Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Movie buffs may recollect The Memento where the protagonist suffers from anterograde amnesia and tattoos himself with notes or keeps taking pictures of the things to do, in a constant bid to survive each day. Real life is not as dramatic and memory loss patients, especially Alzheimer’s, need something more passive and practical. The Mnemonic is the kinda device that will help an Alzheimer patient to be more independent by being the constant companion that reminds them about the little things in life.

0 Designer: Ming Kiang Tan

Small Budget? A New Door Can Work Wonders

Small Budget? A New Door Can Work Wonders

The Iosa Ghini Collection is a collection of artful modern styled doors to liven up even the most boring spaces. The collection spans the gamut with art nouveau, complete with floral motifs, sweeping arches that turn in on itself, and overlapping lines. Not your cup of tea? How about textural surfaces? The Interprets Textrix series screams luxury with its leather finishes and detailed trim. Still not feeling it? How about the Materia line with its carved reliefs, a play between fine oak and cold metal.

0 Designer: Massimo Iosa Ghini

Cardboard Furniture, Surprisng Results

Cardboard Furniture, Surprisng Results

COMPACT is totally sustainable furniture design made from cardboard and recycled polypropylene. The modular solution comes in 5 flat boards which make for easy transport. Assembly should be a cinch if you’re used to IKEA and it’s all held together by interlocking areas that are sealed with wood glue. Configurations are endless, everything from storage, to a work area complete with lighting.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Nomads Want Jazzed Up Car Interiors

Nomads Want Jazzed Up Car Interiors

A car for some people is 4 wheels with an enclosure meant for transportation. To the nomadic tribe who consider it a second home, it’s a haven where they escape to when they want burn some rubber. Jazzing up the interiors of this second home is the Nomadic Device Integration System or NDI for short. The in-dash unit syncs up all your gizmo peripherals to one system and projects their functions and menus to the UI dashboard for easy access. Safe and fast, NDI looks to be what the car & gizmo-crazy teens would want!

0 Designer: Joshua Saling

Pain In The Back?

Pain In The Back?

Thanks to my husband’s persistent back problems, I have become a second hand expert when it comes to the various methods to alleviate back pain. To make the back muscles strong, regular exercise, stretching, maintaining correct posture and Yoga helps a lot. For the moment when a spasm occurs, doctors usually advice muscle relaxing creams, compresses or painkillers. However sometimes indulgent contraptions like this VertaBrate massager may offer temporary relief.

0 Designer: Jacob Ballard

Legally Paint Freely on Any Wall You Wish

Legally Paint Freely on Any Wall You Wish

So your desire is that of a villain. So you want to do the painting version of killing a puppy. So you like graffiti. You’re gonna have some opposition, and you’re gonna have it immediately. If you want the good walls, you’re gonna have to earn em. And you’re gonna need a plan. Most hott and amazing graffiti writers plan beforehand. Here’s the tool. Here it is. This is the one you need. This is the graffiti writers fun book. You’re still writing in a plain ol’ sketchbook? Get ‘atta here.

0 Designer: Sherwood Forlee

Fargo Here We Come

Fargo Here We Come

Now, I don’t want anybody panicking, but floods; they happen. And as North Dakota’s been showing us, not every place can be 100% prepared for the onset of an especially quick spring after a long, tall-snowed winter. What we’ve got here is a nice little helicopter-drop-in rescue-kayak. A rescue kayak with a nice ol’ stretcher and a tent cover, no less. Better get your arms and back in shape for this one.

0 Designer: Jacob Ballard

The Story About Drying Dishes

The Story About Drying Dishes

Many of you must be accustomed to a dishwasher but a better part of the world still hand washes the dishes. They either towel dries them or puts them up in racks for air drying. No doubt air-drying is a better method and to max this is the Trio Dish Drier. What’s special about this one, is that it’s got these cute little containers at the bottom of the rack that houses herbs. Essentially, the residual water from the washed dishes trickles down to the plants to water them. Nice!

0 Designer: Jordan Bailey

Have A Different Car Everyday

Have A Different Car Everyday

MOY koncept was made for a generation used to using media to express themselves. The idea is everyone can design their own car on their own computer and then apply the design to their vehicle wirelessly or share it with others thru a website or even email. For those lacking creative skillz, there’s a slew of templates to choose from. The car is always connected so imagine dynamically changing your vehicle’s skin in motion. WAIT it doesn’t stop. Since MOY can display both static images and videos it can be used as a new medium for promotion too!

0 Designer: Elvis Tomljenovic

Squishy Lights

Squishy Lights

Medulla in latin means bone marrow or by abstract – the soft inner part of something. The Medulla Lamp sorta takes on that definition as a tripod lamp filled with a fluidic technogel. The legs are flexible enabling multiple configurations. Arrange it with others to form a pattern or use attachments like hooks to hang onto a wall. The illumination comes from two circular LEDs, one diffuses into the technogel, the other is omni-directional. It’s also waterproof so add this to your pool buddy collection.

0 Designers: Matteo Barbaresi, Giovanna Zega, Silvia Fasoli & Marco Bortolozzo

Multifunctional Is The Key Word Today

Multifunctional Is The Key Word Today

Shame on you lazy lumps who can’t multitask! It’s the era where we need to be multifunctional, multi-everything! That rule applies to our batteries as well; if they only juice-up our devices then they are no good, they need to double up as something more. Like this IF-battery, it powers your devices AND has pins on the side that pop out, and plug into a socket for recharging. This does eliminate the need for a recharging station, but it also means you can charge only one battery at a time.

0 Designers: Qian Jiang & Yiying Wu

Where’s The HotSpot?

Where’s The HotSpot?

An imperative question when you are looking for some free internet access! I have a device for you here, that will turn you into the Water Witch, HotSpot Witch! Divina detects WiFi spots and allows you to expand the network by amplifying the signal thanks to the built-in hi-range sensors. The form of Divina is clearly inspired by the magical stick that Dowsers use. My only request, don’t go as crazy as them in the middle of the airport when you detect strong WiFi signals!

0 Designer: Stefano Pertegato

Inflate the Wave Fantastic

Inflate the Wave Fantastic

Hello again, Extreme Sportsmen-and-women. It’s not far off; that lovely season when the whole of North America can jump in the water and splash about wildly. Here’s a toy that boat and super-fast pontoon owners can look forward to. It’s the “LULU1.” Super steerable, fun, bright and colorful for this midwest-lake fashion season. It’s the “first” inflatable tow-able watersports toy that you can do tricks on. Turn a 180, 720, 6120; whatever strikes your fantasy.

0 Designer: Sportsstuff Inc.