The Power Socket for Dummies

The Power Socket for Dummies

If you’ve ever tried plugging something in while it’s dark you know that it’s next to impossible. EASY PUT is a next generation power socket that makes it EASY to PUT your plug in even when it’s dark or your line of vision is obstructed. The key is in its functional funnel shape that helps users feel their way around. Simply define the outlet and twist the plug until it’s guided to the holes. A simple yet effective solution for not only the average user but also those with vision impairments.

0 Designer: Soroush Vahidian

Oh uBuoy!

Oh uBuoy!

So the life buoy has been redesigned yet again, this time we have one that is made from specially engineered foam that can form a tight grip around the drowning person, when tension is placed upon the rope. The foam is fully resistant to UV, salt and normal levels of acid and bases. The design features an alarm that goes off when you remove the buoy from its place, this is especially helpful when its being used in remote locations and the emergency services need to be notified asap.

0 Designer: Sean McConnell

Hardcore Couch Potatoes Will Love

Hardcore Couch Potatoes Will Love

Cordless. Sleek. Seamless. Curved touch screen. HD+ surround sound. Bluetooth infinite tech. 4-device DP HDMI. Just a few of the Google Smart MSTV’s fancy-shmancy features that aim to reinvent the way you watch television! A built in social network sharing program also allows you to share what you’re watching, see what you’re friends are tuning in to, or chat with others about your favorite shows. Watch them in your own way thanks to its multiple screen hologram tech which gives you the option for curved, projected displays and more! 

0 Designer: Signature Dumary

In Light of Eternity

In Light of Eternity

A winner of the Franz Award for Porcelain Design, the Sphere pendant find inspiration for this year’s “eternity” theme in the visual symbol. Now in its three dimensional form, the two overlapping ellipses meet at the center where there is a focused, direct beam light. On either side are horizontal extensions with embedded LEDs that cast a softer ambient light. With filigree, complex shapes, the design is also an example of porcelains many applications, even for intricate details.

0 Designer: Markus Kurkowski

Hooked About Garbage

Hooked About Garbage

Innovations in the field of trashcans are few and far between, which is why the “Hook Me Garbage” caught my fancy. It features hook-able arms that mount on top of a desk and makes life a lot easy for those who like to practice ‘crumpled paper basketball!’

0 Designer: Ko Yoon Gyeom

Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1

Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1

The latest from UK-based Yois Design, the Portable Lap Desk Installation No. 1 is a design that will make you say DUH! Why didn’t I think of that? The minimalistic, 3-part desk is perfect for compact spaces. Wedged between two metal, wall-mounted bars, the board can rest flush against the wall when not in use, making its overall footprint next-to-nothing. The unattached bamboo board doubles as a portable lap desk that you can use almost anywhere while a groove across its width serves as handy space for your tablet or phone.

0 Designer: Yois Design

Spray n' Save

Spray n’ Save

However simple, the eco-friendly T-Spray bottle is incredibly innovative in a number of ways! For starters, the bottle features a squeegee adapted directly onto the top in order to free one of the user’s hands during use while also preventing exhaustion. To save space and energy in the delivery process, the multifunctional tool also utilizes an ingenious packaging system where the bottle and squeegee combo are nested in cut-out spaces within the concentrated detergent container.

0 Designers: Navid & Soroush Vahidian

A Mirror for Reflecting

A Mirror for Reflecting

Architect Roberto Paoli’s LOID mirror isn’t just for checking your makeup and hair… it’s for pondering your perspective altogether. The scenographic object captures changing perspectives with 3 mirroring slabs. The surface is not continuous but fragmented into three pars in a deconstructed graphic configuration that makes possible the reflection of the space from three markedly different points of view, all directed toward the user.

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

It’s that time once again! Go for it tigers! Hit this link to claim your FREE registration code for the 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Need a reason to participate? Let me give you one … after the jump, watch the 2014 Luminary Winner – The Copenhagen Wheel (Force behind the Superpedestrian Inc., Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), talk about his journey and experience as the star of the show and how this award takes him many steps forward in achieving his goals.

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Quick Exit And More

Quick Exit And More

Combining a siren to the standard fire extinguisher is quite a clever move by Jeon Yangwon. The purpose of the design is to alert both rescuers and trapped victims of the location and forge an easy pathway to evacuation. A simple innovation that is practical and useful.

0 Designer: Jeon Yangwon

Let’s All Just Jump

Let’s All Just Jump

We have seen many skipping rope (Jump Rope) iterations for harnessing Kinetic Energy and transforming it into torchlights. A new addition to this list is the Jumping Lighting, a rope that lights across its length and not just at the handles. This feature is quite impressive and makes it stand apart from the other concepts. What do you think?

0 Designer: Bae Gyu Ri

Drunken Design

Drunken Design

The Skoki chair is proof that inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places! Designer Michael Kushner envisioned the chair while observing drunk people’s posture at a pub. The result is conversation-starting seating that utilizes springs to make you feel like you’re floating… without the woozy!

0 Designer: Michael Kushner

An EV of the Third Dimension

An EV of the Third Dimension

After 3 years in the making, the INNVELO Three electric prototype has arrived, making it one step closer to the consumer market! The two-seater, three-wheeled EV features a range of 65 miles with a top speed of just under 65 miles per hour, dual electric motors (3.2 kW each), a fairly spacious trunk and just enough leg room to carry a pal side-by-side.  With a projected cost of € 10,000 to 15,000, all you have to do is choose between a work, race and commercial model!

0 Designer: FORM & DRANG