An Empty Bottle Gets A New Purpose In Life

An Empty Bottle Gets A New Purpose In Life

What good is an empty discarded glass bottle? It only deserves to go back to the recycle bin! NOOO! Wait, don’t give up as yet, invert it over the “Re:fill Chime Bell And Lights” and see it dazzle on your restaurant table! The concept is this: you’re in the restaurant waiting for the waiter to show up to take your order, frantic waving and subtle gestures aren’t working. Use this ingenious gadget to attract the guy’s attention: order = pink light; water = blue light and bill = green light. Sneaky me is never gonna hit the bill button!

0 Designer: Doyeop Kim

Lighted Artwork On My Walls

Lighted Artwork On My Walls

The closest I ever got to needlepoint or patchwork was way back in school when I was forced to do it (for grades!). Looking at the Breathing Patchwork has stirred the artist in me to try out some artsy work in the name of innovation. Basically these modular light tiles are marriage between doing “family patchwork quilt and home-made stained glass windows.” Using your creativity, paint out images on the tiles (which look translucent during the day) and watch them to come to life in the evening thanks to the OLED emitter. Create the ultimate “stained glass” mosaic!

0 Designer: Shane Crozier

King of the Paper Ring

King of the Paper Ring

How pretty a princess you will be! Or prince! Or both! A set of rings, all made of basically what you’d call “regular” paper, each one cut out (by you), rolled or folded, and worn monthly (or daily, depending on how rough you are.) Each flower ring corresponds with a month out of the year. There are two sets: one birthday set, and one “yearly” set. Fancy!

0 Designer: TT:NT

Savior In Deep Waters

Savior In Deep Waters

Generally the focus is always on rapid action response kinda systems that help provide relief during disasters. The flat-pack recovery Rescue Boat seen here is not for rapid response but for post-disaster scenarios. The focus is on a systematic, reliable vessel that will help recover cargo and victims. It is stored and transported in its stackable 9″-deep form, with pontoon tubes detached; till its services are required.

0 Designer: Matthew Spencer

Visual Treats

Visual Treats

Yummy Tummy! But that ain’t a phone you know; it’s a digital menu card. Snooty waiters and stained-dog-eared menu cards in restaurants are two things that I detest and are a big let-down. Although I hear that some places in the Far East do have a digitalized menu card system, I’m sure it’s not as sleek as this Aygness here. This one’s got features like language options (good for tourists), image representation of dishes, direct order placement to the kitchen, and entertainment tools like news and restaurant trivia.

0 Designer: Yeli Tong

The Car That Hangs Outta Your Window

The Car That Hangs Outta Your Window

Picture this: you walk into this hub hanging outta your high-rise apartment and then it gently glides down to the ground level. Touch ground and it transforms into this ultimate car that looks and feels SEXY! This IS the Peugeot Metromorph and it transports you thru the city with ease. I dunno about your hometown, but where I live, I got to pay premium rent for parking my car in my apartment building. This kinda concept looks at eliminating parking woes. Hit the jump to see how this beauty soars.

0 Designer: Roman Mistiuk

An Ominous Orange Glow Lights London

An Ominous Orange Glow Lights London

What’s that mass of balls there in the corner? Is it a mass alien brain invasion? Oh no… Oh no, that is the Fluoro. A haze of orange / red lighting from the mind of Tom Dixon. The Fluoro comes in two different bubbles: as a pendant or a “floor light.” Check these two iterations out and throw them up all over your room! They can command an entire house, engulfing it in the color of madness and insanity.

0 Designer: Tom Dixon

 Magnetic Therapy

Magnetic Therapy

I’m not here to give you the advantages of Magnet Therapy, but to tell you about the new Magnet Liteon Phone designed by Tryi Yeh. He’s decided to use the advantages of Solar panel cells for powering the phone and a spacious OLED screen. Apparently the magnet on the cell phone allows user to change the structure of panel as they want. I particularly fancy the game and media mode, coz that’s what I use my mobile phone the most for!

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

 Giant Trucks Are No Longer Scary

Giant Trucks Are No Longer Scary

The noisy, polluting, gas guzzling giants are being tamed to look more demure and sophisticated, and how! The Scania Concept that we see here is a pure reflection of this new theory and is a bid to change the perception that trucks are the big bullies of the highway. It is designed to be eco-friendly and economical by using a diesel-electric hybrid engine. The innovative part comes on the wheel-hub design that sports indicative color-coded LEDs that point out speeding and other rules broken.

0 Designer: Adam Palethorpe

A Totally Different View

A Totally Different View

360° View is an outdoor camera system that captures the exotic thrills of extreme sports from amazing angles. The setup consists of three small waterproof video cameras with adapters, a display module and an external trigger. This means you get three different perspectives of the particular trick or maneuver. You can either place the cams stationary or mount it on the athlete via the adapter. What’s interesting is that if no help is around, the athlete can independently record the tricks via the external trigger.

0 Designer: Senka Agic

The Power Of My Wrist

The Power Of My Wrist

Dyson Energy Bracelet is a gadget that uses Seebeck effect to harness energy and power your mobile phones for a few precious minutes more, when you desperately need it. Lemme explain a bit: The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa. This typically includes three separately identified effects, the Seebeck effect, the Peltier effect, and the Thomson effect.

0 Designers: Mathieu Servais, Camille Lefer, Clément Faydi & Mickaël Denié

Behold! The Power of Refraction!

Behold! The Power of Refraction!

Yes! You’ve heard of it in your historical legend class teachings, but you’ve never thought it could be harnessed again in our time! But it has been! The refraction of light, my friend, the very harnessing of waves of brightness through awesome, awesome science. What we’ve got here is an installation proving the power of refraction yet again, this time with singles and bunches of LED lights and laser-cut acrylic to lead the way.

Ruth McDermott, show us!

0 Designer: Ruth McDermott

Storms Checked at the Door

Storms Checked at the Door

Sorry, no hurricanes allowed in here. We spent all of one afternoon installing these here hurricane shutters on the entrances so you should probably take a hint, mister hurricane. What we have here is a solution to the aches and pains one must go through to install hurricane shutters on doors and windows when the season arrives. These are made of Lexan, which is normally a hurt to drill through – with Sachin Mistry’s shutters, the shutters stay fresh, minty, and un-screwed!

0 Designer: Sachin Mistry with Fitch