Humans Suck In Water, Need This

Humans Suck In Water, Need This

Exitpoint is a sonar based dive navigation and early warning system designed to reduce incidences of divers becoming separated and assist inexperienced divers when navigating in unfamiliar and challenging environments. It allows divers to access real time information on the location of their dive buddy(ies), supervisor and boat quickly. It also features a proximity warning alerting divers who are in danger of swimming out of range, a.k.a. me.

0 Designer: Tom Fraser

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right

I salute all parents across the world because baby rearing ain’t easy. There’s about a 10 year gap between me and my sister so when she was a baby, I had to prepare her baby formula. It took some trial and error to find the right temp but my life (and hers) would have been so much easier if we had this Baby’s Bottle.

0 Designers: Hung Cheng, Tzu-Yu Huang, Tzu-Wei Wang & Yu-Wei Xiang

Smile Please! Shoot, It’s A Trashcan!

Smile Please! Shoot, It’s A Trashcan!

Dining at self-service has one major flaw, cleaning up your mess after you’re through with the meal. Inevitably the trashcan (front loading types seen in fastfoods) is ALWAYS full, or you spill the tray contents while shoving in the mess. Grrr! I hate it! And while I’m trashing trashcan designs, let me also tell you that only a bottle of Purell makes me want to touch those lidded thingies. On the flip side, something like this Click Hybrid Trashcan will make me want to use it pronto.

0 Designer: Hyejin Lee

Give Your Input on The Mozilla Phone

Give Your Input on The Mozilla Phone

Working with Aza Raskin of Mozilla Labs as part of their Concept Series, yours truly is helming the open source project to design the Mozilla Phone.  The lovely BlackBerry you see here is the first throw-away concept to come out of the project blog at MozPhone.com. While only a crude mashup of a Blackberry 7130 and the Optimus Keyboard, its serves to illustrate how much more we need phones to communicate with us.

0 Designer: Billy May

Candlelight Be Damned, LED Forks Are Here

Candlelight Be Damned, LED Forks Are Here

It’s the Valentine month, and love is in the air. Planning out gifts, romantic dinners, cards…awesome fun! Care to sparkle the evening a bit? Dine in elegance in exquisite settings with gourmet food, candlelights and good old charm! Perhaps lightWARE cutlery will illuminate the ambience; after all it’s a heady combination of silver, crystal and LED lights.

0 Designer: David Veldkamp

The Brave Little Light Cable

The Brave Little Light Cable

The entire cord is stays whichever way you style it. It’s got a flexible electrical lining that allows the entire chord to take part in the way the lamp sits. It’s like, totally alive. Every style is unique. Not like those crappy normal lights. Think of all the things you could use this for! I’d bring it with constructing with me. Next we need it to have some A.I. in there so it could go the next step: follow me around and totally snake smart.

0 Designer: Mi-So Sim

Do It Yourself Pipe and Plastic Chair

Do It Yourself Pipe and Plastic Chair

Word is on the streets that people be lovin the do-it-yourself kinds of stuff. Straight up. This the chair for you. It’s a glider. It ships flat. Produced of recyclable materials. Polypropylene molded sides, synthetic fabric, pvc tubing. Chair or bench. Stay positive with negative space in mind. It’s called “Empower” because yes, the power is indeed yours.

0 Designer: Ryan Klinger

Jazzed-up Washing Machine

Jazzed-up Washing Machine

Some of us would do anything to shy away from a chore, be it cleaning up or doing the laundry. However our friend Murat Ozveri is trying to entice us into at least wearing clean clothes once in a while thanks to his innovative OVO washing machine. The enticement comes in the form of visual appeal more that practical application however. It’s the spunky colors, ergonomic outlines, lights and disco show that glams-up OVO!

0 Designers: Murat Ozveri, Gabriele Crivelli & Jian Ma

 Wet, Pause, Lather, Pause, Rinse, Now You’re Clean!

Wet, Pause, Lather, Pause, Rinse, Now You’re Clean!

Environmental issues are close to my heart simply because I hate to see us waste so much of our resources. Water is a precious one that we take for granted and like it or not we do waste a lot of it when we take a shower or a soak. Industrious designers are coming up ways to cut back the guilt of a nice hot shower. Take a look at this Ishi Shower for instance.

0 Designer: Lockie von Moger

It's Guitar Learnin' Time with Dr. Roboto

It’s Guitar Learnin’ Time with Dr. Roboto

Designer Eugene Cheong brings you “Maestro,” laser and mp3 guitar learning aid. You put mp3s into the device via SD card, the songs are converted into guitar tablature, and the tablature is projected, with laser lights, onto the guitar fretboard as you play. No longer will there be a barrier between you and the great and powerful rock and roll god!

It is a rock and roll (laser show) fantasy!

0 Designer: Eugene Cheong

As Simple or Complex as You Want it to be

As Simple or Complex as You Want it to be

Fingerprint recognition to activate biometric profile. Blank surface when not in use. 3-D interface with artificial intelligence that automatically rearranges your options and thangs based on usage and preference. Touchscreen with growing buttons (really, 3D, up in your face.) How many “smart” phones does it take to screw together the world community?

I got the hookup! Or should I say C. Ferraz do?

0 Designer: Cristina Ferraz

Dandyism Rule: Ride Must Be Stylish

Dandyism Rule: Ride Must Be Stylish

Dandy gentleman prefer to be chauffeured but that’s only because there isn’t a ride suitable to the lifestyle. Bentleys and exotic imports are way to flashy. They need something more refined and subdued like the Motobecane Motivo. The electric scooter rides you around in style. The in-wheel motors are powered by a removable, rechargeable suitcase wrapped in luxurious walnut. Not as tasteless as its Japanese counterpart and no where near as brash as an American chopper.

0 Designer: Miguel Ángel Iranzo

Brush Can, Cleans A Fine Toothed Comb

Brush Can, Cleans A Fine Toothed Comb

You won’t catch me on my hands and knees sweeping with an old fashioned duster. No sir I prefer to use the power of a little wonder called the Roomba but sometimes getting manual is the only way to go and the Brush Can makes it a tad easier to keep up cleaning chores. The densely packed bristles can magically clean themselves if you pull them thru combed teeth. Also a perfect way to hold the brush in place. Brills.

0 Designer: Hye-Min Jung