Bottoms Up! It's Tap Water

Bottoms Up! It’s Tap Water

Many of us are finicky about the source of our drinking water; the privileged lot downs Kona Nigari or Evian while the rest of us are happy with any odd brand. Although countries like U.S. and U.K. assure safe water from the kitchen tap, not everyone consumes it. One of the reasons we should be looking at this source is, the amount of waste generated from the bottled water. Efforts have to be made to adopt concepts like the Aqua Mineralis, to sustain and protect our environment.

0 Designer: Jenny Lundgren

Folded Note Launch de Picasso

Folded Note Launch de Picasso

Welcome back, I.D. fans, to this newest installment of “Do-Want” for artists and nerds! Today’s product is made by a designer who’s been published by Yanko more than once: Cedric Ragot! Ragot brings a simple wooden Moleskine modification kit the likes of which Matisse and Hemingway would love to shoot love letters with all the live-long day: the Love Messenger!

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Fat Before a Visit to the Loo, Skinny After

Fat Before a Visit to the Loo, Skinny After

You know they say you’re a few pounds lighter after a seated visit to the loo, it’s true. Designer Haikun Deng designed a toilet seat with a built-in digital scale but her rationale behind its conception is a bit counter productive. It’s designed for women who are constantly monitoring their weight. The need to feel skinny is satisfied every time they finish the “doo.”

0 Designer: Haikun Deng

Condom Protects You From Viruses!

Condom Protects You From Viruses!

Ding ding, yes it’s true. Condoms can significantly reduce the likelihood of you catching some nasty virus except this condom is designed for the digital kind. Computer viruses are just as virulent as the biological variety, just as insidious, and just as detrimental. The Condom USB is a device that acts as a stopgap between any USB enabled device and your computer.

0 Designer: Ko Yang

The Finest Books Read While Seated

The Finest Books Read While Seated

Certainly not an early runner for this years Most Complicated Design Award, Studio KG brings us what’s called the “Read-In-Peace.” A deadly title, yes? This book stand stands for sitters, quite simply. While most book stands are made for those who inspect them standing up, the RIP allows the reader to sit nicely.

0 Designer: Studio Kawamura Ganjavian

I Am Not of the Bottle, but the Glass!

I Am Not of the Bottle, but the Glass!

Your no-wino-am-I-oh-me-oh-my-oh worries are over, Heidi! The glass is now the bottle. As the designer, Mister Edouard Larmaraud, (a Frenchmen, of course,) says: the gesture of “drinking straight from the bottle” become less vulgar when the bottle is made for the drinking. Add this to the Industrial Design shelf of things that everyone wants but noone would dare use.

0 Designer: Edouard Larmaraud

Be Online Together Outside, Kids!

Be Online Together Outside, Kids!

Are your children addicted to online video games? Don’t worry! They soon will be. Designer Tamer Nakisci’s “Smartground” is a playground connected to the internet. Once a child steps onto the playing field, they are in the online battleground with every other child on the planet. Fighting for their lives! Or just points.

0 Designer: Tamer Nakisci

All Terrain Robot Goes Where No Man Dares

All Terrain Robot Goes Where No Man Dares

Let me give this to you straight…. not all of us are Edmund Hillary to climb high mountains and neither are we adept enough to traverse every nook and crevice to gather data for research. Carbon Emissions and greenhouse gases are environmental issues that keep hounding us. We need to monitor our glaciers in order to predict our eco-future. Tribot offers a safe alternative to keeping a tab on them and researchers can catch the action from a secure distance.

0 Designers: Jonathan Herrle, Josef Niedermeier & Ralf Kittmann

My Home's Umbrella is Better Than Yours

My Home’s Umbrella is Better Than Yours

Designer and Architect Andreas Angelidakis released a couple renders on his New Menir house, which I call an island rock. Nevermind the interior or geologic design, check out the rooftop! This “floral umbrella” opens up to capture the suns free energy but when it becomes windy or when night falls, turns into a wind turbine. How adorable!

0 Designer: Andreas Angelidakis

Car Enthusiats Now Frugal with Water

Car Enthusiats Now Frugal with Water

Water conservation is still one of the easiest ways to save energy (yes energy!) and preserve our planet. Fresh water only accounts for 3% of all water on Earth but 1% of it is frozen so in that sense, it’s quite rare. The +Shifter faucet uses the perception of a car’s gearbox to change how much water we use. Instead of changing gear ratios, each position correlates to how much water flows out.

0 Designer: Shen Di

Blow Up Balloons To Clear Up Stank Odors

Blow Up Balloons To Clear Up Stank Odors

Fresh Blow is a product designed to replace boring mundane air fresheners with something fun and energetic! You blow up a balloon thru an aromatic capsule and release it. As the balloon whizzes around frantically, fresh aromatics fill your room.

0 Designer: Moonhwan Lee

Free Energy From Patio Tables

Free Energy From Patio Tables

This is not some new solar powered gadget, this is a product that can revolutionize the way we produce and store energy. The surface of the table is covered in highly efficient photovoltaic cells that collect solar energy all year and then “feeds” the home with precious “clean” electrical energy.

0 Designer: Afroditi Krassa

One Spill Each Day

One Spill Each Day

This is one living concept that’s all about conservation. The Napkins Calendar inspires you to only use one cleaning device per 24 hour period. Right? Maybe not.

Napkins Calendar reminds me of a similar project made by my friend and associate Dylan Lathrop. Mr. Lathrop’s project was a collection of stickers that had their “stuck on” date printed on them. The result of the project: reflection.

0 Designer: Stas Aki