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

Bike Navigation Redefined Thanks to a Hammerhead

Bike Navigation Redefined Thanks to a Hammerhead

I don’t know how I missed this because I know EVERYTHING (joke) but please direct your attention to this crowdfunded project for bicycle navigation called the Hammerhead. It’s a smart tool that guides you to the safest and most enjoyable bike routes. Get the information you need from the corner of your eye, and keep your eyes safely on the road. It simply works. Discover great routes and share them with the community. Hit the jump to see how it works!

0 Designers: Various - Dragon Innovation

Mujjo Leather Crochet Touchscreen Gloves

Mujjo Leather Crochet Touchscreen Gloves

Our favorite Dutch soft goods brand is back and at it again with a set of leather crochet touchscreen gloves. We’ve tried other touchscreen friendly gloves before but none come close to the quality of Mujjo. I mean, this is some high quality stuff – something you’d associate with fashion instead of function. This is some Versace Versace Versace sh*t! Pardon the language but I’m feeling hype because WINTER IS COMING and these gloves have arrived just in time to keep my hands warm.

0 Designer: Mujjo

Dog Accessories Designed by Nendo

Dog Accessories Designed by Nendo

Heads or Tails is by far the best looking set of doggy accessories I’ve seen. A three-piece collection, consisting of a dog bed, dishes and toys. The artificial leather bed becomes a little hut when dogs burrow inside it, and a cushion when they lie on top. The ceramic dishes are reversible, with a shallow dish for food on one side and a deeper dish for water on the other, and the silicon rubber ‘bone’ can be reshaped into a ball by tucking in the two ends.

0 Designer: Nendo for Pen Magazine

FlyKly Smart Wheels Gives Your Bike an Electric Boost

FlyKly Smart Wheels Gives Your Bike an Electric Boost

Move through busy city streets in no time and spare your energy with the help of Smart Wheel, a pedal assist that encases an ultra-thin electric motor and intelligent electronics within a robust housing, neatly fitted onto the spokes of a bicycle rim. It fits practically any bicycle frame and helps you use your bike more efficiently and comfortably, when and where you need it.

0 Designer: FlyKly, Kickstarter

Scanning At Your Finger Tips

Scanning At Your Finger Tips

The Finger Scanner is a barcode scanner that you can put on your finger and scan stuff at the grocery store. The idea is to reduce the wait time at the checkout line and get billing done more efficiently. Besides the high cool-quotient, I like the progressive nature of this design. Minimal and functional!

0 Designer: Seokmin Kang

The Joy of Biking

The Joy of Biking

Flexi-Bike poses a challenge to design thinkers and engineers, but in a very good and creative way. Sporting an informative LED display, the bike is quite whimsical in its style and approach. I am not sure how feasible this design is, but for sure it is thought provoking and bound to bring about a healthy debate. So what are you waiting for… bring it on….let me know your thoughts; yay or nay?

0 Designer: Hoon Yoon

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking?

You best know him as the man behind the red dot awards – concept design, Singapore, however I know Ken Koo as the visionary behind many design initiatives across this island country. We almost lost him to the world of finance, with his degree in accountancy; Ken began his career with numbers. But like they say … Accenture’s loss is now the design fraternity’s gain! I hope to turn my many conversations with Ken into a bustling series, and that you readers and I can pick his brains on topics related to the business of design.

0 Editorial by Ken Koo

2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

That’s all folks! The 2013 Electrolux Design Lab has officially wrapped! Over 1700 designers put their concepts to the test, and only 8 of the most talented prevailed to go on to the grand final in Stockholm, Sweden. But only ONE would emerge to snag the title, some cash, and a year’s worth of bragging rights! And… the moment you’ve all been waiting for….