Working in tandem with a user’s smartphone, Sensbloks are an array of interchangeable sensors that can collect a variety of parameters and alert the user. For example, the first is called “Atmoblok” and allows you to monitor air quality, UV index, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure data which are relayed to your phone for easy deciphering. Possibilities for other applications are endless! Smoke alarms, security systems, motion detection… you get the idea!
From the makers of the ingenious Slate Mobile AirDesk and its big brother SlatePro comes the latest in creative storage. Take it from us, these guys know organization! ! It’s called the Beats by Dre Station and, as you might’ve guessed from the name, it’s the perfect place to keep your precious cans! Crafted from a single sheet of bamboo, it pairs perfectly with your desktop and even has a place to dock your iPhone or iPod. Get it here!
Woodspot is hitting us in the right spot! It’s the latest lamp design from Alessandro Zambelli and it’s mmm mmm good! Handcrafted from solid pine, its unique shade serves as both diffuser and support. The resulting profile is both striking and whimsical, certain to be a conversation starter. In playful pastels and natural wood finish, it’s the perfect balance of modern and cozy. DO WANT!
Designer: Alessandro Zambelli for Seletti
The thing about shoes is that you want them to be light, comfortable, fashionable and durable. Look down on your feet, does your current pair offer you all of this? Thought as much! Why subject your feet to blisters and pain in the name of style, when you can easily get all of the above with Unbelievable Testing Laboratory’s THE NINJA Shoes. Innovative in design and materials, each Microfiber pair weighs less than 260 grams.
Designer: THE UT.LAB [ Preorder NOW ]
The Manual Coffee Machine is a single shot coffee maker that works with a hand-crank. Those who love to brew their personal blend and grind it fresh, this one design that you hope comes to life asap. The main reason being that you’d love to grind your beans even in the wild – think summer camps where electricity is a pain.
Designer: Xie Ling Lin
When we think of “biomimicry,” we usually expect an exotic, animal-inspired advancement… but let’s not forget the untapped resource we carry with us every day: our own amazing bodies! The Canal Headphones are a perfect example of human-biomicry that utilize a series of interlocking and twisting canals that acoustically enhance music as it makes its way to the ears. Think of them as an extension of your own hearing system!
Designer: Michael Lahood
The Kaira ice boat is a system of functional frames joined together to work like a sailboat, only it relies on wind-power only to skate along the ice. A steel stave runs the length of the boat and supports the mast and a runner-plank on which it rests at right angles to form a kite-shape for stretching the canvas. It runs on three steel skates attached at the edges. A single driver manipulates the canvas with a rope netting to increase or decrease speed between an amazing 30 and 100 mph!
Designer: Khitrova Anna
Whether it’s in our own backyard or as far as the moon, our desire to break free and explore is as human as making fire. The Tessel Anti-Gravity Pack is inspired by our most extreme explorations into outer space. The pack along with the Rover (pencil case), Lander (laptop bag), and Fuell Cell (accessories bag) allow you to put everything in its place and get out and explore uncharted territory. There’s a spot for everything an adventure might require!
Designer: Tessel Supply
Better:Re is an electric power pack that can charge digital devices using discarded batteries. We typically tend to outgrow our mobile phones in about two years and while most components are recycled, the battery is often neglected. To give them a more meaningful after-life, this charger acts as an emergency short-term solution for on the go. It’s good for cameras, tablets, phones and other portable devices.
Designer: Kiyong Shin
The world is full of lefties and righties. While righties are dominant, it’s only fair to come up with neutral design solutions that can cater to both the segments. The Both Mouse Ergonomics is an ergonomic mouse that can be used with either hand. With a simple manipulation of moving the top of the mouse from left to right, we have the perfect mouse. The front button toggles between the left- and right-handed click settings.
Designer: Young Jo
Musical Minds is a digital tutor system that aims to increase people’s motivation to learn guitar by helping users to develop their own music and then instructing on how to play it. Using a convenient sensor pad and tangible “notes,” users can create chord progressions, then transfer that song to an accompanying application which will give step-by-step directions on how to perform it with the instrument. See it in action —>
Designer: Michael Apostolides
The Moment Smartwatch, that is! While other smartwatch designs seems stuck on replicating the classic watch form, Moment is more similar to a bangle or wristband(don’t worry guys, it’s extremely gender neutral). This thinking outside the box allows for use of a flexible e-paper display with maximum efficiency, a larger message board for easy reading and, best of all, a FULL QWERTY KEYBOARD! Not to mention, a whopping 30 days of charge, biometric apps, an inductive charging system and more! It’s coming soon, so check out the vid for more!
Designer: Momentum Labs