This Bike is a Lock

This Bike is a Lock

So you need a bike. You need a bike that’s also a lock, and that’s all you need. It’s black, and it’s metal, and that’s about it. But I’ll tell ye what, it’s darn secure. DARN secure. When the thing you’re trying to lock up is the lock, what more do you want? It’s the “Freelock.”

0 Designers: Bong Hokuen & Ko Yoenjung

To Relax, Climb A Wall

To Relax, Climb A Wall

Now that’s some sound advice! Most often folks depend on power-naps, yoga and stretching to combat stress in office. Here’s a look at an innovative way that combines “active rest with physical stretching of the entire body.” Just flip around this extraordinary Vitra Whiteboard to indulge in an impromptu session of wall climbing. The awesomeness doesn’t end here; this “man-made, movable climbing wall” is meant for the entire office staff. Individual stats and levels for difficulty can be maintained coz the system hooks up to a comp.

0 Designer: Petr Kubik

How About A Shower In Your Backyard

How About A Shower In Your Backyard

For no apparent reason, for camping or simply summertime funk; the idea of a backyard shower sounds cool and sublime. Carry the canister out and hang it from a tree and indulge in some unadulterated fun! Fashioned as a plastic molded box, the can of the Portable Shower has a capacity of 12 liters. To enhance the pressure of the water flow, one can kick-start the pump with the touch of a button; which is powered with a detachable rechargeable battery. Pull out the spout end and get going wet!

0 Designer: Petr Hampl

Confuse Time, All The Time, Every Time

Confuse Time, All The Time, Every Time

If you live in the land of confusion, lemme confuse you more! Designer Johan Bisse Mattsson is testing my limits as a writer and yours as a reader. Let’s see if you can comprehend this: A clock, where the Second’s Hand rotates from the tip of the Minute’s Hand. The Minute’s Hand rotates from the tip of the Hour’s Hand. Confused? I know I am…so give it up for Einstein here and head over to the Hand in Hand Clock webpage, where you can experience this mesmerizing design first hand.

0 Designer: Johan Bisse Mattsson

Ambidextrous Wacom Intuos 4 Review

Ambidextrous Wacom Intuos 4 Review

Once upon of time the Intuos line of drawing tablets from Wacom were designed for creative professionals but with the Intuos 4 line, I would go out on a limb and say it’s inclusive of everyone’s needs. Traditional artists who complained of pressure sensitivity (or lack there-of) will be happy to know it’s twice as sensitive so all the nuances from hand to paper (figuratively) are far more accurate and in real time.

0 Company: Wacom [ Buy it Here ]

Really Really Dry Pair Of Gumboots

Really Really Dry Pair Of Gumboots

Being a hardcore Urbanite, I don’t think I really appreciate the need for really dry shoes. Not that it doesn’t rain in my city; we do get our fair share of monsoons, but it’s just that I can’t fathom the need for a specialized drier for my shoes. On the other hand folks who tend to spend much time outdoors (like farmers) and work in damp environments would really value the Windry Boot Drier. This device works by directing air into the boot, accelerating the evaporation of moisture, thus drying the gumboots pronto.

0 Designer: John Lee for The Ideas Foundry

VitameatavegiMIX

VitameatavegiMIX

Are you tired, rundown, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unPOPular? The answer to all your problems is this little digital audio player from iXing. Dubbed the “Vitamin”, this tiny tune toter supports both MP3 and WMA files, features a seven preset equalizer and has USB 2.0 connect-ability. Controlling your tunes is almost as easy as popping a pill.

0 Designer: Sangnam Park

Schneider Cup Dreams

Schneider Cup Dreams

Daniel Simon has quickly become a household name in industrial design circles as a result of his Cosmic Motors series. It’s inevitable then that designers would begin popping up with concepts that take obvious inspiration from his work.

0 Designer: Vincent Montreuil

Variable Frame Bike

Variable Frame Bike

The bike is up, then the bike is down. You sit on the bike upright in the city, then set it down to cruise in the suburbs. It’s intuitive. It’s wild. It’s a thesis project. It’s got a video to go with it. It’s already mocked up. The final version will have a battery and hubmotor for a little kick in the pants. Environmentally friendly city and country transportation in one bike.

0 Designers: Daniel Knuepfer & Stefan Wallmann

Power Your Spice

Power Your Spice

The “Salt&Pepper Cell” shakers belong to the “I’m not product series” by Antrepo Design. They previously gave us the Minutuner, which was an awesome design for a clock. While that one confused us to believing it’s a Radio Tuner, the Salt&Pepper Cell serenade as a pair of whimsical D size battery. Fashioned from stainless steel and glass, the power indicators on the sides correlate to the amount of spices left in the shakers, before refill time. The Red&Turquoise and Black&white color options look fantastic!

0 Designers: Antrepo Design Industry

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

10 Creative And Noteworthy Kitchen Companions

Kitchen and people have a love-hate relationship. Many love to hate the chores involved in the process of cooking. Others simply can’t just stop boasting about their culinary skills. For me the toughest part is the chopping of veggies and managing my refrigerator. For you it may be doing the dishes. What we can’t deny is the lure of a prim and proper kitchen that is fitted with the best of best appliances and aids that make cooking a pleasure. Here’s a look at Ten Creative Kitchen Companions that can make you the perfect chef!

0 Designers: Various

Worst Idea: Cords

Worst Idea: Cords

So you’ve got cords. I know you do. Here’s the solution for you. That’s assuming you’ve got beef with cords! Which most people generally do at one time or another in their cordy lives. Here it is. It’s DOTZ. It’s made up of three different kinds of accessories: Dotz™ CordIdentifiers™, Dotz CordStraps™, and Dotz ™ CordWraps™. I imagine that you’re hardcore enough to guess which is which and what they do, generally. Worth it? Cute enough colors and icons?

0 Designer: Micah L. Maraia

Use Your Water Twice

Use Your Water Twice

It goes in the sink, then it goes in the toilet. What’s that? It’s your water bill! You’ve got to conserve in any way you can. Here’s a lovely simple system that makes use of the fact that toilet water never needs to be as clean as it usually is. The “Eco Bath” concept uses 50% reused water and 50% new water for a toilet system half-ways to nature friendly.

0 Designer: Jang Woo-seok