In Deep Trouble

In Deep Trouble

Deep sea diving is great fun but not without its own risks. Running out of oxygen or simply feeling distressed can be a dangerous thing to happen. The Diving Emergency Sharing Device allows divers to share their supply of oxygen with two others and even send out an SOS signal during distress or emergency situations. Quite a helpful device!

0 Designers: Tuo Zhu, Wei-Dong Ou, Ya-Zhou Lin, Li-Hua Tan, Jun-Jie Shao, Tao Zhong & Li Zhang

The Modern Miner's Lamp

The Modern Miner’s Lamp

The Andle Lamp is an fun, contemporary reinterpretation of the lantern and iconic old-timey miner’s lamp that brings elegant style with a touch of whimsy to anywhere from the man-cave to the modern office. The white ceramic exterior is contrasted with vibrant interior color options (acid green, light blue, rust, white, silver, copper, and gold leaf) that peek through 3 round openings where light is emitted indirectly. A beech wood, branch-style handle adds organic character and makes it easy to tote and possible to hang from a simplistic wall mount. Get it here!

0 Designer: Alessandro Squatrito

The Barely-There Brush Mouse

The Barely-There Brush Mouse

The innovative Brush Mouse is a clever twist on the classic smooth-top peripheral device. Unlike the continuous surface of the regular mouse, the pegged design keeps hands from getting sticky and hot. The ergonomic solution also prevents hand fatigue by distributing pressure evenly and giving the hand a mini-massage as it moves! With less material, it’s also thinner, lighter and easier to keep clean. See both prototypes in action after the jump —>

0 Designer: Jang Woo-seok

Smart Scents

Smart Scents

Mist Shine is a clever wearable creation that combines smart tech, aromatics and fashion into one! The wearable design pairs with your smartphone and can be controlled with an app to release a scent when you receive a text or call from designated individuals or just anyone. Not only wearable, users can choose from a number of refillable cartridges and scents to tailor the aromatic environment of their workspace or home as well!

0 Designer: Effisystem

A Safer Smoking Haven

A Safer Smoking Haven

We take a neutral stand on the cancer sticks, and appreciate this Air Wall Isolation Smoking Area concept. The design blurs the lines between designated smoking rooms and second-hand smoking in public places. It allows smokers to be a part of the space and yet be differentiated without compromising on any other person’s health.

0 Designers: Jia-Le Yao, Qi-Ming Li, Hui Shu & Cheng-Chen Zhang

The Mother Of Concept Designs – Party Hard with 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept

The Mother Of Concept Designs – Party Hard with 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept

Entering into its first decade, the Red Dot Awards: Design Concept has everything to be proud about. The size it’s grown to, the power it exudes, the accomplishments that the winners achieve and the impact of the win are magnanimous. Was I expecting this year to be different – possibly – however I was bracing myself for an evening where winners would sashay the red carpet, break into a victory gig and then collect their well deserved prizes.

0 Designers: Various

For Those Hurtful Moments

For Those Hurtful Moments

Here is an innovative design called the Cold Compress Band-Aid, which is effective for hemostasis. It is formed by the chemical reaction of H2O and NH4NO3; the special structural design allows you to easily break the capsules containing NH4NO3 inside the Band-Aid and with one hand alone. In essence you have a handy cold compress to take care of your bruises and nicks and cuts.

0 Designers: Yi-Fei Lee, Li-Cheng Zheng, Lu-Yao Xiong & Wen-Qi Cao

The Power Of A Fan!

The Power Of A Fan!

The Self-Generator is an amazing ceiling fan concept that can preserve the mechanical energy after the fan has been powered-off. The system uses electromagnetic induction and the remainder mechanical energy is converted into electricity and saved in the capacitor. This reserved energy can be used for next time.

0 Designers: Tab Chao & Julia Zhu

So You Need A Portable Kitchen

So You Need A Portable Kitchen

Compact living and constantly moving from one home to another can take a toll on how we pack our kitchen and port it with us. Keeping transportability and kitchen components in mind, we have here the Mobile Kitchen. The design integrates the chimney and the stove in such a way that it’s easy to assemble and take apart. As good at it gets for the moment.

0 Designers: Wen-Liang Huang, Biao Guo, Jing-Wen Huang, Lan-Lan Lin & Li-Hua Tan

The Real First Aid

The Real First Aid

The CORE Patient Recovery Vest is aimed at those workers who come first in contact with accident victims. It is designed to aid them establish triage and prevent medical shock and of course minimize casualties. Integrated sensors in the vest, measures the vitals and keep the patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature displayed so that it’s easy for the responder to monitor and administer the required aid.

0 Designer: Christopher Wright

Amazing Showers

Amazing Showers

The Calientamigos is quite a clever showering system that uses minimum input and delivers maximum output. Allow me to explain, not all can afford the luxury of a warm bath. In essence they don’t have hot running water to heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking and cleaning. To solve this problem we have here the three modular components: Bomba, a safe, portable electric water heater that heats 5 gallons of water to 110 degrees F in 15 minutes.

0 Designers: Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin and Kevin Chang

No Limits For A Swim

No Limits For A Swim

Combining a prosthetic leg and swimwear in a clever design, Della Tosin hopes to sufficiently enhance an amputee’s swimming experience. The design aims at balancing, maximizing energy return from launch off and flip-turns, and supporting the body through the latest technology. The wearable suit will assist single-leg amputees to compete with regular swimmers.

0 Designer: Della Tosin

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

Like Stars on Earth is a very cute concept for camping lights. It is made up of two components that stay together thanks to magnetic integration. The design is such that one part stays out of the tent and the other inside. The magnets make it possible for you to position the lamp suitably and move it freely. The main innovation is that outer shell of the lamp is designed to enhance the glow of the LED light, making it easy for campers to find their way.

0 Designers: Yu Yunjo and Kim Seunghyun