The Same, But Different

The Same, But Different

Metropolis is a project designed to express two opposing bedside tables- one representing day and the other night. The overall shape of the tables are the same, but the details and colors are in complete contrast. Day is portrayed as more calm, friendly and inviting… while the night has more of a extroverted, polarizing, even sinister character.

0 Designer: Brian Khouw

Mosquito Bytes

Mosquito Bytes

The Portable Insect Repellent is designed as a sleek charm that can be attached onto your backpack and remain unobtrusive. It quietly diffuses the repellent and keeps your environment insect-free. I love the idea of keeping this simple-designed and portable; making sure you can carry it everywhere without feeling odd.

0 Designers: Wang He Zhu & Wen Xuan

Fire Bombs

Fire Bombs

Love this clever design for a Fire Extinguisher! It has several water bombs – or balls if you’d like to call them that, which can be used instantly for small fires. It’s definitely a radical redesign that I’m seeing for the first time. Several tweaks to it and you can have a brand new take on how to put out fires!

0 Designers: Zhang Zhicheng, Bu Jia, Bao Haimo & Xu Kun

A Cabbie-less Cab

A Cabbie-less Cab

Self-driving cars are now a reality with companies like Google finding success in their driverless programs. We often associate the idea with how it affects us and our personal vehicles, but the question remains as to what it means for public transportation. The BOT concept is one glimpse into how autonomous mass transit of the future might look… and it’s freakin’ adorable! Check out the vid to see why it took home 1st place in the 2014 Michelin Design Challenge!

0 Designer: Chris Luchowiec

Removing the Hassle from Smart Energy

Removing the Hassle from Smart Energy

The Parce One is a smart home device that measures and controls the energy usage of your electronic devices to save you money by reducing your energy consumption. Wirelessly connecting with the Parce cloud, the Parce One intelligently learns how you use energy, producing visual reports to enable you to clearly see where you can be saving. Set it up to manage things automatically or take control at any time through easy to use web and mobile apps!

0 Designers: Various

Conference Calling In Style

Conference Calling In Style

Office phones are probably the drabbest ones designed in the industry. So the Callmate (specializes in conference calling) comes as a breath of fresh air with its cool smartphone-esque physique and transparent touchscreen applications. Taking advantage of LCD batteries, Bluetooth and the ergonomics of a curved body, this office phone is sleek and sexy! What do you think?

0 Designer: Park Sang-nam

Quick Set Table

Quick Set Table

Hate setting the table? Try the Element table with its integrated storage of preset place-settings! The clever cubbies facilitate faster and easier dinner preparation. At the same time, the table also encourages cell phone free mealtimes by providing cushioned cell phone storage drawers for diners to store their devices and focus on face-to-face communication.

0 Designer: Zach Schlossberg

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

I have yet to come across a person who has not been impacted by the power of music. It can take you up and make you reach for the stars! The Auris skye is WiFi music receiver for your music dock designed to soundtrack your life. It plays your favorite tunes from your iPhone Android, Windows Phone or iTunes via AirPlay and DLNA. Love the sound of it!

0 Designer: Auris [ Buy it Here ]

Professional Storage Doesn't Have to be Impersonal

Professional Storage Doesn’t Have to be Impersonal

The Mia Ped is a container that goes beyond the traditional concept of office drawer systems, combining multiple functions in a single object! It’s truly a personal container, totally configurable by the user. What’s more is that it doubles as a stool for quick meetings at your desk. Take a peek inside —>

0 Designer: Dieffebi

eHydration

eHydration

If you’re like me and 2/3rds of people who don’t drink enough water, then you’ll appreciate the E-WAT too! A touch sensor built directly into the skin of the thermos detects the user’s hydration and alerts them when they need to drink! Similar to a fitness band, users can set and achieve goals and monitor their progress over time. Genius!

0 Designer: WenHua Zhang

Light By Choice

Light By Choice

The Handy Beam is a portable projector for outdoor activities and can be used as a light as well. It’s meant for those camping trips where moves are a must and you want to be sensible about the kinda stuff you carry along. This easy-to-carry portable projector can turn a campsite into a small family movie theatre in nature. The screen size and volume can be adjusted by rotating the dial. Handy Beam can also be used as a lamp.

0 Designers: Yeom Ilsoo, Choi Eunji & Lee Nari

 Iron With Sting

Iron With Sting

The Iron Men is a design inspired by the stingray and a stealth jet fighter; it is a simple and fashionable iron for men. The sweet deal is that the central part of the iron is transparent and it allows you to see where you’re ironing. It makes sure you don’t damage any part of your outfit. Awesome!

0 Designer: Xiaoneng Jin

The Macgyver of Keychains!

The Macgyver of Keychains!

The O-Key is a clever key organizer that eliminates many of the tiny nuisances of regular keychains. It keeps keys in check so you don’t have to guess if you’ve got the right one, noise free so no more dingle dangle, and even has some Swiss Army knife extras like a bottle opener, knife, and screwdriver. If you didn’t mind your keychain before… you will now! Watch the vid to fall in love!

0 Designer: Landa Ibrahim