Analog for Dummies

Analog for Dummies

If you’re like me, you probably wear a watch out of habit and less for actually telling the time. After all, it’s just easier to look at your phone! Finally! A watch is for us lazy folk! The Mask watch’s two rotary layers display only the numbers you’re really looking for, making it fast and easy to check the time. In pure white or black, its subtle minimalist style looks great too.

0 Designer: Filip Slováček

A Different Kind of Decanter

A Different Kind of Decanter

The idea for Birdie decanter was born out of the interplay between geometrical shapes like cones and spheres. Simple yet sophisticated, its distinct shape provides a steady, ergonomic grip, and a spherical top piece that offers a very precise fit. In two sizes, one for wine (80 cl) and one for water (50 cl). Birdie can also be ordered in four translucent colors: grey, purpul, blue and yellow. Get it here!

0 Designer: Markus Johansson for Sagaform

Third Eye for Cyclists

Third Eye for Cyclists

With more and more urban dwellers opting for bicycles over cars, it’s to be expected that more riding accidents between regular traffic and cyclists will occur. The Safeye system adds an additional layer of protection to riders by giving them a view of following traffic. The system detects when an object (such as a car) has approached from behind, first alerting to the rider with tactile vibration in the handles, and then on their smartphone with a live video feed from the rear facing camera.

0 Designer: Jun GyeJin

Solar Stick With USB! Wow!

Solar Stick With USB! Wow!

I am going to be honest with you; I have seen many ideas and concepts that look at harnessing solar power, but none as creative as the eSaving. Here is a device with a retractable solar sheet and ability to charge devices using a USB base. It features 2 regular USB connections and 1 for the USB 2. Love the clean and simple approach towards problem solving.

0 Designers: Gan Yexin, Huang Zhicong & Wang Zihua

wPad

wPad

There is only one word for the Wise Pad – exceptional! Here is a tablet that has a device that is piggybacking on it and can be used to make calls and even juice up via kinetics. I bet there will be some complex tech involved, which only my engineering friends will be able to help figure out. Until then I am going to enjoy this project as a concept and so should you!

0 Designer: Geng Kaiqian

Putting the Fun in Functional

Putting the Fun in Functional

The latest addition to designer Axel Yberg’s series of “functional art,” the Kinect Four tensegrity side table that inspires the viewer to think about the unseen forces at play in its structural form. Designed for a client in the biotech robotics industry, the table is loosely reminiscent robotic joints and arms. A charming blend of metal and wood creates a juxtaposition between industrial and natural elements… a signature of Axel’s unique creative genius. Learn about his process after the jump!

0 Designer: Axel Yberg

Gliding Light

Gliding Light

They call it the Magic Lamp but, truthfully, it’s much too smart of a design to be anything magic! It combines the age-old magnetism with modern LED technology, applying both to a beautiful and functional fluid form. Using a rare earth permanent magnet, the lighting unit can glide and turn along the curved double track to achieve the perfect angle for working or simply setting the mood.

0 Designer: Flamio

Water and Wisdom

Water and Wisdom

Water & Wisdom is a charity project that transforms the cardboard packaging for bottles of mineral water into a chessboard. The bottle caps become the chess pieces. Designed for areas of need, the thoughtful design not only provides fresh water, but an intellectually stimulating activity equally important for mental health.

0 Designers: Various

Modern Multifunctional Desk

Modern Multifunctional Desk

Reminiscent of rolltop desks from the early 1900s, this take on the multifunctional cabinet desk incorporates modern amenities like integrated LED lights and power sockets to enhance your modern workspace. Classic, minimal styling lets you achieve that sought-after vintage look without sacrificing the necessities for powering your modern devices.

0 Designer: Laura Petraitytė

Straighten The Curls And The Crinkle

Straighten The Curls And The Crinkle

Simple Crinkle is a very clever design; when flattened it is an iron that can be used on clothes and when bent, it is a hair straightener. I love it for its very practice approach and usability factor. When I am travelling I tend to pack in both, my hair iron and a clothes’ iron. So, if the tech guys can figure out a heating system that is both safe on hair and clothes, then this design is a complete winner! What do you think?

0 Designer: Jung-A-Lee

Print Nigella’s Recipe From The Telly

Print Nigella’s Recipe From The Telly

There are many reasons why the Skyworth_Memory Share has a place in the future of television evolution. Thanks to the recording feature that Satellite TV operators provide, many a times we tend to pause or replay certain segments of our favorite show, just to capture and relive that moment. I do it a lot during the complex Yoga postures or when noting a recipe from a cook show. With Skyworth_Memory Share, you simply hit the print button and it screen capture of the program gets printed.

0 Designers: Various

Human-powered Healing

Human-powered Healing

Exercise can cause tension and soreness in the leg muscles. Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad stores induction-generated energy during exercise, and releases heat energy to comfort aches and relieve fatigue afterward. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Prof. Aqua Chuan-Yu Chen, Chou Yi-Jin

The Great Observer

The Great Observer

Extreme Sports are exciting and equally exciting is capturing those precise moments of adrenalin pumping excitement. Observer is a camera this is a remotely controlled multicopter robot. It hovers around its subject, shooting video and photos from a safe distance, while the extreme sport activities are enjoyed.

0 Designers: Jinho Kwon, Minhyun Choi, Seunghun Shin & Hyeonwoog Yoon