The Sawdust Sucker Upper

The Sawdust Sucker Upper

The average person doesn’t keep construction goggles or a shop-vac handy, so it’s likely that you know just how irritating it can be to have dust and debris flying all over the place (especially in your eyes) when you’re using a drill! This ingenious device called the Motorless Vacuum uses the drills own rotational power to move the internal fan and create suction which draws dust into the reservoir. After you’re finished drilling, just remove the peripheral and dump the sawdust!

0 Designer: Seokhui Kim

A Hiker Must-have

A Hiker Must-have

As humans, we’re naturally inclined to think “that could never happen to me,” especially when it comes to getting lost! Despite our egos, emergency situations do happen so having the right safety equipment is key. Designed specifically for hiking, the Sound of Light whistle provides novice and expert hikers with an additional level of visible and audible protection. The super bright LED and ear-shattering whistle serve as a beacon for rescuers while a built-in compass helps hikers navigate their way out of danger.

0 Designer: Chi Kuai

Win The Great Design Giveaway with InstyleModern

Win The “Great Design” Giveaway with InstyleModern

We’re giving you the chance to be creative! One winner will receive a $1,000 Great Design shopping spree to instylemodern.com, plus a copy of DK Publishing’s Great Design! 10 Runner-up winners will also receive a copy of Great Design. Hit the jump and find out how to enter!

0 Sponsors: DK Publishing & InstyleModern - Ends 09/13/2013

Versatile Tablet PC

Versatile Tablet PC

A transforming Tablet PC is the best way to describe the Apollon. The device functions as a book reader sized tablet and can morph into a large 15inch 16:9 ratio screen. To make life easy, the Apollon uses dual OS. Windows OS for wide mode, which is effective at using heavy programs and watching wide resolution medias. The Android OS for the minimized experience intended for casual use like web surfing and PDF viewing.

0 Designer: Jongha Lee

Fun With Printed Food

Fun With Printed Food

By featuring innovative ways to cook food, Masterchef has really opened our palate to unique methods of cooking. Fitting in this stream is the Atomium 3D Food Printer. It uses molecular ingredients to construct food layer by layer. The device helps children prepare their own meals in a very creative way. Basically the printer detects what you draw for it and then dishes out a 3 D printed meal using molecular ingredients.

0 Designer: Luiza Silva

If Google Goes Gamer

If Google Goes Gamer

If there’s one company that can create an entirely new console to go up against the big 3 (Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation) it’s gotta be Google. Joseph Dumary’s Nexus Orbit concept console sheds light on how exactly the device might look and behave. Aesthetically, it’s inspired by contemporary architecture, but technologically you can expect it to include integration with Google Glasses, Google Play as well as access to Google’s amazing search, maps, video, and drive features. Check out the vid for more on Orbit!

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Antler Illusion

Antler Illusion

Antlers are an iconic symbol that’ve been around since the age of the caveman & they aren’t going out of style anytime soon! Whether it’s a cardboard mount for the house or a wearable Alexander McQueen headpiece, we love a clever twist on the familiar fragment. Just like the Antler chair! From a side view, the outline of a stag’s rack is clearly visible, but from any other angle it looks like your average chair. From the woodsy cabin to the modern loft, its subtle aesthetic compliments a variety of interior styles.

0 Designer: Dongsung Jung

Lucid Meets Leather

Lucid Meets Leather

Who doesn’t love the idea of a transparent screen?! Many modern conceptual watch designs feature this interesting visual element, but few remember the age-old material that’s adorned wrists for centuries…. leather! The LIP watch applies modern transparent tech with a hand stitched leather band for a comfortable and familiar aesthetic that’s not limitingly futuristic.

0 Designer: Youssef Eskandar

321 Water Filtering Bottle Review

321 Water Filtering Bottle Review

Some months ago I was sent a 321 Water bottle with a note from one of YD’s staff – “this was in the Hunger Games movie!” And it’s true. The bottle was featured in the control room scene of said movie so I thought hey, if it’s good enough for those dystopian dictators with amazing fashion sense, then it’s good enough for me. Hit the jump for the review.

0 Designer: Gretha Oost, Buy it here

Japan's Own Giant Ferris Wheel

Japan’s Own Giant Ferris Wheel

Remember that movie Contact starring Jodie Foster as the atheistic SETI scientist who gets a second chance at climbing aboard a space craft of alien design when the first one was blown up by a crazed fundamentalist? Remember who built the second space craft? Japan! It was futuristic, hi-tech, and less hodgepodge looking than the original. I digress, even the movies know when Japan goes big, they do it better. Like building their own ferris wheel that would rival the London Eye in scale and design.

0 Designer: UNStudio

Solar Powered Laptop

Solar Powered Laptop

We see solar paneled backpacks enjoying much success, so if we push the boundaries of innovative thinking then is the solar powered laptop too much to fathom? I suppose not, the Shadow Axis Solar Powered Laptop is a keen innovation, it hopes to get the lappie charged by including a solar panel on the back cover. I am not sure about the engineering aspect about this project, but it certainly is food for thought.

0 Designer: Zheng

Micro Grill

Micro Grill

Micro is a portable microwave that doubles up as a grill as well. Hectic lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits and laziness has forced us to rethink how we use our kitchen appliances. A grill on the go is understandable, but have a portable microwave is a good innovation. At least we can have hot meals in the office while buried in work!

0 Designer: Richard Park

KickSkateBoard

KickSkateBoard

Convincing yourself to get a skateboard and kick board at the same time is kinda resource drain. So how about this cool innovative option called the 2 – n – 1 Board. A sexy merger of the two, this cool board morphs itself seamlessly from one to the others with ease. Simply kitsch!

0 Designer: Jeong Woo Park