Retractable Earphones

Retractable Earphones

Ice or Integrated Case Earphone is a retractable set of earphones that are built into the phone case. You simple tug at the earphones to extend the cord and then give them a slight pull, to retract. Essentially the design takes care of your wires and tangles mess; eliminating the need to wind them up or storing them separately. Love the idea, now only if someone will make it!

0 Designer: Yuljae Lee

Sensational Audio

Sensational Audio

One piece of raw alder hardwood and one seamless piece of stainless steel… Introducing, the Timbre speaker- a minimal take on the desktop audio that enhances rather than takes away from the aesthetic of your desk. Not only beautiful, it also turns your space into an enveloping soundstage thanks to its internal acoustic technology where sound emanates from the entire front face of the speaker. All that and it’s also sustainably produced with certified materials from local wood routing and metal cutting enterprises!

0 Designer: Running Farm Labs

Set it and forget it!

Set it and forget it!

Orb is a universal replacement stove knob that aims to make kitchens smarter. To tackle the problem of users forgetting about their stove being on, the design uses a series of “whistles” to periodically remind the user to check on the items being cooked. In the event that the user has become distracted and forgotten, the device will automatically rotate to the off position at the end of the cycle. Attachable to any stove, old or new, it transforms a basic appliance into a smart one!

0 Designers: Various

What A Dumbbell!

What A Dumbbell!

Banking on gyroscope and centrifugal force to add weight to its being, the Power Dumbbell is a unique option in weight training tech. Essentially, you don’t end up buying an array of weights for training but use only one set that can modify its intensity by gyro tech. Pretty impressive!

0 Designer: Seunghun Shin

PlanTree - The Plant Tree

PlanTree – The Plant Tree

The award winning PlanTree is exactly as it sounds- a tree of plants! This hydroponic plant cultivator system was designed for compact urban spaces where full-fledged gardens aren’t possible. The vertical system allows nutrients and water to circulate through each plant-containing pod as they trickle down. Users can have fresh, organic veggies no matter where they live.

0 Designer: Nur Yıldırım

Hands Free And Foot Fancy!

Hands Free And Foot Fancy!

Refrigerator doors are meant to have this magnetic auto lock mechanism that keeps them sealed. This is mainly to keep the cooling system efficient and preventing the loss of cold air. The problem with this function is that sometimes opening the doors, especially when your hands are full, can pose to be a problem. As a solution to this, designer Jung Jun Park brings in the option of opening the fridge door with your foot. Handy Fridge – Sounds crazy? Nah, just innovative!

0 Designer: Jung Jun Park

Hand Stitched Lighting

Hand Stitched Lighting

Until cordless electricity is perfected, we’re going to love designs like the Stitched lamp that put clever use to the otherwise cumbersome cord! The wall-mounted design is made of a simple walnut board and fabric covered electric cord that is “hand-stitched” through the veneer in the shape of a stereotypical shade. In vivid blue against dark wood, the cord stands out as a decorative accent whether the light is on or off.

0 Designer: Hyeonil Jeong

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

Love ‘em or hate ‘em the iPhone 5S and 5C are here to stay! Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll see the aesthetic and functional compliment these Bluetooth headsets by David Stockton make to the latest Apple iPhones. Applying the same minimal design values and like color scheme, there’s a headset for every iPhone option. Personally, I like them even more than the phones!

0 Designer: David Stockton

Picture Perfect And Framed!

Picture Perfect And Framed!

Framera is a camera concept that beams out a laser frame, letting people know if they are within the picture shot or not. It also acts a deterrent for onlookers to stay away from the field range, lest they photo bomb the pic. A nice add-on to the regular tech! What do you think?

0 Designer: Jun Young Park

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

As hydrogen is aggressively explored as a fuel for passenger vehicles, the need to create customer acceptance is equally as important as maximizing fuel cell performance. The Renault Moister concept vehicle focuses on both aspects with its unique form that takes inspiration from the very element that powers it! Water’s fluid quality is reflected in its hull, giving it natural aerodynamics and appeal.

0 Designer: Yang Min-seok

Don’t Steal This Bag!

Don’t Steal This Bag!

If life could be so simple as this anti-bag theft solution! The Easy Lock makes it so easy (no pun intended) for you to take a nap at the airport, while waiting for your next flight to be announced. During a recent travel, I had about six hours to kill at the airport and was desperate to catch some winks, but simply couldn’t take one for the fear of losing my carry-on bag. Easy Lock would have made it so convenient!

0 Designer: Jae Jin Lee

Foxy Reflection

Foxy Reflection

The latest from Yashesh Virkar’s flora and fauna-influened product line, the Fox mirror is a twist on the classic oval wall-mount design that features a remarkable mosaic of a fox head. At first glance it looks like one unlucky, broken mirror- but a closer look reveals an abstraction complete with familiar-looking pointed ears and sloped eyes.

0 Designer: Yashesh Virkar

A Tribute to Tesla

A Tribute to Tesla

An homage to Nikola Tesla, the L1 Lamp takes inspiration from the electromagnetic coils he invented. Within the circular disc is a grid of LED lights reflected in different directions. The reflected light is transferred evenly to both sides, creating a diffused glow that will illuminate large rooms without occupying much physical space itself.

0 Designer: ODESD2