This Hammer Will Hurt 'Em

This Hammer Will Hurt ‘Em

The Hammer in Hand concept integrates a clever window-shattering hammer, which can be used in case of an emergency situation in a train or a bus. Coming from a state where such accidents occur on a regular basis, it will be reassuring to know that safety implements like this are easily deployable by commuters. With a few tweaks here and there, I’m sure we can build this idea into something bigger and efficient.

0 Designer: Shi Qiang

The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale

The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale

Fresh roasted beans, a nice dripper and fine-tuned grinder are great, but serious coffee drinkers know that using a scale rather than measured scoops is the only way to achieve the elusive perfect cup! For ease of use and cleanliness, the Acaia scale uses responsive, waterproof, touch-sensitive buttons and a flat, silicon bottom rather than extended feet to enhance it’s minimal look. Better yet, there’s an iPhone app that will not only show the weight, but keep track of brew time and coffee recipes!

0 Designer: Aaron Fujiki Takao

Puzzle Pots

Puzzle Pots

Generic terracotta and cement planter pots do little to save space with their conical shapes, making them less than ideal for compact living spaces. The Ma-ce-ta series resolves this issue with a collection of pots in varied size and geometric shape that fit together like a puzzle. The modular series makes it possible to create an indoor garden that’s custom-taylored to spatial requirements while it’s clean, minimal, white aesthetic compliments a variety of interior styles.

0 Designer: Design Pott

Custom Nikes Installation

Custom Nikes Installation

The Nike iD Experience is about taking interactive design to the next level – an approach to a completely hands-on design process inspired by the ubiquitous alphabet letters found on refrigerators! You know, the little letters that eventually form words? With an array of handcasted polyurethane pieces that make up the Nike SB Dunk Hi, it’s up to the viewers to create their own masterpiece.

0 Designer: Anthony Hart & Nike SB

Sammy’s Got A Smartwatch Now

Sammy’s Got A Smartwatch Now

The Samsung YOUM Smartwatch concept features a flexible AMOLED screen and looks very sexy. Hosting the latest software features like Google Now, which is always listening for the ‘Ok Google’ command, is quite an added bonus. The interface seems to display Google Glass like information cards with important notifications visible readily on the home screen of the device. Kinda reminds me of the Sony concept here.

0 Designer: Ian Nott

Useful Carbon Fiber Artwork

Useful Carbon Fiber Artwork

We often associate carbon fiber with things like wild sports cars and supersonic jets, but what if this modern material was applied to an everyday object… say… like a letter opener?! In a seriously limited edition of just 15 pieces, the Purisme is one example of the high tech material’s limitless uses and technical perfection. It’s a distinct, dynamic, designer, desktop object that’s sure to let everyone know who’s boss.

0 Designer: Mario Zeppetzauer

The only clip you'll ever need!

The only clip you’ll ever need!

The Gripstar pushes the concept of versatility to an entirely new level with its minimalistic yet remarkably multifunctional design! Easily mounted on any surface, users will find it handy for everything from hanging coats to organizing cables. Reusable for a number of applications, it’s the only clip you’ll ever need! Watch it come to life from concept to construction ->

0 Designer: Constructa Labs

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 2- Gift Ideas For The Connoisseur

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 2- Gift Ideas For The Connoisseur

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 4th Dec, midnight PST

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 1- Gift Ideas For The Techie

TouchOfModern 5 Days of Giveaways: Day 1- Gift Ideas For The Techie

The number one flash sales site TouchOfModern is back again this year, with the intention of making shopping for gifts a much easier and rewarding experience for you. In this five-part series we have compiled a compelling shortlist of five ideas of what you can gift to someone you love, based on their personality. That is not all, state your choice from the list and TouchOfModern will go out of their way to get you that gift and present it to you! Details inside.

0 Contest Closes: 3rd Dec, midnight PST

Beautifully Crafted, Genuinely Useful

Beautifully Crafted, Genuinely Useful

The Access case for iPhone and iPad protects, showcases and compliments your device’s form to enhance rather than impair its functionality. A minimal leather design wraps around the exterior while suede microfiber and a single leather strap on the interior serve as a convenient utility pocket. Best of all, the case uses “micro-suction” technology to keep your phone in place, making it super easy to remove when you don’t need the case! See how it works ->

0 Designer: Nodus

Feeling Time

Feeling Time

The Time-Touching Watch is an interesting piece of technology. It’s the kind that you wear like a bracelet and because it doesn’t have a dial, it communicates the time through touch. Essentially, it’s your arm that becomes the dial, and two ‘bumps’ serve as the watch’s hands. You can tell the time by feeling the position of the two bumps.

0 Designers: Guan Xiaolei, He Zhengbiao, Huang Yao & Li Zeyuan

When Sound Met Style - Wood Earphones and Headphones by Meze

When Sound Met Style – Wood Earphones and Headphones by Meze

One of the reasons why I love what I do is reporting on stories that start from humble roots and grow on to immense fame. One such story is that of Romanian designer of Antonio Meze. The idea of designing classy earphones aside, his vision of creating a meaningful product that can be passed down to generations, has completely resonated with me. With launch of his brand’s new Meze 11 DECO Earbuds around the bend (8th December), I managed to get us a sneak peek, and of course chatted him up for some interesting bytes.

0 Designer: Antonio Meze [ Buy it Here ]

I'd never get out of bed...

I’d never get out of bed…

Hi-Can stands for High fidelity Canopy, suggesting a new and contemporary interpretation of the classic canopy bed that recreates our most intimate and protective space inside the bedroom. Inside Hi-Can users will be so immersed in the sound and imagery of everything from their favorite TV shows to video games.

0 Designer: Think Future Design