Ring of Power, Except it Snitches on You

Ring of Power, Except it Snitches on You

MHS Electronics has created the UV rays detector to measure and keep information about the time people spend under the sun to prevent skin and eyes diseases such as melanoma. If you think you can cheat, think again. All the information gets linked up with your doctor. The device comes in a ring form factor for easy wearability and because hands are the most exposed body part to the sun. To keep information synced and the ring charge, just place it on top of its USB powered dock.

0 Designers: Julien Bergignat & Laurence Charron-Huysecom

Leaky leaky? Sparky Sparky

Leaky leaky? Sparky Sparky

Say you are on a jolly walk around the block, or maybe a jolly walk through the inside of your own home. You glance to your left and see, what’s that, a tap leaking water! What a waste! You’d go right over and “shore it up.” Wouldn’t want to let that water go to waste, right? What the ECord does is make that situation a reality for electricity. You wanna save energy, right?

0 Designer: Lufdesign

Airplane Alarm Clock Redux

Airplane Alarm Clock Redux

The same two-display clock you pick up before each flight (because you lose it between each flight.) The Industrial Facility’s designed this perfected object for IDEA International, Japan. IDEA plans on unveiling the production model at 100% Design London. It’s called “Jetlag,” and it’s sky high!

0 Designer: Industrial Facility

Touched by His Noodly Appendage

Touched by His Noodly Appendage

Although this project isn’t quite Spaghetti Monsterism, you may find the experience you glean from this, “Fat Knits,” to be quite religious. A bunch of furniture -nay- interior product – that clicks the enlarge button on holiday gifts from Grandmother…

and brings you what you’ve always wanted… GIANT THREADS.

0 Designer: Bauke Knottnerus

Transformer Shelves Are More Than Meet The Eye

Transformer Shelves Are More Than Meet The Eye

I’ve never needed a whole lot of room for my socks, but this set of drawers from designer Martin Sämmer would definitely fill the ticket. Designed to allow consumer customization through the ornate arrangement of compartments, the shelves aspire to a process of creative expression that will ‘transform’ the consumer into a “Design-Prosumer.” Paradigm shift or not, Mom would never have found those adult magazines If I’d hid them in these drawers.

0 Designer: Martin Sämmer

Solar Powered Solar Panel Sun Glasses

Solar Powered Solar Panel Sun Glasses

The glasses themselves don’t need power to block the sun’s rays from your eyes. That’s power-free. The SIG, or “Self-Energy Converting Sunglasses” are quite simple. The lenses of the glasses have dye solar cells, collecting energy and making it able to power your small devices through the power jack at the back of the frame. “Infinite Energy: SIG”

0 Designers: Hyun-Joong Kim & Kwang-Seok Jeong

Chair to Stool to Chair Again

Chair to Stool to Chair Again

You wanna sit, but I wanna sit also. I don’t wanna sit on the floor! So you’ve got to get up. -Wait no! Your chair folds down into a stool! By jove, keep on foldin! Presenting the Fold! Available in undone wood or Wintergreen -I mean “Winterfold.”

Both flavors fold with ease.

0 Designer: Fredrik Farg

SnoozeMe, Find That Snooze Button Faster!

SnoozeMe, Find That Snooze Button Faster!

Does this situation sound familiar? You’re sleeping wonderfully and just can’t bother waking up immediately when the alarm clock goes off – so you just push the snooze button and get right back to leaping sheep land. Sometimes I can’t even find the snooze button so my hand just sorta smacks around in the general vicinity until the alarm shuts off. SnoozeMe offers a less jarring snooze experience because it’s a plushie you sleep with.

0 Designer: Lisa Toepfer

Throne Fit For Kid Gamer King

Throne Fit For Kid Gamer King

Gamerox is a new concept in game seating, designed for younger computer game users. Its unique design and patented mechanisms encourage full 3D body movement during game play. As well as creating a more exciting, interactive gaming experience, this movement improves circulation and aids muscle and skeletal development. Gamerox also assists in the development of coordination, balance and spatial awareness. The seat design encourages a dynamic upright sitting position so slouchers beware.

0 Designer: Tim Briggs

35-H Lounger Makes The Embody Look Like A Nerd

35-H Lounger Makes The Embody Look Like A Nerd

With all the comfort of Herman Miller’s Embody with none of its neurotic over-engineering, the 35 H Lounger from Designer Frédéric Sofia lets the eye rest easy on the smooth leather lines of this gorgeous relaxation machine. Typically an assortment of adjustment handles will litter chairs’ undercarriages, but Frédéric opted to house the controls in the armrests themselves, keeping the overall form very clean. So while it may look overly simplistic, there remain four pneumatic jacks to keep your back and butt in perfect alignment at all times.

0 Designer: Frederic Sofia

Clothes Hangers + Plastic Bag = Trash Can

Clothes Hangers + Plastic Bag = Trash Can

Optimally, I would have a plastic trashcan with basketball hoop 10 feet away at all times. Unfortunately, my trashcans typically consist of shopping bags or unused secondary packaging, a reality that gives the Trash Bag Holder from Chen & Karlsson great impact in the context of our makeshift lives. Never mind the holder’s promotion of “re-use” (the best of all the Three R’s), all it needs now is another clothes-hanger above all the rest for the basketball hoop.

0 Designer: Chen & Karlsson

SNEAK PEEK! 2010 Volvo S60

SNEAK PEEK! 2010 Volvo S60

Rubbed my eyes twice to make sure it wasn’t a mirage. That really is a Volvo – just a concept (an S60 to be exact) but one the venerable automaker says demonstrates their future design DNA. Odd, I don’t really see anything ground breaking as far as concepts go. Its got the typical curves, fender flares and oversized tires synonymous with concepts. Still the fact that it’s a Volvo, and in comparison to the current S60, this is a huge change.

0 Designer: Volvo

Big Eye Needle

Big Eye Needle

Where was this invention when I was in Fashion Design school? Big Eye Needle is an ordinary loop-eye sewing needle except it’s made of some new fangled metal. With a bit of pressure, the tiny loop-eye expands to the size of a button hole making threading a cinch – literally. Gone are the days of far sighted clumsy hands and sore thumbs. Damn thread never seems to want to go in without a fight. I need the Big Eye Needle now. Appropriately, I rate this a DO WANT!

0 Designer: Woo Moon-Hyung