation designer Greg has. His SUPER COOL Designer STAT KEYS collection are stylized blank keys that can be cut to fit majority of American locks and Kwikset locks.

0 Designer: Gregory Scott Stoermer [Buy Here]

Snail-Mail House, Do They Still Exist?

Snail-Mail House, Do They Still Exist?

Oh yea they do, coz no matter how hooked we get to technology, emails, chats etc. Snail Mail WILL NOT go out of fashion. So presenting to you here is a very tangible “Lettreman XXL” letter box, to receive those Christmas Checks from grandmas. Besides the “striking peephole”, what I really like about the box is the clever paper-tube, where my callous newspaper boy can leave my morning papers. Well protected from the elements! If the XXL size too big for you, RADIUS DESIGN has two smaller sizes to choose from. BTW I love the zesty orange color one.

0 Designer: RADIUS DESIGN

Tactile Flash Cards for the Blind

Tactile Flash Cards for the Blind

Rhea Jeong, YoungSoo Hong, Sun Min Lee and Sae Hee Lee of Samsung Design Membership have it all figured out. Surely by now the schools for the blind have their lessons and so forth figured out by now, right? I mean, we’ve been teaching sight-impared folks for generations, right? There is ALWAYS room for improvement, everyone, and here is a big step!

0 Designer: Rhea Jeong, YoungSoo Hong, Sun Min Lee and Sae Hee Lee of Samsung Design Membership

Like A Sort of Vine Lamp

Like A Sort of Vine Lamp

This right here is the Climbing Lamp. It is not alive, contrary to the title. It does appear to be climbing, however, just like a good vine plant wood. The Climbing Lamp is also a kit, the kind of kit that allows you to make your own combinations of angles, attachments, and directions. 8 pieces and a plethora of possibility!

0 Designer: Trust In Design

My Latest Fashion Accessory

My Latest Fashion Accessory

Inspired by photosynthesis, the Leaf is a wearable bracelet phone that incorporates solar cells on its front panel for juicing it up. If that’s not good enough, the cradle into which it docks also hosts the cells on the back. Alternatively, on a dark dingy day you can use the trusty electricity to recharge the phone. A pretty basic phone with calls and messages functions only, it’s main objective is to “remind people that they can contribute to energy efficiency.”

0 Designers: Seungkyun Woo & Junyi Heo

Photoshop Your Vision

Photoshop Your Vision

Akin to Photoshopping the images to suit your requirements, the VIU Contact Lens blurs out the stark realities of life that you don’t want to see. Transforming your vision to suit your preferences, it can obscure and twist the realities of a stinky dumpster down your alley or block out that offensive Ad on the billboard. Intrigued? No, I’m scared, coz if we have a choice to block out the visions that we don’t like, we may end up as far away from reality as this concept.

0 Designer: Christofer Kümmerer

Plane Takes Off On Magnets

Plane Takes Off On Magnets

The MagLevAir is an airplane shuttle system with reduced noise, space and energy consumption during take off. The airplane is hooked to a maglev shuttle saving expensive cerosin for accerleration during take off. In flight the delta wing shaped airplane uses scram jets. The MagLevAir is part of a hub and spoke system. It could serve in an urban environment and transport passengers across short distances to bigger airports with more standard Airbuses and Boeings.

0 Designers: Leonie Lawniczak, Deniz Örs & Georg Milde

Grippy For The Grip Challenged

Grippy For The Grip Challenged

Slip Grips are designed to help individuals with limited hand mobility manipulate objects that they would otherwise be unable to use. The product is used by slipping the finger holds over the thumb and forefinger and then snapping objects in to place via the clips located in between these finger holds. At a slight angle, the clip directs objects placed in it downward, giving the user a natural range of motion.

0 Designer: Stanton Burns

How To Read A Non-Braille Book

How To Read A Non-Braille Book

You’re blind, I mean sight impaired and the situation is that you wanna read Harry Potter but the Braille version is not available. So you pop out the “Haptic Reader”, place it on the front page, and allow it to scan the contents. Almost magically all the letters get converted to Braille, which dot the surface of the reader. Want more magic? Turn on the voice system, to hear the story instead.

0 Designers: David Lee, Yuna Kim & Hansub Lee

Sphere-it in the Sky

Sphere-it in the Sky

Electricity is in the air. Literally. This vehicle, the futuristic “Bio Top” utilizes “wireless electricity” technology. The front of this vehicle has 2 wheels, the back has one, and this one is a sphere which charges the electric car battery as it goes, then transmitting the energy from the battery to the car through that wireless electricity. Also you’ve gotta have a listen about the steering wheel!

0 Designer: Luis Pinheiro de Lima

Choose Your Atmospheric Fate

Choose Your Atmospheric Fate

So perhaps you’d like blue today. Or perhaps you’d like magenta? Or perhaps you’d like to go for broke and say choose… pure white light? My goodness you have all of these choices, all of them, with this lamp I am about to show you called the “Color Therapy Lamp.” A color LED selection of “millions of colors” right from your mobile phone. Not so novice!

0 Designer: Peter Kuhar