KonneKting Isolated Kiddos

KonneKting Isolated Kiddos

Whether closed off for immunological or other physical reasons, children in isolated care still rely on socialization as a therapy for body & mind. This is difficult given the solitary conditions. Until now! KonneKt is a creative solution that transforms windows from barriers into a shared playground where kids can play together from their own rooms. Using magnetized or suction-cupped shapes & figures, the system encourages children to work together to create scenes or play games like chess, connect four, or checkers. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Job Jansweijer

12 O'clock Somewhere

12 O’clock Somewhere

12:00 on a watch face marks the end of a day for someone, but it also means the beginning of a new day for someone else. Inspired by this relationship, Reset is a modern timepiece that displays user-defined points in time to indicate daylight hours in other parts of the world where family and friends may be. Represented in a linear form across the face, wearers can easily tell if they’re within an appropriate time to call, or simply be reminded their loved ones are starting a new day.

0 Designer: Kim Hyo Jin

A Smart Moov

A Smart Moov

The announcement of the Apple Watch has turned into a game changer for the industry. Tim Cook’s incessant speech about fitness and its integration into the wearable device have put many of the seasoned players into a tizzy. At this juncture, fitness smart watch concepts like the MOOV Smart Watch, which target the less aggressive population, can serve as a comic relief.

0 Designer: Xinyi Wang

The Coffee Sleeve

The Coffee Sleeve

The stats are very clear, used coffee grounds are literally dumped by cafés and little thought given to their recycling. Incidentally the grounds are good raw material for dehumidification, deodorization and compost. However, today we focus on the ECO Sleeve Maker, which compresses and converts used coffee grounds into sleeves for the coffee cups. Of course we need to add water and a little bit of sugar to fashion a stiff sleeve, moreover we can dispose the sleeve as compost and continue the eco chain.

0 Designers: Choi Seungho, Lime Hyunmook, Han Jiyu and Yeon Taekwon

The Perfect Portable Party Speaker

The Perfect Portable Party Speaker

Born from a conceptual collaboration between home theater manufacturer Bang & Olufsen and popular music service Spotify, the B&O Party system combines high-grade audio and collaborative music sharing in one! Ideal for parties, dinner at home with friends, or family time during the holidays, every user can connect and upload their playlists/tracks for a true sharing experience controlled via smart app. Create the mood together and set the perfect tone to every occasion!

0 Designer: Giovanni Valentinis

A Different Desk from the Rest

A Different Desk from the Rest

Soundbox is a one-of-a-kind design that stands out both aesthetically and functionally! At the heart of this whimsical desk is an integrated old-school amplification system that captures audio from a recessed smartphone dock built-in to its surface. Odd, but oh-so cool! An eccentric blend of materials including mesh and polished metalwork mixed with patchwork wood are a perfect compliment to its overall unconventionality.

0 Designer: Jina U

One-Handed Bandaid

One-Handed Bandaid

Designed for patients who must self-inject, like hemophiliacs and diabetics, Easy Aid makes the process of tending the post-puncture area easier. Unlike standard bandaids, the design is almost effortless to use thanks to its gasket design which allows users to quickly pinpoint and place the bandage then pinch off the cover with one hand and in one simple motion! Check out the vid to see how it works —>

0 Designer: Pei-Chih Deng

iWash For Germ-free Hands

iWash For Germ-free Hands

The unique thing about the iWash faucet is that it gives a visual representation of the bacteria and other germs present on our hands, which diminish as we lather and get them clean. No doubt, the best was to keep infections in check is by washing our hands as often as possible. Building on this theory, the iWash is a pretty neat innovation that nudges us in the right direction. Basically it lays importance on creating awareness and practicing self-sanitization.

0 Designers: Various

Designer Mist

Designer Mist

Time and again we see designers repurposing everyday objects into something more stylish and sophisticated than their original purpose. For example, we have here the Bottle Humidifier Mini, which is the fusion of precision engineering and aesthetic design. Its native intention is akin to a medicinal bottle, however in its refined version it’s everything that a humidifier should be. Hook it up via USB and experience powerful supply of humidity required by your personal space – bedroom, office, or living room.

0 Designer: Cloud and Co for 11+

Skiing Just Got Smarter

Skiing Just Got Smarter

Kiing is the first activity tracker designed specifically for skiers. Placed at the front and back of the skis, the system uses GPS, an accelerometer, and other sensors to monitor velocity, turns, and other data which are transmitted via Bluetooth to a wrist-worn device for interpretation. With this information, skiers can not only hone their skills but compete with friends and other skiers via social media sharing!

0 Designer: Lucas Ortiz Estefanell

Pressure Sores No More!

Pressure Sores No More!

Shift is a remarkable wheelchair cushion designed to heal and prevent pressure sores without interrupting users’ daily lives. Adaptable to any user’s body, the system self-calibrates pressure levels in each cell to accommodate an individual’s needs and comfort level. Quickly cleanable, naturally ventilated, and more affordable than existing cushions, it’s also easy to maintain and replace parts as needed, making it not only more effective but more efficient!

0 Designers: Various

General Rubbish Information

General Rubbish Information

The Knowing Trashcan is design research project that focuses on how a small awareness change can impact people’s attitude towards recycling. The trashcan imparts trivia based on the kind of trash disposed, thus making us aware of its positive impact. For example it may tell us how disposing of plastic bottles can help us save fuel…down to the specific amount! Talk about lasting impressions!

0 Designer: Xinyi Wang

The Simplicity Of Framing In A Classy Way

The Simplicity Of Framing In A Classy Way

Right from the ones picked up at concert gigs to the motivational ones found in the office cubicle, there is a poster for every occasion, and admit it … who doesn’t love putting up posters. STiiCKs Frames are the simplest, most well crafted frame ever and are infinitely reusable. They are the sorts that take care of your posters and allow you to hang them without damaging the precious picture.

0 Designer: Brandon Knowlden [ Buy it Here ]