Leaking Light

Leaking Light

Inspired by the natural beauty of crepuscular parallel rays of sunlight that stream through gaps in the clouds, the Leaky lighting project aims to recreate this dramatic effect indoors. It works by utilizing a felt screen over a seemingly random, cloud-like shape to diffuse the glow, concentrating light only where the user desires. To adjust the direction, simply revel sections of the light unit by uncovering the felt.

0 Designer: Efkan Çetin

Resurrecting The Old Oil Rig

Resurrecting The Old Oil Rig

Giving old abandoned oilrigs a new function at sea, the See-Hope is a repurposed rescue station that can help stranded passengers at sea. The offshore oil platforms transform into a safe hub for survivors of disasters and help in rescue missions. An ambitious concept, but given the recent spate of natural and manmade disasters, such forward thinking ideas are welcome.

0 Designers: Various

A neat way to heat!

A neat way to heat!

Ever thought your early morning coffee could be dangerous? Well they say too much of anything isn’t good for you but that isn’t what I’m talking about. When you heat a pot of tea/milk/coffee on a flame, sometimes the heat and the metal container have an adverse on the liquid being heated in it, causing it to release chemicals that can be carcinogenic. In comes the Portable Pot. Now mind you, the name may have multiple interpretations, but this little device is a clever little life saver.

0 Designer: Seungmin Lee

Rooted in Place

Rooted in Place

This unique architectural undertaking draws inspiration from an uncommon yet beautiful natural occurrence. Similar to how a tree’s roots will grow through and eventually divide a solid stone, the symmetrical structure features a wood-clad section situated directly in the center of a larger concrete framework. Not coincidentally, the tree-inspired building serves as a forest trekking station and sits right at the top of the canopy line, giving full visibility of the woodland area.  

0 Designers: Naser Nasiri & Taher Nasiri

Skin & Bones

Skin & Bones

The Skin & Bones Chair is a semi-literal interpretation of its clever name! The design features a skeletal metal framework that forms a classic cantilevered construction. As for the “skin” – its leather seat and back are designed as both an elegant contrast to the frame, but as a comfortable cushion for the body with a slightly stretchable quality.

0 Designer: Shir Selinson

Because Tablets can't levitate

Because Tablets can’t levitate

I’m ashamed of admitting that on multiple occasions while texting in bed with my phone above me, the phone has slipped out of my grasp and hit me square in my face. Just imagine that scenario with a tablet. Hurts just thinking about it! Well, TStand is a pretty neat solution to that rather bizarre (but real, nonetheless) problem. Its acrobatic design allows it to be used in myriad of positions, pretty much leaving your hands to do other important things. Like guarding your face, maybe.

0 Designer: Surface ID

The No-boundaries Bag

The No-boundaries Bag

Designed for the active professional, the SUB (Sports Utility Bag) is a must-have gear addition to anyone on a time crunch. It’s thoughtfully designed with some compartments designated for gadgets, gizmos, and electronics and others for workout gear, shoes and toiletries. Versatile, highly durable and water resistant, it’s ideal everywhere from the outback to the urban jungle!

0 Designer: Keep Pursuing

The Must-have Hairdryer

The Must-have Hairdryer

Set to arrive at Hilton and Peninsula hotels in the near future, Column is the hippest hairdryer out there. The upright design solves the problem of poor space efficiency found with other bulky, cumbersome (and just plain ugly) hairdryers. Minimalistic and sleek, it saves space and looks great for discerning guests…. keyword: guests. Too good to be true!

0 Designer: Ahhaproject

First Ever Express Charging Flash Drive

First Ever Express Charging Flash Drive

Smartphones and tablets just can’t seem to catch up with the battery life and memory we need! That’s where the Bricwave Xpress comes in. This nifty little gadget is a high-speed charger and data backup device in one that goes anywhere you go. Toggle between 3 modes: sync/charge, data-backup only, or express charge which recharges devices in just a fraction of the time. Best of all, it’s ULTRA-portable, tangle free and easy to use. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Bricwave

Foolproof Shoe Sizing

Foolproof Shoe Sizing

Without trying them on first, buying shoes online is always a risky purchase. Ajust is a service that aims to solve this problem by allowing both retailers and buyers to match their sizes to a standard sizing format that can easily be printed. For users, simply print the sheet, step onto the template and get the precise length and width measurements of the foot before comparing with the retailer’s available sizes. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Selma Durand

The No-Brainer Boiler

The No-Brainer Boiler

If you’ve spent any time in the kitchen, chances are you’ve forgotten about your boiling water a time or two. Boil-O was designed to ensure you never let that happen again! Perfect for bachelors, novice cooks, or master multitaskers, this modern countertop appliance automatically shuts off when the desired water temperature is reached. A built-in strainer also makes separating finished items a cinch. Better yet, its electric ceramic heating element is concealed within a protective barrier to prevents accidental burns or fires.

0 Designer: Aditya Kolhatkar

A Floating Showroom

A Floating Showroom

The Sonos yacht goes beyond a typical exterior styling study of many similar concepts and explores the true efficiency and usability of such a large vessel’s space. Designed for entertaining, a never-before-seen loft deck is at the center of the craft, providing a multi-level venue for a variety of exclusive events that can be tailored to renters’ personal requirements. For the after-party, 6 suites and one star suite provide lux living for overnight guests.

0 Designer: Simon Feichtner

Bug Catching of Tomorrow

Bug Catching of Tomorrow

Millions of tiny creatures live all around you – what if you could catch them, see how they look and how they behave? PIXEING is a magical tool that catches super-tiny creatures and makes virtual collection via Bluetooth inside the iOS app. Trapped inside a “virtual cage,” you can watch them move and see how they really look. Depending on the environment, you’ll find an almost infinite assortment of new insects and microbes to learn about.

0 Designer: ShiftBrain Inc. and Uniba Inc.