Simple Kid Lifesaver

Simple Kid Lifesaver

Whether by accident or oversight, numbers of children die from heatstroke after being left unattended in cars. It’s an unfortunate yet completely avoidable situation, especially with help from smart-devices. This simple solution is one way of ensuring children are never forgotten. The 3-piece design detects the presence of a child with an under-seat sensor. In the event that a parent or guardian strays too far away, a signal is sent to the keychain unit where they receive both a vibrating & audible alarm reminder.

0 Designer: Jowan Baransi

Crazy About Concrete

Crazy About Concrete

The functionalities of these two different objects are pretty straightforward: one is a silverware organizer and one is a bedside table. But what really sets them apart is a unique material combination of fiber-concrete and raw wood that’s just plain beautiful! For it’s own foodie-flair, the table features one molded recess for a coffee mug and one for cutlery or napkins. Underneath, there’s even a tray-box to hide breakfast-in-bed when you’re finished!

0 Designer: Katerina Vagurina

Editor's Note - Men's Performance Clothing ISAORA, Episode 12

Editor’s Note – Men’s Performance Clothing ISAORA, Episode 12

I discovered ISAORA a few months ago and feel lame for being so late in the game. The designs are minimal, technical, and performance oriented. After a Google Hangout with the 2 founders, I got my hands on some of the items; the surfer inspired collab with Thomas Meyerhoffer called SURFORWRD and the Mac coat from the RAINWEAR collection. What an awesome blend of technical fabrication and style! I’m a huge fan and convert now. Hit it us up tomorrow for my interview with them

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12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design - Vivian Wai Kwan Cheng

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Vivian Wai Kwan Cheng

The ‘12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews’ series is back with a brand new episode, one that focuses on the importance of honesty and staying true to your beliefs. I kick-started the season with Robert Brunner, who is in the news for all the Apple reasons – yes, would have loved to see him stay with Beats – and now, I continue the thread with Vivian Wai Kwan Cheng, one of the most effervescent designers that I have met.

A Bridge Between Real and Digital Life

A Bridge Between Real and Digital Life

Mobispot’s  NFC wristbands, key fobs and cards feature a playful, “holy” design that alludes to the intangibility of digital information and provides instant synonymity with the brand’s name. With 3 wearable options, users can do everything from transport tickets, perform micro-payments, access control/campus functions, secure identification, save loyalty and membership cards and even share online social profiles and links!

0 Designer: Mobispot, Flëve & Katerina Kopytina

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 2 – BirkSun Solar Chargers

TouchOfModern 5 Weeks of Discovery: Week 2 – BirkSun Solar Chargers

The cutting-edge flash sale site TouchOfModern is back again this year to make shopping for gorgeous design and gadgets a whole lot more fun. In this five-part Monday Madness series, we have compiled a compelling list of five products that are perfect as a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone you love, with a myriad of selections for every personality type.

0 Designer: BirkSun [ Buy it Here ]

New-wave Knife Block

New-wave Knife Block

The knife block and the cutting board: a kitchen combo essential  for master chefs and novice cooks alike. So why not combine the two? This hybrid solution does just that in a simplistic, sculptural design that enables fast, efficient cutting. It makes for a professional-looking countertop display and keeps your most commonly used items handy!

0 Designer: Jowan Baransi

Buy a product... get a nap!

Buy a product… get a nap!

Designed as a promotional tool for companies, the SUKK resting cabin gives airport passengers a place to kick back before or between their flights. What’s the catch? To enter, users must have a promotional code provided by the advertiser. Once inside they’ll enjoy the creature comfort like WiFi, a secure luggage locker, lighting, electricity outlets and real-time departure information.

0 Designer: Eduardo Garcia

Sleek and Stealthy Seating

Sleek and Stealthy Seating

Transformist Design’s Walker chair is an angular, sculptural seating solution based on stealth-like geometry. Its cantilevered, faceted form alludes to speed and movement, yet its form-fitted back and seat are perfect for winding down at dinner or the waiting room. In a variety of powder-coated aluminum options and contrasting seat/back combinations, there’s a custom color option for every taste.

0 Designer: Transformist Design

Sweet Buggy For Two

Sweet Buggy For Two

The Trans Pro CX features an innovative interiors solution for the one fixed seat cabin in vehicles. As the designer explains, for the requirement of working in different countries with diverse traffic regulations (left and right sides driving), an extra ‘half seat’ for passenger or guide may be required. To seat the extra person a folding chair has been designed. The seat gets folded away when only driver is occupying the cabin.

0 Designer: Zihao Wang

The Half & Quarter Trick

The Half & Quarter Trick

For some unexplainable reason, measurements for stuff (products, clothes, tables etc.) end up being in quarter or half-inches. They seldom are rounded off to the nearest whole number, which is why accuracy in measuring is of prime importance. The Half & Quarter tape highlights the 1/2 and 1/4 measurements via an intuitive LED strip in the tape interface. It just makes life easy for fashion designers, professional carpenters, product designers, engineers and architects.

0 Designer: Hoe Yeong Jung

Emergency Moto

Emergency Moto

While highly effective, the vast majority of emergency vehicles like firetrucks and ambulances are so large that they’re limited in the places they can go. For these hard to reach areas, there’s the Angell Unit. Meant to be supplemental to the arsenal of emergency vehicles, it’s loaded with a variety of firefighting and medical tools to provide fast reconnaissance and preliminary support, especially in isolated areas. As an added bonus, it looks badass!

0 Designer: Marty Laurita

A Wino's Wet Dream!

A Wino’s Wet Dream!

Introducing, Vinaera – the world’s first electronic wine and spirit aerator! You need only insert the aerator into the bottle, press the top button and voila! It will dispense fully aerated red wine. In seconds you can enjoy the complex aromas, full flavors and rich textures with a smooth, less acid finish in 30-40 minutes faster than a glass decanter. For spirits, the oxidation through large surface exposure to bubbles releases fused alchohols, making them less spicy and bitter. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Mercuries Asia Ltd.